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Celebration of Hope Held at UB

AMHERST, N.Y. -- The Ride for Roswell is Saturday, but the festivities are already underway.

The Celebration of Hope was held Friday night. Thousands packed UB Stadium to greet those who rode in the Peloton from Roswell Park downtown, through Delaware Park, to the stadium.

The event celebrates cancer survivors and patients, their families, and caregivers.

Juliana Wright is part of the Y-Roswell Street Team, a group of young people who volunteer in the fight against cancer.

"I'm just gonna be so appreciative and grateful for everyone here, every volunteer, every doctor, every patient," she said.

Michael Kabel is a cancer survivor, and so is his wife. He's been going to Roswell for almost thirty years.

Cheektowaga Native Rose Rustowicz Receives Prestigious Fulbright Award

Cheektowaga Native Rose Rustowicz Receives Prestigious Fulbright Award


Rose Rustowicz, a member of the Maryvale High School Class of 2011 and Rochester Institute of Technology Class of 2015, has been offered a Fulbright U.S. Student Program grant to Iceland in physical sciences. This announcement was recently made by the United States Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board. Fewer than 2,000 students in the nation receive this prestigious award each year.


Berardi Immigration Law Names Gabriella Agostinelli Associate Attorney

Berardi Immigration Law Names Gabriella Agostinelli Associate Attorney


Berardi Immigration Law is pleased to announce that Gabriella Agostinelli has been promoted to the position of Associate Attorney.

Agostinelli joined Berardi Immigration Law as a Law Clerk in 2014. She received her Juris Doctor from the SUNY Buffalo Law School in 2014 and Bachelor’s Degrees in International Business and International Relations from Canisius College in 2011. 

Troopers come up empty on escaped prisoner lead

AMHERST, NY - Acting on a lead, New York State Police entered a home on Grover Cleveland Highway in Amherst Thursday night searching for escaped prisoners David Sweat and Richard Matt. The search came up empty, however.

A spokesperson told 2 On Your Side police were acting on a tip which proved to be unfounded, not on a confirmed sighting. He said the multi-agency response was was based on an abundance of caution for the safety of the public and police officers.

Client Success Story: Fichman Furniture

Client Success Story: Fichman Furniture


Toronto-native Erran Fichman came to Berardi Immigration Law just three years ago wondering how he could expand his furniture business to the United States. Fichman owns Fichman Furniture (www.fichman.com), a company that designs and manufactures custom radiator covers. After successfully running his business for seven years in Canada, the demand for his product grew exponentially. It was time for Fichman Furniture to branch out. 

Exit 2 Golf Tournament to Raise Funds for SPCA

Exit 2 Golf Tournament to Raise Funds for SPCA


Exit 2 Bar & Grille will hold its first annual golf tournament to raise funds for the SPCA Serving Erie County on Wednesday, Aug. 12, at Sheridan Park Golf Course in Tonawanda.

The tournament will feature a 10 a.m. shotgun start, contests and prizes on the course, lunch at the turn and a Southern BBQ cookout dinner with a three-hour call bar at Exit 2 following the event. The cost is $100 per person and the event is limited to 24 foursomes. Please visit www.exit2bar.com or contact the restaurant for more information.

Catholic Charities Receives $100,000 Grant from John R. Oishei Foundation for Healthcare Project

Catholic Charities of Buffalo has received a two-year, $200,000 grant from the John R. Oishei Foundation to assist its Immigration and Refugee Assistance Program (IRAP) in establishing a multidisciplinary health care clinic to serve new arrivals at its campus on Buffalo’s West Side.
Funding for the clinic will help support the renovation and repurposing of the former Nativity Roman Catholic Church on Herkimer Street to serve as a “one-stop” service center. Health care partner Mobile Primary will provide refugee health assessments and primary care. Baker Victory Services will provide dental health assessment and services. D’Youville College faculty and allied health students will assist in provision of clinic services. Plans also include the location of a Women, Infants and Children (WIC) site in the facility.