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In the long debate about who in Buffalo is benefiting from the major economic boom, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development says the Niagara District is and the South District isn't.

Savvy Over 60: Peg Overdorf

Mar 13, 2019
Valley Community Association

Down in the Valley is Margaret "Peg" Overdorf. Hang your head over the Michigan Avenue Lift Bridge and you can hear her wind blow. This year, Overdorf is celebrating 40 years as Executive Director of the Valley Community Association, from which has bloomed a renewal along the Ohio Street Corridor to the Buffalo River. You may not recognize their names, but the VCA, Overdorf and her close-knit army of volunteers are leaving their mark on our region, serving families and turning former polluted dumping grounds into waterfront destinations.

Buffalo Police say a stolen patrol car slammed into another vehicle, then a house Wednesday night.

Schneider Architectural Services / Larkin Development Group

Buffalo's Larkinville neighborhood has been hot for several years and the heat has intensified, with another residential project in the works.

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The nearly century-old Shea's Seneca officially re-opened Thursday night with a reception and tour.

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The issue at Southside Elementary School Wednesday night was policing in Buffalo, particularly in South Buffalo, where many residents perceive the city is cutting back on police efforts to move officers to other communities while crime is becoming more of an issue in South Buffalo.

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Western New York Maritime Charter School wants to build a high school and gym complex on Buffum Street in South Buffalo, partially on what was once a Seneca Nation cemetery. Archeologists hired to investigate are close to finishing the first phase of their study.

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A proposed major expansion of Western New York Maritime Charter School was rescinded by a Common Council committee on Tuesday. Wednesday morning, the entire project is due in court.

Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy

What changes do residents want for Buffalo's Olmsted Parks? That was the question asked Monday night, with the goal of having a five-year capital plan of improvements ready by May 2019.

Sixteen members of the Kingsmen Motorcycle Club have now been convicted with the latest guilty plea Monday morning in U.S. District Court.

Bishop Timon-St. Jude High School

New leaders will start the fall school year at Bishop Timon-St. Jude High School and Health Sciences Charter School in Buffalo.

Remembering South Buffalo's Tim Russert

Jun 13, 2018

On the 10th anniversary of Tim Russert's death, we look back at some of WBFO's coverage of the long-time anchor of  NBC News' "Meet The Press" and Buffalo ambassador. He died of a heart attack at age 58.

Mike Desmond / WBFO News

Development projects in Buffalo have become increasingly noisy as they move through the city review process. On almost every project there is a group of opponents who point out the many Green Code exemptions being approved to allow a project to move forward. A charter school expansion in South Buffalo is now facing those complaints, plus concerns over a Native American burial ground.

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.

Fisher Associates

Over objections from an adjacent major employer, the city Planning Board has approved construction of a sports field and large indoor field house in an industrial section of South Buffalo.

Mike Desmond / WBFO News

A section of one of Buffalo's many old industrial buildings now houses a defense contractor that came here to take advantage of the labor pool and the engineers trained at the University at Buffalo.

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For Women's History Month, Buffalo's Common Council on Tuesday honored 27 women who own businesses in South Buffalo.

A former Buffalo Parks seasonal worker has pleaded guilty to stabbing a dog.

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Tesla says it is looking for several hundred more workers for its plant in South Buffalo, as production of solar panels and solar roofs increases.

Kideney Architects, P.C.

The Buffalo School Board had hoped to open its new restaurant and hospitality high school this fall. However, the earliest possibility is now September of next year, as lease negotiations for a site continue.

Buffalo Police warn of possible impersonator

Jan 3, 2018

Buffalo Police are warning of a suspected police impersonator making the rounds.

James Hoggard

Plans are set to be unveiled Wednesday for bringing new life to an old rail corridor in Buffalo.

Rep. Brian Higgins' office

New bridges that bring Bailey Avenue motorists over Cazenovia Creek and the Buffalo River in South Buffalo officially open to traffic Monday night.

Ontario Specialty Contracting

Buffalo's Green Code and federal law collided before the city Planning Board Tuesday in a dispute over planned commercial space on an old chemical plant site in South Buffalo.

South Buffalo girl injured after fall into open sewer

Oct 3, 2017

A 12-year-old girl has been injured after she fell about 12 feet into an open sewer.

Michael Mroziak, WBFO

Families with loved ones undergoing care at Mercy Hospital now have an option, if needed to stay nearby at a new hospitality center not far from the South Buffalo medical center. The Grace Guest House was formally dedicated Monday.


WBFO's Mike Desmond

The vacant seat on the Buffalo School Board is apparently very attractive to residents of South Buffalo. The board is winnowing through 15 candidates for the Park District seat vacated by Carl Paladino when State Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia removed him.

WBFO's Mike Desmond

It is not just that old industrial buildings in Buffalo are being converted for other uses, mostly housing. A new coffee house in the Old First Ward is benefiting from nearby new housing, as well as city natives returning here with ideas from other places.

WBFO's Mike Desmond

There were 800 people registered for the Panasonic job fare Wednesday evening at the Buffalo Employment and Training Center - and more than that came to fill out forms and present resumes - as the company plans 150 hires by the end of August.

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After months of study and a recommendation, on Wednesday night the Buffalo School Board approved a site for its new hospitality school, usually called Emerson Two.

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