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The mayoral candidates threw around figures, debated ideas and avoided the topics they did not want to talk about.The third debate Tuesday for Mayor Byron W. Brown and his challengers, Bernard A. Tolbert and Sergio R. Rodriguez, was the most sharply argued so far as the candidates criticized one another and defended themselves.But did they get their facts right? The Buffal…

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“I was living in New York City at the time and a friend said, ‘Want to go?’ I was for civil rights and so I got a free ride on the bus from New York City,” Valerie Neiderhoffer recalled late Wednesday afternoon as she waited for the 50th anniversary program to begin in Martin Luther King Park on Buffalo’s East Side.She came because she was there on the Mall for the March o…

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St. Ann Church will not function as a Catholic worship space any longer, but the Diocese of Buffalo has agreed to explore possibilities other than demolishing the venerable East Side structure.A diocesan committee will begin meeting in September with representatives from Preservation Buffalo Niagara, the area’s primary preservation group, to examine how the massive church …

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The evolution of the Buffalo stuffed pepper continues. ¶ Popularized by Andy DiVincenzo of Billy Ogden’s in the late 1980s, the cheese-filled yellow Hungarian has gotten on half the menus in town. Not just Italian places, and not just appetizers, either: I’ve seen “Buffalo stuffed pepper” soups, meatballs, pizzas and pierogies, plus other mutations best forgotten. ¶ Th…

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“The Great Chicken Wing Hunt”Screenings: 5:30, 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. Friday; 1:30, 3:30, 5:30, 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Sunday and Monday; and 5:30, 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. Tuesday through next Thursday.Q&A screenings with director Matt Reynolds: 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 1:30 p.m. Sunday.Where: Market Arcade Film & Arts Centre, 639 Main St.Tickets: $7 to $9.50Information: www.di…

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If you grew up enjoying Buffalo chicken wings and spent any time away from Western New York, there’s a good chance you’ve experienced The Hunger. It’s often triggered by some poor innocent soul hearing you were from Buffalo, and just trying to be friendly.“Hey, I know a place around here where you can get Buffalo wings,” they might say. Leaving you grasping for a response …

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Osteria 166 New casual Italian place has potential to become a downtown fixture.WHERE: 166 Franklin St. (www.osteriabuffalo.com, 858-3118)HOURS: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and 5 to 11 p.m. Saturday. Closed Sunday.PRICE RANGE: Appetizers, $4-$13; sandwiches and pizzas, $7-$14; pastas and entrees, $14-$38.PARKING: Street.WHEELCHAIR …

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The evolution of the Buffalo stuffed pepper continues. ¶ Popularized by Andy DiVincenzo of Billy Ogden’s in the late 1980s, the cheese-filled yellow Hungarian has gotten on half the menus in town. Not just Italian places, and not just appetizers, either: I’ve seen “Buffalo stuffed pepper” soups, meatballs, pizzas and pierogies, plus other mutations best forgotten. ¶ Th…

The Mansion Group selected two Buffalo firms to market the hotel and conference center to be built in the Richardson Olmsted Complex.Block Club and 19 IDEAS will handle marketing and branding strategy for the hospitality venues at the historic site at the corner of Elmwood and Forest avenues in Buffalo.The firms will do market research, including a perception survey, and c…

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Vandals armed with a BB gun damaged two bus shelters on Grant Street and a dozen vehicles in a nearby West Side neighborhood, police said Wednesday.The bus shelters are situated on Grant at Auburn Avenue and West Delavan Avenue, and the automobiles were parked in the Arnold Street-Parkdale Avenue area, police said.Surveillance camera video is being reviewed in an attempt t…

Mayor Byron W. Brown joined Buffalo Bills alumni Tuesday to celebrate the official opening of Pierce Field, a new synthetic turf athletic field in Mulroy Park at South Park Avenue and Tifft Street. Construction of the field was supported by a $200,000 grant to the Buffalo Legacy Project from the Bills through the NFL Foundation and the Local Initiatives Support Corp. as pa…

Buffalo Promise Neighborhood has received grants totaling $90,000 for its Children’s Academy, a center for youngsters age 5 and younger, which will open for the upcoming school year.The 10,000-square-foot academy, which will serve about 150 children, will be on Westminster Avenue across from Westminster Community Charter School and will be operated by Buffalo Promise Neigh…

Block clubs and other organizations in Buffalo have until 5 p.m. Friday to order trees for spring planting through Re-Tree WNY to replace those lost in the October 2006 surprise snowstorm. Organizations can request trees by visiting www.re-treewny.org and clicking on the “Calendar” section for the link to apply for trees. Planting will take place Nov. 9, with 400 trees ava…

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There was not a seat to be had Tuesday night on the gambling floor of the new Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino, while on the roof of its four-story parking garage Seneca dignitaries, local officials and famous faces from Western New York celebrated the casino’s grand opening.“It’s a huge makeover for this portion of the city,” said Kevin W. Seneca, chairman of Seneca Gaming Cor…

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The latest poll in the race for the city’s highest office shows Mayor Byron W. Brown up by nearly 30 points, but that didn’t stop him from sharply attacking his opponents Tuesday during the candidates’ third debate.The contentious hourlong event featured attack after attack from Democrat Bernard A. Tolbert, who will face Brown in a Sept. 10 primary, as well as from Republi…