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Someone stole a television and a cash box from a Veterans of Foreign Wars post on Buffalo's East Side, according to a city police report. The burglary at Joseph Hriczko Post 6245, Veterans of Foreign Wars, 29 Clemo St., off Clinton Street, was reported Tuesday morning. Two door jambs were damaged in the burglary, according to the police report.

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Panasonic is looking to hire another 80 workers at its portion of the Tesla solar panel factory. The company, which began making solar modules at the sprawling RiverBend factory late last summer, is continuing to expand its production of the solar cells that are used in solar panels, a spokesman said. Each solar module is a grouping of several solar cells. Panasonic,…

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As work continues on the first phase of the new Highland Park Village in Buffalo, LPCiminelli is now poised to start the second phase of the project, pending city approval. The developer – owned by Louis Ciminelli – is planning to construct another 123 residential units just east of Holden Street, on the south side of part of the newly rebuilt Chalmers Avenue. It's work…

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Thomas P. Dee, president of Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. since 2009, announced he will retire on June 29. Dee came to the waterfront agency after working for 28 years as principal director of construction services at CannonDesign, a Grand Island-based global architecture firm. “My time spent at ECHDC has been the most challenging and most rewarding period of m…

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A Lancaster developer is planning to build six new three-story attached town houses on a vacant lot near Kleinhans Music Hall. Bill Severyn's Severyn Development wants to construct the 12,000-square foot project on a 0.18-acre parcel at 390 Jersey St., at the corner of 14th Street. Each of the town houses in the Residences at 14th Street would total 2,253 square feet in…

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Two Buffalo firehouses were recently burglarized, and a juvenile was arrested at one station after he was apprehended by a fireman, according to Buffalo police reports. Someone pushed in boarded-up windows at the station at Southside Parkway and Seneca Street between 3:30 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m. Monday and stole various tools and a radio, according to a report. Firefight…

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Josephine Robbins was sitting Monday in her parked car on the East Side, about to attend a friend's funeral at the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church on Cedar Street, when her phone started buzzing. She picked it up and listened as the voice on the other end, a friend she has known and loved since he was a 10-year-old, kept apologizing, feeling badly she had not learned some mo…

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A 21-year-old man is in good condition at Erie County Medical Center after he was stabbed in the neck Monday night in the Commodore Perry apartments, Buffalo police said Tuesday. The man was stabbed with a large knife just after 10 p.m. near Perry and Louisiana streets, police said. The victim, whose name was not released, was driven to ECMC in a private vehicle. &nb…

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Two off-duty Lancaster police officers were on a fishing boat involved in a fatal accident near the Outer Harbor that killed Lancaster science teacher Eric Przykuta, Lancaster police Capt. William J. Karn confirmed Tuesday. Karn declined to identify the officers, but sources identified them as Lt. Michael Cronin and Officer Shawn D. Zaffram. Karn deferred all questio…

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It is hard to get others to believe him. They say, "'Nobody works for free,'" Tom Golimowski said. But it is true. "Otherwise, we might not be here," Golimonski said. By "here," he meant the East Side tavern called the Happy Swallow. Owned by his family for several decades, it has roots that go back long before that. Golimowski had to laugh as he recalled tryin…

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Imagine leaving your Buffalo apartment in the morning, going downstairs, grabbing a bite to eat and a coffee, and then getting right on a Metro Rail train to your job downtown – all without ever going outside. It could happen. The Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority wants to redevelop all its train stations in the city north of the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campu…

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The U.S. Supreme Court has done its part. Now it's up to New York State to decide whether to allow wagering on sports in the state. The Supreme Court on Monday struck down a federal law that all but banned sports gambling across the country. The decision paves the way for states to give the OK to betting on the NFL, March Madness and the World Series within their border…

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Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. on Monday approved a $480,000 contract for development of a new website. The website will serve as a "one-stop shop" for Canalside and the Outer Harbor. The contract is with Dixon Schwabl, a women-owned marketing firm. The website is expected to launch in spring 2019. The website will be designed to "better inform the public of …

More than 200 bikes of various shapes, sizes, makes and conditions will be sold to the highest bidders during the Buffalo Police Bike Auction. The event will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday in Buffalo Police Headquarters, 74 Franklin St. However, anyone attending the auction should enter the building through the Church Street garage entrance. Auction sales are cash only.

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Ten 2,000-pound sculptures by Robert Indiana, the groundbreaking artist best known for his iconic "LOVE" prints and sculptures, will soon be installed along Buffalo's Outer Harbor as part of a summerlong celebration of Indiana's career. The installation of the 8-foot-tall steel numbers was approved Monday morning by the board of the Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. T…