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As the West Side Bazaar’s mixture of international cuisines and crafts and immigrant ingenuity earned it more accolades, its small seating area limited its capacity and sent some visitors away unsatisfied. The two-year search for a space as big as its potential ended with the announcement Thursday that the Bazaar’s non-profit parent, Westminster Economic Development Ini…

Beauts

Kelly Babstock quizzed her Buffalo Beauts teammates on the bus rides to away games, pulling the questions from a study guide used to prepare immigrants for a civics test required to become U.S. citizens, one of the final hurdles on a path that stretches for years. The test has written and oral components, and there are 100 potential questions. Candidates for citizenship…

Local News

Immigrants and refugees settling in Buffalo sometimes run into difficulties, and when difficulties occur, police frequently respond to help sort out the problems. But how to communicate, when thousands of refugees speak dozens of different languages in Buffalo? Buffalo police came up with a way. They carry a card listing 75 different languages that are spoken in the …

Art

On the east side of the WASH Project, the popular Massachusetts Street cultural center and laundry that has become a haven for Buffalo's burgeoning Burmese community, a graphic new mural has appeared. The piece, by new-to-Buffalo artist Nicholas Conrad Miller, depicts an important symbol in reflective gold paint against a striking red backdrop: The fighting peacock of Bur…