More than two dozen NFL players gave Fabes Sole High its moment in the national spotlight Sunday when they sported the company's custom cleats on the field. The same day, its store in the Walden Galleria went dark. Since June, the company has used its Walden Galleria storefront to showcase the works of artist Nicholas Avery as he painted custom designs onto c…

More than 40 residents of the Elmwood Village area turned out Monday night, mostly in opposition, as the city Planning Board took public comment on a proposed $30 million condo project on Elmwood Avenue. While most remained silent during the hour-long public hearing, more than a dozen people testified before the seven-member board, with opponents outnumbering supporters…

The Buffalo Planning Board on Monday night gave its formal backing to the city's proposed new Green Code, advancing the first rewrite of Buffalo's land-use and zoning regulations in over 60 years. The unanimous action sends the 322-page document back to the Common Council, where it is being considered for final approval before it can take effect 45 days later as the cit…

National Fuel and local construction trades unions have made a project labor agreement governing work on the Northern Access pipeline project which "will result in good-paying jobs for union construction trades workers across Western New York," according to Paul Brown, president of the Buffalo, Niagara County and Southwestern Building and Construction Trades Council. …

Nearly 2 1/2 years after plans were first announced for a solar panel factory in South Buffalo, SolarCity is starting to look for its first production workers. The company is holding a series of information sessions over the next two weeks to try to drum up interest in entry level positions at the massive solar panel factory on South Park Avenue. The positions includ…

Hires/Promotions/Honors Tripp Higgins was named president at Wirthwein Marketing. Higgins joined Wirthwein from Fox Run Orchard Park, where he served as director of sales and marketing. ... RJ Ball of Empire State Development was appointed to the Kaleida Health Foundation. Ball holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Florida Atlantic University in English Literature.…

State energy regulators have launched a full-scale review of the competitive electricity and natural gas markets they created 17 years ago, but which critics say have failed to meet the goal of saving consumers money. The state Public Service Commission will hold hearings as part of a review of New York's competitive energy markets to determine if changes need to be mad…

The cellphones we handle countless times a day to make calls, check social media and surf the Internet are also good at something else: carrying germs. That’s turned into a potential problem in hospitals and other health-care settings where doctors, nurses, other staff and the public come into contact with patients at risk of infection from bacteria and viruses broug…

Following are real estate transactions over $5,000 as listed in records of the Erie County clerk’s office for the week ending Oct. 28. AKRON • Nst 74 John St., Michael P. Donovan to Pixley Development Corp, $155,000. ALDEN • 12320 Cary Road, Thomas L. Kreutter to Daniel J. Colosimo, $215,000. • 328 South Woodside Drive, Julana E. Delzer; Robert E. Delzer to …

Following are real estate transactions over $5,000 as listed in records of the Erie County clerk’s office for the week ending Sept. 9, 2016.   CAMBRIA • Lockport Junction Road, Modern Recycling to Cambria Asphalt Products, $850,000. • Lockport Road, John Hamilton to Tammy L. Amacher, $106,000. • South Ridge Road, Kyle R. Andrews; Geraldine J. Moje to …

Gunfire was exchanged about 9:30 p.m. Friday in the parking lot of Citywide Food and Beauty Supplies, 137 Maple St., Central District police said. Multiple shots were fired from a passing vehicle that was northbound on Maple Street, and a man in the parking lot wearing a red hoodie returned fire before running away, heading east on Virginia Street. No one was struck by …

The year 2005 doesn’t seem that long ago, but it has been more than a decade since Gwen Stefani topped the charts with “Hollaback Girl,” Harry Potter hit the big screen with his “Goblet of Fire” and the iPod Nano was the status symbol of choice. Yes, 2005 was the year “NYPD Blue” and “Powerpuff Girls” aired their last episodes, Ted Koppel resigned from …

Hires/Promotions/Honors Lani Brandon was hired as an associate attorney at the law firm of Hopkins Sorgi & Romanowski PLLC. Brandon focuses her practice on environmental, land use and zoning law. She is a graduate of Pace Law School. ... Keith Parwulski, director of regional branch services for Summit Federal Credit Union, has earned Credit Union Development E…

For Elon Musk, the hard work is just beginning now that Tesla Motors has gobbled up SolarCity. Musk succeeded in getting shareholders to buy into his vision that the $2.1 billion merger was a linchpin in his vision of turning Tesla into a renewable energy powerhouse, offering solar panels, electric vehicles and the batteries that each uses. The question now facing Mu…