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An East Side church wants to create another child care option for families in the neighborhood. The Lincoln Memorial United Methodist Church is seeking city approval to convert the pastor's office, parlor and two Sunday school classrooms inside the existing church into a day care center for infants through toddlers, with three rooms for children and an office. The proje…

Art

The "big black head" in Martin Luther King Jr. Park is a mistake and has to be replaced with a statue that looks more like the slain civil rights leader, according to Samuel A. Herbert, a community activist who is leading a petition drive. Herbert and three supporters kicked off a petition drive in front of the the 8-foot-tall bronze bust in MLK Park on Monday, King's b…

Weather

For meteorologists, the winter season starts Dec. 1 and ends at the end of February. That means today begins the second half of the winter season. After relatively mild back-to-back winters in Buffalo, this one already seems to be eliciting some groans from the masses. But how cold, and how snowy, has it really been compared with the last, say, 20 or 30 years? Here'…

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A Buffalo man who crashed his vehicle through a fence into a school playground in the city of Tonawanda on Sunday morning was charged with driving while intoxicated, according to police. Divine J. Garcia, 28, of Bradley Street, failed to negotiate a turn at Hackett Drive and Hamilton Street and crashed through fencing, winding up in the playground at Riverview School, C…

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The Bailey Green project on the East Side was started by a neighborhood business, guided by an internationally acclaimed plan and has had the involvement of the University at Buffalo and community organizations like Habitat for Humanity Buffalo. About two years ago Harmac Medical Products became the catalyst for a partnership pledging to bring new houses and apartments,…

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The Buffalo Planning Board on Tuesday will review a request by a Utah developer for a six-month extension of the board's July 2017 approval for a proposed $30 million student-housing project at 2929-2939 Main St. David Freeman's DF Fusion Investments of Provo, Utah, plans to convert Keystone Corp.'s former 4.4-acre, multi-building manufacturing complex into more than 30…

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Checkers may be coming to Buffalo's East Side. William Nowak wants to convert a used car dealer and maintenance facility at 2655 Bailey Ave. into a new location for the quick-service restaurant, known for its burgers, hot dogs, wings and fries. Plans by Michael Berger of Sutton Architecture call for installing a prefabricated modular building with walk-up and drive-t…

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A proposed banquet hall in North Buffalo and a medical clinic on the East Side will be up for review by the Buffalo Planning Board on Tuesday. After successfully converting a former North Buffalo church school into apartments, architect-turned-developer Karl Frizlen now wants to turn the adjacent gym and kitchen hall into a new banquet hall and art exhibition studio. …

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A Home Energy Assistance Program outreach session will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday in the CAO Alphonso “Rafi” Greene Jr. Masten Resource Center, 1423 Fillmore Ave. Households may apply for emergency HEAP benefits and assistance with weatherization or heating equipment repair or replacement. Residents are encouraged to apply even if their bill is current so …

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Gysma Kueny is upset. Those words that President Trump is accused of using to describe immigrants like herself and the countries they came from and are not what she believes America is about. "That's not the United States," she said. She proudly showed off her stall at the West Side Bazaar on Grant Street, a business incubator started by the Westminster Economic D…

Health and Fitness

When Michael Kearns looked at the analytics of his 142nd Assembly District three years ago, he didn't like what he saw in terms of health and well-being. Erie County – including much of the Southtowns and Buffalo, which make up the district – ranked 54th out of 62 counties in the New York State health rankings. It would fall to 57th the following year. Despite ebbs a…

The Game Changers ceremony honoring at-risk youth in Buffalo has been canceled. The event - which was scheduled for 6:30 p.m. tonight at the Burt P. Fleckinger Athletic Center at Erie Community College - was canceled due to a winter storm warning issued by the National Weather Service, said city officials. A new date will be announced once the event has been reschedu…

Bills

Everyone at Erin Kelly's wedding will have to channel "Kelly Tough" when her father, Jim, walks her down the aisle, or twirls her around during the traditional father-daughter dance. The wedding dance was one of the things he prayed for when the Hall of Fame quarterback was battling cancer, and he'll get the chance Saturday, when Erin and her fiance, Parker Bean, are ma…

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A 29-year-old man is accused of throwing a Molotov cocktail at a car on fire on the city's West Side, according to a Buffalo police report. Jose D. Ruiz Camacho, no address listed, was charged with fourth-degree arson after the vehicle fire on West Avenue between Albany and School streets shortly before 2:30 a.m. Friday, according to the report. The car was parked in…