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USCIS Celebrates Veterans Day with Naturalization Ceremonies

USCIS Celebrates Veterans Day with Naturalization Ceremonies

Each year on Nov. 11, we honor those who have risked their lives to serve in the United States Armed Forces. Veterans Day is a federal holiday and is often celebrated with nationwide parades and events. This year, USCIS will celebrate Veterans Day by hosting nearly 40 naturalization ceremonies throughout the week. 

USCIS will highlight service members, military spouses and veterans taking the Oath of Allegiance to become U.S. citizens. In all, USCIS will welcome more than 3,000 new citizens at these ceremonies. 

 

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Pianist’s Concert Nov. 12 to Benefit Catholic Charities via Canned Goods Donations, CD Sales

Grammy Award-winning pianist George Winston will perform (Wednesday) Nov. 12 at 8 p.m. at Babeville’s Asbury Hall in Buffalo, and will donate all of the profits from his CD sales that evening to Catholic Charities, as well as encourage attendees to bring canned or non-perishable food items for Catholic Charities’ five food pantries.

Winston is best known for his melodic rural folk piano and seasonally themed recordings including DECEMBER, AUTUMN, WINTER INTO SPRING, and SUMMER. Since 1972, he has released 13 solo piano albums. This concert will feature selections from George’s latest album, GULF COAST BLUES AND IMPRESSIONS 2 – A LOUISIANA WETLANDS BENEFIT, melodic piano recordings, as well as New Orleans R&B piano, stride piano, Vince Guaraldi’s “Peanuts” pieces, and more.

Dog Ears Bookstore to Host Book-signing Event with Jim Ostrowski

Dog Ears Bookstore to Host Book-signing Event with Jim Ostrowski

 

Dog Ears Bookstore, located at 688 Abbott Road in Buffalo, will host author Jim Ostrowski for a book-signing event at 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 15.

Ostrowski is a trial and appellate lawyer from Buffalo. His book, “Progressivism: A Primer on the Idea Destroying America,” was released in September.

Council President "Targeting" Bad Landlords


BUFFALO, NY - Buffalo Common Council president Darius Pridgen is using an interesting strategy to get bad landlords to take care of their properties. He's focusing on abandoned buildings in the Ellicott District, which he represents.

On Friday, Pridgen was talking about Mohammad Kabir, who he called a "derelict landlord," who owns an abandoned church at 413 Sherman Street. Pridgen says Kabir, who wasn't available for an on camera interview, has neglected this property since buying it three years ago at an auction.

"This was in disrepair when he purchased it and he stated to me personally that he had the resources in order to build this facility and he wanted to turn it into some type of community center -- and it has just been a community eyesore," Pridgen said.

The church has broken windows and boarded up doors.

Pridgen says the building has been a haven for drug addicts.

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Corpus Christi gets new cupola


BUFFALO, NY - An East Side landmark is looking more like its former self again. A new signature cupola was lifted onto the north tower at Corpus Christi Church Thursday morning.

The original copper dome was damaged beyond repair. It was removed over the summer.

The new dome is an exact match of the old one.


“Next Things Now” Buffalo Innovation Video Surpasses 10,000 Views After Debuting At 43north Finals

“Next Things Now” Buffalo Innovation Video Surpasses 10,000 Views After Debuting At 43north Finals

Since its founding more than two centuries ago, Buffalo, N.Y. has been home to innovators and entrepreneurs—and that legacy continues today. 43North—The World’s Largest ($5 million) Business Idea Competition—has teamed up with Buffalo Niagara Enterprise and Paget Films to tell the story of a forward-looking city with a proud past in an inspiring new video.

Titled “Next Things Now” and clocking in at just under five minutes in length, the video highlights dozens of bright moments in Buffalo’s history, ranging from the opening of the Erie Canal to the first successful skin graft to today’s groundbreaking genomic research.

This fast-paced, emotional video is narrated by 25 members of the next generation of Buffalo leaders, innovators and entrepreneurs (see credits below).

Preserving the Status of Children Born to LPR Parents

Preserving the Status of Children Born to LPR Parents

 

Per U.S. immigration regulations, a child born to a Lawful Permanent Resident (LPR) parent will automatically acquire his or her parent’s status if the child was born in the U.S. within the validity of the parent’s green card. But what happens when a child is born during her LPR mother’s temporary visit abroad?

Fortunately, the same regulations hold that children in this category also automatically acquire their parent’s LPR status, provided:
• The parent and child seek entry into the U.S. within two years of the child’s birth; and
• Either accompanying parent is applying for readmission upon first return after the birth of the child.