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Congressman Brian Higgins joined Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz to provide emergency preparedness information in anticipation of Hurricane Sandy.
Congressman Brian Higgins joined City of Jamestown Mayor Sam Teresi as well as leaders and residents from across the community to mark the completion of the historic Erie-Lackawanna Train Depot restoration in Jamestown.
Representatives Kathy Hochul and Brian Higgins joined Erie County Department of Veteran Services Director Carlos M. Benitez and leaders from UPS to recognize several Western New York employees who have delivered outstanding service for the company and for the country.
Today the Buffalo and Fort Erie Public Bridge Authority (Peace Bridge Authority) announced further support from members of the Western New York Congressional delegation regarding efforts to advance long-awaited improvements at the Peace Bridge corridor, including roughly $40 million in related renovations and current plaza enhancements.
The Federal Home Loan Bank of New York announced today the award of a $2 million grant to Liberty Affordable Housing, Inc. to help finance the Mariner Towers project, which will preserve 290 units of housing for very low-income families in Buffalo; and a $567,000 grant to Conifer Realty, LLC to help fund the Springbrook Apartments Preservation project, which will renovate a 63-unit apartment complex in Springville. Home Loan Bank members NBT Bank, N.A. and First Niagara Bank submitted the applications for the funding.
“The economic future of Western New York is increasingly tied to the free flow of people and trade across our border with Canada. From our auto manufacturing plants to our professional sports teams and our retail businesses to our airport; all benefit from our close proximity to Southern Ontario which has an estimated population of 13.4 million and is expected to grow to 17.7 over the next 24 years.
“With President Obama’s signature today, our legislation to name Buffalo’s federal courthouse for Western New York’s own Justice Robert H. Jackson has officially become law. I could not be more pleased that this majestic new building, located along the path that Justice Jackson himself walked each day from his home on Johnson Park to the firm in the Ellicott Square building where he practiced law, will bear the name of this man, who has left such a remarkable legacy on our nation’s justice system.
More than a dozen human service organizations joined forces with the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library System today to announce a community wide anti-bullying initiative for the month of October. The “Bullying Stops Here” campaign includes a pledge not to bully as well as a calendar of upcoming events.
Congressman Brian Higgins announced the Hamburg Volunteer Fire Department has been awarded federal grant totaling $235,319 through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency.
The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) today awarded Buffalo Promise Neighborhood a grant totaling approximately $962,765. The grant, administered through the DOJ’s new Byrne Criminal Justice Innovation (BCJI) program, will fund efforts to improve safety and security for the children and families who live, work and go to school in the Promise Neighborhood, located in Buffalo’s 14215 ZIP Code.