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Buffalo's passage to the Green Code is forcing some changes in city planning, possibly ending a series of the city's Urban Renewal plans.


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City Hall is pushing back against the spillover from the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus into the adjacent Fruit Belt.


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More than 1,000 new parking spaces will be opening up soon on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus. The city and the campus have agreed to replace an existing ramp near Buffalo General Hospital with a much larger facility.

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Where convicted sex offenders live in Buffalo is becoming an issue.


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Council President Darius Pridgen is promising a crackdown on bouncers at Buffalo bars.


Demone Smith resigns from Common Council

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Demone Smith has resigned as the Buffalo Common Council's Masten District representative to take another city job.

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With only days or hours left in the State Legislature session, Buffalo is pushing for special legislation to allow parking permit zones.

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While state officials work through the time table for the legalization of medical marijuana, Buffalo Common Council members are reviewing local laws on the issue.


An attorney representing the out-of-town owners of the federally-subsidized Towne Gardens apartment complex in Buffalo suggested five housing complaints against the owners have been or are being addressed. More than 90 additional violations, however, are pending.

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Fruit Belt residents say they want to stay where they are living and not be pushed out by the expanding Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus (BNMC).

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Council President Darius Pridgen is likely to visit Baltimore to get a personal look at what's happening and what lessons might be brought back here.

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After years of effort, the long fight over conditions at the Towne Gardens housing complex in Buffalo is in court.

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Buffalo's Common Council is going electronic, replacing vast piles of paper.

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Buffalo Common Council President Darius Pridgen is outraged by the snow and ice conditions around the Towne Gardens apartments on Clinton Street.  WBFO'S Eileen Buckley says the U.S. Post Office notified the lawmaker that there will be no mail delivery due to unsafe conditions.

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The City of Buffalo's newest food truck will hit the road in the coming weeks, but you won't be able to buy food from it. 

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Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown announced the newest appointee to the City Court on Friday. WBFO’s Avery Schneider was at City Hall, and brings us this report…

There is growing pressure on officers as officials focus on recent reports of police improprieties. More discussion is expected Tuesday night in a gathering at Mount Olive Baptist Church.

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Buffalo Common Council members say they want to be ready if there is a push to build a new city stadium for the Buffalo Bills.

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Shops selling electronic cigarettes will soon need a permit to operate in the city of Buffalo.

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A battle is brewing over reward money connected to the arrest of the shooter in the 2010 City Grill massacre.

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The leader of the Buffalo Common Council is weighing in on the education crisis in the city. In this Focus on Education report, WBFO's Eileen Buckley talked with the Council president and True Bethel pastor Rev. Darius Pridgen.  Pridgen, who once served as a member of the Buffalo Board of Education, offers his thoughts on the city district.

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A Buffalo lawmaker is calling on the Board of Education to adopt a policy to hold mandatory assemblies. In our Focus on Education report, WBFO's Eileen Buckley says the assemblies would be designed to engage parents.

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After several high-profile incidents, including a Buffalo Police officer caught on camera beating a handcuffed man, the Common Council has reinstated its Police Oversight Committee.

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Buffalo is looking for a new weapon against some of the city's bad property owners and landlords. The Common Council is asking for a change in the tax lien law for city properties.

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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.

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Buffalo City Hall is looking for some help from Albany to deal with the persisting problem of slumlords.

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Buffalo Common Council members approved mandatory sexual harassment training for themselves and their staffs and mandatory training for new council members.

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By a unanimous vote, Rev. Darius Pridgen has been elected president of the Buffalo Common Council.

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The year's end brings an anticipated new look for 2014. Among the rumored moves are possible new directions for Mayor Byron Brown and Congressman Brian Higgins.

Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown says he is skeptical of a proposal that the city step in with funding to keep the Market Arcade Film and Arts Center open. 

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