East Side

WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman
Mike Baggerman
April 02, 2018 - 3:00 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Cell phone reception at Buffalo's East Side is inconsistent, according to some folks who live in the area. "It all depends on what service you have," one woman on the East Side told WBEN. "If you have Cricket (Wireless) or any of the dummy-carriers then it's really bad. If...
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Fire Engine
Dreamstime
Richard Root
September 05, 2017 - 5:49 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) - A fire yesterday afternoon on Buffalo's East Side has left 14 people homeless. The fire started at 42 Bogardus, but 46 Bogardus was only 18 inches away according to firefighters, and it quickly caught fire as well. A second alarm was quickly called, and then a third. The flames...
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Fire Engine
Dreamstime
Richard Root
August 02, 2017 - 6:23 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) - A fire overnight on Buffalo's East Side left ten people without a home. The fire started on the second floor of a 2 and half story house at 22 Rustic Place, off Doat and Genesee. Fire crews briefly took a defensive posture as the fire started to extend into the attic, but they...
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Crime Scene
Richard Root
July 19, 2017 - 3:49 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) - Buffalo Police are investigating a fatal shooting on the East Side. One male victim was hit several times and has died Police were called to 83 Deshler Street at around 10:30 p.m. last night. The victim reportedly had gun shot wounds to the leg, chest, and face. He was still...
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WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman
Mike Baggerman
July 13, 2017 - 4:04 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Governor Cuomo announced a long-term plan to help ailing homes on Buffalo's East Side and in the Town of Cheektowaga on Thursday morning in Buffalo. The $10 million plan is called the "Buffalo Neighborhood Stabilization Initiative" and is a three-pronged plan which officials...
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WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman
Mike Baggerman
June 12, 2017 - 3:00 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown discussed measures the City of Buffalo implemented to battle crime in the city. "During my tenure as mayor we've taken over 15,000 guns off the street of our city," he said. "I am the primary funder with the City Council of Peace Makers. That's a...
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Mike Baggerman
April 17, 2017 - 4:00 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - It's one of Buffalo's most beloved celebrations: Dyngus Day is Monday. The celebration of Polish pride features everything from pierogi's, polish sausages, pussy willows, and squirt guns. For Buffalo Common Councilman David Franczyk, it's a reminder of Buffalo's rich history...
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WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman
Mike Baggerman
April 03, 2017 - 11:47 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Buffalo's East Side was the site of a celebration on Monday morning for Habitat for Humanity. The organization began construction on its 300th home in the city as a part of the "BaileyGreen Initiative". The construction of the new home is at 42 Wende Street, one block west of...
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