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The Buffalo Diocese has added the names of two priests to its list of clergy that it says have been credibly accused of child sexual abuse. The Rev. Fabian J. Maryanski and the Rev. Mark J. Wolski are now included with 78 other diocesan and religious order priests that diocese officials acknowledged in 2018 had “substantiated claims” against them. The diocese announc…

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A Lancaster developer who is already working on a project in the village has acquired a Cheektowaga retail plaza on Walden Avenue with four tenants for $1.375 million. Tommy Sweeney, owner of Glassco Management, bought the 1-acre strip center through his limited-liability company, Upstate Apartments. The seller was Rene D. Riffel, trustee of the the Marvin Spindelman Fa…

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Dennis Braniecki drove in Sunday from greater Rochester. He grabbed breakfast with his sister, Debbie Sokolski, and her husband, Stephen, at the Polish Villa on Union Road. They talked about their jobs and especially about the engagement of Debbie's daughter, all the usual topics grown siblings cover when they get together. It was a routine moment at a place they have l…

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The Buffalo Niagara International Airport marked a milestone Friday with its five millionth traveler, said Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority spokeswoman Helen Tederous. Laura Tevens accepted the honor with her husband Greg and their two daughters. The Getzville family was heading for the Orlando International Airport on Southwest Airlines, said Tederous. They we…

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Cheektowaga police are looking for the thief who snatched seven large designer handbags Wednesday night from the Michael Kors store at the Walden Galleria. The woman was captured on store security cameras around the same time a series of disturbances broke out in the mall involving youth fighting and “stampeding” through walkways, police said. The disturbances began…

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A series of fights that set off widespread commotion at the Walden Galleria on Wednesday brought new scrutiny to the mall's security polices and the response of Cheektowaga Police. Police and the mall's owner, Pyramid Management Group, said they are continuing to review what happened Wednesday night, when several fights escalated into a chaotic shopping scene and a part…

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A Buffalo trucking and logistics company has acquired a warehouse and distribution facility at 2769 Broadway in Cheektowaga, paying $2.9 million for the 8.6-acre site. Speed Global Services, acting through Broadway Warehouse 2769 LLC, bought the 112,005-square-foot building from 2769 Broadway Partners LLC, owned by Thomas M. Tzetzo of Williamsville. The one-story bui…

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Kohinoor Kahn expected her Boxing Day shift at Walden Galleria to be hectic Wednesday, but she didn’t expect to end the evening locked inside the back room of the clothing store, hiding from what she believed to be gunshots. Lindsay DeDario was shopping in Park Avenue Coat Co. when she heard screaming and saw crowds frantically fleeing. Assuming there was an active shoo…

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Multisorb Technologies has sold a trio of industrial warehouse properties on French Road in Cheektowaga to a Canadian computer and technology equipment refurbishing company for $3 million. West Seneca-based Multisorb, through MTI North Campus LLC, sold the properties at 10-20, 30 and 50 French to three corporations controlled by Rohit Gera and Bony Singh, the owner and …

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Pyramid Management Group, owner of Walden Galleria, issued the following statement regarding last night's incident at its Western New York property: Safety is and remains our highest priority at Walden Galleria. The incident that took place between disorderly youth acquaintances are absolutely unacceptable, incredibly disruptive and undermine the tireless efforts made b…

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Cheektowaga police plan to boost their presence at the Walden Galleria on Thursday night, a day after several fights among youths disrupted shopping at the region's largest mall. About 25 Cheektowaga officers will be deployed to the mall, more than triple the amount of officers who were stationed there Wednesday night when fights broke out on one of the busiest shopping…

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Videos posted on social media captured the commotion Wednesday night inside the Walden Galleria in Cheektowaga that resulted in at least two arrests. https://buffalonews.com/2018/12/27/galleria-chaos-aftermath-more-police-peacemakers-return-chaperone-rules-reviewed/ This video, posted on Facebook, shows people running on the mall's first level. A burst of loud noise …

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Developers have completed environmental cleanups at five local project sites under the state's Brownfield Cleanup Program, positioning the properties for reuse with state tax credits, according to announcements from the state Department of Environmental Conservation. The projects include Chason Affinity Cos.' new four-story, 40-unit condominium project at 1111 Elmwood A…

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Several incidents at the Walden Galleria in Cheektowaga caused a lockdown of the region's largest mall Wednesday night. In a statement late Wednesday, Cheektowaga Police reported that two arrests were made, one for disorderly conduct and the other for menacing. They noted that they had received no reports of injuries as of shortly before 10:30 p.m. The police stateme…