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  1. Cuomo proposes minimum wage hike at Buffalo appearanceRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | WNED

    Governor Cuomo launches his fight for a higher minimum wage while appearing at the Boys and Girls and Club on Bailey Avenue in Buffalo Tuesday. Speaking in a packed auditorium in the Boys and Girls and Club on Bailey Avenue near Genesee Street, Cuomo said thousands of people will benefit if the minimum wage is increased from the current $8.75 an hour to $10.50 an hour.

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  2. City officials review status of Buffalo street lightsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 26 | WNED

    The city pays the utility about $16 million a year to run the 32,000 street lights and that's based on a charge for a functioning light. Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown wants to save millions by using new technology bulbs but that's down the time line.

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  3. Is it time for school district takeover? Lawmakers weigh inRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 25 | WNED

    The Buffalo School Board meets in regular session Wednesday evening. The last meeting was filled with controversy and personal attacks against a deeply divided board.

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  4. Mayor adds more summer youth jobs to target at-risk studentsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 25 | WNED

    Buffalo has added more summer youth jobs to its paid-internship program. WBFO'S Eileen Buckley says even though it it is still winter, Mayor Byron Brown kicked off the annual Summer Youth Internship Program at Burgard Vocational High School to encourage students to begin applying for the May first deadline.

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  5. Buffalo celebrates a century of Black HistoryRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 24 | WNED

    A century of Black History was celebrated in the lobby of City Hall in Buffalo. WBFO'S Eileen Buckley says some of the oldest and youngest African-American contributors to the city were honored.

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  6. Effort launched to redevelop stretch of Seneca StreetRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 23 | WNED

    The first phase of a plan to redevelop a one-mile stretch of Seneca Street is being launched as local leaders aim to make the long-neglected commercial strip a "small downtown." Some University at Buffalo students will spend the next few months examining strategies to make the street near Cazenovia Park more pedestrian-friendly and attractive to businesses.

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  7. Brown delivers State of the CityRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 20 | WNED

    New initiatives for the coming year were unveiled Friday by Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown during his 10th State of the City Address. Speaking inside the Buffalo-Niagara Convention Center, to about 1200 invited guests, Brown said, the State of the City is strong, and continues growing stronger every day.

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  8. Theater Talk: Big Momma, Mothers and Sons, Mommy's Martini Hour all on stageRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 20 | WNED

    By coincidence, a number of theaters this weekend feature mothers and mother figures . Having Tyne Daly pass up the chance to spend a winter in Buffalo that opened the door for local talent Anne Hartley Pfohl to star in Terrence McNally's "Mothers and Sons" at the Alleyway Theatre.

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  9. Working to entice film & television productions to Queen CityRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 11 | WNED

    Buffalo Mayor Brown wants to enhance the city's effort in luring film, television and post-production to the Queen City. Mayor Brown appeared inside Shea's Performing Arts Center Wednesday morning to announce the city is putting out requests for proposals to hire a qualified consulting team to help grow that market.

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  10. Assemblyman Ryan urges solutions, not closures of failing schoolsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 11 | WNED

    The Buffalo School Board is expected to decide this week on final plans for four failing city schools. But earlier this week the board's majority aidd it will not act on the proposed plans for those schools unless it is able to negotiate a new contract with the Buffalo Teachers Federation.

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  11. Elmwood Avenue Bridge to be reconstructed; Scajaquada design still undecidedRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 10 | WNED

    The State Department of Transportation took opening bids for the re-construction of the Elmwood Avenue Bridge over the Scajaquada Expressway, on February 5. DOT Region 5 Director, Darrell Kaminski, says construction is expected to cost $11-million, and will begin this spring. The design of the Scajaquada corridor which runs under the bridge is still in progress, but Kaminski says it doesn't tie in.

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  12. City imposes e-cigarette restrictionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 4 | WNED

    "Vaping" is now banned in the same places tobacco smoking is banned in the City of Buffalo. The new law, passed by the Common Council on Tuesday, was quickly signed by Mayor Byron Brown.

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  13. Two victims seek papal investigation into past sexual abuseRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 27, 2015 | WNED

    Two Western New Yorkers are calling on Pope Francis to investigate their cases of sexual abuse against the Diocese of Buffalo. 25-year-old Vanessa DeRosa & 50-year-old Tino Flores described their allegations during a morning news conference in Amherst at the law firm of Hogan Willig.

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  14. Bennett High teacher says school gets 'a bum rap'Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 27, 2015 | WNED

    A ground swell of support is growing among groups and community members calling to keep failing city schools from closing. On Wednesday evening, a rally is expected outside the Buffalo School Board meeting where board members are scheduled to take a final vote on four failing schools.

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  15. Residents satisfied with a multi-use Main StreetRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 24, 2015 | WNED

    For those under the age of 30, cars driving on Main Street in Buffalo's downtown area is a foreign concept. That is, until now.

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  16. 600-block of Main Street re-opens to trafficRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 23, 2015 | WNED

    After three decades of rail-only access on Main Street in Buffalo, the first stretch of multi-use roadway is officially open Friday. The stretch between Tupper and Chippewa Streets was made accessible to cars, bikes and pedestrians, months after its expected opening.

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  17. Buffalo students inspired by Selma filmRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 23, 2015 | WNED

    About 140-Buffalo Public School students received a history lesson in civil rights outside their classrooms Thursday. WBFO'S Focus on Education reporter Eileen Buckley says students from six city schools the movie Selma at the Regal Theater on Elwmood Avenue in North Buffalo. 1 comment

  18. Stadium should remain in Orchard Park, supervisor arguesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 20, 2015 | WNED

    Tailgaters, taxpayers and many southtowns merchants could be the big losers if a new football stadium is built in downtown Buffalo, according to Orchard Park's top elected official. Supervisor Patrick Keem is pushing for a study that would assess the economic toll that a stadium relocation would have on his town.

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  19. MLK Scholarship event in Buffalo reflects on civil rightsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 19, 2015 | WNED

    Christian Education Scholarship Committee of New Hope Baptist Church presented the 25th Annual MLK Scholarship breakfast at the Convention Center. "Some people suggests that what's happening with young black men in in the streets of American is modern day lynching," stated Nicole Lee in a WBFO News interview.

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  20. Tablet maker Bak USA opens Buffalo operationRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 16, 2015 | WNED

    The windows on the fifth floor of the building on Michigan Avenue used to look out on the parking lot of Sheehan Hospital. Now, the windows are in a clean room of a tablet PC manufacturing firm, perhaps the only one in the U.S. The tablets are larger than many, although they have the look of typical hand-held units and operate on Android software.

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