In his State of the County address Wednesday night, Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz is calling for an 'War on Poverty', saying something needs to be done to deal with the issue that is effecting children in school to seniors who are fiscally on the edge. The county executive delivered his address from the Buffalo and Erie County Central Library in downtown Buffalo.
Buffalo Common Council President Darius Pridgen said as a new appointee to the Niagara River Greenway Commission he will push for use of education to tell all residents of the value and opportunities of the local waterfront.
A firestorm of controversy has surrounded the implementation of the Common Core learning standards in New York State. While many of the concerns have centered on students and teachers, little has been heard about the impact on student teachers.
Considering the Buffalo Public School District has struggled with graduation rates hovering near 50 percent, the school board is aiming high as it seeks additional state funding to help dramatically improve those rates.
In New York State, one of the most discussed and most controversial section of labor law is called the Scaffold Law. This week on You & The Law, WBFO's Mike Desmond speaks with attorney David Adams to explore the meaning of the law.
A 15-year-old Niagara Falls High School student was arrested on a felony charge Wednesday for making bomb threat phone calls to his high school and Niagara-Wheatfield High School, which led to evacuations and lockdowns.
Big changes may be on the way as City Hall tries to better connect the Fruit Belt, the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus and Allentown. The subject was the topic of discussion at a Wednesday night meeting.
As the cold winter drags on in Buffalo, a toll is taken on the area's homeless and those who try to provide relief to the growing numbers. With Tuesday night expected to be among the coldest of the season, the sleeping room was packed in St. Luke's Mission of Mercy on the city's East Side.
When you have had a bad car accident, there are a lot of legal issues to consider. On this week's edition of You & The Law, attorney Chris O'Brien talks about how to hire a lawyer to deal with a personal injury accident.