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Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown, and members of the Buffalo and Erie Country Naval and Military Park 1812 Celebration Committee, and U. S. Navy Rear Adm. Greg Nosal, Commander, Carrier Strike Group Two, will hold a press conference tomorrow at 11 a.m., on the steps of Buffalo City Hall to announce Buffalo Navy Week and the Commemoration of the War of 1812, which will be held Sept. 10-17, 2012.
Congressman Brian Higgins announced the City of Buffalo, County of Erie and Town of Cheektowaga have been awarded a grant totaling $351,198 from the U.S. Department of Justice. The federal funds, provided through the Edward Byrne memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program, will support public safety efforts in the region.
Congressman Brian Higgins sent a letter today to the United States Postal Service (USPS) Board of Governors Chairman, Thurgood Marshall, Jr. asking the Board to take immediate action to replace Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe.
Congressman Brian Higgins announced that The Service Collaborative of WNY, Inc. has been awarded a $412,685 AmeriCorps grant from the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS). The grant will be used to provide financial literacy services to low-income Buffalo residents.
Today, in light of news that the Canadian government will close its Consulate in Buffalo, the Western New York Congressional delegation wrote to Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper strongly urging him to reverse course and consider the negative effects of this closure. The representatives noted that this decision will negatively impact Western New Yorkers, Canadians and businesses on both sides of the border.
Congressman Brian Higgins paid a visit to Anderson Precision, a locally-owned manufacturing company in Jamestown, NY.
“The announcement from the Postmaster General that the William Street Mail Processing Facility will remain open for at least three more years is welcome news. I am pleased that the United States Postal Service has listened to our arguments and recognized that their original closure plan was ill-conceived. This reversal highlights the importance of speaking out and challenging the federal bureaucracy and shows what can be achieved by joining together and using our voices to fight for what’s right.
Congressman Brian Higgins announced the University at Buffalo has been awarded a $2,570,749 health care innovation award through the federal government. University Emergency Medical Services was one of only 26 awards announced today in the first round of grants administered through the Center for Medicare and Medicaid innovation.