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It’s that time of year when public pools all around the city are filled with water and plenty of Buffalonians eager to cool off and splash around. Throughout the year, a pool at the William-Emslie YMCA is home to a club built around swimming, and it’s challenging some alarming trends amongst minorities.

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In the past, when a motorist was pulled over for a moving violation in the City of Buffalo, all money from fines incurred would head straight to Albany. That came to an end on Wednesday.

City of Buffalo opens public pools for summer season

Jul 1, 2015
Michael Mroziak, WBFO

The City of Buffalo has officially opened its pools for the summer season, inviting the public to use them from now through Labor Day.

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The heart of Buffalo's African American Heritage district is hoping to take advantage of the city's growing tourist appeal.

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Mayor Byron Brown was joined by IBM and Lamar Advertising to launch the Buffalo Opportunity Pledge Logo Contest on Thursday.

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On Thursday morning, Buffalo’s self-proclaimed “Push-Up King” set out to break a Guinness World Record. On Friday morning he succeeded.

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Buffalo’s food truck phenomenon is expanding to a well-known downtown venue.

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At a cold but sunny Earth Day announcement in Niagara Square, the City of Buffalo unveiled its first-ever ad campaign aimed at increasing recycling rates.

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The City of Buffalo took part in a nationwide effort to highlight the impact of community service, on Tuesday. Mayor Byron Brown declared the day as ‘National Service Recognition Day’ in the city.

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As winter is left behind for the more construction-friendly weather of spring, the City of Buffalo begins its 2015 paving season. Mayor Byron Brown said residents across Buffalo will see the work of over $64 million in projects.

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With a flood warning in effect today for Buffalo Creek, city crews are out making sure waterways continue to flow smoothly.

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Buffalo Mayor Brown wants to enhance the city's effort in luring film, television and post-production to the Queen City.  Mayor Brown appeared inside Shea's Performing Arts Center Wednesday morning to announce the city is putting out requests for proposals (RFP) to hire a qualified consulting team to help grow that market.

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Buffalo’s intersection of Michigan Street and Broadway will soon be a place to welcome people to the city’s African American Heritage Corridor.

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Following the passing of Mario Cuomo, many officials in the City of Buffalo are lamenting on the career and life of the three-term New York Governor.

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Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown announced the newest appointee to the City Court on Friday. WBFO’s Avery Schneider was at City Hall, and brings us this report…

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The Buffalo Common Council has gone on record in support of a new downtown Bills stadium. Lawmakers approved a resolution calling on the mayor and the Department of Strategic Planning to explore various sites. But as WBFO's Eileen Buckley reports, that process is already underway.

Community input to help make Buffalo more bikeable

Dec 4, 2014
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Making Buffalo a more bikable is the topic of a meeting being held Thursday night. The partnership between the City of Buffalo and GObike Buffalo will host the second public meeting of the Citywide Bicycle Facility Master Plan.

Driving ban lifted in South Buffalo

Nov 23, 2014

BREAKING NEWS: The driving ban has been lifted for South Buffalo.  A limited state of emergency remains in effect.

Mayor Brown unveils proposed 2015 capital budget

Nov 10, 2014
Ashley Hirtzel / WBFO

Mayor Byron Brown unveiled his proposed Fiscal Year 2015 Capital Budget for the City of Buffalo Monday morning. The $26 million spending deal includes allocating $2.1 million to the Buffalo Fire Department for the purchase of state-of-the-art Fire Apparatus.

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Squaw Island State Park on Buffalo’s West side could be the site of some natural recycling.

A domestic incident call on the city's East Side turned into a hostage situation just before noon, on Sunday.  Buffalo Police responded to the 200 block of Leroy Avenue, where a woman with a gun was holding a handful of relatives - including young children - captive inside the home.

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The City of Buffalo says it may reconsider massive price hikes for slips at Erie Basin Marina. The cost of rent for boat docks is expected to double by 2016 and then triple by 2017 for nonresidents of the city.

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Results of the Buffalo School Board election point to a potential shift in power and end to a racial divide. Many in the community are speculating that it could mean the ouster of city schools Superintendent Dr. Pamela Brown.  WBFO'S Eileen Buckley talked with an associate professor of education at Daemen College as part of our Focus on Education reporting.  Dr. Bruce Shields has studied in the area of school superintendents and school board relationships and lends his expertise. 

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With its contract in the City of Buffalo set to expire in June, Rural Metro Medical Services is defending its ambulance service.

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Governor Andrew Cuomo has declared a state of emergency for all of Western New York as a blizzard continues to grip the region.

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The City of Buffalo says crews are hard at work removing snow from secondary and residential side streets from this week's blizzard. But as WBFO's Eileen Buckley reports, the media on Wednesday pressed one city official about why Buffalo never issued a travel ban during the height of the storm.

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Another City of Buffalo employee has pleaded guilty to stealing money from parking meters.

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The City of Buffalo's recommended 2014 capital budget, unveiled Friday by Mayor Byron Brown, spends nearly $23 million on everything from parks to polar bears.

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Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown has emerged victorious in the Democratic primary against opponent Bernie Tolbert.

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The city of Buffalo is trying to assist with various programs and funding to help the ailing Buffalo Public Schools. WBFO's Eileen Buckley says Buffalo is providing programs for "at-risk-youth" and more financial support.

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