A Union East Elementary student is medically evaluated by a Rescue Hose firefighter and a doctor from ECMC after a school bus crash on September 25th. (Jim Herr/Cheektowaga Chronicle)

School bus carrying Union East kids involved in hit-and-run crash

CHEEKTOWAGA - A school bus carrying a full bus of Union East Elementary students was involved in a hit-and-run crash Monday afternoon.First responders met...
A humane officer from the S.P.C.A. walks from the home where around 20 cats were found on March 7, 2017. (Jim Herr/Cheektowaga Chronicle)

SPCA called to home on Hoerner Avenue

CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. - The S.P.C.A. serving Erie County took five cats from a house after police found two men living in unsafe conditions.  The...
Firefighters battle flames at a Haller Avenue home on September 27th. (Jim Herr/Cheektowaga Chronicle)

Careless cooking sparks Haller Avenue fire

CHEEKTOWAGA - Cheektowaga Police say careless cooking is to blame for an overnight fire on Haller Avenue in the Walden Fire District Thursday.Rescue firefighters...
Joseph Khoury cuts the ribbon at the new Rachel’s Mediterranean at 1526 Walden Avenue. (Jim Herr/Cheektowaga Chronicle)

Rachel’s Mediterranean opens on Walden Avenue

CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. – A popular family owned restaurant chain with locations throughout Western New York held its grand opening in Cheektowaga Friday morning.State Senator...
Firefighters work through stifling heat on July 4th after an electrical fire broke out inside a home on Hedwig Avenue. (Jim Herr/Cheektowaga Chronicle)

Firefighters fight electrical fire inside Hedwig Avenue home

CHEEKTOWAGA - Firefighters worked through stifling heat Wednesday night after an electrical fire broke out inside a home on Hedwig Avenue in the Walden Fire...
Cheektowaga Police stop a vehicle behind The Home Depot after it was involved in a crash at Walden Avenue and Anderson Road on February 10, 2017. (Jim Herr/Cheektowaga Chronicle)

Walden Avenue hit-and-run driver charged

CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. - The Cheektowaga Police Department charged the pickup driver who left the scene of an injury accident midday Friday.Police tell the Cheektowaga...
Vandals damaged a fence along Scajaquada Creek. (Jim Herr/Cheektowaga Chronicle)

Fence repaired after the Chronicle contacted Supervisor’s office

CHEEKTOWAGA - Town workers quickly fixed a damaged fence along Scajaquada Creek Monday after the Cheektowaga Chronicle brought the potential liability issue to the...
Town officials deemed 105 Hoerner Avenue temporarily uninhabitable since March 7, 2017. (Jim Herr/Cheektowaga Chronicle)

Violations for Hoerner Avenue house of squalor

CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. - A Canadian property owner has taken the initial steps to rectify numerous housing code violations at a property on Hoerner Avenue...
File photo of Walden Fire District apparatus. (Jim Herr/Cheektowaga Chronicle)

Audit: Walden Fire District failed to obtain quotes for purchases totaling $77,044

ALBANY - A recent audit by the New York State Comptroller's Office found that the Walden Fire District failed to obtain quotes for 27...
A van smashed into a utility pole on Walden Avenue Friday morning. (Submitted)

Van into utility pole shuts down Walden Avenue

CHEEKTOWAGA - Walden Avenue was shut down for a short time Friday morning after a vehicle crashed into a utility pole.The crash happened around...