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The effort to bring car traffic back to Buffalo's downtown core on Main Street suffered a setback this week, after the city failed to win any federal money to fund the next round of construction work. Without the federal funding, local officials aren't sure where the money will come from. "We were disappointed," said Debra Chernoff, manager of planning for Buffalo Pl…

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Morgan Communities, the real estate company owned by embattled Rochester developer Robert C. Morgan, has completed the sale of about half of its portfolio –  about 80 properties, including five in the Buffalo area – to a similarly named, but separate firm in Pennsylvania. The deal with Morgan Properties of King of Prussia, Pa., includes 15,000 apartment units, across ei…

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After years of neglect, developers are once again giving their regards to Broadway. From the edge of downtown Buffalo to the neighborhood surrounding the Broadway Market, one of the city's primary routes through the East Side and into Cheektowaga is finally getting attention from several developers – albeit slowly. But it's extending the city's redevelopment boom int…

Crime

A reward of up to $7,500 is offered for information about a summer homicide of a 16-year-old in Buffalo. Anthony L. Douglas III was shot shortly after 7:30 p.m. June 28 on Oakmont Avenue, near Sun Street, in the Kenfield-Langfield Homes, police have said. Douglas was attending a graduation party and was shot following what police said was some type of altercation…

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Some of downtown's biggest developers aren't in a hurry to see the Skyway go away. Downtown real estate developers are signaling a break with Rep. Brian Higgins and the state over plans to tear down part of the elevated highway over Buffalo's waterfront, convert the remnant to a public park and enhance other connections to the Southtowns. And their opinions are consi…

Local News

Human remains were found Wednesday at a home on Box Avenue where FBI personnel had been investigating, according to a source familiar with the matter. The remains of at least one person were found in a fire pit at the home, according to the source. Investigators discovered the human bones after federal authorities executed a warrant related to a narcotics investigati…

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The new restaurant in the Northland Workforce Training Center is on track to open Nov. 4. The Buffalo Urban Development Corp. has agreed to a five-year contract with Manna Culinary Group, owned by Dale Holt – a chef for over 30 years – and his wife, Tina Grant-Holt, an educator at Buffalo Public Schools' Emerson School of Hospitality, who will be the company's president…

Crime

A man was in serious condition in Erie County Medical Center Wednesday morning after he was beaten by a trio of attackers Tuesday night, according to a Buffalo police report. The attack happened at about 6:20 p.m. in the Towne Gardens Housing Complex on Clinton Street near Jefferson Avenue. Three men assaulted the man, who suffered a broken jaw and bleeding on the br…

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A third-generation Buffalo metalworks manufacturer has renovated the family's original Buffalo homestead as its new headquarters. Eberl Iron Works spent 17 months refurbishing the red-brick Italianate-style home at 124 Sycamore St., which had been in the family for generations, including as their home from 1896 to 1963. Eberl has kept its manufacturing operations and of…