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Posted on: November 5, 2021

Mayor Brown Announces Important Updates to Buffalo’s Response to the Covid-19 Emergency 11-05-21

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Buffalo, NY – Mayor Byron W. Brown today announced the City of Buffalo and the Willowlawn Block Club will hold a free document shredding event and a clothing recycling drive on Saturday, November 6, 2021, from 9 a.m. to noon, in the parking lot of BPS 54, 2358 Main St.

“This free shredding and recycling event is a joint effort between the City of Buffalo and the Willowlawn Block Club. As the winner of the City’s ‘Let’s Do This’ block club recycling slogan competition, the Willowlawn Block Club chose this event as its prize, and is inviting residents across Buffalo to take advantage of the opportunity to safely dispose of sensitive documents, as well as used clothing for recycling and donation,” Mayor Brown said.

The Willowlawn’s winning slogan to promote recycling was “Buffalo Believes in KEEPING IT GREEN. We Keep our Cans Well Fed!”

City residents can safely shred personal, confidential documents, such as bank and medical statements, tax documents and other papers with account and/or social security numbers on them 

Non-confidential materials, such as magazines, junk mail, envelopes and other paper items should not be brought for shredding. Those items should be placed in your curbside recycling tote.

This event is for households only, not businesses. The event will also accept used clothing for donation or recycling. For more information about Buffalo’s Recycling Programs, please visit the city’s website WWW.BUFFALONY. GOV.

Mayor Brown urges City youth to ‘Get in the Game’ with Buffalo Police Athletic League basketball and soccer programs

Registration is continuing for Buffalo PAL’s ‘PAL Jr. NBA’ youth basketball program that will tip off on Saturday, November 6 and run through Saturday, December 18.

“Buffalo PAL is once again offering the Jr. NBA to returning youth, as well as new boys and girls who can enjoy participating in this fantastic basketball program,” Mayor Brown said. “It’s a great sports enrichment program that helps youth improve as athletes and develops their skills as basketball players. It also helps foster positive interactions that take place with young athletes and their coaches, mentors, and peers.”

The Jr. NBA sessions will be held at the City’s Hennepin Community Center, 24 Ludington St. Sessions for girls, ages 8-10, will run from noon -1 p.m. Sessions for boys, ages 11-13, will take place from 1 p.m. – 2 p.m.

Pre-registration is required. To register visit: The Jr. NBA program is the official youth basketball participation program of the NBA.

Buffalo PAL, in partnership with Willie Hutch Jones, is also offering free youth soccer clinics for boys and girls (ages 8-13), with sessions starting Saturday, November 6.

The six sessions will take place on Saturday mornings at the Asarese-Matters Community Center, 50 Rees St. The Saturday clinics will take place on November 6th, 13th and 20th, and December 4th, 11th and 18th.

One-hour sessions for boys and girls, ages 8-10, at 9 a.m. Clinic sessions for youngsters ages 11-13, will start at 10 a.m. The clinics will teach the fundamentals of soccer, increase knowledge of soccer rules, enhance skill levels through drills and put skills to the test in a final tournament session.

Registration is required, to sign up, visit:

Buffalo PAL’s Fall Co-ed Basketball Leagues for teens ages 14-19, as well at 14 and under, and 10 and under, are also continuing. To register and get more information on the weekday evening and Saturday sessions at the Machnica Community Center, 1799 Clinton St., email: POLICEATHLETICLEAGUE@CITY-BUFFALO.COM

Applications now being accepted for the 2021 ‘Queen City Pop-Up Holiday Edition

The Buffalo Urban Development Corporation (BUDC) is accepting proposals from Buffalo’s small business community for participation in this year’s ‘Queen City Pop-Up Holiday Edition’ through 4 p.m., Friday, November 12, 2021.

The 2021 holiday pop-up will take place in a new venue, the Hyatt Regency Buffalo, in the 500-block of Main Street, located at 2 Fountain Plaza. This year’s holiday pop-up will run one week, from Saturday, November 27, 2021, which is Small Business Saturday, and will continue through Saturday, December 4, 2021.

The RFP and information about this year’s holiday pop-up is available at:, www., and

Interested retailers can also pick up a copy at BUDC offices, 95 Perry St., Suite 404. They can also contact BUDC President Brandye Merriweather at (716) -856-6525, ext. 131 or at bmerriweather@

The Broadway Market’s Bakery @ The Market takes place Saturday, November 6

The City of Buffalo and its BuffaloLIT partner to light up in orange to mark the end of Daylight Saving Time

The dome of Buffalo City Hall and BuffaloLIT partners will be lit up in orange on Sunday, November 7 to mark the return to Standard Daylight Time, which arrives at 2 a.m. Sunday morning.

Remember to set your clocks back one hour before going to bed Saturday, November 6, and enjoy an extra hour of sleep!


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