Broderick Park

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Two unidentified men drowned late Monday afternoon in the same stretch of the Niagara River where Buffalo Police diver Craig Lehner died last year.     

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Think "Blueway." It is a word you are going to hear a lot in the next year or two, as Buffalo Billion II helps fund a water highway between South Buffalo Charter School and Broderick Park: the historic and industrial Buffalo waterfront.

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In a world of high-tech searches, Buffalo Police are continuing to apply the knowledge of decades of experience working on and around the Niagara River, as the search for Officer Craig Lehner continues into a fifth day.

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One of Buffalo's many historic sites has been renovated.

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With Broderick Park's role in the Underground Railroad often overlooked, Lillion Batchelor made it her mission to highlight the location's historical importance. City officials are recognizing her efforts with the installation of the Lillion Batchelor Contemplative Garden.

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It was a day of announcements Monday at the foot of West Ferry and Niagara streets, where local, state and federal officials have been investing to elevate that West Side corridor of Buffalo's waterfront.

Ferry Street bridge could reopen in spring

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It isn't ready to be used but the city's Ferry Street bridge has been lowered, as repair work continues.

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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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One of Buffalo's oldest parks is getting some substantial renovations.  Broderick Park at the foot of Ferry Street will receive nearly $1.5 million in improvements.

Major renovations for the historic site were unveiled Thursday night at a public meeting at Rich Renaissance Center.

Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper Executive Director Jill Jedlicka says her group has long been involved in planning for the park

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Buffalo residents are encouraged to attend a public hearing Wednesday night to provide input for the revitalization of Broderick Park.

Mayor Byron Brown is hosting the public hearing to explain the city's proposed master plan for the park which is located at a historic Underground Railroad site.

“That we can make Broderick Park not only a national, but an international destination because of its historic place as a site on the Underground Railroad,” said Mayor Brown.