Staff Sergeant J. Donald Griffin served his country during World War II as a ball turret gunner with the United States Air Force. During his tour, Mr. Griffin’s aircraft was shot down by enemy fire; he parachuted to the ground and spent one and a half years as a prisoner of war.
For his extraordinary sacrifice and service to the United States, Mr. Griffin was awarded an Air Medal, Prisoner of War Medal and the Victory Medal.
Debra Liegl has been President and CEO of the Cheektowaga Chamber of Commerce for the past 13 years, where she has maintained a steadfast dedication to supporting the Cheektowaga business community. Her efforts have culminated in the bi-annual Cheektowaga Jobs Fair, which connects hundreds of job-seekers with good careers, a legislative roundtable focused on small business issues, numerous education seminars, networking events and a Women in Business event.
Senator Tim Kennedy is asking Western New Yorkers to help him shed light on the need to hold irresponsible absentee landlords accountable. By sharing your slumlord story in the space below, you will help Senator Kennedy gather necessary information from community members who have lived in or lived near ignored or dilapidated properties that are owned by negligent absentee landlords.
“Through real-life, first-hand accounts of Western New Yorkers’ experiences dealing with blighted, deteriorating properties owned by irresponsible absentee landlords, we will ensure lawmakers across this state understand the urgency of this growing problem which is causing serious harm in otherwise strong and vibrant neighborhoods,” Senator Kennedy said.
Senator Kennedy, Councilman Scanlon to Hold South Park Avenue Spring Clean Up Saturday, May 10
Additional volunteers are needed for clean-up event May 10 to help beautify the neighborhood and get the trees lining South Park Avenue ready for summer.
BUFFALO, N.Y. – Senator Tim Kennedy is planning the South Park Avenue Spring Clean Up for Saturday, May 10 with Councilman Chris Scanlon. The clean-up will start at 10 a.m. and run until about 5 p.m., and Kennedy and Scanlon are encouraging the community to come out and help get the neighborhood ready for summer.
Senator Kennedy Announces Stronger Penalties for Endangering the Welfare of a Child Unanimously Approved in Senate
Kennedy-cosponsored bill will establish a felony offense of first-degree endangering the welfare of a child; current law only allows for misdemeanor charges.
BUFFALO, N.Y. – Senator Tim Kennedy, D-Buffalo, announced the State Senate unanimously passed legislation today that will strengthen penalties against those who harm or abuse children. This bill, which Senator Kennedy cosponsored, will establish a felony offense of first-degree endangering the welfare of a child. Current law only allows for misdemeanor charges to be imposed for child endangerment.
New bills proposed by Kennedy and Ryan aim to hold slumlords accountable for their blighted properties and will add funding to the city’s weatherization and home-repair programs to help responsible homeowners.
Legislative effort at state-level inspired by Buffalo’s Project Slumlord.
Dear Students,Thank you for your wonderful contribution to the New York State Senate’s Earth Day Poster Contest. This year we received many outstanding posters that exemplify the creativity of the young people in the 63rd Senatorial District.Each entry from my District displayed tremendous originality and vision as well as obvious concern for the ecological future of our communities and our state. I am proud of your work and that of your classmates, and encourage you to continue to study and learn more about the serious challenges that face our environment.I am pleased to announce that the winner of the 2014 Earth Day Poster Contest from my District is:Clifford BieberGrade 5Cheektowaga Central Middle School
In 2014-15 budget, New York State appropriates the remaining $680 million of the Buffalo Billion to fulfill state’s commitment.
Kennedy: Buffalo is a city on the move, and the state’s billion-dollar investment is driving us forward even faster.
ALBANY, N.Y. – Senator Tim Kennedy, D-Buffalo, announced the state will fulfill its commitment to provide $1 billion to rebuild the economy of Buffalo and Western New York in this year’s budget. In the 2014-15 budget, the state will appropriate $680 million in capital funds which will complete the state’s $1 billion commitment to Buffalo and Western New York for local economic development projects.