North Buffalo

Santoro Signs

A storied North Buffalo Catholic church wants to install a sign near a major intersection so people can find the church - and not the adjoining fast food restaurant commonly used as a guide.

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.

WBFO's Mike Desmond

The chocolate just seems to stand out better against the revived and redecorated Parkside Candy store in North Buffalo. Public officials turned out Tuesday for the ribbon-cutting on a $250,000 rehabilitation of the sweets mecca.

WBFO's Mike Desmond

Shoshone Park in North Buffalo is getting some major dollar attention from City Hall and attention from the surrounding neighborhoods tied together by its grass, trees and pool.


WBFO's Mike Desmond

Demolition for the new Dash's Market on Hertel Avenue in Buffalo may start Friday, after the city Preservation Board let it move forward.


WBFO's Mike Desmond

The historic Martin House project in North Buffalo is getting into the last phases of reconstruction of the Frank Lloyd Wright design. The new phase is rehabilitation of the Barton House on Summit Avenue.

WBFO's Mike Desmond

A North Buffalo landmark is getting a new life, as the North Park Library is to be the new home of the Italian Cultural Center of Buffalo.

WBFO's Mike Desmond

A big food fight on Hertel Avenue is looming, with the Lexington Co-op's new store a month away from opening and Dash's Market a football field away and in the late stages of getting permission for a new store complex.

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A section of North Buffalo will be very different if a massive new apartment complex is built. The property at the corner of Main  Street and Hertel Avenue is working through the city's regulatory process.

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A crowd interested in a new Hertel Avenue supermarket proposal filled North Park Lutheran Church to hear what is planned. Dash's Market will be tearing down its old building in North Buffalo to erect a brand new store.

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 Eileen Buckley

On Tuesday, organizers of the Galbani Italian Heritage Festival confirmed they are moving the annual summer event to Buffalo's Outer Harbor this summer. Business owners on Hertel Avenue near Colvin Avenue reflected on no longer being the neighborhood where the festival was home for nearly three decades.


Jeffrey Bochiechio

There's another proposal for new housing at Delaware and Bedford, after an earlier plan floundered under fire from neighbors.

WBFO's Mike Desmond

The State Department of Transportation wants to start awarding construction contracts late this year to turn the Scajaquada Expressway into Scajaquada Boulevard. However, a packed house Wednesday night suggested the plan still is not right, after 15 years of studies and a toddler's death.


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Another sure sign of the weather gradually turning from spring to summer is the 18th Parkside Tour of Homes in North Buffalo. It's a chance for the neighborhood to show off its varied housing on the edge of Delaware Park, with much of that housing surrounding the landmark Darwin Martin House on Jewett Parkway.

City planners approve new Checkers in North Buffalo

May 6, 2015
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A popular drive-thru hamburger joint will be setting up shop in North Buffalo later this year. 

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 The history of a people who have influenced our nation for over 100 years is brought to life in the new PBS documentary, The Italian Americans.

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Buffalo firefighters were called to a smoky blaze in North Buffalo Saturday night.

Man gets maximum sentence for North Buffalo murder

Jan 3, 2014

A young man convicted of the brutal slaying of another teen in North Buffalo in 2012 was sentenced Friday to the maximum 25 years to life in prison.

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Buffalo fire officials are investigating a blaze that significantly damaged a North Buffalo home early this morning.

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The teenagers who viciously attacked a good Samaritan in North Buffalo last May have plead guilty to serious charges. Most of defendants are facing lengthy prison sentences.

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Local authorities are investigating an illegal cache of fireworks that were discovered while battling a North Buffalo fire.

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The demolition of a North Buffalo landmark got underway on Friday.

WBFO News photos by Mike Desmond

The historic Fairfield Library in North Buffalo is transforming into an apartment building.

WBFO News photo by Eileen Buckley

Two Buffalo teenagers have been arrested in connection with the death of 16-year-old Darren Brown.

The teen’s body was found last Friday night in a wooded area off Taunton Place near Colvin Avenue in North Buffalo.  Brown was stabbed several times and set on fire.

Mayor Byron Brown and Buffalo Police Commissioner Daniel Derenda held a news conference Tuesday night at police headquarters to announce the arrests of 16-year-old Ezeiekile Nafi of East Amherst Street and 17-year-old Demetrius Huff of Jewett Parkway.               

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Buffalo Police have identified the body of the city's latest homicide victim found in a normally quiet North Buffalo neighborhood. 16-year-old Darren Brown discovered on Friday evening in a wooded area near Colvin Avenue and Taunton Place. Police sat the body had been stabbed multiple times and set on fire. Homicide detectives are trying to determine a motive for the killing. Police said the murder scene reflects that of an unsolved murder from 1998. But authorities do not believe was a random killing. Police said they believe the killer knew the victim.

Buffalo homicide detectives are investigating the case of a male body found in North Buffalo on Friday night.

The deceased was discovered by passersby in a wooded lot along an old railroad bed near Colvin Avenue and Taunton Place.

Medical examiners are performing an autopsy to determine the cause of death. No other details are available at this time.