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Posted on: March 7, 2022

Mayor Byron W. Brown's Daily Update 03-07-22

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Buffalo, NY – Mayor Byron W. Brown and the Office of Strategic Planning invite residents of the MLK Park community to take part in the Envision MLK Park initiative by attending a planning session on Tuesday, March 8, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., at the Buffalo Museum of Science.

The City of Buffalo is preparing to make neighborhood improvements and wants input from community members. The open house event will include activities and informal conversations focused on the needs of the neighborhood and provide an opportunity for residents to get to know their community planner.

Residents are welcome to stop in at the open house for a few minutes or stay for the entire session to discuss their ideas.

For more information about the open house or the planning effort, contact MLK Park Neighborhood Planner, Nkosi Alleyne, at, or call (716)-851-5082.

Allen Street Complete Phase II sewer line replacement wrapped up

New sewer line installation along Allen Street, from Elmwood Avenue to Wadsworth Street was completed as of the week of February 28th. That stretch of Allen Street has been fully reopened to vehicular traffic and daily parking restrictions have been lifted.

Water line replacement work, along Allen Street, between Delaware and Elmwood avenues, is scheduled to start in mid- March. When that work gets underway, Allen Street will be closed to through traffic, and detours will be in place, from 7a.m. to 4 p.m. each work day.

It’s time to apply for the 2022 Mayor Brown’s Summer Youth Internship and Employment program

Mayor Brown’s Summer Youth Internship and Employment program provides six weeks of both in-person and virtual employment and work readiness training to youth in the city of Buffalo during the summer months. Participants will earn $13.20 an hour while gaining important experiences and mentoring.

Since 2006, more than 27,000 young City of Buffalo residents, ages 14 to 21, have gained valuable work experience through the program.

Interested youth can apply online at Completed applications are due by Friday, April 15, 2022.

Independent Health Foundation to hold series of ‘Good for the Neighborhood’ events

The Independent Health Foundation will hold two ‘Good for the Neighborhood’ seminars in the City of Buffalo this week. The first session will take place Thursday, March 10, from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., at West Side Community Services, 161 Vermont St.

The Foundation will be providing free health screenings, and free fresh fruits and vegetables, plus basic exercise equipment, while supplies last.

A second session will take place on Saturday, March 12, from 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. at Mt. Olive Baptist Church, 701 E. Delavan Ave.

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 City will also continue flying the Ukrainian Flag 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.


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