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A Catholic elementary school that educated generations of South Buffalo residents is about to take on a new life. Groundbreaking ceremonies for the Holy Family Senior Apartments at 920 Tifft St. were held on Aug. 12.
“Today, as we recognize Workers Memorial Day, we remember the thousands of hardworking men and women who lose their lives on the job each year and the millions more who suffer injury or illness during their dedicated workplace service.
“The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health calculates that each day 16 faithful workers in this nation set off to their place of employment to earn a living, never returning home to their families again.
Orchard Park – Today, Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) and Congressman Chris Lee (NY-26) toured Cobham’s Orchard Park facility, Carleton Technologies, to see firsthand how local manufacturers are working to keep our military safe. Recently, Cobham was awarded a $110 million Army contract to provide the military with cooling system technology.
“During the 1990s, I got to know Ray Dusza very well from our work together for Erie County. For many years, I not only witnessed Ray’s incredible compassion and care for his fellow Western New Yorkers, but I also learned a great deal from him. Few elected officials possessed as strong a sense of the public’s will as did Ray, and he took the concerns of the general public – whether fighting for consumers’ rights in supermarkets to fighting to rebuild the roads in his district – right to the halls of power in Erie County.
“This weekend Buffalo lost one of our Champions. As Western New York’s quarterback and Congressman, Jack Kemp was a fighter for this community. His passion for sports and politics gave local residents something to believe in. Kemp’s impact in this region and nation was significant and his legacy will live on both in the halls of Congress and the Hall of Fame.”
Today, Senator Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand and Congressmembers Brian Higgins, Chris Lee, Louise Slaughter and Eric Massa introduced legislation in their respective Houses in Congress to allow former Bethlehem Steel workers to receive compensation under the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program (EEOICP). The Ed Walker Memorial Act works to reform the compensation program for nuclear workers at Bethlehem Steel and other former New York atomic weapons production facilities, and allows them to receive the compensation they deserve.
Today Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) and Senator Charles Schumer issued a letter to CSX Corporation President Michal Ward urging the railroad to abandon downsizing plans that would result in termination of its Frontier Yard operations in Buffalo, NY.
“Closing this facility would be a devastating blow for hundreds of Western New York working families,” said Congressman Higgins. “We recognize this is a difficult economic time for everyone and hope we can work with CSX to see that the Frontier Yard remains open and running at full force.”
Congressman Brian Higgins announced that several agencies in Buffalo will receive $5,109,344 in state and federal funds for programs aimed at enhancing and stabilizing communities in the City of Buffalo.
“Strong and stable neighborhoods are the foundation of every community,” said Congressman Brian Higgins. “One vacant home has the potential to negatively impact an entire street. This funding will go a long way toward improving struggling neighborhoods in the City of Buffalo.”
Congressman Brian Higgins announced that two agencies in Chautauqua County will receive $740,000 in state and federal funds for programs aimed at enhancing and stabilizing Chautauqua County communities. Chautauqua Home Rehabilitation and Improvement Corp will receive $490,000 and Chautauqua Opportunities Inc. will be awarded $250,000 through the Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP).