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Only on 2: Health, safety issues revealed at Towne Gardens


BUFFALO, NY - More problems have been found at a troubled Buffalo housing development, and all the issues have been revealed in a federal inspection report obtained exclusively by 2 On Your Side.

Last month, federal inspectors went to the Towne Gardens apartments on the East Side, after residents for months had reported deplorable conditions at the development.

Plus complaints have been made about lights in common spaces, like parking lots, not working, making residents uneasy.

"They don't feel comfortable, they don't feel safe with no lighting," Feaster said.

And, as recently as this past spring, mold was reported in some apartments. The problems have caught the eye of some federal lawmakers. U.S. Senator Charles Schumer has noted some residents have been forced to move out.

Two hurt in Buffalo shooting


BUFFALO, NY - Two people were hurt in an apparent shooting not far from downtown Buffalo Saturday night. It happened just after 8 p.m. near the corner of Hickory and South Division streets.

Our photographer at the scene saw two people being taken away by ambulance.

No word yet on the extent of their injuries.


Dog bites three people at Broadway Market


BUFFALO, NY - A dog vaccine clinic at the Broadway Market in Buffalo took a turn for the worse Saturday afternoon when a dog that was there attacked three people.

Two of those three people needed hospital treatment, one of whom was taken away in an ambulance.

The SPCA is often at the Broadway Market offering free parvovirus vaccines to dogs. They set up in the market's parking garage. On Saturday, one dog started chasing a second dog who had slipped out of its collar. The dog who was doing the chasing ended up biting people.

An SPCA dog handler was bit in the thigh and was taken away by ambulance. A second woman who was bit drove herself to the hospital.

Erie County SPCA Director Barbara Carr did not say what kind of dog it was, but she describes the dog's temperament as not particularly nice.

Buff City Hoops heads to Masten Park


BUFFALO, N.Y. - 370 players on 22 teams will be taking part in the first annual Buff City Hoops tournament Saturday in Masten Park. It's the second tournament there in two weeks after "Hoops for Peace" was held last weekend.

Organizers created it to fill the hole left behind when the Gus Macker moved out of Buffalo. The event is about more than just basketball. It also includes workshops on sportsmanship and violence prevention.

"Most of our kids, in fact the majority of our children are great kids who want to go to school, respect their community, respect their parents, ad play basketball. We do provide that opportunity for them so they don't have to sit around on street corners or empty basketball courts with no money, no funding, because of limited resources," said Erie County Legislator Betty Jean Grant.

Armed Services Committee Member to Address National Security at Daemen Lecture

Armed Services Committee Member to Address National Security at Daemen Lecture

Congressman Chris Gibson of New York, an Iraq War veteran and member of the House Armed Services Committee, will discuss the Middle East and other national security issues at the Daemen College Distinguished Leaders Lecture Series event at 4:30 p.m. Sept. 22 in the Wick Campus Center Alumni Lounge.

In his lecture, Gibson will address national security policy issues facing the U.S. Congress and the nation. The event is free and open to the public. Reservations are requested by emailing officeofthepresident@daemen.edu.

At age 17, Gibson enlisted in the New York National Guard and later earned an ROTC commission at Siena College. He went on to complete a 24-year Army career, rising to the rank of colonel and was deployed seven times, including four combat tours to Iraq, deployments to Kosovo and Haiti, and deployment to the U.S.-Mexico border region to participate in counterdrug operations.

No Frills Buffalo Publishing Company Releases Two New Books

No Frills Buffalo Publishing Company Releases Two New Books

 

No Frills Buffalo publishing company recently announced the release of two new books, “Ratsy,” written by Corky Robert and illustrated by Cory Jasper, and “Crows Nest: A Collection of Poems” by Jamestown resident Marc Savett.

Mary Queen of Angels School Achieves STREAM Academy Status

Mary Queen of Angels School Achieves STREAM Academy Status

 

Mary Queen of Angels Regional Catholic School in Cheektowaga is proud to announce that it has been designated as a STREAM Academy School by the Diocese of Buffalo. STREAM is an extension of the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) academic program, and includes emphasis on Religion and Arts.

“STREAM is not a new curriculum, but rather a creative framework for teaching a given concept across a variety of subjects integrating traditional textbooks with technology — iPads, SmartBoards and laptops — to access the internet to explore, process and learn,” said Mary Queen of Angels Principal MaryAlice Bagwell. “Students will have increased exposure to relevant, hands-on activities relating to a specific topic.”