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Two different projects in Buffalo took their first significant steps Tuesday, as the Common Council approved "designated developer status" for Buffalo State College and the city's former police headquarters.

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An era in Buffalo City Hall is drawing to a close. Longtime Council Member David Franczyk will not be running for reelection.


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Buffalo has a new weapon against bad landlords and slumlords, a tool Albany has approved after years of efforts.


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The issue at Southside Elementary School Wednesday night was policing in Buffalo, particularly in South Buffalo, where many residents perceive the city is cutting back on police efforts to move officers to other communities while crime is becoming more of an issue in South Buffalo.

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The Broadway-Fillmore area of Buffalo is a recognized historic district, with the benefits and controls brought by landmark certification. Preservationists are now shifting their focus to an adjacent area, the Memorial Triangle.

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Buffalo's Common Council had actually taken a vote Tuesday on a long-running fight over development on one of the last open parcels of city waterfront land...when a deal fell apart.

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Some Buffalo Common Councilmembers say they are trying to clean up mistakes in the city's new Green Code, thousands of pages of minutiae about neighborhoods, almost down to every house.

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When Peg Overdorf bought land along Ohio Street in 2006 for a park, there were a lot of people who thought she was crazy because everyone knew if Ohio Street was going anywhere, it was continuing downhill. However, public money has helped turn it around.

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A damaged sidewalk in a Buffalo neighborhood where a baby was tragically killed last month is being repaired. But residents staging a brief protest outside City Hall on Tuesday suggested if not for the death of Nyree Anderson, they might never have seen those repairs in action.


Albany has ordered a stop to the evictions of residents of the Shoreline apartments.  Last week, Norstar Development had informed 175 residents that they had six months to move out to make way for a new housing project.


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Nearly 200 Shoreline Apartment tenants have been told they must be out by November. That's after years of Norstar Development telling them a new construction plan would allow them to move around and into new units.


Buffalo's City Hall will be getting a massive upgrade in security, from metal detectors to a network of perhaps 100 surveillance cameras.


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After the butter lambs are bought, the Easter dinner eaten and Dyngus Day beers consumed, Buffalo's Broadway-Fillmore neighborhood returns to a quiet, economically challenged neighborhood. But a local developer is trying to change that.


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Dancers, dignitaries and shoppers gathered inside The Broadway Market Friday to mark the official launch of the Easter shopping season at the Buffalo landmark.


Buffalo's police union and the city's police commissioner have different opinions about the union's proposal to provide patrol officers with higher-powered guns than their currently-issued pistols. City lawmakers, meanwhile, are not ready to commit one way or another.


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Albany will be funding construction projects at Coca Cola Field and for Johnnie B. Wiley on the site of the old War Memorial Stadium in the city of Buffalo.


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Buffalo's Common Council has not voted to move the summer concert series to the Outer Harbor. Several council members made that point Tuesday, after receiving heavy criticism since the idea first came up two weeks ago.


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City officials want to hire Express Scripts directly to handle prescriptions rather than work with the same firm through an intermediary. The move could save taxpayers' dollars.


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The Common Council likely gets a new face on Tuesday after Ulysees Wingo won Thursday's primary election in the Masten District. Incumbent Dennis Franczyk beat back two challengers in the Fillmore District primary.


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Councilmember David Franczyk was flanked by his two opponents Thursday night during a debate over the Council's Fillmore District seat. The two challengers agreed on one thing: the incumbent has to go.


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Samuel Herbert is on the ballot in the Democratic primary for the Fillmore District Council seat held by David Franczyk.

After nearly 20 years of neglect, the state may try to find alternative uses for its long-abandoned J.N. Adam Developmental Center.

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Buffalo Common Council members say they want to be ready if there is a push to build a new city stadium for the Buffalo Bills.

New campaign aims to reduce falls in senior population

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Buffalo’s Fillmore district launches a fall prevention initiative. The effort is being led by the Wellness Institute of Greater Buffalo and Western New York Inc., government officials including councilmember David Franczyk, local businesses and community stakeholders.

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The King Urban Life Center (KULC) says it is "strongly opposed" to the relocation of the King Center Charter School.

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Controversy is now brewing around the King Center Charter School's plans to move from its current site. A Buffalo lawmaker is outraged for being left out of the school's plans.  As part of our Focus on Education reporting WBFO'S Eileen Buckley says the charter school is seeking to purchase former School 71.


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By a unanimous vote, Rev. Darius Pridgen has been elected president of the Buffalo Common Council.

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A revived Lower West Side pocket park cleared of its drug dealers by police and neighbors will be a memorial to Buffalo Police Officer Patricia Parete.

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Common Council member Michael LoCurto is spearheading an effort to receive contractually mandated reports regarding the Buffalo Creek Casino.

The Seneca planned development has been scaled down, but LoCurto and Fillmore representative David Franczyk are raising concerns that the Senecas have not met their contractual reporting obligations concerning the project.

Seneca President Robert Odawi Porter claims that he is willing to meet with lawmakers to discuss the matter.