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Memorial Medical Center schedules free COVID-19 testing at Word of Life Ministries
Fri, Feb 26th 2021 01:25 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center will conduct free testing for COVID-19 from 1-4 p.m. Thursday, March 4, at Word of Life Ministries, 1941 Hyde Park Blvd. Testing will be supported by City of Niagara Falls Community Development Block Grant funds.
Osborne Association, Buffalo Police Department partner to safeguard children of arrested parents in Buffalo & WNY
Fri, Feb 26th 2021 11:55 am
The Osborne Association and the Buffalo Police Department announced the Safeguarding Children of Arrested Parents Project to develop and enact a child-sensitive policing policy, protocols, and training to minimize the potential trauma for children from parental arrest and other police enforcement activities.
Higgins announces passage of Equality Act protecting LGBTQ Americans from discrimination
Fri, Feb 26th 2021 09:50 am
Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, a member of the Congressional LGBTQ+ Equality Caucus, announced passage of the Equality Act (H.R. 5), a bill that ensures LGBTQ Americans are equally protected from discrimination under federal law.
In honor of National Canned Food Month, Community Bank donates to local pantries & food banks
Fri, Feb 26th 2021 09:25 am
February marks National Canned Food Month. For the past three years, Community Bank N.A. has supported local pantries and food banks by hosting food drives at each of its branches.
Morinello, Italian American state legislators announce scholarship opportunity
Fri, Feb 26th 2021 09:20 am
Assemblyman Angelo Morinello and the New York Conference of Italian-American State Legislators announced they will award four scholarships (two academic and two athletic) at this year's Italian-American Day on May 24.
Just Buffalo invites community participation in 2021 Civil Writes Project
Thu, Feb 25th 2021 09:35 am
Just Buffalo Literary Center invites artists, collectives, organizations and community groups to apply for up to $1,500 in support for events and projects aligned with Just Buffalo's Civil Writes Project, a community engagement initiative that celebrates Black writers, draws inspiration from Buffalo's history as a gateway to freedom along the Underground Railroad, and finds pathways toward justice in the power of the written word.
UB's Human Rights Initiative shares its expertise
Wed, Feb 24th 2021 04:05 pm
Since its inception in 2014, the University at Buffalo Human Rights Initiative, a medical student group, has played an important role in helping to document and assess evidence of torture in people seeking refuge and asylum in Western New York.
COVID-19 vaccine developed by UB startup approved for human trials
Wed, Feb 24th 2021 01:35 pm
A COVID-19 vaccine candidate, under development by UB spinoff company POP Biotechnologies and South Korean biotech company EuBiologics, is moving into human trials in South Korea.
'Sweetest Valentine's Pet Photo Contest' raises close to $7,000 for Ten Lives Club
Wed, Feb 24th 2021 09:50 am
Ten Lives Club recently hosted a "Sweetest Valentine's Pet Photo Contest." It said community support was overwhelming, helping to raise close to $7,000 for the nonprofit cat rescue.
Higgins: Biden-Trudeau meeting positive step in rebuilding binational trust & progress
Tue, Feb 23rd 2021 07:20 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, who serves as co-chair of the congressional northern border caucus, released the following statement in response to Tuesday's bilateral meeting between U.S. President Joe Biden and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
Create a Healthier Niagara Falls Collaborative launching 'Community Currency Program'
Tue, Feb 23rd 2021 05:45 pm
The Create a Healthier Niagara Falls Collaborative (CHNFC) is set to launch "Niagara Falls Community Currency" on Feb. 25. The new program is an organized exchange system where members earn time for time spent helping other members in the community. Members can exchange hours of service they want or need with the time, or hours they have earned.
NACC announces spring class lineup
Tue, Feb 23rd 2021 03:05 pm
The Niagara Arts and Cultural Center has announced its new community education class lineup for spring.
Problem Gambling Awareness Month: NYS is facing problem gambling together
Mon, Feb 22nd 2021 11:45 am
In honor of Problem Gambling Awareness Month (PGAM) in 2021, the New York Council on Problem Gambling (NYCPG) is challenging everyone across New York state - individuals, agencies and communities alike - to come together to face problem gambling.
Niagara Falls: Shooting on Niagara Street
Mon, Feb 22nd 2021 10:40 am
Updated guidance for infection rates & testing protocols on college campuses
Fri, Feb 19th 2021 04:50 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Friday released updated guidance for infection rates and testing protocols on college campuses. Colleges and universities testing at least 25% of total on-campus students, faculty and staff weekly will not be required to go on "PAUSE" unless their positivity rate exceeds 5% during a rolling 14-day period.
NCSO provides update on body found last summer in Niagara River
Fri, Feb 19th 2021 03:55 pm
At 1:27 p.m., June 27, 2020, the Niagara County Sheriff's Office Communications Center received a call from a citizen reporting a possible body in the lower Niagara River along the coastline of a residence in the area of 3719 Lower River Road, Youngstown.
4 keys to prevent car theft
Fri, Feb 19th 2021 12:40 pm
According to the latest figures from the FBI, there were an estimated 748,841 thefts of motor vehicles nationwide in 2018 resulting in a loss of $6.3 billion. Police in many regions in New York are reporting an up-tick in car thefts this year. Often, vehicles are left running tempting a thief to take advantage of an easy target.
Cooper Sign Company awarded project at Western New York National Cemetery
Thu, Feb 18th 2021 08:35 am
Cooper Sign Company recently was chosen as the supplier for wayfinding signage, bronze medallions, dimensional letters and interior signage for Western New York National Cemetery, a 269-acre Department of Veteran Affairs national cemetery in Genesee County. The new national cemetery will serve the burial needs of more than 96,000 veterans for the next 70 years and will be the seventh VA national cemetery in New York.
Buffalo Society of Artists kicks off 130th year with members exhibition
Tue, Feb 16th 2021 05:05 pm
The Buffalo Society of Artists (BSA) begins its 130th anniversary celebration with an open members exhibition. This non-juried exhibition, the first of the year, includes both exhibiting and associate members, promoting the artwork of all BSA artists.
Buffalo and Erie County Greenway Standing Committee to meet for presentations of project applications
Tue, Feb 16th 2021 01:40 pm
The next meeting of the Buffalo and Erie County Greenway Fund Standing Committee will be at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 23, via videoconference. For sign-in information, email [email protected] The meeting is open to the public.
William Mattar launches grocery gift card giveaway
Tue, Feb 16th 2021 10:55 am
William Mattar law offices recently kicked off the "William Mattar Food 4 Families" program, giving away thousands of dollars in grocery gift cards to the community. Through March 15, the public may enter for their chance to win a $75 gift card to a local grocery store. Winners will be selected by a random drawing and contacted on or around March 16.
NPR's first director of programming headlines Daemen College virtual event
Mon, Feb 15th 2021 03:55 pm
Daemen College will host a virtual lecture and discussion with Bill Siemering, National Public Radio's first director of programming, at 6 p.m. Monday, March 1.
Niagara Falls: Man shot in leg multiple times; PD seeks information
Mon, Feb 15th 2021 12:10 pm
At about 9:15 p.m. Sunday, a 24-year-old Niagara Falls man arrived at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center emergency room by personal vehicle with several gunshot wounds to his legs.
As WNY marks anniversary of Flight 3407 tragedy, Higgins fights to finish job families started
Fri, Feb 12th 2021 11:30 am
Congressman Brian Higgins is urging the newly appointed U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg to get to work on finalizing the last piece of policy directed to be implemented following the tragic crash of Flight 3407 in Western New York on Feb. 12, 2009.
WNY COVID-19 Community Response Fund announces additional $4.5 million in emergency needs grants to support nonprofits
Thu, Feb 11th 2021 10:10 pm
The Western New York COVID-19 Community Response Fund announced it has awarded more than $4.5 million to over 300 nonprofit organizations in the region, bringing the total grant amount from the fund to $13.1 million.
Start of construction on $17 million affordable mixed-use housing development for seniors in Buffalo
Thu, Feb 11th 2021 09:40 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the start of construction on a $17 million affordable housing development that will offer 46 affordable homes for seniors in Buffalo. Known as La Plaza de Virginia, the development will also include a community senior service center and café.
Lori Allan becomes president of PRSA
Thu, Feb 11th 2021 09:10 pm
The Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) Buffalo Niagara Chapter welcomes Lori Allan as president for the year 2021. Allan heads a 12-person board of directors, which was recently elected by the local chapter's membership body.
Niagara Pride to host virtual provider lunch and learn series aimed at LGBTQ+ community
Wed, Feb 10th 2021 04:00 pm
Niagara Pride Inc., a community service LGBTQ+ organization servicing all of Niagara County, is hosting the first of a series of virtual community provider lunch and learn Zoom presentations starting at noon Feb. 19. The series will run at the same time on the third Friday of each month.
Buffalo, Olmsted Parks Conservancy partner on tree removal & replanting thanks to DEC grant
Wed, Feb 10th 2021 12:45 pm
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Urban and Community Forestry Program has awarded a $75,000 grant to support the Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy's ongoing ash management program.
BlueCross BlueShield presents free, healthy fun for community during winter break
Wed, Feb 10th 2021 11:15 am
BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York is presenting "February Fun in 2021," a weeklong series of free, virtual and outdoor activities for families to enjoy during winter break from Monday, Feb. 15, through Friday, Feb. 19.
'Ashes-to-go' and Ash Wednesday service at St. Paul's Episcopal Cathedral
Tue, Feb 9th 2021 02:30 pm
St. Paul's Episcopal Cathedral clergy will be in Cathedral Park to offer "ashes-to-go," Communion and blessings to all who walk b on Ash Wednesday, Feb. 17. "Ashes-to-go" times are 7:30-9 a.m., noon to 1 p.m. and 5-6 p.m. To honor COVID-19 precautionary measures, all ashes will be distributed in small containers for individuals to self impose.
Jacobs, leaders raise awareness for greater broadband coverage & digital literacy
Mon, Feb 8th 2021 04:25 pm
Congressman Chris Jacobs, R-NY-27, held a virtual press conference Monday with local leaders to address what he called the urgent need for high-speed internet coverage in rural communities. In addition, participants discussed "the growing divide in digital literacy skills" and Orleans County United Way's current efforts to survey residents.
History Center of Niagara receives grant to create virtual lessons on Erie Canal
Mon, Feb 8th 2021 04:10 pm
The Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor has named the History Center of Niagara in Lockport as one of 13 New York state nonprofit organizations or municipalities to receive funding through its IMPACT! Grant program.
Higgins announces passage of legislation supporting, expanding national apprenticeship programs
Mon, Feb 8th 2021 12:45 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced the passage of H.R. 447, the National Apprenticeship Act. The bill invests more than $3.5 billion over the next five years to expand registered apprenticeships, youth apprenticeships and pre-apprenticeships, creating nearly 1 million new apprentice opportunities nationwide.
Ortt demands Dwyer program funding be released
Mon, Feb 8th 2021 12:10 pm
On Friday, New York State Senate Minority Leader Rob Ortt took part in the State Legislature's mental hygiene budget hearing where he demanded answers as to why the governor did not include the Joseph P. Dwyer Peer-to-Peer Support Program in the executive budget for 2021-22, and what is causing the holdup of the full $4.5 million promised to veterans last year.
Norris: Invoke subpoena powers in nursing home hearings
Mon, Feb 8th 2021 12:10 pm
The COVID-19 pandemic has thrown each one of us and our world into uncharted territory. So many things have changed in these unprecedented times, from the ways we do business to how we live our lives, but what hasn't changed is the love for our families and those we hold dearest.
CBP warns residents of phone scam/caller impersonating officers/agents
Fri, Feb 5th 2021 03:00 pm
A new type of telephone scam is targeting residents nationwide in an attempt to gain banking information from unsuspecting residents.
Cuomo announces findings of New York investigation of redlining in Buffalo
Fri, Feb 5th 2021 09:45 am
Following Gov. Andrew Cuomo's 2021 State of the State proposal to increase homeownership rates in communities that have been adversely impacted by redlining, the governor on Thursday announced the findings of a new report by the New York State Department of Financial Services on redlining in the Buffalo metropolitan area.
NF police reports to be made available
Wed, Feb 3rd 2021 01:35 pm
People with disabilities to let their voices be heard at WNY Independent Living's virtual Legislative Education Week
Wed, Feb 3rd 2021 10:05 am
Western New York Independent Living Inc. (WNYIL) is participating in the New York Association for Independent Living (NYAIL)'s 2021 virtual Legislative Education Week from Feb. 8-12. People with disabilities in the Western New York area will have the opportunity to speak with local, state and federal elected officials and make their representatives aware of the issues that are important to them.

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