Sunday, March 27, 2011

Health clinic gets national accreditation

 Jericho Road Family Practice has been a proactive healthcare source in the community by reaching out to at-risk patients. Now, the practice has been accredited by a national organization for its work. This recognition has opened the door for Jericho Road to expand its reach and develop more services for the patients who need it most. Full story

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Rivera takes lead on hydro-fracking legislation

 Water treatment in the city of Buffalo has been an ongoing issue.
 Frack Action Buffalo, led by Rita Yelda, and Niagara District Councilmember David Rivera and North District Councilmember Joseoh Golombek have worked to pass Buffalo’s Community Protection from Natural Gas Extraction Ordinance, and stop hydraulic fracturing, a dangerous form of water treatment.
 The ordinance was passed last fall, and officially bans hydraulic fracturing in the city of Buffalo, as well as the dangers of the wastewater from the process.
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Sunday, March 6, 2011

Agency gives refugees more time to adapt

 With almost 500 refugees coming into Buffalo every year, most programs can only fund six months of resettlement help. Jericho Road Ministries is there to help them for another two- to three-years. The ministry has many programs that help the refugees, including F.L.Y. This after school program caters to middle school refugee students with the help from AmeriCorps workers. This program relies on grants to provide the services that help these children succeed in America. Full story

Former drug house to be center for women

 It Takes a Village and the Hananiah Lutheran Church are taking a stand at 425 Normal Ave. Beverly Newkirk and Rev.Kenyatta Cobb Sr. are working to "rebuild the people" of the community so that the community can grow.
 Their focus will be on young women ages 15 to 25. These young women will be helped to find a career path or go to college. They will also be given financial counseling as well as spiritual counseling.
 “People need to know that they are worthy, I don’t care who they are. There is a purpose and plan for their life, and they need to know that,” Newkirk said. Full story