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Posted on: September 15, 2021

Mayor Brown Announces Important Updates to Buffalo’s Response to the Covid-19 Emergency 09-15-21

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Buffalo, NY – Mayor Byron W. Brown today announced the Buffalo Police Athletic League’s NFL Flag Football season will kick-off this Saturday, September 18, and urged Buffalo youth to register by Friday, September 17 to get in the game. 

“PAL’s NFL Flag Football program is open to boys and girls, ages 8 to 14, and is a fun way to be physically active and learn more about the game through non-contact play,” Mayor Brown said. “There are only 100 slots available for this great, free program, so sign up today at

The six-week PAL flag football sessions will run from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Roosevelt Park, each Saturday from September 18 through October 23.

The PAL NFL Flag football program, supported by USA Football, gives girls and boys an opportunity to experience the game. Players benefit from the non-contact, physical workouts, while also learning the fundamentals of the game, and gaining teamwork and sportsmanship skills.

To register visit:


Bulk Trash Week Continues in the Lovejoy District

The City’s Late Summer/Fall Bulk Trash Collection continues through Saturday, September 18 in the Lovejoy District. Residents are asked to have their bulk trash items at the curb to make sure they don’t miss pick-ups.

Curbside bulk trash piles cannot exceed 12 ft. long, 3 ft. wide and 3 ft. high. Tires and Electronic trash, such as televisions and computers, are not allowed to be placed in bulk trash. Residents are also asked to follow all posted parking restrictions to give crews access to curbside bulk trash.

The remaining 2021 Late Summer/Fall Bulk Trash Schedule is:

South District – Week of Sept. 19 

Delaware District – Week of Sept. 26 

North District – Week of Oct. 3 

University District – Week of Oct. 1


BuffaloLIT to Mark World Lymphoma Awareness Day

At the direction of Mayor Brown, the Buffalo City Hall Dome and BuffaloLIT partners will light up in Red tonight to bring attention to World Lymphoma Awareness Day.

The annual observance is dedicated to raising awareness of lymphoma, an increasingly common form of cancer. It is a global initiative founded by International Lymphoma Coalition in 2004 to raise public awareness of all lymphoma subtypes in terms of symptom recognition, early diagnosis and treatment.

Around the world, more than 735,000 people are diagnosed with lymphoma every year.


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