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Niagara County DMV has walk-in hours for residents only
Mon, Apr 19th 2021 01:55 pm
Reacting to an overwhelming number of people who showed up for the Niagara County Department of Motor Vehicles' first walk-in hours since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, Niagara County Clerk Joseph A. Jastrzemski said future walk-in hours would be limited to Niagara County residents only, with a limit of two transactions per visit.
Buffalo: Brown announces city's first spring session of Game Changers youth basketball program
Mon, Apr 19th 2021 01:50 pm
City of Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown announced registration is open for the inaugural spring session of the Game Changers youth basketball program.
'WNY Shopping With Pride' fundraiser
Mon, Apr 19th 2021 07:00 am
With COVID-19 still impacting many local outdoor events and festivals this summer, as well as local businesses still feeling the economic impacts of the pandemic, Niagara Pride is launching "WNY Shopping With Pride" as an annual fundraiser event, with the hopes of helping and promoting local businesses and celebrating June as LGBTQ+ Pride Month.
Nemi, Maerten say Niagara County to review Pendleton intersection
Fri, Apr 16th 2021 01:40 pm
Niagara County Legislator Tony Nemi and Pendleton Supervisor Joel Maerten said the Niagara County Department of Public Works will undertake a traffic safety review of Bear Ridge Road in Pendleton, where a merging lane from Tonawanda Creek has been the site of several accidents. Bear Ridge is a county-owned road.
HUD: $1.1 million to public housing agencies in NYS for emergency safety & security improvements
Fri, Apr 16th 2021 10:00 am
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is awarding $13.7 million to public housing authorities (PHAs) throughout the country to make needed capital improvements in public housing developments that serve to enhance safety and security for residents.
Family Help Center's 'Pinwheels for Prevention' event to spread awareness on child abuse
Fri, Apr 16th 2021 09:55 am
The Family Help Center invites the community to participate in its free, drive-thru awareness event, "Pinwheels for Prevention," in recognition of National Child Abuse Prevention Month.
Niagara County legislator wants to create gun owner's rights advisory panel
Tue, Apr 13th 2021 02:30 pm
Niagara County Legislator Mike Hill said he has introduced a resolution to create a gun owner's rights advisory panel to help promote safe, legal gun ownership in Niagara County and work with gun owners to address issues they may have.
Create a Healthier Niagara Falls Collaborative & Niagara Falls National Heritage Area invite community to 'Walk With Us'
Tue, Apr 13th 2021 02:30 pm
Create a Healthier Niagara Falls Collaborative and the Niagara Falls National Heritage Area are partnering together to host a 5K wellness walk at the Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, April 18. A press release stated, "This walk offers an opportunity for members of the community to restore the connection with nature and each other while improving their physical and mental health."
Alzheimer's Foundation of America to host brain health awareness webinar for New York veterans on May 4
Mon, Apr 12th 2021 02:10 pm
The Alzheimer's Foundation of America (AFA) is holding a free webinar for New York veterans and their families from 11 a.m. to noon Tuesday, May 4, to provide information about brain health, memory screenings and veterans benefits. Individuals can register for the free "Brain Health Awareness for Veterans" webinar at
Arbor Capital Management donates Girl Scout cookies to local hometown heroes
Mon, Apr 12th 2021 02:05 pm
On April 9, Arbor Capital Management donated 500 packages of Girl Scout cookies to The Hometown Heroes Project through the Girl Scouts of Western New York. The cookies were delivered to local essential workers, first responders, and other hometown heroes to thank them for their tireless work in the community.
Historic Palace Theatre hosts 'Dazzling Through the Decades' gala event
Mon, Apr 12th 2021 01:50 pm
On May 1, the Historic Palace Theatre will host a grand reopening event, "Dazzling Through the Decades."
Iconic Buffalo muralist brings new hope to Family Promise
Mon, Apr 12th 2021 07:00 am
Family Promise of Western New York, an emergency shelter for families experiencing homelessness, is getting a facelift courtesy of Casey Milbrand, local Buffalo artist and muralist.
HUD makes historic $3.7 million investment to provide COVID-19 relief funding to Native American communities
Fri, Apr 9th 2021 04:35 pm
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Marcia L. Fudge on Thursday announced $450 million in Indian Housing Block Grants (IHBG) to Indian tribes across the country to respond to COVID-19. This funding will be used to help tribes carry out affordable housing activities to protect the safety and health of their tribal members and communities.
HUD awards $2 million to promote jobs, self-sufficiency for New York public housing residents
Fri, Apr 9th 2021 09:45 am
On Friday, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced the award of $36.9 million to public housing authorities, public housing resident associations, Native American tribes, and nonprofit organizations across the nation. That includes $216,913 to promote jobs and self-sufficiency for Niagara Falls public housing residents as part of the Niagara Falls Housing Authority.
The Tool Library announces spring service days
Fri, Apr 9th 2021 09:25 am
The Tool Library will be putting its tools and volunteers to work with a new calendar of community service events, spanning from April to June. Each of the 10 service events provide an opportunity to beautify, strengthen and contribute to the WNY community through direct, hands-on volunteerism.
Higgins urges VA to expedite implementation of expanded benefits for veterans exposed to Agent Orange
Fri, Apr 9th 2021 09:25 am
Congressman Brian Higgins joined Florida Rep. Lois Frankel, along with other members of the House of Representatives, to urge the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs to expedite the newly expanded benefits for Vietnam veterans, which would ensure those with parkinsonism, bladder cancer or hypothyroidism caused by exposure to Agent Orange could receive VA disability benefits.
Mobile clinic to provide essential services to medically underserved neighborhoods
Wed, Apr 7th 2021 06:35 pm
The medical mainstay of downtown Niagara Falls will soon be offering essential health care services at neighborhoods across the city thanks to an innovative program being funded through a city grant.
Memorial to offer suicide prevention workshops
Wed, Apr 7th 2021 06:15 pm
One American every 11 minutes dies by suicide. Although it's a leading cause of death, nobody wants to talk about it. Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center is launching a lifesaving initiative that hopes to change that.
CAO of WNY Housing Department awarded $500,000 for home repair programs
Wed, Apr 7th 2021 05:50 pm
The Community Action Organization of WNY has been awarded a total of $500,000 from New York State Homes and Community Renewal (NYSHCR) to help support the Thrive at Home program.
Just Buffalo's Civil Writes Project features community events, BABEL with Ta-Nehisi Coates
Tue, Apr 6th 2021 04:45 pm
Just Buffalo Literary Center today announced the nine artists, organizations and community groups receiving a total of $15,000 to support events aligned with Just Buffalo's Civil Writes Project, a community engagement project that celebrates Black writers and seeks pathways toward justice in the power of the literary arts.
Office for the Aging releases video tutorial series to help eligible older New Yorkers access federal, state & local benefits
Mon, Apr 5th 2021 12:20 pm
The New York State Office for the Aging, in collaboration with state agencies and other partners, has created a series of videos on how to complete and submit applications for benefits for older New Yorkers and other eligible individuals.
New UB website a go-to resource for researchers & community groups focused on reversing health inequities in Buffalo
Mon, Apr 5th 2021 12:20 pm
In late 2019, the University at Buffalo took a major step toward addressing health disparities in Buffalo's African American community and developing innovative solutions to eliminate them when it established its Community Health Equity Research Institute.
Buffalo: Brown announces $8 million infrastructure & streetscape makeover for entertainment district
Mon, Apr 5th 2021 11:55 am
Mayor Byron Brown recently announced the City of Buffalo would make $8 million in infrastructure improvements along key corridors of the downtown entertainment district. Major street, sidewalk and streetscape upgrades will be made on Chippewa, Franklin and Court streets.
Autism Nature Trail at Letchworth State Park honors Autism Awareness Month by formalizing programming partnerships
Mon, Apr 5th 2021 11:55 am
In recognition of Autism Awareness Month, New York State Parks and the Campaign to Build The Autism Nature Trail (The ANT) announced the signing of formal program agreements with Camp Puzzle Peace (CPP) of Rochester and Perry Central School District (PCSD) in Wyoming County.
Higgins asks US & Canada border agencies to implement virtual interviews for NEXUS applicants
Thu, Apr 1st 2021 10:15 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins is calling on agencies in the U.S. and Canada responsible for border management to implement a process that allows for virtual interviews for new NEXUS applicants.
Higgins: $300,000 grant to UB & Mission:Ignite for expansion of broadband in Buffalo
Thu, Apr 1st 2021 10:10 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced the University at Buffalo and Mission:Ignite have been awarded $300,000 through "Project OVERCOME," a contest to find innovative solutions to connect communities to broadband.
Spring can deliver severe weather surprises
Wed, Mar 31st 2021 09:45 am
Grassroots Newswire - Spring brings warmer weather, longer days and a much-anticipated break from winter. It also brings a very real threat of severe weather, according to disaster recovery specialist Chris Christodoulides of SERVPRO of north Niagara County.
Brown announces new management team for Buffalo Urban Development Corp.
Tue, Mar 30th 2021 05:35 pm
Mayor Byron Brown, who also serves as chairman of the Buffalo Urban Development Corp.'s board of directors, announced the new BUDC management team to replace Peter Cammarata, who is retiring after 14 years as president of the development agency.
Niagara County Legislator Mullane, Mayor Roman partner to bring 3-D screening mammography to Lockport
Tue, Mar 30th 2021 05:00 pm
Niagara County Legislator Anita Mullane and Lockport Mayor Michelle Roman announced they have partnered with Windsong Radiology to bring 3-D screening mammography to the City of Lockport.
Buffalo: Mayor Brown holds 'virtual' Women's History Month celebration
Tue, Mar 30th 2021 04:40 pm
Mayor Bryon Brown on Monday marked Women's History Month 2021 with a virtual celebration that honored 14 women who hold leadership positions in his administration.
Niagara County Youth Bureau accepting applications for summer food service program
Mon, Mar 29th 2021 12:45 pm
The Niagara County Youth Bureau will return as a sponsor for the 2021 summer food service program (SFSP), which ensures children who are economically disadvantaged continue to receive nutritious meals during vacation. Meals are comparable to the national school breakfast and national school lunch programs offered throughout the school year.
Niagara Falls: Busy weekend for NFFD, NFPD
Mon, Mar 29th 2021 09:35 am
City of Niagara Falls Mayor Robert Restaino's office reported the following this past weekend:
Following 5 suspected overdose deaths in 24 hours, ECDOH urges public to 'never use alone'
Fri, Mar 26th 2021 05:20 pm
The Erie County Department of Health is strongly advising Erie County residents that drugs in the area are not what they seem.
Boaters rescued by US Border Patrol agents in upper Niagara River
Fri, Mar 26th 2021 04:50 pm
U.S. Border Patrol agents from the Buffalo Station responded to a distress call and rescued two persons from a sinking pleasure boat in the upper Niagara River on Thursday.
Celebrate spring break & 'SEAster' at Aquarium of Niagara
Fri, Mar 26th 2021 11:40 am
The Aquarium of Niagara is stretching its annual "SEAster" event out over two weeks and staying open extra-late to celebrate. The venue will be open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily from Saturday, March 27, through Sunday, April 11.
NCDOH distributing vaccinations
Wed, Mar 24th 2021 02:20 pm
The Niagara County Department of Health received 500 doses of Johnson & Johnson vaccine from New York state and quickly set up point-of-dispensing (POD) operations to ensure prompt use.
'Management of our shared border must be prioritized'
Wed, Mar 24th 2021 09:55 am
A joint statement of Congressman Brian Higgins (D-NY-26) and the Hon. Wayne Easter, P.C., M.P., co-chairs of the U.S. and Canadian sections of the Canada-United States Inter-Parliamentary Group (IPG), respectively:
Niagara County clerk: Driver's license expiration extended again
Wed, Mar 24th 2021 09:55 am
Niagara County Clerk Joseph Jastrzemski on Wednesday said Gov. Andrew Cuomo has issued executive order 202.97, which extends the expiration dates on licenses and permits that expired after March 1, 2020, to April 16, 2021. At this time, all transactions must be done by appointment only, although Jastrzemski said his office is working to change that next month.
Kearns joins FeedMore WNY as 2021 'Champion for Meals'
Wed, Mar 24th 2021 07:00 am
Erie County Clerk Michael P. Kearns joined forces with FeedMore WNY to help deliver meals to home-bound senior neighbors as part of the "Champion for Meals" program.
Alzheimer's Association offers free education to workplaces/businesses
Wed, Mar 24th 2021 07:00 am
Alzheimer's disease exacts an enormous economic toll - on individuals and families who exhaust their life savings providing and paying for care, and on state and federal governments that spend billions through Medicare, Medicaid and smaller programs to help pay for health and long-term care.

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