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Instead of improving their living space residents of McCarley Gardens Apartments say recent renovations have actually made things worse. The $57 million in upgrades come from a state-wide rehabilitation project of affordable housing complexes.
Poverty, by America author Matthew Desmond says if the top 1% of Americans paid the taxes they owed, it would raise $175 billion each year: "That is just about enough to pull everyone out of poverty."
There are possible consequences for regular people, small businesses and the economy.
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WBFO Arts & Culture Desk
- Theater Talk: Revealing a rolling roster of openings
- Women of hip hop: Words matter to Pretty Bulli, so don't call her a girl
- Theater Talk: It's Women's History Month and TOY has SECRET SOLDIERS, while SGT and KAV have comedies with stellar casts
- Theater Talk: Two superb openings - THE THIN PLACE at RLTP and CLUE at LOH
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WBFO Disabilities Desk
- Why didn't Buffalo have an ASL interpreter during the Christmas blizzard?
- Buffalo Bills Wheelchair Football featured in upcoming PBS special documentary 'Concrete Gridiron'
- City of Buffalo posts new full-time ADA Coordinator job
- Buffalo Common Council approves $63K for full-time ADA coordinator position
WBFO Health & Wellness Desk
- Trauma surgeon will address UB medical school students on gun violence and racism
- 'You made a contract. You agreed to it. Live it.': Nurses voice concerns over staffing problems at ECMC
- Kaleida Health and its unions are looking to strengthen health care, staff and finances
- Kaleida Health and unions reach tentative labor deal, avoiding strike
WBFO Mental Health Initiative
- Damar Hamlin's collapse shocked viewers and players. How to cope after witnessing trauma
- Money, mental health help on the mind of Tops shooting survivor
- Buffalo shooting left grieving neighborhood without a grocery store. Counseling and food giveaways are there to help
- The long-lasting impact of Saturday's shootings
WBFO Racial Equity Project
- Can hydroponic farms solve food access issues on East Side?
- Bills stadium benefit agreement to include $3 million a year for community work
- 'Racism is the issue here': Advocate pushes for prison reform after New York State Inspector General report
- State funds being put towards stabilizing older east side buildings through grant program
WBFO Older Adults News Desk
- Albany wants to take over an Orleans County nursing home, claiming owner fraud, bad care
- WNY nursing home workers get new contracts, while others threaten to go on five-day strikes
- New York home care shortage’s impact on dementia caregiving: ‘It takes so much out of you’
- ‘$13.20 doesn’t cut it’: Striking WNY nursing home workers seek $15 minimum for service positions
WBFO Women's News Desk
- Women of hip hop: A.I. The Anomaly is from the East Side and wants you to know it
- Women, life and freedom: WNY Iranian Americans on their fight for gender equality in Iran
- HOPE of WNY collaboration aims to make domestic violence services accessible to disabled survivors
- Buffalo associate superintendent named to Time's 'Innovative Teachers of the Year' list
WBFO Education Reporting
- New SUNY Chancellor John King was New York's state education commissioner
- 'This isn't just happening in a few places anymore': There's efforts to ban books in WNY schools
- Black excellence in education: Fostering a sense of being among students of color in Buffalo
- Shortage of bus drivers hurts Buffalo Public Schools' academic recovery from COVID-19
NPR Top Stories
GOOD Meat, which grows chicken and other meat from animal cells in a production facility, is the second company to cross this hurdle. The move brings no-kill meat closer to sale in the U.S.
The 28-year-old Black man died at a Virginia mental health facility earlier this month. A grand jury indicted 10 deputies and hospital workers on charges of second-degree murder.
The Treasury Secretary said the administration is committed to protecting the U.S. banking system and customers who trust their money to it.
A trio of lawsuits allege that JP Morgan Chase and Deutsche Bank actively enabled Jeffrey Epstein to run a sex-trafficking ring for underage girls. A judge partially denied a motion to dismiss.
Due to a new Tennessee law limiting drag performances, many drag artists, as well as trans, nonbinary and gender-nonconforming musicians, worry about their prospects in Nashville and beyond.
A new book argues the consulting industry is weakening businesses, harming the government, and distorting the economy.
Rachel Jamison Webster learned she is related to Benjamin Banneker at a cousin's wedding. The news was unexpected, not only because of Banneker's place in history but also because the author is white.
More Local News from WBFO
After a third winter storm in four months, calls for expanded snow removal services in the City of Buffalo grow louder.
The National Weather Service has forecast further ice accumulation for the Buffalo area, making travel conditions slick and difficult.
Reverend Raymond Allen is not only a pastor, but he's also addressing the issues of injustice in Niagara Falls.
A winter weather advisory is in effect from 1p.m. Wednesday through 10 p.m. Thursday.
The City of Buffalo and National Grid give an update on Winter Storm Olive preparedness Wednesday.
'Our nation was founded and built in part on white supremacy': Judge Eagan's sentencing statement in fullJudge Susan Eagan sentenced the white gunman, who killed 10 Black people and injured 3 others in a racist attack in Buffalo on May 14, to life in prison without parole.
The gunman who killed 10 Black people and injured three others in the May 14 racist mass shooting at the Jefferson Avenue Tops Market was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole on Tuesday.
Workers of a West Side coffee house continue their strike for a second day. They say they won’t stop until their demands are met.
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