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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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A change in leadership is on the way for Buffalo's Department of Public Works with the retirement of longtime commissioner Steve Stepniak.  


Big changes are in the works for the Buffalo Police Department and many of them were greeted with derision by the Common Council Tuesday.

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With the Albright-Knox Art Gallery getting close to its $155 million goal for a major expansion of the Delaware Park cultural center, there is good news from City Hall. Mayor Byron Brown says the city will kick in $2.5 million for the project.

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It was Code Three for 17 young Buffalo residents Sunday evening. They arrived for their Christmas shopping at the Walmart on In Cheektowaga with lights and sirens.

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Buffalo firefighters have a new labor contract, running through 2025. It includes raises but is expected to save the city millions.

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Major development continues to move out from downtown Buffalo, with the Wednesday groundbreaking for a $51 million mixed-use project on the remediated land of the old Buffalo Forge site on Broadway.

The City of Buffalo's finances are not looking good after last year - and this fiscal year is not starting well.

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New vehicles for the Fire Department, an elevator in the Elmwood Village's Crane Library and new seats for baseball games in Sahlen Field were among the items in Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown's proposed $23 million capital budget for next year.

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Next time you travel to downtown Buffalo for work, play or a weekend stay, you can park in one of the city's auto ramps and charge your electric car. The chargers were officially unveiled Thursday.


Residents and businesses along Jefferson Avenue on Buffalo’s East Side will now enjoy the benefits of the city’s newest public wireless internet network.

Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown held a ceremony at City Hall Wednesday to proclaim this week Minority-and-Women Owned Business week in Buffalo. Events marking the initiative have been taking place over the last four days.

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City Comptroller Mark Schroeder says it's well and good that the Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority has found a cheaper way to buy rock salt. It would be better if the authority had the auditors to say where the rest of its millions of dollars are going.

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As the Buffalo Common Council reconvened after summer break Tuesday, a coalition of community activists, organized labor and city residents took to the steps of City Hall to unveil their vision for a more equitable and inclusive Queen City.

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It took only minutes Thursday for downtown Buffalo's brand new Market Arcade Cinema to have that eternal sign of a movie theater: the odor and sound of fresh popcorn, as customers arrived for the first day of shows.


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Condolences and remembrances of Aretha Franklin are coming in from around the world and from her adopted hometown of Buffalo with the news that the Queen of Soul died Thursday morning at the age of 76.

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The Market Arcade in downtown Buffalo will start showing movies again this week after undergoing a $9 million renovation.

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The City of Buffalo has forced a Bailey Avenue bowling alley to close its doors following a fatal shooting early Saturday morning.

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