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3rd Largest Juneteenth Celebration in USA

3rd Largest Juneteenth Celebration in USA

Join 2 On Your Side for the 37th Consecutive Juneteenth Festival of Buffalo on June 16th & 17th 2012. Festival includes Live Entertainment, vendors, Health Pavilion, Book Fair, free Underground Railroad Tours, Children Activities tent, Health Pavilion, Family Portrait Booth, African Drum and Dance lessons, a Heritage Tent, Hospitality Tent, Youth Activities and more.

Come and enjoy a fun filled weekend for the entire family. The Juneteenth Festival is the third largest festival of its kind in the country. Its mission is to “actively preserve and promote the broad spectrum of the African American heritage through educational and cultural activities that will benefit the community as a whole.” 

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Dr. Pamela Brown Named Buffalo School Superintendent

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The Buffalo School Board has voted to name Dr. Pamela Brown the new superintendent of the district.

Dr. Brown beat out two other candidates, interim superintendent Amber Dixon, and Dr. Edward Newsome, an administrator with Baltimore City Schools.

Terms of Dr. Brown's contract have not been released.  She is currently the Senior Research and Planning Associate for the Center for Educational Leadership and Technology in Marlborough, Massachusetts. Dr. Brown also served as Assistant Superintendent and CAO for the School District of Philadelphia and also worked in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg School District. She has over 20-years of experience in public education.

Dr. Jorden's Neighborhood Considered a Crime Scene

BUFFALO, NY - The Associated Press reports Thursday that police canine units began to search the cliffs behind Dr. Timothy Jorden's home, the person of interest in the ECMC shooting.

WEB EXTRA: Click on the video player above to watch the Buffalo Police press conference Thursday morning with Buffalo Police Commissioner Daniel Derenda.

The search began shortly before 11 a.m. near the luxury home belonging to Dr. Timothy Jorden. The house sits on the shore of Lake Erie in the Lake View area. A neighbor told police he heard a single gunshot fired near the Lake View home just after 9:30 am Wednesday, shortly after the fatal shooting on the campus of the Erie County Medical Center in Downtown Buffalo.

Say Yes To Education, Inc. Announces Executive Director to Manage Say Yes To Education Buffalo

Say Yes To Education, Inc. Announces Executive Director to Manage Say Yes To Education Buffalo

Erie County Deputy Commissioner for Youth Services/Social Services set to take helm on July 16th

David Patrick Rust, currently Erie County Deputy Commissioner for Youth Services/Social Services has been named executive director of Say Yes to Education Buffalo.  Rust will start in his new position on July 16th. 

Say Yes to Education is a national, non-profit education foundation committed to dramatically increasing high school and college graduation rates.  Buffalo is the second Say Yes city in the United States and will invest an initial $16 million to provide comprehensive supports to all Buffalo Public School students, including free after-school and summer programming, counseling, legal services, and health care.

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Blues, Barbeque, and Beer at Buffalo Fundraiser

Gateway-Longview knows how to throw a party! BBQ & Blues Bash expects over 1,000 revelers this year to soak up the fun. $40 entrance fee helps Gateway-Longview in their mission to help children and families in need in WNY.


Partiers get unlimited beer and BBQ, and the Mick Hayes Band!

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Board of Ed. President Voted "No" to Dr. Pamela Brown

Buffalo, NY - It's been almost 9 months to the day since Dr. James Williams retired. Wednesday night the Buffalo School Board voted for Dr. Pamela Brown to be the district's next superintendent.  

The vote was 7-2 in favor of Dr. Brown. Once a contract is signed, she will replace Interim Superintendent Amber Dixon.

Board of Education President Louis Petrucci told 2 On Your side, "We like to thank Amber for all that she's done in the last year, and as we move forward we all stand behind Dr. Brown and try to support her and will support her wholeheartedly in her efforts to change the Buffalo Public Schools."

Petrucci, and fellow board member Jason McCarthy were the only board members who voted against Dr. Brown. Petrucci explained the reasoning behind his "no" vote.

"Based upon the phone calls I received there was overwhelming support in my district for Amber," said Petrucci.