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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. 

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.

Unique Places: The Family Room

AMHERST, NY- If you have a little one at home and you're looking for something to do indoors now that the cold weather is approaching, you should check out The Family Room in Amherst.

The Family Room
is not a daycare. It's a place where mom, dads, grandparents and caregivers stay withtheir kids to play and socialize.

"They're engaging, exploring, learning, all while socializing and having recreational activity while being educated as well," said Kristen Norton-Null, The Family Room Co-Director and program leader.

They don't just do play groups. Families can go on field trips, too.

Three Sent to Hospital after Accident on Millersport Highway

AMHERST, N.Y.- Three people were sent to the hospital Thursday evening after a serious three car accident on Millersport Highway.

Amherst Police say a Saturn Sedan was traveling north on Millersport when it was struck from behind by a Pontiac SUV while turning left into a drive.

The impact then pushed the Saturn into the southbound lane, where police say it was struck again by a Chevrolet van.

The driver of the Saturn, 26-year-old Rachel Cook, was transported to ECMC with hip and back injuries, according to police.

The driver of the Pontiac, 38-year-old John Wright was transported to Lockport Memorial Hospital with a shoulder injury.

The driver of the Chevy van, 54-year-old Timothy Mulvey, was transported to Lockport Memorial Hospital with injuries to his rib area.

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.

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.