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Posted on: May 17, 2021

Mayor Brown Announces Important Updates to Buffalo’s Response to the Covid-19 Emergency 05-17-21

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Buffalo, NY – Mayor Byron W. Brown today reminded Lovejoy residents that bulk trash collection will take place through Saturday, May 22. Residents are asked to follow all posted parking restrictions and alternate side parking rules to allow bulk trash crews to make pickups.

Bulk trash collection will take place very day this week, not just on regular garbage and recycling days. Bulk Trash Week Rules:

  • Posted parking restrictions will be enforced during bulk trash weeks.
  • Curbside bulk trash piles cannot not exceed 12 ft. long, 3 ft. wide and 3 ft. high.
  • Electronic trash, such as televisions and computers, are not allowed to be placed in bulk trash.
  • Tires are not permitted to be disposed of in bulk trash.

Get a Vaccination, Get a 7-day NFTA Bus & Rail Pass!

Johnson & Johnson single dose COVID-19 vaccinations are now available at three Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority Bus and Metro Rail Stations in the City of Buffalo.

Riders who get a vaccination will receive a FREE 7-day Bus & Rail pass.

Vaccinations will be given today through Wednesday, May 19 at the following locations and times in the City of Buffalo:

  • University Station, 3383 Main Street (8 a.m. - 1 p.m.)
  • Utica Station, 1391 Main Street (2 p.m. - 7 p.m.)
  • Buffalo MTC, 181 Ellicott Street (8 a.m. - 1 p.m.)

Individuals planning on being vaccinated are encouraged to allow for additional time in their commute to accommodate the vaccination process.

New York State is partnering with Erie County Medical Center, Kaleida Health, and the Urban Family Practice to administer vaccines at the sites.

Slow Roll Buffalo #3

The third free and inclusive Monday night community bike ride of 2021 will take place this evening. The ride starts and ends at Zone One Entertainment Complex, 30 East Amherst Street.

This week spotlights an array of efforts by public health officials to increase local vaccination rate, as we collectively work our way back to wide open public gatherings.

The 10-mile route will stop at two vaccination sites – Northwest Community Center on Lawn Avenue and Parker Pharmacy on Hertel Avenue – including neighborhoods Central Park, North Park, Black Rock and LaSalle along major streets Delaware, Hertel, Military, Colvin, Main and East Amherst.

Motorists should remain aware of groups of cyclists on these streets between 6:30 p.m. and 8 p.m.

Cazenovia Street Bridge Closed for Repairs and Rehabilitation

The Cazenovia Street Bridge is closed between North Legion & South Legion for repairs and rehabilitation through early September. The bridge will remain open for pedestrians. The posted vehicle detour will be Abbott Road to Bailey Avenue to Seneca Street.

Two City of Buffalo Indoor Pools have Reopened! 

The Cazenovia-Connors, Kait, Harrity Memorial Pool and Lovejoy pools today reopened for lap swimming as of today. The indoor pools have been closed since March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Both pools will be open Monday through Friday, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Swimmers are required to make a reservation and the total number of swimmers in each pool will be restricted in accordance with COVID safety guidelines. To make reservations for the Cazenovia Pool, 626 Abbott Road, call: (716) 825-1326. The number for the Lovejoy Pool, 1169 E. Lovejoy St., is (716) 895-5651.

Pool capacity is limited to two swimmers per lane. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

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