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How many millennials does it take to screw in a light bulb? None, if they live in one of Rane Property Management's apartment or townhouse complexes in the region. That's because the father-and-son development team of Anthony and Nicholas Cutaia has carved out a niche by marketing many of their rental properties to millennials and other young professionals who want a…

LEWISTON - A 185-year-old house was torn down Tuesday morning in a village- and state-approved demolition. Harry W. Wright, chairman of the Village of Lewiston Historic Preservation Board, said 470 Ridge St. was too deteriorated to be saved. "Another little piece of Lewiston's history is gone," mourned Eva Nicklas, artistic director of the Lewiston Council on the A…

The Buffalo City Mission won approval Monday from the Buffalo Planning Board for its $15.1 million proposal to construct a new four-story complex in downtown Buffalo to house its growing operations. The nonprofit, together with McGuire Development Group, plans to erect a new 74,138-square-foot facility on its current parking lot at 90 East Tupper St. and then demolish…

The remaining commercial building of the former Shea's Seneca Theatre will get a new lease on life. The Buffalo Planning Board Monday night approved developer Jake Schneider's $9 million adaptive-reuse proposal to renovate the two-story building at 2178 Seneca St. into a mixed-use facility. Plans call for 21 apartments, a new 136-seat black-box theatre for Second Gen…

Two weeks after initially signalling their readiness to approve a major project on Jefferson Avenue, the Buffalo Planning Board formalized its support Monday for People Inc. and two development partners to construct a pair of new apartment buildings just north of the Johnnie B. Wiley Amateur Athletic Sports Pavilion. The social services nonprofit is working with Nick S…

The Buffalo Planning Board on Monday approved a proposal by the owners of the Tri-Main Center on Main Street in Buffalo to finish their $4.5 million redevelopment of the nearby former Phoenix Frontier building into a mixed-use project. Plans by Tri-Main Development LLC call for renovating the three-story building at 45 Jewett Parkway, at the corner of Halbert Street, wi…

The Town of Tonawanda is temporarily putting the brakes on the erection of  all new cell phone towers, including monopoles or micro cell towers, by declaring a moratorium. The moratorium was put in place while the town meets with a consultant to update the town code. These smaller towers, which can be as small as a lamp post or a flag pole, can be located on top of a b…

Keith O’Neil, who played for the Dallas Cowboys, Indianapolis Colts and New York Giants, will speak April 6 during the 33rd annual National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) in Buffalo & Erie County Awards & Dinner at Salvatore’s Italian Gardens. Also, the Mental Health Association (MHA) of Erie County will host its Annual Dinner and Auction from 6 to 8:30 p…

Kenmore East High School will present its spring musical, "Once On This Island," at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, March 30-April 1, at the school, 350 Fries Road. The acclaimed Broadway musical was the winner of the 1995 Laurence Olivier Award for Best Musical and is based on the book "My Love, My Love," also known as "The Peasant Girl," by Rosa Guy. Inspi…

Mayor Byron W. Brown proclaimed Monday "Randi Weingarten Day" in Buffalo to honor the influential president of the American Federation of Teachers union. Brown called Weingarten "a trailblazer and true champion" during a ceremony at City Hall. Weingarten has served as head of the federation, which has 1.6 million members and is one of the nation's largest labor unions, …

Registration is now open for the 37th  J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge in Buffalo at  www.jpmorganchasecc.com. The 3.5-mile road race is scheduled for 6:45 p.m. June 15. It's open to runners, joggers and walkers and companies can order race-night hospitality in Delaware Park. Over 13,000 are expected this year. Last year, the race attracted 12,488 entrants from 38…

John Andreozzi, author of "The Italians of Lackawanna, NY: Steelworkers, Merchants and Gardeners," will talk about the legacy of Italian-Americans in the Steel City at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 6 in the Lackawanna Public Library, 560 Ridge Road. The talk will include the history of Lackawanna, the immigrant saga and the role immigrants played in the steel-making industry. …

An Orchard Park woman was served with an arrest warrant Monday, accused of spraying a police officer with a "household product" at her residence on Feb. 19, Orchard Park police said in a statement Monday. The police officer, who was not named, sought medical treatment after the incident and was treated and released. Patricia Hansen, 62, was charged with resisting arr…

Three young teenage girls reported that a man approached them in Martin Luther King Jr. Park while walking home from school Friday afternoon and offered them money and shoes if they got into his car, Buffalo police said. The girls, all Buffalo school students, told police the man offered them money, and then offered to buy them sneakers, if they would get into his vehic…

Pawn shops have long been havens for thieves trying to fence stolen merchandise. And getting stolen items back to the rightful owners can be a daunting task, city officials say. That is why Common Council members want to require pawn shops to digitally photograph and catalog each item pawned and to hold the item for at least 60 days. The enhanced record-keeping will hel…

The Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority is losing one of its key people, a top manager who received tens of thousands of dollars worth of training in recent years while he was being groomed to possibly become an assistant executive director. But instead of getting a No. 2 spot at the Buffalo authority, Anthony J. Laulette, 43, is heading to Columbia County, not far fro…