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The City of Buffalo –  in partnership with Home Depot, Sinatra & Co. Real Estate, Skilled Services International, Creative Construction Services and the Buffalo Public Schools –  will host a hiring fair from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Resource Council of Western New York,  347 E. Ferry St. Applications for open positions will be accepted, and the employers will co…

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Ten shotguns were reported stolen from a safe in a South Buffalo home this week, according to a Buffalo police report. The theft happened between 3 p.m. Sunday and roughly 4 p.m. Monday at a home on Fields Avenue, between Indian Church Road and Zittel Street, according to the report. A guitar also was taken, according to the report.

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It's been a tumultuous couple of years for the Elmwood Village Association. Some merchants complain the Buffalo neighborhood improvement group hasn't done more to address Elmwood Avenue's empty storefronts or beautification efforts. "Sidewalk repairs, lighting, hanging plants on poles, Christmas wreaths – I used to joke that's all they did," said Michael Bowen, owner…

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A proposed six-story apartment building at the northeast corner of Elmwood Avenue and Bryant Street brought out a host of objections from some critics Monday, as the Buffalo Planning Board reviewed the first project in the planned redevelopment of the former Women & Children's Hospital site. Sinatra & Company Real Estate and Ellicott Development Co. – designated…

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CCS Oncology and its affiliated companies owe $18.1 million to its 20 largest unsecured creditors, according to a document filed in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Buffalo. The bulk of that debt is owed to Bank of America, which sued the private cancer practice after its owners defaulted on more than $16 million in loans. After a federal district judge in March authorized Bank…

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A Buffalo man was arrested Saturday on charges he sexually abused a 12-year-old girl, according to a Buffalo police report. Manuel Blanco Ortiz, 36, of Laird Avenue, was accused of abusing the girl over an unspecified period of time over last year and this year, according to the report. Blanco Ortiz also was accused of slapping a 13-year-old girl and attempting to to…

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A 35-year-old Buffalo man was in fair condition after was shot in the leg Saturday night on the city's East Side, police said. The shooting happened at about 10:15 p.m. on Carl Street, near Northland Avenue, according to Buffalo police. The victim was taken by ambulance to Erie County Medical Center. Police did not release any further information about the shooting. …

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Buffalo police arrested a man Saturday morning and charged him with the March 29 robbery of a store at Grant Street and West Delavan Avenue. Jesse Korhummel, 31, no permanent address, was stopped at 7:30 a.m. on Elmwood Avenue between Auburn and Cleveland avenues and charged with third-degree robbery, police said. Officers also found that Korhummel was wanted on six oth…

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Sometime overnight, it appears someone fired a low-powered weapon, possibly a BB gun, at Coles Restaurant on Elmwood Avenue in Buffalo, resulting in minor damage to the front window, according to Buffalo police and restaurant staff. According to the police report, someone appears have to have shot two rounds at the front window of the restaurant between 1 a.m. and 9:30 …

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Two East Side men reported being robbed near Delavan and Bailey avenues of thousands of dollars worth of jewelry in separate incidents over the weekend. According to Buffalo police reports, one man was robbed by three men at East Delavan and Roebling avenues Saturday. One displayed a .22-caliber handgun and hit the victim over the head, after which he was assaulted by a…

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A man attempted an armed robbery of a West Side minimart over the weekend, but apparently took off when the person behind the register didn't hand over the money fast enough. According to Buffalo police, the man walked into the minimart at 260 Rhode Island St., showed a firearm and said, "Give me the money in the register." The person behind the counter opened the ca…

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A Buffalo woman was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated Saturday night after she was found slumped in her vehicle with two young children in the back seat near Delaware Park. Buffalo Police reported that Doretha Medley, 64, of Elsie Place, was found slumped over the wheel of a car around 8:50 p.m. while parked on Nottingham Terrace by the park. Police re…

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A Buffalo man was listed in serious condition after being shot early Sunday morning, according to Buffalo Police. The shooting occurred at around 1:30 a.m. near Kehr and Fougeron streets on the East Side, according to detectives. The 23-year-old gunshot victim, who was not identified by police, was driven to Erie County Medical Center in a private vehicle and is listed …

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Hefty price tags on a housing rehab program in Buffalo are prompting city officials to look for ways to do more with less. Concerned that the Buffalo Urban Renewal Agency has been paying upwards of $500,000 to fix some of the city's most dilapidated vacant houses – and then selling them for far less – the Brown administration is developing a new plan that starts with ob…

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Two contractors that the City of Buffalo hired to gut and repair 10 houses say they did not make huge profits on the work, which cost $4.3 million in federal funds. Lamparelli Construction of Cheektowaga or Burke Brothers Construction of Hamburg were the general contractors on the 10 houses, which are being sold to low-income homebuyers for about $1 million. Lamparel…