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LaSalle Park on Buffalo's waterfront was lit in blue Thursday night as citizens held a vigil for Police Officer Craig Lehner.

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LaSalle Park on Buffalo’s West Side is well-known for potholes and roller-coaster-like drives along the waterfront. With an infusion of $1.4 million from the city, that reputation will soon be no more.

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A civil war that began in the late 1980's drove Somalis and Bantus from their home in Africa.

The City of Buffalo is reporting a significant increase in the number of swimmers at its outdoor pools for the month of July.

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There was little support at a packed house Tuesday night for Buffalo's latest plan for rehabbing part of LaSalle Park.

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Buffalo has a new skateboard park, formally opened Wednesday afternoon by city officials and several eager young people, many of whom were already using the swirling concrete during the formal ribbon-cutting ceremony.

The recent run of nice weather has bumped up the construction schedule in LaSalle Park by a month. 

The project includes rebuilding the park road along I-190, adding new streetlights, and a new parking lot, complete with a tree, shrub and grass 'rain garden' to filter runoff. 

Mayor Byron Brown says the early start means work should wrap up before the early July opening of Centennial Pool, which underwent a $3 million renovation in 2010.