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Buffalo's refugee community is ripe with stories of courage, uncertainty, separation and freedom, and there's a desire for more of these journeys to be told, especially in light of legislation that tightens the reins on how many refugees and immigrants the City of Good Neighbors may accept. The News' long-read series "From Buffalo to Burma" is the most in-depth piece de…

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A group of eight nonprofit agencies that formed a collaborative for shared space has received $1.45 million in funding from four local foundations to support their new partnership on Buffalo's East Side. The Western New York Human Services Collaborative will use the grants to help cover the cost of building out its new shared space at 1021 Broadway, where the eight agen…

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BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York awarded $2.7 million in grant funding to nine health-based projects across Western New York on Wednesday in what the company is billing as "Blue Fund" awards. "We're investing in initiatives that address important needs in our community to create a healthier state for everyone," said David W. Anderson, president and CEO of BlueCr…

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Hagam is a remote village in Nepal, high in the Himalayas and close to China’s Tibetan border. It can only be reached by motor vehicles via a treacherous, steep, one-lane dirt road. Locals are largely shut off from the advancements of the modern world, including health care. When a medical mission from the other side of the globe arrived to offer help last year, villagers …

The Buffalo Planning Board on Tuesday evening approved a request by a charitable foundation working on behalf of Jericho Road Community Health Center to combine two properties on Lombard and Clark streets as part of its renovation of a former department store into a medical clinic and nonprofit office space. Mosaic 659 Foundation, founded by Jericho board member Mark He…

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A proposed banquet hall in North Buffalo and a medical clinic on the East Side will be up for review by the Buffalo Planning Board on Tuesday. After successfully converting a former North Buffalo church school into apartments, architect-turned-developer Karl Frizlen now wants to turn the adjacent gym and kitchen hall into a new banquet hall and art exhibition studio. …

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The location of a fundraiser for tenants who were displaced by fire Saturday at the Lafayette-Barton Apartments has been changed, according to organizers of the event. The fundraising event is scheduled from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday at Jericho Road Community Center, 184 Barton St. The lead organizer is HEAL Buffalo, a social service organization started and managed by local…