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Reymundo Nieves-Rojas was ordered Wednesday by State Supreme Court Justice Christopher J. Burns to serve an eight-year state prison term on his guilty plea to burglary charges linked to a series of West Side house burglaries over the last two years.Arrested months ago, Nieves-Rojas pleaded guilty to one-count of second-degree burglary, two counts of attempted second-degree…

A Kensington Avenue man and two Hempstead Avenue teens were arrested Wednesday for allegedly stealing a laptop computer and other property from a Lasalle Avenue man at about 12:30 a.m.Howard Cahee, 20, of Kensington, and Robert Proctor, 19, and Daryl Bland, 18, are charged with first-degree robbery and criminal use of a firearm for allegedly stealing the goods by threateni…

The Kitchen Table Family Restaurant is in a little stand-alone building on Elmwood near Amherst that has housed several other restaurants through the years, most recently Richie’s Place, followed by Tastings. It’s a great spot, evoking the diner aura without the flashy decor and the hiked-up prices you sometimes pay for a step back into the classic diner era. Inside, t…

The Kitchen Table Family Restaurant is in a little stand-alone building on Elmwood near Amherst that has housed several other restaurants through the years, most recently Richie’s Place, followed by Tastings. It’s a great spot, evoking the diner aura without the flashy decor and the hiked-up prices you sometimes pay for a step back into the classic diner era. Inside, t…

A battle is brewing at Silo City, the gritty complex of grain elevators and rusty industrial buildings on the Buffalo River that will serve as the backdrop for Torn Space Theater’s war-themed production “Motion Picture” on Friday and Saturday.The outdoor show, devised and directed by Torn Space co-founder Dan Shanahan, will feature soldiers clad in uniforms from oppo…

President Obama told an energetic crowd inside the University at Buffalo’s Alumni Arena this morning that he chose to speak in Buffalo about his goals for higher education because the university is doing “great work.”“I wanted to start here at the University at Buffalo,” Obama said, at the beginning of his remarks on the topic of higher education.Obama unveiled a…

M&T Bank Corp. has taken more space inside the Lafayette Court Building in downtown Buffalo.The Buffalo-based bank has leased nearly 2,300 square feet of first floor space that formerly housed an office of Rep. Louise Slaughter.The additional space supports the growth of M&T’s central technology division, said Chet Bridger, a bank spokesman. Ten employees of that divisio…

Banker-turned-developer Paul Kolkmeyer is looking at another building conversion project, this time in North Buffalo across the street from one of Rocco Termini’s projects.Kolkmeyer, the former CEO of First Niagara Financial Group who has turned his attention to real estate development since leaving the bank in 2006, is considering turning a former office building at 180…

Wednesday night’s Buffalo school board meeting ran for six hours and finally adjourned because everyone was just too tired to continue at close to 11:30 p.m.Even maverick board member Carl P. Paladino said he’d had enough and made a motion to adjourn the meeting as long as his motions were taken up by the board at its next regular meeting in two weeks.At the very start…

A woman in her late 40s was fatally injured just after 9:30 p.m. Tuesday when she was struck by a minivan as she attempted to cross the street at East Ferry Street and Fillmore Avenue and later pronounced dead, authorities said.The woman was taken to Erie County Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead. Police are continuing to investigate, but no charges have been fi…

An M&T Bank branch at 1300 Jefferson Ave. was robbed at 12:45 p.m. Wednesday, Buffalo police said.A man entered the bank and handed a teller a note reading, “Give me all your money and give me my note back,” police said. He then fled with an undisclosed amount of cash, authorities said.

Days after a death bell tolled for one of Buffalo’s most historically significant churches, parishioners and preservationists alike are already hard at work advocating for it to be saved.Nearly 80 parishioners, historians, and other concerned community members packed into a meeting room at SS. Columba-Brigid Church Wednesday night to discuss the fate of historic St. Ann …

When Mustafa Abdo and Aung Myat launched their computer repair business, I.T.Garden, on Grant Street earlier this summer, they were aware of the street crime that had riddled the West Side neighborhood where many immigrants have settled.“Too many crazy things were going on before. Drug sales, gangs. Three years ago, a 15-year-old high-school student was shot to death by …

An employee of Niagara Lubricants at 711 Northland Avenue was taken to Erie County Medical Center for treatment of second-degree burns following a fire today at the building, authorities said.Buffalo Fire and Haz-Mat crews were called to the five-story frame building to deal with a fire in a hopper unit at about 1:37 p.m.Damage to contents of the building was listed as $60…

An M&T Bank at 1300 Jefferson Ave. was robbed at 12:45 p.m. Wednesday, Buffalo police said.A person entered the bank and handed a bank teller a note reading, “Give me all your money and give me my note back,” police said. The person then fled with an undisclosed amount of cash and was last seen heading north on Jefferson, authorities said.The person was described as a …