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“Taking Steps to Heal the Village: Healing through Prayer, Education, Advocacy and Service,” a faith-based forum on HIV and AIDS, and health disparities, will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday in Delaine Waring African Methodist Episcopal Church, 680 Swan St.The event is sponsored by the Buffalo affiliate of the National Black Leadership Commission on AIDS.A keynote a…

The Buffalo office of the FBI took part Friday in the Belle Center’s Summer Camp Kickoff by providing an FBI fitness activity and obstacle course for at-risk youth at the camp.Richard M. Frankel, acting special agent in charge of the FBI here, said that the event is part of the bureau’s partnership with the West Side community center. The FBI’s Safe Streets Task Force prov…

Buffalo Democrats think the city is headed in the right direction and approve of Mayor Byron W. Brown’s job performance, putting him in a strong position as he seeks a third term, according to a poll conducted by Siena College and commissioned by The Buffalo News and WGRZ-TV.Two-thirds of Democratic voters have a favorable opinion of Brown, and 60 percent said they would v…

The 10th annual Jamestown Audubon Center & Sanctuary’s Secret Gardens Tour of six gardens in Lakewood, Busti and Jamestown will take place from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at participating gardens on tour day. For additional garden and ticket purchasing information, call 569-2345 or visit www.jamestownaudubon.org....The Parkside Comm…

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Bit by bit, Theresa Anderson’s family business is being dismantled.Her daughter pleaded guilty earlier this year, and her granddaughter followed suit Wednesday.And if all goes as prosecutors plan, four more members of the “Anderson Drug Trafficking Organization” – her husband, a son and two other daughters – may soon join the list of convicted drug dealers.Anderson, the 56…

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Buffalo’s subway stations are starting to get old, and – in some cases – a little shabby, too.As a result, the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority is launching a general spruce-up by attacking rust and decay in stations such as Delavan-Canisius College, while investing major amounts of money in mega-projects like replacing escalators in the University Station.“Some o…

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By outward appearances, McCarley Gardens is a tranquil townhouse complex in the middle of Buffalo, a neighborhood where people wave to one another while passing on sidewalks, and children laugh on the playground while landscapers cut grass and trim hedges.But start talking to some of the hundreds of residents there, and it’s quickly apparent that this housing development i…

A 47-year-old man spotted using a cell phone while driving on William Street was stopped by Erie County Sheriff’s Deputies Daniel Harris and Richard Retzlaff at the intersection with Pine Street about 10:45 p.m Wednesday and ended up being charged with driving while intoxicated after he refused to take a breath test. Elton Deas was issued an appearance ticket for a Buffalo…

Two Buffalo men were arrested on charges of hit-and-run and resisting arrest after they allegedly avoided a traffic stop about 6 p.m. Wednesday on 15th street and then their car struck a parked car on York Street, according to Erie County sheriff’s deputies. Deputies said they tried to stop Vernon Jefferson, 32, and Harshaun Jefferson, 35, after they noticed that neither m…

Anthony Carter, 46, of Massachusetts Avenue, was convicted today of second-degree assault for the stabbing near his home of Alton Cooley, 24 a neighbor, who told police the defendant stabbed him the face and legs when they argued. The victim told police Carter said he had to stab him for having given him a “disrespectful” look.During a brief trial before Senior Erie County…

Military veterans living in Buffalo’s Fruit Belt neighborhood and in need of home repairs will get that help during July and August through a special project sponsored by several local organizations.“We will be working with various coalitions throughout the Fruit Belt to identify veterans who need help,” said Breona Jones, a Summer VISTA Program member coordinating the eff…

Delaware Avenue in downtown Buffalo will be closed to traffic in both directions between West Huron and West Eagle streets beginning at 1 p.m. Friday to accommodate this weekend’s Gus Macker basketball tournament.Buffalo police said the avenue will remain closed until after the tournament ends Sunday evening.Other streets in and around Niagara Square also will be affected …

Buffalo Board of Education members voted, 8-1, Wednesday to approve the annual evaluation of Superintendent Pamela C. Brown even though board members didn’t have a final copy of it and nothing was shared with the public.No general statement or reference was made by the board on whether the superintendent’s evaluation was positive or negative.The lack of final documents tro…

Delaware Avenue in Downtown Buffalo will be closed to traffic in both directions between West Huron and West Eagle streets beginning at 1 p.m. Friday to accommodate this weekend’s Gus Macker basketball tournament.Buffalo police said the avenue will remain closed until after the tournament ends Sunday evening.Other streets in and around Niagara Square also will be affected …

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A long cross-border Peace Bridge dispute ended Wednesday as Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo and Gary Doer, the Canadian ambassador to the United States, agreed on a plan that the governor said would shave years off the timetable for improvements on the American side.The breakthrough agreement also put leaders from both countries out in front of the border project in a cooperative man…