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Fire destroys building on Walden at Genesee


BUFFALO, NY - An emergency demolition may have to be carried out after a two-alarm fire destroyed a building in Buffalo Saturday afternoon.

It happened at the corner of Walden Avenue and Genesee Street around 5 p.m.

The fire started in a vacant building at 5 Walden Avenue and soon spread to two adjacent structures (3 and 1 Walden Avenue, respectively).

No one was hurt. An investigation into the cause is underway.

The building was originally home to the Ernest Wedekindt Funeral Home (1893). Later it served as a mosque.

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Health Care Infrastructure, Global Response Needed to Fight Ebola, Daemen Expert Panel Says

Health Care Infrastructure, Global Response Needed to Fight Ebola, Daemen Expert Panel Says

A strong public health infrastructure and international aid are crucial to containing the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, a panel of experts said at a discussion held last week at Daemen College.

“The appropriate infrastructure and control strategy to contain this disease is not in place where the outbreak is at its worst in West Africa,” said Erie County Health Commissioner Dr. Gale Burstein. “The level of global response will determine how quickly the disease can be kept from spreading or stopped and we must make sure the intensive medical care required reaches these patients.”

A capacity crowd turned out for Daemen’s timely Ebola panel discussion, which also included Dr. Joseph Sahr Sankoh, Daemen associate professor of political science and African affairs, and Anthony Saysay, a native Liberian.

Sports Collectors Corner to Host Sammy Watkins for Signing Event

Sports Collectors Corner to Host Sammy Watkins for Signing Event

 

Sports Collectors Corner, located at Fashion Outlets Niagara, 1690 Military Road, Niagara Falls, N.Y., will host an autograph signing event with Sammy Watkins from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 4.

Watkins was selected by the Buffalo Bills in the first round of the 2014 NFL draft. The talented rookie wide receiver was a standout at Clemson before turning pro.

Recapping Berardi Immigration Law’s Busy Week at the Border

Recapping Berardi Immigration Law’s Busy Week at the Border

 

Last week, Berardi Immigration Law accompanied seven clients to the border to present their cases before Customs & Border Protection (CBP) at the Peace Bridge in Buffalo, N.Y. Once again, we were successful in having all of our clients’ petitions approved.

Renewal of L-1A (1) and L-1B Status (2)
Among our many cases, we assisted three individuals applying for renewal of L-1 status. One of these clients was an L-1A Intracompany Transferee Manager and the other two were L-1B Intracompany Transferees with Specialized Knowledge. 

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WNY Charities Highlighted at 30th Annual Christmas in the Country Holiday Artisan Market

WNY Charities Highlighted at 30th Annual Christmas in the Country Holiday Artisan Market

 

A favorite Western New York tradition, the Christmas in the Country Holiday Artisan Market will celebrate its 30th season when it returns to the Hamburg Fairgrounds Nov. 6-9. And as it has done every year since its very first year of existence, Christmas in the Country will provide a grand platform for local charities to raise money.  

Throughout the 30-year history of Christmas in the Country, giving back to the community has always been an integral part of the event. This year, participating non-profit groups will include Gerard Place, Churches in Action, Hamburg Eden Animal Rescue Team (H.E.A.R.T.), Variety — The Children’s Charity of Buffalo, and the Hamburg Presbyterian Church.

CBP Addresses Many Interesting Points at AILA’s Annual Canada/U.S. Border Immigration Conference

CBP Addresses Many Interesting Points at AILA’s Annual Canada/U.S. Border Immigration Conference

 

Several associates from Berardi Immigration Law attended AILA’s sixth annual Canada/U.S. Border Immigration Fall Conference on Oct. 17. The conference focused on the intersection of U.S. and Canadian law and celebrated the 20th anniversary of NAFTA. In staying true to this focus, several CBP officers from the local Buffalo Peace Bridge served on a panel offering a Canada/U.S. border update. 

AT&T Contributes $15,000 to the African American Cultural Center's Educational Directives Program

AT&T Contributes $15,000 to the African American Cultural Center's Educational Directives Program

AT&T recently presented a $15,000 contribution to the African American Cultural Center during a reception hosted by the organization.  AT&T’s contribution will support the African American Cultural Center’s Educational Directives After-School Program that provides homework assistance, tutoring, cultural and other education programs for local students. The African American Cultural Center has received numerous contributions from AT&T since the fall of 2012 totaling $45,000 in support of the inspirational work the African American Cultural Center does in the Buffalo community.