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A 17-year-old male suffered serious injuries Sunday evening after being struck by a car while crossing Niagara Falls Boulevard, according to the Amherst Police Department. The 17-year-old was taken to Erie County Medical Center with "serious head and neck injuries," Amherst police said. Amherst police said they responded to a pedestrian accident just after 7:15 p.m. …

Local News

Motorists traveling on a stretch of Niagara Falls Boulevard in Amherst and the Town of Tonawanda will be required to ease up on the gas pedal beginning Tuesday, according to the state Department of Transportation. The speed limit on the boulevard, between the I-290 and Tonawanda Creek Road, will be reduced to 40 mph from 45 mph. Crews will begin installing the new speed…

Gusto

In a nondescript plaza on Niagara Falls Boulevard is a standout deli serving all the staples in a slightly eccentric, time-tested atmosphere. Mayback’s Deli is a one-stop shop for takeout or eat-in pizza and wings, deli meats, hot and cold sandwiches, fish fries (available seven days a week), soups, salads, tacos, fried appetizers and more. Everything is delicious, rea…

Crime

An person armed with a handgun robbed a gas station convenience store in the Town of Tonawanda Monday morning, according to the Town of Tonawanda Police Department. A white male suspect wearing a hoodie and a black ski mask entered the Sunoco APlus at the intersection of Niagara Falls Boulevard and South Ellicott Creek Road and displayed a black handgun during the robbe…

Erie County

One of the busiest roads in the Northtowns was snarled in traffic for much of Monday due to a water main break. The northbound section of Niagara Falls Boulevard was down to one lane between Sheridan Drive and Maple Road due to the disruption, Amherst Police announced. Amherst Police in a tweet Monday morning said that "this could be a 24-hour event" due to location,…

Erie County

A pedestrian struck by a car on Niagara Falls Boulevard early Monday morning has been hospitalized, according to Amherst Police Department. The accident occurred shortly before 6:30 a.m. on Niagara Falls Boulevard near Irvington Drive, about a quarter-mile north of Ellicott Creek. Amherst Police said Karl Booker, 31, of Tonawanda was struck Monday morning as he attem…

Business

A local Tim Hortons franchise operator has acquired a retail building in Tonawanda that houses The Vitamin Shoppe from a Miami-based commercial real estate developer and manager. Amit Ahuja's Ahuja Development paid $1.9 million to buy the single-tenant property at 1250 Niagara Falls Blvd., on the border with Amherst, from 1250 Niagara Falls Boulevard Tonawanda. Construc…

Local News

Amherst Town Supervisor Brian J. Kulpa remembers a man in a motorized scooter recently driving straight across a deadly stretch of Niagara Falls Boulevard, opting to not use a nearby crosswalk. The man on the scooter saw unsafe sidewalk, and decided it didn’t matter if he ignored the crosswalk and drove onto the arterial street, Kulpa said. Safety concerns haven’t be…

Local News

New York State’s top-ranking transportation official on Friday announced immediate safety improvements will be made to a portion of Niagara Falls Boulevard that includes a deadly stretch of road where several pedestrians have been killed in recent years. Paul A. Karas, acting commissioner of the Department of Transportation, announced the project following the publicati…

Local News

The portion of Niagara Falls Boulevard that separates Amherst and Tonawanda north of the I-290 has a well-earned reputation as both a congested thoroughfare for motor vehicles driving on it and a deadly gambit for pedestrians trying to get across it. According to a new national study, it also has a lot of company. Pedestrian deaths on arterials like Niagara Falls Bou…

Food and Drink

Founded in Pasadena, Calif., in 2011, Blaze Pizza is a rapidly expanding fast-casual restaurant that’s just opened its doors on Niagara Falls Boulevard near the entrance to the 290. Famously funded in part by NBA superstar spokesperson LeBron James, Blaze has big plans to grow to over 500 restaurants by 2020. It’s become abundantly clear their “Fast Fire’d” ultra-custom…

Niagara County

A pedestrian was seriously injured Thursday when two vehicles collided in the 6600 block of Niagara Falls Boulevard, authorities said. The drivers of both vehicles also were injured, Niagara Falls Police said. The crash happened at about 10 a.m. when a vehicle traveling west on Niagara Falls Boulevard moved into the left lane and struck a second vehicle before crossi…

Local News

Both the Department of Transportation and neighbors have expressed concerns over plans for a new Delta Sonic location on Niagara Falls Boulevard in the Town of Tonawanda. The site plan review was adjourned Wednesday night by the Tonawanda Planning Board, but it is expected to return to the board's agenda at its April 5 meeting. Delta Sonic has proposed demolishing fo…

Town of Tonawanda

Delta Sonic's proposed car wash and gas station on Niagara Falls Boulevard will be considered by the Tonawanda Planning Board at its meeting at 7 p.m. tonight. Delta Sonic wants to demolish four existing buildings and build a car wash, convenience store and gas canopy with six fueling stations on 2.3 acres at 2494-2520 Niagara Falls Boulevard, just south of Ellicott Cre…

Featured

Displaced by the sale of its Northtown Plaza site, My Tomato Pie is opening its new family restaurant on Niagara Falls Boulevard. My Tomato Pie, founded in the Sheridan Drive plaza nearly 18 years ago, had its last day of business there Jan. 3. It will welcome fans with a grand opening Jan. 7 at 3035 Niagara Falls Blvd., in the Tops Plaza, a former Buffalo Wild Wings loca…