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Central Terminal decays as board delays


BUFFALO, NY - For years, the Central Terminal suffered from willful neglect at the hands of its private owners. While the building lay open to vandals, artifacts were stolen and metal pipes stripped out.

When the non-profit Central Terminal Restoration Corporation took ownership in 1

997, the hope was that the group would halt the building's deterioration and find a responsible developer to secure its long-term future.

But the building is still deteriorating. And dysfunction in the Restoration Corporation's board of directors has hampered progress in preserving and redeveloping it, former board members have told Investigative Post.

"There's so many different things wrong with the building, the damage is astounding," said former board member Paul Maurer.

Major Food Service Company to Distribute Weber’s Products to Restaurants

Major Food Service Company to Distribute Weber’s Products to Restaurants

 

Heintz & Weber Co., Inc. of Buffalo announced this week that the Sysco Foods New York Division in Syracuse has added Weber’s Brand Horseradish Mustard to its lineup and will now supply the legendary mustard to restaurant accounts in New York and Pennsylvania. This marks the first time that a major food service company has taken on Weber's products for widespread distribution. 

Initially, Sysco Foods New York Division has taken on Weber's Horseradish Mustard in the 12-ounce squeeze size. Additional Weber’s products will also be made be available to restaurants upon request. 

Catholic Charities Celebrates Senior Corps Week, 50th Anniversary of Foster Grandparent Program

Catholic Charities Celebrates Senior Corps Week, 50th Anniversary of Foster Grandparent Program

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of its Foster Grandparent Program in conjunction with Senior Corps Week May 18-23, Catholic Charities will thank its 96 Foster Grandparent Program volunteers during its “50 and Feeling Fabulous” event May 22 at the Lt. Col. Matt Urban Human Services Center of WNY, 1081 Broadway, Buffalo.  

Senior Corps Week, developed by the Corporation for National and Community Service, spotlights the impact of Senior Corps volunteers on their communities. Catholic Charities Foster Grandparent Program is a program of Service Corps, which is funded by the Corporation for National and Community Service.

Enlisting ‘Dreamers’ into the United States Army

Enlisting ‘Dreamers’ into the United States Army

 

The House of Representatives last week voted to remove a measure from the National Defense Authorization Act that asked the Secretary of Defense to review policies on whether certain undocumented young people, often called “Dreamers,” can join the military if they have work authorization. During the last five months, the Pentagon has enlisted 81 of these “Dreamers,” individuals who arrived in the U.S. as children and qualify for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Rep. Ruben Gallego of Arizona inserted the provision into the 2016 defense policy bill with the hope that the Secretary of Defense would consider qualified illegal immigrants as “vital to the national interest.”

WNY Land Conservancy to Hold Annual Meeting and Reception at Buffalo History Museum

WNY Land Conservancy to Hold Annual Meeting and Reception at Buffalo History Museum

 

The Western New York Land Conservancy is pleased to announce that its 2015 Annual Meeting and Reception to be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, June 4, at the Buffalo History Museum in Delaware Park, Buffalo. The Buffalo History Museum, which is a National Historic Landmark, was built in 1901 for the Pan-American Exposition and is the only surviving permanent structure from the exposition. 

Pilot plan for the upkeep of vacant lots in Buffalo


BUFFALO, NY - Council President Darius Pridgen is proposing a pilot plan for the upkeep of public and private vacant lots in the Ellicott District that eventually may be used as a blueprint for the rest of the city.

The plan creates a street-by-street schedule that outlines when city-owned lots would be mowed.

Pridgen said, "We at least want to be able to tell constituents when a mowing crew is going to be coming in their area."

The proposal also calls for community-based organizations to help with some of the privately owned lots not maintained. Currently, when those lots are cut by city crews the owner is charged a fine by the city.

Pridgen said, "What we're trying to do right now is work out with some of the organizations ahead of time a pre-approved plan of how much we can pay them to help us out with these efforts."

Arson victim speaks about escaping house fire


BUFFALO, NY - The lives of one Buffalo family were devastated earlier this week, when their home was destroyed by fire. Buffalo Police have since charged a suspect with arson.

And now, the family who escaped the fire is telling us what happened.

"I'm still in shock. We could've been killed," said Susan Brown, who's still numbafter the experience of running for her life out of her burning home.

Brown's home on Roebling Avenue in Buffalo was torched Tuesday morning. Smoke was pouring through the home. Fire was tearing it down.