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Protesters gathered around City Hall and the Erie County Holding Center Monday night calling for the release of Deyanna Davis, the driver of the vehicle that crashed into police on Bailey Avenue last week.

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Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown announced Monday that as of 8 p.m., City Hall and other city buildings would close, and government operations will comply with Governor Cuomo's guidelines for reducing risks to spread COVID-19 coronavirus. The city is also enforcing the shutdown of numerous attractions in order to comply with a "less than 50 people" rule, and one of the biggest casualties of this will be one of Buffalo's most popular Eastertime traditions.

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The Buffalo Preservation Board is raising questions about the giant concrete balls placed in front of City Hall—and more are coming.

Security is being stepped up at City Hall

Jun 15, 2017
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Buffalo City Hall is getting a new look. Crews with the Department of Public Works are in the process of installing 160 bollards around the building's perimeter to enhance security.

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International Women's Day protestors marched from Buffalo City Hall to Tupper Street Wednesday, seeking a variety of legal changes and more equality in hiring and promotions.

Mobile mammograms at City Hall

Oct 28, 2016
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If you are a woman age 40 or over who is due for your regular mammogram or have never had a mammogram, you may want to check out the mobile breast health coach outside Buffalo City Hall until 5 p.m.

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New security measures, including metal detectors, are going into effect this week at Buffalo's City Hall. 

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The mass murderer in Orlando was a private security guard for the same company being hired to provide security in Buffalo City Hall.

Buffalo's City Hall will be getting a massive upgrade in security, from metal detectors to a network of perhaps 100 surveillance cameras.

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Thousands turned out Saturday for the "Old Neighborhood" St. Patrick's Day parade in Buffalo's old First Ward.


High above Buffalo, residents and visitors were encouraged to get an up-to-date view of the city’s latest developments. It’s part of the annual Take Another Look event which celebrated Buffalo’s resurgence on Saturday.

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While the higher minimum wage for New York fast-food workers likely won't start kicking in until the end of the year, speaker after speaker in front of Buffalo City Hall Wednesday saw the decision as symbolic.

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It was 8:58 p.m. Tuesday when the Arabic prayer rang out at sunset and the Iftar dinner celebrating the end of another day of Ramadan commenced in the City Hall lobby.

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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…

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Protestors were out in force in Niagara Square Saturday afternoon, protesting actions of police officers around the country and locally.

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Hundreds of people turned out to Buffalo City Hall yesterday afternoon to celebrate the city, itself.


In the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, daytime fasting ends at sunset with an Iftar dinner. On Wednesday night, Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown hosted such a dinner in the lobby of City Hall.

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A man committed suicide Thursday morning by jumping from the observation deck of Buffalo's City Hall onto a lower roof.

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There may soon be more public art works around Buffalo as City Hall continues its work to repair existing installations.

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Visitors to City Hall may soon enter through metal detectors as officials consider ways to secure the public structure.

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Advocates and opponents of legalizing medical marijuana turned out for a state Assembly hearing Thursday in Buffalo City Hall.

Residents on Ardmore Place in the City of Buffalo are celebrating the return of the historic brick surface to their street.

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The Irish Center in South Buffalo was the site for a protest by Buffalo Firefighters on Friday.

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This year's race for City Hall could be heating up in coming days. There is also a new battle brewing inside City Hall. Those are the topics on WBFO'S Press Pass conversation with Chris Jamele and Artvoice editor Geoff Kelly. 

Janet Penksa leaving city administration

Nov 29, 2012

One of the key figures in the Brown administration is leaving City Hall.

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Concern over preserving the unique ambience of the Elmwood Village region has led to the establishment of very strict building codes for the area.

The News reports that the Elmwood Village Design Standards were set in 2009 and revised in 2011. However, these guidelines are often overlooked and the problem appears to be City Hall. Enforcement of these standards involves a number of city departments, including those for permits and inspections along with planning and zoning. Critics claim that these offices are not working in concert.

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A vacant office in City Hall has been filled.

Martha Meegan has been designated by Mayor Byron Brown as the director of CitiStat, the city's management tracking system. According to the mayor, Meegan was heavily recruited for the post, and she will earn approximately $50,000 per year. Meegan formerly worked as an assignment editor for WIVB-TV. Her organizational and staff management skills are expected to suit her new responsibilities well.

The search for a replacement in the post has been ongoing since December.

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Former Common Council member Brian Davis pleaded guilty Tuesday to stealing $48,000 dollars in federal funds from the City of Buffalo. 

Davis  admitted the crime as part of a plea deal involving his cooperation with investigations at City Hall. 

"Today's developments mark one of the first times, in recent memory, that an elected official has been convicted of actually stealing money in his care," said U.S. Attorney William Hochul.