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Heritage Moments: Mean streets, rock 'n' roll and the underground genius of Spain Rodriguez

Buffalo in the late '50s and early '60s: motorcycle gangs, factory jobs, Deco's all-night coffee shops, rhythm-and-blues clubs on William Street, record hops, tire-iron rumbles, cruising down Fillmore to the howling sounds of WKBW's Hound Dog Lorenz. The city was a menacing but vibrant place, churchgoing yet beer-soaked, seething with racial antipathies yet alive with more interaction between white and black than at any time before or since.

Heritage Moments: Mean streets, rock 'n' roll and the underground genius of Spain Rodriguez

Harlem Road bridge construction begins today

Work begins today on a $10 million project to build a new bridge to carry Harlem Road over an upstream section of the Buffalo River. But while the bridge will replace the current century-old bridge, that bridge will remain in use until the project is complete.

Refinancing to fund more building rehab for Buffalo schools

Buffalo public schools will have an additional $18 million to spend on rehabilitating school buildings, thanks to the refinancing of older bonds at current, lower interest rates.

Students far from home connect at Canisius College

It may be more common on a larger college campus or university, but at Canisius College two young women have traveled thousands of miles to attend the school on Main Street in Buffalo. WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley says the students are from Micronesia.

Millennials reversing Buffalo's brain drain reputation

Finding good jobs is a must for young professionals who aim to stay in the region. Just ten years ago, Buffalo was hardly an oasis for young professionals who were looking to make their mark. But things are changing, and many millennials are seeing Buffalo in a new light.

Metro Bus and Rail looking for customer input

The Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority is offering Metro Bus and Rail riders a nice reward for sharing their thoughts on its new fare system. The old one is being replaced with technology.

House Speaker Ryan to appear in Buffalo for fundraiser

Speaker of the House Paul Ryan is coming to Western New York to appear in two scheduled fundraisers, one in Buffalo and the other in Rochester, to raise funds that will be used to boost Republican congressional candidates as the GOP rallies to keep its majority this November.

Caucus could strengthen WNY bargaining power

Bob Duffy thinks upstate lawmakers should bridge their political differences, and work together to advance economic interests in upstate New York.

Scientists study DNA to find pollution source in Great Lakes

Great Lakes researchers are tackling the issue of bacteria in the fresh water source with a genetic based process.

New UB students settling into dorms on North & South campuses

Thousands of new University at Buffalo students are settling in to dorms on both the North and South campuses. WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley says about 90-percent moved in Thursday at Goodyear Hall on the South Campus.

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