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10 Killer Shows to See in Buffalo This March

Here's a list of great shows coming up to amp up your March - which we all know can be a BIT of a drag around these parts.

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Poloncarz Statement On ECC Hockey Incident

Date:  2/27/17 Today, Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz issued the following statement in regard to player violence in Sunday night’s Erie Co...

Higgins Announces Bill to Make New Markets Tax Credits Permanent

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) is pushing for continuation of the New Markets Tax Credit program which is creating jobs and bringing buildings to new life in struggling neighborhoods across Western New York and the nation.  Higgins is an original cosponsor of the New Markets Tax Credit Extension Act of 2017 introduced by Rep. Tiberi (R-OH-12) and Rep. Neal (D-MA-01), which would make permanent the tax credit program set to expire in 2019. 

Congressman Higgins recently advocated for support and approval of the bill in remarks on the House Floor:

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“Mr. Speaker: The New Markets Tax Credits have helped to inject new economic vitality to my Western New York community. The program continues to help revitalize economically distressed cities throughout America

“In Western New York more than $300 Million in private investments in the past decade would not have occurred without the tax credit program.   

“Historically and architecturally significant buildings like the Electric Tower and Asbury Hall in downtown Buffalo are buzzing with new residential and commercial life.  And most recently Roswell Park Cancer Institute, the Nation’s first cancer center, opened their new Clinical Sciences building with the help of the New Markets Tax Credit program.

“I urge my colleagues to support our legislation to make the New Market Tax Credits permanent.”

In Western New York more than $100 million in New Markets investments have leveraged over $300 million in development at over a dozen sites.  Local projects utilizing the New Markets program include: the Electric Tower, the Oak School Lofts, Ellicott Commons, the Webb Lofts, Asbury Hall, AM&A’s Warehouse Lofts, Rapids Theatre, the Larkin U Building the Innovation Center and Roswell Park Cancer Institute Clinical Sciences Center. To see a map of Western New York projects that have utilized New Markets Tax Credits go to: http://bit.ly/NMTCWNY

The New Markets Tax Credit program was created in 2000 to revitalize communities experiencing economic distress by providing tax credits to investors for equity investments to community development entities that invest in low-income communities.   Nationwide the program has leveraged nearly $80 billion in investments and created approximately 750,000 jobs in economically distressed communities. Congressman Higgins is a Member of the House Ways and Means Committee, with jurisdiction over the authorization and operation of the program.

Join the Interfaith Climate Justice Community for a showing of an Award Winning Documentary...

JOURNEY OF THE UNIVERSE   An Epic Story of Cosmic, Earth, and Human  Transformations Sunday, March 12 at 2:00 pm  Burchfield Penny Art Center  1300 Elmwood Avenue How did our beautiful planet come to be?  What is the role of h...

WNY NORML response to stances on Legalization in NYS

"WNY NORML’s Response to Cuomo’s stance on legalization, and an article published in the East Aurora Advertiser. Governor Andrew Cuomo responded to reporters on the issue of cannabis...
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Buffalo Native Leads Democrats Into the Future

Erie County Democratic Chair Jeremy Zellner issued the following statement on the election of Tom Perez as Chair of the Democratic National Committee: “I want to congratulate Buffalo’s...

Learn Philanthropy from an AFROCENTRIC Standpoint

  by Gloria Dulan-Wilson Hello All: The following is in response to an article I received from the BLACK STAR PROJECT about our Philanthropists being “clueless.” It’s not on my blog – just sharing it...

Buffalo Ranks Among Nation’s Most Underrated Cities

Travel + Leisure, and their readers, have been showing Buffalo some serious love as of late. In the past few weeks, Buffalo has ranked third on a list of cities with the best pizza and among the top 10 places in the world to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Now, based on the results of Travel...

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Review: The Salesman (2016)

“For once it looks like we’re in luck” There’s this notion that tragedy won’t happen to us. It’s for people who don’t live their lives correctly—some karmic retribution paying for mistakes made along the way. We like to believe we’re…

Gift Gathering Champagne Brunch for Response to Love Center

(By Response to Love Center) For the last eight years, the Response to Love Center has held an annual fundraising Gala called the Benefit of Love. It is our primary fundraiser for the year that helps pay for the services...
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March Is Women’s History Month

Date:  2/24/17 The Buffalo & Erie County Public Library in downtown Buffalo at 1 Lafayette Square will be the location for the kickoff of the local c...

Smash Talks: The Cling and the Need

Ashera is a Marriage and Family Therapist with an extensive background in sexual health education. You can ask her stuff anonymously and she won’t get weirded out. Seriously, try her.

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