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Broderick Cason of Universal Health Care will be on hand to answer questions about the Affordable Care Act from 5:30 to 7:45 p.m. Tuesday in Delavan Grider Community Center, 877 E. Delavan Ave.“What You Need to Know About the Affordable Care Act” is sponsored by County Legislator Betty Jean Grant, D-Buffalo, Ellicott Council Member Darius G. Pridgen and We Are Women Warrio…

The William-Emslie Family YMCA will resume its Vacation Club program over the holiday break, from Dec. 23 to Jan. 2, for children ages 3 to 12.Arts and crafts, youth sports, creative writing, swimming and more are offered. The cost per day is $21 for Y members and $27 for nonmembers. Financial assistance is available, and lunch and dinner are provided. To register, visit t…

The Muhammad School of Music will present its 10th annual “Classical Stars of Tomorrow” recital at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 15, in the Burchfield Penney Art Center, 1300 Elmwood Ave.The program features performances by students of the school, Maestro Henri J. Muhammad and the school’s Chamber Orchestra.Advance tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children or $15 and $10, respe…

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A not-for-profit business that salvages vintage materials off old houses and buildings – from doorknobs and radiators to spindles and leaded-glass windows – is in trouble.It remains to be seen whether Buffalo ReUse – with its onetime-groundbreaking green practices and troubled history – can salvage itself.Buffalo ReUse began in 2008 at 298 Northampton St. as the first orga…

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Fran Lucca knew he was a long way from home during his first mission on a destroyer escort. The vessel was protecting a World War II convoy of supply ships headed for Wales in an Atlantic Ocean infested with German submarines.It was damn the torpedoes and full speed ahead, in the spirit of the old Navy saying.Well, not exactly – at least not in Lucca’s case.He was below de…

BuffaloThe Common Council will consider a request from General Mills to install a fence across South Michigan Avenue west of Ganson Street when it meets at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Council Chambers. The fence would be operated by General Mills and would grant the company exclusive access to a 300-foot stretch of public roadway, which reaches to the city ship canal. The Council wi…

The pure intellectual satisfaction of applying rigorous science to a theory, combined with the sheer joy of watching things blow up, brought a large, enthusiastic crowd of “MythBusters” fans to Shea’s Performing Arts Center on Saturday night.From the moment “MythBusters” hosts Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman appeared in a cloud of mist, the enthusiastic and utterly clued-in …

The body of a 28-year-old Eggertsville man who had been shot to death was found about 2:30 a.m. Saturday in a house on Ericson Avenue, Buffalo Police Department spokesman Michael DeGeorge said. The victim, identified as Brandon R. Cahee, was found in the upstairs apartment of a house in the first block of Ericson. His unoccupied vehicle was found running in the driveway by…

AMRIHeadquarters: AlbanyEmployees: 1,317, including 656 in New York.2012 revenues: $226.7 millionWhat they do: Early-stage drug discovery and development, basically everything needed to get a new drug ready for use in clinical trials, on behalf of large pharmaceutical companies. Also some manufacturing of the active ingredients for drugs.Best known for: AMRI has received …

Aug. 2, 1936 – Dec. 2, 2013George L. Schadel of West Seneca, who was so active in the community that he was named volunteer of the year by a sportsmen’s group in 1980 and volunteer of the year by a Buffalo mayor in 1991, died Monday in his home under the care of hospice following a lengthy illness. He was 77.A graduate of Bishop Timon High School, he also was a graduate of…

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For thousands of Western New Yorkers hailing from other parts of the world, whether longtime residents or recent arrivals, the Raíces Theatre Company’s irresistible production of Carmen Rivera’s play “La Gringa” will undoubtedly strike a profound chord.The show opened Thursday night in the Road Less Traveled Theatre to an ecstatic reception from a diverse crowd eager to ce…

The $250 million drug development project announced a year ago for the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus is on track to open a small-scale local operation by February.In addition, the plan to bring Albany Molecular Research Inc. to the campus, hailed as part of Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s “Buffalo Billion” economic development campaign, has evolved with a second company also now c…

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A 300-foot-long road is pitting an industrial giant that has operated for decades on the bank of the Buffalo River against Old First Ward neighbors who want access to the emerging new waterfront across the river.General Mills, whose flour milling and cereal production operations have employed generations of Buffalo residents when many other companies have moved out of town…

Oct. 2, 1916 – Dec. 5, 2013Maria Colla, who founded Gondola Macaroni Products after starting out making pasta with her husband in their West Side home, died Thursday at her Buffalo home. She was 97.Born in Crespano Del Grappa, Italy, she came to Buffalo in 1956 with her three children to be with her husband, who arrived the year before.Mrs. Colla and her husband, Guido, st…

A woman walking on Seneca Street about midnight Friday was attacked and raped at knifepoint, South Buffalo police reported.The woman told police that a man dressed all in black, with a hooded sweatshirt tied tightly on his face, displayed a red-handled knife before forcing her to perform a sex act. He later led her to a lot at Seneca Street, at Hayes Place, where he rape…