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The City of Buffalo and Erie County say they have received assurances from Rural Metro Services that ambulance service won't be interrupted even though the company has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

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Commuters who bounce down the poor surface of Niagara Street in downtown Buffalo can look forward to smoother pavement, shading trees, faster-moving buses, and more clearly marked lanes under a plan explained to a public meeting Tuesday night.

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Timothy Wanamaker, a former top City of Buffalo official, was sentenced to three years probation and ordered to pay restitution Tuesday in federal court. 

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The City of Buffalo is among a consortia of the state's poorer school districts that will benefit from a federally funded Internet education program.

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The number of police officers and firefighters collecting injury benefits in the City of Buffalo is a continuing concern.

Members of the police force who are unable to work due to injury, and not always on-duty injuries, can actually make more money staying at home than being on the job. The Buffalo News reports that in 2011 such cases cost local taxpayers more than $200,000 per week. Last week, the department listed 45 officers who were on the full injured-on-duty list, collecting benefits but unable to work.

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Common Council Majority Leader Demone Smith is proposing job applications in the City of Buffalo eliminate any questions regarding criminal records.

The move reflects what many other cities have already undertaken in an effort to put qualified applicants before employers. The move would still allow these questions to be asked during interviews.

Smith's proposal would apply to city government posts, government vendors and many other jobs in the city.

Buffalo welcomes preservation conference

Oct 18, 2011

 More than 2,000 people are expected to participate in this week's National Trust for Historic Preservation Conference in Buffalo.   While the formal opening ceremony takes place Wednesday, students at Buffalo's Waterfront Elementary School were busy Tuesday raising a scaled-down classic American structure, a barn.  Among those watching the barn raising was Stephanie Meeks, president of the National Trust for Historic preservation.