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Among the news on the front page of The Buffalo Evening News on April 23, 1914: Coverage of the seizure of Veracruz, Mexico, continues; Mexico is expected to attack city in force. President Woodrow Wilson gives "firm reply" to a letter from a Mexican rebel leader. The War Department completed a draft call for 250,000 "volunteers," though Wilson offered assurances that …

There was near unanimous support to raise the price of the city’s parking meters from a nickel to a dime. It was asserted in a later op-ed that those lawmakers who opposed the increase were hoping to use it as a cornerstone of their re-election bids. All parking meters in city now will cost 10 cents for an hour "About 2,000 meters which now give 60 minutes of parkin…

The News' Bob DiCesare warned the Bills not to take a quarterback with the 13th pick in the 2004 NFL draft. The Bills listened — but took one instead at No. 22. Wide Receiver Lee Evans was taken 13th and, against the wishes of DiCesare, J.P. Losman was taken with the 22nd overall pick. Since Losman was drafted, the Bills have had nine starting quarterbacks, including Los…

Among the news on the front page of The Buffalo Evening News on April 22, 1914: The United States finishes taking control of Veracruz, Mexico (then written as Vera Cruz). Both houses of Congress vote to support President Woodrow Wilson's use of armed force. The Associated Press detailed the official reports from the battle at Veracraz. Mexico calls for troops to mobil…

As it has a half-dozen times or more over the last half-century, the future of Lake Erie looked cloudy without some forward-thinking intervention: Many diverse plans for Lake Erie tend to cloud its future "Everyone wants in on the action in Lake Erie today and unfortunately for the lake -- and the public -- there's no single policeman and few rules of the road."

Forty-five years after a comfortable high speed rail trip from the Central Terminal, some folks are now wondering if the high-speed rail discussion has once again left the station: TurboTrain shows how nice rail trip can be "United Aircraft's TurboTrain ... is a vehicle right out of the jet age. It has achived test speeds up to 170 miles an hour but was held on this trip…

For generations, Buffalo's best dressed women shopped on Delaware Avenue. That era was ending with the closing of Par Avion. The last women's shop in the area, Mabel Danahy, announced a move to Amherst in 1996. Pitt Petri was the last heritage retailer along Delaware Avenue when it closed in 2011: Era fading on Delaware Avenue: Par Avion's closing leaves just one women's…

A couple in Williamsville was denied access to housing because of their race, according to this article in The Buffalo Evening News: Realtor fined $500 on couple's charge of housing bias "A Williamsville realty company has been ordered by the State Division of Human Rights to list with a local fair-housing group all housing accomodations as they become available for rent…

Among the news on the front page of The Buffalo Evening News on April 21, 1914: The United States seizes the city of Veracruz in Mexico, plans to intercept arms intended for Mexican President José Victoriano Huerta Márquez. Diplomats in the Mexican capital, as a result of the headline news, are in "watchful waiting" mode. 12 people are killed in a 14-hour fight betwe…

Can you still get homemade duck soup at the Broadway Market?  This story could have been written this week: Smell of pierogi, road of crowd greet market Easter shoppers "Under a heavy aroma of pierogi, 99 varieties of cheese and all manner of fish, the shoppers maintained a dull roar all afternoon. The aisles were flush with people of all ages, housewives pushing baby s…

This week 25 years ago, The News looked back at the best work of Tom Toles. Toles spent the 1980s as Buffalo’s most acclaimed editorial cartoonist, first at the Courier-Express and then at The Buffalo News. He won the Pulitzer Prize for editorial cartooning in 1990 and left The News for the Washington Post in 2002.

As the '80s slipped away and the '90s dawned, if you were flipping through the pages of The News 25 years ago this week, you’d have seen much talk of hope for Buffalo’s future.  Our city was turning a corner, with the late '70s and early '80s behind us. Through the lens of history, we can look at the 90s as a feeling out period in Buffalo. A time of stops and starts …

It doesn’t seem like 1990 is that far away to many Buffalonians — until you tell them in 1990 you could have sat at the counter of a Your Host Restaurant and ordered a meatloaf, coffee, and fries. Then, all the sudden 1990 — only 25 years ago — seems like  a lifetime ago. The grill sergeants take charge A CUSTOMER walks into the downtown Your Host wearing a s…

In the 1960s, Jack Sharpe was well-known as the fiery WEBR Trafficopter reporter who would regularly, over the radio, admonish individual drivers for behaviors he’d see on the highways below him. In the 1970s and 1980s, Sharpe was known as the fiery Amherst aupervisor who opened the town for massive development, and saw much growth in an area that overall saw hemorrhagi…