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Friday, October 28, 2016
Robert G. Shibley To Facilitate Discussion Determining The Location of New Amtrak Station
October 27 – Mayor Byron W. Brown is pleased to announce that Robert G. Shibley, Professor and Dean of the University at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning, has agreed to serve as lead facilitator of discussions that will determine the location of the new Amtrak Station. Today’s announcement came one day after Mayor Brown accepted Governor Andrew Cuomo’s challenge to spend the next six months leading the effort to find the ideal location for a new station to replace the aging structure on Exchange Street. In return, the Governor’s administration will fund up to one million dollars for the study.
Mayor Brown Brings The Mobile Mammography Coach to City Hall
October 27 – Mayor Byron Brown today announced that, as part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month activities in Buffalo, the Western New York Breast Health Mobile Mammography Coach will be at Buffalo City Hall on Friday, October 28, 2016. Mammograms will be done by appointment only.
Mayors of the Cities of Buffalo, Niagara Falls, Lockport and Tonawanda Announce Success in Challenge to End Veteran Homelessness
October 20 - Mayors of the Cities of Buffalo (Byron W. Brown), Niagara Falls (Paul Dyster), Lockport (Anne McCaffrey) and Tonawanda (Rick Davis) are pleased to announce an effective end to Veteran homelessness in response to First Lady Michelle Obama’s call to action through the Mayors Challenge to End Veteran Homelessness in Western New York (WNY). The United States Interagency Council on Homelessness, United States Department of Housing and Urban Development and United States Department of Veterans Affairs recently recognized the four cities for achieving significant federal benchmarks that resulted in an effective system to quickly identify homeless Veterans, provide immediate shelter to any Veteran experiencing unsheltered homelessness who wants it and, once they accept an offer of housing, are able to house them within 90 days.
Mayor Brown Announces Lead Testing Results in Water
Independent test results show City of Buffalo water is lead safe
New HAWK Signal on Kenmore Avenue
Mayor Brown announces that a new pedestrian/cyclist crossing signal is now live on Kenmore Avenue at the intersection of the North Buffalo Rails to Trails
Today, Mayor Brown, joined by Congressman Higgins, State Senator Kennedy, State Assembly Member Peoples-Stokes, Erie County Legislator Savage and University District Council Member Wyatt, announced that a High-Intensity Activated CrossWalK (HAWK) signal has been activated on Kenmore Avenue at the intersection of the North Buffalo Rails-to- Trails path. The HAWK signal - the first in the City of Buffalo - is a new traffic control device designed to improve pedestrian safety.
Mayor Brown, Buffalo Fire Celebrate Fire Prevention and Safety Month
October is National Fire Prevention Month and firehouses throughout the city are hosting open houses to encourage increased fire safety and prevention in Buffalo
Mayor Byron W. Brown Declares Advertising Week in Buffalo
Series of events, gatherings for Ad pros and students to discuss and celebrate industry
October 12, 2016 – To spotlight the economic impact and investment of the local marketing and advertising industry, Mayor Byron W. Brown declared this week as Advertising Week in the City of Buffalo.
Mayor Brown Opens Pearl Street to Two-Way Traffic
$2.5 million infrastructure improvement project further improves pedestrian and vehicular access throughout downtown Buffalo
September 26, 2016 - A record number of Champion Readers and their families celebrated Mayor Byron Brown’s 15th annual Reading Rules! Summer Reading Challenge today at the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center. This year, nearly 2,000 students, in grades K-12, successfully completed Mayor Brown’s summer reading challenge. Nearly 13,000 Champion Readers in Buffalo have completed the challenge since 2006.
Buffalo Fall Roadway Projects Kick into High Gear This Week
Mayor Brown highlights several major infrastructure paving projects
September 26, 2016 - Mayor Byron Brown, joined by Congressman Brian Higgins, State Assembly Member Michael Kearns, Senator Timothy Kennedy and South District Council Member Christopher Scanlon, today marked the start of paving on Warren Spahn Way in Cazenovia Park, part of a $300,000 infrastructure improvement project. He also announced the start of milling on the Pearl Street Two-Way Conversion project, a $2.5 million project - supported by a $1.5 million city bond and $1.0 million CFA grant from New York State - that is aimed at further improving pedestrian and vehicular access throughout downtown.
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