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Optimized Processing Available at Select U.S. Ports of Entry

Optimized Processing Available at Select U.S. Ports of Entry

 

Starting mid-September 2014, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is “optimizing” processing for first-time Canadian TN visa and L visa applicants seeking entry into the U.S. under NAFTA. CBP has already designated 14 ports of entry that will ensure more efficient processing for the high quantity of TN and L applicants seeking admission. Among these optimized ports of entry is the Peace Bridge located in Buffalo, N.Y.

The WNY Land Conservancy Seeks New Members

The WNY Land Conservancy Seeks New Members

 

Our members are the heart and soul of the Western New York Land Conservancy (www.wnylc.org). Their dedication to protecting our region's most important streams, forests, meadows, and farms has made our many achievements possible. With their support, we have protected more than 6,000 acres of spectacular land since 1991. Yet there is much more work to be done to save the region's transformative places. By becoming a new member now, you will help ensure our success.

Innovative Clarence Greenprint Wins a 2014 NY Upstate American Planning Association Award

 Innovative Clarence Greenprint Wins a 2014 NY Upstate American Planning Association Award

 

The New York Upstate Chapter of the American Planning Association (NY Upstate APA) is pleased to announce that the Clarence Greenprint has been awarded the 2014 Planning Excellence Award for Implementation. The 2014 NY Upstate APA Chapter Awards recognize outstanding work being done by planners, planning firms, elected officials, and citizens to advance the science and art of community and regional planning in upstate New York. The award was presented at the NY Upstate APA’s annual conference held in Rochester on Thursday, Sept. 18. 

Remembering the Jay Treaty on Native American Day

Remembering the Jay Treaty on Native American Day

 

In the United States, we celebrate Native American Day on the fourth Friday of September. This is a day set aside to honor and celebrate Native Americans as the first to settle in the U.S., and people are encouraged to spend the day learning more about Native American history and culture. In honor of Native American Day on Sept. 26, we will be discussing the Jay Treaty in today’s blog. 

The Treaty of Amity, Commerce, and Navigation, Between His Britannic Majesty and The United States of America (otherwise known as the Jay Treaty) was a 1795 treaty between the U.S. and Great Britain. This treaty was credited with averting war, resolving previous disputes and facilitating 10 years of peaceful trade between the two countries. 

Buffalo Mass Mob Heading to Assumption Church in Black Rock

Buffalo Mass Mob Heading to Assumption Church in Black Rock
The next Buffalo Mass Mob will take place on Sunday, October 5th, 2014 at Assumption Church in Buffalo’s Black Rock neighborhood.
 
Buffalo Mass Mob started in 2013 as way to draw attention to struggling Buffalo inner city churches.  A mass mob is similar to a flash mob, but the idea centers around inviting people to come worship at a church organizers select. Each mass mob has brought hundreds of people to churches whose attendance has dipped over the years. Christopher Byrd, Buffalo Mass Mob co founder says, “The concept is simple. We want to showcase Buffalo’s historic churches, but we want the community to see them in their intended purpose. A lot of the city’s churches have fallen off people’s radar screens.

Catholic Charities Receives $40,000 Walmart Foundation Grant

Catholic Charities Receives $40,000 Walmart Foundation Grant

BUFFALO, N.Y., Sept. 22, 2014 – Catholic Charities of Buffalo has received a $40,000 grant from the Walmart Foundation State Giving Program to provide supplemental food, hygiene and cleaning products to its five food pantries across Western New York and its Ladies of Charity Fresh Start program, which provides basic household goods for displaced individuals.
      
The Walmart Foundation State Giving Program supports organizations across the United States that create opportunities for people to live better lives. Last year, the program awarded more than $20.5 million to local organizations.
      

Buffalo Police Investigate Early Morning Shooting


BUFFALO, N.Y. - Two men have died after being shot overnight in Buffalo.

Police say the shooting happened around 1:15 a.m. Sunday in the first block of Butler Avenue. That's not far from East Ferry and the 33.

Both victims were in their 20s. They were taken to Erie County Medical Center where they later died.

According to police, several men ran from the shooting scene as police were responding to the call.

No arrests have been made at this time as homicide detectives continue their investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call or text the confidential Tipcall line at (716) 847-2255.