Seneca Street Community Development Corporation

The Executive Director of the Seneca Street Community Development Corporation says Buffalo's Seneca-Babock neighborhood is an "isolated pocket of generational poverty with very few resources." With $10,000 in grant funding, the CDC is expanding into health care to help fix that.

Ground broken on new Seneca-Babcock Community Center

May 15, 2018
Michael Mroziak, WBFO

Work is set to begin on the new Seneca-Babcock Community Center on Harrison Street in Buffalo. A groundbreaking ceremony was held on the site of the future  12,600 square-foot facility. Among those present for the ceremony were donors and elected officials who recalled the role the community center played in their own lives.

The New York State Attorney General is suing Peter Battaglia Jr., owner and operator of Battaglia Demolition Inc. and related companies, to force the South Buffalo demolition debris facility to end noxious conditions – described as “unbearable” and “sickening” by residents. The suit charges that Battaglia’s dust, noise, odors, vermin, truck traffic and other harmful impacts have created a public nuisance under state law and that the facility is illegally operating without required state environmental permits.

Dan Telvock

Dust, diesel fumes, noise and potholes. The residents of Peabody Street in Buffalo’s Seneca-Babcock neighborhood blame those problems on Battaglia Demolition, a nearby construction debris recycling facility. But state and local authorities have failed to uphold promises to clean up Battaglia’s operations, leaving residents frustrated.