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The Niagara Falls Police Department is trying to locate a Buffalo woman who allegedly abandoned her infant next to an ice machine in the Seneca Niagara Casino Hotel last month. Police said that Sherone Littleton, 28, left her infant at the hotel on Jan. 31. She is facing felony charges of first-degree reckless endangerment and abandonment of a child, in addition to a mi…

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You can park free for six hours Friday – Valentine's Day – in Buffalo by using the Buffalo Roam mobile parking app. Parking at hourly metered locations will be free from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. for those who use the app, according to the city. Those who sign up for Buffalo Roam on Valentine's Day will get the free parking – and $2.14 off their next parking session through …

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Erie County Democrats endorsed Jon Rivera for the 149th Assembly District Thursday. Rivera, an administrator in the Erie County Department of Public Works who was born and raised on the West Side, was one of the first Democrats to announce his candidacy for the seat held by Sean Ryan. Ryan, a Buffalo Democrat, is running for a state Senate seat. "This is not about to…

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The next rehabilitation on the Richardson Olmsted Campus will consist of 65 moderate-income apartments in two historic buildings. Savarino Cos., the developer of the apartments, which are connected to the eastern wing of Hotel Henry, gave the community its first glimpse of the preliminary plans Thursday at a meeting at nearby SUNY Buffalo State. There was an invitati…

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Sal Buscaglia will turn 66 on Valentine’s Day, but the retired coach has another reason to celebrate. He is alive. Thursday’s celebration at Mercy Hospital of Buffalo was as much a tribute to the medical care given Buscaglia as it was his way of thanking everyone responsible for saving his life. Buscaglia, a Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame member and longtime …

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The recommended location for a new downtown convention center is not sitting well with some preservationists. The clearance of a city block, bounded by Delaware Avenue and Franklin, Mohawk and Huron streets, would require the demolition of six buildings deemed eligible for the National Register of Historic Places. They include the eight-story Crosby Building, built in 1…

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March 30, 1931 – Feb. 11, 2020 Leonard J. Freed, of Amherst, a founder of the accounting firm Freed Maxick, died unexpectedly Feb. 11 in Boca Raton, Fla., where he had a winter home. He was 88. Born in Buffalo, he was a 1948 graduate of Fosdick-Masten Park High School and received a bachelor’s degree with honors in accounting from the University of Buffalo. He ser…

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The National Federation for Just Communities of WNY will present the 2020 NFJC Community Leader Awards at a noon luncheon Thursday at the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center. The National Federation for Just Communities of Western New York is a human relations organization dedicated to overcoming racism, bias and bigotry through education, advocacy and engagement. The fol…

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A Buffalo man has been sentenced to 18 years in prison for a fatal shooting in the city's Riverside neighborhood last August, Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn reported. In handing down the sentence to Juan A. Ayala-Colon, 27, County Court Judge Susan Eagan also ordered five years of postrelease supervision. Ayala-Colon pleaded guilty to first-degree mansla…

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Frank Chinnici hopes to start construction by May on seven for-sale townhouses in Allentown, but he needs condominium approval from the state before he can start marketing and selling them. The owner of Buffalo-based Legacy Development plans to erect an L-shaped masonry building on a vacant 0.23-acre parcel of land at 8 St. Louis Place, just behind St. Louis Church and …

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After getting a crash course on the city Planning Board process two weeks ago, businessman Joseph Carubba has won approval for his first big real estate project in Buffalo – a five-unit apartment building on Linwood Avenue. Carubba, who bought a quarter-acre vacant lot at 295 Linwood from Jesse Hawker along with a set of previously approved project plans, can proceed wi…

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Is it time for condos in downtown Buffalo? Developers have been rapidly putting up new apartments in the city's core, seeking to fill a demand for urban living, while taking advantage of generous tax credits to finance the projects. Today, there are twice as many apartments in downtown's Central Business District as there were 10 years ago and developers are in the m…

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A Buffalo man convicted of dealing fentanyl has been sentenced to 70 months in prison by U.S. District Judge Elizabeth A. Wolford, U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy Jr. announced. Prosecutors said undercover officers conducted controlled purchases of the drug from Luis Matias, 29, in July 2017, after investigators determined that he was distributing large quantities of but…

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A ceremony at 10 a.m. Friday will celebrate the grand opening of the Russell J. Salvatore Atrium – the new entrance to Erie County Medical Center. The entrance, with its sweeping glass facade and its large open area, was named for the 86-year-old restaurateur and philanthropist following his $1 million donation to ECMC in 2017. Part of a $100 million program of const…

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The Buffalo Planning Board on Monday gave the green light to the Elmwood Crossing proposal to put up 20 for-sale townhomes on West Utica Street – despite vociferous last-ditch appeals by neighbors and preservationists to delay action because they say a house on the property merits historic protection. But while Sinatra & Company Real Estate and Ellicott Development …