Hertel Avenue

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MT Pockets, the Hertel Avenue bar that was the site of a racially charged confrontation between patrons and protesters earlier this month, was given permission to reopen Monday by the Erie County Department of Health.

 

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A tumultuous week on Hertel Avenue in North Buffalo concluded with a peaceful march Friday night in which protesters were at times at odds on whether to focus on economic racism related to a high-profile incident at a bar, or continue the police reform effort started earlier this summer.

 


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Hours before a scheduled racial justice protest on Hertel Avenue, a half dozen local pastors were gathered in the North Buffalo neighborhood to pray for praceful demonstrations, but also to send a message to outside agitators planning to show up: your antics will not be tolerated.

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The Buffalo City Council has begun studying where the name of President Millard Fillmore could be removed from city property, as part of what Council President Darius Pridgen says could be a real conversation on race.

"I am very pleased that it happened," said Pridgen, of recent protests that generate a wider dialogue on race in Buffalo and across the United States.


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The Buffalo Police Department charged a Cattaraugus County man with a hate crime Monday for allegedly threatening Black Lives Matter protesters on Hertel Avenue, but he was immediately released and given a ticket to appear in court more than a month from now.

 

Erie County District Attorney John Flynn says to blame New York state’s bail reform.  

 


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Buffalo Police announced the arrest of a Cattaraugus County man Monday afternoon, charging him with a hate crime after he allegedly held a knife and confronted Black Lives Matter protesters on Hertel Avenue Friday evening.

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A longtime Hertel Avenue bar is closed after a neighborhood resident reported what Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz described as an "unofficial happy hour" at Gabels.

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Buffalo's recent explosion of outdoor public art expanded again Tuesday with the unveiling of a display of large metal letters on Hertel Avenue.

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Mark Twain’s history in the City of Buffalo is well-documented. From 1869 to 1871, he was an editor at the Buffalo Express newspaper and lived on Delaware Avenue. The Buffalo and Erie County Public Library has a room of his manuscripts and letters.

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The cheers rang out in two Hertel Avenue bars early Sunday afternoon, as the U.S. Women's World Cup team again won the title of the best in the world.

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After spending millions of dollars and traveling through the city's complicated development approval process, Dash's Market opened its new store at Hertel and Starin avenues Wednesday morning.

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A familiar store in North Buffalo had increasingly empty shelves Sunday. Dash's Market closed its store on Hertel Avenue as it prepares to open a replacement in about 10 weeks.

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Another large student housing complex is coming to Main Street in Buffalo, as the University at Buffalo Medical School and all other branches of the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus attract rising numbers of students.

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Travelers through the intersection of Parkside and Hertel avenues can watch the construction of a major new building on that North Buffalo corner. It is a mix of residential, office and commercial space. However, the developer has to first dig 10 former gasoline tanks out of the ground.

Thomas O'Neil-White

The corner of Hertel and Commonwealth avenues is busy with commerce and the traffic is loud. But artists are at work here with brushes, ladders and buckets of paint. The stained glass design of their mural, which seems more fitting in a place of worship, symbolizes what this neighborhood stands for.


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After some final tinkering with the design, the Buffalo Planning Board on Monday approved a massive graduate student housing complex at Main Street and Hertel Avenue. Digging may start within weeks on an environmental cleanup, clearing the way for the complex.

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State police are continuing to investigate a deadly accident last week where a woman walking on Hertel Avenue was struck and killed by a Buffalo police officer responding to a call.

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A major uproar in a Buffalo school spilled in front of the public Wednesday night, when a delegation of teachers appeared before the School Board to protest the management of their principal.

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More change is coming to Hertel Avenue. A decaying gas station at the intersection with Parkside Avenue will be removed to make way for a five-story, mixed-use development.


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A storied North Buffalo Catholic church wants to install a sign near a major intersection so people can find the church - and not the adjoining fast food restaurant commonly used as a guide.

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Buffalo Police are continuing to investigate an overnight shooting on Buffalo's West Side.

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Shoshone Park in North Buffalo is getting some major dollar attention from City Hall and attention from the surrounding neighborhoods tied together by its grass, trees and pool.


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Demolition for the new Dash's Market on Hertel Avenue in Buffalo may start Friday, after the city Preservation Board let it move forward.


WBFO's Mike Desmond

Buffalo's Planning Board cleared its desk before breaking for its August vacation by approving the controversial Dash's Market expansion on Hertel Avenue.

WBFO's Mike Desmond

The Buffalo Zoning Board of Appeals began its day Wednesday in a meeting room high up in City Hall and finished late in the evening in a sweltering Common Council Chamber, dark from some light bulbs that were not working. In the end, the board approved a controversial grocery store on Hertel Avenue and a major residential development at Elmwood and Forest.


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A North Buffalo landmark is getting a new life, as the North Park Library is to be the new home of the Italian Cultural Center of Buffalo.

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The Albright-Knox Art Gallery has formally introduced the latest entry in its Public Art Initiative. It's visible to neighbors who travel along a busy street in North Buffalo.


WBFO's Mike Desmond

A big food fight on Hertel Avenue is looming, with the Lexington Co-op's new store a month away from opening and Dash's Market a football field away and in the late stages of getting permission for a new store complex.

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A section of North Buffalo will be very different if a massive new apartment complex is built. The property at the corner of Main  Street and Hertel Avenue is working through the city's regulatory process.

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A crowd interested in a new Hertel Avenue supermarket proposal filled North Park Lutheran Church to hear what is planned. Dash's Market will be tearing down its old building in North Buffalo to erect a brand new store.

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