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Posted on: March 22, 2021

Mayor Brown Announces Important Updates to Buffalo’s Response to the Covid-19 Emergency 03-22-21

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Buffalo, NY – Mayor Byron W. Brown today announced that due to the favorable weather forecast for the rest of the month, he’s suspending winter parking regulations on bus routes effective immediately.

“Buffalo is enjoying a great stretch of Spring weather right now, so I’m lifting the winter bus route parking restrictions, effective immediately,” Mayor Brown said.

Winter parking regulations on bus routes are normally in effect until April 1st in the City of Buffalo.

Mayor Brown Participates in the Meals on Wheels Annual ‘Champions for Meals’ Event

Mayor Brown today made Meals on Wheels deliveries on Buffalo’s eastside as part of FeedMore WNY’s ‘Champions for Meals’ event.

“This is something I’ve done every year since becoming Mayor. I wish my scheduled allowed me to do this on a regular basis like the hero volunteers who make this critical service possible. I urge all those who have the time to become a volunteer,” Mayor Brown said. “These nutritious meals are vital to the seniors and home bound who receive them. For those who don’t have family or friends who stop in and check on them, the Meals on Wheels volunteers become their families.”

Since March 2020, more than 3,600 people have signed up for the home-delivered meal program, increasing the Meals on Wheels recipient count by 57 percent. The FeedMore WNY program’s volunteers delivered more than 1.3 million meals to more than 5,500 senior and home-bound people across Erie and Niagara Counties last year.

To find out how to become a Meals on Wheels volunteer, contact the Volunteer Coordinator at (716)-822-2005, ext. 3077, or at

It’s Easter Season Every Day from Now Through Easter Saturday at The Broadway Market

Spring is here and that means Easter is right around the corner. Shop the Broadway Market for all your favorite holiday items including Polish sausage fresh and traditional, butter lambs, baked goods, pierogi, horseradish, and of course lots of chocolate Easter bunnies!


All 30 seasonal vendors, plus the Market’s 30 resident vendors, are open for business offering the Easter favorites that are part of so many family traditions from today through Easter Saturday, April 3rd.

This week the Market will be open daily, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday, March 22nd – Saturday, March 27th. Hours for Sunday, March 28th are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

This is a great time to pre-order and make arrangements for curbside pick-up. The Broadway Market is offering curbside pick-up to close out the busiest days of Easter Season 2021, The Broadway Market will offer curbside pick-up on Wednesday, March 31st through Saturday, April 3rd.

Participating vendors include:

Babcia’s Pierogi

Broadway Seafood - smoked fish only Deb’s Delights

Enchanted Cards & Gifts Kelly’s Country Store Lewandowski Produce Lupas Meats

Mazurek’s Bakery

Pott’s Deli - Pierogi only Strawberry Island

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Here’s how to order and set up curside pick-up:

  • Call the Broadway Market, 716-893-0705, to make arrangements for a pick-up date and time slots for March 31st – April 3rd, from Noon – 6 p.m.
  • Call vendor(s) and pre-pay for items, and giving vendor your pick-up information
  • Pick up order(s) at your scheduled date and time, provide your name at the Curbside Pick-Up table, located at The Market’s Gibson Street loading dock

This week’s holiday entertainment schedule includes:

Tuesday, March 23:       Docenko, Noon – 3 p.m.

Wednesday, March 24:  Carol McLaughlin Quartet, Noon – 3 p.m. 

Thursday, March 25:      Jazzbirds, Noon – 3 p.m.

Friday, March 26:           Jazzline, Noon – 3 p.m.

Saturday, March 27:       Special Delivery Band, Noon – 3 p.m. 

Sunday, March 28:         Buffalo Touch Lite, Noon – 3 p.m.

The Broadway Market’s Easter Week hours will be:

Monday, March 29th - Thursday, April 1st from 8 a.m. – 7 p.m. 

Good Friday, April 2nd from 6 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Holy Saturday, April 3rd from 6 a.m. - 5 p.m. 

The market is closed on Easter Sunday, April 4th

ConnectLife faces a Blood Donation Emergency

ConnectLife, which is the primary supplier of blood products for over 70% of WNY, including our regional trauma centers at Oishei Children’s Hospital and ECMC, is facing a severe blood shortage and is calling on local donors to roll up their sleeves.

Since the Covid-19 pandemic was declared in March 2020, ConnectLife has had to cancel around 1,000 blood drives. Meanwhile, hospital utilization of blood has increased and it consistently experiences less than 3-day supply of all blood types. The WNY community is urged to make an appointment or walk-in to donate in the next week. To find a drive in your neighborhood please call 716-529-4270 or visit


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