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A man was robbed Wednesday night in front of his house on Schuele Avenue at the corner of Scajaquada Street, police said.The man was sitting in his car just before 11 p.m., authorities said, when another man approached the vehicle, displayed the butt of a gun and demanded money.The thief took about $45 from the man and fled toward East Ferry Street, according to police.

A man who assaulted a woman at the Shadow Lounge on Hertel Avenue and later threatened her with a handgun and stole a car was arrested Wednesday evening, Buffalo police said.Daniel Flitt, who has addresses in Buffalo and Tonawanda, is accused of punching a woman in the face, throwing her to the ground and hitting her with a chair on the patio of Shadow Lounge, authorities …

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Johns Hopkins University will get the chance to prove that it can turn Lafayette and East high schools into success stories.The Buffalo School Board voted, 8-1, at a special meeting Wednesday to have Johns Hopkins University serve as the lead supervisor for both schools over the next few years. Erie 1 BOCES, meanwhile, will provide vocational programs to any interested stu…

The Buffalo Infringement Festival, the city’s annual compendium of underground arts activity, kicked off a week ago and is entering its final days.The festival’s last weekend is shaping up to be perhaps the biggest in its eight-year history, with a full slate of theater productions, live music performances, public fire dancing, film screenings and impromptu parades through…

Omnipresent photographer and street artist Max Collins, whose work has been all but unavoidable on Buffalo’s streetscape these past few years, has trained his lens on an unlikely place: The Buffalo News.His new show, sponsored by The News’ commercial printing division, TBN Direct, features portraits of many employees from editors and writers to pressmen and drivers. The sh…

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Last summer, a group of amateur and professional chalk artists descended on the 500 block of Main Street to participate in the first-ever Buffalo Chalk Fest. It was a convivial affair, with artists young and old creating everything from simple hopscotch squares to three-dimensional tributes to Buffalo sports teams.The festival will have its second go this weekend, from noo…

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When Chef Adam Goetz moved from Sample on Allen Street to Craving on Hertel Avenue, everything got bigger. ¶ The former La Dolce Vita space seats more customers, offering 45 spots plus the bar, and a broader patio. Goetz is responsible for the food, while his wife and business partner, Jennifer, handles the rest. They offer lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch. ¶ The plates…

Members of the Buffalo Professional Firefighters Association will be at eight corners in the city from 7 to 9:30 a.m. today, asking passers-by to fill their boots with donations for research into Spinal Muscular Atrophy and other neuromuscular diseases. Firefighters will be joined by Buster Bison, Sabretooth, Sabres alumni and families and friends of those with SMA at Sene…

An audit of the Buffalo Academy of Science Charter School’s building lease released Wednesday by the state Comptroller’s Office criticizes school officials for their property selection process and suggests the school is paying too much for rent.The audit, covering the period from July 1, 2006, to April 22, 2013, noted that officials listed the current school site, the form…

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When Chef Adam Goetz moved from Sample on Allen Street to Craving on Hertel Avenue, everything got bigger. ¶ The former La Dolce Vita space seats more customers, offering 45 spots plus the bar, and a broader patio. Goetz is responsible for the food, while his wife and business partner, Jennifer, handles the rest. They offer lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch. ¶ The plates…

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The metal barriers that are keeping traffic off Hertel Avenue between Colvin and Delaware may have North Buffalo residents checking their calendars. The annual Italian Festival is taking over the neighborhood again, and, while the tents and vendor carts are familiar, the timing is a few weeks off.With July 4 on a Thursday this year, creating a four-day holiday weekend, the…

The Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority chairman ruffled some feathers when he green-lighted movement on three projects Tuesday without first getting approval from the board of commissioners.Two commissioners objected to how the matter was handled, indicated that they hadn’t received pertinent information about the projects and questioned the urgency that led to “this depa…

A burglar who has spent 22 of the past 30 years in prison faces a lengthy prison term after being convicted of four burglary counts, the Erie County District Attorney’s Office announced Wednesday.Anthony Mills, 49, of Buffalo, was convicted Monday after a one-week trial before Erie County Judge Sheila A. DiTullio.Mills burglarized Grand Island and Elma homes in November an…

As far as DWI arrests go, you might say it was like shooting fish in a barrel.State Police said a 56-year-old Buffalo man was arrested Tuesday as he entered a road check in the city – while drinking a beer.It happened shortly before 6 p.m. on Lisbon Avenue, where a road check was being conducted by the Buffalo Strike Force Unit, which enforces the mayor’s zero-tolerance la…

A 44-year-old man was killed in a double shooting Tuesday night on Fillmore Avenue, Buffalo police announced this afternoon.The shooting occurred just after 9:30 p.m. in the 1000 block of Fillmore Avenue, near A Street. A second man, who is 48, suffered non-life-threatening injuries and was treated at Erie County Medical Center, according to police.The man who was killed w…