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By Craig W. Turner Just about 300 communities around the world have a World Trade Center, and we’re one of them. Ours is unique among our counterparts, in fact, as World Trade Center Buffalo Niagara is one of the few binational licenses issued by the World Trade Centers Association worldwide. Our covered territory extends all the way from Hamilton to Syracuse. In 2018, …

Rep. Chris Collins’ abrupt reversal to stay in the race for the 27th congressional district after being indicted on insider trading is a prime example of the financial crisis of 2008. In the 2008 financial crisis you had many banks and financial institutions being bailed out from their own reckless and ruinous behavior by public money, i.e., the government.The financial cr…

With the new NFL season now underway, I would like to offer a common-sense solution that should once and for all end the debate over whether players should, as a form of protest against the shooting by police of unarmed blacks, along with other racial inequalities, be permitted to kneel during the playing of our national anthem.To appease those who side with President Dona…

In most jurisdictions in America there is a law that defines the knowing receipt of stolen property as a crime. The law usually defines receiving stolen property as an act of accepting, taking possession of property that one knows was illegally obtained by the conveyor.Stolen property is defined as a material asset that has been obtained by fraud, subterfuge or some artifi…

For nearly 100 years, Catholic Charities has been providing assistance to the most vulnerable and marginalized children and adults in our community. Victims from abuse, neglect, domestic violence, sexual assault among other travesties, have found protection and comfort in Catholic Charities. Those suffering from mental illness, substance abuse, emotional and psychological …

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Jack Nicklaus once said, “The older you get, the stronger the wind gets, and it’s always in your face.” The golf legend known as the Golden Bear was speaking about his game, but his observation also could describe the headwinds faced by Nicklaus and civic advocate Kevin Gaughan in their quest to bring a Nicklaus-designed golf course to land adjacent to South Park, and t…

By Pauline Dyson This September, when the school bells ring again marking the opening of yet another school year, I think back 20 years to 1998 when I, a Connecticut history and social studies high school teacher, wrote on the blackboard for the last time, and capped the red marking pen (used before computer grading) to enter the much anticipated, relaxed state of retir…

For four years, Western New York has had a vacancy for federal judge. It appears the finish line is near. The Senate Judiciary Committee voted 16-5 last week to confirm Buffalo lawyer John L. Sinatra Jr. as a U.S. district court judge for the Western District of New York. Next up is the final hurdle: a vote by the full Senate. Sinatra, a partner in the Hodgson Russ l…

By Michael Silverman People gain their views about the world from many sources, primarily media, including social, and from personal experiences. Why, then, do we hold such disparate opinions about what is happening? Are conditions as bad as so many think? Not so! This is the premise of three books published this year. All claim that conditions for humankind have nev…

By Matt Kahn and Willard Brooks Buffalo once was a center of commerce where the streets were illuminated by electricity generated in Niagara Falls, a city that produced two American presidents, the site of a world’s fair, provided the muse of architects such as Olmsted, Richardson and Wright, and was among the wealthiest cities on the planet. Buffalo also was home to…

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When a business asks for a deal from the government, there is often reason to be suspicious. But here is one that seems warranted: Ciminelli Real Estate Corp.’s request for a discount on the land where it will build its West End town house project on the Buffalo waterfront. The reason? The developer has gone to great lengths to modify plans based on objections from neig…

In reference to the article published on Sept. 1, “95 Catholic Charities workers sign letter opposing decision to end adoption program,” I appreciate the fact that these workers are sincere and dedicated to helping children by finding them good homes. Of course, it is painful to lose one’s job.It is unfortunate that, apparently, their mission statement from the beginning w…

During a recent Trump rally, a young man with a gray plaid shirt was removed from the audience where he was standing behind the president, who was at the podium. His removal was striking.The young man was later interviewed by MNSBC. I found it disgusting, but unfortunately not surprising, when he said that the audience was prepped for the rally. They were told to look enth…