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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.


Lisa Zybert has dense breasts.It is a condition that is not uncommon and is completely benign.But having dense breast tissue can mask cancers on mammograms, and when women know their breasts are dense, physicians say, that awareness is a valuable tool in the fight against breast cancer.When Zybert, a neonatal intensive care nurse who lives in Angola, went for a routine mam…

Bill Yuhnke was 14 when he took a job pumping gas for Yellow Cab of Buffalo. He never dreamed that 20 years later he would own the cab company. Yuhnke, who grew up on the city’s West Side, worked for a handful of local radio stations and also served in the U.S. Army Reserves before he returned to the cab business.Yuhnke launched Liberty Cab in 1987 with only a couple of …

A lunchtime fire today in a theater building on 600 block of Main Street drew dozens of onlookers, according to witnesses at the scene.The fire was reported at 12:45 p.m. at Shea’s Smith Theatre at 652 Main, the Buffalo Fire Department said. A Shea’s spokeswoman described it as a minor electrical fire in the basement and said a member of the theater’s maintenance sta…

NIAGARA FALLS – The court order that has halted work on the Maid of the Mist’s new storage facility in the Niagara Gorge was met with approval Tuesday by a local preservation leader, who cited the historical significance of the old Schoellkopf Power Station.“It was the first site for power generation in Niagara Falls,” said Tom Yots, executive director of Preservat…

It was the summer of ’69 when Amherst High School teacher Reed Taylor led a team of college students to a remote West African village in Sierra Leone to build a jungle hospital – brick by brick – from the ground up. The volunteers were sponsored by Operation Crossroads Africa to work with young Africans at the grass-roots level, and they built a 48-room hospital.Tha…

Sidney Bryant Jr. thinks about many things as he walks the streets of the Lower West Side picking up cans and bottles. “Picking up,” Bryant said, takes him away for a while. Bryant grew up on Dodge Street near the old War Memorial Auditorium. His younger years, he explains, were defined by crime and drugs and street gangs. He talks of a first wife and six children.At a…

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo signed a 2013-14 state budget this morning at the University at Buffalo South Campus. The budget passed both houses of the New York State Legislature days before the April 1 deadline. It was the first time New York has had three consecutive, on-time budgets since 1984.Cuomo, who called the three on-time spending plans a “hat trick,” held up a hocke…

A strange assortment of things rained down on spectators lined up Monday for the annual Dyngus Day Parade.In addition to occasional bursts of snow and hail, the curbside revelers were treated to sprays of cold water from large super soakers and requisite tosses of beads and hard candy. Even Polish sausage was thrown at them from a couple of floats. Of course, randomness ha…

Along Manhattan's Fifth Avenue, the Easter Parade is a tradition that dates back more than 100 years. Conceived as a chance for wealthy New Yorkers to display their fine clothes after attending church services, it also was the subject of a 1948 film musical starring Judy Garland and Fred Astaire.Along Buffalo's Elmwood Avenue, by contrast, the Easter Bonnet Parade is only …

An 18-year-old man was arrested early Sunday and charged with violating the state’s new gun control law after a foot chase through an East Side neighborhood ended with the recovery of a 9 mm handgun, Buffalo police said.Darquane M. McDuffie was arrested after he reportedly jumped from the rear seat of a vehicle that police were trying to stop near the intersection of Swe…

An out-of-control vehicle crashed into a wheelchair ramp of a Clinton Street home Saturday afternoon, according to Buffalo Fire Department reports.The driver was identified as a 58-year-old male who lost control of the vehicle after experiencing a medical emergency shortly after noon, The vehicle initially struck a home at 1516 Clinton near Bailey Avenue and then knocked d…

An early morning fire at a vacant house on Metcalfe Street lighted up the sky as firefighters responding to the call found the structure fully involved in flames, according to the Buffalo Fire Department dispatch center.The fire at 91 Metcalfe, in the Fillmore Avenue-Clinton Street area, was reported at 4:10 a.m. It left an estimated $25,000 damage to the 2.5-story house, …

Narseary Harris, 61, was born in Detroit but spent much of her life in Rochester. In the spring of 2005, she and her husband, Vernal L. Harris Jr., moved here to lead the Prince of Peace Temple Church of God in Christ at 669 Kensington Ave. The Church of God in Christ is a Pentecostal denomination church with a global membership of 6 million.As the church’s first lady, N…

James “Jay” Manno worked at many Buffalo nightspots starting in 1989 as a barback at the old Stuffed Mushroom on Main Street before taking jobs at the former Pier Restaurant, Croc Bar and Coliseum.For the past 14 years Manno has operated Soho Burger Bar on West Chippewa Street, where he’s built a reputation as an outspoken advocate for the entertainment district down…

NIAGARA FALLS, Ont. - A six-mile feat of engineering called the Niagara Tunnel, four stories tall and 460 feet below the City of Niagara Falls, was put into service Thursday during ceremonies at the Ontario Power Generation Visitors’ Centre.“The completion of this project will provide Ontario with a source of clean energy for the next 100 years,” said Bob Chiarelli, …