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No Recycling Pick-Up Friday, March 23; Allied Waste Refuses to Comment

No Recycling Pick-Up Friday, March 23; Allied Waste Refuses to Comment

A Statement Released by the Town of Cheektowaga

NO RECYCLING PICK UP TODAY, MARCH 23, 2012 IN THE TOWN OF CHEEKTOWAGA

CHEEKTOWAGA, NY (Friday, March 23, 2012 1:37 PM) - We were notified this morning that Allied Waste is experiencing a work stoppage and will be unable to pick up recyclables today.  They hope to be able to pick up Friday’s and Monday’s routes on Monday.  Allied apologizes for the inconvenience  to our residents.

2 On Your Side has received reports that recycling is not being picked up today in the City of Buffalo, the Town of Evans and the Town of Niagara as well. Apparently, it's part of a one-day sympathy strike for workers in another part of the country. Company officials refuse to comment at this time. More details to follow as we get confirmation. Tune in to 2 On Your Side this evening and come back to wgrz.com for more information.

Tire Track Lawn Damage At MLK Park

Buffalo, NY - The early taste of Spring has been a blessing for most people.  Its also been a curse for those responsible for the upkeep of our local Olmsted Parks.

As soon as warmer temperatures returned, so did the tire tracks left in the still wet and soft grass of the Martin Luther King Junior Park on North Fillmore Avenue.

It's a problem the workers of the Buffalo Olmstead Park Conservancy, and it's President/CEO Thomas Herrera-Mishler wished they didn't have to deal with this early in the Spring season.

"I honestly don't think its ill intention. The thing is just people not thinking through what they're doing and causing a lot of damage," said Herrera-Mishler.

A Facebook friend of 2 On Your Side sent in a couple of pictures showing the damage, and wanted to know what was going to be done about it.  Most of the tire tracks led to the picnic benches and grill area of the park.

True Bethel Calling for Justice for Florida Teen

BUFFALO, N.Y.- Teenage boys dressed in hooded sweatshirts took the stage Thursday night at True Bethel Baptist Church to toast Trayvon Martin.

In the crowd, hundreds more joined them with a sip of iced tea and a handful of Skittles.  

"I think that it is important that although this happened in Florida, we in NY, regardless of where there's an injustice, that we react in a positive way of support and also to send out a message," said True Bethel Pastor Darius Pridgen. "Injustice for one is injustice for all."

'See, Click, Fix' to Report a Problem in Your Neighborhood

BUFFALO, NY - 'SeeClickFix' is an on-line service of the WGRZ-2 Your Town community websites that lets you post the location of problems that need fixing in your neighborhood.

It's a way to coordinate public oversight for: needed road and infrastructure repairs that have been ignored for too long; dangerous traffic intersections; abandoned properties; and other hazardous or unsightly conditions that detract from the quality of life in your neighborhood.

Ten Easy Things the Broadway Market Can Do to be a Year-Round Destination

Ten Easy Things the Broadway Market Can Do to be a Year-Round Destination

As the Easter season begins at the Broadway Market today and it becomes the busiest place in Buffalo for the next two weeks, I am going to post a series of ten articles on what the Market can do easily to become a year-round destination for shoppers.

When you shop at the Broadway Market year-round, Easter time is a surreal experience. The place is packed with customers and vendors alike. Then, come in a week after Easter and the market is almost ghost-like. It is that way for most of the rest of the year. I can't help but to be depressed when I shop while I wonder how can the Broadway Market continue to survive like this?

More Than Just Hoops: Youth Bounce Basketballs To Better Grades In School!

More Than Just Hoops: Youth Bounce Basketballs To Better Grades In School!

Buffalo, New York – With a committed focus to being community oriented, the Buffalo Warriors an Atlantic Coast Professional Basketball League (ACPBL) team are partnering with a local youth basketball team at The Belle Center to help encourage physical fitness and academic discipline.

The Buffalo Warriors donated fifteen customized uniforms that closely resemble their own to their understudies, “The B.C. Warriors”- youth basketball team at The Belle Center. A “Warriors Celebration” took place March 22, 2012 at 104 Maryland Street Buffalo, NY 14201. At the event The B.C. Warriors were presented with customized uniforms by The Buffalo Warriors. In addition, the event helped create awareness in the community about how the basketball program transcends hoops and provides mentorship and tutoring to team members.

Wear Purple March 24 to Promote Epilepsy Awareness

Wear Purple March 24 to Promote Epilepsy Awareness

Time to get dressed in your most stunning purple outfit! The Epilepsy Association of Western New York (EAWNY) is holding their major fundraiser of the year on March 24 from 6 p.m.-10 p.m. at Banchetti’s Banquet Hall (550 North French Road, Amherst). The 3rd Annual Wear Purple Fundraiser helps promote awareness of epilepsy across Western New York, as well as the many occupational, educational and family support services that are available through the association. Lavender is the internationally recognized color for epilepsy.

WGRZ-TV Meteorologist Andy Parker will emcee the event, which includes a buffet dinner, open bar, silent auction and raffle. Tickets are $40 each. Tables of 10 are $375. For tickets, call the EAWNY at 716-883-5396 or visit www.epilepsywny.org. Tickets also will be sold at the door.