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Burgard High School is trying to make a name for itself as a training hub that prepares students for careers in advanced manufacturing. Now, the high school is opening its doors to train their parents, relatives and neighbors, too. The adult education division of  the Buffalo Public Schools is offering an exploratory program that introduces adults to careers in machi…

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Work on a $27.7 million train station coming to downtown Buffalo is expected to begin in early 2019 and be completed by the fall of 2020. The New York State Department of Transportation also announced Wednesday that Hohl Industrial Services and Scrufari Construction will construct the brick, three-story station on Exchange Street using the existing Amtrak station's foot…

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The Buffalo Diocese’s chief financial officer will leave his post in January. Steven D. Timmel, who spent 31 years working for the diocese, gave notice this week that he will resign as executive director of financial administration, effective Jan. 31. The resignation comes as the diocese prepares to pay out potentially millions of dollars in awards to childhood v…

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A Buffalo man was arraigned in Niagara County Court Tuesday on an indictment accusing him of possessing an unregistered handgun March 4 near the Seneca Niagara Casino in Niagara Falls. Dylan T. Washington, 24, of Donaldson Road, pleaded not guilty to second-degree criminal possession of a weapon. Police said the loaded gun fell out of Washington's pocket during a fig…

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Trees along the Elmwood business strip from North Street to Forest Avenue will be lit for the holiday season. A tree lighting ceremony preceded by caroling will be held at 6:45 p.m. Friday at Elmwood Avenue and Bidwell Parkway. “The business owners on Elmwood love this community and are thrilled to be able to light up the street this year," said Therese Deutschlander…

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The Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Foundation is seeking the opinions of 10,000 teens and other participants in Western New York about after-school activities. They are being asked to complete this sentence: “Where I live or work, one thing teens want when they are not in school is ...” The foundation is collaborating with schools and youth organizations to collect data to bett…

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The Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority will host a public meeting to seek community input on its proposal for extending Metro Rail to the University at Buffalo’s North Campus and beyond. The meeting will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6, in Sweet Home Middle School, 4150 Maple Road, Amherst. “For more than 30 years, our community has considered increa…

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Tenants say it's not unusual for one of the two elevators at the Buffalo housing authority's L.B. Johnson Apartments building to be broken. But after four days when at times neither elevator at the 10-story senior housing building was working, the tenants say they are angry and frustrated. "We need to replace them," said L.B.J. tenant representative Carmela Dorsey. …

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The Buffalo Olmsted Park Conservancy has launched an online survey through January to get feedback from park users on priority projects or needs at the Olmsted Parks. The survey is part of an overall effort to generate community input that will culminate in a five-year update to the Olmsted master plan in May 2019. “We are excited to launch this survey to gather comm…

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Volunteers at Concordia Cemetery on the East Side are dealing with the aftermath of a Dec. 1 car accident. A car crashed through the cemetery's fence, sending a fence post through a window and destroying antiques and furnishings in the original farmhouse museum and office. The volunteer staff that looks over the 1859 cemetery at Sycamore Street and Walden Avenue has …

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Buffalo Planning Board members approved a series of changes to Ciminelli Real Estate Corp.'s West End townhouse project Monday evening, but not before expressing their exasperation – not with the developer, but with the neighbors. Ciminelli officials returned for modifications to its $20 million proposal that was already approved in July, after four years of back-and-fo…

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When the North Park Theatre reopened in March 2014, sparkle and splendor replaced decades of dirt and grime. But lost in all the hoopla surrounding the theater's restoration was the work that still needed to be completed in the lobby and outside on the facade. Now, the not-for-profit theater hopes to complete the restoration work by early spring, well before the thea…

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The historic former location of Scharf's Schiller Park Restaurant is about to get a whole new Vue. A mother-father-daughter trio is reopening the Lovejoy-area eatery at 34 S. Crossman St. as the Park Vue Restaurant, offering three meals a day except Mondays and Tuesdays – when it will be reserved for special events. The family is targeting a professional clientele, a…

The onetime Automobile Club of Buffalo Building on Delaware Avenue is on its way to being sold by the church that's owned it for two decades. The Buffalo Planning Board Monday approved a request by the Hellenic Eastern Orthodox Church – also known as Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church – to break up the adjacent former AAA property at 976 Delaware into two pieces. The…

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Long overdue repairs to breakwalls on the Outer Harbor will take place, thanks to $12.455 million in federal funds announced Monday by Rep. Brian Higgins and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The money will be primarily used to shore up the North Breakwater, constructed in the early 1900s, and the South Breakwater, originally constructed in the late 1800s. "This is a…