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Seneca Gaming Corp. has 200 job openings and is holding a job fair from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday in the Seneca Niagara Events Center at Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel.Full-time, part-time and casual positions throughout all departments are available at the Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel and downtown Buffalo’s Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino, which will open a new facility lat…

Construction crews next year will tackle the half of the Kensington Expressway (Route 33) that isn’t being refurbished during the current pavement rehabilitation project. Plans for doing the rest of it will be outlined at a state Department of Transportation public information meeting from 5 to 7 p.m. next Tuesday in Alumni Hall at Maryvale High School, 1050 Maryvale Driv…

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Nothing seems to put a significant dent in Buffalo’s homicide rate from year to year.Not the Buffalo Police Department’s extensive efforts to break up violent gangs. Not city leaders’ tough talk about bringing killers to justice. Not all the well-intentioned stop-the-violence pleas and prayer vigils, like the one held Tuesday in Niagara Square.Homicide patterns have a life…

For Buffalo residents, this might not be the best time to have a medical emergency.The Common Council on Tuesday put off renewing a contract with Rural/Metro Medical Services, which handles as many as 34,000 emergency calls a year in the City of Buffalo. Since a two-year extension on the company’s original 5-year contract with the city expired July 1, 2012, the ambulance s…

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If Buffalo public school leaders eliminate band and orchestra programs from 14 city schools this fall, national music foundations that provide free instruments and support to struggling schools say they will no longer donate to city schools.Even worse, many schools that have already received more than $1 million in donated instruments through these music charities may be f…

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The Buffalo City Mission, a fixture at East Tupper and Ellicott streets since 1984, plans to renovate a massive former warehouse on the edge of the city’s Larkinville district for use as an emergency shelter, transitional housing and affordable one- and two-bedroom apartments.Proponents of the plan to relocate and expand the City Mission at 545 Swan St. are hoping the mov…

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A stretch of Delaware Avenue from Chippewa Street to Niagara Square will be turned into a food lover’s paradise this weekend from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday. The 30th annual Taste of Buffalo will cast a spotlight on the region’s culinary talents. Joseph M. Lane, a financial consultant with AXA Advisors, is the event’s volunteer chairman. Lane…

A Canadian convicted of armed robbery in California and later deported is facing new charges of illegally reentering the United States.Elizabeth Reid, 31, was arrested on Busti Avenue in Buffalo last week by U.S. Border patrol agents and charged with illegally entering the country after an aggravated felony conviction.U.S. Border Patrol Agent Matthew Bitterman said Reid cl…

A Buffalo man will spend up to a year in jail for attacking a woman on the Kensington Expressway, Cheektowaga police announced Tuesday.Rafael A. Martinez, 56, who pleaded guilty to strangulation and obstruction of breathing, was sentenced Monday by Town Justice Paul Piotrowski.According to police, Martinez was riding in a car driven by his 48-year-old girlfriend last Decem…

Four more members of the Anderson Drug Trafficking Organization pleaded guilty this week to federal charges of selling cocaine in the Broadway-Fillmore neighborhood.The latest members of the family-run drug ring headed by Theresa Anderson to admit their guilt are Melvin Calhoun, her husband; Dion Anderson, her son; and Anquensha and Toshia Hodge, two of her daughters.All f…

Buffalo police are investigating an apparent shooting that took the life of a man in his early 20s, after the young man’s body was found on a porch Tuesday morning in the city’s Langfield Drive-Suffolk Street area.The body was discovered by a neighbor shortly after 6:30 a.m. on Sun Street, which runs north from Langfield Drive, east of Suffolk, Buffalo police said.Anyone w…

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Screams for help and the sound of doors being pounded shattered the quiet of a Riverside neighborhood early Tuesday as the parents of a badly burned and dying infant desperately sought help after escaping a house fire, authorities said.Refusing treatment at the scene, the parents were taken by police to Women & Children’s Hospital while their son was rushed there in a Rura…

Three people were rescued Monday evening by the U.S. Coast Guard after their boat became disabled and began taking on water in the Niagara River not far from LaSalle Park, officials reported late Monday from the external affairs office of the Ninth Coast Guard District. No injuries were reported.The Coast Guard watchstander at the Buffalo Station was summoned at about 7 p.…

The J.P. Dudley Library in South Buffalo will get a new roof and a new heating and ventilating system, thanks in part to a $119,108 State Public Library Construction Grant announced Monday by State Sen. Timothy M. Kennedy, D-Buffalo, and Assemblyman Michael P. Kearns, D-Buffalo.Body copy rag: The total project, which also includes new windows and masonry repairs, is estima…

A record number of craft brewers – more than 150 – will offer their beers for tasting at the 12th annual Buffalo BrewFest from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Aug. 9 in the First Niagara Center. Proceeds benefit the Buffalo Speech and Hearing Center.A maximum of 3,500 tickets will be sold at $30 advance, $38 on the day of the event. Admission includes a souvenir glass and 20 tickets for…