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Buffalo police charged five men with gun possession early Monday morning after officers found two loaded handguns in their vehicle in Riverside, according to a police report. Officers pulled over a pickup truck near Heward Avenue and Lamont Place that matched the description of a vehicle involved in a shooting about 20 minutes earlier, according to the report. Police…

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The Buffalo Police Department is investigating a shooting Sunday night in the city's Riverside neighborhood A 20-year-old female was shot while inside a vehicle in the vicinity of Vulcan and Tonawanda streets shortly after 11 p.m., according to police. The female was taken by ambulance to Erie County Medical Center, where she was treated and released. Police ask t…

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There's enough pizza in Buffalo to keep taste-spotters busy for weeks, but there's not nearly enough manakeesh, its simpler Arabic cousin. Manakeesh is a disc of dough that's been stretched out to order, topped and baked before it's delivered warm into your hands. Check out an excellent version in Riverside at Buffalo Bakery, 205 Ontario St. There's three flavors of …

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The Buffalo Police Department is investigating the death of a man in the Riverside neighborhood, according to a department spokesperson. Police said they responded to a call of a person down just before 6 a.m. Tuesday in the 100 block of Gallatin Avenue, where police found a male deceased on a porch. Detectives are investigating if foul play is involved, police said.…

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A Buffalo man faces two first-degree rape charges after he was accused of attacking a woman in an apartment in the city's Riverside neighborhood. Bryam Bassett, 28, was accused of raping a woman twice Monday in a Shaffer Village apartment on Isabelle Street, according to a Buffalo police report. Bassett was accused of beating the woman and then raping her twice withi…

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The Buffalo Urban Development Corp. has agreed to sell part of a Riverside-area industrial property that it acquired last year to the adjoining pizza box manufacturer. Enterprise Folding Box Co., owned by the LoDestro family, will pay $35,000 to purchase one acre of vacant land at 308 Crowley St. from BUDC, as well as a small cinder block box building on another half-ac…

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A Riverside resident reported her snowblower stolen over the weekend. A Laird Avenue woman told police someone broke a kitchen window and got inside her home, taking a $600 snowblower, according to a police report. The victim told police the burglary happened between 4 p.m. Saturday and about 5:45 p.m. Sunday. She also reported three tires and rims were taken off …

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A West Side man who crashed his SUV into a boulder near the foot of Ontario Street, flipping the vehicle onto its side, was charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated, according to a Buffalo police report. Saw Kyaw, 52, of Plymouth Avenue, crashed his Toyota Rav4 at about 4:55 p.m. Thursday near the intersection of Ontario and Niagara streets in Riverside. Kya…

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An Ontario investment group has acquired 46 Buffalo duplexes, triples and other residential properties from a Buffalo firm with Canadian origins, gaining over 73 apartments located predominantly in the Black Rock and Riverside neighborhoods. The buyer, LHBP Properties of Lion's Head, Ont., paid $3.35 million to Hopeful Holdings 2 LP, located on Amherst Street in Buffalo…

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A Buffalo man was arrested Saturday evening on several charges after a reckless dirt-bike ride through Riverside that included running over an officer's leg, Buffalo Police say. Kevin Martinez-Mendez, 23, was seen riding a dirt bike at a high rate of speed near the intersection of Rosedale Street and Roesch Avenue at about 7:20 p.m. Officers say he failed to stop at sev…

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The city agency responsible for cleaning up, managing and redeveloping brownfield properties has barely owned the a century-old former manufacturing property in Riverside for a few weeks, and the property's neighbor already is interested in buying a significant piece of the 7-acre site. The Buffalo Urban Development Corp. bought the former sewing machine and television …

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Building on its past success with Riverbend and the Northland Corridor, the Buffalo Urban Development Corp. is taking another stab at cleaning up and creating a potential new industrial property primed for redevelopment – this time in Riverside. The city-affiliated agency purchased an abandoned former manufacturing facility with a century-old history, first as a sewing …

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Douglas Jemal, the Washington, D.C., real estate developer who is trying to bring One Seneca Tower back to life, has added to his holdings in Buffalo with the purchase of an old industrial building in Riverside. Jemal's Douglas Development Corp. paid $525,000 last week to buy the River Rock Industrial Incubator complex. That's a 95,000-square-foot facility at 175 Rano S…

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A Staten Island real estate investor has acquired a new Family Dollar store on the edge of Buffalo's Riverside neighborhood from a North Carolina real estate developer. Vishnu Awasthi, through his Awasthi Limited Partnership, paid $1.66 million to buy two parcels at 125 and 127 Skillen St. from an entity controlled by the Durban Group of Charlotte. The rectangular pr…

An armed masked man robbed a 7-11 at 584 Ontario St. in Riverside on Friday morning, Buffalo Police said. Police said the man entered the store at 5:20 a.m., displayed a black handgun, and demanded cash from employees. The suspect took about $100, placed the money in a bag and fled on foot.