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Hormoz Mansouri has wanted to do something big with a property he has owned for more than 13 years on Buffalo's East Side. Now he's going to get his chance. Mansouri, owner of architectural and development firm EI Team, received approval from the Buffalo Planning Board Monday night to construct a five-story apartment building with ground-floor retail shops near the form…

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Washington developer Douglas Jemal has completed his previously announced purchase of Buffalo's former police headquarters building near Niagara Square, paving the way for him to begin a $30 million redevelopment into a new set of downtown apartments, to be dubbed "The Police Apartments." Jemal paid $3.05 million for the four-story building at Franklin and Court streets…

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Marvin Wilmoth and Anthony Ceroy are undertaking one of Buffalo's biggest and most visible projects – at Silo City. They are proposing an ambitious project to remake Silo City into a new community that combines artists' studios and gallery space with residential apartments and retailers. And they're taking an unusual approach. Wilmoth and Ceroy are the founders an…

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A Canadian woman died by suicide Thursday afternoon after she jumped off the Peace Bridge, according to Buffalo police. Shortly before 3 p.m., police and firefighters received a report of a person in the Niagara River. Witnesses told police they saw the woman jump from the bridge. The woman was pulled from the water near the international railroad bridge by a crew in…

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Gary Gugliuzza knew Timothy P. Budek from growing up in the Old First Ward. "Everybody in the neighborhood knew the guy," Gugliuzza said Tuesday. "Everybody might have their ups and downs, but he was a good kid. He never started trouble. He never did nothing bad. Yeah, I mean we all might do a little here and there, smoke weed here and there, but that’s the only thing t…

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A 33-year-old Buffalo man died Sunday night after he was ejected from his motorcycle in a one-vehicle crash on the city's East Side, according to police. The motorcyclist, whose name was not released, apparently lost control at about 8:15 p.m. near the intersection of Genesee Street and Nevada Avenue, a spokesman said. The man was taken by ambulance to Erie County Me…

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Two drug arrests were made following three shootings across the city on Wednesday, according to Buffalo police. The first incident happened at 3:18 p.m. on Victoria Avenue, between Fillmore Avenue and Holden Street, according to a police report. A person stepped out of a red Dodge Charger and fired several shots toward the east down Victoria before leaving the scene in …

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A 49-year-old man was in critical condition Monday morning after he was struck by a vehicle Sunday night, according to Buffalo police. The pedestrian was struck at about 10:15 p.m. near Main and Amherst streets. The victim was taken to Erie County Medical Center. Investigators believe the man appears to have walked into the path of a vehicle that was heading north…

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A murder trial in Buffalo ended in a mistrial this week after a judge determined there was juror misconduct. Prosecutors will retry the case against Lemuele Jackson, accused in a double-shooting in August that killed a 26-year-old mother of two. The juror went online to obtain information from the Erie County District Attorney's website along with media reports with …

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A 24-year-old Black Rock man was arrested Wednesday morning after a bullet was fired into a town house on South Division Street with six people inside, including three children and a teenager, according to a Buffalo police report. Officers determined the gun was fired from inside an adjoining residence on South Division, between Hickory and Pine streets, at about 11:50 …

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Luis E. Lopez-Rivera refused to walk into court Monday morning for his scheduled sentencing. The man convicted earlier this year of killing his aunt said he wanted a new lawyer, his case to be heard in a new court and a new investigation to find the real killer. So as he stood a couple of steps outside a side door to the downtown courtroom, State Supreme Court Justic…

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Melissa Bridges says she can’t forgive her daughter’s killer. At least not yet. In a downtown courtroom Monday morning, Bridges stood several feet from Areyona Favors, the 19-year-old who previously pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the killing of Bridges’ daughter, Na’Kara Morgan. Bridges, reading from a letter she wrote to State Supreme Court Justice John L. Michal…