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New York State Republicans have endorsed Buffalo native Keith Wofford for the position of Attorney General.

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Buffalo's Fruit Belt has its master plan ready to deal with the avalanche effect of the burgeoning Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus next door, masses of vacant lots available for development and the desire of most residents to stay in the neighborhood.

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There probably has never been a Common Council Legislation Committee meeting like the one Tuesday. A paper work problem turned into an all-out verbal battle over creating a Broadway-Fillmore Historic District.

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It was another glorious ethnic party in Buffalo Monday, as Dyngus Day and its parade rolled through historic Polonia. The East Side party continued well into the night, with lots of Polish beer, red and white, pussy willows and water pistols.

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An East Side Buffalo landmark will be starting up again this summer, nearly three years after a massive fire.

Buffalo Preservation Board

For centuries, religious buildings have been centers of neighborhoods and landmarks in those neighborhoods, providing services beyond prayer. That shows in plans before the Buffalo Preservation Board Thursday.

Erie County Medical Center

The weather was a little cold and windy Sunday on Grider Street, but the mood was warm and happy as Erie County Medical Center celebrated its first 100 years.


A Niagara Falls man has pleaded guilty in the robbery and beating death of an East Side Buffalo restaurant owner.

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The one-time Wildroot complex on Bailey Avenue in Buffalo is getting closer to being an official city landmark. The plan was approved Tuesday in the Common Council's Legislation Committee and sent to the full Council.

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Two more hurdles are out of the way for a major adaptive reuse housing project on Buffalo's East Side.

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The City of Buffalo owns seven of the eight Buffalo and Erie County Library System branches in the city. A new master lease between the city and Library System will allow branches to seek grants to pay for major rehabs.

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Broadway-Fillmore area residents had another chance Tuesday night to find out why - or why not - it makes sense to create a historic district in Buffalo's old Polonia.

by ANGELICA A. MORRISON

First in a series on environmental justice issues.

The scent of exhaust fumes fill the air on a mid-January afternoon. Cars, trucks and buses zip back and forth from downtown Buffalo on the Kensington Expressway, also known as the Martin Luther King Jr. Expressway.

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Buffalo’s West Side is going through a change. With a surge of development taking place along the Niagara Street strip and the influx of higher-income residents, some longtime West Siders have been forced to find other places to live.

This report was written and produced by Khalid Terrell.

A member of a violent Buffalo street gang has been sentenced to consecutive life sentences in prison for fatally shooting a man nicknamed "Shooter'' five years ago.

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It may have been colder inside Buffalo Central Terminal Monday than it was outside the towering landmark of the Broadway-Fillmore neighborhood. That cold was the focus of a news conference by two state legislators calling on Albany to put $5 million from the $400 million Buffalo Billion II into the complex.

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Basic life skills that many take for granted can often be challenging for people with developmental disabilities.

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Plans for a major affordable housing project are going ahead after approval by the Buffalo Planning Board Monday. However, developers are watching Washington closely, where the new tax bill might cripple the financing.

Buffalo Police are investigating a kidnapping that occurred Wednesday night on the city's East Side. 

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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.

Buffalo Police are investigating a report of a stranger-danger incident that occurred Wednesday morning on the city's East Side.

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As a pair of civil rights organizations prepare to sue the city of Buffalo for information on police checkpoints, Mayor Byron Brown says he "feels very comfortable" with police actions.

WBFO's Mike Desmond

The fight over Buffalo Police street checkpoints is continuing in the courts, with an alliance of interest groups seeking a court order for release of what data exists since 2013.

Albright-Knox Art Gallery

Buffalo is marking the completion of its latest public art project, a mural depicting 28 civil rights leaders.

Western New York Veterans Housing Coalition

A century-old apartment building on West Utica will be getting an $11 million rehabilitation, updating the building's mechanical technology and making more units ready for the changing veteran population.

Mt. Aaron Missionary Baptist Church

Another housing development is coming to Buffalo's East Side, in an area with plenty of vacant land and a lot of decrepit housing units.

WBFO's Mike Desmond

A group of local organizations and individuals led by the local chapter of Black Lives Matter is suing the Buffalo Police Department in federal court, charging racial discrimination. The lawsuit is based upon two years of research by law students from the University at Buffalo and Cornell University showing statistical disparities in racial treatment.


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They'll be bringing in the funk and bringing in the noise on Jefferson Avenue Friday and in LaSalle Park all day Saturday, as Funk Fest 2017 celebrates the music and its master, Buffalo-born Rick James.

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The area surrounding Broadway and Michigan Avenue is historic for Buffalo's African-American community because of ties with the Underground Railroad and the founding of the NAACP. However, an old building at that corner is the future.

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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.

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