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NF Water Board "Drip Plan" to Stop Frozen Pipes


Niagara Falls, NY - Last winter's brutal cold caused some major issue with frozen water pipes in the city of Niagara Falls. Now a suggestion to try to lessen the chance of a repeat of that problem is raising the temperature for some.

Mike Tulino was one of those 72nd Street residents in Niagara Falls who endured days without water service last February after the pipes leading to their homes froze up. The city worked to thaw them out back then but Tulino and some other residents felt reconstruction of the street in recent years and the depth of the water lines may have been a factor.

Now Tulino is doubly frustrated "We feel like we were just blown off. Like you had your day, we didn't answer none of your questions. Here's your letter, now go away."

Foreign National Students Must Proceed With Caution When Volunteering or Accepting Unpaid Internship

Foreign National Students Must Proceed With Caution When Volunteering or Accepting Unpaid Internship

 

With the fall semester coming to a close for college students, many will begin packing up and heading home to spend the holidays with their loved ones. But what about foreign nationals here in the U.S. on a student visa, who may not want to travel back to their home country for the break? Some may consider spending their free time volunteering or engaging in an unpaid internship. However, they must proceed with caution as the Department of Labor has set strict rules for both. 

 

Sonwil's Jim Manno Presents at Ontario Business Summit

Sonwil's Jim Manno Presents at Ontario Business Summit

Sonwil Distribution Center recently announced that its vice president of sales and marketing Jim Manno recently presented at the Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce Ontario Business Summit. Manno participated in a panel discussion entitled “Growth Through Export – How to leverage skills, marketing, transportation and innovation to get your product to a global audience,” and discussed various regional trade and logistics issues, as well as his role as the board president of the newly formed Buffalo Niagara International Trade Gateway Organization (ITGO).

“It was an honor to be invited to such a marquee event and speak on the challenges and opportunities of international trade between the U.S. and Canada,” said Manno. “Based on current trends in North American transportation and trade, there is widespread belief that the coming years will bring an opportunity for added attention to the logistics capabilities of our bi-national Buffalo Niagara region.” 

Niagara University Nursing Programs Reaccredited

Niagara University Nursing Programs Reaccredited

Niagara University received notification today that its nursing programs have been reaccredited by theCommission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

CCNE accreditation is a nongovernmental peer review process that operates in accordance with nationally recognized standards established for the practice of accreditation in the United States.

Fatal accident on Akron Road in Royalton


ROYALTON, NY – Niagara County Sheriff's Office deputies are investigating a single-vehicle accident that claimed the life of a Blasdell man early Saturday.

Deputies say Peter F. Ritter, 46, was found dead in an SUV on top of a guard rail near 8525 Akron Road at about 1:30 a.m.

There is no word on what caused the accident. We'll have more information in upcoming broadcasts and here on WGRZ.com as it becomes available.


DHS Designates Temporary Protected Status for Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone

DHS Designates Temporary Protected Status for Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone

 

In response to this year’s Ebola outbreak, Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson has announced his decision to designate Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for the next 18 months. This status prevents nationals of these countries currently residing in the U.S. from being removed during this period or from being detained by DHS on the basis of their immigration status in the U.S. Additionally, TPS designation authorizes these nationals to legally work in the U.S. by obtaining an employment authorization document. 

Explaining Form I-797 and Its Many Variations

Explaining Form I-797 and Its Many Variations

 

Form I-797, Notice of Action is issued as a result of an application or petition submitted to USCIS. It’s important to note that it is not a form to be filled out. USCIS uses seven different types of Form I-797, including six lettered varieties from A through F, to communicate with customers or convey an immigration benefit. Each has a specific purpose as follows:

Form I-797, Notice of Action: This is issued when an application or petition submitted to USCIS has been approved.