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Mike Baggerman
August 07, 2017 - 3:00 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Canalside continues to grow and there will be less open and green space in the future as part of the Master Plan for the Erie Canal Harbor Development Corporation. "(Canalside) is like a house," State Senator Chris Jacobs told WBEN. "You move in and after a while you figure...
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Mike Baggerman
August 04, 2017 - 1:21 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - State Senator Chris Jacobs on Friday announced a $1.5 million grant from the state for the Explore & More Children's Museum, the Buffalo and Erie County Naval & Military Park, and the Buffalo Heritage Carousel, all located on Buffalo's waterfront. Each organization...
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Mike Baggerman
July 12, 2017 - 2:34 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) – Members of the New York State Opioid Task Force hosted a hearing on the opioid, heroin, and addiction epidemic at Erie Community College’s City Campus on Wednesday morning. State Senator Chris Jacobs led the meetings and explained the purpose of these hearings are to assess...
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July 08, 2017 - 8:06 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — New York state lawmakers are touting big steps in the fight against heroin and opioid addiction but say much more needs to be done to fight the wave of drug abuse and overdoses. The Legislature included $214 million in this year's state budget for efforts to prevent and...
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Dave Debo
July 06, 2017 - 6:13 am
(WBEN) During the region's first weekend with ridesharing, DWI arrests in Erie County rose slightly, but county officials say that doesn't necessarily debunk the argument that Uber and Lyft can help reduce drunk driving. "The numbers would suggest something a little different than what you might...
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Mike Baggerman
July 05, 2017 - 2:53 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Buffalo Common Councilman Joel Feroleto and State Senator Chris Jacobs jointly announced a $1,000 reward for any information that leads to the discovery of the stolen equipment from Shakespeare in the Park. The reward comes after thieves broke into the trailer that holds the...
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Tim Wenger
June 29, 2017 - 12:01 pm
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - State lawmakers gathered at Canalside Thursday morning to celebrate the much-heralded start of ridesharing services in Buffalo and upstate New York. "This is an historic day and the enthusiasm has been overwhelming" said Stephanie Smith, Uber spokesperson, on hand with local...
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Mike Baggerman
June 09, 2017 - 3:57 pm
TONAWANDA, N.Y. (WBEN) - State Senator Chris Jacobs announced an increase in funding for transportation infrastructure in the 2017-2018 state budget. "The total amount of funding in the 60th senatorial district was over $850 million and about a $1 million increase from last year," Jacobs said. "It'...
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Mike Baggerman
May 25, 2017 - 4:41 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - State Senator Chris Jacobs honored Katie Joyce and Meghan Cavanaugh as “New York State Women of Distinction” on Thursday in Buffalo. Joyce and Cavanaugh are the founders of the local chapter of “Girls on the Run”, a non-profit which inspires young girls to live a healthy and...
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Mike Baggerman
May 11, 2017 - 3:05 pm
GRAND ISLAND, N.Y. (WBEN) - Local leaders gathered just outside the Grand Island Bridge on Thursday afternoon in a joint push for cashless tolls at the bridge. “Of the 18 toll bridges exclusively in New York State, six currently utilize cashless tolls,” Congressman Brian Higgins said. “...
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