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Walton pushes back on claims in Brown ad as Buffalo mayoral election turns negative

Both candidates for mayor of Buffalo are wielding sharpened campaign knives this week with hard-hitting television ads and news conferences hinting at their apparent perceptions of a close race and the need for a negative message. On Monday, challenger India B. Walton convened reporters outside her Ellicott Street headquarters to...
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New attack ad sends the temperature rising in mayor’s race

(WIVB) – With a little more than two weeks until Election Day, the heated race for mayor in Buffalo is getting even hotter. Democratic nominee India Walton is firing back at Mayor Byron Brown’s latest attack ad. The title for the ad is “Above the law,” an attempt to portray Democratic candidate India Walton as […]

Allentown home is first sale through Buffalo’s Preservation Receivership Program

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – Community leaders are celebrating a new program that’s protecting Buffalo’s historic homes. Officials announced Monday that a home at 40 Cottage Street in Allentown is the first sale through the Preservation Receivership Program. The program is designed to restore at-risk historic properties, take them from absentee landlords, and put the homes […]

City of Niagara Falls announces Halloween hours

Mayor Robert Restaino recently announced Halloween in the City of Niagara Falls will be observed from 2-5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 31. His office said, “The City of Niagara Falls urges that, as residents plan ways to celebrate Halloween this year, they use caution and common sense when deciding how to spend the holiday weekend.”

A bumpy ride for Pittsburgh’s scooters

After spending the summer in Buffalo, I got back to Pittsburgh in August and was driving on Fifth Ave. when I got stuck behind something city residents are likely more than familiar with by now — electric scooters. In July, Move PGH deployed 1,000 of these scooters around the city....

NYS to sell equipment used by Tesla and Panasonic at Buffalo's Riverbend

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — NY CREATES will sell tools and equipment previously used by Tesla and Panasonic at the Riverbend plant. The tools and equipment used at Riverbend were originally purchased by the state for approximately $128 million. A spokesperson for NY CREATES says they have sold $39 million in...
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New fire station proposed for Seneca-Southside's Engine 25

The City of Buffalo wants to build a new fire station in South Buffalo for Engine 25, replacing the aging existing facility with a much larger building while cleaning up the site in the process. Plans for the $6 million project by Stieglitz Snyder Architecture call for demolishing the squat...

Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper completes transformation of shoreline at North Tonawanda Botanical Gardens

NORTH TONAWANDA, N.Y. (WIVB) – Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper has completed another massive waterfront project – transforming the shoreline at North Tonawanda Botanical Gardens! The almost $450,000 project has been in the works for about a year now. A large portion of the botanical garden’s parking lot was uprooted and replaced it with manmade wetlands, trees […]

Early Voting Starts This Week In Western New York

This Saturday, the early voting process starts for Western New York. Unlike on Tuesday, November 2nd, where you would go to cast your vote on election day at a specific location based on your home address, if you chose to vote early this election cycle, you can go to any of the early election poll locations.

Buffalo COVID-19 update: Open vaccine sites

Here are several locations where you can find the vaccine in Buffalo: 1. 360 Dingens St (716) 824-1721; 2. 392 Kenmore Ave (716) 837-3815; 3. 320 Porter Ave (716) 829-8000; 4. 350 Niagara St 716-853-3111; 5. 424 Elmwood Ave 716-882-3111; 6. 452 Main St 716-854-3387; 7. 1941 Seneca St 716-822-5220;

118-year-old Buffalo tradition emerges from COVID lockdown

A Buffalo tradition is coming back from COVID-19 lockdown. The Children's Charity Ball has been a local fundraising institution in Buffalo for more than a century, in various sites for middle school and high school-aged kids. The ball goes back to 1903, with the proceeds going to the Maria M. Love Convalescent Fund.

Environmentalists hold prayer vigil for Outer Harbor

BUFFALO (WBEN) - Monday evening, roughly 40 people from various environmentalist groups gathered at the Outer Harbor to hold a “prayer vigil of protection" and again called on the Buffalo Common Council to deny the special use permit requested by ECHDC for an amphitheater. Last month, the Buffalo Planning Board...

Buffalo Hotspot for Ivermectin Lawsuits

(WBEN/AP Buffalo, NY) Mask rules, vaccination mandates and business shutdowns have all landed in the courts during the COVID-19 outbreak, confronting judges with questions of science and government authority. Now they are increasingly being asked to weigh in on the deworming drug ivermectin. At least two dozen lawsuits have been...