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Posted on: October 17, 2020

Mayor Brown Encourages Safe Celebrations This Halloween

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Buffalo, NY – Mayor Byron W. Brown is asking City of Buffalo residents to refrain from going door-to-door Trick-or-Treating or participating in large indoor gatherings this Halloween due to the ongoing COVID-19 emergency. According to the Centers for Dise...

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Posted on: November 13, 2020

Mayor Brown and The Code Blue Collaborative Launch This Year’s Code Blue And Code Blue 32

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BUFFALO, NY – Mayor Byron W. Brown, joined by members of the Western New York Coalition for the Homeless (WNYCFTH) Code Blue Collaborative, announced the start of this year’s “Code Blue”, “Code Blue 32” and daytime warming initiatives. This is the 11th ye...

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Posted on: November 14, 2020

City Of Buffalo’s Department Of Assessment & Taxation Changes To Phone Appointments

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In person appointments for the Department of Assessment & Taxation will no longer be available effective Monday, November 16th. 

Anyone needing services may call the office at 851-5733 and follow the queues to speak to the appropriate division...

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Posted on: November 19, 2020

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

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Buffalo, NY –Mayor Byron W. Brown continues to urge residents to protect themselves during the ongoing COVID-19 global health emergency in the wake of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s “Orange Zone” designation for the City of Buffalo and Erie County based on th...

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Posted on: July 17, 2020

Mayor Brown Announces Additional Funding for Homeless Support Services & Rapid Rehousing

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Buffalo, NY –Today, Mayor Byron W. Brown was joined by the Director of Fair Housing and Homeless Services for the Restoration Society, Jean Bennet; the Executive Director of the Homeless Alliance of Western New York, Dale Zuchlewski; and the Exe...

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Posted on: June 30, 2020

Mayor Brown Announces New Initiatives Aimed at Adjusting Fees Low Income Residents Face

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Buffalo, NY—Today, Mayor Byron W. Brown announced two new amnesty programs and a new way to assist low-income motorists facing traffic violation fees for City of Buffalo residents. The first amnesty program will waive any late fees for parking t...

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Posted on: June 18, 2020

Mayor Byron W. Brown Announces Important Updates to Buffalo’s Response to COVID-19, June 18

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Buffalo, NY – Mayor Byron W. Brown today welcomed the latest additions to the Buffalo Bills team during a virtual meeting this afternoon. Each year, Mayor Brown invites the rookies to his office at City Hall to welcome the players to the City, d...

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Posted on: June 16, 2020

Mayor Byron W. Brown Announces Important Updates to Buffalo’s Response to COVID-19, June 16

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Buffalo, NY – Mayor Byron W. Brown today called on residents to provide input on the revitalization of the iconic Broadway Market, a staple of the Broadway-Fillmore neighborhood. A virtual community engagement meeting is scheduled for 6pm on Tue...

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Posted on: June 15, 2020

Mayor Byron W. Brown Announces Important Updates to Buffalo’s Response to COVID-19, June 15

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Buffalo, NY – Mayor Byron W. Brown today announced that thirteen businesses have received approval under the City of Buffalo’s new Small Business Social Distancing Initiative, and more are expected to be approved in the coming days. Th...

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Posted on: June 9, 2020

Mayor Byron W. Brown Announces Important Updates to Buffalo’s Response to COVID-19, June 9

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Buffalo, NY – Mayor Byron W. Brown today warned residents of a 2020 Census scam that has been circulating around New York State. “2020 Census Invitation [YOUR RESPONSE IS REQUIRED BY LAW]” is the subject line on the email. Th...

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Posted on: June 8, 2020

Mayor Byron W. Brown Announces Important Updates to Buffalo’s Response to COVID-19, June 8

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Buffalo, NY – Mayor Byron W. Brown today announced the launch of the “Reopen Buffalo Bulletin,” an online newsletter for small businesses to help assist them in economic recovery. The newsletter contains links to several onli...

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Posted on: June 4, 2020

Mayor Byron W. Brown Announces Important Updates to Buffalo’s Response to COVID-19, June 4

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Buffalo, NY – Mayor Brown reminds residents that tonight’s curfew begins at 8 PM and will last through 5 AM tomorrow. The curfew order will remain in effect every night until 5 AM, Monday, June 8th. Residents traveling to and from work...

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Posted on: June 1, 2020

Mayor Byron W. Brown Announces Important Updates to Buffalo’s Response to COVID-19, June 1

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Buffalo, NY – Mayor Byron W. Brown today announced that small businesses Citywide can begin submitting plans for public open space use to ensure safe physical distancing to protect patrons and employees during the COVID-19 outbreak. Members of t...

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Posted on: May 28, 2020

Mayor Brown Announces Members of Small Business Social Distancing Initiative Working Group

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Mayor Byron Brown today announced the members of the City of Buffalo’s Small Business Social Distancing Initiative Working Group which will be comprised of private sector experts and City of Buffalo officials. The group’s first priorit...

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Posted on: May 28, 2020

Mayor Byron W. Brown Announces Important Updates to Buffalo’s Response to COVID-19, May 28

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Buffalo, NY – Mayor Byron W. Brown today unveiled new signage renaming the portion of West Genesee Street honoring the late businessman and Downtown Buffalo Developer Mark Croce. Mayor Brown, joined by Buffalo Common Council President Darius Pri...

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Posted on: May 27, 2020

Mayor Brown, Councilmember Feroleto Announce Guidelines For Business Social Distancing Initiatives

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Mayor Byron W. Brown has formed a working group, chaired by Councilmember Joel Feroleto, of key stakeholders who expressed an interest in this issue, as well as designees from pertinent City departments to plan how the City can facilitate the use of publi...

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Posted on: May 23, 2020

Mayor Brown Launches "Reopen Buffalo"

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Buffalo, NY – Mayor Byron W. Brown today launched a new online resource for small businesses as the Western New York economy begins the reactivation process of Phase One. During this difficult time, communication with small businesses i...

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Posted on: May 22, 2020

Mayor Byron W. Brown Announces Important Updates to Buffalo’s Response to COVID-19, May 22

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Mayor Byron Brown today unveiled the City of Buffalo’s Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) plan to help address homelessness and other housing issues that have arisen as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The $4.2 million in additional funding that ...

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Posted on: May 21, 2020

Mayor Byron W. Brown Announces Important Updates to Buffalo’s Response to COVID-19, May 21

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Mayor Byron Brown today unveiled the City of Buffalo’s Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) plan to help address homelessness and other housing issues that have arisen as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The $4.2 million in additional funding that ...

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Posted on: May 20, 2020

Mayor Byron W. Brown Announces Important Updates to Buffalo’s Response to COVID-19, May 20

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Buffalo, NY – Mayor Byron W. Brown today distributed protective masks at Evergreen Health’s new COVID-19 testing site, located at 3297 Bailey Avenue in one of the neighborhoods where high numbers of positive cases of COVID-19 have been...

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Posted on: May 19, 2020

Mayor Byron W. Brown Announces Important Updates to Buffalo’s Response to COVID-19, May 19

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Buffalo, NY – Mayor Byron W. Brown today distributed hundreds of masks to seniors at the Msgr. Geary Apartments, a Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority (BMHA) senior community located at 1250 Bailey Avenue. The masks were part of donations made e...

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Posted on: May 18, 2020

Mayor Byron W. Brown Announces Important Updates to Buffalo’s Response to COVID-19, May 18

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Buffalo, NY – Mayor Byron W. Brown today announced that more than 250 City of Buffalo employees will be trained in contact tracing, the final and critical metric needed by New York  State to approve the gradual reopening of Western &...

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Posted on: May 15, 2020

Mayor Byron W. Brown Announces Important Updates to Buffalo’s Response to COVID-19, May 15

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Buffalo, NY – Mayor Byron W.  Brown today announced that he has extended the State of Emergency Declaration for    the City of Buffalo to June 15th as local government continues responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. The...

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Posted on: May 14, 2020

Mayor Byron W. Brown Announces Important Updates to Buffalo’s Response to COVID-19, May 14

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Buffalo, NY – Mayor Byron W. Brown today continued urging federal lawmakers to pass legislation that will provide federal disaster relief to state and local governments grappling with lost revenues as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The HEROE...

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Posted on: May 13, 2020

Mayor Byron W. Brown Announces Important Updates to Buffalo’s Response to COVID-19, May 13

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Buffalo, NY – Mayor Byron W. Brown today announced the launch of a new map designed to help residents locate their nearest COVID-19 testing site. The map, which can be found at covid19.buffalony.gov, contains a complete list of all COVID-19 test...

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Posted on: May 12, 2020

Mayor Byron W. Brown Announces Important Updates to Buffalo’s Response to COVID-19, May 12

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Buffalo, NY – Mayor Byron W. Brown today announced the launch of a new map designed to help residents locate their nearest COVID-19 testing site. The map, which can be found at covid19.buffalony.gov, contains a complete list of all COVID-19 test...

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Posted on: May 11, 2020

Mayor Byron W. Brown Announces Important Updates to Buffalo’s Response to COVID-19, May 11

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Buffalo, NY – Mayor Byron W. Brown today announced that City of Buffalo residents exceeded the 45% goal he set for last weekend’s 2020 Census response challenge. As of Monday, May 11th, the City of Buffalo’s response rate was...

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Posted on: May 8, 2020

Mayor Byron W. Brown Announces Important Updates to Buffalo’s Response to COVID-19, May 8

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Buffalo, NY – Mayor Byron W. Brown today renewed his call on residents to stay the course and continue to obey guidelines as local, state and national levels of government continue to respond to the COVID-19 emergency. On Thursday, Governor...

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Posted on: May 7, 2020

Mayor Byron W. Brown Announces Important Updates to Buffalo’s Response to COVID-19, May 7

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Buffalo, NY – Mayor Byron W. Brown thanked Dave Gordon of Dave’s Christmas Wonderland stores for donating 10,000 masks to protect vulnerable residents during the COVID-19 emergency. The masks will be distributed to residents in need by...

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Posted on: May 6, 2020

Mayor Brown Announces New Grant Program to Help The Community Combat COVID-19

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Buffalo, NY – Mayor Byron W. Brown today announced a new Love Your Block Grant Program aimed at supporting community efforts to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the City of Buffalo. The Love Your Block Community Response Fund, powered by Cities...

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Posted on: May 6, 2020

Mayor Byron W. Brown Announces Important Updates to Buffalo’s Response to COVID-19, May 6

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Buffalo, NY – Mayor Byron W. Brown today honored nurses for their extraordinary work and the heroic efforts they have made helping our community overcome the COVID-19 pandemic. Mayor Brown will lead a convoy of Buffalo Police and Fire Department...

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Posted on: May 5, 2020

Mayor Byron W. Brown Announces Important Updates to Buffalo’s Response to COVID-19, May 5

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Buffalo, NY – Mayor Byron W. Brown today announced the debut of “City of Buffalo Behind the Scenes Uncut Videos,” a collection of videos shot by City employees on their cellphones, providing residents with tips and insight on...

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Posted on: May 1, 2020

Mayor Byron W. Brown Announces Important Updates to Buffalo’s Response to COVID-19, May 4

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Buffalo, NY – Mayor Byron W. Brown today renewed his call for residents to obey Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Executive Order to maintain a safe physical distance and wear face coverings when in public spaces where physical distancing is not...

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Posted on: April 30, 2020

Mayor Byron W. Brown Announces Important Updates to Buffalo’s Response to COVID-19, April 30

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Buffalo, NY – Mayor Byron W. Brown today thanked Mask Up Buffalo for donating hundreds of handmade masks to senior citizens at Senior Centers across the City of Buffalo. Mask Up Buffalo was started by the Ashland Avenue Block Club, which worked ...

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Posted on: April 29, 2020

Mayor Byron W. Brown Announces Important Updates to Buffalo’s Response to COVID-19, April 29

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Buffalo, NY – Mayor Byron W. Brown today thanked Kaleida Health for expanding hours at its testing site at Leroy Coles Library, located at 1187 East Delavan Avenue. The site is now open Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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Posted on: April 28, 2020

Mayor Byron W. Brown Announces Important Updates to Buffalo’s Response to COVID-19, April 28

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Buffalo, NY – Mayor Byron W. Brown today thanked BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York for providing healthy snacks—prepared by Buffalo Strive and Jake’s Café—to members of the Police Department this m...

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Posted on: April 27, 2020

Mayor Byron W. Brown Announces Important Updates to Buffalo’s Response to COVID-19, April 27

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Buffalo, NY – Mayor Byron W. Brown today announced the launch of covid19.buffalony.gov, a new website that will serve as a COVID-19 resource and information hub for City of Buffalo residents. The new website is a one-stop destination, designed t...

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Posted on: April 25, 2020

Mayor Byron W. Brown Encourages Responsible Outdoor Recreation

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Buffalo, NY - Today, Mayor Byron W. Brown unveiled the City of Buffalo’s Division of Recreation and Park’s “Walking Parks and Trails” guide which provides maps of 25 different walking, jogging and cycling paths resi...

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Posted on: April 24, 2020

Mayor Byron W. Brown Announces Important Updates to Buffalo’s Response to COVID-19, April 24

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Buffalo, NY – Mayor Byron W. Brown today thanked Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz for working with Kaleida Health to expand its laboratory testing capability for COVID-19 by adding a clinic on the East Side of Buffalo. The new testing site, ...

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Posted on: April 23, 2020

Mayor Byron W. Brown Announces Important Updates to Buffalo’s Response to COVID-19, April 23

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Buffalo, NY – Mayor Byron W. Brown has set a goal to reduce the City Hall carbon footprint by 40% in 2020. His 20+20=40 plan will include more flexible scheduling and a percentage of staff working from home. The 20+20= 40 plan to reduce our carb...

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Posted on: April 22, 2020

Mayor Byron W. Brown Announces Important Updates to Buffalo’s Response to COVID-19, April 22

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Buffalo, NY – Today, Mayor Byron Brown has set a goal to reduce the City Hall carbon footprint by 40% in 2020. His 20+20=40 plan will include more flexible scheduling and a percentage of staff working from home. The 20+20= 40 plan to reduce our ...

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Posted on: April 21, 2020

Mayor Byron W. Brown Announces Important Updates to Buffalo’s Response to COVID-19, April 21

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Buffalo, NY – Today, Mayor Byron W. Brown spoke with Western New York Labor Leaders regarding the need to have a unified voice and mutually support efforts aimed at improving the economic outlook for working families. The Mayor also outlined act...

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Posted on: April 20, 2020

Mayor Byron W. Brown Announces Important Updates to Buffalo’s Response to COVID-19, April 20

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Buffalo, NY –Today, Mayor Byron W. Brown provided lunch to health care professionals at ECMC to express his appreciation for their hard work during the ongoing COVID-19 emergency.  Mayor Brown thanked them for providing excellent care t...

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Posted on: April 17, 2020

Mayor Byron W. Brown Announces Important Updates to Buffalo’s Response to COVID-19, April 17

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Buffalo, NY – Today, Mayor Byron W. Brown continued to emphasize the importance of complying with Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Executive Order to wear masks or face coverings when in public spaces where physical distancing is not possible. ...

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Posted on: April 16, 2020

Mayor Byron W. Brown Announces Important Updates to Buffalo’s Response to COVID-19, April 16

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Buffalo, NY – Today, Mayor Byron W. Brown called on residents to wear masks or face coverings to comply with Governor Cuomo’s Executive Order, which goes into effect Friday, April 17, 2020 at 8pm. All residents ages 2-years-old and up ...

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Posted on: April 9, 2020

Mayor Byron W. Brown Announces Important Updates to Buffalo’s Response to COVID-19, April 9

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Buffalo, NY – Today, Mayor Byron W. Brown reminded residents that the Spring Bulk Trash Pickup, which was set to begin last week, remains postponed. An updated schedule will be issued once the COVID-19 emergency is over.

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Posted on: April 8, 2020

Mayor Byron W. Brown Announces Important Updates to Buffalo’s Response to COVID-19, April 8

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Buffalo, NY – Today,  Mayor Byron W.  Brown thanked Buffalo Sewer Authority employees for treating billions of gallons of water for drinking, cooking, cleaning, health care, business use and recreation. On April 8, 1935, the pu...

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Posted on: April 2, 2020

Mayor Byron W. Brown Announces Important Updates to Buffalo’s Response to COVID-19, April 2

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Buffalo, NY - Mayor Byron W. Brown and the City of Buffalo continue to work to ensure public safety, prioritize the health and welfare of residents and visitors, and reduce circles of exposure to COVID-19 in our community. 

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