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  • Call for Work – Allentown ‘A’ Sign

    By on May 17, 2019

    ARTIST CALL FOR WORK: SCULPTURE IN HEART OF ALLENTOWN As part of a $300,000 NYS Main Street Grant which the Allentown Association was awarded to assist local building and business owners in the restoration of their properties, a portion of the funds have been allocated toward the creation of an iconic sign. The 7’ high Allentown ‘A’ will be located

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  • Members’ Happy Hour – April 23

    By on April 17, 2019

    Join us at Colter Bay restaurant and have a drink on us! Allentown Association Board and committee members, along wtih Interim Executive Director Erica Burzynski, will be on hand to chat about happenings in Allentown including Allen Street construction, building preservation, beautification projects, upcoming events and how to get involved. Colter Bay restaurant, 561 Delaware Avenue Tuesday, April 23 5:30-7:30

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  • Welcome Interim Executive Director

    By on March 28, 2019

    Please join us in welcoming Erica Burzynski as Interim Executive Director! We are pleased to announce that Buffalo native, Erica Burzynski, has accepted the position as Interim Executive Director for the Allentown Association. Erica will be working closely with the Executives and Outreach Coordinator to familiarize herself with the finances, upcoming events, and daily operations of the organization. Born and

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  • Crime & Safety Awareness for the Holidays

    By on November 28, 2018

    Package thefts are up in Allentown and the West Side…. More Tips and News Report Nuisance Crimes Never be afraid to call 911. It is important to report all criminal and “disturbing the peace” issues – regardless of how insignificant they may seem to be. Buffalo police, like all modern organizations, rely on statistics to help them plan – especially

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  • Allen West Festival: A Look Back at 20 Years

    By on May 24, 2018

    Allen West Festival: A Look Back at 20 Years The 2018 Allen West Festival on June 9-10 marks a milestone – its 20th year as an annual celebration of Buffalo-area artisans and businesses.  Conceived from the start as a complementary event to the Allentown Art Festival, Allen West is produced by the Allentown Association and represents its largest fundraiser for

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  • Crime & Safety Committee Update for Summer 2018

    By on May 24, 2018

    Changes Coming to Public Safety Leadership; Allentown Continues to be a Hotspot for Nightlife and Crime -reported by the The Crime and Safety Awareness Committee We congratulate our friend, Deputy Commissioner Joseph Gramaglia, who was recently appointed to this new leadership position in the Buffalo Policy Department after serving two years as Chief of B District. He will be greatly

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  • Capital Campaign and BNMC Grant to Fund Restoration Work at 61 College

    By on May 24, 2018

    Thanks to the generosity of Association members, friends and a Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus-sponsored Spark grant, the next phase of restoration of the Association headquarters at 61 College St. will take place this summer.  Years of neglect and lack of maintenance have caused significant rot and other damage to the clapboard siding, eaves and other elements of the north side

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  • Allentown Association receives BNMC Spark Micro-grant

    By on April 6, 2018

    The Allentown Association applied for and was granted $1,500 towards restoration work on our historic 61 College Street building. Here’s more about the BNMC Spark micro-grant program: “The BNMC has selected 17 organizations out of more than 60 applicants to receive a total of $36,500 in its first annual BNMC Spark micro-grant program! Local community members and organizations were invited

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  • Bulk Trash Day

    By on April 5, 2018

    Now that curbside snow mounds are melting, the city has announced its dates for spring bulk trash collections. April 8 for the portion of Allentown in the Ellicott Council District April 15 for the bulk of the neighborhood in the Fillmore Council District April 22 for the sliver in the Niagara Council District. For entire City of Buffalo Bulk Trash

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  • Annual Spring Dinner – April 24, 2018

    By on March 16, 2018

    ANNUAL SPRING DINNER Tuesday, April 24, 2018 6PM Hamlin House, 432 Franklin Street Buffet Dinner and Basket Raffle Tickets $30 It seems as if spring has come a little late in the City of Buffalo. While the winter weather may drag on, we will celebrate the changing of the seasons with the Allentown Association Annual Spring Dinner. The event will

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