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Shark Girl Sculpture Unveiled at Canalside

BUFFALO, N.Y.- Canalside visitors have a new attraction to check out with the unveiling of a sculpture called 'Shark Girl'.

The sculpture is part of a collaboration between Erie County and the Albright-Knox Art Gallery to showcase works of art in public places throughout the county.

"The unveiling of 'Shark Girl' represents the next step in a burgeoning Public Art Initiative that will bring exciting, interesting, and thought-provoking public art to all corners of Erie County," Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz said Tuesday.

Photos: Shark Girl Comes to Canalside

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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. 

New DNC headquarters going up at breakneck speed

BUFFALO, NY - The building that will house the new headquarters of Delaware North Corporation has been rising up fast at the corner of Delaware Avenue and Chippewa Street.

Jill Pawlik with Uniland explains the project is on schedule. Crews have started to install the framing on the 10th floor of what will be a 12 story building. Also this week, workers have started pouring the concrete on the first floor.

Pawlik said,"The steel installation will be complete in about six weeks so early to mid October folks who pass by the site will definitely notice a big difference.

Delaware North, a global leader in hospitality and food services is scheduled to move in August of next year. The entire project is estimated to be complete by 2016.

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Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino and Duff’s to Debut at National Buffalo Wing Festival

Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino and Duff’s to Debut at National Buffalo Wing Festival

Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino culinary team to cook Duff’s wings to perfection;
inclusion of Duff’s considered “final piece” of area’s top wing providers at festival




On Friday, September 5th, 2014, the Valley Community Association will host their fourth annual “Halfway To St. Patrick’s Day Party” at Buffalo River Fest Park, located at 249 Ohio Street, Buffalo, New York.  The event will run from 7pm to 11pm and will feature the local Irish band “The Left Overs”.  

“The Left Overs” have established a following in Buffalo and throughout Western New York for over a decade. With music ranging from popular drinking songs to the historical and poignant rebel songs of Irish past, “The Left Overs” offer a large variety of tunes and ballads.  The band was founded by Jerry Shea and Pat Gerken, on the premise that good music will always bring people together. “The Left Overs” are Jerry Shea, Pat Gerken, Elizabeth Shea, Ryan Young, Dave Pruski, Greg Kent, and Tim Ellis. 

Another Inmate Suicide at the Erie County Holding Center

BUFFALO, N.Y. - Another inmate committed suicide at the Erie County Holding Center.

The Erie County Sheriff's Department said a female inmate took her own life sometime Sunday morning. They are not releasing her name or how she died. She was taken to Buffalo General where she was pronounced dead.

The victim is a Brooklyn resident who was arrested on Friday and charged in Buffalo for misdemeanor drug and weapons possession.

Thomas Diina, superintendent of Erie County's Jail Management Division, said the department's office of professional standards is investigating along with Erie County mental health officials.

Diina said the female inmate was being housed alone, and there were no cameras in the vicinity of her cell. That is standard protocol to protect inmate privacy.