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The Larkin Square Author Series on June 25 will feature Margaret Sullivan, media columnist for the Washington Post, and author Lauren Belfer. The free event is scheduled from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. at 745 Seneca St. in Larkin Square. "We are honored that Lauren Belfer and Margaret Sullivan will appear together for a talk in Larkinville," said Leslie Zemsky, Larkin Square'…

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A 17-year-old is in serious condition after he was shot Sunday night in Buffalo's Broadway-Fillmore neighborhood, a police spokesman said. The teen was shot at about 8:45 p.m. on Lombard Street. The victim, who was taken to Erie County Medical Center, was initially listed in critical condition, the spokesman said. Police did not release any further information about …

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Some of the most rare and vintage automobiles in the world are about to descend on Buffalo. They're coming for the 2018 Great Race, which will bring more than 120 antique cars and possibly tens of thousands of onlookers to the Buffalo Transportation Pierce-Arrow Museum on June 23. It's there, at the corner of Seneca and Michigan streets, that the 2,300-mile Great Rac…

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Edward Westberg's hair was blond, thick and long, but his smile was wide as he ran his hands over his freshly shaven head. The 19-year-old, homeless since March 23, was one of about 50 people who received haircuts downtown in Fireman's Park Sunday afternoon. Fireman's Park is bounded by South and North Division, Washington and Ellicott streets. Designed as a tribute to …

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Where did the City of Buffalo’s public access channel go? It’s in "Siberia" along with other public programming, say Buffalo Common Council members. The city’s Public, Educational and Governmental access programs are no longer on channels 19, 20, 21 and 22, said Lovejoy Council Member Richard A. Fontana. Instead, Spectrum cable company moved them "in the cloak of …

Religion

A Buffalo priest removed in 2015 from a Lancaster parish due to an allegation of inappropriate behavior with a child was the target of similar complaints decades ago at two other parishes. A 37-year-old woman who is married to a Major League Baseball manager and now lives in Phoenix, Ariz., said the Rev. Dennis A. Fronczak repeatedly fondled her when she was 9 to 12 yea…

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Presiding Bishop Michael Curry knew immediately what his message ought to be. Curry is the spiritual leader of the Episcopal Church in the United States. Representatives of Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby in Great Britain made contact with Curry's office last February. There was going to be a royal wedding in May, with Prince Harry marrying Meghan Markle, an Am…

The Industrial Heritage Committee's annual tour of the Col. Francis G. Ward Pumping Station will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday. The pump house's five 60-foot tall, triple expansion steam engines built by the Holly Manufacturing Company of Buffalo will be on display. Each engine weights 1,100 tons, with a pumping capacity of 30 million gallons per day. The tour is fr…

Education

Friday's announcement that the state awarded $10 million to the Say Yes Buffalo scholarship program to help cover college expenses for recent Buffalo high school graduates didn’t come as a huge surprise. The grant was made public last year as part of the Buffalo Billion II. The announcement, however, did provide more clarity about the relationship between Say Yes and…

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Living in a former mattress factory, casket company or car dealership may not be for everyone, but a series of open houses Saturday will offer a closer look at some of the city's latest residential developments. Craft-beer and wine tasting, and food samples and music will be offered at some sites. Shuttle bus service available between sites. Buffalo Living Tour runs …

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A Buffalo transport company says a Town of Tonawanda woman made up her claim that one of its employees stole from her, and Buffalo police say they are looking into the questions raised about the initial report. The 39-year-old woman told officers she was picked up by Buffalo Transportation on Friday afternoon at Niagara and Hudson streets but, after leaving the vehicle …

Columns

In nine years of classes at Our Lady of Hope Home School in Buffalo, Kayla Hall never missed a single day. Her mother, Tabetha Hall, remembers only one close call. In kindergarten, Kayla went to the dentist and had a tooth pulled. When Tabetha offered the option of going home to rest, Kayla preferred to go to school. "She wanted to be there," Tabetha said, a commitment …

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A Buffalo mother was charged Thursday night after police said she left her 1- and 2-year-old children unattended in her vehicle while she went grocery shopping. Lucretia Jackson, 35, of Niagara Street, is accused of leaving the children in the car outside the Tops supermarket at South Park and Bailey avenues for about 40 minutes, according to a Buffalo police report. …

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A 49-year-old man was in serious condition at Erie County Medical Center after he was stabbed Thursday night near the Buffalo-Cheektowaga border, according to a Buffalo police spokesman. The victim, whose name was not released, was transported by ambulance from an address on Humason Avenue after suffering multiple stab wounds to the chest and stomach, according to a pol…

Politics

Two New York City office holders running for statewide posts will campaign in Buffalo Saturday during the annual Juneteenth Festival. Jumaane Williams, a Brooklyn Council member and candidate in the September Democratic primary for lieutenant governor, will attend the Juneteenth parade beginning at 11 a.m. and then deliver remarks from the festival stage in Martin Luthe…