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One teenager was killed and another wounded during a shooting early Saturday on Briscoe Avenue near Walden Avenue, in the city's Schiller Park neighborhood. A 17-year-old boy from Buffalo was taken to Erie County Medical Center for what investigators first described as serious injuries, according to Michael J. DeGeorge, a police spokesman. He was later pronounced dead a…

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Delaware Avenue will be closed between Eagle and Tupper streets starting at 5 p.m. today as setup continues for the Taste of Buffalo, according to Buffalo Police. Inbound lanes on Delaware Avenue already have closed. Motorists should use alternate routes. The Taste of Buffalo runs from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday in Niagara Square and n…

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A year after completing its purchase of 20 acres of prime land at the intersection of Elmwood and Hertel avenues, Uniland Development Co. is now coming forward with its first proposed new building in the North Buffalo commercial district. The Amherst-based developer, led by the Montante family, wants to convert an abandoned warehouse on the northwest corner of the inter…

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Just when Anthony LoRusso thought he was done with city approvals for his Campus West project, here comes another one. LoRusso, whose Campus West housing project is under construction, is coming back to the city's Zoning Board of Appeals next week for a pair of variances from the Green Code. The project at 129 West Ave. had already been approved – including with vari…

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Irish Ambassador Daniel Mulhall first heard of the UB James Joyce Collection in Dublin while planning for the centenary celebration of “Ulysses” the epic novel by Joyce that takes places on June 16, 1904. Since then, Mulhall has dreamed of visiting Capen Hall at the University at Buffalo North Campus in Amherst to tour the exhibit. The Joyce Collection, part of the univ…

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To Seneca One tower owner Douglas Jemal, two clubhouses are better than one. Less than three months after obtaining city approval to add a one-story bar and entertainment building to the plaza level of the Seneca One tower, the developer now wants to add a matching second one on the other side of Main Street at Seneca Street. That's a switch from an earlier plan for a g…

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A new style of high-end coworking space is sweeping across the country, designed to provide more than just small offices, desks and some administrative support. And it could be coming to Western New York. Instead of providing a temporary open tabletop for you and your laptop, it's more of a collaborative working community for entrepreneurs and small businesses — with a …

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Say Yes, the non-profit that guarantees public school kids from Buffalo free college tuition, has continued to grow the number of students heading off to college by eliminating one of the biggest barriers: cost. But once students get into college, the organization quickly realized there is another problem: the number of students dropping out. Now, help is on the way.…

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Ka-ching! The city of Buffalo has reaped nearly $4 million from a series of recent real estate sales involving a former city parking ramp, a former East Side public school and a vacant parcel of land in the Waterfront Village. They are among a host of deals - along with the earlier sale of Buffalo Police headquarters to developer Douglas Jemal that have been underway…

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Ellicott Development Co. has acquired a pair of investment properties in the Elmwood Village and Allentown neighborhoods, with hopes for eventual projects on both sites. The Buffalo-based real estate developer, owned by Carl and William Paladino, paid $1.1 million this week through 339 Ganson Group to buy the two-story P.L.U.M. Works building at 138 Allen and 71 Park St…

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When you run a dry cleaning business, you live by the calendar. Come back Saturday. Pick up your shirts on Tuesday. Your dresses will be ready Friday. So more than anyone else, Gary Rotundo knew it was time to retire. Rotundo’s Laundry, steps from the curb on West Ferry near Grant Street, where customers have been dropping off and picking up for 72 years, is closing …

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Just six months after a federal judge ended court oversight of the Buffalo Fire Department stemming from past discriminatory hiring practices, a black rookie firefighter was greeted with a stuffed monkey dressed in a firefighter’s uniform hanging at his South Buffalo firehouse. Apparently, four decades of legal wrangling wasn’t enough to wipe out all of the racism. In fa…

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A state judge declined to issue an immediate order blocking the sale of a city-owned parking lot in downtown Buffalo to Ciminelli Real Estate Corp. for a redevelopment project, rejecting the arguments by rival developer Rocco Termini that the loss of the parking posed an imminent threat to his Hotel @ the Lafayette and other businesses. But State Supreme Court Justice E…

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Rochester developer Robert C. Morgan has sold the Cheektowaga property containing the area's first Chick-fil-A restaurant, reaping $2.825 million in cash from the deal. Morgan — through Morgan Cheektowaga LLC — sold the restaurant at 1753 Walden Ave. to Bruce 5 LLC, which is controlled by Bernadette O'Connor of Long Island City in Queens. Located just west of the Wal…

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Two individuals in an alleged larceny at the Boulevard Mall were arrested Tuesday night after their car crashed on Buffalo’s East Side, Amherst police reported. According to police, charges were pending against Shaun Connors, 30, of Depew, and Vanessa Armstead, 30, of Buffalo. Amherst police said individuals in the alleged larceny, which occurred at about 8:15 p.m., …