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Former Donald Trump political consultant Roger Stone touched down in Buffalo Thursday for a speaking engagement Friday evening. The Republican is speaking at the Forbes Theater to raise money for his legal defense.

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Developer Carl Paladino says the Buffalo Bills should be playing their future football games in a domed stadium on a site immediately adjacent to KeyBank Center. There is a study underway looking at potential sites, from what the developer is proposing to a new stadium in Orchard Park, perhaps next to the current facility.

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Developer Carl Paladino's offer of $1 for most of the Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority's Perry Project has raised some eyebrows, but the Chairman of Ellicott Development says he is serious about buying and demolishing the old buildings.

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Carl Paladino and his Ellicott Development over recent years have purchased a lot of property, many buildings in the vicinity of the Perry Project housing complex, on both sides of the Niagara Thruway, and many that are in very bad shape or essentially abandoned.

The planned Ciminelli Real Estate development at 201 Ellicott in downtown Buffalo may call for 201 apartments of affordable housing, but most of the talk before the city Zoning Board of Appeals Wednesday revolved around parking.

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State Assemblymember Sean Ryan, joined by several local community and religious leaders, delivered a public rebuke Thursday of businessman and former political candidate Carl Paladino. At issue is an email he distributed, an email Ryan and others say amounts to hate speech.

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All nine Buffalo School Board seats are up for election this May. But as WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley tells us, current board president Barbara Seals Nevergold is not seeking reelection to her at-large seat. 

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The Fort Erie Race Track remains up for sale, but a fight is brewing inside the the town council about buying the property and there is the potential of slot machines returning.

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It was almost Old Home Week for the Buffalo School Board Wednesday night, as its seven members interviewed the first four candidates to fill the vacant Park District seat. All of the candidates had applied the last time the seat was open. One was even a former board member who served as president.

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Candidates for the Buffalo School Board's Park District seat will begin this afternoon at 4 p.m. This will be the second time in a year and a half interviews have been needed to fill the seat.

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"Well, Yogi Berra said, ' Its not over 'til it's over.'"

Carl Paladino has filed a complaint with the state court system regarding his removal from the Buffalo School Board last year. It targets a judge who heard his case and her husband.

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Buffalo businessman Carl Paladino has not given up his legal fight in an attempt to return to the Buffalo Board of Education. Meanwhile, a status conference will be held April 23rd in a courtroom on Paladino's federal civil rights lawsuit against the Board of Education. WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley and Buffalo News Education reporter Jay Rey explore the issue in this week's Press Pass conversation.  

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The future of the Fort Erie Race Track may hinge on the outcome of the upcoming Ontario provincial election.

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Carl Paladino says his removal from the Buffalo School Board by New York State Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia was wrong and he intends to fight it. He tells WBFO his highly-anticipated challenge will formally begin next week.

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The Buffalo School Board is back up to nine members, after Catherine Flanagan-Priore was sworn in as the Park District member Wednesday.

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State Supreme Court Justice Catherine Nugent-Panepinto Monday afternoon denied a temporary restraining order filed by former Buffalo School Board Park District member Carl Paladino to keep the seat vacant. The same day, the Buffalo School Board chose Paladino's replacement.

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With longer school days and the addition of two community schools, the Buffalo School District is slowly taking on a new look.  According to Buffalo News Education Reporter Jay Rey, supporters believe the changes will boost student achievement and parental involvement. As for another notable change - the removal of Carl Paladino from the School Board - Rey says, "It doesn't look like this is over." 


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The vacant seat on the Buffalo School Board is apparently very attractive to residents of South Buffalo. The board is winnowing through 15 candidates for the Park District seat vacated by Carl Paladino when State Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia removed him.

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The Democratic primary election for Buffalo Mayor is Tuesday and the tension in the race seemed to make Wednesday night's debate in the WNED|WBFO studio a little angrier.

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At least 14 people are expressing interest in a vacant seat on the Buffalo Board of Education. Reviews and interviews will begin next week, though at least one board member won't rule out the possibility of former Park District representative Carl Paladino's reinstatement.


State assembly woman says Paladino should end battle

Aug 25, 2017
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Late last week Carl Paladino was kicked off the Buffalo School board by State Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia. But Paladino is vowing to fight to retain his Park District seat.  WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley talked with New York State Assembly woman Crystal Peoples-Stokes who says Paladino needs to move-on and not waste the school district's dollars.

Applying for Paladino’s Park seat

Aug 24, 2017
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At least two south Buffalo residents say they are seeking appointment to Carl Paladino's city school board seat. WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley says both are former Park District candidates.    

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A familiar face is planning to throw his hat into the ring for the Park District seat on the Buffalo School Board now vacant because of a New York State Education Department decision.

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Among the petitions decided Friday by the New York State Education Commissioner was a request from the District Parent Coordinating Council to remove Buffalo Schools Superintendent Kriner Cash and all School Board members. The Commissioner denied the request on "procedural grounds," but the DPCC is not expected to re-submit its petition.

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The Buffalo Board of Education is officially looking for Carl Paladino's replacement as Park District representative.

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The president of the Buffalo School Board is pleased the State Education Commissioner ruling to remove Carl Paladino from his Park District School Board seat. WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley says Barbara Seals Nevergold told reporters Paladino is to be removed immediately.


WBFO's Mike Desmond

Carl Paladino may have been removed from the Buffalo School Board by Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia, but that does not mean he is giving up. His lawyers say they are appealing the removal and continuing a Civil Rights lawsuit against the school board.


Karen DeWitt / WBFO Albany Correspondent

Carl Paladino has been removed from the Buffalo Board of Education by the New York State Department of Education.

BPTO pressuring NYSED leader to remove Paladino

Aug 15, 2017
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The Buffalo Parent Teacher Organization (BPTO) is trying to put pressure on the State Education Commissioner to remove city school board member Carl Paladino. WBFO’s senior reporter Eileen Buckley says BPTO co-chair Larry Scott made a plea at a rally Sunday in Buffalo to denounce the violent racism that occurred in Charlottesville, Virginia.  

WBFO's Mike Desmond

The Buffalo School Board finished the school year with a six-day hearing in Albany over whether Carl Paladino should be removed from the board. It opened the new year by re-electing officers and getting into Paladino's fight.

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