Chris Scanlon

47-Acre parcel at Buffalo Lakeside Commerce Park where a Cannabis Campus will be developed if New York State passes legislation on legalizing marijuana. January 11, 2019 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
January 13, 2020 - 3:00 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - All eyes are on Albany regarding legalization of recreational marijuana use in 2020. Governor Andrew Cuomo said during his annual State of the State address that his goal is to legalize the recreational use in 2020 after Albany decriminalized it in 2019. READ MORE: Cannabis...
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Mike Baggerman
January 10, 2020 - 3:00 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Buffalo's Skyway will be under the microscope this year and beyond, with many key stakeholders keeping a close eye on any developments on the major roadway in and out of Buffalo. Governor Andrew Cuomo's State of the State address said that the Skyway "stands in the way" of...
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WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman
Mike Baggerman
January 06, 2020 - 1:56 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Two Buffalo Common Council members are asking lawmakers in Albany to revisit the cash bail reforms that took effect at the start of the year. South District Councilman Chris Scanlon and Delaware District Councilman Joel Feroleto introduced a resolution that may be voted on as...
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January 18, 2019 - 1:27 pm
BUFFALO (WBEN) - The Our Outer Harbor Coalition submitted a Local Landmark nomination for the Ford Terminal Building on Fuhrmann Boulevard. This submission for the local landmark nomination is the coalition's way of saying that it wants the building to be a part of the future of the outer harbor. "...
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Brendan Keany
January 15, 2019 - 5:01 pm
BUFFALO (WBEN - Brendan Keany) - The Buffalo Common Council held a meeting today to discuss the police department's decision to move all detectives to day shift , but nobody from the department showed up to the meeting. Councilmen are “disheartened” that nobody from the city’s police command staff...
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Brendan Keany
January 10, 2019 - 1:10 am
BUFFALO (WBEN) - Southside Elementary in South Buffalo hosted a town meeting Wednesday night for residents that reside in the city's A-District, which encompasses all of South Buffalo, as well as parts of the Lovejoy and Fillmore Districts. Many people, including local politicians, aren't too...
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Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul calling on Bishop Richard Malone to resign. August 27, 2018 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
August 27, 2018 - 8:55 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) – Add Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul’s name to the growing list of area dignitaries who are calling on Buffalo Diocese Bishop Richard Malone to resign from his position. “As a born and raised catholic growing up here in Western New York, this is deeply painful to all of us,”...
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Seneca Street in front of Shea's Seneca. August 27, 2018 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
August 27, 2018 - 12:55 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Local officials on Seneca Street announced that they will begin accepting applications for area residents and business owners to receive $300,000 in state funding for the revitalization of the street in South Buffalo. Property owners between Cazenovia Street and Warren Spahn...
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Outer Harbor State Park on June 12, 2018 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
June 13, 2018 - 3:00 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) – Buffalo’s waterfront may receive a face lift as part of a major revitalization project that will be voted on next month by the Buffalo Common Council. The project is detailed in a 1,000-plus page printout that will cover several key areas along the waterfront including the...
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WBEN Photo/Matt Moran
Matt Moran
May 22, 2018 - 6:57 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Councilmember Christopher Scanlon understands that if a car is parked illegally, it should be towed. But he says some of the practices by the towing companies are unrealistic and irresponsible. He said he first started hearing from residents that they would not know they're...
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