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NHS of South Buffalo Awarded Funding by NYS Affordable Housing Corporation

BUFFALO, N.Y. - Neighborhood Housing Services of South Buffalo is proud to announce the awarding of a grant by NYS Affordable Housing Corporation (AHC) to further housing rehabilitation efforts in the South Buffalo area. AHC is distributing funds across the state in a bid to stimulate the construction and renovation of nearly two thousand affordable homes statewide.

This grant will bolster NHS of South Buffalo's revolving loan program for housing rehabilitation in which potential recipients can obtain assistance in the form of a grant (60%) and an income based loan (40%). The maximum amount a recipient can be eligible for is 80% of the value of their home. HUD income guidelines are used to derive the interest rate of the loan which can range from 1%-5% depending on income.

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Trocaire College to Host Artisan Show

A variety of talented local artisans will participate in a one day only show and sale to benefit Trocaire College – a portion of the proceeds from the show will support the Trocaire Alumni Scholarship Fund.  The “Artisan Show” will be held at Trocaire’s Russell J. Salvatore School located at 6681 Transit Road in Lancaster (behind Russell’s Steaks, Chops & More) on Saturday, November 20 from 11 am – 4 pm. 

Notre Dame Academy Junior High Students Vote for Governor

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Notre Dame Academy's campus of South Buffalo Catholic School held their own school election today to see who would win the Governor title. Students in 6th, 7th and 8th grade learned about the voting process during their Social Studies classes.  The students also researched the candidates' platforms for governor to help them make an informed decision.

$1.7 Million in Grants for Lake Erie Research Projects

Buffalo State's Great Lakes Center received three grants totaling $1.7 million from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Great Lakes National Program Office. The highly competitive grants, awarded through the EPA’s Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI), were awarded to projects that address the most significant Great Lakes ecosystem problems, including invasive species, lake health, and pollution from many different sources.

“Buffalo State was the only college in Western New York to receive three grants,” said Alexander Karatayev, the center's director and a research scientist. “We have been working on these issues, and the GLRI funding is allowing us to build on our success.” All three efforts will be collaborations among the center’s research scientists and Buffalo State faculty members, as well as researchers from other institutions.

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How to Make Your Car Last Forever: Auto Q&A with Tom Torbjornsen

Dear Tom,

I own a 2006 F250 4x4 Ex Cab with a 6.0 L Diesel. What are your thoughts on the chip tuners such as Bully Dog and Super Chips? Are they worth the investment?
Douglas from Tornado, WV


NFTA Restructured System Starts Today

Buffalo, NY - The NFTA will implement its revised service plan Sunday with some changes for some bus routes and the Metro Rail.

Executive Director Lawrence Meckler says the system was revised to make it more efficient and reliable for its riders. That means there will be enhanced service for the Metro Rail with extended runs into Sunday evening.

There will also be efforts to guarantee bus service every 15 minutes on popular downtown routes like those covering Delaware Avenue, Elmwood Avenue, and Niagara Street. Meckler says people will then have confidence that they can take the bus and arrive on time at their destination.

Meckler says there were adjustments on some suburban and rural routes. They kept all the routes but some bus runs were cut.

NFTA went to a flat rate fare structure of $1.75 cents back in September.

Managing Holiday Stress

Managing Holiday Stress

Date: Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Location: Parent Network of WNY

                1000 Main Street