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The City of Buffalo has demolished thousands of buildings, fearing they would stay vacant and deteriorated and contribute to blight. A local preservation exponent told a panel discussion Thursday that it hasn’t worked.

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The neighborhood around the former American Axle plant on Buffalo's East Delavan Avenue is going to get a larger role in the cleanup of the heavily contaminated industrial site.

Matt Urban Center

The Matt Urban Center in Buffalo's Broadway-Fillmore community has a new boss. New Executive Director Ben Hilligas is grappling with so many activities that aren't active due to COVID-19. He is hoping vaccinations will start opening things up.

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Buffalo’s Broadway Fillmore neighborhood has changed in recent decades, from the heart of Polonia to a community of many ethnic groups and religions. That is the core of a consultant proposal: to use those key groups to reinvent an East Side landmark.

Western New York Veterans Housing Coalition

More housing is coming for veterans and vets with families. It is part of an expansion by the Western New York Veterans Housing Coalition to a new campus on Howard Street on Buffalo's East Side, centered on the former School 75.

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Three years ago, the vast piece of urban property running from Broadway and Mortimer was a weed-covered relic of Buffalo's industrial history, once the site of Buffalo Forge. There now is The Forge, a 158-unit apartment building with a giant mural of old and new.

Buffalo Policed said an East Side traffic crash last week has claimed a life.

Buffalo Police are investigating a fatal accident involving a vehicle and a bicyclist.

Buffalo Police officers from the Central District were called to a shooting just before 11 p.m. Sunday.

Thomas O'Neil-White

Coronavirus cases continue to climb in Buffalo and Erie County and one local leader has decided to take the fight to stop the spread directly to the streets.

Thomas O'Neil-White

Parts of the United States are showing a disproportionate number of confirmed COVID-19 cases and deaths are of African Americans.

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The tangled relationship between Buffalo Police and residents of the city's East Side was on display Tuesday evening at the Delavan-Grider Community Center.

A Long Island man has pleaded guilty to vehicular manslaughter in the October 2018 death of a woman waiting for her bus to arrive.


The push to register more voters is taking effect on Buffalo's East Side today.

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A U.S. District Court jury has found a Buffalo gang member guilty of two murders near the Towne Gardens Apartments on Buffalo's East Side.

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State officials are showing off a vast plan for economic development on Buffalo's East Side called the East Side Avenues effort.

NYS Department of Health

New York State Health Department data show cancer cases on part of Buffalo's East Side and western Cheektowaga are out of line with averages. Tuesday night was time for a discussion of possible environmental causes in an an area with former industrial sites and hazardous waste areas.

PUSH Buffalo

PUSH Buffalo is planning a training center on the city's West Side, although far smaller than the Northland Workforce Training Center complex on the East Side.

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Buffalo's landmark Central Terminal is celebrating plans to light up the exterior of the tower. Commercial power was lost when Amtrak ended passenger train service and moved out in 1979, but a new $250,000 state grant will help bring new light to the city's East Side.

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The goal is to bring Jefferson Avenue back to being a great East Side Buffalo shopping destination as it was long ago.

Buffalo police and the Erie County District Attorney's Office are probing a series of crimes that appear to target a Muslim neighborhood on the city's East Side.

Thomas O'Neil-White

Feelings of anger and abandonment rang out across the auditorium of the Buffalo Museum of Science Tuesday evening, as representatives the New York State Department of Health held a public meeting to discuss their report on cancer levels across the state.

Thomas O'Neil-White

The sounds of hammers and falling debris echoed along Woodlawn Avenue in the Cold Springs neighborhood on Buffalo's East Side Wednesday morning.

Buffalo Preservation Board

Across much of Buffalo, there are National Register historic districts with significant tax benefits for people who fix up their homes inside the district. That is not true for much of the city's East Side, but something is being done about that.

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On Sept. 20, workers will start putting up a playground in Martin Luther King Jr. Park on Buffalo's East Side. On Tuesday, kids were asked for their ideas on what the park should look like.

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In the long debate about who in Buffalo is benefiting from the major economic boom, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development says the Niagara District is and the South District isn't.

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It's not clear when Albany will finally finish its study on the high rate of certain cancers on Buffalo's East Side and into Cheektowaga. However, Erie County is ready to award a contract for educating residents about what to do.

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There is another one of those disputes over change in a little-known neighborhood in the old meatpacking district of Buffalo's East Side. The dispute involves a former Ukrainian veterans club on Clemo Street.

Buffalo Police are investigating three shootings over the weekend - two of them fatal.

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Millions of dollars to revitalize Buffalo's East Side are on the way from Albany.