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By Steve Cichon » 11:45 AM

It isn't commemorating O.J. Simpson to remember the excitement this city felt and the love heaped on him as he appeared to effortlessly glide across...

By Steve Cichon » Thursday, August 21, 2014

Frank A. Yaeger was one of the leading builders during the post-war housing boom in Buffalo, and this ad shows off model homes on Sheridan Drive and...

By Sara Meehan » Thursday, August 21, 2014

"Germans go steadily onward: Big battle against British and French is near" "Official news made public in Paris today says that the German forces...

By Steve Cichon » Thursday, August 21, 2014

Newspapers of the 1940s and 1950s are filled with cases of amnesia — usually a photo of someone laying in a hospital bed with a bandage on his or...

By Steve Cichon » Thursday, August 21, 2014

Long before Joel Giambra rode the idea of regionalism to the Erie County Executive’s office in 2000, or Kevin Gaughan fought several campaigns to...

By Steve Cichon » Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Mickey Spillane tells The News that while it takes less than three weeks to knock out a Mike Hammer novel, he only writes one per year. Why? So he...

By Sara Meehan » Wednesday, August 20, 2014

"German cavalry at Antwerp's gates: Muelhausen recaptured by French; English detachment not in Belgium" "Antwerp today reports that the German...

By Steve Cichon » Wednesday, August 20, 2014

For at least the last 30 years, Buffalonians have looked at the inner and outer harbors as areas of opportunity to make Buffalo’s waterfront among...

By Steve Cichon » Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Japan’s “The Great Togo” takes on Bearcat Wright of Nebraska at Memorial Auditorium in the headlining match, which was to be aired on Channel 4...

By Steve Cichon » Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Anticipation was high for the Buffalo-area leg of the Thruway set to open 60 years ago this week. The highway is now mostly taken for granted, but...

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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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