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By Steve Cichon » 6:00 AM

This day, 55 years ago, Buffalonians were lining up to buy tickets to see Louis Armstrong, who would be entertaining at Kleinhans Music hall for one... Read More

By Steve Cichon » Monday, October 20, 2014

Forty years ago this week, Bills fans had the chance to meet Joe Ferguson, Ahmad Rashad, JD Hill and Earl Edwards at the four locations of Purchase... Read More

By Sara Meehan » Monday, October 20, 2014

In the biggest local news of the day: "Whitman asks for honest government: Republican candidate for governor points out that Democratic Party is... Read More

By Steve Cichon » Monday, October 20, 2014

In his first of many lease negotiations with Buffalo-area politicians, Ralph C. Wilson Jr. had a list of demands in order to make Buffalo the home of... Read More

By Steve Cichon » Monday, October 20, 2014

The building is currently the home of CVS Pharmacy, but on this date 55 years ago, Loblaws was celebrating the grand opening of its newest grocery... Read More

By Sara Meehan » Sunday, October 19, 2014

The biggest local news of the day: "Man crossing street hurt by brewery team" "Robert Anderson, 42 years old, of 185 North Division Street, was... Read More

By Sara Meehan » Saturday, October 18, 2014

In local news, the following notice can be found at the bottom left of the page. "Deliberate wrecking of train kills two: Lackawanna passenger... Read More

By Sara Meehan » Saturday, October 18, 2014

Buffalo is famous -- or infamous, depending on whom you ask -- for its wintry weather. But 170 years ago, it wasn't a snow storm that devastated... Read More

By Sara Meehan » Friday, October 17, 2014

"English war official announces vessels go down off the Dutch coast" "British cruiser Undaunted accompanied by other destroyers wins victory --... Read More

By Steve Cichon » Friday, October 17, 2014

In 1929, William Street ended at Michigan Avenue. City fathers invested $671,000 to extend William Street to Broadway Street in an effort to... 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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