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National Grid warns customers of potential scams
Thu, May 26th 2022 08:10 pm
National Grid encourages its customers to be vigilant and protect their personal information, as reports of utility billing and payment scams increase across upstate New York.
Community Resource Center remains open to provide support and services to residents impacted by violence
Thu, May 26th 2022 08:10 pm
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn reminds residents the Community Resource Center is open to provide trauma-informed support and immediate services to residents who have been impacted by the Jefferson Avenue tragedy and the continued closure of Tops Friendly Markets.
Erie County Department of Health updates COVID-19 vaccine schedule
Wed, May 25th 2022 10:40 am
The Erie County Department of Health is announcing changes to its existing COVID-19 vaccine clinic schedule. Starting Wednesday, June 1, the COVID-19 vaccine clinic sites at SUNY Erie Community College South in Orchard Park and at the Delavan Grider Community Center in Buffalo will close permanently.
Independent Health: Donate essential items for Tops/Jefferson Ave. neighborhood residents
Tue, May 24th 2022 04:05 pm
Independent Health welcomes community members wishing to donate essential non-food items to aid the residents of the Tops Friendly Markets Jefferson Avenue neighborhood to make donations at any of the three Western New York Independent Health Medicare Information Centers Tuesday, May 31, through Friday, June 3.
City of Niagara Falls traveler advisory for Hyde Park Blvd.
Tue, May 24th 2022 04:05 pm
The New York State Department of Transportation announced a new High-Intensity Activated Crosswalk (HAWK) signal is scheduled to be activated on Hyde Park Boulevard (New York Route 61) in the City of Niagara Falls.
NYPA hydropower allocation to support creation of 200 jobs at General Motors Plant in Lockport
Tue, May 24th 2022 03:00 pm
The New York Power Authority board of trustees approved a low-cost hydropower award to General Motors Components Holdings, a subsidiary of General Motors, that will support nearly 1,450 jobs - 200 newly created - at its plant in Lockport. The Niagara hydropower will support a $137 million investment by the firm that will enable the production of critical components for electric motors at its Western New York location.
Niagara County Department of Health reports rabid fox in City of Niagara Falls
Tue, May 24th 2022 02:40 pm
The Niagara County Department of Health confirmed a rabid fox on College Avenue in the City of Niagara Falls on Monday.
Niagara County DPW to hold public meeting on Rapids and Raymond Road construction
Mon, May 23rd 2022 11:30 am
The Niagara County Department of Public Works announced a public meeting regarding the upcoming road construction project on Rapids and Raymond roads, between Dysinger and Tonawanda Creek.
Buffalo Sabres Foundation to donate $100,000 to Resource Council of WNY
Mon, May 23rd 2022 11:30 am
The Buffalo Sabres announced the Buffalo Sabres Foundation will donate $100,000 to the Resource Council of WNY, which operates the Buffalo Renaissance Foundation Community Center at 347 E. Ferry St., Buffalo. The donation will support staffing and programming at the center.
Niagara Regional Theatre Guild presents 'Brigadoon'
Mon, May 23rd 2022 09:55 am
The Niagara Regional Theatre Guild proudly presents the Lerner and Loewe classic musical "Brigadoon" at the Ellicott Creek Playhouse, 550 Ellicott Creek Road, Tonawanda.
Voccio to lead gorge hike
Mon, May 23rd 2022 09:55 am
Niagara County Legislator Chris Voccio will lead a Niagara River Gorge hike from 10-11:30 a.m. Saturday, June 4.
Motorcyclist killed in Niagara Falls Blvd. crash
Mon, May 23rd 2022 09:50 am
On Sunday, shortly before 6 p.m., Niagara Falls Police responded to the 7000 block of Niagara Falls Boulevard for a two-vehicle crash involving a tow truck and a motorcycle.
LIVE FREE to host 'Stand with Buffalo' concert to help bring comfort & hope
Fri, May 20th 2022 02:00 pm
LIVE FREE announced an inspirational concert at 7 p.m. Sunday, May 22, at the Greater Refuge Temple of Christ, 943 Jefferson Ave., Buffalo. The event will feature Bishop Hezekiah Walker, Bebe Winans, Lena Byrd Miles, Charles Jenkins, Israel Houghton and many other artists and faith leaders.
Niagara Falls: Woman killed in crash; driver charged with vehicular manslaughter, DWI
Fri, May 20th 2022 01:55 pm
At approximately 11:25 p.m. Thursday, the Niagara Falls Police responded to 9103 St. John's Parkway to investigate a complaint of a vehicle hitting several parked vehicles in the parking lot, and then driving through the wall of an apartment building.
GoFundMe announces fundraisers to assist Buffalo mass shooting victims
Fri, May 20th 2022 11:35 am
In the wake of Saturday's mass shooting at the Tops Friendly Markets store on Buffalo's east side, GoFundMe officials announced the launch of a number of verified fundraisers this week to assist the victims.
Tops, National Compassion Fund announce Buffalo 5/14 Survivors Fund
Wed, May 18th 2022 06:50 pm
On May 14, the Buffalo community suffered a devastating act of violence when a gunman opened fire at the Tops Friendly Market on Jefferson Avenue on the east side of the city, killing 10 people and wounding three.
Mental health agencies collaborate to staff drop-in center on Jefferson Avenue
Wed, May 18th 2022 05:55 pm
Area human service agencies are collaborating to provide free mental health and trauma counseling in the Johnnie B. Wiley Resource Center, 1100 Jefferson Ave., daily from 1-9 p.m. through May 27.
Community resource center providing support & services to Buffalo residents impacted by violence
Wed, May 18th 2022 05:55 pm
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the New York State Office of Victim Services and the Buffalo Police Department on Tuesday announced the establishment of a community resource center to provide trauma-informed support and immediate services to residents who have been impacted by the tragedy that occurred on Jefferson Avenue, and the closure of Tops Friendly Markets due to the ongoing criminal investigation.
FeedMore WNY postpones 'Sweet Expectations'
Tue, May 17th 2022 08:40 pm
On Tuesday, FeedMore WNY announced: "In respect for our community and in order to focus efforts on providing assistance to those affected by Saturday's mass shooting at the Tops Friendly Market on Jefferson Avenue, FeedMore WNY has made the difficult decision to postpone 'Sweet Expectations' from the originally scheduled date of Wednesday, May 18, until Tuesday, June 14, 5:30-8:30 p.m. at Seneca One."
Tops issues letter to community
Mon, May 16th 2022 05:00 pm
Tops Friendly Markets issued the following statement Monday.
Brown encourages those impacted by Tops market shootings to take advantage of growing number of free grief counseling, food, transportation support services
Mon, May 16th 2022 04:50 pm
City of Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown on Monday urged Buffalo residents in need of grief support, groceries or food shopping transportation to take advantage of the growing list of free support opportunities established to aid those impacted by the May 14 shootings at the Tops Supermarket on Jefferson Avenue.
Move-out event at Buffalo State to benefits community, environment
Mon, May 16th 2022 02:30 pm
Buffalo State College is partnering with Goodwill of Western New York to help students move out of their residence halls and campus apartments - while also aiding the environment and the community.
DEC urges New Yorkers to leave fawns & other young wildlife in the wild
Mon, May 16th 2022 09:45 am
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos is reminding New Yorkers to appreciate wildlife from a distance and resist the urge to pick up newborn fawns and other young wildlife.
Study: Binge drinking has a powerful impact on the adolescent brain
Mon, May 16th 2022 09:45 am
Binge drinking is the most common, costly and deadly pattern of excessive alcohol use in the U.S., according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Eight Days of Hope - Buffalo 2022 to help Fillmore District
Fri, May 13th 2022 02:05 pm
Eight Days of Hope will host its third annual EDOH - Buffalo outreach from July 16-23, providing free home repairs to more than 100 families in the Fillmore District.
Hochul announces $234 million in additional food assistance for May
Fri, May 13th 2022 01:35 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced all New Yorkers enrolled in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program will receive the maximum allowable level of food benefits for May. All households participating in SNAP - including those already at the maximum level of benefits - will receive a supplemental allotment this month, resulting in a roughly $234 million infusion of federal funding into the New York state economy.
Memorial Medical Center celebrates Nurses Week
Fri, May 13th 2022 10:15 am
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center celebrated National Nurses Week by honoring, acknowledging and treating its nurses throughout the week of May 9-13.
Silo City Reading Series celebrates 10 years of bringing silos to life
Thu, May 12th 2022 07:45 pm
The 10th season of the Silo City Reading Series, a multigenre celebration of poetry, music and art held in Marine A, a 130-foot high abandoned grain silo on the bank of the Buffalo River, kicks off June 11 with an event headlined by poet Richie Hofmann, author of "A Hundred Lovers" (Alfred A. Knopf).
Higgins backs federal grant for Buffalo & Erie County Naval & Military Park through National Maritime Heritage Grant Program
Thu, May 12th 2022 07:25 pm
A new opportunity for federal maritime heritage funding opened this week, and Congressman Brian Higgins is advocating for the Buffalo and Erie County Naval and Military Park to receive an award.
Higgins: $2 million in federal funding for Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Centennial Park
Thu, May 12th 2022 07:15 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced $2 million in federal funding for Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Centennial Park in Buffalo. The grant will support the development of a "play garden," including eight play areas, park furnishings, landscaping and restrooms in space formerly known as LaSalle Park, which is undergoing a major transformation.
Higgins asks VA to listen to community & act swiftly to improve safety at Western New York National Cemetery
Wed, May 11th 2022 03:40 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins is calling on the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to act swiftly, based on community feedback, to improve safety at the entrance to the Western New York National Cemetery.
NYS & Bermuda Lions Convention to be held in Niagara Falls USA
Wed, May 11th 2022 10:05 am
Destination Niagara USA and the Niagara Falls Convention Center (formerly known as the Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls) will welcome attendees for the 98th annual Multiple District 20 (MD20) Lions of New York State and Bermuda Convention, May 20-22.
Niagara Falls travel advisory
Tue, May 10th 2022 04:50 pm
There will be no parking on South 87th Street, from Buffalo Avenue to the dead end, between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Department of Public Works crews will be repaving the street. Also, driveways will be inaccessible for a short time after the process.
AAA offers online Medicare sessions at no cost
Tue, May 10th 2022 12:05 pm
May is National Older Americans Month, a time to encourage and recognize the countless contributions that older adults make to our communities. AAA Western and Central New York has several services available to seniors, including driving evaluations, insurance reduction classes, and a Solo Travelers Club. One of the newest options involves Medicare services.
Seneca Resorts & Casinos properties shine in Casino Player Magazine 'Best of Dining & Nightlife Awards'
Tue, May 10th 2022 11:30 am
The readers have spoken and Seneca Resorts & Casinos properties have once again stood out for serving up the best dining and nightlife options in the gaming industry.
Ortt & Norris seek state traffic safety study for South Transit Street
Tue, May 10th 2022 11:20 am
New York State Senate Minority Leader Rob Ortt and Assemblyman Mike Norris on Monday penned a letter to the New York State Department of Transportation calling for a traffic safety study of South Transit Street in the City of Lockport.
Suicide prevention event in recognition of Mental Health Awareness Month
Mon, May 9th 2022 04:50 pm
The Mental Health Association in Niagara County, the Niagara County Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, the Suicide Prevention Center of New York, Colonial Heights Free Methodist Church, and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention are sponsoring "Planting Seeds of Hope" in recognition of May being Mental Health Awareness Month.
Ryan presents Empire Award to Ken-Ton Closet
Mon, May 9th 2022 04:35 pm
On Friday, New York State Sen. Sean Ryan visited the Ken-Ton Closet, a volunteer organization committed to supporting children in need, to present volunteers with a New York State Senate Empire Award to commemorate the organization's ninth anniversary.
Artist Bunnie Reiss returns to Buffalo for new mural at Joe's Deli
Mon, May 9th 2022 11:25 am
The Buffalo AKG Art Museum's public art initiative announced artist Bunnie Reiss (American, born 1975) will return to Buffalo to produce another mural on the west side of Joe's Deli at 1322 Hertel Ave.
Program to feature 'Reflections of a Vietnam Veteran's Homecoming'
Mon, May 9th 2022 10:45 am
On Saturday, May 21, well-known veteran Edward "Ted" Jackson will speak on his experience returning home from Vietnam in 1969 - and contrast it with veterans' homecomings from past conflicts, including the Civil War, World War I and World War II.

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