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Project Play WNY announces awardees for 'Summer Free Play Series' inaugural grant process
Fri, May 26th 2023 01:15 pm
Project Play Western New York (WNY), driven and funded by the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation's youth sports and recreation focus area, in partnership with the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo, announced 12 organizations received a 2023 "Summer Free Play Series" grant award.
NFFP responds to fire
Fri, May 26th 2023 01:15 pm
At 1:37 a.m. Wednesday, the Niagara Falls Fire Department responded to a fire at 7211 Stephenson Ave. Upon arrival, fire personnel found heavy fire coming out of the windows on the right side and in the rear of the building. Upon investigation, it was determined the cause of the fire was not accidental.
Buffalo man pleads guilty to attempted murder for injuring victim in shooting at dollar store
Fri, May 26th 2023 01:00 pm
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announced 34-year-old Travis J. Green of Buffalo pleaded guilty Thursday morning before Erie County Court Judge Sheila A. DiTullio to one count of attempted murder in the second degree (class "B" violent felony). The defendant pleaded guilty to the highest count in full satisfaction of the indictment against him.
Contract renewal ensures continued support for smokers trying to quit
Tue, May 23rd 2023 02:55 pm
Every year, more than 30,000 people contact the New York State Smokers' Quitline for help in ending their dependence on commercial tobacco products.
Meet the artists chosen to participate in Hertel Alley Mural Fest
Tue, May 23rd 2023 02:55 pm
Arts Services Inc. (ASI) and Buffalo Common Council Member Joel P. Feroleto have announced the artists chosen to paint live mural art during the 2023 Hertel Alley Mural Fest, which will take place June 10-11. The festival is 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. each day, on Hertel Alley, which runs behind businesses from 1225 and 1301 Hertel Ave., in north Buffalo.
WNY Regional Economic Development Council announces appointment of Steve K. Stoute as co-chair
Mon, May 22nd 2023 11:10 am
The Western New York Regional Economic Development Council (WNYREDC) announced Canisius College president Steve K. Stoute, J.D., was appointed co-chair of the council. Stoute succeeds Dr. Katherine Conway-Turner, who served as co-chair since 2019 and will be retiring as president of SUNY Buffalo State University.
Community Beer Works launches 3rd annual Pride beer in partnership with Pride Center of Western New York
Mon, May 22nd 2023 10:30 am
Community Beer Works (CBW), in partnership with the Pride Center of Western New York, announced the third-annual launch of PRIDE Ale. $1 from each pint and 4-pack sold of the limited-edition brew will go directly to the Pride Center of Western New York.
State lawmakers announce major state funding to support AAPI community
Mon, May 22nd 2023 10:30 am
New York State Sen. Sean Ryan, Assembly member Karen McMahon and Assembly member Monica Wallace visited the Asian American Heritage Festival in Amherst to announce $30 million of state funding in the fiscal year 2023-24 state budget to support Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) in New York. It is the largest investment in the Asian American community in state history.
Milestone: 50th anniversary of Twin Cities Meals on Wheels
Mon, May 22nd 2023 10:30 am
The 50th anniversary of Twin Cities Meals on Wheels was observed, as the City of North Tonawanda and Tonawanda presented the organization's president a proclamation recognizing this important milestone.
New York State Canal System opens for season
Fri, May 19th 2023 02:35 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Friday announced the opening of the 2023 navigation season for the 524-mile New York State Canal system, kicking off the 199th consecutive opening of the historic waterways. Locks and lift bridges on the Erie, Champlain, Oswego and Cayuga-Seneca canals will operate daily today through Oct. 11, providing opportunities for boating, fishing and sightseeing to tourists, canal enthusiasts and all New Yorkers.
Area school budgets find voter approval
Fri, May 19th 2023 08:35 am
Voters in Western Niagara County joined with those from throughout New York on Tuesday in approving school budgets despite the ongoing inflation and economic challenges facing the state.
'HOPE Day 2023' nets $507,456 for annual Appeal
Thu, May 18th 2023 08:50 pm
"HOPE Day," the annual 24-hour match challenge day of giving to benefit Appeal, brought in a record total of $507,456 toward this year's $9.5 million goal in support of Catholic Charities of Buffalo and the "Fund for the Faith." This total included $111,000 in matching funds from EnergyMark LLC and Thomann Asphalt Paving.
'Tops Totes for Change' continues to aid local charities by raising over $519,000
Thu, May 18th 2023 08:50 pm
It's hard to believe that a little over three years ago Tops launched its highly successful "Tops Totes for Change." This program encourages shoppers to purchase a reusable bag with a special charity design for just $2.69, with $1 of the proceeds being donated back to five local community organization. Since its inception, Tops is proud to say that $519,846 has been raised for area charities and at a time that these organizations need it most.
Average summer residential electric prices expected to be lower than last year across most of state
Thu, May 18th 2023 08:45 pm
The New York State Public Service Commission (PSC) announced New York's electric grid and its electric utilities are prepared for increased summer demand for electricity. Additionally, the price for electricity paid by full-service residential customers on average is expected to be lower than a year ago, depending on the customer's location, demand and actual market prices.
BMHA exits 'troubled' status with 8-point improvement in Federal Public Housing Assessment score
Thu, May 18th 2023 08:45 pm
The Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority (BMHA) announced it is no longer designated as a "troubled" public housing authority by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
Catholic Health to provide temporary emergency services in eastern Niagara County until new Lockport Memorial Hospital open this fall
Wed, May 17th 2023 03:50 pm
The New York State Department of Health (DOH) is partnering with Catholic Health to provide temporary emergency services in eastern Niagara County until the health system's new Lockport Memorial Hospital opens this fall.
Jury finds Buffalo man guilty of kidnapping teenage victim
Wed, May 17th 2023 03:10 pm
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announced a jury found 21-year-old Abdiwahab Sabtow of Buffalo guilty of one count of kidnapping in the second degree (class "B" violent felony).
Art exhibits open at the NACC
Wed, May 17th 2023 11:30 am
The Niagara Arts and Cultural Center is debuting its newest showcase, "COHORT: An Alberto Rey Alumni Exhibition."
Buffalo State University commencement is May 20
Tue, May 16th 2023 06:25 pm
SUNY Buffalo State University will confer degrees on roughly 1,300 undergraduate and 500 graduate students during its 151st commencement celebration on Saturday, May 20, in the Buffalo State Sports Arena.
Destination Niagara USA honored by Niagara USA Chamber
Mon, May 15th 2023 02:20 pm
The Niagara USA Chamber hosted the "Chamber Honors" annual dinner at the Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino on Thursday, May 4.
Buffalo History Museum invites public to celebrate final days of 'Train Gallery'
Mon, May 15th 2023 02:05 pm
Buffalo families have one more opportunity to experience The Buffalo History Museum's "Train Gallery," which is scheduled to temporarily close on June 3.
Hochul announces essential upgrades to Buffalo's Apollo Media Center
Mon, May 15th 2023 10:35 am
Gov. Kathy Hochul recently announced a plan to upgrade the Apollo Media Center in east Buffalo to support job training, youth programming and media production. New equipment will allow the Apollo to expand media education to city residents who own a business, and provide a safe creative outlet for young people to explore music and art, while also teaching skills in video production and coding to help familiarize them with media careers.
NYSDOS: Fourth meeting of state Commission on African American History will take place in Buffalo June 12
Mon, May 15th 2023 10:35 am
The New York Department of State recently announced the fourth public meeting of the New York State Commission on African American History will take place in Buffalo on June 12 to "show support for the community in the wake of the one-year anniversary of the mass shooting at Tops Friendly Market."
Convicted murderer sentenced for possession of fentanyl in separate crime
Fri, May 12th 2023 04:50 pm
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announced 33-year-old Cortez Foster of Buffalo was sentenced this morning before Erie County Court Judge Suzanne Maxwell Barnes to 6 years in prison followed by 3 years of post-release supervision. He was sentenced today as a second violent felony offender.
UB TCIE awarded $500,000 grant to grow New York's offshore wind workforce
Fri, May 12th 2023 09:20 am
The University at Buffalo Center for Industrial Effectiveness (UB TCIE) has secured a $500,000 grant from the New York State Offshore Wind Training Institute (OWTI) to accelerate the development of New York's offshore wind workforce.
Hochul & Buffalo Mayor Brown: May 14th Memorial Commission to begin public engagement campaign
Tue, May 9th 2023 04:30 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul and Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown announced the May 14th Memorial Commission will begin a public engagement campaign seeking the input of the community on siting and design of a future memorial.
Buffalo AKG Art Museum announces lineup for 'Lipsey Summer Jazz at the AKG'
Tue, May 9th 2023 12:10 pm
"Lipsey Summer Jazz at the AKG" is presented by The Stanford and Judith Lipsey Foundation. Concerts take place on the museum's Delaware stairs overlooking Hoyt Lake. Admission is free. Limited paid parking is available in the museum's parking lot. There is also parking available on the roads surrounding the Buffalo AKG.
WNY Women's Foundation to host 'What She's Made Of' at Highmark Stadium
Mon, May 8th 2023 01:35 pm
The WNY Women's Foundation will present "What She's Made Of" 2023 on May 22 at Highmark Stadium, with 350 guests anticipated.
ABC News Digital debuts multimedia project 'Buffalo: Healing from Hate - One Year Later'
Mon, May 8th 2023 10:10 am
ABC News announced ABC News Digital's "Buffalo: Healing from Hate - One Year Later," a multimedia project chronicling the one-year mark of the May 14, 2022, mass shooting that claimed the lives of 10 people at the Tops supermarket in Buffalo.
Niagara Falls Police Department responds to single-vehicle crash
Mon, May 8th 2023 09:35 am
On May 7, at approximately 4 am, Niagara Falls Police responded to the 4300 block of Porter Road to investigate a single-vehicle crash.
Partnership looks to address abandoned properties in Niagara Falls
Mon, May 8th 2023 09:30 am
The City of Niagara Falls and the Western New York Law Center (WNYLC) recently announced A new partnership "to address and resolve the community's concerns on vacant and abandoned properties."
Anderson to speak about policing Erie Canal, past & present
Mon, May 8th 2023 07:00 am
From the moment in 1818 that the Erie Canal began to carry boats, large numbers of people and huge amounts of freight were traveling back and forth along it. As the canal expanded, so did the traffic. With so many people and so much cargo mixing and moving around almost anything could happen - and often did.
Special Olympics New York announces $50,000 partnership with GEICO
Mon, May 8th 2023 07:00 am
Special Olympics New York announced an expanded new partnership with GEICO Philanthropic Foundation. GEICO has donated $25,000 in Long Island/New York City and $25,000 in the Western Region, for a total of $50,000.
Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum a 2023 Blue Star Museum
Mon, May 8th 2023 07:00 am
Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum announced it will join museums nationwide in the Blue Star Museums initiative, a program that provides free admission to currently serving U.S. military personnel and their families this summer.
Thank ´╗┐Kindness Festival at Eastern Hills Mall seeking nonprofits
Mon, May 8th 2023 07:00 am
Save the date! The first Kindness Festival will be held from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, June 10, at the Eastern Hills Mall.
Catholic Health consultants experience data breach
Fri, May 5th 2023 04:20 pm
Minimum Data Set Consultants LLC (MDS), a firm that provides consulting services to skilled nursing facilities across the country, experienced a data breach that may include medical record information from some long-term-care residents within Catholic Health. MDS is in the process of notifying the residents, their family members, or other responsible party.
Buffalo woman sentenced for setting fire that injured Buffalo firefighter
Fri, May 5th 2023 01:00 pm
U.S. Attorney Trini E. Ross announced Jade Smart, 34, of Buffalo, who was convicted of unlawfully damaging or destroying property by means of fire or explosive causing personal injury to a public safety officer, was sentenced to serve 51 months in prison by U.S. District Judge John L. Sinatra Jr.
Recovering and healing topic of May 14 remembrance event at UB
Fri, May 5th 2023 09:40 am
How to bring about racial healing will be explored during an event on May 11 to remember the one-year anniversary of the mass shooting at the Tops Markets on Jefferson Avenue.
Niagara County: Employment & Training ups tuition assistance grant availability to $5,000
Thu, May 4th 2023 10:45 am
Niagara County Employment & Training Director Donald J. Jablonski announced the amount of money available through the department's tuition assistance grant has increased from $4,000 to $5,000.
Novel disease mechanisms for age-related macular degeneration emerge from decade's worth of systems biology research
Wed, May 3rd 2023 07:35 pm
The first genome-wide significant study of the epigenetics of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) has yielded a trove of genetic mechanisms and pathways that are responsible for this disease, a leading cause of severe vision loss in older adults. AMD results from damage in the macula, which provides clear, straight-ahead vision, and therefore is critical to the ability to read, drive and recognize faces.

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