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Best & Worst “A love/hate affair,” 25 best, 25 worst things about life in Western New York, Buffalo News, Lauri Githens, September 23, 1999

Bottlers “Mom-and-Pop Pop: Enough of the cola warriors. Let’s hear it for the little bottlers,” The local businesses that bottle soda; from the “Gusto” section of the Buffalo News, Dale Anderson, August 30, 1995, pp. 3 and 16

Buffalo versus Toronto e-mail (Mark Wozniak, WBFO Buffalo) containing information, dates and facts about Buffalo and Toronto, with some history on Rochester as well, received May 13, 2002

Business “Study finds Buffalo costly place to do business,” Local factory costs still high, Buffalo News, David Robinson, March 17, 2002

Community “Sense of community mixes with feelings of social changes,” Many think that the Kensington-Bailey area is unsafe, Buffalo News, Marc Lacey, October 11, 1987

Decorators’ Show House Decorator’s Show House ’87, May 2-24, 1987: the Kellogg House, 12 Middlesex Road Buffalo, New York, 72-page program and Decorators’ Show House ’89, Return to Elegance, May 6-28, 1989: the Appleton Mansion, 88 Lincoln Parkway, Buffalo, New York

Fruit Belt United “A new sense of community is blossoming in the Fruit Belt, thanks to dedicated neighbors who are working to bring a sense of identity and security after years of blight, violence and neglect.”  The Buffalo News, Jane Kwiatkowski, August 30, 2009

Funerals “Corporate Funerals: Critics call it McDeath,” the cost for a ceremonial farewell in Western New York has increased significantly in recent years, Buffalo News, Chet Bridger, June 21, 1998

Homeless “Many have shelter, but nowhere to call home,” Only a fraction of Buffalo’s homeless are seen on the streets, Buffalo News, Gene Warner, February 4, 1990

Housing “Housing hotspot: Trendy new neighborhood rises at Main-LaSalle,” Buffalo News, Louise Continelli, September 1, 2000

Language A guide to the language of buffalo can be found here

Police “The Empty Precinct Houses,” graph showing that only 2 precincts have enough cops, source: Buffalo Police Officers, November 21, 1990 (article pertaining to graph missing, Buffalo News)

Race Relations/Suburbs “Suburbs prompt question: Why are they so white?,”  main obstacle to moving seems to be costs outside city, Buffalo News, Harold McNeil and Susan Schulman, December 3, 1992

Trade “Former Pratt & Letchworth Plant May Play Role in Canadian Trade,” one of Buffalo’s oldest industrial sites is being resurrected as a new warehousing facility by a company that includes the partners planning an international trade center near the Peace Bridge, Buffalo News, Robert McCarthy, February 8, 1989

Unemployment “From the Erie Canal to the St. Lawrence Seaway: Historical background to Buffalo crisis,” the unemployment crisis in Buffalo, Workers World, Sam Marcy, January 16, 1981


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