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Local WWII veterans receive long overdue medals


BUFFALO, N.Y. – Nine local veterans are new recipients of WWII war medals.

"On the eve of the 71st anniversary of the invasion of Normandy, we are gathered to remember the sacrifices made by those who answered the call," said Congressman Brian Higgins.

Higgins did not want another year to pass for deserving Western New York veterans who had never received their medals. Friday, in a ceremony held at Buffalo's Naval Park, WWII veterans or their families finally got their overdue recognition.

Nine veterans: Five still with us today, four who have passed on, earned a total of 50 medals, including a silver star and several bronze stars. Army private John Accardi received a purple heart. "Artillery shell went off the back....and got me in the water. They got me out of there. Thank God," he said.

Accardi says on Saturday, June 6, he'll remember his brothers who weren't as lucky.

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WNY fast food workers want $15 per hour


BUFFALO, NY - Dozens of fast food workers held a protest in downtown Buffalo on Friday demanding higher wages. They want to be paid $15 an hour.

Kahlil Chambers works at Wendy's. He says "eight is not enough, definitely not enough for the work that we do. To see how these businesses are making 1200 an hour and you just gave me $8, it's like wow, that' a slap in the face, you know."

Local fast food employees, like others across the country, are pushing for a $15-per-hour minimum wage.

There was a day-long wage board hearing in Buffalo City Hall and the Mayor presided over the hearing where over 100 people signed up to speak.

Kirk Laudenstein asked the board to "do the right thing, make 15 a reality here in New York."

Reliant Capital Solutions to Expand into WNY, Host Job Fair on June 18

Reliant Capital Solutions to Expand into WNY, Host Job Fair on June 18

 

Reliant Capital Solutions, LLC, a Columbus, Ohio-based company that specializes in education collections, is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a small business contract for the U.S. Department of Education. After careful consideration on a second location to support the new contract, Reliant has selected Buffalo, N.Y., as the site for its expansion! Reliant will open a new facility in Transit Commons, located at 2701 Transit Road in Elma. 

Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino Will Host Free Taste of Country After Party

Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino Will Host Free Taste of Country After Party

‘Kickin’ it at the Creek’ will feature live music starting at 10 p.m.

BUFFALO, N.Y. – One of downtown Buffalo’s biggest hotspots is getting into the action of one of the city’s most anticipated summer events in a big way.

Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino announced that it will host the official “Kickin’ it at the Creek” after party for the 2015 WYRK Toyota Taste of Country concert next Friday. The after party will start at 10 p.m. on Friday, June 12, and the fun will continue until 2 a.m., including live music from Nashville recording artist and Taste of Country participant Canaan Smith, Canadian country star Shayna Lynn Dawson, and Buffalo’s own Ashton Hollow Band. The party takes place on the surface parking lot at Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino, located along Michigan Ave., between Perry Street and South Park Avenue. Admission is free and open to the public.

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No Frills Buffalo Publishing Company Releases Two New Books

No Frills Buffalo Publishing Company Releases Two New Books

 

No Frills Buffalo, a publishing company founded by Buffalo native Mark Pogodzinski, is excited to announce the release of two new books.

Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village Plans Exciting Events for Month of July

Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village Plans Exciting Events for Month of July

 

A wide variety of activities are planned for the month of July at Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village, located at 3755 Tonawanda Creek Road in Amherst, starting with a School of the Civil War Soldier event for boys and girls ages 8 to 14.