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Affordable housing project on Jefferson Avenue has 400-plus waiting list
August 2, 2021, 9:12 pm | Source
Eighteen months after opening just before the Covid-19 pandemic hit, the Jefferson Avenue Apartments complex for seniors and those with disabilities has a waiting list of more than 400 people.
Second half of Abbott Road makeover to begin later this year
August 2, 2021, 8:55 pm | Source
The first phase of the $11.2 million Abbott Road makeover in South Buffalo is about halfway done.
Covid-19 in Western New York: The latest statistics
August 2, 2021, 8:16 pm | Source
More than 129,500 Western New Yorkers have contracted Covid-19 since March 2020 and 2,517 have died of it.
M&T Bank to host four lunchtime plaza concerts
August 2, 2021, 3:22 pm | Source
“We didn’t want to let another summer go by without restarting the music, so our team worked quickly in a compressed timeframe to organize this shortened season,” said Lynn Waclawek, M&T Bank employee experience program manager.
Erik Brady: With border reopening, a Fort Erie couple is cleaning up cottages and cleaning up
August 2, 2021, 1:05 pm | Source
The Burnsides, who own N.F.L. Cleaning Services, have been inundated with calls since Canada announced its new border rules last month.
Reporters' Notebook: Aug. 2, 2021 – Time to reflect
August 2, 2021, 10:30 am | Source
OLAF FUB SEZ: A reflection from former Israeli prime minister Shimon Peres, born on this date in 1923, “You know when civilization began? With the invention of the mirror.”
Sex assault by student with 44 prior disciplinary charges called 'unforeseeable act'
August 2, 2021, 10:00 am | Source
By what should have been his senior year, the 18-year-old Hamburg High School student had racked up 44 instances of misconduct reported by 22 teachers and staff members.
Common Council, neighbors oppose any Peace Bridge Plaza expansion plans
August 2, 2021, 10:00 am | Source
The Buffalo Common Council hopes to put a stop to any plans calling for an expansion of the Peace Bridge Plaza.
Benderson plans new occupants for former Chuck E. Cheese, Friendly's in Amherst
A pair of vacant restaurant locations in Amherst are poised to get new occupants.
Schmidt's Collision owner sells Depew facility to franchise operator
Mark Schmidt sold the 16,000-square-foot shop at 4800 Broadway – along with the business and the name.
Nick Sinatra's West Utica condo project at former Cadet Cleaners goes back through wash cycle
Sinatra and other developers have taken a beating from preservationists and especially Elmwood Village residents for being too quick to take down older buildings instead of renovating and reusing them.
Buffalo Zoo to require masks indoors for everyone 3 and up
August 1, 2021, 11:52 pm | Source
The requirement covers all patrons, "regardless of vaccination status," the zoo posted on Facebook on Sunday afternoon.
2021 Covid-19 pandemic coverage
August 1, 2021, 8:42 pm | Source
Our daily coverage of the Covid-19 outbreak, plus the latest map and statistics for Western New York.
M&T's job cut plan in acquisition riles mayor of Bridgeport, Conn.
August 1, 2021, 8:16 pm | Source
Mayor Joseph P. Ganim, in a letter to the Connecticut attorney general, criticized M&T's plan to cut 661 jobs at the People's United headquarters in Bridgeport.
Local Covid-19 positivity rate exceeds growing state percentage
August 1, 2021, 7:52 pm | Source
The numbers in Erie County climbed slightly each day at the end of last week, with 2.82% of people testing positive Thursday, 3.09% on Friday and 3.17% on Saturday.
Ghost hunt ends in fall through roof at Central Terminal
August 1, 2021, 6:37 pm | Source
A ghost hunter was injured in a fall at the Central Terminal on Saturday night.
If you hadn't already noticed, July was a soaker
August 1, 2021, 5:55 pm | Source
This July ranks as the third wettest on record, with 7.49 inches of precipitation.
Tonawanda seeks to curb public drunkenness, unwelcome panhandling
August 1, 2021, 5:00 pm | Source
New rules passed by the Tonawanda Common Council are meant to make it easier for city police to crack down on aggressive panhandling.
BPO cancels tonight's Niawanda Park performance
August 1, 2021, 4:25 pm | Source
The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra has canceled its performance planned for 7 p.m. Sunday at Niawanda Park in the City of Tonawanda, due to inclement weather.
Elderly woman dies in Orleans County house fire
August 1, 2021, 3:28 pm | Source
A 73-year-old woman died in a house fire in Orleans County early Saturday.
Housing by the numbers: 11 charts that show the state of the real estate market in Buffalo
August 1, 2021, 3:15 pm | Source
How have home sales changed over time? Which ZIP codes are the hotspots for buyers and sellers? Find out with these charts and maps, updated weekly.
7 Hearts Maternity Rescue to hold fundraiser to help dogs find homes
August 1, 2021, 2:55 pm | Source
7 Hearts Maternity Rescue will hold an "Oldies Night" fundraiser at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Cabana Sam's Sunset Bay Grill, 1028 South Shore Drive in Irving.
Chris Jacobs urges WNY residents to consider vaccination
August 1, 2021, 10:00 am | Source
Jacobs' pro-vaccine stance contrasts with that of other Republicans such as Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia, who dismiss Covid-19 vaccines as part of a "human experiment."
Starting Monday, you'll need a mask again to visit Buffalo City Hall
August 1, 2021, 1:29 am | Source
City spokesman Michael J. DeGeorge announced Saturday evening that masks will be required for anyone who wants to enter City Hall, starting Monday.
Region continues to show troubling upward trend in Covid cases
July 31, 2021, 11:00 pm | Source
As of Saturday, the county has seen a 39% increase in hospitalizations since Wednesday, Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz said.
Sean Kirst: At St. Luke's, canceled cookout will not quell a celebration
July 31, 2021, 6:40 pm | Source
Friends of co-founder Amy Betros say she proves that kindness, on an epic scale, can have its own rolling momentum.
Pandemic Lessons: How do we get out of this?
July 31, 2021, 4:00 pm | Source
To mask, or not? To gather, or distance? What’s safe, and what is risky? Does the finish line of the pandemic keep moving backward, or is this our new normal?
Economy update: 6 charts that show how the economy is performing in Buffalo and New York
July 31, 2021, 3:15 pm | Source
See how unemployment has changed over time, plus how small businesses are doing in our community, and more economic indicators with these regularly updated charts and graphs.
Casey troubles likely to figure in fall mayoral campaign
July 31, 2021, 9:00 am | Source
When Steven M. Casey appeared in a federal courtroom Thursday to answer wire fraud charges against his political consulting company, he may have provided a trove of potential campaign fodder aimed at his old boss – Mayor Byron W. Brown.
The Buffalo News, Buffalo Newspaper Guild reach tentative agreement
July 30, 2021, 10:24 pm | Source
"The News was committed to reaching a fair deal that will allow our business to adapt and grow," said Tom Wiley, president and publisher of The Buffalo News. "This contract accomplishes that goal and positions us well for the future."
Niagara County leaders hope for aid for July 20 flood damage
July 30, 2021, 8:03 pm | Source
Although no promises have been received, Niagara County leaders are hoping for state or federal reimbursement for damage from flash floods caused by the July 20 downpours.
Health Department warns about possible Covid-19 exposure at Orchard Park Bible school
July 30, 2021, 7:35 pm | Source
The potential exposures took place July 23 at Tabernacle Church, 3210 Southwestern Boulevard, Orchard Park.
UB to celebrate 2020 graduates in fall commencement ceremony
July 30, 2021, 7:29 pm | Source
UB President Satish K. Tripathi on Friday announced that the university will host in-person commencement exercises for members of the Class of 2020 in the fall, nearly a year and a half after they were supposed to be feted.
Covid-19 shots to be available at Niagara County Fair
July 30, 2021, 6:45 pm | Source
The Health Department said the shots will be offered at a booth that also will provide a private breastfeeding and baby changing location for nursing mothers.
'Kind of like Jackie Robinson': Stunning legacy of Buffalo hoops pioneer, lost too soon
July 30, 2021, 6:00 pm | Source
Hank Williams was the first Black player within the tightknit chain of leagues that led directly to the National Basketball Association.
Spread of Covid-19 in Erie County hits 'substantial' level
July 30, 2021, 6:00 pm | Source
The Health Department and the CDC "each highly recommend all owners of private establishments open to the public require mask-wearing for all employees, guests, and patrons," a statement from the Erie County Health Department said.
Vaccine update: 9 charts that show how New York is handling the spread of COVID-19
July 30, 2021, 4:15 pm | Source
How have case numbers changed over time? How many people have been vaccinated? Find out with these charts and maps, updated weekly.
Off Main Street: The lighter side of The News
July 30, 2021, 2:45 pm | Source
The "Roaming Gnome Festival" will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday in the reading park at the Central Library.
WNY gardeners brighten a stretch of the Erie Canalway Trail
July 30, 2021, 2:35 pm | Source
“Every trailhead has its own story,” Trail Keepers founder Sandy Guzzetti said.“ I love working on the trail because there's never a time that somebody doesn't stop and say thank you.”
Erik Brady: When the wedding options include New York and LA, the answer is obvious: Buffalo
July 30, 2021, 2:30 pm | Source
Traditionally, brides get home-field advantage. But Courtney Gaughan Bowman has never lived in Buffalo. And Doug Brady had never even been here. But they are having their wedding here this weekend.
Erie County takes another Covid-19 hit: Cases now at 'substantial' level
July 30, 2021, 1:55 pm | Source
“If you’re inside where the public’s coming together, everyone – regardless of whether or not they’re vaccinated – should wear a mask,” Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz said Friday morning.
'Steady as she goes' at Moog, CEO says
July 30, 2021, 1:06 pm | Source
Moog expects earnings for the fiscal year that ends in September to be around $5 per share, with sales projected to be around $2.82 billion.
Reporters' Notebook: July 30, 2021 – Room to grow
July 30, 2021, 10:30 am | Source
OLAF FUB SEZ: According to legendary baseball manager Charles Dillon “Casey” Stengel, born on this date in 1890, “The trick is growing up without growing old.”
Donated sight-saving surgery underlines the importance of eye care
July 30, 2021, 9:30 am | Source
More than 3 million Americans struggle with glaucoma, which gradually closes the field of vision and is the No. 1 cause of preventable blindness.
Covid variant muddles return-to-office outlook
A rise in Covid-19 cases, fueled by the Delta variant, and new CDC guidance about indoor masking have created a new wave of uncertainty over plans to bring workers back to the office after more than a year of working…
Coca-Cola wants more modern, efficient new facilities in Tonawanda
Coca-Cola Beverages Northeast of Bedford, N.H., wants to overhaul its Western New York operations.
[BN] Chronicles: Clint Buehlman’s last show, 1977
It was 44 years ago this week, on July 29, 1977, that Clint Buehlman ended his 46-year reign Buffalo’s top-rated “AM-MC.”
Speed Global buys former Republic Services facility on Kenmore Avenue
Trucking and logistics company Speed Global Services is expanding its property on Kenmore Avenue in Tonawanda.
Economist James Glassman says economy springing back to life quickly
"Businesses have gotten a lot better at automating things, and using technology," Glassman says. "Just like consumers, they had to figure out digital channels."
Cocaine trafficker gets 10-plus years in federal prison
July 29, 2021, 11:37 pm | Source
Antwan Hugley, 42, of Atlanta, was sentenced in U.S. District Court in Buffalo to 130 months in prison for his role in a cocaine ring that saw kilos of the drug shipped from down South to Buffalo
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