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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
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.