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Harborcenter ready to open rinks

BUFFALO, NY - The building of HarborCenter is just about complete and on Thursday Western New Yorkers started getting a look at what you will soon be able to enjoy.

The day was filled with big moments for the Buffalo facility.

Two On Your Side's Dave McKinley was there to show us inside Downtown's newest destination.

Crowds Line Up For New Tim Horton's At HARBORCENTER

BUFFALO, NY - Dozens braved the crisp, cool, October morning to be among the first in line at the newest attraction at Canalside. At 6 a.m. on the dot, HARBORCenter President John Koelmel and owner Kim Pegula opened the doors on the new Tim Horton's at HARBORCenter, the first business in the $172 million development.

The restaurant itself is unlike any other. It features a room that is a standing tribute to the legendary arena that sat across the street, Buffalo's Memorial Auditorium. The walls are adorned with a timeline that traces its history, featuring such milestone moments as Elvis Presley's first concert in the Queen City, John F. Kennedy's appearance here, and that dark day that the wrecking ball knocked down the limestone walls.

Catholic Charities Children’s Services to Host Free Session on Foster Parent Process Nov. 18

Catholic Charities of Buffalo invites parents, families and individuals residing in Erie County who are interested in learning more about becoming a foster parent to attend an introductory information session Nov. 18 from 10-11:30 a.m. or 6-7:30 p.m. at 525 Washington St., Buffalo.

Catholic Charities provides foster care services to children of all ages, racial and ethnic groups who cannot live safely in their own homes or need to be placed in the permanent care of a loving family. The children under foster care may have special physical, emotional or psychological needs, and may include siblings who should be placed together. There is currently a specific need for homes to foster adolescent children ages 12-18.

Financial support, a clothing allowance and medical coverage are provided to families.

The final information session for 2014 will take place on Dec. 9 from 10-11:30 a.m. or 6-7:30 p.m.

Daemen’s New MSW Degree First One at Private WNY College

Daemen’s New MSW Degree First One at Private WNY College

Daemen College will begin offering courses next spring for a new master of social work (MSW) degree, which will include a concentration in the high-demand practice area of children and families, making it the first MSW program offered at a private college in Western New York.

The New York State Department of Education has granted approval for Daemen to offer the MSW degree that’s designed to provide advanced training for experienced professionals and students with a background in liberal arts who are looking to further or begin their education in the field.

'Three Square Meals' wins Buffalo start-up competition

BUFFALO, NY - A group from Buffalo has been crowned the winner of the fourth Buffalo Start-Up weekend.

The start-up contest is meant to encourage people to pitch ideas and start building start-ups in the Queen City.

An app called Three Square Meals won this weekend's event. It allows you to check into, track and rate your meal at restaurants. The group behind the app built it in just 54 hours.

Three Square Meals will receive several prizes, including a web development package and a promotional video highlighting their company.

Health Care Infrastructure, Global Response Needed to Fight Ebola, Daemen Expert Panel Says

Health Care Infrastructure, Global Response Needed to Fight Ebola, Daemen Expert Panel Says

A strong public health infrastructure and international aid are crucial to containing the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, a panel of experts said at a discussion held last week at Daemen College.

“The appropriate infrastructure and control strategy to contain this disease is not in place where the outbreak is at its worst in West Africa,” said Erie County Health Commissioner Dr. Gale Burstein. “The level of global response will determine how quickly the disease can be kept from spreading or stopped and we must make sure the intensive medical care required reaches these patients.”

A capacity crowd turned out for Daemen’s timely Ebola panel discussion, which also included Dr. Joseph Sahr Sankoh, Daemen associate professor of political science and African affairs, and Anthony Saysay, a native Liberian.

Recapping Berardi Immigration Law’s Busy Week at the Border

Recapping Berardi Immigration Law’s Busy Week at the Border


Last week, Berardi Immigration Law accompanied seven clients to the border to present their cases before Customs & Border Protection (CBP) at the Peace Bridge in Buffalo, N.Y. Once again, we were successful in having all of our clients’ petitions approved.

Renewal of L-1A (1) and L-1B Status (2)
Among our many cases, we assisted three individuals applying for renewal of L-1 status. One of these clients was an L-1A Intracompany Transferee Manager and the other two were L-1B Intracompany Transferees with Specialized Knowledge.