Ride hailing services, such as Uber and Lyft, are expected to make their debut in Buffalo and other western New York communities by July, after state lawmakers passed a budget deal that now allows ride-hailing across the state.
For over 50 years, the Richardson Olmsted Complex has sat vacant adjacent to the Buffalo State campus. Now a portion of the complex has been transformed into the Hotel Henry, a multimillion dollar resort and conference center that opened April 30.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo declared a state of emergency April 20 for several counties along Lake Ontario due to flooding. Widespread rainfall across the Great Lakes have caused Lake Ontario’s water level to rise to its highest level in 24 years.
A number of recent advertisements deemed to be insensitive, most notably from Shea Moisture and Pepsi, have fueled backlash and criticism. Both companies pulled the ads and apologized after customers took to social to show their disapproval.
Buffalo State held a series of teach-in sessions this semester to discuss the first 100 days of the Donald Trump administration. Topics in the series included fiscal policy, illegal immigration, foreign policy, the Supreme Court and health care.
A group of rowing enthusiasts at Buffalo State is attempting to bring the sport back to the school after 43 years and a number of failed attempts. The school had a successful rowing program in the 1960s and 70s, but it was terminated in 1974.
A recent rash of violence in Buffalo, has community leaders looking for answers. Buffalo Police recently responded to six shootings in an 11 day period, which resulted in the deaths of two people.