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Eastside Residents Unite Against Crime at Annual Night Out Event

Eastside Residents Unite Against Crime at Annual Night Out Event

BUFFALO, NY – Lovejoy residents are fighting against local crime in their neighborhood by creating awareness and forging relationships with local law enforcement this August.

The third largest in the city of Buffalo, East Lovejoy Coalition of Neighbors’ National Night Out averages 300-350 people each year and is once again expecting big crowds for this year’s event.

Scheduled for Tuesday, August 2nd from 5 – 8:30pm at the Hennepin Community Center at 24 Ludington Street, the 6th Annual National Night Out Event works to unite the community against crime, and provides a drug and alcohol-free environment for both children and adults to enjoy.

The event is free of charge to residents and allows the public the chance to meet firsthand with law enforcement professionals including the Buffalo Fire Department Engine 28, the Buffalo SWAT Team, and the Buffalo Police Department’s Narcotics Dog.

The Buffalo Infringement Festival 2011: July 28th - August 7th

The Buffalo Infringement Festival 2011: July 28th - August 7th

11 Days of Art Under the Radar

1200 performances!
52 venues
50 visual artists
190 musical acts
24 films/videos
90 performance projects including:
20 dances troupes/performers
35 theater groups/performers
27 poetry/ spoken word

The Buffalo Infringement Festival is an 11 day celebration of art of all kinds. It takes place in over 50 venues centered in Allentown and spans across the whole city of Buffalo. 

Artists perform in the usual venues and take over the streets of Allentown and the Elmwood Village.

There are 1200 performances and events scheduled in dance, theater, music, poetry, film, and visual installations.

In its 7th year, Infringement has grown tremendously from under 50 proposals in 2005, to 350 this year. Just about every artist in Buffalo takes part in the festival somehow and this year has 30 out- of - town acts coming to perform. 

20-Year-Old Shot, Killed at a Local Park

BUFFALO, N.Y.- Homicide Detectives are investigating a fatal shooting that took the life of a 20-year-old man Saturday night.

Stephon L. Foster was shot around 10:35 p.m. near the JFK basketball courts on the corner of Hickory and N. Division.

Police say he died on the scene.

Homicide Squad and Crime Scene Unit personnel arrived to document the scene and gather evidence. Police are asking that anyone with information on this fatal attack to call or text the department's confidential TIPCALL number - 716.847-2255.

Mayor Extends Pool and Splash Pad Hours as Temps Rise

Mayor Extends Pool and Splash Pad Hours as Temps Rise

BUFFALO–Mayor Byron W. Brown today announced extended hours for pools and splash pads throughout Buffalo, as the city experiences a heat wave this week.

“With temperatures expected to be in the low to mid-90s in the next few days, we want to provide more hours for kids and families to beat the heat by cooling off at one of the city’s pools or splash pads,” said Mayor Brown.

All pools and splash pads will be open from 11:00a.m.–8:00p.m. today, and 10:00a.m.–8:00p.m. on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

Pool and splash pad facilities will be equipped with lifeguards and standard security measures.

“During this extremely hot weather, I encourage Buffalo residents to look out for one another, especially elderly neighbors and friends,” said Mayor Brown. “It is important that we stay in cool places during these hot days. We also must remember to keep our pets hydrated and out of the heat.”

Planning Board to Discuss Aldi at Meeting

BUFFALO, NY - Planning Board Meeting to decide fate of Aldi's on Broadway.

Aldi, the deep-discount supermarket chain, wants to build a store at 998 Broadway in Buffalo.

When residents hear the news, they smiled and said bring on an Aldi.

It would be located directly across the street from the Broadway Market where a Save-A-Lot store is located.

Hester Graham told 2 On Your Side, "Aldi's would be a good idea because the prices at Save-A-Lot fluctuates. Some part of the month it's high, other times it's low. I think the competition would be good," he said.

Buffalo Common Council President David Franczyk (D-Fillmore) has one question, will it hurt the Broadway Market. "I want to be convinced that it's not going to hurt the Broadway Market." Save-A-Lot is the largest tenant at the Market.

Slaughter Shows NEA Chair Some of WNY's Finest Arts Landmarks

Slaughter Shows NEA Chair Some of WNY's Finest Arts Landmarks

Buffalo, NY – Congresswoman Louise Slaughter (NY-28), Co-Chair of the Congressional Arts Caucus, brought the nation’s leading federal arts advocate to many of Western New York’s most notable and historic sites for the arts over the weekend.

BPS Students Travel to China

BPS Students Travel to China

13 Buffalo Public School students—5 from daVinci, 4 from McKinley, 4 from Olmsted—and two teacher chaperones, left the country today for two weeks in China. The Buffalo Public Schools Foundation and the Confucius Institute at the University at Buffalo are co-sponsors of the second annual China study tour.

This year’s group is traveling with approximately 55 students and 4 chaperones from across Western New York. During their stay, the group will visit Beijing and the Shaanxi Province before their return to the United States on July 31st.