© 2024 Western New York Public Broadcasting Association

140 Lower Terrace
Buffalo, NY 14202

Mailing Address:
Horizons Plaza P.O. Box 1263
Buffalo, NY 14240-1263

Buffalo Toronto Public Media | Phone 716-845-7000
WBFO Newsroom | Phone: 716-845-7040
Your NPR Station
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations

Charter school to occupy former Holy Angels building

File photo

A North Buffalo educational institution will find new life as the Charter School of Applied Technologies takes over the building that once housed the former Holy Angels Academy. According to CSAT superintendent Efrain Martinez, the school's board decided that there was more than enough interest to merit the expansion. He says acquiring the vacant 75,000 square-foot Hertel Avenue building will allow the charter school to add 264 students this fall.

"The only consideration was the fact for that for whatever reason is the waiting list is tremendous. We have had more than 1,000 students consistently on our waiting list. Therefore, we would like to try and provide as many slots as possible," Martinez told WBFO News.

Already the largest charter school in New York State with a student body totaling over 1,600, CSAT will look to expand its student population by another 690 by the 2019 school year.

Monday - Friday, 6 a.m. - 10 a.m.

Jay joined Buffalo Toronto Public Media in 2008 and has been local host for NPR's "Morning Edition" ever since. In June, 2022, he was named one of the co-hosts of WBFO's "Buffalo, What's Next."

A graduate of St. Mary's of the Lake School, St. Francis High School and Buffalo State College, Jay has worked most of his professional career in Buffalo. Outside of public media, he continues in longstanding roles as the public address announcer for the Buffalo Sabres of the National Hockey League and as play-by-play voice of Canisius College basketball.
Related Content