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Timothy Leboeuf is learning some valuable lessons in how not to handle development in a historic, low-income neighborhood like Buffalo's Fruit Belt. First rule: The fear of gentrification is real, it's strong, and it's not to be taken lightly. Leboeuf is facing opposition from Fruit Belt residents and citywide community activists to his $25 million proposal for a 131…

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The development boom around the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus is finally making its long-anticipated push into the neighboring Fruit Belt. A five-story apartment complex across Michigan Avenue from Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center is the first project proposed that would extend the recent flurry of development near the Medical Campus into a residential neighbor…

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A significant boost in law enforcement, fire and emergency service personnel will be present Thursday on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus, but others who work or visit the campus need not be alarmed. The University at Buffalo Emergency Management Department – collaborating with local, state and federal emergency responders – plans a full-scale exercise that looks to e…

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Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus Inc. recently opened new, secure indoor bike parking for those who commute to the Medical Campus by bike. The move by the nonprofit planning organization more than doubled the indoor bike parking available to those who use the campus, and added 24 lockers in the parking garage at 854 Ellicott St., near John R. Oishei Children’s Hospital, B…

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HarkerBio was a highly touted startup which grew out of technology developed at the Hauptman-Woodward Medical Research Institute. The contract research company was founded in 2014 and had been accepted into the state’s Start-Up NY tax-free zone program. But HarkerBio, which had grown to 18 employees, announced Friday it was shutting down, a reminder of the challenges…

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Uniland Development Co. has acquired Lifetime Health Medical Group's former William E. Mosher Health Center, paying $4.34 million for the 1.12-acre property near the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus. The Amherst-based developer purchased the 32,876-square-foot building at 899 Main St. from Rochester-based Excellus Health Plan, parent of the now-defunct Lifetime Medical pr…

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The health and wellness business in Western New York has never been more robust. The health care and social assistance “super subsector” is the region's largest employer – 14.6 percent of all Western New York workers, said Timothy Glass, regional labor market analyst with the state Department of Labor. That's more than local government, retail trade and manufacturing. …

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As banks try to grab more deposit market share and attract more business clients, they are scooping up experienced personnel from competitors and giving them new roles. Big players in the region are also hiring and promoting new people to important roles, eager to keep their edge over their competitors. Here is a look at one up-and-comer at area banks; click here to see mo…

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The construction dust may have settled at Oishei Children's Hospital and the University at Buffalo's Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Science – but the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus is still growing, said Matt Enstice, the campus’ chief executive officer. With the 120-acre research campus mostly built out, and the ties between its member institutions well-estab…

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Drive around Buffalo, and you’ll find plenty shops, bars and buildings that, side by side or block by block, are emblematic of the city’s developing past-vs.-present dichotomy. There are 1800s-era homes next door to inventive craft breweries. Loft apartments inside converted Catholic elementary schools. And an indoor hockey palace across from lines of grain elevators. T…

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Buffalo has become a leading international center when it comes to the research and treatment of multiple sclerosis. The National MS Society also estimates the region has a high incidence of those with the potentially debilitating neurological disease. Both realities explain why Penny Pennington and the University at Buffalo Jacobs Center for MS Treatment and Research w…

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Curiosity got the better of Molly Brand on a Monday afternoon in April as her sister got home from school. Molly, then 15 months old, and her brother, Bennett, 3, played in the living room as Evelyn, 7, arrived. Hogan, the family Yorkie, scurried around them. Molly’s mom, Tricia, greeted her oldest daughter as she chatted with her father-in-law. Amid the bustle, Moll…

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Martha Brody opted to weather two brain procedures this year in an effort to end the grand mal seizures that have punctuated her life since freshman year in high school. First, in March, 17 electrodes were placed into small holes drilled into her head to give specialists in the Epilepsy Monitoring Unit at John R. Oishei Children's Hospital a better sense of what was cau…

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Dr. Chee Kim is a cardiac electrophysiologist and director of electrophysiology innovation and clinical integration with Kaleida Health. That’s the complicated title. “I tell my patients, 'We have plumbers and we have electricians. I'm an electrician,' Chee said. “I deal with the electrical abnormalities of the heart.” More than half his patients have been diagnos…

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The Buffalo Planning Board Monday approved a $25 million project by surgeon-turned-developer Dr. Fadi Dagher to construct a five-story mixed-use building on a former motel site just north of the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus. The proposal by Dagher's Cedarland Development, in conjunction with Utah-based student-housing developer Blackfish Investments, would feature 215…