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Distinctive living spaces not usually open to the public will be featured in the second annual “Buffalo LIVING Tour – Condos, Lofts & Suites” from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. next Saturday. Admission is free. The tour includes: The Antonio, the former Baker’s Shoes building at 267 Pearl St., which has been totally rehabbed inside while its historic exterior has been refurbished.The …

A household hazardous-waste drop-off will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. today at Honeywell Specialty Materials, 20 Peabody St.Items for free proper disposal include lead acid and rechargeable batteries, mercury from thermometers, thermostats and metal, full or empty propane tanks and cylinders, tires without rims and electronic waste such as computers, printers and scanner…

David Gerken Jr. made plans to meet his brother and some friends after the Bills-Dolphins game last November.Ejected by stadium security for being disruptive and possibly drunk, Gerken said he would catch up with them at the Tailgaters Bar and Grill at Southwestern Boulevard and Abbott Road.Gerken never made it there and was later found dead, face down in a creek outside R…

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WASHINGTON – The bitter dispute over the future of the Peace Bridge may end today at a meeting in New York City among Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, the Canadian ambassador to the U.S. and his American counterpart.Sources who asked not to be identified told The Buffalo News on Friday that Cuomo and the Canadians appear to be approaching an agreement that would let planned improveme…

The Evergreen Association of WNY and Benedict House of WNY have announced that they have established a new partnership to provide better access to housing services for people living with HIV/AIDS. Both agencies have worked together closely in the past, officials noted. The new affiliation will provide more resources and a broader referral network for Benedict House and add…

When Calvin Caurthon Jr. saw the happy graduates filing out of Burgard High School’s auditorium with their families, he knew something was wrong. Calvin was supposed to graduate too, except he confused the ceremony’s start time and showed up flanked by family members at 5 p.m. – an hour after Thursday’s ceremony started. Tears began streaming down his face, devastated tha…

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Brent Rollins remembers his great-uncle John E. Brent as very loving and a humble man – a good guy. But what he did not know until he became an adult was that his late great-uncle was an important architect and community leader in the City of Buffalo in the early 20th century.“He was just Uncle John who worked at City Hall,” said Rollins, 71, of Glenwood Avenue, following …

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City Hall spent $4.5 million dollars for long-awaited, state-of-the-art splash pad at Martin Luther King Park.It comes with 15-foot-high water sprays that are synchronized with colorful lights. But a community activist, who has been critical of the delays associated with the project, says the splash pad shouldn’t be turned off at 7 p.m.“It makes no sense to have a $4 milli…

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That helicopter buzzing parts of Buffalo on Friday might have caused some to think an aerial police search was unfolding.Nothing of the sort.A local filmmaker was shooting footage that he hopes will create an Internet buzz about just how great Buffalo is when his video, “Buffalo, America’s Best Designed City,” is finished later this summer or early fall and becomes availab…

Mark Hamister was joined by Rep. Brian Higgins and Mayor Byron Brown to announce that the new phase is ready to begin, and demolition and asbestos abatement are now complete.There will also be apartments and office space in addition to the hotel, adding another major renovation to the Hotel @ Lafayette across the park.

A 22-year-old Wohlers Avenue man was accused of throwing $1,500 in cash out the rear of a patrol car window after he was arrested for obstructing governmental administration Thursday night on Bird Avenue.Deandre Grayson allegedly wouldn’t cooperate with police officers checking on complaints of drug dealing at a house in the second block of Bird Avenue early last night whe…

Buffalo residents can drop off hazardous waste from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. today at Honeywell Special Materials, 20 Peabody St.Accepted waste includes propane tanks, pool chemicals, oil-based paint, pesticides, batteries, gasoline, oil, antifreeze, mercury, tires, computers and printers. Latex paint, prescription drugs, kitchen appliances and yard waste will not be accepted.

That helicopter that may have woken some people as it hovered over Buffalo’s West Side this morning had nothing to do with police work.The helicopter was part of a film production crew’s work shooting background scenes for a promotional video about Buffalo.“We were notified that they would be shooting background scenes today, but we had no idea they would be out this early…

Nearly two-dozen school and environmental groups will explore ways to become more earth-friendly at Party for the Planet from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Buffalo Zoo. Activities are free with admission to the zoo.The event, which is co-hosted by the zoo and the Western New York Earth Day Committee, will include performances at noon and 2 p.m. by Mama Earth’s Kitchen …

Motorists should be aware of a new traffic pattern on Delaware Avenue approaching downtown, city officials said Thursday.Delaware Avenue between North Street and Niagara Square will have just one lane of vehicular traffic in each direction, instead of two, while multiple turning lanes, bike lanes and high-visibility cross walks have been added. The roadway has just been pa…