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The Buffalo Catholic Diocese has surpassed its goal of $100 million for its "Upon This Rock" capital and endowment campaign.

Stieglitz Synder Architecture

Buffalo's Planning Board gave the go-ahead Monday to building 166 units of affordable housing to replace the city's Shoreline Apartments on Niagara Street.

An Alden woman has pleaded guilty to third degree welfare fraud in State Supreme Court. She is one of three women -  all childhood acquaintances - who were charged with fraudulently receiving more than $107,000 in welfare benefits while earning more than a half-million dollars income as aides for an elderly West Seneca woman.

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Buffalo Public Schools are buying more and more computers for students, as the district works on a $56 million technology plan to get one laptop or tablet to every student and install WiFi antennas on the growing network of community schools to serve the surrounding communities.

The Erie County District Attorney's Office says Alexandria Heath, 17, and Romaine Jirdon, 19 - both of Buffalo - have been arraigned in Buffalo City Court on a charge of murder in the second degree.

The Buffalo Preservation Board Thursday rejected a $7 million plan to turn the landmark Episcopal Church of the Ascension into a 28-unit affordable housing development for seniors.

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Buffalo Public Schools are running out of time to define a future for BUILD Academy, whose weak academic performance is impairing its prospects.

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The Buffalo Common Council is tightening security in its Council Chambers, in response to active shooter incidents across the country.

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Buffalo Public Schools are grappling with an attendance problem. Every student misses an average of 11 days of class last year and the district is trying to find out why and what can be done about it.

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The thousands of vacant lots on Buffalo's East Side are slowly starting to fill up, with large developments geared to the neighborhoods and the needs.

Local activist Chito Olivencia is off to Puerto Rico Thursday, to bring more supplies and see what more local supporters can do to help an island hammered by two hurricanes.

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Reconstruction of the Scajaquada Expressway is slated to start this summer, but that has not settled neighborhood views on the New York State Department of Transportation's plan. A crowded public meeting Wednesday night was generally opposed to the plan.

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Buffalo Public Schools Superintendent Kriner Cash told the School Board Wednesday night that BUILD Academy is not the worst school in the state, no matter what test scores show. However, the school is in rough shape and its future is uncertain.

Albright-Knox Art Gallery

A Buffalo man has been sentenced for stealing historical documents from the Buffalo History Museum.

Erie County District Attorney's Office

Authorities say they have solved the gruesome fatal stabbing of a woman 12 years ago with the arrest of the victim's daughter.

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Although Buffalo's City Hall has implemented a number of additional security measures recently, Common Council President Darius Pridgen says his colleagues do not currently hold active shooter drills. He wants to change that.

Architectural Resources

The fight over converting historic Ascension Church at Linwood Avenue and North Street into senior housing turned into something of a confrontation between Buffalo's Preservation Board and its Planning Board during Monday's Planning Board meeting.

Tommaso Briatico Architects

One of Buffalo's most noted row of buildings is getting some rehab. On Thursday Buffalo's Preservation Board approved work on what was Manny's Supper Club at Delaware and Virginia, first in Allentown's MidWay.

Diocese of Buffalo

The Buffalo Catholic Diocese has sold its former St. Columban Center for $1.4 million.

Better Business Bureau

Authorities are warning Western New Yorkers about a Lancaster man who has been falsely selling cars.

Buffalo Public Schools

The State Education Department says more than 95 percent of schools in receivership made "demonstrable improvement" in the 2016-17 school year. However, BUILD Academy in Buffalo is one of two New York schools in receivership that did not improve enough and will now be placed under an Independent Receiver.

Lynne and Greg Houston met 25 years ago, when Greg placed an order over the phone for some lunch. Lynne was working at a restaurant in Buffalo, N.Y. Greg was working across the street — as a mortician at a funeral home.

"The door was unlocked, so I came in with meatballs marinara, and you were doing some kind of autopsy or something. And I remember I just stood there staring at you in your white gown with blood all over it," says Lynne, 55.

Greg didn't think anything of it. But Lynne sure did.

Rocco Termini

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation is clearing the way for another old and dirty building being turned into modern commercial space in a North Buffalo area so filled with projects of one developer it could be called Termini Town.

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It was a day of mourning, of camaraderie among police and other first responders, a day of support from the Patriot Guard lining the approach road, a day of public outpouring of support and even squads of therapy dogs to help people get through the first day of the wake for Officer Craig Lehner at a Hamburg funeral home.

Buffalo Police Department

Calling hours begin Monday for Officer Craig Lehner at Lakeside Memorial Funeral Home in Hamburg.

Buffalo Bills

Rookie cornerback Tre'Davious White forced and recovered a fumble to set up Stephen Hauschka's 30-yard field goal with 14 seconds remaining and the Buffalo Bills beat the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 30-27 Sunday.

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Buffalo's waterfront LaSalle Park was lit in blue Thursday night, as citizens held a vigil for city Police Officer Craig Lehner.

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Buffalo officially has a state park, with Wednesday's ribbon cutting for Buffalo Harbor State Park, a multi-million-dollar rebuilding of the decrepit relics of the city's industrial past into a major recreation area.

U.S. Navy

It has been a long time coming and the tentative date has moved a few times, but we now have confirmation that the new U.S.S. Little Rock will be commissioned alongside its namesake at the Buffalo & Erie County Naval & Military Park on December 16.

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The Buffalo Public School system is constantly negotiating union contracts with some organization, with the recent contract with the Buffalo Teachers Federation establishing a framework. Wednesday night, the School Board heard protests from the substitutes union and a separate dispute over the parent facilitators, a relatively new position in the school system.

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