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Pakistan: A New Perspective (3D)

Pakistan: A New Perspective (3D)

*Click the links in bold below for a 3D experience of Pakistan*

“Let us trust each other,” roared the Governor-general designate and added; “Let us judge by results, not by theories. With the help of every section –I see that every class is represented in this huge gathering –let us work in double shift if necessary to make the Sovereign State of Pakistan really happy, really united and really powerful.” 

-  Muhammad Ali Jinnah, Speech at a Dinner Party given by the late Mr. Ghulam Hussain Hidayatullah at the Karachi Club on 9th August, 1947.

Police Release Names in Fatal Shooting

BUFFALO, NY - Police have released the names of two individuals shot on Ivy Street on the East Side early Saturday morning.

20-year-old Jazz Bynum was killed in the double shooting. 24-year-old George McGee is currently in critical condition at ECMC.

Ferry-Fillmore District police arrived on the scene around 3:20 a.m. to find two men struck by gunfire.

Bynum was shot several times and found dead when police arrived.

Police are asking for the public's help in the investigation, as homicide squad detectives continue to investigate. Anyone with information should call the department's confidential TIPCALL number - 716.847-2255 or text a tip to the department through the website www.bpdny.org.

Independence: All Men Are Created Equal?

Independence:  All Men Are Created Equal?

Righteous:  acting in accord with divine or moral law.

Rightful:  having a just or legally established claim.

© Merriam Webster 2011


"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."

- Preamble, The United States Declaration of Independence, 1776 


Independence Day, or the Fourth of July, is a celebration [and federal holiday] in the United States to recognize the Declaration of Independence of 1776.  A statement adopted by the Continental Congress declaring that thirteen American colonies [then at war with Great Britain], were now independent states, no longer a part of the British Empire.

City Pools Open for the Season

BUFFALO, NY-Everybody into the pool! Public pools in the City of Buffalo are now open for the summer season.

All pools and splash pads will be open until September 5th, weather permitting. Be advised, all locations closed one day a week for maintenance purposes on a rotating basis.

This year, $200,000 was spent on improvements that include painting, filter and pump repair and deck work.

Pool and splash pads are open from 11 AM until 7 PM, except for the Lanigan Splash Pad, which is open from 10 AM until 6 PM.

McKinley Student Wins KidBits Writing Contest

McKinley Student Wins KidBits Writing Contest

McKinley High School student Sumaiya Muzahid is a recent KidBits writing contest winner.  With nearly 1000 entries from all over Western NY in the Erie1 BOCES sponsored contest this year, Sumaiya is one of 6 students who were awarded. 

Teacher Suki Kim says, “Sumaiya is shy and was reluctant to enter the contest, but I encouraged her by telling her we need her as a role model for Muslim female students.” 

The title of Sumaiya’s short story is “Reading,” in which she wrote about a trip to the library with her sister.  Once in the library stacks, she found the books to be so captivating and absorbing that she forgot where she was.  In her own narrative, Sumaiya realizes that through reading she can be anyone she wants to be and anywhere the imagery of a story can take her.  KidBits awarded her for "voice" of the story. 

Ms. Kim says that her shy student was shocked to be a winner.

Common Council Meeting Summary for June 28th, 2011

Common Council Meeting Summary for June 28th, 2011

Meeting Summary


June 28, 2011

Buffalo Police Have New Crime Fighting Tool

BUFFALO, NY--  Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown, along with officials from the Buffalo Police and FBI announced Tuesday they have a new tool in fighting crime.

It's called Shot Spotter®.  

Buffalo Police Commissioner Daniel Derenda explained how it works.  "It enables our officers to be notified when a shot is fired in real-time within seconds. The officers will know the location where the shot was fired from."

The Shot Spotter® system was made possilbe to the Queen City thanks to the efforts made by the local FBI.