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The City of Buffalo thought it had an agreement to settle a lawsuit filed by the parent company of the Groove Lounge after the city shut down the establishment last summer after an off-duty police officer was shot outside the business. But following another shooting early Friday morning outside the business, the city will take another look at the tentative settlement as…

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Plumbers and welders apprentices have a new training facility, now that their local labor union has completed the renovation of its new headquarters in West Seneca. U.A. Plumbers and Steamfitters Local 22 opened its new offices and training center at 120 Gardenville Parkway, in a former Lifetime Health Medical Group building. The $5 million facility features two welding…

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Erie County Medical Center and Kaleida Health officials will hold a grand opening on Wednesday for the ECMC Center for Dental Care at Buffalo General Medical Center on High Street. The center is a general dentistry extension clinic that is designed to improve access and respond to a dental health professional shortage in that area of the city.

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Na zdrowie! Buffalo Distilling Co. will release its first Barreled Krupnik Nov. 24. It's currently available for presale at $42 per 750-milliliter bottle at the distillery, 860 Seneca St. Just like its original krupnik, the barreled krupnik is made from grain and honey sourced in Western New York, and is mashed, fermented, distilled and bottled by hand at the Seneca …

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Vinny Cala easily remembers the early 1990s when the seats in his Derby restaurant often were occupied by workers from New Era Cap Co. "They used to come in, all the bigwigs," said Cala, owner of Cala’s Kitchen diner on Route 5 for 26 years. "The owners, vice presidents, they all used to come in. Everybody came in, all the office people, it was a close-knit little opera…

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Wegmans will close the Wkids child care service at its 3740 McKinley Parkway store, the company confirmed Tuesday. Once the McKinley Wkids closes on Monday, there will be just one Western New York location left, at 675 Alberta Drive in Amherst. "Although shoppers with toddlers love the convenience of Wkids, the actual number using the service on a regular basis is sm…

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Lawyers for one of Tonawanda Coke's crucial lenders, Honeywell International, say the corporation never promised to lend the convicted polluter the $2 million needed for its final court-ordered community service payment. Beginning in April 2017, Honeywell provided three loans – mortgage notes – totaling some $8 million. But Honeywell was unwilling to provide a fourth lo…

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Holiday Valley Ski Resort in Ellicottville is set to begin snow-making preparation for the 2018-2019 winter ski season on Tuesday evening. Humidity and temperatures were anticipated to drop low enough, according to the extended weather forecast, that operators of the resort planned to turn on the snow-making guns Tuesday evening through Thursday evening. If the forec…

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The state-appointed receiver for a troubled Delaware Avenue nursing home confirmed Monday afternoon that the facility will be closed. An exact date for the closing of Emerald South Nursing and Rehabilitation Center has not been set, but the priority is to make the closure as seamless as possible for the residents and staff, according to Jay Lawrence, a spokesman for rec…

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The Buffalo Niagara housing market remain strong during October, but there are signs that it’s cooled a bit since its sizzling days this summer. Home prices kept rising – increasing by more than 4 percent over the past year – topping the $150,000 level for the fifth straight month. But the market remains tight, with potential buyers still outnumbering the homes for s…

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Following are real estate transactions over $5,000 as listed in records of the Erie County clerk’s office for the week ending Oct. 5. AKRON • 209 East Ave., Mark Stanley Dean to Daniel Burger, $238,900. • 27 Parkview Drive, Aaron Burkhardt; Christina Burkhardt to Terrance L. Abrams; Jamie E. Pann, $146,000. ALDEN • 3296 Wende Road, Deborah N. Schneider; Edward C. …

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BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York and Local 153, Office & Professional Employees Union, have reached a deal on a new labor contract that runs through April 2022, the parties announced Saturday. The new three-year agreement, which includes annual wage increases and maintains current benefits, was ratified overwhelmingly by members, according to the company and…

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A Buffalo nursing home's staff was warned an elderly resident might be trying to escape out of his third-floor window in the weeks leading up to his fatal fall, but it did not take sufficient steps to protect him, state Health Department inspectors concluded in a critical report. New York State fined Emerald South Nursing and Rehabilitation Center $10,000 for violations…

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For Joy Elizabeth Catalano, the breaking point came the night more than a dozen nurses and aides called in sick. Then the director of nursing at Buffalo’s Ellicott Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing, Catalano recalled only three licensed practical nurses and one certified nursing aide on duty that night in June 2017 to care for about 150 residents. Normally, she …