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Food trucks at Canalside?That’s what the Common Council will consider as part of a larger discussion about mobile vending in the city, North Council Member Joseph Golombek says.Legislation providing for food truck permits expires April 1, and changes to district boundaries that affect truck operation and permit fees and conditions will be dealt with comprehensively, Golo…

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As Courtney Frost stood Saturday in a cold Walden Avenue warehouse, sorting bunches of roses, lilies, daisies and carnations into buckets of water for the 27th annual Hospice Buffalo Spring Bouquet sale, she thought of her grandfather, who used to read her “Beauty and the Beast” and make chocolate chip pancakes.“It’s just a good place to help,” said Frost, still grateful f…

LOCKPORT – A Niagara Falls man who robbed as many as six convenience stores in western Niagara County last fall led a parade of robbers and other thieves past the Niagara County Court bench Friday.Paul J. Schubert, 21, of Townsend Place, was sentenced by County Judge Sara Sheldon Farkas to 10 years and four months to 15 years in state prison.Schubert pleaded guilty to atte…

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All eyes were on a cuddly three-month-old polar bear cub as she made her first public appearance at the Buffalo Zoo on Friday, while artist renderings nearby revealed what her new home will look like – and what visitors will see.The cub – which resembles a fluffy, white teddy bear – was put in a makeshift enclosure, where she purred audibly after being bottle-fed by veteri…

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Prime waterfront land that sits east of Templeton Landing near the entrance of the Erie Basin Marina has been vacant for decades, while City Hall has entertained various proposals and conducted intense bidding wars for the chance to develop it. Now, within a week of Mayor Byron W. Brown's announcement that Carl P. Paladino's development company has a plan to construct a 14…

Historically one of Erie County's best fiscally managed school districts, the West Seneca Central School District has come on hard times as the result of decreased enrollment, rising personnel costs and substantially reduced amounts of state aid. The district's Board of Education, as the result, voted earlier this month to close an elementary school and reconfigure its mi…

Three people were shot, one seriously, early Thursday inside the Humboldt Inn, located in the 400 block of Humboldt, Buffalo police reported. Police said it appears the three people were struck by gun fire after one or more gunmen walked into the bar and began shooting. Two of shooting victims were driven to ECMC in private vehicles. The third, who was seriously wounded…

Two men escorted out of the New Humboldt Inn after an argument early Thursday morning later returned and shot the tavern’s security guard and two other individuals, according to the bar’s owner and authorities.Lakeemen Jones, the security guard, suffered wounds to the upper body while Romone Anderson suffered bullet wounds to the right hip and right elbow, and Douglas Youn…

By Mary B. PasciakNews Education Reporter Claims candidacy focuses on removing Rumore It’s official: Carl Paladino is running for the Buffalo Board of Education. The former gubernatorial candidate and longtime vocal critic of the board has decided to run for the seat representing South Buffalo, where he lives. He cites several issues in the school district as importan…

By Lou MichelNews Staff Reporter Wrongfully
 imprisoned
 woman has
 fatal cancer, is told she does not have much time left Lynn M. DeJac Peters, the mother wrongfully convicted and imprisoned for nearly 14 years in the murder of her daughter, has terminal cancer. She said doctors at Roswell Park Cancer Institute have told her she has a limited amount of time to liv…

By Robert J. McCarthyNews Staff Reporter Tracks would be expanded to DL&W Terminal and new parking garage/transit hub to shuttle workers north to Medical Campus The sprawling Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus taking shape at the north end of downtown is expected to employ about 17,500 people in five years – but without anywhere near 17,500 parking spots. That’s why pol…

The air quality at newly renovated Math Science Technology School 197 is making faculty and students sick and could force the school to temporarily relocate if a solution isn’t found soon.Superintendent Pamela C. Brown said that was a possibility after listening to stories of disturbing environmental conditions, including sewage backup problems, at Wednesday’s School Board…

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More than 550 people have signaled their intent to join a state court lawsuit alleging that toxic contamination from the Love Canal landfill has created a “public health catastrophe” for neighbors of the site in Niagara Falls.“We’ve filed in excess of 550 notices of claim, and I believe the number is closer to 600,” plaintiffs’ attorney William H. Mack told The Buffalo New…