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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…

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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…

Hopes were high for the Bills playoff chances in Cleveland. Many Bills fans will look at the smiling faces in the photo below with some measure of pain, remembering Ronnie Harmon’s dropped end zone pass as the end of the Bills’ hopes for that season. The best, as they say, was yet to come. "Bills fans brave cold for tickets" When 25,000 tickets to the Bills-Browns p…

Hopes were high for the Bills playoff chances in Cleveland. Many Bills fans will look at the smiling faces in the photo below with some measure of pain, remembering Ronnie Harmon’s dropped end zone pass as the end of the Bills’ hopes for that season. The best, as they say, was yet to come. Bills fans brave cold for tickets When 25,000 tickets to the Bills-Browns pla…

It’s difficult for many of us to believe, but as of right now, parts of the 1990s were 25 years ago. While the very beginning of the decade was filled for hope for Western New York, and seeds which were planted then are now the strongly rooted foundations of Buffalo’s resurgence, the 1990s were still a decade of growing pains. The direction, however, was usually the r…