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COVID-19 is continuing to hit Buffalo's first responders hard, but the city's mayor says the public will not see any disruptions to the safety services they rely on.

WATCH: Mayor Brown gives COVID-19 update

Mar 24, 2020

Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown gave an update on the COVID-19 situation in the city Tuesday afternoon. Watch it here.

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The coronavirus battle has opened up lots of free parking in the City of Buffalo. With people heeding warnings about the contagion, police are getting fewer calls. 


Buffalo parking commissioner Kevin Helfer says the city's new school zone cameras are already showing significant improvement in reducing speeding.

Mayor Byron Brown said there are still no confirmed cases of the virus in Buffalo or Western New York and the city currently plans to continue holding large public gatherings, such as this weekend’s St. Patrick’s Day festivities.

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Cars will be returning to another section of Main Street, under a financial deal between Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown and developer Doug Jemal.

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The remaining Shoreline Apartments have been an eyesore in downtown Buffalo the last few years, but the vacant complex will soon come down to make way for new housing. 

 

The Section VI Football Federation announced Monday it will delay a recent decision to return to league play—a move that would have left Buffalo teams without a league to play in.


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Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown joined law enforcement, leadership from Buffalo Public Schools, and other community leadership to announce a meeting with anti-gun violence organization Cities United about the success the city has had in curbing gun related crimes.

Over the last two decades, eight different politicians have held the seat in New York's 60th Senate district. As Geoff Kelly points out, Republicans and Democrats have struggled to stay in the seat, though some have used the post to jump to other offices. Byron Brown was the senator before turning his sights on Buffalo's City Hall. Now, Chris Jacobs is leaving the senate as he seeks a spot in Washington as the congressman for New York's 27th District. Kelly speculates on who will next serve a district where a moderate approach to politics seems necessary.


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A historic building on downtown Buffalo's Niagara Square will be sold at auction next year.

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The Queen City Pop-Up market opened Friday for the holiday season at The Shops at Market Arcade in downtown Buffalo.

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As Western New York municipalities gear up for six to 10 inches of snow this evening and through the overnight hours, the question is, ‘Are they ready?’

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Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown said he does not know much about a federal investigation that swept into City Hall Wednesday.

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One of cinema's most acclaimed directors will be shooting scenes for his next movie in Buffalo.

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Some of Buffalo's most prominent parks and cultural institutions receive funding under Mayor Byron Brown's recommended capital budget for 2020.

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Phillips Lytle LLP celebrated 185 years in business Tuesday with a proclamation by Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown and a donation of 185 bags of goods to FeedMore Western New York, 185 cans of food to Foodlink and 185 items to the Mohawk Hudson Humane Society.

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A big white Buffalo police van sat at the corner of West Delavan Avenue and Congress Street on Thursday. Police Chief Byron Lockwood and Mayor Byron Brown temporarily moved their offices there for the day to hear concerns from city residents.


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Drums rang out as young boys made their way up the steps of City Hall on Tuesday. Mayor Byron Brown proclaimed August 6, 2019 as My Brother’s Keeper Entrepreneurship Day in the City of Buffalo.

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The City of Buffalo and the Olmsted Parks Conservancy have agreed to further their partnership. Thursday morning, at Delaware Park's Hoyt Lake, Mayor Byron Brown and members of the conservancy signed a new agreement through 2030.

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One of the largest Juneteenth festivals in the United States is set to kick off Saturday in Martin Luther King, Jr. Park and the surrounding neighborhood. Work crews were out in the neighborhood on a cool and blustery Friday, sprucing up the greenspace.

Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown, Comptroller Barbara Miller-Williams and Common Council President Darius Pridgen have nominated Jason Shell to be the new city Commissioner of Assessment and Taxation.

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Masten District Councilmember Ulysees Wingo will not face any charges for bringing a loaded handgun into Riverside High School last week.

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Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown says he believes Common Councilmember Ulysees Wingo made an honest mistake when he brought a gun into Riverside High School last week.

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Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown has unveiled his $509 million spending plan for the fiscal year starting July 1.

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Retiring Buffalo City Court Chief Judge Thomas Amodeo was honored in a special ceremony Thursday that also announced his successor.

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SUNY Buffalo State is getting a rare opportunity to expand its cramped Elmwood Village campus.


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Badr Elwaseem was buried in Hamburg Monday, 12 years after his birth. Who killed him on Saturday is the focus of an intense investigation. Buffalo and other officials went door-to-door distributing leaflets asking the public for help on who killed the School 45 student.

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The shootings of three young people, one fatally, outside a North Buffalo community center is prompting major changes in community center operations and dealing with kids with gang ties.


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Former Buffalo police officer Cariol Horne has left town, evicted from her unit in the Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority's Kenfield-Langfield project over unpaid rent. She blames the situation on retaliation.

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