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Developers Nick Sinatra and William Paladino won approval Wednesday for three zoning variances needed for their first Elmwood Crossing building – a day after the proposed complex at the corner of Elmwood Avenue and Bryant Street got shorter. Sinatra and Paladino revised their planned new mixed-use project, cutting one floor off the building's height to reduce it to five…

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The former Buffalo charter school teacher who admitted having sex with a student nine years ago is back in jail. Cara L. Dickey, 39, was being held in the Erie County Holding Center Wednesday morning on a parole violation, according to the state Department of Corrections and Community Supervision and Erie County Sheriff's Office records. The parole violation involved…

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A Buffalo man faces an attempted murder charge in a stabbing last week on the city's East Side. Reginald A. White, 38, was arrested after a person was stabbed Thursday night on Walden Avenue near Keystone Street, east of Bailey Avenue, according to a Buffalo police report. The victim was stabbed in the abdomen with a large kitchen knife. White allegedly tried stabbin…

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The seventh annual Live at Larkin concert series boasts a mix of local and national acts across a spectrum of genres that includes funk, blues, Afrobeat, pop, R&B and indie-rock. The series kicks off June 6 and continues on consecutive Wednesdays through Sept. 5, with a one-week break July 4. All shows begin at 5 p.m., run through 8:30 p.m. and are free and open to …

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A 23-year-old Buffalo man was arrested Monday night on the city's West Side by police investigating a robbery earlier this month in which the victim was pistol-whipped. Victor Javier-Morales ran from an apartment on Whitney Place shortly after 9 p.m. when officers arrived to investigate an April 7 robbery that happened on East Delavan Avenue near Roebling Avenue, accord…

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Bishop Richard J. Malone mentioned in March that no Catholic Diocese of Buffalo properties would be off-limits from the possibility of being sold to help compensate childhood victims of clergy sexual abuse. The sell-off started on Tuesday, with Malone's sudden announcement that he will put on the market his own residence, a palatial mansion on one of Buffalo's most excl…

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For the first time in decades, a developer wants to construct a 10-story building along the Niagara River on Buffalo's West Side, taking the restoration of that commercial arterial to a new level. A Rochester firm is teaming up with Buffalo's Roger Trettel to build new apartments overlooking the Niagara River on the site of an aging, two-story former train car repair fa…

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A 75-year-old man was found fatally stabbed early Tuesday in an apartment building on Best Street, according to Buffalo police. The man's body was found just before 12:30 a.m., a police spokesman said. The man was a resident of the building, located on Best near Timon Street, east of Jefferson Avenue. Police withheld the victim's name, pending notification of his fam…

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Buffalo police on Monday charged a 24-year-old woman with robbing a Main Street bank in August, but they're still looking for her teenage accomplice. Alexis L. Rose was arrested at the Northeast District station and charged with third-degree robbery, fourth-degree grand larceny and fourth-degree conspiracy, according to a Buffalo police report. Rose, of Harvard Place…

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Construction is to begin soon on the two-year bridge rehab of the Skyway, and that means lane closures and detours. Motorists can get a firsthand look at the plans and detour routes and talk to Department of Transportation representatives during an open-format community forum from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Gateway Building, 3556 Lakeshore Road, Hamburg. The $29.8 …

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A man with a gun covered by a plastic shopping bag robbed a 7-Eleven on Genesee Street near the Cheektowaga border early Tuesday morning, according to a Buffalo police report. The robber entered the store just before 12:30 a.m. and pointed what appeared to be a pistol at two people, according to the report. After he demanded money, he took cash from cash registers and f…

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A 19-year-old woman told Buffalo police she was robbed Monday night by two men carrying a shotgun at a student-housing complex near Buffalo State College, according to a police report. The victim told police the two robbers took cash from her pockets at about 10:30 p.m. and ran up the stairs of one of the buildings at the Monarch 716 complex at 100 Forest Ave. The ro…

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The proposed $20 million downtown train station would combine a classic and contemporary look, and would be nearly three times the size and in the same location as the current Exchange Street station. The three-story station will be at ground level after the land is built up six to nine feet in places – and moved closer to the street. That's according to renderings s…

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A 19-year-old Buffalo man faces a second-degree murder charge for a March 22 fatal shooting, according to the Erie County District Attorney's Office. Jonathen Malone Jr. was arraigned Monday on an indictment charging him with killing Dimitrius Morgan, 26, on East Delavan Avenue near Courtland Avenue in Buffalo last month. Malone pleaded not guilty and was ordered…

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A Town of Tonawanda woman was accused Sunday of attacking a West Seneca woman with a switchblade, according to a Buffalo police report. The victim was slashed in the leg and the back of the head on Potomac Avenue, between Hoyt and Baynes streets, on the city's West Side. The victim was taken by ambulance to Erie County Medical Center for treatment, according to the repo…