Ben Tsujimoto, The Buffalo News

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The Buffalo News

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Past articles by Ben:

Funeral service for Buffalo firefighter Jason Arno begins at St. Joseph Cathedral

Jason "Jay" Arno died in a four-alarm fire March 1 at a Main Street building. → Read More

Gas line break in Marilla causes evacuation of eight homes Friday morning; site now declared safe

No injuries were reported, and the area was declared safe before noon. → Read More

Arson suspected in overnight blaze at vacant house in Emerson neighborhood, Buffalo fire official says

No injuries were reported in the fire on Person Street. → Read More

Details revealed on more Buffalo blizzard deaths as 35 names are disclosed

The Buffalo News obtained a list with the names of 35 people who died due to the blizzard in Erie County. Nearly all of the newly identified victims died in Buffalo. Here's what we know. → Read More

Sharon Belton-Cottman picked to again lead Buffalo School Board

"We will be a force to deal with moving forward," said Belton-Cottman → Read More

How a 70,000-person Facebook group saved lives – and hope – during Buffalo's blizzard

The Buffalo Blizzard 2022 Facebook group was committed to helping anyone who needed it and succeeded often in its mission. → Read More

Man dies a week after suicide attempt at Niagara County Correctional Facility

Officials withheld the name of the man who died on Dec. 30. → Read More

Poloncarz calls Buffalo blizzard response 'embarrassing'; Brown suggests county exec struggling under the pressure

Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz said during a news conference Wednesday said that the county had taken over snow removal efforts in a large chunk of the city, from Broadway at the Cheektowaga line to the waterfront. → Read More

The lighter side of The News: A triple helping of Buffalove; LaNova's wing-a-palooza; Josh shoutout

Read the tales our reporters have gathered for this week's Off Main Street column. → Read More

On heels of award nomination, Buffalo schools' nutrition chief reflects on 30 years of food service

Gov. Kathy Hochul has nominated Bridget O’Brien Wood for the Recognizing Inspiring School Employees (RISE) Award. → Read More

Buffalo School Board president Louis Petrucci receives standing ovation at final meeting

Eight board members, one student board member, the superintendent and a crowd of about 50 at Southside Elementary gave Louis J. Petrucci a standing ovation during his final meeting as → Read More

Ahead of winter storm, Buffalo Public Schools to close Friday with no remote instruction

With a snowstorm expected to begin pummeling the Buffalo area Thursday night, Buffalo Public Schools announced Wednesday night that all schools will be closed Friday. → Read More

Lee Zeldin concedes NY governor's race to Kathy Hochul

"This race was a once-in-a-generation campaign, and with a very close margin in the bluest of states," Zeldin said via a statement posted on Twitter. → Read More

Restaurant owner feels Buffalo love after Crazy Good Eatz vandalized overnight

Shetice Jackson said she appreciated the throngs of customers and friends who came to her aid. → Read More

With message meant to be seen from above, Lake View man honors wife's memory and her love of the Bills

The roof is Mike Lips' tribute to his wife, Sharon, who died in May. → Read More

Victim in UB fatal stabbing was Buffalo State college student

UB officials said the stabbing "was a targeted act of violence" and said in a statement there is no ongoing danger to the university community. → Read More

Buffalo police investigating crash involving school bus, SUV that sends two to ECMC

Police said the accident happened just before 6:30 a.m. on the 800 block of Bailey Avenue. → Read More

Small plane crashes off Transit Road in Swormville

The plane crashed in a field off of Transit Road in Swormville, just south of the Clarence Aerodrome Airport, according to multiple reports from scanner listeners. → Read More

Police seek more info after Buffalo man shot Friday near Grant Street

The man was shot several times, detectives said, and arrived at the hospital in a civilian vehicle. → Read More

The lighter side of The News: A heavenly sign; a sudsy thank you; a hairy situation

This week's Off Main Street column features a creative cloud watcher, Ryan Fitzpatrick and Community Beer Works. → Read More