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The Bristol Home Drives Away with All-New Ford Friendship Express Vehicle

The Bristol Home Drives Away with All-New Ford Friendship Express Vehicle

BUFFALO, N.Y. – Thanks to nearly 1,900 total votes generated by attendees of the 2012 Buffalo Auto Show and wnyford.com, The Bristol Home is the third Western New York nonprofit selected to ‘drive away’ in an all-new Ford Friendship Express vehicle this year.

During the Buffalo Auto Show, the Western New York Ford Dealers announced “Ford Friendship: Friendly Vote Van Giveaway,” a new promotion that encouraged the public to vote for a nonprofit organization to receive an all-new Ford vehicle. Attendees were given three choices – The Bristol Home, Joan A. Male Family Support Center, and Olmsted Center for Sight.

Carter Gets 1,000, City Honors Beats Arts 58-49

BUFFALO, N.Y.-It was senior night at City Honors Tuesday night and no one had a bigger night than senior Jamaal Carter. He reached the one thousand point mark for his high school career as the Centaurs beat Performing Arts 58-49.

Carter, # 12 got off to a slow start missing his first six shots but he heated rapidly and reached the milestone with 1:17 remaining in the second quarter. Point number one thousand came from the free throw line. Carter finished with 18 points on the night. Head coach John Kudla told Two On Your Side's Stu Boyar "Jamaal's been with me since the ninth grade. He works really hard in practice and has become a great leader for us this season as we have a very young team this year." Case in point, # 10 Howard Washington is an eighth grader who was the second leading scorer for the Centaurs with 10 points.

Grisanti Denies Being Aggressor

NIAGARA FALLS, NY - A couple tells Niagara Falls police that NYS Senator Mark Grisanti became aggressive toward them, after an altercation inside the Seneca Niagara Casino had been quelled late Friday.

Grisanti denied this on Monday, sticking to the account he gave reporters at his home on Saturday.

"What I said when I had everyone over to my house that was the truth," Grisanti told Two On Your Side's Scott Brown, outside of a legislative hearing being held in Albany.

What is Occupy? OWS Visits Buffalo

What is Occupy? OWS Visits Buffalo

"There need be no blood-shed or violence, and there shall be none unless it be forced upon the national authority. The power confided to me will be used to hold, occupy, and possess the property and places belonging to the government, and to collect the duties and imposts; but beyond what may be necessary for these objects, there will be no invasion, no using of force against or among the people anywhere." 

- Abraham Lincoln Inaugural Address 1861, prior to The Civil War.

February 2012: Occupy Wall Street NYC visits Occupy Buffalo. The following interviews educate one on "What is Occupy?" from various perspectives of four people continuously active within "Occupy."  Through their experience, education, and advocacy; Occupy can be seen not only as a "movement", but as global transformation.


Buffalo Police Investigate School Bus Accident

BUFFALO, NY--  Buffalo Police are investigating an accident involving a school bus with children on it.

The accident happened around 2:30pm at Pembroke and Grider in Buffalo.

Investigators say a car hit the school bus, causing the bus to  hit a guardrail.

The driver of the car was taken to the hospital by an ambulance.

None of the 30 children on the school bus were hurt and were put on another bus.

No charges have been filed.


Common Council Report for February 7, 2012


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FEBRUARY 7, 2012


License Plate Readers for Buffalo Parking Enforcement

  Parking enforcement officers in the city of Buffalo will start using license plate readers to check for scofflaws and other violators in March.

  Parking Commissioner Kevin Helfer says six of the units will be purchased for about $125,000 to help the enforcement unit scan numerous license plates while cruising city streets. Helfer says they can quickly help spot un-registered vehicles or vehicles owned by drivers who do not have proper insurance. In addition they can locate stolen vehicles or help police as they seek vehicles related to crimes. The city police have used the readers for the past six years.

  City Council President Richard Fontana says the readers will only be used to scan vehicles actually on the street. He says it should help reduce the major problem of cars driven by people without insurance.