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Tomorrow’s Youth Today Receives $610,000 Grant from Buffalo, Erie County Workforce Investment Board

Catholic Charities Education and Workforce Development Department has received a one-year $610,000 grant from the Buffalo and Erie County Workforce Investment Board, Inc. (WIB) to support its Tomorrow’s Youth Today (TYT) Program, which helps Erie County residents obtain their High School Equivalency certificate and gain employment skills free of cost.  

Erie County WIB, which has supported Catholic Charities’ workforce programming since the agency began offering it in 1975, works to bring together representatives from business, labor, community-based organizations, education, human services, economic development and other critical groups to rethink and restructure the way local workforce development services are planned and delivered.

What is the Visa Bulletin?

What is the Visa Bulletin?


In several of our previous blogs, you may have noticed the term “visa bulletin.” This is a term that pops up quite frequently when discussing immigration matters. The visa bulletin is a monthly online publication issued by the United States Department of State containing detailed information on the availability of immigrant visa numbers. It is typically issued in the second or third week of each month. 

Plans unveiled for Central Park Plaza

BUFFALO, N.Y.- A new name and a new look were unveiled for Central Park Plaza Monday.

LP Ciminelli showed off plans to bring about 600 housing units and several stores to the neighborhood, which will be called Highland Park.

"We are going to create a network of streets that will help knit this neighborhood back together again. For many years, this was a quarry, which dissected the neighborhood. And then it was a plaza which also interrupted the flow of this neighborhood," John Ciminelli, LP Ciminelli Vice President said.

Ciminelli has spent the past year planning this project, and say a lot of their ideas came from meetings they had with residents who live in the neighborhood..

The name Highland Park was actually what the neighborhood was called back in the 1900's.

Construction on 500 Seneca Street set to begin

BUFFALO, NY- A former manufacturing building in Buffalo's Hydraulics District is set to undergo a major transformation.

The former F-N Burt Paper Box Factory will soon have apartments, shops and even a distillery.

Developer Savarino Companies' also plans to include a three story interior atrium with gardens and a small museum explaining the history of the neighborhood.

Commercial space will open in March and residential units will be available next August.

Because 500 Seneca Street is on the National Register of Historic Places, Savarino Companies' will be using historic preservation tax credits to help finance the construction.

Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino and Duff’s to Debut at National Buffalo Wing Festival

Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino and Duff’s to Debut at National Buffalo Wing Festival

Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino culinary team to cook Duff’s wings to perfection;
inclusion of Duff’s considered “final piece” of area’s top wing providers at festival


Jefferson Avenue Arts Festival

BUFFALO, NY - Dozens of people turned out for an arts festival on Buffalo's east side Sunday.

The Jefferson Avenue Arts festival kicked off its second annual festival featuring live entertainment, dancing, poetry and, of course, plenty of local artists on hand.

Report of double stabbing in Buffalo

BUFFALO, NY – Buffalo Police officers arrested an individual who is accused of stabbing two men on the city's east side.

The incident happened on Burgard Place near Hazel Place at about 4:30 p.m. Saturday afternoon.

The victims were taken to Erie County Medical Center for treatment. Their injuries are not life-threatening, police say.

The suspect is also at ECMC, in police custody.