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Groups will restore historic Sattler Theater

BUFFALO, NY - A historic Buffalo theater is about to get a much-needed makeover. Ellicott Development announced on Thursday that it will restore the 100-year-old Sattler Theater on Broadway near Jefferson in partnership with the group Western New York Minority Media Professionals.

It's one of just 23 historic African-American theaters left in the country out of 2,500 that were designated that way. The hope is that the restoration will be the first of many projects in the neighborhood.

"People will see that things are starting to happen here again," said Dwayne Kelly of WNY Minority Media Professionals. "We hope that this will be the center of a new and vibrant community. I mean, we're in sight of the medical campus here. So I think we have to make sure that this neighborhood has something to offer to all of the residents."

Berardi Immigration Law’s First Quarter Border Activity

Berardi Immigration Law’s First Quarter Border Activity


Berardi Immigration Law has had a busy first quarter at the U.S.-Canadian border. Since early January, we have appeared on behalf of at least 40 clients on 18 separate days at the Peace Bridge. Some of these appearances were entered on behalf of other attorneys, but most represent clients whose cases our office fully drafted and prepared. A sample of some of our interesting cases include:

Catholic Charities Appeal Week 2015 Opens with $7.43 Million Raised Toward $10.9 Million Goal

Catholic Charities Appeal Week 2015 Opens with $7.43 Million Raised  Toward $10.9 Million Goal

The Most Reverend Richard J. Malone, bishop of the Diocese of Buffalo, announced Tuesday, March 24, Catholic Charities’ 91st annual Appeal has raised $7,432,587.16 to date, representing 68 percent of the $10.9 million goal. The total includes monies collected and reported by parish volunteers during the opening weekend (March 21-22) of Appeal Week 2015, the period which marks the strongest push for parish donations.

The total reported is more than $500,000 short of where Catholic Charities’ officials and the Appeal leadership team hoped to be after the first Sunday.

Funds raised for Appeal 2015 support Catholic Charities’ 70 programs and services offered across 61 sites throughout the eight counties of Western New York, and the Bishop’s Fund for the Faith, which supports related ministries of the Diocese of Buffalo.

Buffalo Mass Mob comes to Blessed Trinity Church

BUFFALO, NY - Buffalo's Catholic community gathered Sunday morning to continue an event that's aimed at saving some of our area's historic churches.

The ninth Buffalo Mass Mob was held at Blessed Trinity Church on Leroy Avenue.

The idea behind the mob is to bring attention to some of Buffalo's most beautiful and historic churches that may need a little boost. The churches for each event are selected by the public through on-line voting.

The next Mass Mob will be held at the Saint Louis Church, but it will also benefit Saint Ann's Church, which is currently closed.

Students create a 'Messfest' at Museum of Science

BUFFALO, NY – "Messfest" came to the Buffalo Museum of Science on Sunday. Local kids got a chance to learn about science through messy experiments and demonstrations, including homemade slime.

Photojournalist Franco Ardito was there and managed to keep his lens clean enough to shares the event with us "in their own words."

Man shot on Goodyear Avenue in Buffalo

BUFFALO, NY - Buffalo Police are looking for the suspect behind an early morning shooting that left a man with serious injuries.

It happened just before 7 a.m. on Goodyear Avenue. Darnell Gamblin, 35, of Buffalo was taken to Erie County Medical Center.

On Sunday afternoon, Buffalo Police told us his condition was listed as good.

Anyone with information is asked to call or text the Confidential Tipcall Line at 847-2255.

Buffalo Police seek suspect in Floss Ave. shooting

BUFFALO, NY - A male victim who was shot at about 6 p.m. Friday ended up on Floss Avenue, between Lang and East Delavan, before help arrived, Buffalo Police are saying.

Damari Phillips, 18, of Buffalo, was taken to Erie County Medical Center with injuries that are described as non-life-threatening. On Sunday, police said he was listed in stable condition at ECMC.

Police did not say where the man was shot before making his way to the 100 block of Floss.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call or text the Confidential Tipcall Line at (716) 847-2255.