Buffalo http://wrvo.org en Three upstate New York highways make 'futureless freeways' list http://wrvo.org/post/three-upstate-new-york-highways-make-futureless-freeways-list <p></p><p>Three big roadways in upstate New York cities have made a top 10 list of freeways that should be torn down or filled in.</p> Mon, 17 Feb 2014 11:54:20 +0000 Ryan Delaney 51378 at http://wrvo.org Three upstate New York highways make 'futureless freeways' list Buffalo’s RiverBend to be site of two new clean-energy research companies http://wrvo.org/post/buffalo-s-riverbend-be-site-two-new-clean-energy-research-companies <div class="card-content"><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden "><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p></p><p>Gov. Andrew Cuomo has announced a $225 million state investment to create a new campus center of clean-energy on a former brownfield site in Buffalo.</p><p>The RiverBend project will create 850 new jobs at the former Republic Steel and Donner Hanna Coke site in south Buffalo along the city’s waterfront as part of the governor's "Buffalo Billion" promise.</p> Fri, 22 Nov 2013 13:01:46 +0000 Chris Caya and WBFO News 47534 at http://wrvo.org Buffalo’s RiverBend to be site of two new clean-energy research companies Refugees revitalize Rust Belt city of Buffalo http://wrvo.org/post/refugees-revitalize-rust-belt-city-buffalo <p></p><p><em>Upstate New York cities take in around 90 percent of all current refugee resettlements in the state. All this week, The Innovation Trail is taking a look at how that diverse population has weaved its way into the region’s changing economy.</em></p><p>In Buffalo, a handful of students from countries all over the world are sitting in a class at <a href="http://jersbuffalo.org/">Journey’s End Refugee Services. </a>They are learning how to become janitors for local businesses. The group nods as a student explains an assignment to them.</p> Tue, 19 Nov 2013 13:35:45 +0000 Ashley Hirtzel 47373 at http://wrvo.org Refugees revitalize Rust Belt city of Buffalo New series of public meetings being held to decide I-81's future http://wrvo.org/post/new-series-public-meetings-being-held-decide-i-81s-future <p></p> Wed, 25 Sep 2013 11:27:49 +0000 Ellen Abbott 44681 at http://wrvo.org New series of public meetings being held to decide I-81's future Hydrofracking subject of rally at Obama's Buffalo speech http://wrvo.org/post/hydrofracking-subject-rally-obamas-buffalo-speech <p>More than a dozen people rallied in a controlled area across from Alumni Arena in Buffalo today. While some were there to ask President Obama to pull out of the Middle East and stop using drones, the majority of protesters were there to urge the president to ban the gas drilling technique known as hydrofracking. Rita Yelda is with Food and Water Watch. She says her group was hoping to get the chance to meet the president and let its voice be heard.<br> Thu, 22 Aug 2013 21:01:58 +0000 Gino Geruntino 43059 at http://wrvo.org Hydrofracking subject of rally at Obama's Buffalo speech Hundreds try for tickets to see President Obama's bus tour http://wrvo.org/post/hundreds-try-tickets-see-president-obamas-bus-tour <p>As the sun heated up the parking lot outside Henninger High School this morning, umbrellas and other makeshift sources of shade began to replace pillows and blankets.</p><p>Some people had been in line since 7 p.m. Monday, shortly after details of President Barack Obama's visit to Syracuse were released, in hopes of getting tickets to see him give a speech at the high school Thursday evening about making education more affordable.</p> Tue, 20 Aug 2013 18:38:20 +0000 Ryan Delaney 42900 at http://wrvo.org Hundreds try for tickets to see President Obama's bus tour EPA provides advice on sustainable growth to WNY communites http://wrvo.org/post/epa-provides-advice-sustainable-growth-wny-communites <p><a href="http://epa.gov/">The Environmental Protection Agency</a> announced this month it will be providing technical assistance to three western New York communities. They were chosen out of 121 applicants and are three of 43 communities to be assisted across the country. The EPA will provide the aid by delivering workshops on developing sustainable growth strategies. Sun, 03 Mar 2013 13:02:00 +0000 Ashley Hirtzel 33975 at http://wrvo.org EPA provides advice on sustainable growth to WNY communites Bills will play football in Buffalo for another 7 years http://wrvo.org/post/bills-will-play-football-buffalo-another-7-years <p>The Buffalo Bills will likely be staying in New York for at least another seven years, now that state and team officials have worked out a new deal. Fri, 21 Dec 2012 18:21:09 +0000 Karen DeWitt 30894 at http://wrvo.org KanJam: From Buffalo backyards to world domination http://wrvo.org/post/kanjam-buffalo-backyards-world-domination <p>In the late 1980s, a few college friends in Buffalo created a game called “Trash Can Frisbee.” Players tossed a disc toward garbage cans where a partner slapped it in for points. The sport was mostly played in backyards around Buffalo for years. Now, it’s now known as KanJam and played at tailgates and parties all over the country. But the sport owes its success… to gym class. Sun, 09 Dec 2012 12:23:00 +0000 Daniel Robison 30246 at http://wrvo.org KanJam: From Buffalo backyards to world domination Preventing high school dropouts - in kindergarten? http://wrvo.org/post/preventing-high-school-dropouts-kindergarten <p>The Buffalo Public Schools (BPS) received good news last year: its four-year graduation rate <a href="http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:D48K5gc3tEIJ:www.buffalonews.com/city/schools/article898201.ece%3FarticleId%3D898201%26order%3DDESC%26page%3D4+&amp;cd=6&amp;hl=en&amp;ct=clnk&amp;gl=us" target="_blank">rose by seven percent.</a> Still, nearly half the district’s high school students failed to earn a diploma. The struggling urban school system continues to look for dramatic fixes. This year, the district is starting in kindergarten.</p><p> Tue, 25 Sep 2012 13:40:22 +0000 Daniel Robison 26539 at http://wrvo.org Preventing high school dropouts - in kindergarten? CoworkBuffalo crafts community with office space http://wrvo.org/post/coworkbuffalo-crafts-community-office-space <div class="card-content"><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden "><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>Working from home can be lonely or <a href="http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2012-06-25/what-people-really-do-when-theyre-working-from-home" target="_blank">full of distractions</a>.&nbsp; And taking a laptop or tablet to the coffee shop has drawbacks, too. Ever try finding an electrical outlet amongst all the tables and chairs?</p><p>Now, CoworkBuffalo is offering a solution by inviting telecommuters to gather together in one office space.</p><p>Organizers are trying to forge a sense of community while increasing productivity.</p><p> Tue, 14 Aug 2012 14:06:58 +0000 Daniel Robison 24322 at http://wrvo.org CoworkBuffalo crafts community with office space Buffalo's roster of incubators grows by one http://wrvo.org/post/buffalos-roster-incubators-grows-one <p>Buffalo&rsquo;s latest business incubator is on the hunt for small tech companies who are long on ideas, but perhaps short on cash, office space and personnel.&nbsp;</p><p>Calling itself Buffalo&rsquo;s first Internet-focused incubator, <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tzQY-W4qm_g&amp;feature=player_embedded" target="_blank">Z80 Labs </a>launched Monday with a well-orchestrated launch party featuring the region&rsquo;s tech elite, as well as Forbes CEO Mike Perlis, and prominent venture capitalist Fred Wilson.</p><p>Z80 is<a href="http://www.buffalorising.com/2012/07/-by-kevin-purdy--even-if.html" target="_blank"> the brainchild of some of Buffalo&rsquo;s richest entrepreneurs </a>who are<a href="http://www.bizjournals.com/buffalo/news/2012/07/24/incubator-gives-local-entrepreneurs-a.html" target="_blank"> promising to use their business connections and access to capital </a>to nurture hand-selected startups.</p><p> Thu, 26 Jul 2012 20:04:00 +0000 Daniel Robison 23213 at http://wrvo.org Buffalo's roster of incubators grows by one Sensor startup senses golden opportunity http://wrvo.org/post/sensor-startup-senses-golden-opportunity <p>Are we on the verge of a &ldquo;sensor revolution?&rdquo;</p><p>Sensorcon hopes so. The <a href="http://www.sensorcon.com/" target="_blank">Buffalo-based tech startup</a> envisions a world where the average person is empowered with a small device that reads temperature, carbon monoxide levels, dew point and more.</p><p> Thu, 19 Jul 2012 11:32:58 +0000 Daniel Robison 22801 at http://wrvo.org Sensor startup senses golden opportunity