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Vacant Homes: Erie County Land Bank Proposal

(BUFFALO, NY)

Erie County, the city of Buffalo, and other local communities hope to have a new tool to deal more effectively with the major problem of vacant homes and properties.

Local governments have teamed up for a so-called "land bank" proposal which would make it easier for them to buy up distressed properties throughout Erie County.

They could then either fix them up and maintain them for re-sale or new development or even demolish them if the structure is too run down.

Niagara County Sheriff, Falls Superintendent and Lockport Police Chief Hail Expansion of NY DNA Bank

Niagara County Sheriff, Falls Superintendent and Lockport Police Chief Hail Expansion of NY DNA Bank

 

A statement from New York State Executive Chamber:

 
New Law Expands Access to DNA Testing and Discovery for Defendants


Lieutenant Governor Robert J. Duffy today joined Niagara County Sheriff James R. Voutour, Niagara Falls Police Department Superintendent John Chella, City of Lockport Police Chief Lawrence Eggert and Niagara Police Department Chief H.

NYPA Trustees Award Contract to Buffalo Company

NYPA Trustees Award Contract to Buffalo Company

WHITE PLAINS—The New York Power Authority (NYPA) Trustees on Tuesday approved a nearly $1.6 million contract award to Ferguson Electric of Buffalo to assist in the Life Extension and Modernization (LEM) program at the Power Authority’s Niagara Power Project Lewiston Pump-Generating Plant (LPGP).

Hundreds in Buffalo & Niagara Falls Rally for Trayvon Martin

Hundreds are taking part in rallies being held Wednesday night in Buffalo and Niagara Falls for Trayvon Martin, the Florida teenager killed by a neighborhood watch guard in February.

The local rallies are taking place in Buffalo's Niagara Square and at Hyde Park in Niagara Falls.

Martin's killing has sparked outrage across America.  The unarmed teen was shot in Sanford, Florida on February 26 as he was returning to a gated community after buying candy at a convenience store.  The gunman, Neighborhood Watch captain George Zimmerman, has not been charged and said he shot the unarmed youth in self-defense.

Assemblymember Gabryszak Announces Establishment of WNY Power Proceeds Allocation Board

Assemblymember Gabryszak Announces Establishment of WNY Power Proceeds Allocation Board

Assemblymember Dennis H. Gabryszak (D-Cheektowaga) announced that the Assembly has passed the final budget which includes the establishment of the Western New York Power Proceeds Allocation Board (A.9058-D). This legislation will fully implement the Western New York Economic Development Benefits Fund to improve infrastructure and revitalize Western New York. Assemblyman Gabryszak previously had authored legislation to establish the Western New York Power Proceeds Allocation Board (A.7095).

“This legislation will put our region on the road to economic prosperity by helping to create better-paying jobs for hardworking local families,” Assemblymember Gabryszak said. “This will also help stimulate Western New York’s economy by drawing more businesses to the area.”

Final Four Offers Slam Dunk Learning Experience for Niagara University Students

Final Four Offers Slam Dunk Learning Experience for Niagara University Students

 

Seneca Nation Unveils Buffalo Creek Casino Design

Seneca Nation Unveils Buffalo Creek Casino Design

New permanent casino planned to integrate with city’s waterfront

The Seneca Nation of Indians and Seneca Gaming Corp. today unveiled a re-designed $130 million Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino on the Nation’s 9.5 acre territory here.

The project, due to finish in the summer of 2013, is expected to provide approximately 600 construction-period jobs. The completed casino will provide 500 direct jobs, including casino jobs and others directly related to the project, with a multiplier effect that will create another 500 jobs over time.