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Prepare to be WOWed March 2!

Prepare to be WOWed March 2!

Western New York’s premier wine and food tasting event is moving. The 7th Annual Wines of the World (WOW), hosted by Rotary Club of Buffalo and the Buffalo Rotary Foundation, will be held on March 2 from 6 p.m.-9 p.m. in the elegantly restored Grande Ballroom at Statler City (107 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo). Tickets are $50 pre-sale/$60 at the event and can be purchased online at www.buffalorotary.org or by calling 716-854-3397. All proceeds will benefit local literacy programs and free valet parking will be available.

School Board to Consider Limiting Public Comment

BUFFALO, N.Y.- The Buffalo School board is considering making a change to its meeting policy that has some parents and others in the community upset.

School Board Member Ralph Hernandez says the school board administration has proposed some changes to the public comment portion of the school board meetings.

Wednesday evening, the board will discuss decreasing the number of speakers from thirty to twenty, and limiting each topic to five speakers.

There is currently already a three minute time limit in place, and anyone who wants a chance to address the board must sign up by calling the district office before noon on the Monday before the meeting.

Hernandez says the board's administration has suggested the changes, in part because of the past several meetings they've seen the same groups monopolizing the speakers segment.

Remembering Murdered Priests: 25 Years Later

BUFFALO, NY- This year marks 25 years since a crime that sent chills throughout Western New York. Father Joseph Bissonette and Monsignor David Herlihy were murdered within days of each other. This weekend, Western New York Catholics will be celebrating their lives. Now the detective who helped crack the case is sharing his story.

St. Matthew's is shuddered, lies dark and empty with shards of broken glass. St. Bartholomew's is also closed, and inhabited by a new congregation. Much has changed in the 25 years since the priests at those two East Side parishes were brutally murdered, but for retired Buffalo Police Det. Dan DiPirro who worked the cases, his memories couldn't be more fresh and alive. "We knew we had a serious problem on our hands."

Ash Wednesday Masses in Buffalo's Historic Polonia

Ash Wednesday Masses in Buffalo's Historic Polonia

Ash Wednesday is February 22nd.

Corpus Christi Church – 11:30am & 6:30pm
http://corpuschristibuffalo.org

Saint John Kanty – 9am & 5:30pm
http://stjohnkantychurchbuffalo.wordpress.com/

Saint Stanislaus – 11am & 7pm
http://ststanislauschurch.com

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Begin Lent at one of Broadway-Fillmore’s historic churches!

BPD Says Armed Suspect Shot and Wounded in Chase

Buffalo Police say a man was shot and wounded by a police officer Thursday night during a foot chase which started when he was spotted carrying an assault rifle.

21-year old Joseph Craig is listed in serious condition at ECMC. He faces a variety of charges including criminal weapon possession, drug possession, and menacing.

Spokesman Mike DeGeorge says it began around 9:30 PM when officers from the Housing Unit spotted two armed men on Moselle Street. DeGeorge says the officers started chasing Craig, and one of them fired his service weapon which struck Craig during the chase. Police say there was a struggle with Craig but the gun was recovered in the 200 block of Stevens Street.

Police are still searching for the second suspect who was thought to be carrying a handgun.

An investigation is underway into the shooting. DeGeorge says that is standard procedure whenever an officer fires his or her weapon.     

Buffalo Man Indicted on Murder Charges in NFTA Bus Driver Shooting

BUFFALO, NY-- A 24 year old Buffalo man has been indicted in the shooting death of an NFTA bus driver.

Brian Chapman, Jr. was shot while standing on his front porch on Guilford Street February 1, 2012.

Joshua Mitchell was arraigned on charges of murder in the second degree and weapons possession.

He faces 25 years to life in prison if convicted.

Video: Making Pierogi at Saint John Kanty Church Buffalo

Video: Making Pierogi at Saint John Kanty Church Buffalo

Each year the parishioners of Saint John Kanty Church get together before Lent and make pierogi to sell to the community and parish as a fundraiser for the church…last year they made 5000.  That’s a lot of pierogi!

On Tuesday, I stopped by the church and shot some video as they started preparing the pierogi.

Saint John Kanty is part Buffalo's abundance of classic European style Roman Catholic churches.  It is located in the heart of Buffalo's Polonia on Broadway.

At the core of this church are the great and wonderful people who work very hard to keep it alive.

Buy some pierogi from the experts and help support Saint John Kanty.

Find out more---> http://stjohnkantychurchbuffalo.wordpress.com/2012/01/23/lenten-pierogi-sale/