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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.

3-Year-Old Dies After Being Pulled From Pool in Lancaster

LANCASTER, N.Y. - A 3-year-old girl died after family members pulled her and her brother from a backyard pool Friday evening.

It happened at 36 Rose Street just after 7:30 p.m.

Police say the girl and her 4-year-old brother were unresponsive when they were found.

First responders treated the children at the scene, and they were both taken to St. Joseph Hospital. The girl died a short time later. The boy was later transferred to Women and Children's Hospital in Buffalo. He is currently listed in critical condition.

Police have not said how long the children are believed to have been in the water.

We were told the brother and sister live at the home with their father and grandmother. The father and an aunt pulled the children from the pool.

Lancaster Police haven't released any names. They are still investigating the incident.

Buffalo’s Economic Resurgence Focus of Mayor’s Daemen Lecture

Buffalo’s Economic Resurgence Focus of Mayor’s Daemen Lecture

Mayor Byron W. Brown, a staunch advocate for economic development in Buffalo, will discuss the city’s economic resurgence and revitalization efforts as featured speaker in the Daemen College Distinguished Leaders Lecture Series that will take place at 7 p.m. Sept. 2 in the Wick Campus Center Alumni Lounge.

Currently serving a third term as mayor of New York State’s second largest city, Brown’s talk, “Buffalo on the Move: For Our Region, Our State,” will focus on the city’s economic development initiatives over the past decade and the positive impact this growth has had both regionally and statewide.

CBP Announces New Mobile Passport Control App

CBP Announces New Mobile Passport Control App


U.S. Customs and Border Protection recently announced the launch of the first authorized app to expedite a traveler’s entry process into the U.S. The app, Mobile Passport Control, or MPC, will allow eligible travelers to submit their passport information and customs declaration form via a Smartphone or tablet prior to CBP inspection. 

The app was developed by Airside Mobile and Airports Council International-North America (ACI-NA) in partnership with CBP as part of a pilot program at the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. The app became available to eligible travelers arriving at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International on Aug. 13. MPC is expected to expand to more airports later this year. 

Village of Lancaster residents deal with sewage backup into homes

VILLAGE OF LANCASTER, N.Y. -- Five homeowners have been cleaning up after raw sewage backed up into their basements last week, and they believe work being done by the village is to blame.

The residents live near the corner of Richmond and Oxford, which is near Como Park Elementary School.

Last week, village crews used a jet pump to clear out a blockage in the sewer lines. Sharon Zimpfer says that's when the sewage backed into her basement.

"It was awful," she said of the smell. "It was just like you're imagining."

Across the street, the same thing happened in the basement of Cindy Schuler. She was in Florida attending a funeral, and didn't know of the problem for days.

"You could smell it as soon as you walked up my sidewalk to the back of my house," Schuler said. "I didn't even have to open my doors."

Heed Immigration Rules When Hiring Foreign Employees

Heed Immigration Rules When Hiring Foreign Employees


A recent influx of jobs into the Western New York marketplace has left Buffalo area businesses in an interesting position — trying to find enough qualified employees to fill those openings. As a result, a number of companies, especially those needing to fill high-tech positions, may expand their search beyond U.S. borders.

That, however, can create unanticipated problems for companies not familiar with the process for filling positions with foreign nationals. In a nutshell, the process can be both complicated and expensive.