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Senator Grisanti Applauds NYACCE Student Of The Year- Elizabeth Jackson

Senator Grisanti Applauds NYACCE Student Of The Year- Elizabeth Jackson

Senator Mark Grisanti (R-60) today announced that an adult student in his district, Elizabeth Jackson, received the New York Association for Continuing/Community Education (NYACCE) Student of the Year designation for 2011. This award recognizes a student who has an excellent work ethic along with academic achievements.  Elizabeth Jackson has completed her GED as well as her Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) certification in courses at the Buffalo Public Schools Adult Education Division. The award was presented at gala dinner in the State Capitol on March 13.

Clamp-Down on Under-21 Nights, and Other News from March 20 Meeting

Clamp-Down on Under-21 Nights, and Other News from March 20 Meeting

Meeting Summary

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MARCH 20, 2012

Authorizing Resolution – The Council approved a resolution sponsored by Majority Leader and Masten District Council Member Demone A. Smith authorizing an amendment and restatement of a ground lease for certain educational facilities to the Erie County Industrial Development Agency (“ECIDA”). The resolution also authorizes other matters related to certain bonds issued by the ECIDA for financing the refunding of Series 2004 Bonds, determining the terms and conditions of such agreements, and other matters in connection therewith.  It is the Council’s position that these actions will be beneficial to the City and will promote educational opportunities for City residents.

Mehaffy Reports on Green Code to Urban Land Institute Young Leaders Group

Mehaffy Reports on Green Code to Urban Land Institute Young Leaders Group

Brenday Mehaffy, Buffalo's head of strategic planning, will be providing an update on the re-write of the City's archaic zoning ordinance.  The event is sponsored by the Urban Land Institute's Young Leaders Group of Western New York (ULI YLG of WNY), a subsidiary of the global nonprofit research and education organization, the Urban Land Institute. 

The one hour presentation takes place on Thursday, March 29, at noon in the Buffalo Niagara Partnership offices, 665 Main Street.  Price is $5 dollars for ULI members, $15 for non-ULI members, with lunch included.  Space is limited.  Please register in advance as there will be no on-site registration.

Fahey Vows to Take Fight for Roswell to Albany

Fahey Vows to Take Fight for Roswell to Albany

State Imposed Two Year Funding Deadline Could Lead to Collapse of Critical Cancer Center & Loss of Thousands of Jobs

Chris Fahey, Democratic candidate in the race for New York’s 145th Assembly District, announced plans to fight for a workable plan for Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI) that allows the Institute to gain solid financial footing in a manageable period of time so that the value of its research mission is not lost.  New York State has indicated it intends to cut off funding to Roswell within two years.

SOPA Revisited? Pakistan: URL Filtering

SOPA Revisited? Pakistan: URL Filtering

By March of 2012, The Pakistani Telecommunication Authority (PTA), may have succeeded in deployment of an Internet URL Filtering and Blocking system unless we, global citizens, along with the people of Pakistan, help prevent this from occurring.

The Senecas Left Home...170 Years Ago

The Senecas Left Home...170 Years Ago

Buffalo was actually founded by the Seneca Indians in 1780.  They welcomed the white settlers who later forced them to sell their land rights in 1842 and move out of the city they founded, onto reservations they occupy today....

Common Council Report for February 7, 2012

 

Meeting Summary

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FEBRUARY 7, 2012