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Bishop Timon-St. Jude High School

New leaders will start the fall school year at Bishop Timon-St. Jude High School and Health Sciences Charter School in Buffalo.

On the 10th anniversary of Tim Russert's death, we look back at some of WBFO's coverage of the long-time anchor of  NBC News' "Meet The Press" and Buffalo ambassador. He died of a heart attack at age 58.

Mike Desmond / WBFO News

Development projects in Buffalo have become increasingly noisy as they move through the city review process. On almost every project there is a group of opponents who point out the many Green Code exemptions being approved to allow a project to move forward. A charter school expansion in South Buffalo is now facing those complaints, plus concerns over a Native American burial ground.

Seneca Street Community Development Corporation

The Executive Director of the Seneca Street Community Development Corporation says Buffalo's Seneca-Babock neighborhood is an "isolated pocket of generational poverty with very few resources." With $10,000 in grant funding, the CDC is expanding into health care to help fix that.

Fisher Associates

Over objections from an adjacent major employer, the city Planning Board has approved construction of a sports field and large indoor field house in an industrial section of South Buffalo.

Mike Desmond / WBFO News

A section of one of Buffalo's many old industrial buildings now houses a defense contractor that came here to take advantage of the labor pool and the engineers trained at the University at Buffalo.

Mike Desmond / WBFO News

For Women's History Month, Buffalo's Common Council on Tuesday honored 27 women who own businesses in South Buffalo.

A former Buffalo Parks seasonal worker has pleaded guilty to stabbing a dog.

Mike Desmond / WBFO News

Tesla says it is looking for several hundred more workers for its plant in South Buffalo, as production of solar panels and solar roofs increases.

Kideney Architects, P.C.

The Buffalo School Board had hoped to open its new restaurant and hospitality high school this fall. However, the earliest possibility is now September of next year, as lease negotiations for a site continue.

Buffalo Police warn of possible impersonator

Jan 3, 2018

Buffalo Police are warning of a suspected police impersonator making the rounds.

James Hoggard

Plans are set to be unveiled Wednesday for bringing new life to an old rail corridor in Buffalo.

Rep. Brian Higgins' office

New bridges that bring Bailey Avenue motorists over Cazenovia Creek and the Buffalo River in South Buffalo officially open to traffic Monday night.

Ontario Specialty Contracting

Buffalo's Green Code and federal law collided before the city Planning Board Tuesday in a dispute over planned commercial space on an old chemical plant site in South Buffalo.

South Buffalo girl injured after fall into open sewer

Oct 3, 2017

A 12-year-old girl has been injured after she fell about 12 feet into an open sewer.

Michael Mroziak, WBFO

Families with loved ones undergoing care at Mercy Hospital now have an option, if needed to stay nearby at a new hospitality center not far from the South Buffalo medical center. The Grace Guest House was formally dedicated Monday.


WBFO's Mike Desmond

The vacant seat on the Buffalo School Board is apparently very attractive to residents of South Buffalo. The board is winnowing through 15 candidates for the Park District seat vacated by Carl Paladino when State Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia removed him.

WBFO's Mike Desmond

It is not just that old industrial buildings in Buffalo are being converted for other uses, mostly housing. A new coffee house in the Old First Ward is benefiting from nearby new housing, as well as city natives returning here with ideas from other places.

WBFO's Mike Desmond

There were 800 people registered for the Panasonic job fare Wednesday evening at the Buffalo Employment and Training Center - and more than that came to fill out forms and present resumes - as the company plans 150 hires by the end of August.

WBFO File Photo

After months of study and a recommendation, on Wednesday night the Buffalo School Board approved a site for its new hospitality school, usually called Emerson Two.

SolarCity

The co-founder of SolarCity, now owned by Tesla, is leaving the company.

WBFO's Mike Desmond

It is going to be a few months before solar panels start coming out of the mammoth Riverbend complex in South Buffalo, but Panasonic is hiring.

The Buffalo Connection: Bill Diggins

Jul 10, 2017
Jenna Schoenefeld

Tim O’Shei of The Buffalo News has been traveling around the country visiting Western New Yorkers who’ve had a big impact on pop culture. His latest feature in The Buffalo Connection series – which hit print Sunday – is a profile on world-class music manager and South Buffalo native Bill Diggins. Diggins’ tenacious drive helped take TLC, one of the biggest pop groups of the 90s, to the top of the charts. Now, he’s out to make history again.


Buffalo Police Department

A man is in custody after a standoff in South Buffalo on Sunday morning.

WBFO's Mike Desmond

For decades, the Seneca Theatre, located at Seneca and Cazenovia streets, has been a symbol of what South Buffalo was. The building is deteriorated and the actual theater space was torn down to make way for a parking lot. However, the community is looking forward to a $9 million rebirth.


He will be remembered for his long history of public service in Erie County. Former Deputy County Executive and South Buffalo Common Councilmember James Keane has died at the age of 70.

Schneider Development

There is much talk about the development taking place around Larkinville, but now the other end of Seneca Street is taking shape. Schneider Development plans to invest $9 million into the now vacant 48,000-square-foot historic building at 2178 Seneca Street in what is hoped to spark more revitalization.

Former Buffalo bar now home to St. Simon's Genesis Center

Sep 29, 2016
Michael Mroziak, WBFO

A South Buffalo building that used to be the site of a bar, then sat empty and dilapidated, is open again and serving its neighborhood as a multi-purpose community center.


Tesla's $2.6 billion offer to buy SolarCity is more about Tesla than it is about the struggling SolarCity. That's according to Harold Star, a business professor at the University at Buffalo.

bfloparks.org

Residents of South Buffalo are taking action after learning that a "White Lives Matter" rally has been planned for Cazenovia Park on Saturday. 

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