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Help Us Educate Pakistan

Help Us Educate Pakistan

On Sunday, August 28 · 8:00pm - 9:30pm, PYA Canada held an Iftaar Fundraiser Dinner to Help Educate Pakistan!

Iftaar is an evening meal when Muslims break their fast during the holy month of Ramadan. Iftaar is often done as community, with people gathering to break their fast together. This month is about giving [the wealthy] and receiving [those in need.]

The Youth of Pakistan are focusing on what is most needed in Pakistan at this time, as a whole. Please watch the video below, share it and become a part of the solution.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aFpSkgo-mZ8

To view photos on recent work in schools damaged by 2010 floods in Pakistan, which this event supports, see below: 

WNY Reps Announce Nearly Half-Million Dollars in Funding for NFTA

WNY Reps Announce Nearly Half-Million Dollars in Funding for NFTA

WESTERN NEW YORK – Today, Western New York Representatives Kathy Hochul (NY-26), Brian Higgins (NY-27) and Louise Slaughter (NY-28) announced that the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority (NFTA) has received a Transit Security Grant of $455,766.

"After meeting with NFTA officials today, I was able to see firsthand how crucial the proper funds are to protecting our passengers, keeping our transportation infrastructure safe, but also creating the jobs that will get Western New Yorkers back to work" said Congresswoman Hochul.  “As a Member of the House Committee on Homeland Security, I am on the front lines of our nation's security; learning about the grave threats to our public transportation system each and every day.  The grant received by the NFTA this week will ensure our public's ground transportation will have the proper security in place for large events, as well as boost our economy by investing in Western New York jobs.”

Ellicott District Stakeholders Meeting Recap with Council Member Darius Pridgen

Ellicott District Stakeholders Meeting Recap with Council Member Darius Pridgen

Ellicott District Stakeholders Recap with Council Member Darius Pridgen from the Olivencia Center covering the Sale of School 36, The Jesse Clipper Monument, Michigan Street Corridor, and Playground Improvements.

Tunisia Sparks Arab Spring: Headmasters Forced to Resign

Tunisia Sparks Arab Spring: Headmasters Forced to Resign

Tunisia Sparks Arab Spring: Headmasters Forced to Resign

by Hind Houas

Surprise Meeting by Redistricting Task Force

Surprise Meeting by Redistricting Task Force

From a Statement by NYPIRG

The New York State Legislative Task Force on Demographic Research and Reapportionment  (LATFOR), the legislative committee tasked with redrawing New York’s legislative and congressional district lines, will be holding their Western New York public hearing tomorrow at 10 a.m. inside City Hall ... but who knew?

Local Politicians Visit the Matt Urban Center to Discuss Housing

Local Politicians Visit the Matt Urban Center to Discuss Housing

Assemblyman Vito J. Lopez (D - Brooklyn), the Housing Chair of the New York State Assembly, and Assemblywoman Crystal Davis Peoples-Stokes (D-Buffalo), visited the Matt Urban Center (1081 Broadway, Buffalo, NY 14212) today for an agency and neighborhood tour.

We used this wonderful opportunity to examine and discuss the preservation of affordable housing for low-income and moderate-income families. We also examined policies and programs to address unemployment, environmental hazards, and the creation and sustainability of quality affordable rental and homeownership opportunities.

Congressman Higgins Announces $167,000 for Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper

Congressman Higgins Announces $167,000 for Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper

Federal Funding to support Shoreline Restoration Efforts along Riverbend Project

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) announced the award of $167,000 in federal funding for Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper.   The grant, provided through the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration, will support Phase II of the Buffalo Riverbend project

“These federal funds will continue our efforts to preserve and enhance the water’s edge,” said Congressman Higgins, a member of the Congressional Great Lakes Task Force.  “Beyond the clear environmental benefits this work will continue the transformation of Buffalo’s old and industrial image to one that is new, exciting and welcoming to the public and innovative economic development.”