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Higgins Requests Meeting with Postmaster General

Higgins Requests Meeting with Postmaster General

A Statement Released by the Office of Rep. Brian Higgins

Higgins Calls Existing Data Calling for WNY Closings Inadequate and Insulting

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) wants answers from the United States Postal Service and he’s going to the top.  Frustrated by the lack of data to justify closings and drastic job cuts in Western New York, the Congressman is asking the U.S. Postmaster General for a meeting to discuss the issue. 

Marry Me 2011

Marry Me 2011

Victory prevailed as gay marriage equality dominated 2011. Here is a re-cap of the year's LGBT matrimony highlights. Want to read more? Click here http://www.examiner.com/lgbt-parenting-in-buffalo/marry-me.

2011 Election Results: Town of Aurora

2011 Election Results: Town of Aurora

SUPERVISOR (2 Year Term): Jolene Jeff (Uncontested)

COUNCILMAN (4 Year Term)

James Bach

Jeffrey Harris

TOWN JUSTICE (4 Year Term)

Douglas Marky

ERIE COUNTY

10th LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT

Joseph Lorigo                       55%                   13,581

Chris Wleklinski Bove         45%                    10,937

 

Click here for complete election results.

 

New Data on Unsheltered Homeless in Erie County

New Data on Unsheltered Homeless in Erie County

The Homeless Alliance of WNY in partnership with the WNY Coalition for the Homeless conducted a survey of the unsheltered homeless in Erie County on October 14th and 15th.  Over 25 trained outreach workers and Homeless Alliance staff conducted the surveys in known homeless camps throughout the city, soup kitchens, and Harbor House.

135 people were found to be living in conditions not meant for human habitation.  Because of weather conditions during the survey time period, it is estimated that there is a minimum of another 100 people who were not counted.  Our estimate is that there are at least 250 people living in conditions not meant for human habitation.

Big Tobacco’s Lawsuit Against FDA

Big Tobacco’s Lawsuit Against FDA

Big Tobacco is suing the FDA claiming that the images used on the new cigarette warning labels were designed to create a highly emotional response. However the images were designed to be effective so I am not sure how they could be less graphic.

Read more by following this link to the Buffalo Women's Health Examiner page, including information regarding new policies at Ralph Wilson Stadium.

Surprise Meeting by Redistricting Task Force

Surprise Meeting by Redistricting Task Force

From a Statement by NYPIRG

The New York State Legislative Task Force on Demographic Research and Reapportionment  (LATFOR), the legislative committee tasked with redrawing New York’s legislative and congressional district lines, will be holding their Western New York public hearing tomorrow at 10 a.m. inside City Hall ... but who knew?

Three Erie County Companies Receive ECIDA Funds

Three Erie County Companies Receive ECIDA Funds

A Statement Released by the Erie County Executive’s Office and Travers Collins & Company

Buffalo, NY A trio of Erie County businesses have seen growth spurts courtesy of a new Erie County Industrial Development Agency (ECIDA) loan program which targets established companies that have difficulties obtaining traditional bank financing due to increasingly strict lending policies.

The Business Stimulus Loan Fund has provided more than $800,000 to three fast-growing Erie County firms since its establishment last fall, leading to expansion of their workforces and client rosters.