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Posted on: May 24, 2021

Mayor Brown Announces Important Updates to Buffalo’s Response to the Covid-19 Emergency 05-24-21

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Buffalo, NY – Mayor Byron W. Brown today reminded Buffalo residents that New York State’s “Vax & Scratch’ vaccination initiative is taking place through Friday, May 28. As Gov. Cuomo announced during a stop in Buffalo last week, the week- long program will provide free $20 NYS Lottery scratch-off tickets to those getting free COVID-19 shots at state mass vaccination sites.

“This creative effort will move us closer to our goal of getting as many people as possible vaccinated and getting back to our normal lives. This is a great incentive to go and get your vaccination, and help New York and Buffalo out of this pandemic and into a better brighter future,” Mayor Brown said.

The scratch-off tickets offer persons age 18 and up a 1 in 9 chance of winning a prize, and a shot at the $5 million grand prize.

The lottery ticket vaccination incentive program got underway today at the state’s 10 mass vaccination sites, including the site on the University at Buffalo South Campus, and runs through Friday. The Buffalo site is open from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Spring Bulk Trash Collection in the South District Runs through Saturday, May 29

South District residents are reminded to follow all posted parking restrictions to make way for bulk trash collection through Saturday, May 29.

Residents are asked to have all their bulk trash items so it’s ready for pick up. Bulk trash collection will take place every day this week, not just on regular garbage and recycling days.

In addition to following rules on what can be put in bulk trash, residents are reminded that ALL posted parking restrictions will be enforced to make way for trash collection.

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.

 

Slow Roll Buffalo Tonight

Tonight’s Slow Roll Buffalo Ride will start and end at the Central Park Grill, at 2519 Main St. Motorists are asked to stay alert for cyclists on several major streets between 6:30 and 8 p.m.

The 10-mile route will take the riders through the Central Park, Parkside, Hamlin Park, MLK Park and Elmwood neighborhoods. Cyclists will ride along Main, Parkside, Grider, Jefferson, Amherst, Ferry and Delaware.


Get In the Indoor Swim!

The Cazenovia-Connors, Kait, Harrity Memorial Pool and Lovejoy pools are now open for lap swimming. 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.


Improve Broadband and Internet Access in the City of Buffalo, Take the Survey!

The Buffalo Urban Renewal Agency is urging residents and business to take the quick, online Broadband and Internet Access and Adoption Survey to help improve citywide access to affordable, reliable connectivity.

The survey is part of a larger study on broadband and internet infrastructure, access, and adoption in the City. The survey can be accessed at www.buffalobroadband.com.


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