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WBFO's Mike Desmond

The old statement in political campaigns is, 'Let's look at the record.' At Thursday night's Buffalo mayoral debate, Incumbent Mayor Byron Brown liked his record and challengers Mark Schroeder and Betty Jean Grant did not.

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With the Democratic primary for Buffalo mayor only four weeks away, incumbent Byron Brown has a substantial lead over competitors City Comptroller Mark Schroeder and Erie County Legislator Betty Jean Grant.

Mayoral debate to be held at WNED|WBFO

Aug 2, 2017
Christopher Hyzy

WNED|WBFO will host a debate involving three Democratic candidates for Buffalo mayor on Sept. 6.

The long-troubled Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority has a new majority on its board, with four new members appointed by Mayor Byron Brown and immediately confirmed by the Common Council. The question now is: What next? There are a lot of views about what to do with the authority that provides housing to thousands of city residents well down the economic ladder.

Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown is reacting to the violence that took a man's life Saturday afternoon.

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One of Buffalo's many historic sites has been renovated.

WBFO's Mike Desmond

Four mayoral candidates had at least one thing in common Thursday night: attacking Mayor Byron Brown. They gathered in a mayoral forum at Buffalo's Central Library.

Thousands of older homes in the city of Buffalo are considered to be at-risk for lead paint hazards. It's a problem that health officials consider to be a crisis. But according to Dan Telvock of Investigative Post, city efforts to combat the problem are not making much progress. He outlines the issue on WBFO's Press Pass.


Dan Telvock

Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown’s plan to combat lead poisoning is off to a slow start. As Investigative Post environmental reporter Dan Telvock found, the pace of execution for the mayor’s plan is slower than many residents expect.


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Alarm bells are sounding over an audit showing civilian dispatchers in the Buffalo Fire Department racked up thousands of dollars in overtime.


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Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown says it will be at least a month before a formal search process starts to replace Fire Commissioner Garnell Whitfield, who retired last week citing family obligations and health issues.

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It could be a few weeks before State Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia issues her decision on Carl Paladino.  The hearing to remove Paladino ended yesterday in Albany. Elia will render a written ruling, but hasn't indicated when it will be ready.  WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley has reaction to the hearing from a Buffalo school parent and the Mayor.

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Three small businesses will spend the summer selling their wares from a downtown Buffalo storefront, rent-free, with the city's hope they'll eventually open a permanent shop along Main Street. The Queen City Pop-Up is underway with its sixth edition of an initiative that leaders say is resulting in new businesses opening downtown.


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Mayor Byron Brown has reacted to an FBI probe of a local political group that -- in Brown's words -- "is near and dear to me."

The mayor told reporters Friday that he knows nothing about Thursday's raid at Grassroots. State and federal agents served search warrants at three  local addresses tied to Grassroots and one of its founders, Maurice Garner.

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Buffalo City Hall is getting a new look. Crews with the Department of Public Works are in the process of installing 160 bollards around the building's perimeter to enhance security.

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Mayoral candidate Mark Schroeder has unveiled the second point of what he's calling his "Compass Plan for Buffalo." It focuses on employee excellence.

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The historic Trico plant on the edge of the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus has a new owner, with the Krog Group already starting to clean up and renovate the seven buildings that make up the complex.

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More than 90 years after its construction, a historic building in the heart of Buffalo’s East Side is getting new life and restored purpose. The 1926 casino building in Martin Luther King Jr. Park is nearly through the third and final phase of a $2.6 million renovation.


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The City of Buffalo is preparing to continue with the build out of Canalside. The process is expected to start moving forward in May. 


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As the U.K. continues to react to the bombing of an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester last night, major cities around the world are considering their own safety. There are a number of plans in the works between City of Buffalo police and their partners in law enforcement to enhance security at one of the city’s most popular destinations – Canalside.

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Demolition crews have started site preparation work on the Northland Corridor Project, on Buffalo's East Side.

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Buffalo Common Councilmembers made minimal changes, as they approved Mayor Byron Brown's half-billion-dollar city budget proposal Tuesday, which holds the line on taxes.

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The reconstruction of the long-vacant Buffalo Public School 77 is underway.

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The Buffalo & Erie County Naval & Military Park has unveiled a new display honoring former Buffalo Bills owner Ralph Wilson Jr.


WBFO's Chris Caya

A popular North Buffalo restaurant is marking a milestone. It was 40 years ago that Kostas Family Restaurant opened on Hertel Avenue. On Wednesday, the City of Buffalo proclaimed "Kostas Day."


WBFO's Mike Desmond

A Buffalo Police officer is in “fair” condition and good spirits after he was shot in the head on Sunday evening in the Black Rock-Riverside neighborhood.

Michael Mroziak, WBFO

Members of the Buffalo Common Council are perusing through the nearly $500 million budget unveiled Monday by Mayor Byron Brown. On Thursday, they'll hear from city department heads and have also invited the public to speak.


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Calling it "on time and balanced" for the 12th straight year, Buffalo mayor Byron Brown has released his spending plan for the city's next fiscal year. It holds the lines on taxes but uses $12 million from the city's reserves.


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A vote is scheduled Thursday by the members of the Buffalo Train Station Selection Committee. But one of the members is faulting the process.


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Several partners, including employers, and state and local government, are teaming up to host "Buffalo Works" - a week of job fairs across the city.

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