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Forum discusses Buffalo Billion uses on East Side


BUFFALO, N.Y.-- Erie County Legislator Betty Jean Grant held an open forum Wednesday night at the Merriweather Library to discuss ways to use the Buffalo Billion funding on the city's east side.

Residents and leaders on the east side want to make sure the area isn't being overlooked by the state. Grant, who represents most of the east side on the county legislature, wants to make sure some of the money goes to neighborhoods in need of revitalization.

"The money was brought to Buffalo based on poor people. And when it's spent in downtown development, in the medical corridor, or in the waterfront, it's not reaching neighborhoods. So we're asking the mayor, the county executive, and the legislature, because I would put myself in the same equation, what can we do to see where the money should go before it's all spent? And how can we raise impact with the monies remaining? " Grant said during the meeting.

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Mary Queen of Angels School Turns to Community for ‘Wish List’ Assistance

Mary Queen of Angels School Turns to Community for ‘Wish List’ Assistance

 

On the heels of two generous donations from the community — a flat screen television from a local business and art supplies from a WNY resident — Mary Queen of Angels Regional Catholic School has created a “wish list” with the hope of obtaining more useful items for the school.

Compiled by teachers and staff at Cheektowaga’s only Catholic school, the list includes the following new or gently used items:

• Age-appropriate DVDs 

Spring Break Travel Tips for International Students

Spring Break Travel Tips for International Students

 

With spring break right around the corner, more than 1.5 million college students in the United States will flock to popular hot-spot destinations like Cancun, Montego Bay, Panama City and more. Among these traveling college students will certainly be international students, as there are currently more than 1.11 million attending college in the United States. In order to make spring break travel a smooth experience, it’s important for international students to keep certain requirements in mind. Here are some helpful tips to remember when leaving and returning to the U.S.:

Winter Market on Hertel Continues on March 7

Winter Market on Hertel Continues on March 7

 

The new Winter Market on Hertel, housed in The Pasta Peddler/Blackbird Sweets location at 1547 Hertel Ave. in Buffalo, continues from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 7. The market runs every Saturday through April 4, so you have just five opportunities left to visit!

In addition to The Pasta Peddler and Blackbird Sweets, vendors taking part in the market include Alpine Made/First Light Farm & Creamery, Biscotti for Everybotti, Chateau Buffalo, Fetch! Dog Treats, House of Olives, JJ’s Jams, Kelly’s Kandies, Sandy’s Dandies, White Cow Dairy, Wrafterbuilt Salvage & Reclaimed LLC and more! 

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The Resource Training Center Urges Celebrants to Drive Sober on St. Patrick’s Day

The Resource Training Center Urges Celebrants to Drive Sober on St. Patrick’s Day

 

St. Patrick's Day brings to mind shamrocks, leprechauns, pots of gold and good luck. But no amount of luck can save you from a drunk-driving crash. Unfortunately, March 17 has become a deadly day in the United States with a dramatic spike in drunk-driving fatalities, according to Monica Farrar, program director of The Resource Training Center in Amherst.

Developer sought for Central Terminal


BUFFALO, NY – Principals of the Central Terminal Restoration Corporation (CTRC) have quietly issued a request for proposals (RFP) to most members of the development community in Western New York over the course of the past week, the group's director tells us.

You can see a copy of the RFP for yourself on the CTRC's website.

They're hoping to create a mixed-use space with retail, office space and housing. The non-profit would like to keep the integrity of the concourse that would have town square atmosphere, like you might see in Europe. The project would also include an educational component highlighting the history of the Central Terminal building.

Two On Your Side's Andrea Marvin has more.


Buffalo man in critical condition after hit-and-run


BUFFALO, NY - A 22-year-old man who was walking on Winspear Avenue near Bailey Avenue Friday night around 7:30 p.m. was hit by a car driven by a 21-year-old Rochester woman, Buffalo Police are saying.

The victim is in critical condition at Erie County Medical Center

Police say the driver had left the scene but was eventually located and she is now cooperating with the investigation.

No charges have been filed at this time.