Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown

Protestors marched from Buffalo's Willert Park neighborhood to gather in front of the Erie County Courthouse Tuesday evening, demanding the resignation of Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown, Police Chief Byron Lockwood and Erie County District Attorney John Flynn.

Thomas O'Neil-White

The fallout from two confrontations outside of a Hertel Avenue bar continued Wednesday with the closing of MT Pockets amid an investigation by Erie County Health Department. Local leaders and City of Buffalo residents alike are weighing in on the incidents which put a spotlight on race relations in the city.

Thomas O'Neil-White

Cyclists, skateboarders, roller skaters and walkers took to Bailey Avenue Thursday evening to demand the City of Buffalo improve its infrastructure in East Side neighborhoods, especially main thoroughfares like Bailey. 

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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.

Mayor Byron Brown is asking city residents to take ten minutes of time  on this Sunday to complete their 2020 census forms.

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Mayor Byron Brown is cracking down on commercial property owners in Buffalo who are neglecting their properties.


The Section VI Football Federation has decided to shift its high school games to league play.

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Beginning Monday, the City of Buffalo is adding camera enforcement in 14 school zones.

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After decades of debate and a global redesign competition, the Buffalo Skyway Corridor is coming down—at least part of it. That’s according to the winning idea announced Tuesday.

Thomas O'Neil-White

On a picturesque Monday morning at Riverside Pool, city officials kicked off Buffalo’s outdoor swimming pool season.

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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.

Thomas O'Neil-White

Red, black and green against a bright blue Buffalo sky. That is how the flag of liberation looked as it was raised Friday afternoon in Niagara Square to celebrate Juneteenth.


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.

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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.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day marked in Buffalo

Jan 21, 2019
Chris Caya WBFO News

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.

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A source has confirmed to WBFO that Buffalo City Comptroller Mark Schroeder will be leaving his office to assume a post with the state Department of Motor Vehicles.

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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.

Rep. Brian Higgins

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.

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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.

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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.

Lead Action Plan unveiled for the community

Mar 28, 2018
Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo

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.