Mayor Brown

Tom Puckett
June 24, 2019 - 5:27 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Honoring Medal of Honor recipient David Bellavia, the city of Buffalo is lighting some of its landmark buildings blue, gold and white. "Members of the Buffalo Landmark Illumination Team are lighting up landmarks in the colors of the Medal of Honor flag," says Brown. That includes...
Read More
March 14, 2019 - 4:46 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) After losing its original location to a fire, Gigi's re-opened at the new Northland Workplace Training Center. The new owner says after two weeks, he couldn't keep up with the demand. Mayor Byron Brown says he was saddened by the news. "The restaurant experienced incredible...
Read More
AP Photo
February 16, 2019 - 6:56 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - City of Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown directed the Buffalo Police Department to stop the enforcement of low level marijuana offenses. READ MORE: MAYOR BROWN DELIVERS 2019 STATE OF THE CITY The mayor said he wants enforcement to stop because of the upcoming legalization of...
Read More
Tom Puckett
July 03, 2018 - 4:00 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Mayor Byron Brown says he's furious over the most recent shooting in Buffalo, and he wants anyone with answers to come forward. "I'm asking anyone with information regarding the individual responsible for this shooting to come forward to the Buffalo Police Department," says Brown...
Read More
Tom Puckett
June 29, 2018 - 11:57 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Three cooling centers will be open in Buffalo this weekend, as the mercury stays in the 90s. The three cooling centers on Saturday, June 30th and Sunday, July 1st, to aid persons who are suffering from the heat and do not have access to air-conditioned space. “The combination of...
Read More
Tom Puckett
June 15, 2018 - 4:00 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) A new report by Destination NEXT says Buffalo's convention center is missing out on major conferences because it's undersized. That's leading to a push for a new convention center downtown. Mayor Brown is the first to admit the size of the convention center is turning away...
Read More
Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown on June 11, 2018 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
June 12, 2018 - 3:00 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Last weekend's shooting at "Bowl-Inn" was the latest example of violence in the City of Buffalo. Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown said that he meets weekly with his deputy mayor and officials from the Buffalo Police Department to combat crime in the city. "Thank God homicides are...
Read More
WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman
Mike Baggerman
January 18, 2018 - 3:00 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown was rather blunt about his views of marijuana in an interview with WBEN on Wednesday. In his annual State of the State address, Governor Cuomo said New York State will examine the legalization of marijuana by first conducting a scientific study on...
Read More
Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown (podium) with Retired BPD Commissioner Daniel Derend (left) and interim Commissioner Byron Lockwood (right) a from May 2017 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
January 17, 2018 - 1:04 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Following the surprise overnight announcement that Buffalo Police Commissioner Daniel Derenda had retired , Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown denied influencing Derenda's decision. "I had no plans to ask him to step aside," the mayor told reporters on Wednesday. "He has served the...
Read More
WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman
Mike Baggerman
January 16, 2018 - 5:30 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Officials from area cab companies met with Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown to discuss the current dynamics between the cab companies and ridesharing companies. "I would describe our meeting with the mayor as a first step," Robert Boreanaz, an attorney representing the taxi...
Read More

Pages