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Tunisia Sparks Arab Spring: Headmasters Forced to Resign

Tunisia Sparks Arab Spring: Headmasters Forced to Resign

Tunisia Sparks Arab Spring: Headmasters Forced to Resign

by Hind Houas

Brush Up Buffalo’s 15th Event to Take Place in Buffalo Promise Neighborhood

Brush Up Buffalo’s 15th Event to Take Place in Buffalo Promise Neighborhood

Buffalo, NY – Brush Up Buffalo, a not-for-profit, all-volunteer organization focused on revitalizing City of Buffalo neighborhoods, recently announced that it will repaint 15 low-income homes with the help of 400 volunteers in the nationally-designated Buffalo Promise Neighborhood on Saturday, September 10, 2011.

Designated avenues and streets for Brush Up Buffalo 2011 – Westminster, East Amherst, Stockbridge and Berkshire – are in a relatively tight cluster and are near Westminster Community Charter School, where Brush Up Buffalo will set up operations for check-in and lunch.  (Parking will be at the Erie County Medical Center parking lot, with shuttles to the school.)  At least 25 volunteers will be needed to paint on each house; no prior painting experience is necessary.

Where 2 Fish: Run Silent, Run Deep

Where 2 Fish: Run Silent, Run Deep

First Class Bass Charters Lake Erie Fishing Report

It's time to fish deep as the water temperature stays hot.

Neighborhood Clean Up Today in the Clinton Bailey Neighborhood

Neighborhood Clean Up Today in the Clinton Bailey Neighborhood

Many groups came out today to show how much they care about the Clinton Bailey Community.

Fillmore District Common Council Member David Franczyk coordinated this clean up and the Matt Urban Center, AmeriCorps, CityCorps, and the Clinton Bailey Association participated. Clinton, Bushnell, Gilbert, Scoville, and Baitz Streets were targeted for mowing of vacant lots, tree trimming, debris removal, and weeding. We also handed out information to residents about available services.  

It was a wonderful opportunity to get to know our neighbors and beautify our neighborhood at the same time. This is part of a continuing program sponsored by Fillmore District Common Council Member David Franczyk and the Fillmore District Impact Team. Please join us for future cleanups at:

  • 8/19 South Division & Smith Street Playground
  • 8/26 Miller Street Garden

For volunteer information, please call: 851-9683

Congressman Higgins Announces $167,000 for Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper

Congressman Higgins Announces $167,000 for Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper

Federal Funding to support Shoreline Restoration Efforts along Riverbend Project

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) announced the award of $167,000 in federal funding for Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper.   The grant, provided through the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration, will support Phase II of the Buffalo Riverbend project

“These federal funds will continue our efforts to preserve and enhance the water’s edge,” said Congressman Higgins, a member of the Congressional Great Lakes Task Force.  “Beyond the clear environmental benefits this work will continue the transformation of Buffalo’s old and industrial image to one that is new, exciting and welcoming to the public and innovative economic development.”

All's Well That Ends Well

All's Well That Ends Well
  •     A familiar early photo of Buffalo shows the Twin Pumps that stood at Main Street and The Terrace near what was the entrance to Memorial Auditorium. The two pumps standing side by side, were operated manually by two slim, curved pump handles made of wrought iron, about 4 feet long, with a ball at the end of each handle about the size of a small orange. The pumps stood on a stone slab about 4 feet wide, 6 feet long and about 10 inches high. On each corner of the plot reserved for the pumps was a stout oaken post to fend off wagons that might be inclined to drive too close. 

No Frackin' Wait--Watch 'Gasland' Immediately

No Frackin' Wait--Watch 'Gasland' Immediately

As the hydrofracking moratorium in New York state comes to an end, Josh Fox's 2010 documentary Gasland is only growing more relevant. Barring overwhelming negative public response during the coming 60-day public comment period, hydrofracking will come to New York in a big way.

Desperate to solve the state's budget crisis, an influx of energy industry dollars is proving too tantalizing to pass up for most legislators. Unfortunately, it seems the process is inherently catastrophic to the environment, those living in the area, and most unnervingly the supply of potable water. A large portion of the Marcellus Shale system, the planned site of extensive drilling operations, underlies the Chesapeake Bay Watershed and the Delaware River Basin.