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Kelmyne Jones died at 16 in a street fight that went from bad to worse. With him holding another boy in a headlock, an even younger teenager retrieved a handgun that had been tucked under a bush, and moments later Jones was fatally shot.The group of about 11 boys scattered – even Jones. He staggered about 80 feet, up the driveway of a home that houses a day care center.…

The Buffalo News Jazz at the Albright-Knox series got off to a lovely, lazy start Sunday. The concert, featuring vocalist Cindy Miller, was everything Jazz at the Albright-Knox should be. It played up the joys of a long, hot summer afternoon. Miller’s style was supremely unhurried and relaxed. Which is not to say it could not be exciting: A veteran performer, Miller has …

With the wind behind them and sunshine breaking through, more than 500 bicyclists set off bright and early Sunday from Buffalo for the 15th annual Cycling the Erie Canal bike tour, a 400-mile trek that will end next Sunday in Albany. The tour is sponsored by the New York State Canal Corp. and Parks & Trails New York to highlight the historic, scenic and economic attraction…

After Siena College pollsters sifted through their latest survey measuring the primary contest for mayor of Buffalo, they acknowledge that some of the results leave them baffled.Incumbent Byron W. Brown’s performance registers abysmally in key categories like education and job creation, noted Steven A. Greenberg of the Siena Research Institute.But Brown emerges as the ov…

At dusk on Sept. 12, the Museum District will welcome its loudest and perhaps boldest new feature when the Burchfield Penney Art Center opens a permanent outdoor sound and video installation it is calling “The Front Yard.”The Burchfield Penney will break ground today on the ambitious installation, which will transform the zinc-plated facade of the museum into a year-ro…

An oasis from the midsummer heat, an escape from the all-too-familiar threat of violence and a welcome addition to the community.That’s what community members on the city’s East Side are calling the state-of-the-art splash pad at Martin Luther King Park about a month after its long-awaited – and much-delayed – debut and after a spate of rainy weather has made it to…

When Richard J. DiChristina’s dad died at age 52, the 16-year-old son quit Lafayette High School and took a job at his uncle’s West Side bakery to help support the family.He learned everything there was to know about running a bakery and, in time, purchased Maria’s Bakery at Forest and West avenues from his uncle, Tommy DiChristina.But before that happened, another r…

Buffalo homicide detectives continue to search for the killer of a 16-year-old boy, identified by police today as Kelmyne Jones.Just before 4 p.m, Saturday, officers from the Northeast District found Kelmyne, who had been shot, in a driveway in the 200 block of Northland Avenue.“Responding officers learned that there was apparently a fight involving several young males, …

A man was struck by three bullets on Lombard Street between Broadway and Paderewski Drive this morning, Buffalo police said.The victim told police he was approached by an unknown person, who fired several shots at him, authorities said. Three of the shots hit the victim in the upper body, and he was taken to Erie County Medical Center, according to officials.A nearby vehic…

Aurora/East AuroraThe Aurora Theatre’s seventh annual family film series continues Wednesday at 11 a.m. with the adventure story “Journey 2: The Mysterious Island.” The complete weekly movie showings are listed at www.theauroratheatre.com and feature classics including “Stuart Little” on July 31st, “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs” on August 7 and the final…

HamburgHamburg village officials said the village will vigorously enforce parking restrictions along Union Street during Burgerfest.Parking is allowed on one side of the street. Fire Chief Tim Moses said it is impossible to drive a fire truck down the street if there is parking on both sides, and the Village Board agreed emergency access should be maintained. Burgerfest wi…

LancasterThe Lancaster Village Board meets at 6 p.m. Monday in a work session, followed by a 7 p.m. regular business meeting in the municipal building at 5423 Broadway.Also this week:• The Lancaster Town Zoning Board of Appeals meets at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Board Room at 21 Central Avenue.• The Lancaster Village Historic Preservation Commission meets at 7:30 p.m. Wed…

BuffaloThe Common Council’s Community Development Committee will hold a work session to discuss federal block grant spending at 1 p.m. Monday in Room 1417 of City Hall. Also this week: • The Council will hold its premeeting caucus at 2 p.m. Monday in Room 1417 of City Hall.• The Council will meet in regular session at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Council Chambers, and will cons…