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The creator of the CBS megahit "CSI" and its spinoffs was in Buffalo on Wednesday to donate 2,500 of his graphic novels for teens to libraries throughout the Buffalo Public Schools. Anthony Zuiker and his wife, Michelle Territo, a Western New York native, have been promoting their new series of graphic novels designed to help kids cope with social issues, including divo…

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Many a graduate of South Park High School has gone off to war and never returned. Robert Moyle, an aspiring doctor from South Park’s Class of 1940, was a medic killed on Okinawa while trying to save the life of a wounded Marine. Pfc. Ronald Halliman, Class of '49, was reported missing in action during the Korean War after his unit was overrun in the Battle of Pusan. …

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The Komodo dragon moved cautiously around his new enclosure at the Buffalo Zoo on Tuesday, a forked tongue occasionally slithering in and out. The 4-year-old prehistoric-looking monitor lizard will make his public debut Friday with the re-opening of the former Reptile House. The building has been renamed the Donna M. Fernandes Amphibian and Reptile Center. The 5-foot…

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The stories of 16 refugees and eight descendants of immigrants, spanning 13 countries and several generations, line the gallery walls. They tell the story of those who have built or are in the process of establishing new lives in Buffalo after they, or in some cases their parents or grandparents, came to the United States in search of safety and the pursuit of a better lif…

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I.M. Pei, the globally important architect, died last week. Around the world, architectural historians spoke with reverence of his work, such as his glass pyramid at the Louvre, the East Building at the National Gallery or, closer to home, the Everson Museum of Art in Syracuse. My reaction was more primal. Fifty years ago, I was a kid in Dunkirk, living on the same stre…

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The pitted and uneven roadways partially responsible for the Langfield Homes' being dubbed the most run-down public housing complex in Buffalo are about to get a major overhaul. The Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority Tuesday approved a $600,000 contract with Scott Lawn Yard of Niagara Falls to repave and repair roads and parking areas in the complex off Langfield Avenu…

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Developer Douglas Jemal's latest plan to expand One Seneca Tower's massive concrete design won approval from the Buffalo Planning Board Monday night, while Ellicott Development Co. got the go-ahead for a long-delayed new warehouse on Dingens Street. Jemal received approval in January for an addition and facade improvements to the west side of the tower complex's plaza l…

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After years of planning – and weeks of debate – Ciminelli Real Estate Corp. Monday won the green light from the city for its plans for a new fresh foods market and more than 200 affordable apartments on a city-owned parking lot in Buffalo. The Buffalo Planning Board unanimously backed the proposal by the Buffalo developer to construct a 220,000-square-foot complex of tw…

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State Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia would not be in favor of a Buffalo Board of Education that was appointed by the mayor. “I just don’t think that’s a better system,” Elia said. “We have a long-standing – centuries-standing – tradition of having representatives from the community being involved in education,” she said. “I think that’s a good thing.” That …

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Agnes Wilewicz and Jesse Farinacci aren't just cool. They're "Buffalo Cool." The two won $7,000 last week as grand prize winners of Mayor Byron W. Brown's annual Civic Innovation Eco Challenge-Powered by AT&T. They won for their Buffalo Cool Roof Project, which uses Geographic Information System (GIS) mapping and artificial intelligence renderings to identify roofs …

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A Buffalo man has been arraigned on a second-degree murder charge that alleges he shot 44-year-old Carlos Perez-Torres to death May 15 on Grimes Street on the city's East Side. Ruben Marchese, 54, was ordered held in jail without bail by Buffalo City Court Judge Kevin J. Keane, Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn said. If convicted on the murder charge, March…

Watchdog

Children enrolled in Community Action Organization's after-school and summer programs are typically handed simple items for their meals: yogurt, cereal bars or granola bars. Then a staff member started ordering more substantial fare: whole chickens, bacon and vegetables, with onions and potatoes arriving in 50-pound bags. The change prompted an internal audit at the ant…

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After 23 years in the military, Janet Smith's service didn't end when she retired as an Army staff sergeant in 2004. She was commander of the American Legion Jesse Clipper Post 430 from 2011 to 2013, and has been president of its Women's Auxiliary Post since then. She has coordinated Memorial Day ceremonies for the past five years at Jesse Clipper Square at Michigan …

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Fifty years ago, Catholic priests who sexually abused children in the Buffalo Diocese would have no worries about getting arrested. But they had to worry about something else: Monsignor Franklin M. Kelliher, a stocky, tough-as-nails former boxing champion who also fought as a professional wrestler known as “The Masked Marvel.” Kelliher served an unofficial role as a …

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A gunman unleashed a flurry of bullets early Sunday morning along Genesee Street on the city's East Side, spraying a vehicle and the outside of a bar, but causing no injuries, Buffalo police said. The incident was reported around 12:30 a.m. Sunday at the corner of Genesee and Fox streets, about six blocks west of Fillmore Avenue. Police recovered 30 shell casings at …