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2015/07/07 00:33
2015/07/07 00:33
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The name Squaw Island is firmly in the past, after Mayor Byron W. Brown signed a bill Monday ratifying the Common Council’s unanimous decision to rename it Unity Island – or Ga’nigo:i:yoh (pronounced...
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2015/07/03 22:03
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The governor lowered the speed limit on the Scajaquada Expressway from 50 mph to 30 mph a month ago, after 3-year-old Maksym Sugorovskiy was killed and his 5-year-old sister critically injured by an...
2015/07/02 23:33
2015/07/02 23:33
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It’ll be smooth sailing – eventually – on a stretch of Main Street in Buffalo that was ravaged by last winter’s harsh weather. The section between Hertel and Kenmore avenues was added to the city’s...
2015/06/30 02:04
2015/06/30 02:04
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Fast-food workers appear to have won their “Fight for 15” in New York State. The state Wage Board said Monday that it will recommend a “substantial increase” in the minimum wage paid to fast-food...
2015/06/30 01:34
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BATAVIA – Michelle J. Palmer-Garner of Buffalo has been named to the board of directors of the Western Regional Off-Track Betting Corp. WROTB President Michael D. Kane reported at last week’s board...
2015/06/29 12:04
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Bishnu Prasad Adhikari arrived in Buffalo as a refugee in 2009, but his new life didn’t commence until last Thursday, when he became a U.S. citizen. “I’m very excited; I have an identity now,” he...
2015/06/28 01:03
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Buffalo’s Burmese New Year Water Festival on Saturday suffered from an excess of water, what with Mother Nature taking part in such a big way. With rain pouring, there was no need, really, for the...
2015/06/27 19:33
2015/06/27 19:33
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Buffalo’s parking attendants slap tickets on cars that sit curbside just minutes longer than they should, setting off a flow of money from the wallets of unhappy motorists to a city bureaucracy that...
2015/06/25 23:33
2015/06/25 23:33
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A developer plans to knock down dozens of dilapidated houses over the next five years and build student housing for 750 college students adjacent to SUNY Buffalo, a project that city and college...
2015/06/25 22:34
2015/06/25 22:34
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Buffalo Mayor Byron W. Brown called in February for the city to embrace diversity in the workplace – and asked the community to sign a Buffalo Opportunity pledge, to encourage businesses,...
2015/06/24 23:03
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SolarCity’s emerging solar panel factory at RiverBend will present a prime opportunity for suppliers, and the Buffalo Niagara Partnership doesn’t want local businesses to miss out. The business group...
2015/06/24 22:03
2015/06/24 22:03
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The developer planning to convert the former Trico Building into a mixed-use facility that will include an extended-stay hotel, apartments and retail space has filed a site plan with the city. The...
2015/06/24 04:04
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Mayor Byron W. Brown on Tuesday appointed Common Council Majority Leader Demone A. Smith of the Masten District to head the Buffalo Employment & Training Center. The announcement came after Smith was...
2015/06/24 02:03
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ALBANY – Looking to end one of the State Legislature’s more bizarre sessions, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo and legislative leaders Tuesday announced deals giving $1.3 billion in rebate checks timed for...
2015/06/17 02:03
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ALBANY – With its internal clock ticking toward the end of session, the State Legislature on Tuesday approved deals on everything from an effort to reduce incidents of campus sexual assaults to...
2015/06/16 17:34
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The city’s plans to get a grocery store, condominiums and a parking ramp on a vacant downtown parking lot near the public library will now have a new potential tenant in the mix: Erie Community...
2015/06/16 02:03
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At some point, “Ga’nigo:i:yoh” may become as much a part of Buffalo parlance as Cheektowaga and Scajaquada. Ga’nigo:i:yoh (pronounced ga’-nego-e-yah) is the new Seneca name being proposed for the...
2015/06/15 01:33
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A lot was happening at Martin Luther King Jr. Park over the weekend. The Juneteenth Festival, commemorating the emancipation of slaves in the Confederate South, wrapped up Sunday. The festival also...
2015/06/12 20:03
2015/06/12 20:03
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New Buffalo police officers would be required to live in the city for their first seven years on the police force and would not be eligible for a high-cost health insurance plan available to current...
2015/06/12 00:03
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The splash pad at Martin Luther King Jr. park will open for the season at 2 p.m. Friday, tying in with the weekend’s annual Juneteenth celebration. The popular summer attraction will be open until 7...
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