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Information sessions will be held  Thursday for those who want to learn about projects and opportunities in the Northland Beltline neighborhood and at the Northland Workforce Training Center. Those interested in a career in advanced manufacturing and energy can attend a pre-enrollment session for the training center from 4 to 5 p.m. at Northland Central, 683 Northland A…

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The state-appointed receiver for a troubled Delaware Avenue nursing home confirmed Monday afternoon that the facility will be closed. An exact date for the closing of Emerald South Nursing and Rehabilitation Center has not been set, but the priority is to make the closure as seamless as possible for the residents and staff, according to Jay Lawrence, a spokesman for rec…

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A woman told Buffalo police Sunday she was threatened by a man as she tried picking up a fish tank that was being given away in the city's Seneca-Babcock neighborhood. The woman told officers she went to an address on Lester Street, off of Seneca Street, around 5:10 p.m. to pick up the tank, which was posted on Facebook Marketplace, according to a city police report. …

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BALTIMORE – U.S. bishops meeting here this week were directed by the Vatican not to vote on two measures aimed at disciplining themselves in sexual misconduct cases. Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston said Monday that he received word from the Vatican telling the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops to delay their votes until the measures …

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The Western New York Land Conservancy's proposed 1.5-mile rail trail project along the former DL&W corridor has received a $245,000 grant from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Western New York. The planned linear park would run along the Buffalo River and through the Old First Ward, Valley and Perry neighborhoods from near the DL&W Terminal to Silo City. "The new tr…

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The rich maritime past of the Great Lakes will be the subject of an upcoming talk. Cleveland Underwater Explorers will discuss its underwater archaeology research and present its findings on Great Lakes shipwrecks. The 11 a.m. talk on Nov. 17 will be at Buffalo Maritime Center, 90 Arthur St. A $5 donation is recommended. For more information or to reserve space…

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Five wedding cards, a wallet and cash from two purses were reported stolen during a wedding reception early Sunday morning at the Saturn Club on Delaware Avenue, according to a police report. The thefts were discovered after 1 a.m. and occurred sometime after 4 p.m. Saturday. Empty envelopes from the five cards were found in a trash bin of a men's restroom, according to…

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Albright-Knox Art Gallery is one of 10 museums participating in a paid internship program launched by the Association of Art Museum Directors. The program seeks to give minority undergraduate students an opportunity to work in the arts. The project hopes to “proactively address the demographic disparity in our industry by recognizing that access to funds is sometimes…

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A veteran of the 1960s civil rights movement will speak about how blacks also used weapons during that period to defend themselves against white supremacist violence. Charles Cobb, who was active with the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee, will talk about "The Non-Violent Stuff'll Get You Killed: How Guns Made the Civil Rights Movement Possible." Cobb, a vis…

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A Buffalo man was arrested on drug charges Saturday morning after police found his vehicle off the road in East Otto, according to the Cattaraugus County Sheriff's Office. Tony M. Peebles Jr., 29, of East Utica Street, was arrested on Rohr Hill Road at about 11:15 a.m. Deputies found crack cocaine, cocaine and heroin in Peebles' possession, according to the Sheriff's…

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A Buffalo nursing home considered one of the most troubled in the state will be closing, three sources familiar with the shutdown plans told The Buffalo News on Friday. The recently appointed receiver of Emerald South Rehabilitation and Care Center is expected on Monday to reveal plans to close the 122-bed facility and relocate residents and workers, the sources said. …

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The Samuel Schenck House – perhaps Buffalo's oldest known house still standing at its original location  – likely will be designated as a local landmark along with three other buildings that the city's Preservation Board has deemed historically important structures. The landmark status will give the buildings preservation protections, with the board having a say over ex…

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Don’t yell at the three dozen kids who were holed up together for hours in a room playing video games over the weekend. It really was an educational experience. More than 40 high school students from Buffalo took part in the annual Queen City High School Game Jam, where they planned, designed and created their own video games over the better part of the weekend. “…

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BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York and Local 153, Office & Professional Employees Union, have reached a deal on a new labor contract that runs through April 2022, the parties announced Saturday. The new three-year agreement, which includes annual wage increases and maintains current benefits, was ratified overwhelmingly by members, according to the company and…

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Hotel Henry, which has drawn its share of accolades since opening on the Richardson Olmsted Campus in April 2017, is planning to expand. The hotel's founder and president expects to enter into negotiations "in the next two to three years" to operate in two additional buildings to go with the three already occupied. "We are significantly ahead of our projections," sai…