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Children physical activities and parents participation

Children physical activities and parents participation
The writer has often mentioned in previous articles that parents could improve their physical health if they involved themselves with their children’s activities especially in Buffalo, New York.  Well now there is one more reason why parents should participate in outdoor activities with their child or children. Young children are being watched by adults that don’t have great intentions.  Almost everyday the news there seems to be news of a child being kidnapped.  Some of the children that have been kidnapped were enjoying one of their favorite pastimes such bicycling, and walking around in their neighborhoods

Tough Anti-Texting Measure Is Signed In Orchard Park

Tough Anti-Texting Measure Is Signed In Orchard Park

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. - Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and Senator Patrick M. Gallivan joined together today in Orchard Park to sign legislation to strengthen the state’s law against texting while driving.

The bill, co-sponsored by Senator Gallivan (R,C,I-59th District), gives law enforcement the authority to pull over a motorist who is text messaging, e-mailing, transmitting images, or playing games while driving -- making it a primary traffic offense. Previous statute considered texting while driving a secondary offense, meaning police could only stop a texting driver if they had committed an additional infraction like speeding or failing to stop at a traffic signal.

“Today is about one thing – saving lives,” said Gallivan. “We have seen far too many tragedies caused by driving distracted to sit idly by any longer.

Tough Anti-Texting Measure Is Signed In Orchard Park

Tough Anti-Texting Measure Is Signed In Orchard Park

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. - Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and Senator Patrick M. Gallivan joined together today in Orchard Park to sign legislation to strengthen the state’s law against texting while driving.

The bill, co-sponsored by Senator Gallivan (R,C,I-59th District), gives law enforcement the authority to pull over a motorist who is text messaging, e-mailing, transmitting images, or playing games while driving -- making it a primary traffic offense. Previous statute considered texting while driving a secondary offense, meaning police could only stop a texting driver if they had committed an additional infraction like speeding or failing to stop at a traffic signal.

“Today is about one thing – saving lives,” said Gallivan. “We have seen far too many tragedies caused by driving distracted to sit idly by any longer.

Elmwood Village Announces $500 Anti-Graffiti Reward

Elmwood Village Announces $500 Anti-Graffiti Reward

The Elmwood Village Association announces a $500 cash reward for information leading to the arrest and successful prosecution of the individual responsible for graffiti at 715 Elmwood Avenue, Buffalo, New York.  Reward money pledged by Buffalo Management Group.  Crime Stoppers is also offering up to $1000 for information. 

Executive Director Justin Azzarella is, “happy to work with our partners Mayor Byron W. Brown, Buffalo Management Group, Buffalo Crime Stoppers and Western New York Anti-Graffiti Task Force to raise awareness of the impacts of graffiti on the community.  We will continue to work with our partners and the appropriate authorities to prosecute taggers in the Elmwood Village.” 

Higgins Calls for Stop to Plan that Siphons Water from Great Lakes

Higgins Calls for Stop to Plan that Siphons Water from Great Lakes

NY Congressman Asks Ohio Governor to Veto Legislation

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27), a member of the Congressional Great Lakes Task Force, sent a letter urging Ohio Governor John Kasich to veto legislation in his state that would allow businesses to remove 5 million gallons of water a day from Lake Erie

Nonprofit Bicycle Workshop Victim of $1600 Robbery

Nonprofit Bicycle Workshop Victim of $1600 Robbery

BUFFALO, N.Y. - Green Options Buffalo’s Community Bicycle Workshop, which opens its doors three times per week for community members to fix up their bicycles and learn bicycle repair and maintenance, suffered a significant burglary over the July 4th weekend. An estimated $900 in bicycles and $700 in tools were reported stolen sometime Saturday evening.

The Community Bicycle Workshop, often affectionately referred to as “Blue Bike,” has been recycling up to 1000 used bikes per year since it opened in 2004. It is one of the more popular programs of the local nonprofit, Green Options Buffalo, which works to create, “healthy, environmentally sustainable, community friendly transportation options” here in Buffalo.

Program on Human Trafficking: Speaker from the International Institute of Buffalo

Program on Human Trafficking: Speaker from the International Institute of Buffalo

Join us in a fascinating program as Elizabeth McIntyre of the International Institute of Buffalo speaks about the practice of human trafficking locally. In addition, Historical Society Director of Collections Walter Mayer will present an artifact and story from the 1870s. The program takes place on Wednesday, June 8, 2011 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

According to the International Institute of Buffalo, even today, in the twenty-first century, and even here, in Western New York, there are slaves. Every day and everywhere there are people who have been tricked or forced to leave their homes and then find themselves in jobs where they are paid little or nothing, held captive, unable to be self-sufficient, abused and exploited. These people are modern-day slaves. They are victims of human trafficking, the exploitation of people for others’ financial profit. They escape or are rescued often with nothing but the clothes on their back.