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Buffalo Police Investigate Early Morning Shooting


BUFFALO, N.Y. - Two men have died after being shot overnight in Buffalo.

Police say the shooting happened around 1:15 a.m. Sunday in the first block of Butler Avenue. That's not far from East Ferry and the 33.

Both victims were in their 20s. They were taken to Erie County Medical Center where they later died.

According to police, several men ran from the shooting scene as police were responding to the call.

No arrests have been made at this time as homicide detectives continue their investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call or text the confidential Tipcall line at (716) 847-2255.


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Advocates trying to stop synagogue demolition


BUFFALO, NY - Preservationists are rallying to try to save an old synagogue on Buffalo's East Side, but the city feels it must be torn down.

Some advocates say the Jefferson Avenue Shul, the oldest synagogue building in the city, should be protected as a recognized landmark. But city officials recently determined that falling bricks could present a hazard. There is now a demolition order on the building and barriers in place around the sidewalk entrance.

Still some feel the building has potential value. David Torke writes a historic preservation blog. He says, "The city is running out of historic buildings for people to come and re-develop. And this would be an excellent opportunity for the right person very soon."

Buffalo School 61 may be renamed for Arthur O. Eve


BUFFALO, NY - The Buffalo School Board is talking about naming a city school after a well known and influential retired politician.

This week in committee meetings, members discussed changing School 61 on Leroy Avenue on to the "Arthur O. Eve School 61."

Eve represented Buffalo in the state assembly for decades, serving as deputy assembly speaker before retiring in 2002.

He was the first African American to win a Buffalo Mayoral Democratic Primary, and was an observer and negotiator during the 1971 Attica Prison riot.


Celebrating Constitution Day and Citizenship Day in the United States

Celebrating Constitution Day and Citizenship Day in the United States

 

Each year in the United States we celebrate Constitution Day and Citizenship Day. This is a federal observance that recognizes the adoption of the United States Constitution and those who have become U.S. citizens. We celebrate each year on Sept. 17, as this was the day the Founding Fathers signed the Constitution in Philadelphia in 1787. 

The origin of this day is said to date back to 1911 when several Iowa schools first celebrated Constitution Day. Constitution Day received its first national recognition with help from a committee known as “The Sons of the American Revolution,” formed to promote the Constitution. The committee included well-known figures such as Calvin Coolidge, John D. Rockefeller and General John Pershing. 

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Daemen Veteran’s Center Named for Alumna, Long-Time Supporter

Daemen Veteran’s Center Named for Alumna, Long-Time Supporter

Daemen College’s newly refurbished Veteran’s Center, which provides a welcoming campus space devoted to students who have served in the military, has been named in honor of alumna Nancy Haberman Gacioch, a long-time supporter and friend of the college.

The 500-square-foot Nancy Haberman Gacioch Center for Veterans was officially dedicated at a Sept. 12 ribbon-cutting celebration attended by Daemen President Gary A. Olson, veterans and others from the college community. Bill Gacioch, who surprised his wife with the event, was also in attendance along with their three children and family friends at the dedication for the center.

 

DEC Beginning Air Quality Study Near Peace Bridge


BUFFALO, N.Y.- The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation is beginning a year-long study investigating the air quality of neighborhoods near the Peace Bridge.

On Monday, residents attended a community meeting to discuss the study, and found out they will be involved with collecting samples. The study will look at periods of high traffic congestion on the bridge, such as holidays and Bills and Sabres games.

Residents have long complained about the congestion, saying it creates high pollution levels and leads to cases of respiratory illness.

"We understand people are concerned, hopefully everything we and others do will improve the neighborhood and make it a better place to live," Randi Walker, a scientist with the DEC said Monday.

Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village Plans Spine-chilling October Events

Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village Plans Spine-chilling October Events

 

You know Halloween is right around the corner when events such as the Victorian Séance Series, Halloween Trick or Treat, and Tales of Terror on the Niagara Frontier start popping up on the schedule at Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village!