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New Form, Instructions for Naturalization

New Form, Instructions for Naturalization

United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced changes to Form N-400, Application for Naturalization. For anyone unfamiliar, naturalization is the process by which U.S. citizenship is granted to a foreign citizen or national after he or she fulfills the requirements established by Congress in the Immigration and Nationality Act.

USCIS announced the change to this form on Feb. 4, 2014. However, the current form can still be used until May 5, 2014. After this date the new N-400 will have to be used when filing for naturalization. 

Daemen Lecture Series to Launch With House Majority Leader, Prominent Congressman

Daemen Lecture Series to Launch With House Majority Leader, Prominent Congressman

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor and Congressman Brian Higgins will be the first featured speakers in the newly established Daemen College Distinguished Leaders Lecture Series, which will bring top government and public officials to campus to share their unique perspective on critical state, national and international issues.

Higgins will deliver the inaugural lecture, “From the Ground Up: Building a Stronger Western New York and Nation,” at 7 p.m. Feb. 24 in the college’s Wick Campus Center Social Room.

“This lecture series will give prominent leaders in the political and public service sectors the opportunity to share their experiences and insight on timely key topics,” said Daemen President Gary A. Olson. “By featuring speakers diverse in thought, perspective and leadership style, we will be fostering important discussions on varied issues impacting our region and country.”

The City of Lockport Common Council voted Tuesday to hire an outside attorney to investigate a "personnel matter."


LOCKPORT, N.Y. – The City of Lockport Common Council voted Tuesday to hire an outside attorney to investigate a "personnel matter," reported by The Buffalo News as questionable spending by a city employee.

The attorney, Brian Doyle, will cost the city an hourly rate of $200. According to the agenda item sponsored by Common Council President Anne McCaffrey, the attorney will be tasked with: 1) conducting an investigation, 2) advising the Mayor and Council whether any violations occurred; 3) prosecuting any disciplinary proceeding, if necessary and 4) recommending discipline, if necessary. The item nearly passed unanimously, with only one dissenting vote.

The City of Lockport Common Council voted Tuesday to hire an outside attorney to investigate a "personnel matter."


LOCKPORT, N.Y. – The City of Lockport Common Council voted Tuesday to hire an outside attorney to investigate a "personnel matter," reported by The Buffalo News as questionable spending by a city employee.

The attorney, Brian Doyle, will cost the city an hourly rate of $200. According to the agenda item sponsored by Common Council President Anne McCaffrey, the attorney will be tasked with: 1) conducting an investigation, 2) advising the Mayor and Council whether any violations occurred; 3) prosecuting any disciplinary proceeding, if necessary and 4) recommending discipline, if necessary. The item nearly passed unanimously, with only one dissenting vote.

Inaugural Weekend Lineup of Live Acts Announced for STIR at Seneca Niagara Casino

Inaugural Weekend Lineup of Live Acts Announced for STIR at Seneca Niagara Casino

Entertainment and nightlife is about to be redefined beginning Thursday, Feb. 13, as Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel will #createastir with the grand opening of STIR – the new high-energy feature bar and lounge on the completely renovated main gaming floor. This weekend’s lineup of live entertainment brings new musical acts to Niagara Falls USA, starting with New York Minute and DJ Nicholas Picholas on Thursday at 9 p.m. – when STIR opens to the public.

Several Niagara Falls Homes Still Have Frozen Pipes


NIAGARA FALLS, NY - Last week 2 On Your Side told you about more than a dozen homes with no running water in Niagara Falls, because their pipes are frozen.

On Monday, we're learning many of the problems have been corrected, but several more homes have been impacted because of the cold temperatures.

This is all happening in the LaSalle Neighborhood in Niagara Falls.

"It's terrible, even for one day, I feel it's inhumane," said Cheryl Dutton, a Niagara Falls resident, "we need water to flush the toilets, brush our teeth, shower our kids, cook dinner, wash the laundry, we can't do it."

Since Sunday morning, the water pipes in Dutton's home have been bone dry. And things are piling up, like her dirty dishes, which sit in her kitchen sink.

"Food's been in them since Sunday 8 a.m.," Dutton said.

U.S. Department of State Explains Terrorism Designations

U.S. Department of State Explains Terrorism Designations

 

As the world focuses its eyes on Sochi for the 2014 Winter Olympic Games, security measures are being described as some of the tightest in history. The U.S. Department of State’s mission statement is to “Create a more secure, democratic and prosperous world for the benefit of the American people and the international community.” To that end, the USDOS works diligently with other agencies and governments around the world to identify possible terrorists, terrorist groups and acts of terrorism.