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By Stephen T. Watson » Monday, August 22, 2016

Thomas J. Quatroche Jr. saw a nice pay raise earlier this year when he was named CEO of Erie County Medical Center. His $725,000 salary puts him in a salary league with other top hospital executives in the Buffalo Niagara region, although he didn’t surpass most of them. Joseph D. McDonald of Catholic Health System... Read More

By Jonathan D. Epstein » Saturday, August 20, 2016

To hear Washington’s business and real estate leaders talk, Buffalo just hit the lottery jackpot when developer Douglas Jemal decided to buy One Seneca Tower. They say Buffalo is very lucky to land someone as determined, focused and creative to redevelop the city’s tallest building. Just look at his track record in... Read More

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Building Buffalo is a regular feature highlighting progress on development projects throughout the region.Project name: Highland School ApartmentsAddress: 105 Highland Avenue, City of TonawandaDeveloper: People Inc.Cost: $10 millionGovernment assistance: $4.4 million in federal and state low-income housing tax credits,... Read More

By David Robinson » Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Over the past dozen years, Geico has made big promises about adding jobs in the Buffalo Niagara region. The insurance giant has kept those promises – and then some. With Geico announcing Tuesday that it will hire another 600 workers at its Amherst customer service center as part of a $15 million expansion, the... Read More

By Henry Davis » Friday, August 5, 2016

Consumers who buy coverage on or off New York State’s health insurance exchange will pay more next year, with rates for individual plans rising from 8.7 percent to 19.6 percent in the Buffalo area, following a review by state insurance regulators.It could have been worse, according to the Department of Financial... Read More

By Samantha Christmann » Friday, August 5, 2016

Why so serious? Buffalo-based New Era Cap Co. released its line of Suicide Squad hats Aug. 5, inspired by the movie that hit theaters the same day. The movie itself was panned by critics but a huge hit with fans, bringing in $133.7 million and hitting number one at the box office. That's a whole lot of heads to sell... Read More

By Jonathan D. Epstein » Wednesday, August 3, 2016

If you’re in the market for a new house in Western New York, be prepared for slim pickings, intense competition and high prices this summer. Home prices hit a record high for the month of June, while the number of homes available for sale tumbled to a record low, amid one of the hottest seasons for the regional... Read More

By Samantha Christmann » Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Smithsonian magazine has released the tickets for its Museum Day Live!, during which several Buffalo museums will offer free admission. Local participating museums include: • Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village in Amherst • Albright-Knox Art Gallery • Buffalo Harbor Museum • Burchfield Penney Art... Read More

Monday, August 1, 2016

Building Buffalo is a regular feature highlighting progress on development projects throughout the region.Project name: 1350 EggertAddress: 1350 Eggert Road, AmherstDeveloper: Ellicott Development Co.Cost: $5.66 millionGovernment assistance: Historic tax creditsDescription: Conversion of former Cantalician Center into... Read More

By Jonathan D. Epstein » Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Building Buffalo is a regular feature highlighting progress on development projects throughout the region. Project name: Evergreen Lofts. Address: 392 Genesee St., Buffalo. Developer: Evergreen Association and Southern Tier Environments for Living Inc. Cost: $16.5 million. Government assistance: Funding from... Read More

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