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City of Buffalo to name a portion of Fillmore Avenue 'Black Lives Matter Way'

The newly named section would be from Fillmore and Main to Fillmore and Seneca Street.

BUFFALO, N.Y. — The Buffalo City Common Council Tuesday unanimously approved a resolution to name a portion of Fillmore Avenue 'Black Lives Matter Way'.

The newly named section would be from Fillmore and Main to Fillmore and Seneca Street.

Common Council President Darius Pridgen introduced the a resolution calling for a street in the city to bear that name. Pridgen says he was moved to sponsor the legislation by a letter from an upcoming senior at the Frederick Law Olmsted school.

In the letter, Mekhi Edwards, 17, says the street name would be a way to bring the community together and create awareness for the Black Lives Matter cause.

There's no timeframe on when street signs will be changed.