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Buffalo City Mission hosts ribbon-cutting ceremony for new community center
Fri, Mar 26th 2021 02:25 pm
On Friday, the Buffalo City Mission officially opened its new Community Center at 100 E. Tupper St. Known as the Alfiero Family Center of Hope and Promise, the 75,000-square-foot facility will provide preventative services to those who are on the brink of homelessness and many already experiencing homelessness.
Senate Republican conference joins Zeldin in calling on governor to fund critical veterans program
Fri, Mar 26th 2021 11:00 am
As the April 1 deadline for approval of New York state's final budget nears, Senate Republican Leader Rob Ortt and members of the Senate Republican conference were joined Thursday by Congressman Lee Zeldin in calling on Gov. Andrew Cuomo to restore funding for the PFC Joseph P. Dwyer Veterans' support program.
Start of construction for Heritage Point at Canalside in Buffalo
Tue, Mar 23rd 2021 03:15 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday announced the start of construction for Heritage Point on the South Aud Block at Canalside in Buffalo. The project includes two approximately 103,000-square-feet mixed-use buildings separated by an open walkway that follows a portion of the historic Prime Slip. The $30 million project will be complete in fall 2022. See renderings here.
Buffalo: ECHDC board approves partnership to restore aquatic ecosystem on Outer Harbor
Tue, Mar 23rd 2021 03:15 pm
The Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. board of directors met Monday and authorized ECHDC to enter into a project partnership with the U.S. Department of the Army/U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) for architectural and engineering design services at slip No. 3 on Buffalo's Outer Harbor.
COVID-19: 'Roll Up Your Sleeve' campaign encourages houses of worship of all faiths to sign up as vaccination sites
Mon, Mar 22nd 2021 01:40 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday announced the launch of the "Roll Up Your Sleeve" campaign to promote houses of worship of all faiths across the state to sign up as vaccination sites for their communities. Worship sites can begin to serve as points of distribution for the COVID-19 vaccine starting in April, significantly increasing the number of doses they can administer.
NYS Office for the Aging, Developmental Disabilities Planning Council announce new online training
Mon, Mar 22nd 2021 01:15 pm
Enhances first-in-nation online training academy for aging services professionals in NYS The New York State Office for the Aging (NYSOFA), in partnership with the New York State Development Disabilities Planning Council (DDPC), and Boston University School of Social Work's Center for Aging and Disability Education and Research (CADER), have announced a new online course designed to help the aging network workforce better understand what intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDDs) are, and how they impact a person's life from birth to older age.
CDC adjusts in-person school guidelines; reactions
Fri, Mar 19th 2021 05:05 pm
On Friday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention posted "Operational Strategy for K-12 Schools through Phased Prevention."
NYS delays income tax deadline
Fri, Mar 19th 2021 05:05 pm
On Friday, New York State Budget Director Robert F. Mujica Jr. stated, "At the governor's direction, the Department of Tax and Finance will be extending the New York state income tax deadline to May 17 to align with the federal decision to do the same. This 30-day extension provides New Yorkers still coping with the complications of the COVID-19 pandemic ample time to file. This will shift approximately $6 billion of revenue from April to May, and the state will make any necessary adjustments to cash flow."
NYS & COVID-19: More fans can return to sports, entertainment venues
Thu, Mar 18th 2021 10:30 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo was joined by Major League Baseball dignitaries on Thursday as he announced the New York Mets and New York Yankees can resume play with spectators in the stadiums beginning April 1.
NFL sets deals with networks, streamers
Thu, Mar 18th 2021 10:25 pm
Are you ready for some (more) football?
'We have to be better': Buffalo Sabres fire head coach Ralph Krueger
Wed, Mar 17th 2021 12:15 pm
Calling it a "tough day," Buffalo Sabres General Manager Kevyn Adams announced Wednesday afternoon the team fired head coach Ralph Krueger and assistant coach Steve Smith.
How to celebrate resilience after traumas of past year? UB medical student finds answer in launching a company
Wed, Mar 17th 2021 09:55 am
It's not like Karole Collier needed something else to occupy her time: She had finished the grueling rounds of interviews that determine where she'll train as a surgery resident; she was starting her final semester of medical school at the University at Buffalo; she was working on a new UB summer program for underrepresented students; and she played a major role in organizing an antiracism lecture program featuring activist and scholar Cornel West.
NYS Tax Department: One month to go! Take advantage of free filing resources
Mon, Mar 15th 2021 03:20 pm
With one month to go before the April 15 tax return filing deadline, the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance is encouraging taxpayers to take advantage of the free resources available 24/7 at www.tax.ny.gov, including the Free File program. Taxpayers with income of $72,000 or less in 2020 can electronically complete and submit their federal and New York state income tax returns online for free.
NYS: Board of Regents acts on emergency regulation revisions to 2021 diploma requirements
Mon, Mar 15th 2021 02:50 pm
The New York State Board of Regents acted on a series of emergency regulations to allow for exemptions to diploma requirements associated with the June and August 2021 Regents examination administrations. With the COVID-19 crisis still affecting the state, and students having varied levels of in-person instruction, the board and the department are, in their word, "taking necessary steps to provide essential flexibility for the state's students, families and educators."
Consumer alert: DCP informs New Yorkers of hidden costs in grocery delivery apps
Mon, Mar 15th 2021 12:20 pm
The New York State Division of Consumer Protection (DCP) is alerting consumers about the hidden costs in grocery delivery apps and providing tips to help save money when opting for delivery services.
Hochul marks pandemic's anniversary, receives J&J vaccine
Fri, Mar 12th 2021 05:25 pm
Almost exactly a year to the day since the coronavirus global pandemic was declared, Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul marked the solemn occasion in downtown Buffalo at Catholic Health's Associate Regional Training Center by thanking health care workers for their "courage" and received a dose of the life-saving vaccine.
Biden: All adult Americans to be eligible for vaccinations by May 1; targets July 4 as return to 'normal'
Fri, Mar 12th 2021 10:35 am
Thursday night, in his first primetime address, President Joe Biden announced the next phase of a "war-time effort" to vaccinate the U.S. population, with the goal of getting the nation closer to "normal" by July 4, Independence Day.
NYS Senate Republicans introduce resolution to repeal Cuomo's mandate prohibiting sale of alcoholic beverages without food
Thu, Mar 11th 2021 09:50 am
The New York State Senate Republican conference has introduced a concurrent resolution (B477) to rescind Gov. Andrew Cuomo's mandate that prohibits bars and restaurants from serving alcoholic beverages to patrons who do not order food.
Buffalo Sabres announce ticketing details for March 20
Wed, Mar 10th 2021 07:30 pm
The Buffalo Sabres on Wednesday announced the on-sale dates and ticketing details for the team's game on Saturday, March 20, against the Boston Bruins. A limited number of tickets will be available for the game. Season ticketholders will have the first chance to purchase tickets.
BBB: Gift cards an increasingly popular tool for scammers, study finds
Tue, Mar 9th 2021 02:30 pm
Gift cards are that gift that always fits and stands up to social distancing.
Not so sweet: UB study finds increased risk of death among breast cancer patients who drink sugar-sweetened soda
Tue, Mar 9th 2021 02:25 pm
New research from the University at Buffalo suggests breast cancer patients who drink sugar-sweetened beverages regularly are at increased risk for death from any cause and breast cancer in particular.
Sloop Part II: Interest, hope spurs for beached sailboat
Fri, Mar 5th 2021 04:40 pm
The saga of the little sloop continues.
Youngstown families displaced by fire; cause remains under investigation
Fri, Mar 5th 2021 04:35 pm
Niagara County fire officials are continuing their investigations into a structure fire on Tuesday evening that caused extensive damage to an apartment complex at 310 Main St., in the Village of Youngstown.
Price Rite Marketplace, University at Buffalo football team partner to 'Sack Hunger'
Fri, Mar 5th 2021 11:15 am
While last year's college football season was impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, it didn't stop Price Rite Marketplace and the University at Buffalo football program from teaming up in the fight against food insecurity through the annual "Sack Hunger" campaign.
Erie County, Pegula Sports & Entertainment partner to open COVID-19 vaccination clinic at KeyBank Center
Fri, Mar 5th 2021 09:30 am
Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz on Thursday announced the county's partnership with Pegula Sports & Entertainment and the Buffalo Sabres to open a COVID-19 vaccination clinic at the KeyBank Center in Buffalo.
Event, arts & entertainment venues can reopen at 33% capacity beginning April 2
Wed, Mar 3rd 2021 06:25 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday announced that, beginning April 2, event, arts and entertainment venues can reopen at 33% capacity, up to 100 people indoors and up to 200 people outdoors. If all attendees present proof of negative test prior to entry, capacity can increase up to 150 people indoors and up to 500 people outdoors.
Biden: US on track to vaccinate all adults by end of May
Wed, Mar 3rd 2021 01:55 pm
President Joe Biden offered the following remarks Tuesday on efforts to vaccinate the American public against the coronavirus:
COVID-19: New York State Legislature set to repeal Gov. Cuomo's emergency powers
Tue, Mar 2nd 2021 04:05 pm
Democrats New York State Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins and Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie on Tuesday announced the New York State Legislature will pass legislation repealing the temporary emergency powers that were granted to Gov. Andrew Cuomo last year at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. The legislation will allow current directives pertaining to preserving the public health to continue.
On 1-year anniversary of COVID-19, NYS passes 4.5 million vaccine doses administered
Mon, Mar 1st 2021 01:15 pm
On Monday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said, "It's been exactly one year since we first identified COVID in New York, and while we've made incredible progress towards defeating it, testing and vaccinating more and more New Yorkers, we need to stay vigilant."
'The Artpark Idea Series' conversations explore past, present & future of visual arts legacy
Mon, Mar 1st 2021 09:30 am
Artpark & Company on Monday announced a special series of online conversations to explore Artpark's visual arts legacy in a modern context. The "Artpark Idea Series" will feature eight notable artists connected to Artpark over six weekly sessions to be held via Zoom beginning Friday, March 19.
Higgins announces passage of legislation supporting local National Heritage Areas
Fri, Feb 26th 2021 03:45 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced the House of Representatives approved legislation that includes the National Heritage Area Act, authorizing $750,000 per year for each National Heritage Area, including the Niagara Falls National Heritage Area and the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor, through fiscal year 2036.
Erie County Department of Health offers information to wedding & event venues
Fri, Feb 26th 2021 03:45 pm
New York state has released additional "New York Forward" interim guidance for weddings and similar catered events.
Buffalo Sabres join RISE to bring 'Diversity Foundations' program to Western New York high schools
Wed, Feb 24th 2021 04:05 pm
The Buffalo Sabres announced the team will bring the Diversity Foundations for High School program to local schools through a partnership with national nonprofit RISE and EVERFI. The program will be made available free of charge to all high schools in Western New York.
Red Cross calls for healthy blood donors following severe weather
Mon, Feb 22nd 2021 12:15 pm
Record-breaking cold and winter storms across much of the U.S. have had a significant impact on blood and platelet donations. The American Red Cross is urging healthy individuals - especially those with type O blood - to give now to ensure blood products are available for patient emergencies when help can't wait.
New Aquarium of Niagara exhibit highlights dangers of illegal wildlife trade
Mon, Feb 22nd 2021 11:40 am
The Aquarium of Niagara has teamed up with full-service local energy company NOCO to highlight the impacts of illegal wildlife trading and the importance of local conservation efforts through a visually unique and interactive new exhibit.
Pump prices continue rising nationally
Mon, Feb 22nd 2021 11:00 am
Monday's national average price for a gallon of gasoline is $2.64, up 13 cents from last week. One year ago, the price was $2.47. The New York average is $2.70 - up 10 cents from last week. A year ago, the state average was $2.61.
Niagara University presents 'A Conversation with Angela Rye'
Mon, Feb 22nd 2021 10:55 am
Attorney, political commentor and analyst Angela Rye will give the keynote address at Niagara University's annual celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy. The presentation takes place at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 24, in the Castellani Art Museum. It is co-sponsored by NU's office of multicultural affairs, multicultural affairs advisory board, campus programming board, Niagara University Student Government, president's office, office of student affairs and Niagara University Opportunity Program. It will be available to the public via Zoom.
Opening dates & scheduling information for state-FEMA vaccination sites
Fri, Feb 19th 2021 05:25 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Friday announced the opening dates and scheduling information for the six community-based vaccination sites being established through a partnership with the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
St. Patrick's Day celebrations adjusting for 2021
Fri, Feb 19th 2021 01:00 pm
St. Patrick's Day 2021 in Buffalo Niagara will look different next month, as the region continues its rebound from the nearly yearlong COVID-19 pandemic.
Second phase of $2 million historic restoration project begins at Buffalo History Museum
Fri, Feb 19th 2021 12:05 pm
The Buffalo History Museum will begin the next phase of restoration to the lower level of its National Historic Landmark Building. Work focuses on improving guest amenities, including new restrooms and an HVAC system. At the end of this phase of construction, the museum's lower level will be restored to the original vision of architect George Cary, with an expansive 4,400-square-foot gallery.
 

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