Neighborhoods

Local News from around the Town of Cheektowaga and the Village of Sloan organized so you can find news specific to your neighborhood.

Firefighters fight a fire inside a basement apartment at 37 Linda Drive on December 26th. (Jim Herr/Cheektowaga Chronicle)

Linda Drive residents jump from windows to escape fire

CHEEKTOWAGA - A fire in a Linda Drive apartment complex forced several residents from their homes late Wednesday afternoon.  At least two people had to...
Demolition work has started on the Garden Village Plaza site off French Road on July 25, 2017. (Jim Herr/Cheektowaga Chronicle)

Garden Village Plaza being demolished

CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. - Demolition work on the former Garden Village Plaza has begun ahead of a scheduled fall start date according to Councilmember James Rogowski.Demolition...
Firefighters clean up after extinguishing a dumpster fire the behind Cleveland Hill school August 20, 2017. (Jim Herr/Cheektowaga Chronicle)

Serial dumpster arsonist sought by Cheektowaga Police

CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. - For the second time in a little over a week, a serial arsonist lit a set of dumpsters on fire at two...
An AMR ambulance transports the victim from the scene minutes after being struck by a car on Genesee Street. (Jim Herr/Cheektowaga Chronicle)

Woman in critical condition, DWI charges in Genesee Street crash

CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. - The woman stuck by a car on Genesee Street Thursday night is listed in critical condition while the driver was arrested...
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Whitney Place homicide press conference with Cheektowaga Police

CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. - The Cheektowaga Police Department held a press conference Tuesday afternoon to address the homicide on Whitney Place. Assistant Chief of Police James...
Kevin Georger and the Stellar Dental Care Tooth cut the ribbon at their new location on French Road on October 12th. (Jim Herr/Cheektowaga Chronicle)

Stellar Dental Care opens their French Road location in South Cheektowaga

CHEEKTOWAGA - Stellar Dental Care officially cut the ribbon at their new location in South Cheektowaga Thursday morning.The newest location is at French and...
On April 6, 2017, WBBZ-TV records "Polka Buzz" from the Potts Banquet Hall on Rossler Avenue. (Jim Herr/Cheektowaga Chronicle)

WBBZ-TV’s “Polka Buzz” hosts fun dance parties in Cheektowaga

CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. - April showers didn't stop Western New York's polka faithful from gathering earlier this month for a taping of "Polka Buzz," a dance...
First responders attend to a scene on the westbound Kensington Expressway on January 28th. (Jim Herr/Cheektowaga Chronicle)

Westbound expressway, Union Road shut down for police emergency

CHEEKTOWAGA - A portion of the Union Road overpass and the westbound Kensington Expressway was shut down for a short time Sunday afternoon as...
KeyBank volunteers work at Hospice Buffalo on the afternoon of May 24, 2017. (Jim Herr/Cheektowaga Chronicle)

KeyBank employees volunteer at Hospice Buffalo

CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. - A group of volunteers from KeyBank spent the afternoon at Hospice Buffalo Wednesday as part of the bank's 27th annual Neighbors...
An AMR paramedic escorts the victim of an apparent accidental gunshot on Ellwood Place to an ambulance on October 24th. (Jim Herr/Cheektowaga Chronicle)

Man accidentally shoots himself while cleaning handgun

CHEEKTOWAGA - An Ellwood Place resident was transported to the hospital after suffering an apparent accidental gunshot wound early Wednesday evening.A law enforcement source tells...