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BMHA commissioner resigns after court appearance

Rev. Alan Core in his black and white religious clothing
First Centennial Missionary Baptist Church
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Rev. Alan Core has resigned from the Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority Board of Commissioners.

Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown has accepted the resignation of Rev. Alan Core, a member of the Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority's Board of Commissioners.

Core, 58, was arraigned last Friday in Buffalo City Court on charges of forcible touching, a misdemeanor, and second-degree harassment, a violation. He is accused of forcibly and inappropriately touching a woman in her apartment on June 22.

Core was released on his own recognizance and is scheduled to return to court on Aug. 17.

Cole operates a funeral home in Buffalo. He is also identified on the BMHA website as a reverend and on social media as the pastor of First Centennial Missionary Baptist Church.

He was one of five BMHA commissioners appointed by the mayor, who in a statement said he will fill the vacancy soon. Two other commissioners are elected by public housing residents.