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Attention Employers: Mandatory PERM Password Change Alert

Attention Employers: Mandatory PERM Password Change Alert


Attention all employers with Permanent Case Management System (PERM) accounts. As of Aug. 25, 2014, all PERM users must now begin to comply with new password requirements for enhanced security. All PERM users will be required to change their existing passwords within the next 90 calendar days. As cyber threats are becoming increasingly aggressive, the new password standards will now be consistent with Department of Labor and Federal Government standards. 

Homeowner holds two at gunpoint after attempted burglary

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- A homeowner and his son held two suspected burglars at gunpoint early Monday morning.

Police say the two suspects, both from Lancaster, were trying to break into the home in Orchard Park.

At 1:12 a.m. Monday, Orchard Park Police got a call from the homeowner on Transit Road saying the two men dressed in dark were trying to break into his house. Police say they then received a second call from the homeowner saying that he and his son were holding the two suspects at gunpoint.

Police say Jacob Rappleye, 18, and Anthony Guarino, 22, were using a ladder to enter the home, when the homeowner and his son heard the suspects and confronted them.

Rappleye and Guarino have been charged with attempted burglary, criminal mischief and unlawful possession of marijuana. Rappleye has been released on bail, and Guarino has been sent to Erie County Holding Center.

No Frills Buffalo Publishes Books on Lackawanna, Poetry

No Frills Buffalo Publishes Books on Lackawanna, Poetry


No Frill Buffalo publishing company announces the release of two new book, “City of Steel ... Hearts of Gold: My Lackawanna” by Ralph J. Galanti Jr. and Joanna B. Nervo, and “Malcontent: A Collection of Poems” by Jeffrey Charles Naish.

“City of Steel ... Hearts of Gold” takes place in the City of Lackawanna during the 1930s. It is a story dedicated to the men and women of Lackawanna and is loosely centered around the life and times of one of its prominent citizens, Ralph J. Galanti Sr.

Catholic Charities of Buffalo Appoints Two Directors

Catholic Charities of Buffalo Appoints Two Directors

Catholic Charities of Buffalo has appointed two new members to its leadership team. Meichle Latham has been named Director of School Based Services and Maria Picone has been named Director of the Family and Community Services Department, formerly known as the Metropolitan District Service Department.

Dennis Walczyk, Catholic Charities Chief Executive Officer, said, “We are pleased to promote Maria and Meichle to these leadership positions, and look forward to the expertise, passion, and energy they will bring to their new and increased responsibilities.”

As Director of School Based Services, Latham is responsible for overseeing the organization’s services currently delivered to Catholic, public and charter schools in Erie and Niagara counties. She also will establish and maintain connections with educational partners and work to expand services to schools not being served.

Tomorrow’s Youth Today Receives $610,000 Grant from Buffalo, Erie County Workforce Investment Board

Catholic Charities Education and Workforce Development Department has received a one-year $610,000 grant from the Buffalo and Erie County Workforce Investment Board, Inc. (WIB) to support its Tomorrow’s Youth Today (TYT) Program, which helps Erie County residents obtain their High School Equivalency certificate and gain employment skills free of cost.  

Erie County WIB, which has supported Catholic Charities’ workforce programming since the agency began offering it in 1975, works to bring together representatives from business, labor, community-based organizations, education, human services, economic development and other critical groups to rethink and restructure the way local workforce development services are planned and delivered.

Hundreds March to Remember Fallen Soldiers, Help Veterans

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- Hundreds of veterans, active military members, and family of lost loved ones marched a 10K in Orchard Park on Saturday in memory of New York State soldiers killed in action.

The second annual Memorial March, which goes through Chestnut Ridge Park, brings neighbors together for a good cause, but it's not easy.

The marchers are carrying heavy loads of canned goods on their back.

All along the way, they confront pictures of New York soldiers who have died since 9/11.

The organizer of the event, Jason Jaskula, lost his best friend Chris Dill in Iraq in 2005.

He told Saturday's participants to remember that the soldiers in those pictures were their "battle buddies."

Buffalo’s Economic Resurgence Focus of Mayor’s Daemen Lecture

Buffalo’s Economic Resurgence Focus of Mayor’s Daemen Lecture

Mayor Byron W. Brown, a staunch advocate for economic development in Buffalo, will discuss the city’s economic resurgence and revitalization efforts as featured speaker in the Daemen College Distinguished Leaders Lecture Series that will take place at 7 p.m. Sept. 2 in the Wick Campus Center Alumni Lounge.

Currently serving a third term as mayor of New York State’s second largest city, Brown’s talk, “Buffalo on the Move: For Our Region, Our State,” will focus on the city’s economic development initiatives over the past decade and the positive impact this growth has had both regionally and statewide.