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On a picturesque Monday morning at Riverside Pool, city officials kicked off Buffalo’s outdoor swimming pool season.

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SUNY Buffalo State is getting a rare opportunity to expand its cramped Elmwood Village campus.

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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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There is yet another parking plan for downtown Buffalo, as the Common Council approved a changed version of the plan approved two weeks ago, including most of the parking price increases.

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The list of official Buffalo landmarks is continuing to increase, with more scheduled to be approved by the Council tomorrow. The city Preservation Board has been picking buildings which are landmarks under state or federal rules and covering them under city rules.

Interest in moving the Buffalo School Board elections to November is suddenly heating up, as the New York State Legislature session enters its final weeks.

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Admitting it's a tough year for the city's finances, the Buffalo Common Council voted Tuesday to approve a budget that includes the first property tax hike under the Brown Administration.

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Common Council members say they back inclusionary zoning, which requires new housing to set aside a certain percentage of units as affordable housing.  While most agree upon the goal, finding common ground on the specifics is proving to be more difficult.

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Members of the Buffalo Common Council are perusing through the nearly $500 million budget unveiled Monday by Mayor Byron Brown. On Thursday, they'll hear from city department heads and have also invited the public to speak.

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The Stop the Violence Coalition appeared in the Black Rock-Riverside neighborhood on Tuesday. Hours earlier at a location just a few blocks away, a major brawl broke out involving dozens of people and baseball bats.

Rural Metro called out on response times

Jun 10, 2016
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Two Buffalo Common Council members are calling on Rural Metro to explain itself, after an ambulance was late to the scene of a Kail Street house fire Tuesday.

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The Common Council is again pushing Albany to move the school board elections to November instead of May. The spring date has been blamed for a voter turnout that averages around ten percent.

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Common Council members are again blasting Rural Metro following reports of slow service in critical situations.

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Members of the Common Council appear to be shifting to support of additional medical marijuana access.

Buffalo is going to get 25 new cab licenses and 25 livery cab licenses. Officials say they are responding to a growing demand.

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It a near certainty that Buffalo's Squaw Island will soon have a new name, but it's not certain what the name will be or when the change will come.

Buffalo's Common Council is drawing some praise for looking into public financing of political campaigns.

Like many revitalized urban areas,  volunteers are leading the effort to return Tonawanda Street to its former heights.

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There's still no decision on who will provide the ambulance service in Buffalo. The Common Council made a short-term move Tuesday in approving a four-moth extension for Rural/Metro.

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Coming off a Buffalo mayoral race, where one candidate had well over a million dollars to spend and the other had a few thousand, supporters of public financing of city elections are pushing for action.

Lawmaker wants ECC to expand city campus

Sep 26, 2013
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North District Common Council Member Joe Golombek wants to use a portion of the city's share of casino revenue to try and entice Erie Community College to expand its downtown campus.

Buffalo's array of food trucks received another year Tuesday as Common Council members approved new licenses and lower fees.

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We should know by the end of the day what the future holds for food trucks that want to operate within city limits. The Buffalo Common Council is expected to vote on a 'Mobile Food Vendor Ordinance' during a special session Tuesday afternoon.