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Catholic Charities Children’s Services to Host Information Session on Foster Parent Process Sept. 9

Catholic Charities of Buffalo invites parents, families and individuals residing in Erie County who are interested in learning more about becoming a foster parent to attend an introductory information session on Sept. 9 from 10-11:30 a.m. or 6-7 p.m. at 525 Washington St., Buffalo.

Catholic Charities provides foster care services to children of all ages, racial and ethnic groups who cannot live safely in their own homes or need to be placed in the permanent care of a loving family. The children under foster care may have special physical, emotional or psychological needs, and may include siblings who should be placed together. There is currently a specific need for homes to foster adolescent children ages 12-18.

Financial support, a clothing allowance and medical coverage are provided to families.

Additional upcoming information sessions include: 10-11:30 a.m. or 6-7 p.m., Oct. 14, Nov. 18 and Dec. 9.

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Buffalo Mayor Discusses City’s Economic Vitality at Daemen Lecture

Buffalo Mayor Discusses City’s Economic Vitality at Daemen Lecture

Buffalo’s economic growth over the past decade was described as transformational by Mayor Byron W. Brown as he pointed to the city continuing its positive momentum with a strong, workable plan at a recent lecture held at Daemen College.

As featured speaker on Sept. 2 in the college’s latest Distinguished Leaders Lecture Series, Brown talked about major economic development efforts that have improved the city’s vitality and the overall impact the revitalization has had on the region.

“There are visible signs of progress and growth throughout the city, which has experienced $4.4 billion in economic development since 2012, with more than 12,000 new jobs expected to be created over the next few years,” said Brown. “These major investments are changing the city for the better and making it a destination where people want to work, live and play.”

Attention Employers: Mandatory PERM Password Change Alert

Attention Employers: Mandatory PERM Password Change Alert

 

Attention all employers with Permanent Case Management System (PERM) accounts. As of Aug. 25, 2014, all PERM users must now begin to comply with new password requirements for enhanced security. All PERM users will be required to change their existing passwords within the next 90 calendar days. As cyber threats are becoming increasingly aggressive, the new password standards will now be consistent with Department of Labor and Federal Government standards. 

No Frills Buffalo Publishes Books on Lackawanna, Poetry

No Frills Buffalo Publishes Books on Lackawanna, Poetry

 

No Frill Buffalo publishing company announces the release of two new book, “City of Steel ... Hearts of Gold: My Lackawanna” by Ralph J. Galanti Jr. and Joanna B. Nervo, and “Malcontent: A Collection of Poems” by Jeffrey Charles Naish.

“City of Steel ... Hearts of Gold” takes place in the City of Lackawanna during the 1930s. It is a story dedicated to the men and women of Lackawanna and is loosely centered around the life and times of one of its prominent citizens, Ralph J. Galanti Sr.

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Dog Ears Bookstore to Offer Free ‘Puppy Tales’ Series Beginning Sept. 12

Dog Ears Bookstore to Offer Free ‘Puppy Tales’ Series Beginning Sept. 12

 

Dog Ears Bookstore, a nonprofit neighborhood bookstore located at 688 Abbott Road in South Buffalo, is teaming up with the RealtyUSA West Seneca office to offer a new series of “Puppy Tales” story time sessions beginning Friday, Sept. 12.

Free and open to children ages 2 to 4, Puppy Tales runs from 10:15 to 11 a.m. Fridays for six weeks. Each session includes stories, a craft and snacks. Children must be accompanied by an adult, and 20 registrations will be accepted.

Prospect Hill Tour of Homes Offered by Explore Buffalo

Prospect Hill Tour of Homes Offered by Explore Buffalo

 

A special tour offered by Explore Buffalo from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, will take a close look at one of the most historic sections of the city, the Prospect Hill neighborhood featuring beautiful homes on tree-lined streets.

The Prospect Hill neighborhood consists of four areas: Columbus Park, Armory Hill, Fargo Estate and the Cottage District. Homes and other buildings in each of the areas will be open for interior visits.

Rally for peace in the Queen City


BUFFALO, NY - Dozens of residents showing up to a rally on Sunday to call for an end to violence in the Queen City. This follows a number of deadly shootings over the last few weeks, several involving teenagers.

Organizers of the "Cease Fire Walk" say they're putting together a documentary to help spread their message of non-violence.