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Buffalo’s Black History Month Awards honors those in arts/culture, healthcare and more
February 27, 2021, 6:20 am | Source

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB)-- As Black History Month comes to a close, several members in our community are being honored for their positive impact in the Queen City.

The annual Black History Month Awards, presented by Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown recognizes several people for their achievements in several fields including arts and culture, healthcare, ...


Frank Gourmet Hot Dogs honored for its service to community
February 27, 2021, 6:12 am | Source

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB)-- New York State Senator Sean Ryan is thanking a local restaurant for serving the community during tough times.

Buffalo’s Frank Gourmet Hot Dogs wins $50,000 grand prize in small business contest

He stopped by Frank Gourmet Hot Dogs on Kenmore Avenue with a proclamation recognizing the business.

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ECDOH adjusts quarantine rules for those fully vaccinated
February 27, 2021, 6:03 am | Source

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB)-- The quarantine rules have changed in Erie County for people who are fully vaccinated.

The Erie County Health Department says a person becomes "fully vaccinated" two weeks after receiving their second shot.

It announced Friday night that people who meet these criteria do not have to quarantine after traveling or after p...


Buffalo’s Hope House emergency shelter to close March 31
February 27, 2021, 5:57 am | Source

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB)-- An emergency shelter in Buffalo will close at the end of next month.

Hope House on Genesee Street in Buffalo has been part of the matt urban center since 2014.

The shelter for homeless people is closing because of changing state regulations.

“This decision was not made lightly.

The board worked closely with staff for ...


Poloncarz: Erie County to begin vaccinating those ages 65+ next week with COVID vaccine
February 27, 2021, 5:35 am | Source

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB)-- Erie County has gotten the green light from New York State to begin vaccinating those 65-years-old or older with the COVID vaccine, according to Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz.

Infectious disease expert Dr. Thomas Russo discusses differences in COVID vaccines and COVID variants

Up until this point, those in this ag...


NFTA agrees to purchase 10 electric buses at $1 million each, delivery in 2022
February 27, 2021, 4:18 am | Source

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB)-- The Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority is going green and buying 10 battery-electric buses.

Each bus comes with a price tag of around 1 million dollars and will be delivered in 2022 from New Flyer of America Inc.

Executive Director Kim Minkel says it's a major step forward in the commitment to statewide clean e...


State’s push to vaccinate underserved areas leads to confusion among residents
February 27, 2021, 3:16 am | Source

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) -- The soon-to-be-open vaccination site at Delavan Grider Community Center is New York State's way of focusing on zip codes where distribution is low. But some who live in the eligible areas tell News 4 while that sounds great in theory, it's not as easy in practice.

"They want you to get the vaccine, they want to approach...


State legislators working to improve recycling efforts
February 27, 2021, 2:52 am | Source

(WIVB)-- Legislators met virtually with environmental experts to discuss how to improve recycling in New York.

The main focus was on the packaging industry.

According to research, the U.S. creates nearly 300 million tons of solid waste each year, but only around 70 million tons are recycled.

With the rest ending up in landfills local governm...


ICE ordered to create vaccination plan for those in their custody at Batavia facility
February 27, 2021, 2:36 am | Source

(WIVB)-- A federal order today means those being held at the Batavia Detention Facility ran by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement will be vaccinated.

A federal judge ordered the office of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement to develop a vaccination plan for people who are in custody at the Batavia Detention Facility that would ...


NYS Judge expected to make a decision on bar and restaurant curfew early next week
February 27, 2021, 2:21 am | Source

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB)-- Bars, taverns and restaurants will have to close at 11 p.m., at least through this weekend, after more court arguments today.

A state supreme court judge is expected to make a written decision early next week on whether the state-imposed curfew should be lifted.

Today's hearing was the third time attorneys argued the st...


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