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“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.
Congressman Brian Higgins is asking the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) to put the brakes on long-term maintenance of the Buffalo Skyway while alternatives are reviewed. Specifically, Higgins is requesting the DOT refrain from including expensive Skyway rehab on the State’s Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) projects list.
With a beautiful new Federal Courthouse constructed and in use along Buffalo’s Niagara Square, Congressman Brian Higgins is asking the U.S. government’s landlord agency to move expeditiously to transition the former federal Dillon Courthouse for future use.
World Trade Center of Buffalo Niagara (WTCBN) will receive approximately $682,000 in funding, including $218,000 from the U.S. Department of Commerce, to help local medical device manufacturers sell their goods in China.
Explore & More Children's Museum today announced the selection of Gyroscopea museum planning, architecture and exhibit design firm, to lead its master planning process, taking a critical step towards opening a children’s museum on the Buffalo waterfront. The Master Plan will be funded by The John R. Oishei Foundation, the Erie Canal Harbor Development Corporation (ECHDC) and Fisher-Price.