Tag Archive: AM-POL Eagle

AM-POL Eagle: B&J’s on Syacamore, a notable neighborhood auto repair shop


(Gregory Witul – AM-POL Eagle) Last week, I had a new experience. While sitting at a red light at the corner of Genesee and Oak, a tractor trailer ran over the front end of my car. My hood got dented,…
Read more

AM-POL Eagle: The Polish Village was the hub for East Side “villagers”


(by Gregory Witul) The Easter season is full of wonderful traditions, from shopping at the Broadway Market, to visiting seven churches on Holy Thursday, to the blessing of the baskets, and Easter morning Mass, all celebrate who we are as Western…
Read more

AM-POL Eagle: A 30-year dream came true for Adam Plewacki Post members

Fullscreen capture 2112015 113214 PM-001

(By Gregory Witul – AM-POL Eagle) The Adam Plewacki Post No. 799 was always one of the largest American Legion posts in the region. After forming at the Dom Polski in late 1919, finding its first permanent home at the…
Read more

AM-POL Eagle: Prohibition enforcement nearly causes riot on Buffalo’s East Side

Fullscreen capture 2112015 113214 PM-001

(Gregory Witul • Wed, Jan 28, 2015) During the early years of Prohibition, beer flowed as freely in Buffalo as it did before the law was enacted. Benny’s Grill, Al’s Inn, and Club 77 all had roots that extended back…
Read more

AM-POL Eagle: Get ready Buffalo for the “Polish Beatles” at Saint Stan’s


The Beatles are coming! The Beatles are coming! To be more specific the Polish Beatles are coming to Buffalo. Czerwone Gitary (The Red Guitars), one of the most popular rock bands in the history of Polish popular music, will be…
Read more

AM-POL Eagle: St. John Kanty’s Experiencing Renaissance


(Gregory Witul • Mon, Jun 30, 2014) In recent years, many of Buffalo’s Polish parishes have been on a bit of an upswing. St. Stanislaus Parish just celebrated its 140th anniversary; Corpus Christi has been working on replacing their towers;…
Read more

AM-POL Eagle: Property At 77 Woltz Had Rough And Tumble Early History

2-4-2012-12-40-38-PM-3095452 copy

(Gregory Witul • AM-POL Eagle) Many of the taverns and gin mills that dotted Buffalo’s East Side have histories that started with returning soldiers of the Second World War or the bootleggers of Prohibition or even the Pan-American in 1901, but…
Read more

AM-POL Eagle: A Saint In Our Midst – Cardinal Wojtyla’s 1969 Visit To Buffalo


(Gregory Witul • Fri, Apr 25, 2014) This weekend, Catholics the world over will be celebrating the canonization of Good Pope John XXIII and Pope John Paul the Great. Here in Western New York there will be some grand celebrations…
Read more

Celebrate Feast of Saint Adalbert and Am-Pol Eagle Awards at Basilica


Saint Adalbert Basilica will be hosting a special Mass this weekend celebrating the Feast Day of its namesake and honoring the 2013 Am-Pol Eagle citizens of the year award recipients. The Mass starts at 5:30pm and will be celebrated by Bishop…
Read more

AM-POL Eagle: Eddie’s Grill Was The Place To Go For A Drink And A Fish Fry


(Gregory Witul • Sat, Apr 12, 2014) With Easter just a little over a week away, fish fry season is starting to wind down. Western New Yorkers are lucky in that we still have so many bars, grills, and restaurants…
Read more

AM-POL Eagle: Michalski Family Among Founders Of St. Luke’s Parish


Gregory Witul • Wed, Mar 26, 2014 Dear Mr. Witul, According to family legend, Mateusz Michalski was a founding member of the St. Luke’s parish. Although the family lived on Sobieski Street, close to other Catholic churches, the legend was…
Read more

AM-POL Eagle: Matchbook A Souvenir Of ‘One True Hotel’ At 1255 Broadway


(Gregory Witul • Sun, Jan 26, 2014 – AM-POL Eagle) From Dick’s East Side, to the White Eagle and the Hard Times, East Buffalo has been home to a lot of inns. But of all those inns there has only been…
Read more