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Glendale Development, an apartment development and management firm owned by Matthew Cherry, is wrapping up work on the conversion of a former warehouse on Barker Street into the new Nickel City Lofts, now slated to open this summer. The Tonawanda-based company, which acquired what was a two-story vacant building from Daniel A. Schwartz in March 2016, converted the 34,20…

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Davielle Jackson came to Buffalo with big dreams. The Marksville, La., native arrived in recent months, unaccustomed to the climate but intrigued about whether the annual 43North entrepreneurial competition could help put her feminine hygiene business – which almost took the Southeastern U.S. by storm three years ago – back on track. "At one point, I was in my wareho…

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Launch New York will partner with the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus on its Emerging Cleantech Opportunity incubator. Paul Tyno was named by Launch New York as program director for the incubator. Tyno serves as the Medical Campus' strategic adviser for energy initiatives. The Emerging Cleantech Opportunity incubator is the sixth clean energy incubator to receive a fo…

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The steel is up, the concrete has been poured, and the wood framing is underway for the upper floors, as a new 39-unit apartment building takes shape near Allentown and downtown Buffalo. First Amherst Development Corp. is putting up its four-story luxury residential building on a lot across from the culmination of Pearl Street at North Street. That's the site of a forme…

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A Hong Kong-based real estate and construction firm has completed its previously announced acquisition of the Conventus medical office building in downtown Buffalo, paying $122.45 million to developer Ciminelli Real Estate Corp., according to documents filed in the Erie County Clerk's Office. Seavest Core Buffalo Conventus, the new ownership group controlled by China's …

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Workers and visitors in the Innovation Center on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus have a new healthy dining option – The Byte Wholesome Foods to Go vending machine. Chicken and veggie Buddha Bowls, salads and snacks, and drinkable yogurt, Blackman Farm juices and Bootleg Bucha are among the staples in the refrigerated food purveyor, installed late last month as part o…

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Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers announced this week that there is growing evidence women are more susceptible to lung cancer than men, particularly if they smoke. It remains unclear, however, how sex hormones contribute to lung cancer in both men and women, regardless of their smoking status. “Our findings suggest that smoking increases an indivi…

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The Doubletree Club by Hilton Hotel at the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus is rebranding as the Wyndham Garden Buffalo Downtown Hotel at the end of this month, after 15 years in the Hilton family. The hotel, still owned by C/N Group of Merrillville, Ind., will change names as of Feb. 1, following a series of renovations totaling over $1.5 million to update the design to …

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Michelle Sharf's Portuguese water dog, Murphy, can handle the most challenging of interactions at two major hospitals. That wasn't always a given. As a puppy, he destroyed all the moldings in the house. "Face of an angel, mind of a devil," Sharf said, "but he's a sweetheart now." The 3-year-old therapy dog went through extensive training to get the green light to …

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Everyone in Olean is excited to see the St. Bonaventure guard combination of Jaylen Adams and Matt Mobley wreck havoc on college basketball again. The top returning scoring duo in Division I basketball was expected to return to action tonight in the opener against Niagara, but an injury in the Bonnies' scrimmage with Alfred could push that back. The status of Adams, the…

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bcPart of a new $40 million parking ramp under construction behind the John R. Oishei Children's Hospital opens Friday, the same day as the new hospital. The second and third levels of the parking garage, as well as portions of its fourth level, will open at 854 Ellicott St., according to Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus Inc., which owns the ramp. The basement and first l…

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The University at Buffalo medical school is starting to move into its new digs on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus. Eight moving trucks recently began to haul boxes of files, equipment and other materials from more than 50 offices on UB's South Campus to the new Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at Main and Allen streets, where construction is 99 perce…

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Stephen and Linda Lisicki know each other so well that they can finish each other's sentences. It happens when you've been married for more than a half century. But health scares in recent years have changed the dynamics in their relationship. When Stephen needed two stents and a pacemaker last year, he and his wife were amazed that a couple of short procedures did the …

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The $270 million John R. Oishei Children’s Hospital will open next week on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus, capping off years of planning to replace Women & Children’s Hospital on Bryant Street. A marathon one-day move will begin before dawn Nov. 10 to move patients and staff into the 185-bed hospital 1.2 miles away at 818 Ellicott St. The new Children’s Hospi…

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A new study from Roswell Park Cancer Institute found that women who took multivitamin supplements before their breast cancer diagnosis and/or during treatment were less likely to develop debilitating and often long-lasting chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy, or CIPN. Such neuropathy is a common side effect of cancer treatment that causes shooting or burning pain…