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Posted on: September 20, 2021

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Buffalo, NY – Mayor Byron W. Brown today took part in a check presentation from Buffalo’s Variety Club - The Children’s Charity of Buffalo and WNY to the Buffalo Police Athletic League (PAL).

“I thank the Variety Club for its $2,500 donation to PAL. Today’s formal check presentation represents funds the Variety Club donated to my 20th Annual Reading Rules! Mayor’s Kids Summer Reading Challenge. The funds were used to support the program, which keeps our youth reading over the summer months, so their literacy skills don’t decline over the summer school break,” Mayor Brown said.

This summer’s Reading Rules! challenge resulted in 1,500 new Champion Readers. Since its inception, Reading Rules! has supported more than 22,000 summer readers and rewarded participants with thousands of prizes, including academic scholarships, lap tops, bikes, books, school supplies, as well as gift cards to popular retailers.

City of Buffalo and its BuffaloLIT Partners to Mark Deaf Awareness Week


Mayor Brown today declared September 18 – September 25 Deaf Awareness Week in the City of Buffalo. To mark the week, the dome of City Hall and BuffaloLIT locations will be lit in blue and yellow tonight, Monday, September 20th.

 The week focuses on promoting the positive aspects and contributions of Buffalo’s Deaf community, encourages social inclusion, and raises awareness about the good work being done to support the local Deaf, Deaf-Blind and Hard of Hearing community.

PAL’s PlayStreets Program Will Take Place at Front Park Tuesday, September 21 and Thursday, September 23


Week Two of the Fall 2021 PAL PlayStreets program will take place this Tuesday and Thursday, from 4:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., at Front Park. The PlayStreets sessions are weather dependent.

PlayStreets is a free and fun experience that engages youth in a variety of physical fitness and nutrition activities, and every child receives a free fitness equipment kit to inspire them to stay healthy, active and fit. In addition to free fitness gear, participants will receive a healthy snack and bottled water 

PlayStreets is sponsored by Independent Health and supported by the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation, in partnership with City of Buffalo Block Clubs.

It’s Bulk Trash Collection Week on the South District


The City’s Late Summer/Fall Bulk Trash Collection began in the South District today and runs through Saturday, September 25. Residents are asked to have all their bulk trash items at the curb to make sure they don’t miss pick-ups.

Curbside bulk trash piles cannot exceed 12 ft. long, 3 ft. wide and 3 ft. high. Tires and Electronic trash, such as televisions and computers, are not allowed to be placed in bulk trash. Residents are also asked to follow all posted parking restrictions to give crews access to curbside bulk trash.

The remaining 2021 Late Summer/Fall Bulk Trash Schedule is: South District – Week of Sept. 19

Delaware District – Week of Sept. 26 North District – Week of Oct. 3 University District – Week of Oct. 1

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