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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.

CBP Announces New Mobile Passport Control App

CBP Announces New Mobile Passport Control App

 

U.S. Customs and Border Protection recently announced the launch of the first authorized app to expedite a traveler’s entry process into the U.S. The app, Mobile Passport Control, or MPC, will allow eligible travelers to submit their passport information and customs declaration form via a Smartphone or tablet prior to CBP inspection. 

The app was developed by Airside Mobile and Airports Council International-North America (ACI-NA) in partnership with CBP as part of a pilot program at the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. The app became available to eligible travelers arriving at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International on Aug. 13. MPC is expected to expand to more airports later this year. 

Fans may have bumpy ride to The Ralph


ORCHARD PARK, NY - The Bills welcome fans to Ralph Wilson Stadium for the first time on Saturday. And while we can't say yet whether they'll have a good season or not, we do know some fans are in for a rough ride.

Specifically, fans who use a portion of Abbott Road to get to the game.

As 2 On Your Side's Steve Brown reports, a section of the road is in shabby shape … and may stay that way all season.


South Buffalo Charter School Unveils New $21 Million Building

South Buffalo Charter School Unveils New $21 Million Building

800 K-8 students begin school on Monday

BUFFALO, NY – As students across the region rush to squeeze every drop of summer from the waning days of vacation, leaders from South Buffalo Charter School proudly celebrated the opening of its new school building on Thursday morning.

School officials were joined by Mayor Byron Brown, Erie County Clerk Christopher Jacobs and other area elected and education officials as they unveiled the new, $21 million, state-of-the-art K-8 building located at 154 South Ogden Street in the City of Buffalo. Gleaming with windows and beautifully-designed instructional, support and activity spaces, the school will provide an exceptional learning environment for the approximately 800 students who will begin school on Monday, August 25.

Canterbury Woods Achieves Deficiency-Free Survey from New York State

Canterbury Woods Achieves Deficiency-Free Survey from New York State

Canterbury Woods, Western New York’s premier life care community, announced that it has received a deficiency-free survey from the New York State Department of Health for its Oxford Village skilled nursing unit, placing it in select company among nursing homes across the state.

Each year, the Department of Health surveys all nursing homes in New York State on more than 180 regulatory and quality standards, including administration, quality of care, resident rights and others. The standards must be met for each resident who resides in a nursing home’s care. For each standard in which a nursing home is found to be deficient, it will receive a citation. Less than eight percent of nursing homes in New York State achieve a deficiency-free survey.

Heed Immigration Rules When Hiring Foreign Employees

Heed Immigration Rules When Hiring Foreign Employees

 

A recent influx of jobs into the Western New York marketplace has left Buffalo area businesses in an interesting position — trying to find enough qualified employees to fill those openings. As a result, a number of companies, especially those needing to fill high-tech positions, may expand their search beyond U.S. borders.

That, however, can create unanticipated problems for companies not familiar with the process for filling positions with foreign nationals. In a nutshell, the process can be both complicated and expensive.