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By Steve Cichon » Friday, April 17, 2015

When this editorial cartoon was penned by News Artist William Summers 65 years ago this week, it was reflective of the widely held notion that... Read More

By Steve Cichon » Friday, April 17, 2015

The Uncle Ben Show, first broadcast on WBEN Radio, then for a few years on WBEN-TV, was the first of Buffalo’s children’s programs in the style... Read More

By Steve Cichon » Thursday, April 16, 2015

A year before the Thruway Plaza opened, and more than a decade before the Boulevard Mall became Western New York’s first covered shopping center,... Read More

By Steve Cichon » Thursday, April 16, 2015

Described as a “buzzsaw right winger,” Grant “Knobby” Warwick was purchased outright from the Montreal Canadiens by the Buffalo Bisons 65... Read More

By Steve Cichon » Thursday, April 16, 2015

This was the scene on Hertel Avenue 65 years ago this week, but it was also the scene on many Western New York roadways this week as... Read More

By Steve Cichon » Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Furnished and managed by Darwin R. Martin — the son of Darwin D. Martin of Frank Lloyd Wright home fame — the Stuyvesant Hotel and the... Read More

By Sara Meehan » Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Among the local news on the day's front page: "Train bandits got little, say road officials" "Although the Buffalo police were asked by... Read More

By Steve Cichon » Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Among the final touches in decades of restoration of Shea’s Buffalo Theatre was the replacement of the original, flashy Buffalo sign that greeted... Read More

By Steve Cichon » Wednesday, April 15, 2015

As the 1950s wore on, Stan “Stas” Jasinski would become known as Buffalo’s Polka King with his daily programs first heard on WWOL and WXRA, but... Read More

By Steve Cichon » Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Republic Steel was one of South Buffalo’s major employers along the Buffalo River at South Park Avenue.  Most of the land now being developed as... Read More

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Steve Cichon is a fourth-generation Buffalonian; all eight of his great-grandparents called Buffalo home. The historian and author of three books runs his own business telling the stories of Western New York, is an adjunct communications professor and previously spent 20 years working in Buffalo radio and television.

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