Darius Pridgen

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December 10, 2019 - 2:13 pm
BUFFALO (WBEN) - On Tuesday, the Buffalo Common Council is voting on an item that should help expedite the process of re-developing the Aud Block - the release of the revisionary interest in the land. "Basically, the land would be returned back to the city if the project did not go forward," said...
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Tom Puckett
April 23, 2019 - 4:00 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) The Buffalo F. A. T. H. E. R. S. Group will take toy guns and give in exchange other toys like games and basketballs in an effort to educate about gun violence. "We just believe in an urban community, violence and homicides are high and they're starting to take a toll, and we...
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NFTA Metro Rail stationed inside the DL&W Terminal. January 10, 2019 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
April 01, 2019 - 11:52 pm
BUFFALO (WBEN - Brendan Keany) - Local officials are excited about the Metro Rail's future, especially after the state announced a significant investment into the system . "We got a committment to bring home $100 million for the NFTA rail capital program," said State Senator and Transportation...
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Styrofoam container. March 26, 2019 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
March 26, 2019 - 7:32 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) – A possible Styrofoam ban in the City of Buffalo took its next step on Tuesday during a committee meeting with the Buffalo Common Council, where members of the public voiced their opposition for and against the ban. NOW: Buffalo Common Council holding a public meeting on a...
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March 20, 2019 - 3:15 am
BUFFALO (WBEN - Brendan Keany) - Buffalo Common Council President Darius Pridgen wants to hear more from the public regarding a potential ban on styrofoam takeout containers in the city. "At this point, there is no proposal; at this point, I want to hear from the public," said Pridgen. "What is...
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Tom Puckett
February 06, 2019 - 4:00 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) The Buffalo Common Council passed a resolution supporting body cams on Erie County Sheriff's Deputies. President Darius Pridgen says the only reason deputies were mentioned is because they've already tested out the body cams. "The resolution is just in support of the sheriff...
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January 08, 2019 - 8:20 pm
BUFFALO (WBEN - Brendan Keany) - Big news for the many Western New Yorkers who have complained about Buffalo's new parking regulations - you will no longer have to pay night-time metered parking fees. On Tuesday afternoon, the Buffalo Common Council passed a resolution to amend some of the city's...
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New parking sign added on Columbia Street in Buffalo. January 2, 2019 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
January 02, 2019 - 11:33 pm
BUFFALO (WBEN - Brendan Keany) - Many Buffalonians are unhappy with the Common Council's decision to pass a parking rate increase last week. Dennis Lesniak is the owner of Quarter Deck Athletics in Buffalo, and he wrote an opinionated op-ed for the Buffalo News regarding the city's new parking...
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Brendan Keany
November 01, 2018 - 1:50 pm
by Brendan Keany BUFFALO (WBEN) - Two years ago, the City of Buffalo acquired the Michael J. Dillon Courthouse Building for $1. Today, city officials celebrated the creation of a joint police and fire public safety headquarters, as there was a decommissioning ceremony at the former police...
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Matt Moran
September 19, 2018 - 6:15 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - This summer countless shootings and stabbings have happened across the City of Buffalo. Help from key eyewitnesses is always major part of solving the crimes. Wednesday a discussion was had between local leaders and pastors on how they have seen many concerned of coming...
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