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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.

Attorney: Teen accused of hit-and-run dozed off

CHEEKTOWAGA, NY - The attorney for 18-year-old Devin D. Scagnelli, who is accused of hitting and killing a man walking on Borden Road last weekend, says his client dozed off while behind the wheel.

He also says the teen was not trying to leave the scene of the accident, as police allege.

Scagnelli was in Cheektowaga Court Friday with his attorney. Our cameras were allowed inside for that appearance but we were not allowed to videotape the suspect.

The case against Scagnelli was waived to a grand jury but the judge did not reduce his bail which remains at $100,000 cash or $250,000 bond.

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.

Fatal hit-and-run in Cheektowaga

CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. – A 47-year-old man was struck and killed by a car as he was walking on Borden Road about 7 a.m. Sunday morning.

Cheektowaga Police Lieutenant Steven Berecz said the 18-year-old male driver of the car is in custody, charged with leaving the scene of a personal injury accident. More charges are pending.

The driver and a passenger, the owner of the black Mustang involved in the accident, had been out all night, Berecz said. After hitting the pedestrian they stopped to assess the situation, then got back into the car and drove off.

They were stopped on Strasmer Road, about a mile away, by an off-duty police officer who saw the accident.

The victim was walking in the road, along the curb, when he was hit.

Warrior Resource and Engagement Summit Aims to Help Vets

CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. - Veterans of recent wars got a helping hand adjusting to life on the home front Saturday.

The Veterans One-Stop Center of Western New York teamed up with the Wounded Warrior Project for a day-long Warrior Resource and Engagement Summit.

Various agencies were on hand to teach veterans about services offered to them, such as benefits programs, employment, and health care.

The event was held at the Hilton Garden Inn on Genesee Street near the airport.