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Posted on: March 4, 2022

Mayor Byron W. Brown's Daily Update 03-04-22

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Buffalo, NY – Mayor Byron W. Brown today invited Buffalo residents to get the latest information on the City’s recycling efforts by joining this week’s Community Block Chat, which will feature Susan Attridge, Director of Refuse and Recycling.

 Ms. Attridge will detail ways to recycle everything from paper and cardboard, to metal and food scraps. She will also discuss proper disposal of hazardous materials, tires and electronics.

 The Block Chat will take place Friday, March 4, from noon to 1 p.m. To join in the virtual session go to https://buffalony.

Blue and Yellow for Ukraine

The City Hall dome continues to be lit in Blue and Yellow, the colors of the Ukranian flag, in a show of unity with the people of Ukraine as the conflict with Russia deepens. Many members of the Buffalo Landmark Illumination Team (BuffaloLIT) are also lighting buildings and landmarks to support the people of Ukraine. 

The Ukrainian Flag also continues to fly in Niagara Square as a sign of solidarity with Ukraine and Buffalo’s Ukrainian community.

 Mayor Brown is also asking residents who can, to consider donating to one of the charities or relief agencies helping Ukrainian refugees who have been evacuated from their homes. Additionally, the Mayor will ensure that Buffalo will welcome any refugees whom the federal government will help relocate to the United States as they escape from the Russian military and are searching for temporary new homes.

Meet your 4-legged lucky charm at the City of Buffalo Animal Shelter!

The City of Buffalo Animal Shelter is holding a St. Patrick’s Day-themed ‘Meet and Greet’ on Saturday, March 5, from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 380 N. Oak St.

 The outdoor ‘no appointment necessary’ event will feature more than two dozen dogs and cats looking to get lucky by finding their forever home.

 Dog owners who are looking to add another canine to their pack are encouraged to bring their resident pet with them to the ‘Meet and Greet’.

 For information on available animals and to get pre-approval to adopt, visit: Adoption fees must be paid by check or cash at the event. Credit cards will not be accepted.

The shelter also announced it is once again open to the public for walk-in services, including surrenders, stray drop-off, lost pet reunification, euthanasia, and donations.

Walk-in hours are:

Monday – 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Tuesday – 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Wednesday – 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Thursday – 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Friday – 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday – 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Appointments are required for animal Meet and Greets, as well as adoptions. To schedule an appointment call: 851-5095.

Free tax preparation help for Buffalo seniors

The City of Buffalo’s Division of Senior Services is partnering with the Internal Revenue Services (IRS) to provide free tax preparation assistance this tax season.

IRS tax specialists are now scheduling appointments at the City’s Richmond/Summer and Autumnwood senior centers. To make an appointment at Richmond/Summer center call (716) 885-3290. For an appointment at Autumnwood, call: (716) 826-7895.


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