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Teen indicted for his alleged involvement in assault, stabbing of student outside of McKinley High School
Mon, Feb 28th 2022 04:20 pm
On Monday, Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announced a 17-year-old male from Buffalo was arraigned before Erie County Court Judge Kenneth Case, a designated Youth Part judge, on one count of attempted murder in the second degree, and one count of assault in the first degree (class "B" violent felonies).
Ride for Missing Children returns to NY
Mon, Feb 28th 2022 04:00 pm
The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) announced the return of the Ride for Missing Children after a two-year hiatus. The event is a series of in-person cycling events taking place in Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse, Utica and Albany.
$2 million in federal funds available to Great Lakes fisheries industries impacted by pandemic
Mon, Feb 28th 2022 12:35 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Monday announced nearly $2 million in federal funding is available for the New York Great Lakes Fisheries Relief Program, provided through the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021.
Niagara University receives $569,100 grant to 'reinvigorate' youth athletic programs in Western New York
Mon, Feb 28th 2022 11:50 am
A $569,100 grant from the Ralph C. Wilson Jr., Foundation will support Niagara University's efforts to establish a qualified cadre of coaches to serve all youth populations throughout the region's eight counties, with a special focus on marginalized communities historically not able to participate in youth sport programs.
Old Erie County Hall to be lit blue and gold in support of Ukraine
Fri, Feb 25th 2022 01:45 pm
The Erie County Department of Public Works' Buildings & Grounds Division announced Old Erie County Hall, located at 92 Franklin St., Buffalo, will be illuminated in blue and gold light each night for the next week as a sign of the people of Erie County's support for the people of Ukraine.
From Niagara Falls to the Mario Cuomo Bridge: NYS shines light on problem gambling
Fri, Feb 25th 2022 12:00 pm
With the rapid expansion of gambling and the record-breaking introduction of mobile sports betting, there is no better time to bring the issue of problem gambling to the forefront. The New York Council on Problem Gambling (NYCPG) and its seven regional Problem Gambling Resource Centers (PGRCs) are calling on everyone to "shine the light" on problem gambling during Problem Gambling Awareness Month (PGAM) this March.
'Ashes-to-go' and Ash Wednesday Service at St. Paul's Episcopal Cathedral
Fri, Feb 25th 2022 12:00 pm
St. Paul's Episcopal Cathedral clergy will be in Cathedral Park to offer "ashes-to-go" and blessings to all who walk by on Wednesday. Ashes-to-go times are noon to 1 p.m., and 5-6 p.m. In addition, all are welcome to attend the service at 7 p.m. in the historical cathedra located at 139 Pearl St., Buffalo.
Memorial celebrates Black History Month
Thu, Feb 24th 2022 07:45 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center celebrated Black History Month on Wednesday with a community program focused on health, wellness and faith.
Ryan outlines his community priorities for Buffalo Bills stadium negotiations
Wed, Feb 23rd 2022 03:05 pm
New York State Sen. Sean Ryan has outlined a list of six recommended priorities for a community benefits agreement (CBA) that he believes must be negotiated as a condition of New York state's investment in a new Buffalo Bills stadium.
Niagara County Youth Bureau seeking Governor's Youth Council representative
Wed, Feb 23rd 2022 03:00 pm
The Niagara County Youth Bureau is seeking a new representative for the New York State Governor's Youth Council, which is to be made up of one young person ages 13-21 from each of 62 counties. Members are chosen through an online selection process.
Kleinhans Music Hall welcomes 'godfather of Americana,' The David Bromberg Quintet
Mon, Feb 21st 2022 03:55 pm
Kleinhans Music Hall welcomes the wunderkind of American roots music, The David Bromberg Quintet, for a performance June 15 in the Mary Seaton Room of Kleinhans Music Hall. The event begins at 7:30 p.m. Reserved seating tickets are $35.
Radisson Hotel partners with American Red Cross to host community blood drive
Mon, Feb 21st 2022 12:05 pm
The Radisson Hotel will host a community blood drive with the American Red Cross from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday, March 5, at 100 Whitehaven Road, Grand Island.
Six Flags Darien Lake to hire 1,500 positions
Mon, Feb 21st 2022 12:00 pm
Six Flags Darien Lake, one of the largest employers in Western New York, is hosting a hiring event on Saturday, March 5, to fill up to 1,500 positions with "dedicated, thrill-loving individuals." Positions are available across multiple departments, including ride operators, lifeguards, food service, security, games, retail and camping.
State funding to assist Asian American community organizations across New York
Mon, Feb 21st 2022 12:00 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul recently announced $10 million in awards for organizations providing services to Asian American communities that were disproportionately impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.
Univera Healthcare accepting Community Health Award applications
Fri, Feb 18th 2022 11:15 am
Nonprofit organizations in Western New York can apply for Univera Healthcare's Community Health Awards, which the company is offering to help fund health and wellness programs in the region. The application period opened Thursday and closes Monday, March 17. Applicants can submit for award applications up to $5,000.
First Black woman in space to share her story at Buffalo State March 1
Thu, Feb 17th 2022 08:05 pm
Mae Jemison, the first Black women to travel in space, will share her trailblazing story on Tuesday, March 1, at 7 p.m. in Buffalo State College's Performing Arts Center at Rockwell Hall. Jemison was invited to campus as its 2022 Diversity Speaker in honor of the college's 150th anniversary and Women's History Month. The ticketed event is open to the public.
Parkinson's Foundation offers 'Parkinson's Revolution' in Buffalo
Thu, Feb 17th 2022 08:50 am
The Parkinson's Foundation will present "Parkinson's Revolution," an indoor cycling event, at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 26. Revolution Buffalo, at 1716 Main St., will be the host spin studio, and everyone is welcome to attend.
Niagara Falls: Temporary traffic change, street closure for film production
Tue, Feb 15th 2022 03:00 pm
Portions of Third Street in Niagara Falls will be subject to intermittent closures Wednesday and Thursday, Feb. 16-17, while production crews film in the area. The closures will affect Third Street between Niagara and Ferry streets. Niagara Falls Police will be in the area directing traffic.
Catholic Health Facebook Live event series presents 'Way to Wellness: Inside the Dish'
Tue, Feb 15th 2022 12:15 pm
In honor of American Heart Month, Catholic Health is hosting a special Facebook Live event, "Way to Wellness: Inside the Dish," from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 24. It features Trinity Medical WNY cardiologist Eram Chaudhry, M.D., and celebrity chef Darian Bryan.
Brown announces 'Girls' Long Table Talk,' an empowerment session featuring Buffalo Police Deputy Commissioner Barbara Lark
Tue, Feb 15th 2022 12:15 pm
City of Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown urges young women, ages 13-19, to participate in the Girls Run the World Committee "Girls' Long Table Talk," which will take place from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Thursday at Shea's 710 Theatre.
Attorney general's office of special investigation opens investigation into civilian death in Buffalo
Tue, Feb 15th 2022 11:50 am
The New York Attorney General's Office of Special Investigation has opened an investigation into the death of a civilian who died on Saturday, following an encounter with a member of the New York State Police (NYSP).
Second arrest in McKinley High School investigation
Tue, Feb 15th 2022 11:50 am
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn on Monday announced a 17-year-old male from Buffalo was arraigned before Youth Part Justice Kelly Brinkworth on one count of attempted murder in the second degree (class "B" violent felony), one count of criminal possession of a weapon in the second degree (class "C" violent felony) and one count of assault in the second degree (class "D" felony).
NYPA designated a Smart Energy Provider by American Public Power Association
Tue, Feb 15th 2022 11:05 am
The New York Power Authority has earned a Smart Energy Provider (SEP) designation from the American Public Power Association for demonstrating a commitment and proficiency in energy efficiency, distributed generation and environmental initiatives that support the goal of providing safe, reliable, low-cost and sustainable electric service.
Buffalo History Museum seeks nominations for annual awards
Tue, Feb 15th 2022 11:05 am
The Buffalo History Museum is asking community members to nominate candidates for the Red Jacket, Owen B. Augspurger and Daniel B. Niederlander awards, which will be presented later this year at the Red Jacket Awards Ceremony.
YMCA Buffalo Niagara looks for community help to reach $590,000 annual campaign goal
Fri, Feb 11th 2022 10:20 am
YMCA Buffalo Niagara's 2022 annual campaign began Thursday. Collectively, the association is seeking the community's support to help reach its fundraising goal of $590,000 by April 7.
First woman to assume command of Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station
Wed, Feb 9th 2022 04:25 pm
The 914th Air Refueling Wing will welcome its new wing commander, Col. Lara B. Morrison, during an assumption of command ceremony scheduled at the base on Saturday.
NFMMC announces plans to build MRI imaging center
Tue, Feb 8th 2022 04:50 pm
The John R. Oishei Foundation has awarded a $400,000 grant to Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center in support of NFMMC's capital campaign to acquire a 3T magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) unit, to be housed in a newly built center on memorial's 10th Street campus.
National Fuel Gas Company Foundation announces $220,000 in grants to community nonprofits
Tue, Feb 8th 2022 04:50 pm
The board of directors of the National Fuel Gas Company Foundation, the charitable giving arm of National Fuel Gas Co., recently held its quarterly meeting and approved grants totaling $220,000.
Alzheimer's Association forum to address health disparities, outline path to equity in Black community
Mon, Feb 7th 2022 02:10 pm
In honor of Black History Month, the Alzheimer's Association, along with African American strategic partners, will host a virtual forum, "Alzheimer's and Dementia Conversations: Listening to the Voices of the Black Community," at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 23.
AARP tax prep services in Niagara Falls
Mon, Feb 7th 2022 02:10 pm
During the tax season, AARP will provide income tax preparation services for those individuals 55 years of age and older.
Niagara Falls Fire Department has pair of weekend blazes
Mon, Feb 7th 2022 01:50 pm
The Niagara Falls Fire Department responded to two fires over the weekend. On Friday, a call at 9:32 p.m. reporting a structure fire, at 764 16th St., resulted in firefighters finding a two-story wood structure fully engulfed in flames. Upon extinguishing the fire, crews entered the building and found it was clear. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
Buffalo Museum of Science debuts 'Antarctic Dinosaurs: The Exhibition' with sold-out first weekend
Mon, Feb 7th 2022 11:55 am
The Buffalo Museum of Science opened the doors to "Antarctic Dinosaurs: The Exhibition," presented by M&T Bank, to a sold-out first weekend. The touring exhibit from the Field Museum in Chicago allows Western New York visitors to touch real fossils from Antarctica, see full-sized dinosaur replicas and learn about scientific expeditions that led to these discoveries.
On World Cancer Day, Higgins leads House effort to increase federal funding to fight cancer
Fri, Feb 4th 2022 03:15 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins is leading an effort to support substantial federal investments in cancer research, prevention, screening and treatment. Higgins serves as co-chair of the bipartisan House of Representatives Cancer Caucus along with Reps. Brian Fitzpatrick, Derek Kilmer and Mike Kelly.
Hochul: $57 million upgrade of affordable housing development in Buffalo
Fri, Feb 4th 2022 10:55 am
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Thursday announced the start of a $57 million "substantial" rehabilitation of an affordable housing development in downtown Buffalo. The planned renovations at McCarley Gardens Apartments are said to improve energy efficiency and enhance overall quality of life for 149 families, while maintaining affordable rents.
Taste of Buffalo to award scholarships to local foodservice & hospitality students
Fri, Feb 4th 2022 09:10 am
The Taste of Buffalo presented by Tops is now accepting applications for its annual scholarship program to support Western New York high school seniors aspiring to careers in the foodservice and hospitality industries. This year's program will award four recipients with a $500 scholarship to be applied toward non-tuition expenses, such as room, board, books and fees. At least one scholarship will be awarded to a student in the City of Buffalo.
Buffalo: Brown urges residents to follow winter & alternative parking to aid with street salting, plowing
Wed, Feb 2nd 2022 01:15 pm
Mayor Byron Brown urged City of Buffalo residents to follow winter parking and alternate side parking regulations to aid with snow removal and first responder access as a possible snowstorm moves into the region.
Memorial Medical Center expands gastrointestinal program
Tue, Feb 1st 2022 03:40 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center has expanded its gastrointestinal (GI) services for residents of Niagara County by purchasing equipment that will allow for wireless testing and monitoring to evaluate esophageal function.
Marcene Robinson named 2022 president of local PRSA chapter
Tue, Feb 1st 2022 01:25 pm
The Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) Buffalo Niagara Chapter welcomes Marcene Robinson as president for 2022. Robinson heads a 12-person board of directors, which was recently elected by the local chapter's membership body.
'Economic gardening' program comes to Niagara County
Tue, Feb 1st 2022 01:25 pm
The Niagara County Center for Economic Development on Tuesday announced the addition of "economic gardening" to its list of economic development programs. In partnership with Invest Buffalo Niagara, Niagara County is offering this program to second-stage companies that are looking to accelerate growth.
Luke Baecker named chair of 39th annual Taste of Buffalo presented by Tops
Tue, Feb 1st 2022 08:50 am
The Taste of Buffalo presented by Tops announced Luke Baecker, CPA, CGMA, a fund administrator at Roofers Local No. 74 / 203 Benefit Funds, has been elected chair of the festival's board of directors. He will lead planning efforts for the 39th annual event, which takes place on July 9-10 along Delaware Avenue and Niagara Square in downtown Buffalo.

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