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Jane Kwiatkowski Radlich

A print journalism graduate of Buffalo State College, I also studied nursing at Trocaire College in South Buffalo. I am a licensed attorney at law admitted to practice in New York State. But it is the newspaper that I am most passionate about.


Local News

Health experts will address the continuing opioid abuse problem throughout Buffalo-Niagara at a public forum Thursday in Maryvale High School in Cheektowaga. Officials from the Erie County Health Department, Maryvale Schools, WNY United Against Drug and Alcohol Abuse, the Cheektowaga Police Department and the Cheektowaga Town Board are scheduled to speak. State Assem…

Cheektowaga

Don't toss those old bills and records. Mark Earth Day the right way by shredding your paper records from 9 a.m. to noon on April 21 at Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve. The Federal Trade Commission recommends shredding receipts, credit offers, insurance forms, physicians statements, checks and similar documents you no longer need. There will be a limit of six copy…

Cheektowaga

Cheektowaga drivers will experience some easy riding after nearly $3.8 million is pumped into the town's 198 miles of roadway, said Mark Wegner, town highway superintendent. "In 2018, our paving crew is scheduled to pave 42 streets throughout the town, which equates to 12.5 miles of road," said Wegner. The following streets will be posted prior to paving: Theresa, Da…

Cheektowaga

A long vacant gas station at 3450 Union Road near Walden Avenue in Cheektowaga may be on the demolition block, said Cheektowaga officials Tuesday. Developer Buffalo City Digs is seeking the demolition of the zombie station to construct a 3,200-square-foot medical facility. Cheektowaga lawmakers agreed the busy intersection could use a makeover. "That corner really…

Buffalo

Tailors speak a universal language of chalk, tape, pleats and pins. When Jon Eisenberg, 32, and Joseph Stocker, 35, wanted to hire a tailor for Bureau, their men's apparel shop on Elmwood Avenue, the staff at the International Institute of Buffalo suggested an Iraqi refugee from Syria – who happened to be a tailor. Abbas Abbas, 57, was a third-generation tailor from …

Local News

Mark Wisniewski, a self-employed eBay entrepreneur, runs his errands on foot, taking the back roads and side streets of Cheektowaga, where there is less traffic and fewer traffic signals. "Honestly, those signals don't work the way they're supposed to," said Wisniewski. "When they're prompting you to walk, the cars are still coming. They're confusing. I honestly don't e…

Local News

The windows that define Our Lady of Charity Parish at St. Ambrose Church in South Buffalo are unusual in their commitment to social justice. And they are memorable for their depiction of mass shootings, drug abuse and nuclear annihilation. But the beauty of the 18 windows, installed in 1992 and designed by Buffalo artist Russell Vacanti, lies in the stories they tell…

Local News

The Hippity Hop Chocolate Stop, a community event for residents of Cheektowaga, will not happen this season after years of doling out free Easter treats to children. The decision to cut the annual chocolate giveaway was made by the Youth and Recreational Services Department, said Supervisor Diane Benczkowski. "The event cost us $3,000, and we have to cut spending," B…

Local News

The latest edition of Books for Kids kicked off on a gloomy Tuesday morning, but inside the Salvation Army's Mitchell Owen Community Center, the faces of smiling children brightened the day. More than 2.8 million books have been distributed in Western New York during more than two decades of the annual fund drive. Sponsors of the event gathered at the community center t…

History

A conversation about women's role in military forces will is scheduled for 6 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Buffalo History Museum. Women from the Niagara Falls International Airport Air Reserve Station, American Gold Star Mothers and Veterans One-stop Center of WNY will share their experiences. Discussion points will include the role of women in active duty, especially…

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Cheektowaga officials hope a new tote inspection program will keep rodents from returning to town neighborhoods. Since 2012 the town spent $3.4 million on trash and recycling totes that each come with a 10-year warranty that covers replacement and repair, said officials. “I’ve received numerous complaints about the increase in rat problems and we’re trying to be proa…

Crime

Supreme Court Justice Deborah Haendiges on Monday ordered Cheektowaga Town Councilman James P. Rogowski to stay away from his wife and three daughters, said Patrick Stafford, Rogowski's attorney. "The case was officially transferred from West Seneca Justice Court to Integrated Domestic Violence Court," Stafford said. Rogowski was initially served with an order of pro…

Buffalo

A nationally known recovery group for sexual abuse victims increased the pressure Sunday on the Catholic Diocese of Buffalo to release the names of all clergy involved in the growing number of recently revealed sexual abuse cases in Western New York. "Bishop Richard J. Malone told the media recently that he inherited a policy of secrecy regarding the names of sexually a…

Cheektowaga

Lancaster Unleashed, a group of Lancaster dog owners whose plan to build a dog park in the eastern suburbs has gained momentum, has found an ally in newly elected County Legislator John Bruso. "They're a unique group whose members have done an awful lot of prep work already," Bruso said. "I have toured Como Lake Park looking for possible locations. I'm trying to help th…

Cheektowaga

Cheektowaga residents came out in force Tuesday night to voice their disgust over the appointment of one former councilman to an $83,000 town post – and the refusal of a seated trustee to step down following a felony arrest. It was the first meeting of the Cheektowaga Town Board since the appointment of Charles Markel as deputy highway superintendent, a post that pays $…