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A planned new affordable housing project on Jefferson Avenue is moving forward, after the nonprofit agency sponsoring the project took possession of a dozen properties from the developer who owned them. People Inc. is working with developers Nick Sinatra and David Pawlik on a $31.1 million plan to build two three-story residential buildings with 89 apartments, to be loc…

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1) Niagara County Peach Festival, 5 to 10 p.m. Sept. 6, 5 to 11 p.m. Sept. 7, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sept. 8 and 9 in Academy Park in Lewiston. Free to attend. Commentary: With apologies to pineapples, bananas, currants and figs - four fruits slighted in their quests for a Buffalo-area festival - peaches take center stage for four days in Lewiston. From a performance by …

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A proposal by developers Nick Sinatra and David Pawlik to construct a new healthcare facility on Buffalo's East Side has given way to the partners' new plan for a nonprofit office "hub" at the Jefferson Avenue site instead, after the original concept grew too big for the land. Sinatra & Company Real Estate and Pawlik's Creative Structures Services had teamed up in e…

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A true swashbuckling weekend of events lies ahead for the Buffalo area, with a wealth of festivals - ranging from ethnic to music to art - planned. Considering the pace of activity slows considerably on Labor Day Weekend and beyond, now is the time to grab summer's tail and hold on tight. 1) Beau Fleuve Music and Arts Festival, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Aug. 26 at Silo City…

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Buffalo city officials say they are now finalizing real estate deals on more than a dozen sites as part of a host of redevelopment projects that will generate more than $8 million in sales value in the coming months. The city took possession of the properties at different times and for various reasons, including tax foreclosures and other seizures through the new land b…

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The redevelopment of Jefferson Avenue is heating up, as a proposed new bank branch is moving forward just north of a planned new residential housing complex, while the developers behind both projects now have a new office building on the drawing board. Northwest Bancorp on Monday received an endorsement from the Buffalo Planning Board for its new East Side bank branch o…

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A Hamlin Park senior apartment building with 24 subsidized affordable units has been acquired by a local investor for $635,000. Moshe Rothman's Jefferson Realty Group, which is registered to a Williamsville address, bought the Meadows Apartments at 1527-1537 Jefferson Ave., according to Erie County Clerk records. The seller was Big Land Properties of Litchfield, N.H.…