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Chinese Delegation Visits the Buffalo Public Schools

Chinese Delegation Visits the Buffalo Public Schools

On Friday April 29, 2011, a delegation from China visited the Buffalo Public Schools. The group included seven educators from China, led by Dr. Zhou Nanzhao, a University at Buffalo Alumni, who currently serves as the President of UNESCO Asia Pacific Network for International Education and is also the Director of the International Center for Teacher Education at East China Normal University.

“Our primary objective in cultivating this relationship,” according to Superintendent James A. Williams, “is to forge and solidify plans for sustained educational and international partnership exchanges between schools in China and our schools.”

The Buffalo Infringement Festival 2011

The Buffalo Infringement Festival 2011

The Buffalo Infringement Festival (BIF) is an 11-day long multi-genre arts festival in Buffalo, NY.

It is free for all artists to participate, everyone is accepted and artists keep 100% of the profits from their projects and performances. The art that is typically Under the Radar is exemplified.

The Buffalo Infringement Festival is a non-profit-driven, non-hierarchical grassroots endeavor bringing together a broad range of eclectic, independent, experimental, and controversial art of all forms. Visual, performing, musical, and media arts are all welcome here. Taking place in multiple venues in and around Buffalo’s Allentown District, the festival is an annual eleven-day event running from the last weekend of July through the first weekend of August.

Prescription Drug Drop Off Day

BUIFFALO, NY -- Saturday April 30th was National Prescription Drug Drop Off Day.  It's a chance for you to safely get rid of old prescription medications you have in your home.

Prescription pill abuse is the number one drug problem in Western New York.  The National Drug Enforcement Administration is leading this effort, with local support from Kids Escaping Drugs.

Medication will be accepted at the following drop off sites in Western New York from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.  Government, community, public health and law enforcement partners at many sites will be working together to collect expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs that are potentially dangerous if left in the family's medicine cabinet.

2 On Your Side Investigation: Sex Offender Loophole?

BUFFALO, N.Y. - There are laws in place to protect children from sex offenders while they're at school, daycare and at the doctor's office. But 2 On Your Side has found there are legal loopholes that some believe are putting our children in danger.

State law in New York does not prohibit registered sex offenders from working in many positions, such as youth sports coaches, dance teachers or karate instructors.

Antonio Staley owns Western New York Martial Arts and Fitness Academy on Bailey Avenue in Buffalo. Staley is a level two sex offender. In 2006, he was convicted of Attempted Sexual Misconduct and was sentenced to 30 days in jail. In addition, he was required to register as a sex offender.

Staley maintains that he was wrongly convicted. "There was no evidence," Staley said. "Nothing to support that at all."

Buffalo Bar Patrons Allege Discrimination

BUFFALO, NY - Patrons at a Buffalo bar claim they were kicked out because the staff said there were too many blacks and not enough whites at the establishment.

Maddy Ross told 2 On Your Side, "I've never seen such blatant racism...and it needs to be exposed and addressed and stopped."

She was one of about 50-people at 4 Play nightclub on Chippewa in downtown Buffalo the night before Easter.  It was supposed to be a fashion show after-party, booked by a promoter. However, at 11 p.m. she said the lights inside the club were turned on and everyone was told to leave.

Video shot by Third World Productions shows the people leaving and one man is heard saying "they kicked us out specifically because it's not enough white people."

Corpus Christi Church to Host John Paul II Beatification Mass Broadcast Live

Corpus Christi Church to Host John Paul II Beatification Mass Broadcast Live

During Pope John Paul II’s funeral in 2005, millions of the faithful at the Vatican chanted, “Santo subito” to express their wish that this, one of the most important and beloved pontiffs in history, would be made a saint immediately.

In the fastest process on record, that wish will be granted on Sunday, May 1st when Pope Benedict XVI presides at a ceremony to mark John Paul II’s beatification – a key step toward Catholicism’s greatest honor of sainthood. Hundreds of thousands of pilgrims are expected in Rome for the precedent-setting Mass, which signifies the first time in history that a pope has beatified his immediate predecessor. The choice of May 1st, the Feast of Divine Mercy, reflects Pope John Paul II’s deep devotion to his fellow Pole Sr.

Broadway Market Community Rooftop Garden Meetings

Broadway Market Community Rooftop Garden Meetings

There will be two Broadway Market Community Rooftop Garden meetings. One this Saturday (04/30) and next (05/07) at 10 AM in the old Key Bank.

Anyone interested in becoming a community partner with the Broadway Market is encouraged to attend.

Please fill out the community garden application because spaces are going quickly!!!

For more information, contact the Broadway Market @ 716-867-3398.