Masten District

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For many years, a long-closed bowling alley at 47 East Amherst Street has been slowing falling apart behind a high chain-link fence. Now, the Buffalo Planning Board is close to final approval of a 178-unit apartment building to replace the eyesore.

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The state has awarded another $4 million to the Buffalo Northland Corridor redevelopment project.

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A former Common Council member who advocated for some of Buffalo's poorest neighborhoods has died.

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A longtime daycare provider has opened a new facility in an underserved Buffalo neighborhood. A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Friday morning at 377 Kensington Avenue for Mary's Little Lambs.


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Residents who took part in Buffalo's first ever Participatory Budgeting Process say the effort was worth it.

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"Before we get started I want to read a statement from my desk to the people of the City of Buffalo and to all of our families and students who attend Catholic schools or put their children in Catholic schools."

That is how Masten District Common Councilmember Ulysses Wingo started his community meeting Thursday night. To come was an apology for comments he made earlier in the week about students in Catholic schools who "have fun saying" their "Catholic prayers."

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Work on the $60 million Northland Corridor Redevelopment Project is ramping up. The focus of the mostly-state funded project is a workforce training center.

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A small number of citizens turned out to ask real questions of real cops about how policing works in Buffalo, during a meeting sponsored by Masten District Common Councilmember Ulysees Wingo.

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With a spotlight on tensions between law enforcement and the public, members of the Buffalo community came together on Tuesday night to figure out how they can do their part to improve relations between the city’s police and its residents.


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Masten District voters have a chance this week to choose how $150,000 in city money is spent, in a test of what's called Participatory Budgeting.


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If you lived in Buffalo's Masten District, how would you spend $150,000? That topic is being discussed in a series of public meetings in the coming weeks.


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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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Masten District voters are dealing with an unusual race in which three people and a write-in candidate are vying for a vacant seat.