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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.


Man shot in the leg on Davidson


BUFFALO, NY - One person is recovering after a shooting in Buffalo's Kensington-Bailey neighborhood.

It happened on Davidson Avenue around 5 p.m. Saturday.

Buffalo police spokesman Mike DeGeorge tells us the victim was shot in the leg and his injuries appear to be non-life threatening.

The homicide unit was called to the scene but that's been standard procedure for any shooting that happens in the City of Buffalo for the past several months.


Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino Hosts Eight-Week 'Comedy Series in the Bear’s Den' This Fall

Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino Hosts Eight-Week 'Comedy Series in the Bear’s Den' This Fall

Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino is excited to announce it will feature some of the best names in comedy for eight straight weeks this fall in the Bear’s Den Showroom. Every Thursday night at 8 p.m., beginning October 2, the “Comedy Series in the Bear’s Den,” sponsored by 97 Rock, will give comedy-lovers the opportunity to see their favorite stand-up comedians up close and personal in a 440-seat, theater-style venue. 97 Rock talk show host Rob Lederman, part of the long-running “Norton in the Morning” show, will host the comedy series.

Comics who have appeared on “The Daily Show,” “Saturday Night Live” and in major comedy clubs across the country will perform every Thursday between October 2 and November 20. Ralphie May, best known from Comedy Central’s “The Burn with Jeff Ross” and ”Comedy Underground with Dave Attell,” will kick off the series.

Catholic Charities of Buffalo Appoints Two Directors

Catholic Charities of Buffalo Appoints Two Directors

Catholic Charities of Buffalo has appointed two new members to its leadership team. Meichle Latham has been named Director of School Based Services and Maria Picone has been named Director of the Family and Community Services Department, formerly known as the Metropolitan District Service Department.

Dennis Walczyk, Catholic Charities Chief Executive Officer, said, “We are pleased to promote Maria and Meichle to these leadership positions, and look forward to the expertise, passion, and energy they will bring to their new and increased responsibilities.”

As Director of School Based Services, Latham is responsible for overseeing the organization’s services currently delivered to Catholic, public and charter schools in Erie and Niagara counties. She also will establish and maintain connections with educational partners and work to expand services to schools not being served.

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.