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Jane Kwiatkowski Radlich

A print journalism graduate of Buffalo State College, I also studied nursing at Trocaire College in South Buffalo. I am a licensed attorney at law admitted to practice in New York State. But it is the newspaper that I am most passionate about.


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Lackawanna lawmakers convened for a reorganizational meeting Wednesday night, but the focus of the standing-room-only audience was the empty City Council seat for the First Ward. Mohamed Albanna won the November election for the position that was open when the term of Abdulsalam Noman expired. But a recent ruling by Supreme Court Justice Tracey A. Bannister negated t…

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March 10, 1922 – Dec. 30, 2017 Stanley M. Bolas, a former Golden Gloves boxer, would tell his son, "I still think I have a good three minutes left in me." "My dad always had a quote, and this one was a reference to a three-minute round of boxing," said Michael Bolas. "In my mind he was always the undisputed champ," he said. Mr. Bolas, a Buffalo police officer a…

Buffalo

A food market on East Delavan Avenue was robbed Sunday afternoon by a gunman wearing a black ski mask, police said. The incident occurred just before 2 p.m. at 1445 E. Delavan, when the masked bandit reportedly walked into the store, displayed a handgun and demanded money. The suspect fled the scene with an undetermined amount of money, but he dropped a piece of the …

Buffalo

A man using his smartphone Sunday afternoon on a hotel Wi-Fi reported the loss of $4,450 in fraudulent electronic withdrawals, police said. The man, who was staying at the Hyatt Regency Buffalo, told police he and his son were in the lobby using their smartphones around 12:30 p.m. Sunday when they were approached by a person acting suspicious, police reported. After …

Crime

JAMESTOWN – A 36-year-old man was arrested early Monday on domestic violence charges, police reported. Michael J. Ayers of Fulton Street was charged with assault, unlawful imprisonment and endangering the welfare of a child, police said. Officers who arrived at the Fulton Street residence at about 4:40 a.m. determined the victim was punched several times in the prese…

Revelers visiting downtown Sunday night for New Year's events can expect to see more police officers patrolling, especially around the entertainment district. "Every year we work not only with the state, but with our federal partners, who are monitoring the events,"  Capt. Jeff Rinaldo said during a security briefing Saturday in City Hall. "We're confident that we have …

Buffalo

An armed robbery in the parking lot of a Broadway drugstore early Saturday cost a man $475, a wallet, prescription glasses, a Pelle Pelle jacket, diamond bracelet and watch, police reported. The incident occurred at 2:15 a.m. in the parking lot of Rite Aid at 1625 Broadway, police said. The victim was outside his vehicle when two thieves approached him, and one put a gu…

Buffalo

A 26-year-old woman was arrested twice in 12 hours after she stole a car and went on a joy ride Friday but later struck another car, ran into a snow bank and tried to run from officers, police stated in two incident reports. Brittani O'Sullivan of Thomas Street was being processed at Buffalo Police Central Booking early Saturday, when investigators determined the vehicl…

Buffalo

A Niagara Falls man was charged with the theft of $7,000 from a store on Tonawanda Street, Buffalo Police reported. The larceny from Dollar General, 827 Tonawanda St., occurred from September to Dec. 22, police said. Frank Lesneski, 42, of Deveaux Street, was charged with grand larceny, police said.  

Buffalo

The clerk at a Doat Street food shop called police after a customer brought a dog into the store and refused to leave, police stated in an incident report. The incident occurred Wednesday afternoon at Alfys II Food Market, 160 Doat, police stated. When the clerk called 911, he reported the customer had "a gun in one hand and a knife in the other," the report stated. …

Cheektowaga

A 63-year-old man was struck and killed by a vehicle early Saturday while he was crossing Clinton Street, Cheektowaga Police reported. The accident occurred around 1 a.m. just east of South Rossler Avenue, police said. The man is a resident of West Seneca, police said, and he was pronounced dead at the scene. Police described the driver as a 20-year-old woman from…

Buffalo

After two months of growing facial hair for charity, several police officers gathered at the Training Academy at Buffalo Police Headquarters on Franklin Street to celebrate, and get a shave. A total of $37,195 was raised as the result of efforts by hundreds of officers, Capt. Steven Nichols said. The  officers paid $50 each month while growing their beards. Some paid wi…

Buffalo

A cab was shot at late Wednesday after a fare fled the minivan and got into an altercation with another man on French Street, police said. The cabbie told police she was driving shortly before midnight on French between Fillmore Avenue and Kehr Street when her fare jumped out of the vehicle and began arguing with a man on the street. When the fare returned to the cab…

A repeat shoplifter was arrested Wednesday after police reported he tried to take $15 in merchandise from the 7-Eleven at 782 Elmwood Ave. The incident occurred at around 10:30 p.m. after the suspect entered the store and was observed slipping store items into a black bag, police said. The clerk confronted the individual and a struggle ensued, police said. The suspec…

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Matt Shaw will be high atop the 14-story Electric Tower when the clock strikes midnight on Sunday. His goal will be to light the sky for eight continuous minutes with a fireworks display that will signal the arrival of 2018. Joseph J. Montesano also will be on the tower's roof at 12. He will pull the lever that starts the giant ball on its 73-second descent along …