The shoving of a 75-year-old protestor in Niagara Square on Thursday has drawn attention and criticism from around the world. Mayor Byron Brown is now responding to how the Buffalo Police Department handled the incident, and what it means for the community going forward.
From pierogis to cannolis, and fried chicken to chicken tandoori, there’s something for everyone at the Taste of Buffalo festival. The beloved event is coming up on Saturday, July 13, and Sunday, July 14.
Badr Elwaseem, a 12-year-old student at School 45, was sitting in his living room on William Street around 8:30 p.m. Saturday watching television when a bullet came through his front window and killed him. The incident is prompting outrage among local leaders who are calling for greater efforts in combating gun violence.
The renaissance of Buffalo's Larkinville neighborhood is continuing. After sitting vacant more than 40 years, the former Altantic and Pacific Tea Company building has reopened as the AP Lofts at Larkinville.
An annual Martin Luther King Day event, at the Buffalo-Niagara Convention Center, attracted several hundred people Monday. Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown was the keynote speaker. Brown talked about "building the beloved community" called for by Dr. King.
The Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority will hold their board meeting Thursday at noon. They’ve come under scrutiny recently for the poor conditions their buildings are in. The LBJ Apartments on Humboldt Parkway have had several problems. The Housing Authority has been meeting with residents in an effort to make significant changes.
Congressman Brian Higgins is calling on the Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to investigate the Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority. Higgins says the authority is grossly mismanaged.
Budgeting practices from previous years have left Buffalo’s reserves running low. That’s one of the reasons Comptroller Mark Schroeder has issued a warning about the Mayor’s 2018-2019 recommended budget.
The City of Buffalo will soon rename a police training facility after an officer who died during a training exercise in the Niagara River last fall. It is one of two tributes to the late Lieutenant Craig Lehner that was announced Monday.
The developer looking to reopen the Market Arcade Cinemas is scheduled to meet the Buffalo Preservation Board Thursday, with the hope of gaining approval to install exterior signage and move the project closer to a planned summer completion and opening.
Erie County has one of the highest blood lead testing rates in New York state. And most children with Elevated Lead Levels live in the city of Buffalo. That's according to a new report released by the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo and several partners including the city and the county.