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Dozens show up for Shovel Brigade Mob


BUFFALO, N.Y.- Dozens of volunteers showed up in South Buffalo Saturday morning to help dig out their neighbors.

The group, called the Shovel Brigade Mob, was organized through social media, by those who were not severely impacted by the storm and wanted to help their neighbors who were.

"We didn't get much snow in Elmwood so I haven't seen much impact from the storm, so I thought it would be good to come down and help out the people that really were buried in by it," said Dan Wemmell, a volunteer.

Buffalonians buried in snow appreciated the help.

"This feels good. Even though we are facing a real challenge it feels good to have so many people you didn't even really know come to you and help you," one South Buffalo resident said.

Person shot in South Buffalo


BUFFALO, N.Y.- Buffalo Police are investigating a shooting in South Buffalo that sent a man to Erie County Medical Center.

According to police, the man, believed to be in his 20's, was shot just before 7 p.m. near Louisiana Street and South Park Avenue.

Police say his injuries appear to be non-life threatening.


Preserving the Status of Children Born to LPR Parents

Preserving the Status of Children Born to LPR Parents

 

Per U.S. immigration regulations, a child born to a Lawful Permanent Resident (LPR) parent will automatically acquire his or her parent’s status if the child was born in the U.S. within the validity of the parent’s green card. But what happens when a child is born during her LPR mother’s temporary visit abroad?

Fortunately, the same regulations hold that children in this category also automatically acquire their parent’s LPR status, provided:
• The parent and child seek entry into the U.S. within two years of the child’s birth; and
• Either accompanying parent is applying for readmission upon first return after the birth of the child.

No Frills Buffalo Releases Children’s Book, Fiction Novel

No Frills Buffalo Releases Children’s Book, Fiction Novel

 

No Frills Buffalo publishing company, based in Buffalo, N.Y., recently released two new books, a children’s book by author Dolores A. Esposito and a fiction novel by Kevin Richard White.

“Benty,” written by Esposito and illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds, is a delightful tale of a bunny whose unusual ear makes a world of difference. Esposito is a former elementary school teacher and registered nurse. She wrote this story 50 years ago as a class assignment for her storytelling class at Framingham State College. After raising her family and retiring to West Palm Beach, she decided to finally publish her book!

Daemen Flag Installation, Appreciation Event to Honor Veterans

Daemen Flag Installation, Appreciation Event to Honor Veterans

Daemen College will honor Western New York veterans at its annual appreciation breakfast and a special Veterans Day installation ceremony that will include nearly 100 small flags being placed on campus on Nov. 11.

“On Veterans Day, all of us at Daemen will thank the men and women who have served in our armed forces and reflect on the many sacrifices they have made for our country,” said Daemen President Gary A. Olson. “These events also symbolize Daemen’s ongoing commitment to our student veterans, who are a vital part of our college community.”

The day will start with a continental breakfast for veterans and their families at 8 a.m. in the Wick Campus Center Alumni Lounge. President Olson will speak at the event, which is free and open to local veterans and student veterans in the college community. It is being hosted by the Daemen Center for Veterans and Veteran Family Services.

Fundraising Event to Celebrate Matt Urban Hope Center’s Service to Those in Extreme Poverty

Fundraising Event to Celebrate Matt Urban Hope Center’s Service to Those in Extreme Poverty

 

The Matt Urban Hope Center, a nonprofit organization that assists the homeless as well as East Side residents who suffer from extreme poverty, will host a fifth anniversary celebration and fundraiser from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 13, at the Pearl Street Grill, 76 Pearl St., Buffalo. 

USCIS Declares ‘Mother’ and ‘Parent’ No Longer Requires Genetic Relationship

USCIS Declares ‘Mother’ and ‘Parent’ No Longer Requires Genetic Relationship

 

United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) issued a new policy on Oct. 28, 2014, that has altered the definitions of “mother” and “parent” so that gestational mothers using assisted reproductive technology (ART) may be able to transfer their U.S. citizenship to their children. An example of such ART would be a woman who became pregnant through an egg donor. Previously, a genetic relationship with a U.S. citizen parent was required in order for a child born abroad to acquire citizenship at birth through his or her parent.