Darius Pridgen

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Imagine keeping track of thousands of questions and requests for action to city agencies and city-affiliated agencies. It is routine for Buffalo's Common Council, but it now is setting up a new system to keep track of those queries.

Buffalo Common Council President Darius Pridgen took to Facebook to call out the Buffalo Bills for taking their newest players on a tour of the region that featured only traditional tourist attractions, like Canalside and Niagara Falls.

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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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Somewhere locally are two young men who need to meet with Buffalo Common Council President and True Bethel Baptist Church Bishop Darius Pridgen.

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While there are major housing development projects going on in downtown Buffalo and along the city's Elmwood Strip, churches like True Bethel are developing their own neighborhoods.

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For the first time in his tenure as Mayor of the City of Buffalo, Byron Brown issued executive orders. Brown used the orders to highlight phase two of his Opportunity Agenda, which aims to promote diversity in Buffalo’s government and hiring practices.

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For the first time in more than 60 years, the City of Buffalo has updated zoning laws on its books. The new Green Code was been signed into law by Mayor Byron Brown on Tuesday.

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Development in Buffalo is about to have new rules, ranging from how many parking spaces are required for apartments to how tall buildings can be. The changes follow Tuesday's approval of the city's new Green Code by the Common Council.


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A downtown parking lot is being turned into a sizeable mixed-use complex that will include 200 housing units and a Tops market.

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While it has been talked about for some time, city officials are now pushing hard for some mandatory affordable housing in new developments in the city.


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An outcry from Buffalo city residents has been heard by local politicians and lawmakers in Albany.

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Buffalo Common Councilmembers drive thousands of miles a year for the job and are now looking for some cash to pay car costs.

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People did something very different in Niagara Square Tuesday night—they put away their cell phones and talked to each other. The idea was to work on solving problems through conversations after a recent spate of national violence.


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New security measures, including metal detectors, are going into effect this week at Buffalo's City Hall. 


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City, state and community leaders gathered in Buffalo’s Fruit Belt neighborhood on Friday to announce an agreement aimed at protecting residents of the Fruit Belt neighborhood from infringement on parking spaces by employees of the constantly growing Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus.

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Fruit Belt residents and unions representing workers at the adjacent Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus still can't come to an agreement on solving the parking problem.


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Buffalo Common Council members aren't happy about plans for a major expansion of the drug treatment program in Hispanics United on Virginia Street.

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Parking problems continue in the city's Fruit Belt as workers from the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus continue the hunt for free parking.


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A week after Buffalo's Comptroller voiced concerns about the BMHA's outstanding debt the Common Council signed off on another loan for the Housing Authority.


Now that the fight over the Canterbury Woods senior housing on Gates Circle appears to be resolved, the possibility of other fights revolve around other buildings on the former Millard Fillmore Hospital land.


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Albany will be funding construction projects at Coca Cola Field and for Johnnie B. Wiley on the site of the old War Memorial Stadium in the city of Buffalo.


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The design may have changed again but the opposition hasn't and that's creating problems for the planned Canterbury Woods project at Gates Circle.


A private deal between the Seneca Nation and Ellicott Development has cleared the way for sale of two city streets and a city agency building while maintaining access to a Seneca casino building.


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With the presidential campaign heavy on attacks on Muslims and immigrants, local residents rallied in Niagara Square yesterday to defend immigrants and reject those attacks.


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For the first time in about 30 years, vehicles are driving in the 500 block of Main Street in Buffalo. Mayor Byron Brown says it took many partners working together to get to this day.

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The long process to start building on the old Millard Fillmore Hospital site on Gates Circle heated up at Monday's Planning Board meeting. Many voiced their opposition to the proposed Canterbury Woods senior complex.


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Public and elected officials were among those celebrating the success of a senior housing complex on Buffalo's East Side Friday, a building that will soon reach 100% capacity.

Another project spinning off from the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus is working its way through the development process.


Fire erupts at Gigi's Restaurant

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A popular soul food restaurant on Buffalo's eastside is forced to temporarily close its doors. Early Saturday morning firefighters responded to what started as a kitchen fire at Gigi's restaurant near the corner of Jefferson and Ferry street.

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Members of the Council's Legislation Committee were told Tuesday of the problems of thinly-staffed hospitals and what it means for patients. The session was part of a push for Albany to mandate staffing levels in hospitals and nursing homes.


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