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Posted on: September 17, 2018

Mayor Brown Announces Winners of Lets Do This! Community Recycling Competition

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BUFFALO – Mayor Byron W. Brown announced today that 18th Street Come-N-Unity Block Club was the top winner of the City of Buffalo’s Let’s DO This! Block Club Recycling Competition for 2018. The 18th Street Come-N-Unity Block ...

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City of Buffalo Press Releases
Posted on: September 17, 2018

Mayor Brown Celebrates National Welcoming Week

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Buffalo, N.Y. – Mayor Byron W. Brown today announced the celebration of Welcoming Week in the City of Buffalo, and noted Buffalo’s recent designation as a ‘Top Welcoming City’ in a first-ever national assessment of ...

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City of Buffalo Press Releases
Posted on: September 4, 2018

Mayor Brown Announces Work Has Begun On The Next Phase Of The Highly-Successful Cars Sharing Main St

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Buffalo, NY – Today, Mayor Byron W. Brown announced that construction has begun on the fourth phase of downtown Buffalo’s Cars Sharing Main Street Project. Work is now underway to restore vehicular traffic along lower Main Street, between Exchange and Sco...

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City of Buffalo Press Releases
Posted on: September 4, 2018

Mayor Brown Congratulates Buffalo as a Top City That Produces Americorps Members

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Buffalo – Mayor Byron W. Brown today thanked the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the federal agency that administers the AmeriCorps program, for recognizing the City of Buffalo as one of the top cities that generate the mo...

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City of Buffalo Press Releases
Posted on: August 31, 2018

Mayor Brown & Buffalo Fire Commissioner Renaldo Preside Over Swearing-In of 64 Buffalo Fire Recruits

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Buffalo, NY – Mayor Byron W. Brown and Buffalo Fire Commissioner William Renaldo today presided over the swearing-in for the first class of recruits to come out of the City of Buffalo’s May 1, 2018 firefighter exam. The 64-member class...

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City of Buffalo Press Releases
Posted on: August 30, 2018

Mayor Brown Announces the Next Phase of the Highly-Successful Cars Sharing Main Street Project

Cars on Main

Buffalo, NY – Today, Mayor Byron W. Brown announced that construction has begun on the fourth phase of downtown Buffalo’s Cars Sharing Main Street Project. Work is now underway to restore vehicular traffic along lower Main Street, betw...

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City of Buffalo Press Releases
Posted on: August 27, 2018

Mayor Brown, Fire Commissioner Renaldo Celebrate 16 Promotions In The Buffalo Fire Department

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Buffalo – Mayor Byron W. Brown and Buffalo Fire Commissioner William Renaldo promoted 16 Buffalo firefighters today during a special ceremony at Public School 95 Waterfront Elementary School.

“Let me begin by congratulating our newly-sw...

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City of Buffalo Press Releases
Posted on: August 24, 2018

Mayor Brown Celebrates His 17th Annual Reading Rules! Kids Summer Reading Challenge With Awards

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Buffalo, N.Y. – Mayor Byron W. Brown celebrated the conclusion of his 17th annual Mayor’s Reading

Rules! Summer Reading Challenge with more than 2,500 Champion Readers at the Buffalo Niagara

Convention Center.

Mayor Brown was joined by re...

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City of Buffalo Press Releases
Posted on: August 22, 2018

National Buffalo Wing Festival Returns for 17th Year

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BUFFALO (Aug. 21, 2018) –The National Buffalo Wing Festival, one of the country’s most beloved food festivals, returns to Coca-Cola Field in Buffalo, New York Sept. 1-2 to celebrate its 17th year. The festival, which attracted 50,000+ ...

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City of Buffalo Press Releases
Posted on: August 16, 2018

Mayor Brown Hosts Backpack Giveaway Event For PAL and Say YES Buffalo Summer Camp Grads

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Buffalo, N.Y. - Mayor Byron W. Brown hosted a celebration for more than 200 Buffalo Public Schools students who completed 6-weeks of Educational Summer Camp that was operated by the Police Athletic League of Buffalo, Inc. (PAL) in partnership with SAY YES...

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City of Buffalo Press Releases
Posted on: August 15, 2018

Mayor Brown Recognized UniverSOUL Circus For Years Of Family Entertainment

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Buffalo, NY (8/15/18) – Mayor Byron W. Brown, joined by dozens of Reading Rules! Summer Reading Champions, today marked the 25th Anniversary of The UniverSoul Circus by taking part in a ceremonial proclamation celebration  under &nb...

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City of Buffalo Press Releases
Posted on: August 15, 2018

Mayor Brown Attends Award Ceremony For PAL’s ‘Love To Serve’ Tennis Camp

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Buffalo, NY (8/15/18) – Mayor Byron W. Brown attended the closing ceremony of the Buffalo Police Athletic League’s ‘Love to Serve’ summer tennis camp. Mayor Brown was joined by the family of the late Natalie Lewis, who participated in Mayor Brown’s Summer...

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City of Buffalo Press Releases
Posted on: August 17, 2018

JUSTICE ASSISTANCE GRANT (JAG) PUBLIC NOTIFICATION – FISCAL YEAR 2018

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JUSTICE ASSISTANCE GRANT (JAG) PUBLIC NOTIFICATION – FISCAL YEAR 2018 Notice is hereby given that the City of Buffalo, in partnership with the County of Erie, the Town of Cheektowaga and the Town of Tonawanda, is participating in a grant sponsore...

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City of Buffalo Press Releases
Posted on: August 14, 2018

Mayor Brown Announces AMC Market Arcade 8 Movie Theatre Will Open In Downtown's Theatre District

AMC Announcement 2018

Buffalo, N.Y. - Mayor Byron W. Brown today joined with representatives of AMC Theatres and The Benchmark Group to announce the much-anticipated AMC Market Arcade 8 will open this Thursday, August 16th. The state-of-the- art, eight screen, 650-seat film co...

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City of Buffalo Press Releases
Posted on: August 10, 2018

Mayor Brown, Fire Commissioner Renaldo Appoint New Deputy Fire Commissioner

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Buffalo, NY – Today, Mayor Byron W. Brown and Buffalo Fire Commissioner William Renaldo named Lieutenant David Schieber to the position of Deputy Fire Commissioner of the Buffalo Fire Department (BFD). Lieutenant Schieber joined the BFD in 1991,...

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City of Buffalo Press Releases
Posted on: August 9, 2018

City of Buffalo Wins NYSDEC Grant to Expand Recycling Education

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BUFFALO – Mayor Byron Brown announced today that the City of Buffalo has been awarded a $219,900grant from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) to further enhancerecycling education.“The combination of t...

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City of Buffalo Press Releases
Posted on: August 9, 2018

Mayor Brown Kicks-Off the 19th Annual Puerto Rican And Hispanic Heritage Week

PR Flag Raising 2018

Buffalo, NY - Mayor Byron W. Brown today marked the start of Puerto Rican and Hispanic Heritage Week in Buffalo with a flag raising ceremony in Niagara Square. The flag raising ceremony kicked off a week of special events across Buffalo’s Hispani...

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City of Buffalo Press Releases
Posted on: August 8, 2018

Mayor Brown, BPD Support 2018 National Night Out

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Buffalo, NY - On Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018, Mayor Byron W. Brown, Police Commissioner Byron Lockwood and the Buffalo Police Department made stops at a number of National Night Out events and activities in the City of Buffalo. National Night Out is held the fi...

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City of Buffalo Press Releases
Posted on: August 3, 2018

Mayor Brown, Commissioner Lockwood, & BPDNET Launch Pilot Job Fair

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Buffalo, NY - Mayor Byron W. Brown, Police Commissioner Byron C. Lockwood, and the Buffalo Police Department Neighborhood Engagement Team (BPDNET) launched a pilot community job fair program today on Goodyear Avenue, introducing job seeking residents from...

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City of Buffalo Press Releases
Posted on: July 30, 2018

Mayor Brown Announces Extended Summer Hours At Community Centers Citywide

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Buffalo, NY – Mayor Byron W. Brown, in partnership with the Buffalo Police Department and the Police Athletic League of Buffalo, Inc., announced that extended hours are now underway at community centers citywide during July and August. This posi...

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City of Buffalo Press Releases
Posted on: June 29, 2018

Mayor Brown Announces the City of Buffalo Will Open Three “Cooling Centers” This Weekend Due to the

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Buffalo, NY –Mayor Byron W. Brown today announced the City of Buffalo will open three cooling centers on Saturday, June 30th and Sunday, July 1st,  to aid persons who are suffering from the heat and do not have access to air-conditioned...

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City of Buffalo Press Releases
Posted on: June 28, 2018

Mayor Brown Announces Artist Lineup For The Colored Musicians Club (CMC) International Jazz Festival

Colored Musicians Club 2018

Buffalo, NY – Today, at the historic Colored Musicians Club (CMC), located at 145 Broadway, Mayor Byron W. Brown announced the official Artist Lineup for the 2018 CMC International Jazz Festival, presented by M&T Bank.  This festival honors t...

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City of Buffalo Press Releases
Posted on: June 29, 2018

Mayor Brown Announces City of Buffalo Outdoor Swimming and Wading Pools Will Open at 11 A.M. on 6/30

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Buffalo, NY Mayor Byron W. Brown today announced the City of Buffalo will open its outdoor swimming and wading pools a day early to provide residents relief from this weekend’s predicted heat and humidity.

Traditionally, the ...

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Full Pool Schedule City of Buffalo Press Releases
Posted on: June 26, 2018

Mayor Brown Appoints New City Fire Commissioner

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Buffalo, NY – Today, Mayor Byron W. Brown named former Buffalo Fire Department (BFD) Battalion Chief William Renaldo to lead the BFD, building on his Administration’s continued commitment to further strengthen public safety citywide to...

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City of Buffalo Press Releases
Posted on: June 27, 2018

Mayor Brown, City of Buffalo Sponsor Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off Day

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BUFFALO– Today Mayor Byron W. Brown announced that the City of Buffalo will sponsor a Household Hazardous Waste Day on Saturday, July 7th from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at BPS #66 North Park Academy, located at 780 Parkside Avenue.

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City of Buffalo Press Releases
Posted on: June 22, 2018

It’s K9 Graduation Day! BPD Graduates 3 New Teams of Police Officers and Canines

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Buffalo – Three new canine (K9) teams in the Buffalo Police Department got their diplomas today. After months of intense training, Officer Jared Domaracki and his dog, Lehner, Officer Matthew Richards and his dog, Shield, and Officer Stephen Mik...

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City of Buffalo Press Releases
Posted on: June 21, 2018

Mayor Brown, Police Commissioner Lockwood Launch New Community Policing Initiative @2018 Clean Sweep

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Buffalo - Mayor Byron W. Brown announced today the official start of the 2018 Clean Sweep initiative. Over the next six months, the Save Our Streets (SOS) Task Force plans to conduct over 30 ‘Clean Sweeps’ to assist in the delivery of ...

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City of Buffalo Press Releases
Posted on: June 14, 2018

Mayor Brown Announces That Construction Set to Begin Shortly on Next Phase Of Cars Sharing Main St.

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Buffalo– Today, Mayor Byron W. Brown announced that construction is set to begin shortly on the next phase of the Cars Sharing Main Street Project. Preparations are now underway for construction along lower Main Street, between Exchange and Scot...

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City of Buffalo Press Releases
Posted on: June 11, 2018

City of Buffalo Infrastructure Improvement Season Begins!

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Buffalo, NY – Mayor Byron W. Brown joined crews from the City of Buffalo Department of Public Works, Parks and Streets (DPW) to officially kick off the 2018 residential paving and sidewalk work season in Buffalo.  The City will invest o...

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City of Buffalo Press Releases
Posted on: June 7, 2018

Mayor Brown Launches 17th Annual Mayor’s Reading Rules! Summer Reading Challenge

Reading Rules 2018 Presser

Mayor Byron W. Brown announced his 17th annual Mayor’s Reading Rules! Summer Reading Challenge at the “Library Ring” located outside of West Side Community Services, 161 Vermont St.

Mayor Brown was joined by representatives of...

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City of Buffalo Press Releases
Posted on: June 6, 2018

Mayor Brown Recognizes 32 Buffalo Public Schools Which Completed The Environmental Champions Program

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REDUCE, REUSE AND RECYCLE

Buffalo, NY – Mayor Byron W. Brown today announced 32 Buffalo Public Schools successfully completed the City of Buffalo’s first-ever Environmental Champions Program. The program, which ran from February 22nd th...

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City of Buffalo Press Releases
Posted on: June 1, 2018

Mayor Brown Announces A ‘Wear Orange’ Weekend In Recognition Of National Gun Violence Awareness

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As part of his continued commitment to end gun violence in Buffalo and in cities across the country, Mayor Byron W. Brown is joining City residents and a coalition comprised of local organizations with a long history of standing against violence, includin...

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City of Buffalo Press Releases
Posted on: May 30, 2018

Mayor Brown, City Of Buffalo Sponsor Food Scrap Recycling Program

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BUFFALO– Today, Mayor Byron W. Brown announced that the City of Buffalo, in partnership with the Massachusetts Avenue Project, will sponsor a Food Scraps Recycling Pilot Program in the months of June and July.    The two-month ...

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City of Buffalo Press Releases
Posted on: May 25, 2018

Buffalo LIT Lights up Red, White and Blue for Memorial Day Weekend

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Buffalo, NY - Mayor Byron W. Brown and Buffalo LIT (Landmark Illumination Team) will light their iconic buildings and structure in red, white and blue tonight through Monday in recognition of the Memorial Day Weekend. MayorBrown launched Buffalo LIT earli...

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City of Buffalo Press Releases
Posted on: May 18, 2018

Mayor Brown Launches Buffalo Landmark Illumination Team (Buffalo LIT)

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Buffalo, NY - Mayor Byron W. Brown today officially launched Buffalo LIT. Buffalo LIT (Landmark Illumination Team) is a voluntary illumination initiative between the buildings and structures that comprise Buffalo’s downtown skyline and make a st...

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City of Buffalo Press Releases
Posted on: May 11, 2018

Mayor Brown Reinforces His Commitment To Diversity and Inclusion

TRANSGENDER ANNOUNCEMENT 2018

May 11, 2018 – Today, Mayor Byron W. Brown joined by members of Buffalo’s LGBTQ community announced new City of Buffalo Workplace Gender Transition Guidelines for city employees. These guidelines adhere to Mayor Brown’s missi...

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New COB Workplace Gender Transition Guidelines City of Buffalo Press Releases
Posted on: May 11, 2018

Mayor Brown Celebrates 11th Annual Older Americans Month in the City of Buffalo

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Buffalo, N.Y. – Mayor Byron W. Brown proclaimed the Month of May as ‘Older Americans Month in the City of Buffalo’ at the Richmond Summer Senior Center.

“I’m happy to once again celebrate Older Americans Mo...

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City of Buffalo Press Releases
Posted on: May 9, 2018

Good Neighbor App Wins Top Prize In Mayor Brown’s 1st Annual Civic Innovation Challenge

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Buffalo, NY – Mayor Byron W. Brown today awarded the top prize in his inaugural Civic Innovation Challenge – Powered by AT&T, to the creators of Good Neighbor, a mobile phone-based app that gives residents easy access to key data o...

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City of Buffalo Press Releases
Posted on: May 7, 2018

Mayor Brown Marks Small Business Week and Economic Development Week in the City of Buffalo

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Mayor Byron W. Brown today was joined by Franklin J. Sciortino, District Director of the U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Buffalo office, and Brendan Mehaffy, Executive Director of the City’s Office of Strategic Planning, as ...

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City of Buffalo Press Releases
Posted on: May 7, 2018

Mayor Brown Announces $345,000 Grant to Police Athletic League of Buffalo

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Mayor Byron W. Brown announced today that a $345,000 grant from the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation has been awarded to the Police Athletic League of Buffalo (PAL), Inc.; a 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit organization whose mission is to provide quality youth ...

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City of Buffalo Press Releases
Posted on: May 1, 2018

Mayor Brown Presents On-Time and Responsible Fiscal Year 2018-2019 City of Buffalo Budget

Budget Proposal 2018

Mayor Byron W. Brown today presented a balanced 2018-2019 City of Buffalo Budget for the 13th consecutive year. This budget aims to realign City revenue streams, promote further economic development and increase Buffalo’s capacity to make critical investm...

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City of Buffalo Press Releases
Posted on: April 30, 2018

Mayor Brown Marks National Arbor Day With a Ceremonial Tree Planting

Arbor Day 2018

Mayor Byron W. Brown today marked National Arbor Day with a ceremonial tree  planting along Jerge Street, behind City Hall.  The National Arbor Day planting  was one of many citywide events which are part of the City of Buffalo&...

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City of Buffalo Press Releases
Posted on: April 25, 2018

Mayor Brown Celebrates National [email protected] Day at Buffalo City Hall With Proclamation

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Buffalo, New York – Today Mayor Byron W. Brown and the City of Buffalo Wellness Committee joined hundreds of city employees for a 1.2 mile stroll around downtown Buffalo during lunch hour as part of National [email protected] Day.  This annual...

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City of Buffalo Press Releases
Posted on: April 26, 2018

Mayor Brown, County Executive Poloncarz Announce Buffalo News 'Kids Day'

Kids Day 2018 Announcement

Mayor Byron W. Brown and Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz announced today that the Buffalo News annual “Special Kids Day Edition Sale” will take place on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 to benefit the John R. Oishei Children’s...

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City of Buffalo Press Releases
Posted on: April 16, 2018

Buffalo-Dortmund Sister City Program Turns 40

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April 16 - Mayor Byron W. Brown and Dortmund Lord Mayor Ullrich Sierau today signed a reaffirmation of the 1978 Buffalo-Dortmund Sister City agreement.“This signing reaffirms our commitment to do even more,” said Mayor Brown. &ldqu...

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City of Buffalo Press Releases
Posted on: April 10, 2018

Public Meeting Announcement: Erie-Shelton Square Greenway Project, Thursday, April 19 at 5:30 pm

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April 10 – Mayor Byron W. Brown announced today that the City of Buffalo Department of Public Works, Parks & Streets, Empire State Development (ESD), and the Buffalo Urban Development Corporation (BUDC) will hold a public meeting at Erie Cou...

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City of Buffalo Press Releases
Posted on: April 7, 2018

Mayor Brown Encourages City Job Seekers To Attend On-site Hiring Event

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Mayor Byron W. Brown reached out today to city job seekers, inviting them to attend a large on-site hiring event.  On Wednesday, April 11th, from 5:00 – 8:00 PM, Mayor Brown, The City of Buffalo – in partnership with The Home ...

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City of Buffalo Press Releases
Posted on: April 5, 2018

Northland Workforce Training Center Project Reaches Construction Milestone Ahead of August Debut

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Buffalo, NY – Mayor Byron W. Brown was joined by Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul, and other elected officials today, to announce that the Northland Workforce Training Center has reached a key construction milestone with window installation unde...

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City of Buffalo Press Releases
Posted on: April 1, 2018

Mayor Brown Reminds Buffalo Residents The Deadline To Apply For The 2018 Firefighter Entry Exam

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April 1 - Mayor Byron W. Brown was joined by Fire Commissioner Vincent V. Muscarella and City Human Resources Commissioner Gladys Herndon-Hill today to remind Buffalo residents that the deadline to apply for the 2018 Buffalo Firefighter Entry Exam is only...

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City of Buffalo Press Releases
Posted on: March 26, 2018

Mayor Brown Recognizes Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul at Women's History Month Celebration

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 In recognition of Women’s History Month, Mayor Byron W. Brown honored Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul, as well as Broadcast Host, Author, Photographer and Award-winning Producer Jackie Albarella and the Radical Women’s Night...

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City of Buffalo Press Releases
Posted on: March 22, 2018

Mayor Brown, The WNY Peace Center, and New Yorkers Against Gun Violence Announce City of Buffalo WIl

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Buffalo, NY – Mayor Byron W. Brown, joined by the WNY Peace Center, and New Yorkers Against GunViolence, announced they will sponsor a “March for our Lives” rally in Niagara Square followed by amarch, on Saturday, March 24, 2...

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City of Buffalo Press Releases
Posted on: March 22, 2018

Mayor Brown Makes Special Meals on Wheels Delivery

Meals on Wheels

March 22 – Homebound senior citizens and disabled residents in got a welcome visit today when Buffalo Mayor Byron W. Brown dropped by to deliver meals. His participation was part of a week-long community celebration of the Meals on Wheels progra...

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City of Buffalo Press Releases
Posted on: March 19, 2018

Emily Pfalzer Day Declared as City Welcomes Home Buffalo's Olympic Hero

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March 19 – Prior to marching in the annual Buffalo St. Patrick’s Day Parade, Mayor Byron W. Brown today honored Emily Pfalzer, United States Olympian and champion hockey player, for her gold medal achievement by declaring March 18, 2018 as Emily Pfalzer D...

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City of Buffalo Press Releases
Posted on: March 15, 2018

Mayor Brown and Council Member Franczyk Celebrate The Beginning of The Easter Shopping Season

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Mayor Byron Brown and Fillmore District Council Member David Franczyk, joined by Father Mariusz Dymek, pastor of St. Stanislaus, Father Michael Czyzewski, pastor of Corpus Christi Church, other elected officials and members of the community, officially cu...

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City of Buffalo Press Releases
Posted on: March 11, 2018

Mayor Brown, South District Council Member Scanlon Celebrate St. Patrick's Day With Flag Raising

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Mayor Byron W. Brown and South District Council Member Christopher Scanlon, joined by members of the Saint Patrick’s Day Parade Committee, kicked off a week of St. Patrick’s Day festivities by hosting an Irish flag-raising ceremony at ...

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City of Buffalo Press Releases
Posted on: March 1, 2018

Mayor Brown Launches His Civic Innovation Challenge to Benefit Residents Using the Open Data Portal

Open Data Civic Innovation Challenge Press Conf

Buffalo, NY – Mayor Byron W. Brown today launched his inaugural Mayor’s Civic Innovation Challenge, powered by AT&T, seeking creative solutions that address social and civic issues impacting City of Buffalo residents. Competitors w...

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City of Buffalo Press Releases
Posted on: February 28, 2018

Mayor Brown Honors Eight During Black History Month Celebration

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February 28 – In celebration of Black History Month, Mayor Byron W. Brown today recognized members of our community for their achievements during the annual City Hall Black History Month program. This year’s award categories included: ...

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City of Buffalo Press Releases
Posted on: February 22, 2018

Mayor Brown Delivers His 12th State of The City Address

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Buffalo, NY – Mayor Byron W. Brown today delivered his 12th “State of the City” Address at the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center. Proclaiming ‘This is Our Time’, Mayor Brown, joined by business, civic and community leaders, outlined his plan to build on t...

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City of Buffalo Press Releases
Posted on: February 22, 2018

Mayor Brown Announced a Youth Job Fair to be Held at the Delavan Grider Community Center on Feb. 24

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Mayor Byron W. Brown joined with Otis T. Barker, Commissioner of Community Services & Recreational Programming, to announce a first-of-its-kind Youth Job Fair, which will take place on Saturday, February 24, 2018.  The job fair, which will in...

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City of Buffalo Press Releases
Posted on: February 6, 2018

Mayor Brown is Now Accepting Applications For His 2018 Summer Internship Program

Summer Youth Announcement

Buffalo, NY – Mayor Byron W. Brown, joined by Buffalo School Superintendent Dr. Kriner Cash, City Honors Principal Dr. William Kresse, and dozens of students at the City Honors School at Fosdick-Masten Park, announced that the application process for his ...

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City of Buffalo Press Releases
Posted on: February 5, 2018

Mayor Brown Swears in New Fire Recruits

Fire Recruits 2018

January 31 - Mayor Byron W. Brown was joined by Deputy Fire Commissioner Johnathan Eaton and the entire Buffalo Fire Department (BFD) Command Staff, at the swearing in ceremony of 66 new BFD firefighter recruits at The Bennett High School of Innovative Te...

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City of Buffalo Press Releases
Posted on: January 29, 2018

Mayor Brown Hosts an Award Ceremony For Buffalo's Sixth Class of 'Game Changers'

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January 29 – Mayor Byron W. Brown, joined by the City of Buffalo Department of Community Services, the Buffalo Police Department, the North East Basketball Club and Buffalo Police Athletic League of Buffalo (PAL), held a recognition cer...

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City of Buffalo Press Releases
Posted on: January 17, 2018

Mayor Brown Announces Appointment of Byron Lockwood as Interim Police Commissioner

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January 17 – Mayor Byron W. Brown announced today that he is appointing Byron C. Lockwood, the current Deputy Police Commissioner, to serve as the Interim Commissioner of the Buffalo Police Department.

Mayor Brown stated, “I am deeply appreciative of the t...

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City of Buffalo Press Releases
Posted on: January 9, 2018

Mayor Brown Announces New Appointments to Administration

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January 9 - Mayor Byron W. Brown today announced that the Buffalo Common Council has approved his appointments of Vincent Muscarella as Commissioner of the City of Buffalo Fire Department (BFD) and Otis T. Barker, Sr. as the Commissioner of the City of Bu...

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City of Buffalo Press Releases
Posted on: February 2, 2018

Mayor Brown Opens Cold Weather Warming Centers in the City of Buffalo

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Buffalo – Due to the extreme cold expected this weekend, Mayor Byron W. Brown today announced that 9 Senior and Community Centers will serve as warming centers on Friday, January 5, 2018 and Saturday, January 6, 2018. The warming centers will be...

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City of Buffalo Press Releases
Posted on: January 16, 2018

Buffalo New Year's Eve Ball Gets a Final Test Before Its Big Night

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BUFFALO, NY- This year will mark the 30th anniversary of the downtown “Buffalo Ball Drop & Fireworks”, to benefit the Police Athletic League (PAL) of Buffalo. Today Mayor Byron Brown, joined by other sponsors of the 30th annual “Buffalo Ball Drop &...

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City of Buffalo Press Releases
Posted on: January 1, 2018

Mayor Brown Presents Key to The City of Buffalo to the Commander and Crew of New USS Little Rock

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The USS Little Rock (LCS 9) Commissioning Committee also named Mayor Brown its Honorary Chairman, in recognition of the City’s support and assistance in bringing the history-making commissioning to Buffalo

December 8  – Mayor B...

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City of Buffalo Press Releases
Posted on: January 1, 2018

Winter Parking Rules On City Bus Routes are in Effect Beginning December 6, 2017 at 1:30 am

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December 5 - The City of Buffalo announced today that the enforcement of winter parking rules on city bus routes will begin December 6, 2017 at 1:30am.

Click here for a list of routes effected City of Buffalo Press Releases
Posted on: January 1, 2018

Ring in the New Year at First Night Buffalo

First Night 2017 Press Conference

Mayor Byron W. Brown today joined the Independent Health Foundation as they previewed First Night® Buffalo, the ultimate drug- and alcohol-free New Year’s Eve celebration. The event will be held from 5 to 10 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 31, at the...

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City of Buffalo Press Releases
Posted on: January 1, 2018

Mayor Brown Discusses Snow Removal Plan for 2017-2018 Winter Season

Snow Fleet 2017

December 5 - With the potential for heavy lake effect snow in Buffalo this week, Buffalo ‘snow fighters’ want city residents and business owners to know - they’re ready!  Mayor Byron W. Brown, joined by Department of...

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City of Buffalo Press Releases
Posted on: January 1, 2018

Buffalo's New Urban Lightscape Continues to Expand

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Mayor Brown joins one of Buffalo’s oldest parishes as it tests the new exterior lighting of the  St. Michael Church Bell Tower, located in the heart of Buffalo’s Theatre District

The new illumination will add to the pizzazz in ...

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City of Buffalo Press Releases
Posted on: January 1, 2018

Mayor Brown Joins With Buffalo Police Department and Buffalo Police Athletic League Officials to Ann

Game changers 2017

November 22 – Mayor Byron W. Brown today joined representatives of the Buffalo Police Department, the Buffalo Police Athletic League, the City of Buffalo Department of Community Services, the North East Basketball Club, and others to announce th...

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City of Buffalo Press Releases
Posted on: January 1, 2018

Mayor Encourages City of Buffalo Residents to Support Local Businesses on Small Business Saturday, N

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November 22 – Mayor Byron W. Brown today called on City of Buffalo residents to support local businesses when they head out to shop on Small Business Saturday, which is celebrated November 25, 2017.“Small businesses are the backbone of...

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City of Buffalo Press Releases
Posted on: January 1, 2018

Mayor Brown Joined With the Puerto Rico Hurricane Maria Relief Fund to Announce a New

November 17 – Mayor Byron W. Brown today joined with the Puerto Rico Hurricane Maria Relief Fund to announce a new donation effort. The just-launched ‘Local Efforts Supply Drive’ will assist families who have come to Buffalo ...

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City of Buffalo Press Releases
Posted on: January 1, 2018

Mayor Brown and the WNY Coalition for Homeless Announce Code Blue and More

Code Blue 2017

November 15 – Mayor Byron W. Brown and The Western New York Coalition for the Homeless’ Code Blue Collaborative (CBC) today announced the start of this year’s “Code Blue” and “Code Blue 32&rd...

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City of Buffalo Press Releases
Posted on: January 1, 2018

Mayor Brown, BUDC Kick Off 2017 Holiday Edition of Queen City Pop-Up

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November 8 – Mayor Byron W. Brown, Buffalo Urban Development Corporation (BUDC), Buffalo Place and Working for Downtown today kicked off the 2017 Holiday Edition of Queen City Pop-Up at 50 Fountain Plaza, Suite 110, located along the 500 block o...

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City of Buffalo Press Releases
Posted on: January 1, 2018

Mayor Brown and the University Heights Tool Library Sponsor Community Recycling Event

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November 6 – Mayor Byron W. Brown announced today that the City of Buffalo, the University Heights Tool Library along with other community groups will sponsor a Community Dare to Repair Café Event on Saturday, November 18th from 10:00...

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City of Buffalo Press Releases
Posted on: January 1, 2018

Mayor Brown Submits $22.8 Million City of Buffalo 2018 Capital Budget Proposal

Capital Budget 2017

November 1 – Mayor Byron W. Brown today filed his 2018 Proposed Capital Budget Plan which includes $22.8 million for new and ongoing projects to improve or replace City-owned buildings, with the goal of more efficient delivery of services, while...

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City of Buffalo Press Releases
Posted on: January 1, 2018

Mayor Brown Continues Neighborhood Traffic Calming Program with Pilot Phase of New Speed Hump Instal

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November 1 - Mayor Byron W. Brown, joined by University District Council Member Rasheed N.C. Wyatt and members of the Arden Newburgh Block Club, today announced continuing efforts of the Neighborhood Traffic Calming Program with the pilot phase installati...

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City of Buffalo Press Releases
Posted on: January 1, 2018

Mayor Brown Congratulates Permits and Inspection Services on Being an Exemplary Employer of People

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October 30 – Mayor Byron W. Brown today applauded the City of Buffalo Department of Permits and Inspection Services for receiving statewide recognition for its efforts to help people with disabilities become members of the City workforce. The aw...

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City of Buffalo Press Releases
Posted on: December 12, 2017

Mayor Brown Hosts Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration Ceremony

Mayor Brown Hosts Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration Ceremony

January 13 – The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration, Pledge to Service and Recognition Ceremony, is an annual event where Mayor Byron W. Brown and the City’s Division of Citizens Services recognizes groups and individuals fo...

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City of Buffalo Press Releases
Posted on: December 12, 2017

Mayor Brown Unveils Phase Two of the Buffalo Opportunity Agenda

January 11– Today Mayor Byron W. Brown announced the next phase of building a city of opportunity for all residents by launching the Buffalo Opportunity Agenda. This next phase focuses on improving conditions for minority and women owned busines...

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City of Buffalo Press Releases
Posted on: January 1, 2018

Mayor Brown, Erie County Executive Polancarz and the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo Mark N

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Buffalo, NY – Mayor Byron W. Brown joined with Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz and representatives of the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo to unveil new billboards to educate City of Buffalo and Erie County residents on lead-safe...

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City of Buffalo Press Releases
Posted on: January 1, 2018

Mayor Brown Celebrates a Record-Breaking Clean Sweep Season

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BUFFALO– Mayor Byron Brown and members of the City of Buffalo Division of Citizen Services Save Our Streets (SOS) Task Force completed the 2017 clean sweep season today by marking the city’s record-breaking 32nd clean sweep, the most &...

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City of Buffalo Press Releases
Posted on: January 1, 2018

Mayor Brown Announces the Start of Buffalo Leaf Recycling Program

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Buffalo – Mayor Byron Brown today announced that the City of Buffalo will collect bagged leaves and yard waste from now until December 1st. City residents can put their bagged leaves at the curb during this time period for composting.“...

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City of Buffalo Press Releases
Posted on: January 1, 2018

Mayor Brown, Buffalo Fire Celebrate Fire Prevention and Safety Month

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October is National Fire Prevention Month and firehouses throughout the city are hosting open houses to encourage increased fire safety and prevention in Buffalo‘Every Second Counts’ is this year’s Fire Prevention Theme

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City of Buffalo Press Releases
Posted on: January 1, 2018

As New Sabres Season Begins, Mayor Brown and North Buffalo Hockey Celebrate Major Upgrades at Lafaye

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October 7 – Youth hockey in Buffalo continues to grow strong in a city that’s ranked as one of the top Hockey Cities in the country. Today, Mayor Byron W. Brown joined dignitaries on the ice, including Delaware District Council Member ...

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City of Buffalo Press Releases
Posted on: January 1, 2018

Traffic Advisory From the City of Buffalo Parking Department in Advance of the Buffalo Sabres Season

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October 4 – As the Buffalo Sabres season opener gets underway on Thursday night, the City of Buffalo Parking Department offers the following suggestions for hockey fans who plan to attend the 7 pm game to ensure a friendly and efficient experien...

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City of Buffalo Press Releases
Posted on: January 1, 2018

Mayor Byron W. Brown And Buffalo Police Collaborate With Residents For 'Coffee With A Cop' Day

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Buffalo – Mayor Byron W. Brown and Buffalo Police kicked off ‘Coffee with a Cop’ day in the City of Buffalo today at the Tim Horton’s at Delaware and Linden. Coffee with a Cop is a national law enforcement program t...

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City of Buffalo Press Releases
Posted on: January 1, 2018

Mayor Brown, WNY Latino Leadership Continue To Raise Funds For Puerto Rico Hurricane Maria Relief

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October 3 – Financial donations for victims of Hurricane Maria continue to pour it at The Belle Center in Buffalo.Today, Mayor Byron W. Brown, joined by State Assembly Members Crystal Peoples-Stokes and Sean Ryan and members of the Hispanic Coun...

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City of Buffalo Press Releases
Posted on: December 14, 2017

Mayor Brown Announces Public Comment Period On City Of Buffalo's Proposed Open Data Program

January 10 2017 – Mayor Byron W. Brown today announced the opening of the 14-day public comment period on the City of Buffalo’s draft Open Data policy. The proposed policy will govern the City’s new Open Data program and guid...

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City of Buffalo Press Releases
Posted on: October 5, 2017

Mayor Brown Announces Curbside Recycling Milestone in Buffalo

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June 6 – As Mayor Byron W. Brown continues to market 34andMore, a citywide public awareness campaign aimed at further boosting Buffalo’s recycling rate, he announced today that city residents achieved their highest month of recycling in May. Last month, t...

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City of Buffalo Press Releases
Posted on: January 1, 2018

Mayor Brown, City of Buffalo and The Roebling Avenue Block Club Sponsor Community Recycling Event

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October 2 - Mayor Byron W. Brown announced today that the City of Buffalo will sponsor a Community Shredding and Recycling Event on Saturday, October 14th from 9:00AM – 12:00PM. The Roebling Avenue Block Club will host the event, located on the ...

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City of Buffalo Press Releases
Posted on: January 1, 2018

Donations for Maria Victims are Pouring in at Buffalo Drop-Off Sites

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September 29 – Mayor Brown stated, “The city of Buffalo is the proud home to a large and growing Puerto Rican community and this has been a difficult few weeks for many of our neighbors who have yet to hear from their loved ones in Pue...

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City of Buffalo Press Releases
Posted on: January 1, 2018

Mayor Brown Kicks Off Minority-And-Women-Owned Businesses (MBE/WBE) Week In Buffalo

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Mayor Byron W. Brown today kicked off and highlighted a week of activity focused on Minority-and- Women-owned businesses (MBE/WBE) in Buffalo by issuing a proclamation, declaring September 25-29, 2017 as MBE/WBE Week in the City of Buffalo, in support of ...

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City of Buffalo Press Releases
Posted on: January 1, 2018

Mayor Byron W. Brown and WNY Hispanic Leaders create “Puerto Rico Hurricane Maria Relief Fund”

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September 22, 2017 – On Wednesday, September 20, 2017, catastrophic, category 4 Hurricane Maria made direct impact across the entire island of Puerto Rico. It left the entire island without electricity and knocked down cell towers, stopping all communicat...

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City of Buffalo Press Releases
Posted on: November 22, 2016

Mayor Brown Hosts 16th Annual Reading Rules! Mayor's Summer Reading Challenge Celebration

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Buffalo, N.Y. – Mayor Byron W. Brown today celebrated the success of more than 2,000 local K-12 grade students who successfully completed the 16th Annual Mayor’s Reading Rules! Summer Reading Challenge.

Many of this summer’s Champion Readers and their fami...

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City of Buffalo Press Releases
Posted on: November 22, 2016

Mayor Brown and People Inc Break Ground For New Jefferson Ave. Apartments

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August 28 – Mayor Byron W. Brown and People Inc. broke ground for the new Jefferson Avenue Apartments today. Located at 1140 and 1166 Jefferson Avenue in Buffalo, the apartments will be a vibrant community with individuals of mixed incomes and t...

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City of Buffalo Press Releases
Posted on: November 22, 2016

Mayor Brown Announces Contract To Bring Movie Theater To Downtown Market Arcade Complex

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August 23 - Mayor Byron W. Brown today joined with The Benchmark Group to announce a long-term lease agreement has been reached to locate a state-of-the-art AMC Theatre in downtown Buffalo’s Market Arcade complex. The AMC Market Arcade 8 will be...

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City of Buffalo Press Releases
Posted on: September 22, 2017

Mayor Brown and The Colored Musicians Club Unveil Musical Lineup for CMC Jazz Festival Presented by

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Buffalo, New York –Mayor Byron W. Brown and musicians from the Colored Musicians Club today unveiled the main acts of the 2017 Colored Musicians Club Jazz Festival presented by M&T Bank. They outlined the six full days of the week-long festival, a cel...

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City of Buffalo Press Releases
Posted on: September 22, 2017

Lyft Driver Fair in Buffalo Tuesday, June 20

Buffalo, N.Y. – In recognition of World Refugee Day, Mayor Byron W. Brown will direct that the dome of City Hall be lit blue. World Refugee Day is internationally recognized and observed on June 20th across the globe. The June 20 observance date was estab...

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City of Buffalo Press Releases
Posted on: September 22, 2017

Mayor Brown Honors World Refugee Day With Lighting of the Dome at City Hall

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Buffalo, N.Y. – In recognition of World Refugee Day, Mayor Byron W. Brown will direct that the dome of City Hall be lit blue. World Refugee Day is internationally recognized and observed on June 20th across the globe. The June 20 observance date was estab...

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City of Buffalo Press Releases
Posted on: December 12, 2017

Mayor Brown Accepts Major Book Donation for 16th Annual Summer Reading Challenge

Mayor Brown Accepts Major Book Donation for 16th Annual Summer Reading Challenge

July 17, 2017 – Mayor Byron W. Brown today accepted 6,500 books, valued at $98,000, for distribution through the 16th Annual Mayor’s Reading Rules! Summer Reading Challenge. The books were donated to the program by The Teacher&rsqu...

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City of Buffalo Press Releases
Posted on: September 22, 2017

Mayor Brown, BUDC Kick Off 2017 Spring Edition of Queen City Pop-Up

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Buffalo – Today, Mayor Byron W. Brown, Buffalo Urban Development Corporation (BUDC), Buffalo Place and Working for Downtown kicked off the Queen City Pop-Up: 2017 Spring Edition at the Brisbane Building, located at 403 Main Street, across from Lafayette S...

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City of Buffalo Press Releases
Posted on: September 22, 2017

Mayor Brown, City of Buffalo Sponsor Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off Day

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June 29 – Today, Mayor Byron W. Brown announced that the City of Buffalo will sponsor a Household Hazardous Waste Day on Saturday, July 8th from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at BPS #69 Houghton Academy at 1725 Clinton Street, Buffalo, New York.

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City of Buffalo Press Releases
Posted on: September 22, 2017

Mayor Brown Accepts Ceremonial Check for City Recycling Education Fund

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Buffalo - Modern Disposal Services presented a ceremonial check to Mayor Byron W. Brown today in support of the City of Buffalo’s Recycling Education Fund, which is required as part of Modern’s recycling contract with the City of Buffalo.

“The City of Buff...

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City of Buffalo Press Releases
Posted on: September 22, 2017

Mayor Brown Announces Developer to Transform Former North Park Library into Italian Cultural Center

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July 12 - Mayor Byron W. Brown and Delaware District Council Member Joel Feroleto announced today that a team from Centro Culturale Italiano di Buffalo has been chosen to develop an Italian Cultural Center at the former North Park Library, located at the ...

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City of Buffalo Press Releases
Posted on: September 22, 2017

Mayor Brown Opens Temporary Police Substation at Canalside

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July 1 - In a continued effort to make destinations even safer this summer, Mayor Byron W. Brown and Council President Darius Pridgen, joined by Police Commissioner Daniel Derenda, DPW Commissioner Steve Stepniak, Erie Canal Harbor Development Corporation...

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City of Buffalo Press Releases
Posted on: July 12, 2017

Mayor Brown Kicks Off Outdoor Pool Season

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July 3 – Mayor Byron W. Brown and Niagara District Council Member David Rivera joined city families at Centennial Pool in LaSalle Park today to launch the 2017 City of Buffalo summer pool season.  To kick off the celebration, Mayor Brown invited ...

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City of Buffalo Press Releases
Posted on: September 22, 2017

Mayor Brown Gets Lyft to Work to Kick-off the Ride-Sharing Era in Buffalo

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June 29 – Mayor Byron W. Brown arrived at City Hall this morning with Lyft driver, Buffalo resident Barbra Dowell, behind the wheel, kicking off the era of ride-sharing in Buffalo.

The Mayor proactively pushed for expansion of ride-sharing beyond...

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City of Buffalo Press Releases
Posted on: October 3, 2017

Mayor Brown Announces Start of Architectural Restoration of the McKinley Monument in Niagara Square

June 12 – Mayor Byron W. Brown today announced the iconic McKinley Monument, located in the center of downtown Buffalo’s Niagara Square, is undergoing a nearly $647,000 architectural restoration. The restoration is being paid for with ...

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City of Buffalo Press Releases
Posted on: December 14, 2017

Mayor Brown and Common Council Host Signing Ceremony of City's New Unified Development Ordinance

Mayor Brown and Common Council Host Signing Ceremony of City's New Unified Development Ordinance

Buffalo, N.Y. – After 242 public meetings, Mayor Byron W. Brown and the Buffalo Common Council today hosted a special signing ceremony of the City of Buffalo’s new Unified Development Ordinance.  The “Green Code&...

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City of Buffalo Press Releases
Posted on: October 3, 2017

Mayor Brown, Juneteenth Festival Host Flag Raising Ceremony

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June 9 – In honor of the 42nd annual Juneteenth Festival in Buffalo, Mayor Byron Brown and members of the Juneteenth Festival committee raised the African Heritage Flag in Niagara Square. 

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City of Buffalo Press Releases
Posted on: October 3, 2017

Mayor Brown, BUDC Announce Community Workforce Agreement for Northland Workforce Training Center

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June 9 - Mayor Byron W. Brown, Chairman of the Buffalo Urban Development Corporation, is pleased to announce the signing of the Northland Project Labor Agreement (PLA) between the Buffalo Urban Development Corp. (BUDC) and the Buffalo Building and Constru...

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City of Buffalo Press Releases
Posted on: October 3, 2017

2017 Clean Sweep Initiative is Now Underway

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June 7 - Mayor Byron W. Brown and University District Council Member Rasheed N.C. Wyatt today announced the official start of the 2017 Clean Sweep initiative. Over the next six months, the Save Our Streets Task Force plans to conduct over 30 ‘Cl...

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City of Buffalo Press Releases
Posted on: October 3, 2017

Mayor Brown Announces Curbside Recycling Milestone in Buffalo

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June 6 – As Mayor Byron W. Brown continues to market 34andMore, a citywide public awareness campaign aimed at further boosting Buffalo’s recycling rate, he announced today that city residents achieved their highest month of recycling in May. Last month, t...

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City of Buffalo Press Releases
Posted on: September 18, 2017

Former Buffalo Public School 59 Redeveloped into Affordable Parkview Apartments

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July 13 - New York State Homes and Community Renewal (HCR), R+A+R Development and SA+A Development formally celebrated the opening of Parkview Apartments, an $8 million project that converted the vacant Public School 59 building in the East Side community...

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City of Buffalo Press Releases
Posted on: December 11, 2017

MAYOR BROWN JOINS THE WEAR ORANGE CAMPAIGN ON JUNE 2 FOR NATIONAL GUN VIOLENCE AWARENESS DAY

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June 2, 2017 – As part of his continued commitment to end gun violence in Buffalo and in cities across the country, Mayor Byron W. Brown issued a proclamation that declared June 2, 2017 as National Gun Violence Awareness Day in the City...

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City of Buffalo Press Releases
Posted on: December 11, 2017

Buffalo Brownfield Restoration Corp Saves Trico

Buffalo Brownfield Restoration Corp Saves Trico

May 31, 2017 – The “designated developer” has now become the “proud owner” of the iconic Trico Headquarter Building on Washington Street, the birthplace of the windshield wiper.  The Krog Group is...

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City of Buffalo Press Releases
Posted on: December 10, 2017

Mayor Brown Kicks Off 16th Annual Summer Reading Challenge

Mayor Brown Kicks Off 16th Annual Summer Reading Challenge

May 24 – In a continued effort to encourage students to keep reading throughout the summer months, Mayor Byron Brown, joined today by hundreds of students from Waterfront Elementary and Reading Rules partners, kicked-off the 16th annual Mayor Byron W. Bro...

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City of Buffalo Press Releases
Posted on: December 12, 2017

Mayor Brown Announces Final Stages of Martin Luther King Park Casino Upgrades

Mayor Brown Announces Final Stages of Martin Luther King Park Casino Upgrades

May 24 2017 – As part of National Public Works Week recognition in Buffalo, Mayor Byron W. Brown announced that the $2.6 million Martin Luther King, Jr. Park Casino upgrade is entering the final stages of completion. The project, which is being ...

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City of Buffalo Press Releases
Posted on: December 12, 2017

Mayor Brown Recognizes Randi Weingarten as he Concludes Woman's History Month

Mayor Brown Recognizes Randi Weingarten as he Concludes Woman's History Month

March 27, 2017 – Mayor Byron W. Brown today recognized the extraordinary accomplishments of Randi Weingarten, President, of the American Federation of Teachers, one of the nation’s largest labor unions, with over 1.6 million members, a...

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City of Buffalo Press Releases
Posted on: December 12, 2017

Mayor Brown Proclaims Today U.S. Conference Of Mayor’s National Day of Immigration Action in Buffalo

Mayor Brown Proclaims Today U.S. Conference Of Mayor’s National Day of Immigration Action in Buffalo

March 21 – Mayor Byron W. Brown today proclaimed March 21, 2017 U.S. Conference of Mayor’s National Day of Immigration in Buffalo.  The local proclamation is part of an effort by mayors across the country to call attention to ...

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City of Buffalo Press Releases
Posted on: December 12, 2017

Mayor Brown Announces Key Steps in Northland Corridor Project

Mayor Brown Announces Key Steps in Northland Corridor Project

March 9 2017 – With the start of construction just days away, Mayor Byron W. Brown today announced the next series of important steps in the transformative Northland Corridor Project on Buffalo’s East Side.   As part of Mayor ...

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City of Buffalo Press Releases
Posted on: December 12, 2017

Mayor Brown Marked The 100th Year Of The First Known Sale Of Girl Scout Cookies With Proclaimation

Mayor Brown Marked The 100th Year Of The First Known Sale Of Girl Scout Cookies With Proclamation

March 9, 2017 – As part of the 2017 Girl Scout Cookies program, Mayor Byron Brown, joined by the Girl Scouts of Western New York, today issued a proclamation, declaring Wednesday, March 8, 2017 as 100 years of Girl Scout Cookies Day in the City ...

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City of Buffalo Press Releases
Posted on: December 11, 2017

Mayor Brown Kicks Off 16th Annual Summer Reading Challenge

May 24 – In a continued effort to encourage students to keep reading throughout the summer months, Mayor Byron Brown, joined today by hundreds of students from Waterfront Elementary and Reading Rules partners, kicked-off the 16th annual Mayor Byron W. Bro...

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City of Buffalo Press Releases
Posted on: December 12, 2017

Mayor Brown Leads Black History Month 2017 Celebration

Mayor Brown Leads Black History Month 2017 Celebration

March 9, 2017 – Mayor Byron W. Brown today led a celebration of Black History Month during a noon time event in the lobby of City Hall. In his Mayoral Proclamation, the Mayor noted the theme of Black History Month 2017 is “Black Educat...

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City of Buffalo Press Releases
Posted on: December 29, 2017

Goodbye 2017! Buffalo Ball Drop Returns to Downtown for it's 30th Year

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December 20 - This year will mark the 30th anniversary of the Downtown New Year’s Eve “Buffalo Ball Drop and Fireworks” event, to benefit the Police Athletic League (PAL) of Buffalo. Today, Mayor Byron W. Brown invited city r...

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City of Buffalo Press Releases
Posted on: December 12, 2017

Mayor Brown Announces Launch of Citistat 2.0

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February 13 – Mayor Byron W. Brown kicked-off the City of Buffalo’s updated, CitiStat 2.0 initiative on Friday, February 10, 2017. The Mayor’s initial priority areas will be Public Safety, opportunity, economic devel...

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City of Buffalo Press Releases
Posted on: December 29, 2017

Mayor Brown, BPD Host First Holiday "Shop With A Cop" Event

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BUFFALO – Mayor Byron W. Brown and the Buffalo Police Department were pleased to celebrate thefirst annual BPD “Shop with a Cop” event, in partnership with the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus.Over 25 children were paired with ...

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City of Buffalo Press Releases
Posted on: December 12, 2017

Mayor Brown Proclaims January National Mentoring Month in the City of Buffalo

Mayor Brown Proclaims January National Mentoring Month in the City of Buffalo

January 24, 2017 – In recognition of National Mentoring Month in January, Mayor Byron W. Brown issued a proclamation declaring January as Mentoring Month in the City of Buffalo.  He also thanked approximately 80 City of Buffalo employee...

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City of Buffalo Press Releases

News Flash

Posted on: December 8, 2017

Fitch upgrades Buffalo's Bond Rating to "AA-"

Fitch Ratings has upgraded the City of Buffalo's bond rating to "AA-" in its latest rating report, the highest rating the city has received from the agency.

"We are thrilled to be in the 'Double A' category with Fitch," said Buffalo Com...

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Comptroller
Posted on: December 7, 2017

Schroeder Puts Financials in User-Friendly Format

Comptroller issues Popular Annual Financial Report.

In an effort to share Buffalo's financial information in a user-friendly format, Comptroller Mark J.F. Schroeder has issued the city's latest Popular Annual Financial Report (PDF).

"Every year we issu...

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Comptroller
Posted on: December 6, 2017

Schroeder Launches Open Book Buffalo

In an effort to make Buffalo's finances more transparent and accessible to the public, Buffalo Comptroller Mark Schroeder has launched Open Book Buffalo, an interactive tool on his website that allows citizens to see how the city is spending their tax dol...

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Comptroller
Posted on: December 5, 2017

National Grid Refunds Buffalo $1 Million

National Grid Refunds Buffalo $1 Million as a Result of Comptroller Schroeder's Street Light Audit

Additional refunds are expected from remaining claims spurred by audit.

The City of Buffalo has been refunded more than $1 million by National Grid as a resul...

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Comptroller
Posted on: December 4, 2017

Schroeder Unveils Watchdog Hotline

Citizens encouraged to report waste, fraud, and mismanagement in city government.

Buffalo Comptroller Mark J.F. Schroeder unveiled the Watchdog Hotline, a phone number and website dedicated to exposing waste, fraud, and mismanagement in city government.

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Comptroller
Posted on: December 3, 2017

Arbitration Panel Awards Buffalo $200,000

Arbitration Panel Awards Buffalo $200,000 as a Result of Schroeder's Audit of the Erie Basin Marina

Arbitrators confirm city ownership of floating docks.

An arbitration panel has awarded the City of Buffalo $198,144, plus 9% interest, as a result of Buffalo...

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Comptroller
Posted on: December 2, 2017

CPA Firm Gives Schroeder High Marks on Audit Process

Peer review audit says Schroeder's department consists of "experienced, competent, and qualified professionals".

Buffalo Comptroller Mark Schroeder hired a firm of certified public accountants to review his audit team, known as a peer review, whi...

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Comptroller
Posted on: December 1, 2017

Standard & Poor’s Upgrades Buffalo to “A+”

“A+” rating by Fitch and “A1” by Moody’s are maintained.

Citing recent economic development and “strong financial management,” Standard & Poor’s has upgraded the City of Bu...

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Comptroller

News Flash

Posted on: August 28, 2018

Buffalo Manufacturing Works to begin $33.5 million build-out at Northland

It's on to Phase Two of the state's sprawling Northland Corridor project.

With work nearly complete on the new Northland Workforce Training Center, the Buffalo Urban Development Corp. has approved a new $33.46 million construction contract to prepare the r...

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Northland Corridor Redevelopment Project
Posted on: August 23, 2018

First round of classes start soon at Northland Workforce Training Center

BUFFALO, N.Y. — A key piece of Governor Cuomo's Buffalo Billion plan is soon to open on Buffalo's East Side.

The Northland Workforce Training Center will begin classes on September 10. Faculty and staff will move in later this week.

The $...

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Northland Corridor Redevelopment Project
Posted on: June 20, 2018

Northland Workforce Training Center Pre-Enrollment Session

Mayor Byron W. Brown, NYS Assemblywoman Crystal Peoples-Stokes & NYS Senator Tim Kennedy invite you to a Northland Workforce Training Center Pre-Enrollment Session Wed, June 27th from 5:30pm – 7:30pm - Edward Saunders Community Center 2777 Bailey Avenue.

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Posted on: May 21, 2018

Brown promises a gleaming transformation of east-side neighborhood with Northland Training Center

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Revitalizing Northland Avenue on Buffalo's east side is something that Mayor Byron Brown has been wanting to do since he was a Common Council Member in the mid-1990s.When Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the state was looking to fund a manufacturing traini...

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Posted on: May 12, 2018

Learn about new Northland Workforce Training Center at May 21 event

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The public is invited to learn more about the Northland Workforce Training that's scheduled to open this August at an event on May 21 in the Delavan Grider Community Center, 877 E. Delavan Ave.

The event begins with a two-hour session from 4 to 6 p.m. for ...

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Full Article Northland Corridor Redevelopment Project
Posted on: April 28, 2018

Construction Watch: Workforce Training Center

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The Workforce Training Center is taking shape along Northland Avenue.  The Center will occupy a significant portion of the former Clearing Niagara factory at 683 Northland.Construction of this initial phase is scheduled to be completed this summe...

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Northland Corridor Redevelopment Project
Posted on: March 29, 2018

Gigi’s Soul Food Restaurant is Tapped for the Northland Corridor Redevelopment Project

GIGIS AT NORTHLAND

An iconic restaurant on the East Side of Buffalo is getting a new lease on life. Gigi’s Restaurant, which closed in 2015 due to a fire, has been selected as the preferred food service provider for the ambitious Northland Corridor Redevelopment P...

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Northland Corridor Redevelopment Project
Posted on: March 27, 2018

Buffalo's Northland Corridor receives another $4M in state funds

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The state has awarded another $4 million to the Buffalo Northland Corridor redevelopment project.The funds are part of more than $80 million awarded Monday to dozens of municipalities in the fifth round of the Restore New York Communities Initiative. Admi...

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Northland Corridor Redevelopment Project
Posted on: February 9, 2018

Schumer gets Northland Corridor Redevelopment Project design plan approved

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BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) - On Thursday Charles Schumer announced the approval of the Northland Corridor Redevelopment Project's design plan.Schumer says the approval of the design plan will allow the project to become eligible for an estimated $19 million his...

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Northland Corridor Redevelopment Project
Posted on: June 9, 2017

Mayor Brown, BUDC Announce Community Workforce Agreement for Northland Project

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June 9 - Mayor Byron W. Brown, Chairman of the Buffalo Urban Development Corporation, is pleased to announce the signing of the Northland Project Labor Agreement (PLA) between the Buffalo Urban Development Corp. (BUDC) and the Buffalo Building and Constru...

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Northland Corridor Redevelopment Project
Posted on: October 1, 2017

Mayor Brown Announces Start of Recruiting For The Northland Corridor Pre-Apprenticeship Program

Northland Workforce ReDev Center Rendering

October 1, 2017 – Mayor Byron W. Brown announced recruiting for the Northland Corridor Project Pre-Apprenticeship Program is underway. The first applications were made available Thursday evening, at the fourth in a series of Community Workforce ...

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Northland Corridor Redevelopment Project
Posted on: March 9, 2017

Mayor Brown Announces Key Steps in Northland Corridor Project

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March 9, 2017 – With the start of construction just days away, Mayor Byron W. Brown today announced the next series of important steps in the transformative Northland Corridor Project on Buffalo’s East Side.   As part of Mayor...

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Northland Corridor Redevelopment Project
Posted on: June 10, 2015

Northland Beltline Corridor Redevelopment Project

Northland Presser 2015

June 10, 2015 - Mayor Byron Brown was joined today by Buffalo Common Council President Darius Pridgen, Majority Leader Demone Smith and the Buffalo Urban Development Corporation (BUDC) to discuss the recent purchase of 777 Northland, a significant step fo...

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Northland Corridor Redevelopment Project
Posted on: September 1, 2017

$5.7 Million Streetscape Phase of the $70 Million Northland Corridor Project Begins

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September 1, 2017 – Mayor Byron W. Brown today announced that work is now underway on the $5.7 million streetscape phase of the $70 million Northland Corridor project. Crews began the complete transformation of Northland Avenue, between Grider S...

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Northland Corridor Redevelopment Project

News Flash

Posted on: December 27, 2017

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Posted on: December 27, 2017

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Posted on: December 27, 2017

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Posted on: December 27, 2017

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Posted on: August 4, 2017

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Posted on: August 4, 2017

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Posted on: July 16, 2018

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Posted on: June 18, 2018

Buffalo's PEG Channels Have Moved!

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You can find Buffalo's Public, Educational and Government (PEG) access stations on new channels.

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Posted on: June 11, 2018

City Infrastructure Improvement Season Begins!

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Mayor Brown kicked off the 2018 season of residential paving and sidewalk work citywide

View 2018 Tentative Paving Schedule here! What's Happening
Posted on: February 5, 2018

City of Buffalo 2018 Bulk Trash Schedule

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Each property is limited to a pile of trash that is 12 feet long, 3 feet wide, 3 feet high.

Click Here for 2018 Bulk Trash Schedule What's Happening
Posted on: February 22, 2018

Open Data Buffalo Is Here!

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Visit Open Data Buffalo and browse through public data we collect every day to learn about the City!

Visit Open Data Buffalo now! What's Happening
Posted on: December 27, 2017

Northland Corridor Redevelopment Project

Northland Corridor Redevelopment Updates

An east-side industrial park focused on high-growth manufacturing and energy sectors!

Click here for updates! What's Happening
Posted on: June 1, 2018

Mayor Brown Celebrates Another Fantastic Season of Food Truck Thursdays In Niagara Square

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Mayor Byron W. Brown is pleased to announce the start of another popular season of Food Truck Thursdays in Niagara Square. This year, 27 participating food trucks and stationary cart food vendors will take part in the program.

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