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Three people instrumental in the push to restore the Humboldt Park community by covering part of the Kensington Expressway to reunite divided neighborhoods will be honored at a luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Friday in the Adam's Mark Hotel. The late Clarke E. Eaton, a Hamlin Park resident who helped establish the vision, and Assemblywoman Crystal Peoples-Stokes and former state…

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Move over, ranch dressing. Blue cheese is the wing dip king on Monday. Drew Cerza has revealed the plans for his first National Blue Cheese Dressing Day. Cerza acted after Frank's RedHot outraged Buffalonians in March with a tweet claiming ranch was the best wing dipping sauce and after he discovered blue cheese didn't have a day. https://buffalonews.com/2018/06/04/b…

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Just months after it was founded, GFY General Services & Cleaning got nearly $400,000 in largely no-bid work from the Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority in 2017, according to BMHA records. Owner Brandi A. Clark says the company was hired to clean and repair public housing apartments because it does a good job for a good price. But a Buffalo News investigation fo…

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The high school Class of 2013 was the first in Buffalo to benefit from Say Yes to Education, the nonprofit that promises graduates free tuition at state colleges and universities. Four years later, more than a quarter of those who enrolled in college that first year had earned either a bachelor’s or associate degree. That's up from previous classes. Similarly, that s…

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Samuel Mascorella looked like anyone else in the crowd when he climbed off the train. This was 98 years ago, after he arrived in Syracuse for the dedication of a World War I monument that may have as much intimate meaning as any memorial to that war in this nation. The Rev. J.J. Ganey, a Catholic chaplain who served alongside Mascorella, peppered him with gentle but ins…

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The federal conviction of Louis P. Ciminelli on wire-fraud charges could create more caution on the part of contractors in dealing with government bidding, leaders from various companies said Friday. The local developers and contractors said the jury verdict — along with testimony from the four-week Buffalo Billion trial that included emails and witness statements about…

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Mayor Byron W. Brown will be the moderator of a panel discussion Monday, July 16 with youth leaders about racial issues affecting young people. The event begins at 7 p.m. in the African-American Cultural Center, 350 Masten Ave., with a screening of "The Blackness Project" documentary. Producers Korey Green and Peter Johnson will be part of the panel discussion that foll…

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A 56-year-old man was shot in the leg early Friday morning in Buffalo's Fillmore-Leroy neighborhood, police said. The victim was shot shortly after 3:30 a.m. on the 200 block of Leroy Avenue, just east of Fillmore Avenue. He was transported to Erie County Medical Center with injuries not believed to be life-threatening, a police spokesman said in an email. Police ask…

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A fundraiser will be held Sunday to help the family of a Buffalo Police official who died earlier this year at age 49. Thomas J. Moran, chief of the Buffalo Police Department's South District, died March 1 in the Cleveland Clinic after a short illness. Moran worked for the department for 25 years, served as district chief for five years and formerly commanded the depart…

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Uniland Development Corp. is no longer working with Blue Cardinal Capital on its project at the Elmwood Avenue and Hertel Avenue intersection, although officials said the pair plan to collaborate again in the future. The developer and private real estate investment firm had teamed up in 2016 on a plan to redevelop the northwest and southwest corners of the intersection,…

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A global title insurance company is seeking to relocate its downtown Buffalo office to better accommodate its growth. Stewart Information Services Corp., parent of Stewart Title Insurance Co., has launched a search for new real estate options in the city. It hired CBRE Buffalo to handle the process. The firm is located in a three-story, gray-and-white building at 130…

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Investigators found no sign of foul play in the death of a man whose body was discovered Tuesday morning on Buffalo's West Side, police said. The body was found sometime after 9 a.m. outside in the 300 block of Prospect Avenue, which is roughly between Maryland and Pennsylvania streets. An autopsy had been scheduled by the Erie County Medical Examiner's Office. ht…

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The sky's the limit again at the Buffalo Museum of Science. For the first time since 1999, visitors can enter the Kellogg Observatory under a new aluminized-steel rotating dome. They can peer through the museum's refurbished and modernized 8-inch Lundin telescope, and set their sights on celestial bodies hundreds of millions of miles away. And for the first time at t…

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Canadian real estate investor and developer Harry Stinson has completed his long-awaited purchase of the Adam's Mark Hotel in downtown Buffalo, saying he paid $17 million for the Church Street structure. Nearly a year after signing a purchase contract –and more than nine months later than anticipated – Stinson, through Buffalo Grand Hotel Inc., acquired the 484-room hot…