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The impact of health care and immigration on the region's poor, and the scope of poverty in the region, will be among the focal points of the Erie County Poverty Summit on Thursday. “Despite gains in our economy and an unemployment rate that remains low, poverty remains a persistent drain on our community that still hinders individuals from achieving their true potent…

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Two boys are born three years apart to drug-addicted mothers living on the East Side. Both grow up in the shadow of street gangs. And both move to Amherst as teenagers, enrolling at Williamsville South High School to gain a fresh start. One makes it to college. The other winds up dead.     Chaquiel Nettles had a lot of help. Now 22, he looks for…

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So many people helped Curtis Byers. And so many people failed him. The young man who briefly attended Williamsville South High School was shot to death on Sherman Street last weekend at age 25, one of 40 homicides in the City of Buffalo so far this year, most of which are unsolved. A Buffalo News story about Byers’ life and death that appeared Tuesday sparked outra…