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By Steve Cichon » 11:45 AM

“Ever-pressing family needs force many to take jobs,” read the graphic published on this date in 1954. It's not news to us now, but it was...

By Steve Cichon » 6:00 AM

It was a serious problem for Buffalo’s Central Park neighborhood, just south of Main Street and Hertel Avenue. A tremendous roost of anywhere...

By Steve Cichon » Wednesday, July 30, 2014

The first pagers and paging network were created for doctors in the 1960s. As the 1980s dawned, the Bell System’s wide paging network made its...

By Sara Meehan » Wednesday, July 30, 2014

July 30, 1987, was a day that residents of Cheektowaga from that time likely will never forget, according to coverage from The Buffalo Evening...

By Steve Cichon » Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Apparently, 60 years ago, offering alcoholic drinks to children was problem enough to be written about in a nationally syndicated column appearing in...

By Steve Cichon » Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Fitness and exercise programs on television have been around almost as long as television itself. The first locally produced fitness show in...

By Steve Cichon » Tuesday, July 29, 2014

With his usual passionate flair, News Critic Jeff Simon analyzes a TV address from President Jimmy Carter and its aftermath, comparing the...

By Steve Cichon » Tuesday, July 29, 2014

With the last of the Deco restaurants set to close, News Reporter Robert J. Summers took a look back at the lunch counters that served up millions of...

By Steve Cichon » Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Carrie Ziemer, 83, sold eggs at the Chippewa/Washington Market for about 70 years. At 300 dozen a week, Ziemer sold more than 13 million eggs total...

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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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