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Summer tours of Buffalo on the open-air autobus presented by the Campaign for Greater Buffalo History, Architecture & Culture will occur into early September.The eight tours include the Buffalo Whirlwind Tour; American Dreams: The Houses of E.B. Green, Frank Lloyd Wright’s Buffalo; Into the Heart of Black Rock: War of 1812 Edition; Industrial Strength Architecture: Adventu…

The 28th annual season of the Historic Buffalo River Tour, presented by the Industrial Heritage Committee, will be offered five times this summer.The two-hour tour, which covers the history, architecture and technology of the grain elevators, flour mills and other industries along the Buffalo River and City Ship Canal, will be held July 4, July 20, Aug. 4, Aug. 18 and Sept…

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FORT ERIE, Ont. – The “peace” surrounding the Peace Bridge Authority appears fragile this weekend.Despite an amicable meeting Friday between New York and Canadian members of the authority board, sources close to the situation say doubt and suspicion still linger among the Canadians.Just days after Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo reached an “understanding” with the Canadians here and …

Discount stores, low-income housing, loft apartments and a hookah lounge will take center stage at next week’s Buffalo Planning Board meeting.Board members will consider a proposal by David E. Pawlik’s Creative Structures Services to build a new Dollar General store, with parking, at 663 E. Ferry St. This will be Pawlik’s third Dollar General, part of a long-term, 15-year…

FORT ERIE, Ont. – Peace has returned to the Peace Bridge.After more than six months of international dispute over the pace of development on the U.S. side of the span, the Peace Bridge Authority conducted its first friendly meeting in six months today following an agreement signed Wednesday by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo and Canadian Ambassador Gary Doer.“Good meeting,” Chairman…

“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…