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Leaves will be falling soon, and if you don't like raking them, it's not always fun picking them up at the curb, either. "We hate leaf season," said Cheektowaga Highway Superintendent Mark Wegner, who added that it's a short season but the phone doesn't stop ringing with calls from residents. "It has to get done in like four weeks, because then the snow is coming." W…

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The Buffalo Center for Arts and Technology announced that it has been awarded a $150,000 grant to expand its Adult Workforce Program, which prepares participants for careers in health care. The grant was provided by the Citi Foundation from its 2019 Youth Workforce Fund. The grant will allow the center to add two new evening courses this fall – Phlebotomy and Sterilizat…

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The movement to observe the second Monday in October as Indigenous Peoples’ Day, rather than Columbus Day, continues in communities across the United States, including here in Buffalo. The Buffalo Parent Teacher Organization, working on behalf of supporters and parents at the district’s Native American Magnet School on West Delavan Avenue, has asked the Buffalo Board of…

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The redevelopment of the former North Park Library into an Italian Cultural Center officially got underway Saturday with a groundbreaking ceremony at the building at the corner of Delaware and Hertel avenues. “This is an exciting day for Italian-Americans and all Western New Yorkers,” said Delaware Council Member Joel P. Feroleto. “The center will be a tremendous additi…

A 29-year-old man was shot in the legs just before 11:30 p.m. Friday in the 2500 block of Main Street, between Rodney and Fillmore avenues, according to a Buffalo police spokesman. The man was taken to Erie County Medical Center, where he was treated and released. Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call or text the confidential tip line at 847-225…

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The Buffalo Niagara YMCA for years has done what it can to maintain the cramped brick buildings on Delaware Avenue in North Buffalo and Belmont Avenue in the Town of Tonawanda that house two of its older locations. Both branches offer adequate children's play areas, swimming pools, gyms, workout rooms and locker rooms — but all fall short of modern standards. That's …

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Ricardo Rivera could appreciate the wonder of it all. He sat last week, feet dangling, on an outlook by the turret of the Emerald Channel intake. A few people in a passing motorboat idled the engine and looked up in astonishment at Rivera, atop one of Buffalo’s most visible yet least-accessible landmarks. The round brick-and-stone structure is surrounded by water, at a …

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Anyone who saw the Albright-Knox Art Gallery's new art truck had to think: Boy, this sure looks like a food truck. Does this mean curators loaded it up with pieces of art from the museum's collection that anyone – with a few spare millions of dollars – can walk up and purchase? We imagined a menu on a whiteboard featuring Picasso, Matisse, Pollack and the special of …

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Randy White had said that he didn't know that the two men who approached him last year outside the house where a parolee friend lived were parole officers. And when one of them shot him in the leg, he trapped him inside his vehicle and then drove back and forth, injuring the two officers, before driving off because he was afraid for his life, he told The Buffalo News la…

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It took many off-site brainstorming sessions, an in-house focus group, an outside marketing firm, tons of research, and countless hours of whittling, but Uniland Development Co. finally has a name for the coworking business space concept it is launching in downtown Buffalo. And it only took 309 names – and a switch to Latin – to get there. The Amherst-based developer…

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This journey started with a casual wish. Irene Taylor McVay was dreaming out loud to a pair of fellow educators from her time at Buffalo's City Honors School about paying a visit to her hometown in Farmville, Va., which would provide another chance for McVay, in her 80s, to see some of the places that played a major role in her life. Margaret Cardina and John McTigue, a…

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City officials said Thursday they are now taking applications for small businesses wishing to participate in the Queen City Pop-Up Holiday Edition. The city initiative seeks to encourage the growth of new businesses and bring more small stores to downtown Main Street, by giving retailers an opportunity to test their products rent-free during a two-month trial, while put…

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Common Council candidate Mark Supples says Buffalo's recent reassessment project violates state property tax law. Supples, who is challenging incumbent David A. Rivera in November for the Niagara District seat, cited a section of the state's Real Property Tax Law in saying that if a homeowner's assessment is higher than the previous year's assessment, the city assessor …

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Canalside – Buffalo's largely flat waterfront attraction – is now going vertical. It's also about to get a lot more crowded. A planned roundhouse carousel building and the first new residential project at Canalside are poised to get the go-ahead from state officials when the Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. meets on Oct. 15. The two designs for the Buffalo Heri…

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One man was in custody and another man was taken to Erie County Medical Center for treatment of non-life threatening injuries, after a midday stabbing Wednesday in the heart of downtown Buffalo, Buffalo Police reported. Police spokesman Michael DeGeorge said the two men knew one another and a dispute between them led to the stabbing, which occurred just after 12:15 p.m.…