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Parking sign next to Canalside Ice Rinks on Pearl/Commercial (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
July 16, 2019 - 5:54 pm
BUFFALO (WBEN - Brendan Keany) - A Buffalo Common Council meeting became rather testy on Tuesday afternoon, as council members are concerned about predatory booting practices in the city. Council members claim they have received numerous complaints from residents including high costs of removing...
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July 16, 2019 - 3:53 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York is the latest state to raise its smoking age from 18 to 21 in an effort to discourage teens from getting hooked. The change was signed into law Tuesday by Gov. Andrew Cuomo and will take effect in 120 days. It applies to traditional cigarettes as well as electronic...
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Councilman David Rivera with community leaders condemn President Trump's tweets. July 16, 2019 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
July 16, 2019 - 1:44 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - President Trump's controversial comments have drawn the ire of Buffalo Common Councilman David Rivera. The Niagara District councilman said that silence from elected officials means the normalization and trivialization of the words. "We're asking our elected officials to...
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Brendan Keany
July 16, 2019 - 1:07 pm
BUFFALO (WBEN) - The Galbani Italian Heritage Festival has a new home this year. "Ladies and gentlemen take a look around at the new address of the Galbani Italian Heritage Festival right here in beautiful Niagara Square," said Mark Sciortino. "We are excited to announce that we are coming back to...
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Tom Puckett
July 16, 2019 - 11:43 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Congressman Chris Collins is taking a swing at Governor Cuomo's recently-signed Green Light NY bill with one that would withhold federal highway money from states that give drivers licenses to illegal immigrants. “Once again, Governor Cuomo has put his socialist agenda ahead of...
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Brian Mazurowski
July 16, 2019 - 11:40 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) - Three daughters found guilty of assaulting and terrorizing their own father were each sentenced to two years in prison. A State Supreme Court Judge sentenced 41 year old Elissa Pietrocarlo, 31 year old Grace Pietrocarlo, and 23 year old Annabel Pietrocarlo, to two years behind...
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Brian Mazurowski
July 16, 2019 - 11:00 am
Williamsville, NY (WBEN) - Yet another Western New York Festival kicks off today. Williamsville's Old Home Days starts up on Tuesday, running 10:00am to 11:00 at night now through this Friday. "The community loves to get together for this event," said Dan Rizzo, one of the event's organizers. "We...
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Fireboat Cotter Conservancy
July 16, 2019 - 6:01 am
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - Perhaps noticeably absent from the Buffalo waterfront when the tall ships were parading into the Outer Harbor on Independence Day was the familiar and welcoming 'spray' from the historic Fireboat Cotter. The Cotter is currently in drydock in Toronto undergoing extensive...
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Brian Mazurowski
July 16, 2019 - 5:20 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) - The Expansion of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery cleared its last major hurdle before they can begin on expansion. The Buffalo Planning Board last night approved the site plan for the expansion project, dubbed 'AK360,' that will see the gallery expand by over 30,000 square feet...
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Randy Bushover
July 16, 2019 - 4:04 am
At a cost of $30 million, developer Doug Jemal is now the sole owner of the Boulevard Mall. He owns the shopping center and an Alberta Drive parcel that houses a Wegmans Food Market and Ashley Furniture store. Jemal telling Business First the transformation of the mall will not be a quick one,...
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