Yearly Archives: 2019

Photo by Phil Mosier Lynnwood Park and Recreation Center cleanup. In conjunction with volunteers from the neighborhood association, and Oglethorpe University. Pictured; the Gilbert family who live near the park. Mother Angela Gilbert with daughter Mikaela (10months), and Father Sean Gilbert with his son Aiden (3yr).

ERIE COUNTY PARKS DEPARTMENT HIRING SEASONAL EMPLOYEES

Applications accepted through April 12

ERIE COUNTY, NY— The Erie County Department of Parks, Recreation and Forestry is preparing for warmer weather and is now accepting applications for seasonal employment in 2019. Available positions include cashiers and starters at both Elma Meadows and Grover Cleveland golf courses, park maintenance workers for various locations throughout the Parks’ system, and lifeguards at the beach.

“Seasonal workers play a vital role in our operations each year, and this opportunity gives them great experience and a chance to be a part of our team,” said Commissioner of Parks, Recreation and Forestry Daniel J. Rizzo. “Our parks are active all year long and will be more so as the weather warms up so we want to have our workforce in place when that happens.”

Applications are available online at the Parks’ website and must be submitted by April 12, 2019. Completed applications can be submitted in person or mailed to:

Erie County Parks Department

95 Franklin St., Room 1260

Buffalo NY 14202

For more information:

On the Erie County Department of Parks, Recreation and Forestry, visithttp://www2.erie.gov/parks/

Raíces To Produce Musical Version of Desde El Puente Play Festival, Opening April 19th

BUFFALO, NY  — Raíces Theatre Company, Western New York’s premier Latinx theater production company, will stage the latest version of its Desde El Puente one-act play festival opening Friday, April 19th. This is the fourth edition of Raíces’ flagship play festival and the first one to include original music compositions developed by members of the Raíces ensemble. “This musical version seemed like a natural progression in our development of Desde El Puente and with our ensemble,” said Victoria Pérez, Artistic Director of Raíces. “Musicals are my favorite way to tell a story. The Latino culture is, in part, driven by our music. Therefore it seems like the perfect way to continue to tell our stories.”

As with previous versions of Desde El Puente, each 10-minute one-act play is written, directed and performed by members of the Raíces ensemble. “We are theatre makers, we are storytellers, and we are artists,” said Pérez. “It’s something that brings us great pride.” The one-act plays in this edition of Desde El Puente will feature various Latino musical styles including salsa, merengue, plena, buleria, bolero, hip hop, tango and bachata, to name a few. The lineup of plays includes:

– Llega la Hora, by Maria Pérez-Gómez and Victoria Pérez. A dating show where the contestants vie for the bachelorette’s love via the language of the heart… la música.

– Plena Cautiva, by Dewel Pérez. The feeling of ten minutes of freedom.

– El Closet Magico, by Maria Pérez-Gómez, music by Adrian Güadalupe and Maria Pérez-Gómez. A closet where the magical sounds of Puerto Rico come to life with music and adventure.

– Sin Palabras, by Victoria Pérez, music by Lilliangina Quiñones, lyrics by Victoria Pérez and Lilliangina Quiñones. Once the “it” couple, Angi and Eddie are now in a volatile relationship heightened by a significant loss. Can they make it work?

– Good Night Puto, by Alexia Guzmán, music by Carolyn Miranda. A woman thinks she needs a man but learns that, with a little tough love, all she really needs is herself.

– Padrinos de Boda, by Anthony Alcocer. A marriage celebration of two people truly embracing a harmonious life together filled with a singular love, proud traditions, and the endless joy of Latinidad.

– Es mi Voz, by Lissette DeJesús, music by Sara Rodríguez. One woman finds that when she lets her voice be heard in a world that tells her to be silent, she becomes the hero that we ought to see in ourselves

– Don Pedro y Yo, by Rolando Martín Gómez. The story of Puerto Rican freedom fighter Pedro Albizu Campos and the struggle for social justice set to salsa poetry.

– Just in Time, by Alejandro Gómez, music by Daniel Williams. Two friends are drifting apart but they try to restore their friendship before it’s too late.

Desde El Puente opens Friday, April 19th and performances run for three weekends through Sunday, May 5th. The one-act play festival will be performed at the Manny Fried Playhouse, 255 Great Arrow Ave., third floor, 14207. Performances are Friday at 8:00 PM, Saturday at 3:00 PM, Sundays at 6:00 PM and two Thursday Pay-What-You-Can performances at 7:30 PM. Tickets are $25 for general admission or $20 for students/seniors and can be reserved by calling 716-381-9333 or by visiting raicestheatrecompany.com. Desde El Puente is funded by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; administered by Arts Services Initiative of Western New York. This project is also supported by NYSCA-A.R.T./New York Creative Opportunity Fund (A Statewide Theatre Regrant Program).

About Raíces Theatre Company

Raíces Theatre Company is based in Buffalo, NY, and operates as Western New York’s premier Latinx bilingual theater company. Raíces – which means “roots” in Spanish – was chosen as the company’s name as it perfectly reflects the belief that, in order to truly understand who we are as Latinx people, we must celebrate the present while always looking at who we have been in the past in order to have a clear vision for the future. Its mission is to provide original theatrical entertainment for the WNY region which is specifically geared towards nearly 30,000 Hispanic people living in Buffalo and 10,000 more living across Erie County. The company is dedicated to develop, nourish, and produce modern and original works dealing with the Latinx experience in order to preserve our “raíces.” Raíces has also earned great recognition from the Buffalo theater community, having won one Artie Award and receiving five Artie Award nominations during its existence. It has also partnered successfully with many local theater companies including MusicalFare, Subversive Theatre Collective and Road Less Traveled Productions.

Central Library Presents Active & Healthy Fair On Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Free, Family Friendly Fair with a Focus on Minority Health

The Buffalo & Erie County Public Library’s Active & Healthy Fair will take place at the downtown Central Library, 1 Lafayette Square, Buffalo on Wednesday, April 24 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  It is free and open to the public.

The Reverend George Nicholas, leader of the African American Health Disparities Task Force, will kick off this free family event featuring activities, demonstrations, free health screenings and information from more than 50 area health-related organizations. The Library is observing National Minority Health Month, which seeks to shine a light on the social and environmental barriers to wellness faced by minority communities.

Families with children on spring break are encouraged to visit the library for an event that is as fun as it is informative.  Join “Hustle for Health” and line dance to R&B favorites, challenge yourself to master the art of the hula hoop and discover new ways for your family to be healthy and stay well.

“Health and wellness are cornerstones of a thriving community, but they are challenging for many people to maintain.  Our goal is to help close that gap by providing information, connecting patrons with services and showing how wellness activities can be fun and beneficial,” said Library System Director Mary Jean Jakubowski.

The Central Library is conveniently located near the Lafayette Square Station of the NFTA Metro Rail and many bus routes in the heart of downtown Buffalo.  All Library entrances and meeting spaces are accessible.

For more information or to request accommodations, call 716-858-8900 Monday through Saturday between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.

The Buffalo & Erie County Public Library System website at www.BuffaloLib.org has details about free library cards and resources, library hours and year-round programs and events.

Participating Organizations:

American Diabetes Association
BestSelf Behavioral Health

BlueCross BlueShield of WNY

Buffalo Public Schools Farm to School Program
Buffalo Prenatal Perinatal Network
Buffalo Psychiatric Center
Catholic Charities – WIC
Eat Smart Western New York
Erie County Department of Health
 Cancer Services of Erie County
 Community Wellness
 Early Intervention/Preschool Services
 Emergency Preparedness
 Healthy Neighborhoods
Immunization Action Plan –
ECMC Stroke/Sepsis
Evergreen Health Harm Reduction Center
Family Justice Center
Fidelis  Care
Foodbank of WNY
Literacy NY
Massachusetts Avenue Project
Mercy Comprehensive Care Center
Narcotics Anonymous
National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
National Kidney Foundation
Native American Community Services
New York State of Health
NY Connects/Erie County Senior Services
Oishei Healthy Kids
Reddy Bike Share
Restoration Society
Roswell Park
UB School of Pharmacy
UB Smile Team
UNYTS
Wellness Institute of Greater Buffalo
William-Emslie YMCA
WNY Mammography
Western New York Independent Living
WNYLRC Committee for Health Information Access
Special Thanks to
Rev. George Nicholas, Pastor, Lincoln Memorial UMC:

African American Health Disparity Task Force

Benjamin Berry: Hoop Dance Instructor
Catholic Health: Bone Density Testing
Community Access Services: HIV/HepC Screening
Hustle for Health: Line Dance Exercise
Taoist Tai Chi Society: Tai Chi Demonstration
UB Student Academy of Audiology: Hearing Screening

BUFFALO & ERIE COUNTY WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT CONSORTIUM, INC.      

BUFFALO EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING CENTER

77 Goodell Street ¨ Buffalo, New York 14203

Phone: (716) 856-JOBS (5627) ¨ Fax: (716) 856-5670 ¨www.workforcebuffalo.org

 

WHATS GOING on in MARCH

Place: BETC – 77 Goodell Street, Buffalo, New York 14203

                                                                      Meet the Employer Sessions

 

Friday , April 5th – (10:00 am)

 

MINI CAREER FAIR

GEICO

HR Partners Staffing

Census Bureau

 

Come and Meet with the Employers regarding Job Opportunities!

Outside Job Fairs

Allwel – Buffalo

Tuesday, March 5th, 2:00-5:00pm

41 Columbia Street, Buffalo, NY 14204

Open House Hiring Event: Now Hiring PCAS, HHAS & CNAS!

 

JobCade – Buffalo, NY

Thursday, March 7th from 3:00-7:00pm

500 Seneca St, Buffalo, NY 14204

Businesses at JobCade will be looking to hire for a diverse set of more than 200 skilled and unskilled positions, ranging from entry-level openings to executive roles.

 

Catholic Health System / McAuley Seton Home Care, Buffalo, NY

Open Interviews Monday – Friday, 8am-5pm at 144 Genesee Street, Buffalo, NY 14203

McAuley Seton Home Care is hiring RN’s in Erie County

 

(You must be enrolled in the BETC program or call 856-JOBS for more info. on how to enroll)

 

Byron W. Brown, Mayor ¨ Mark Poloncarz, County Executive ¨  Demone Smith, Executive Director

 

 

     The Hispanic Women’s League (HWL) announces the 40th Annual College Scholarship Program and The 2019 Community Leadership Awards Nomination awarded at the 40th Anniversary Celebration Gala on Saturday, 10/26/2019 at Samuel’s Grande Manor. 

    BUFFALO, NY – April 2, 2019. The members and directors of La Liga de Mujeres, Inc. are pleased to announce the 40th Annual Scholarship Opportunities to assist deserving female students of Hispanic origin (direct descendant of Hispanic heritage from at least one grandparent) and the opportunity to submit nominations for HWL Community Leadership Awards. Please note that previous HWL scholarship award recipients are not eligible. The Scholarship applicants must: 

     Be enrolled and attending College in Erie, Niagara, Cattaraugus, Allegany or Chautauqua counties 

     Have 24-degree credit and GPA of 2.75 or higher. (pursuit of master degrees are considered) 

     Show commitment to the Hispanic Community 

     Once awarded, serve in one of the HWL’s committees and in at least one HWL event. 

     Submit application online by going to http://www.hispanicwomensleague.org and submit by the deadline of 8/15/19 

     Appear in person at the 40th anniversary gala on 10/26/19 

    Additionally, HWL invites the community to submit a nomination for HWL Community Leadership Awards. The awards recognize outstanding service and achievement of community leaders and/or organizations. Write a 500-word description how individual or organization has made a substantive difference and send your nomination to contact@hispanicwomensleague.org Deadline to submit a nomination is June 30, 2019. Nominee should meet at least of the following criteria: 

    Has a direct and noteworthy role in the professional growth of the Hispanic community, has accomplished significant change for Hispanics in our community, local government, civil society or the education system. Serves as an inspirational mentor and/role model to a Latino (a). Is a life-long leader who exemplifies values of fearless leadership, and has shown a record of accomplishment for supporting the growth of HWL. 

    La Liga De Mujeres Hispanas Inc. is a non-profit organization that works towards improving the quality of life, assist in the personal and professional development, and advocate for the concerns of all women. One of the primary commitments of the Hispanic Women’s League is to provide scholarships to women of Hispanic descent for the attainment of higher education. All women and men are welcome to join our efforts! 

    For more information, visit http://www.hispanicwomensleague.org 

      This combination of pictures made and taken on February 28, 2019 shows US President Donald Trump (L) and North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un (R) smiling during a bilateral meeting at the second US-North Korea summit at the Sofitel Legend Metropole hotel in Hanoi. (Photo by Saul LOEB / AFP)

      WASHINGTON (Reuters) – On the day that their talks in Hanoi collapsed last month, U.S. President Donald Trump handed North Korean leader Kim Jong Un a piece of paper that included a blunt call for the transfer of Pyongyang’s nuclear weapons and bomb fuel to the United States, according to the document seen by Reuters.

      Trump gave Kim both Korean and English-language versions of the U.S. position at Hanoi’s Metropole hotel on Feb. 28, according to a source familiar with the discussions, speaking on condition of anonymity. It was the first time that Trump himself had explicitly defined what he meant by denuclearization directly to Kim, the source said.

      A lunch between the two leaders was canceled the same day. While neither side has presented a complete account of why the summit collapsed, the document may help explain it.

      The document’s existence was first mentioned by White House national security adviser John Bolton in television interviews he gave after the two-day summit. Bolton did not disclose in those interviews the pivotal U.S. expectation contained in the document that North Korea should transfer its nuclear weapons and fissile material to the United States.

      The document appeared to represent Bolton’s long-held and hardline “Libya model” of denuclearization that North Korea has rejected repeatedly. It probably would have been seen by Kim as insulting and provocative, analysts said.

      Trump had previously distanced himself in public comments from Bolton’s approach and said a “Libya model” would be employed only if a deal could not be reached.

      The idea of North Korea handing over its weapons was first proposed by Bolton in 2004. He revived the proposal last year when Trump named him as national security adviser.

      The document was meant to provide the North Koreans with a clear and concise definition of what the United States meant by “final, fully verifiable, denuclearization,” the source familiar with discussions said.

      The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment. The State Department declined to comment on what would be a classified document.

      After the summit, a North Korean official accused Bolton and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo of “gangster-like” demands, saying Pyongyang was considering suspending talks with the United States and may rethink its self-imposed ban on missile and nuclear tests.

      The English version of the document, seen by Reuters, called for “fully dismantling North Korea’s nuclear infrastructure, chemical and biological warfare program and related dual-use capabilities; and ballistic missiles, launchers, and associated facilities.”

      Aside from the call for the transfer of Pyongyang’s nuclear weapons and bomb fuel, the document had four other key points.

      It called on North Korea to provide a comprehensive declaration of its nuclear program and full access to U.S. and international inspectors; to halt all related activities and construction of any new facilities; to eliminate all nuclear infrastructure; and to transition all nuclear program scientists and technicians to commercial activities.

      The summit in Vietnam’s capital was cut short after Trump and Kim failed to reach a deal on the extent of economic sanctions relief for North Korea in exchange for its steps to give up its nuclear program.

      The first summit between Trump and Kim, which took place in Singapore in June 2018, was almost called off after the North Koreans rejected Bolton’s repeated demands for it to follow a denuclearization model under which components of Libya’s nuclear program were shipped to the United States in 2004.

      Seven years after a denuclearization agreement was reached between the United States and Libya’s leader, Muammar Gaddafi, the United States took part in a NATO-led military operation against his government and he was overthrown by rebels and killed.

      ‘MISERABLE FATE’

      Last year, North Korea officials called Bolton’s plan “absurd” and noted the “miserable fate” that befell Gaddafi.

      After North Korea threatened to cancel the Singapore summit, Trump said in May 2018 he was not pursuing a “Libya model” and that he was looking for an agreement that would protect Kim.

      “He would be there, he would be running his country, his country would be very rich,” Trump said at the time.

      “The Libya model was a much different model. We decimated that country,” Trump added.

      The Hanoi document was presented in what U.S. officials have said was an attempt by Trump to secure a “big deal” under which all sanctions would be lifted if North Korea gave up all of its weapons.

      U.S.-North Korean engagement has appeared to be in limbo since the Hanoi meeting. Pompeo said on March 4 he was hopeful he could send a team to North Korea “in the next couple of weeks,” but there has been no sign of that.

      Jenny Town, a North Korea expert at the Washington-based Stimson Center think tank, said the content of the U.S. document was not surprising.

      “This is what Bolton wanted from the beginning and it clearly wasn’t going to work,” Town said. “If the U.S. was really serious about negotiations they would have learned already that this wasn’t an approach they could take.”

      Town added, “It’s already been rejected more than once, and to keep bringing it up … would be rather insulting. It’s a non-starter and reflects absolutely no learning curve in the process.”

      North Korea has repeatedly rejected unilateral disarmament and argues that its weapons program is needed for defense, a belief reinforced by the fate Gaddafi and others.

      In an interview with ABC’s “This Week” program after the Hanoi summit, Bolton said the North Koreans had committed to denuclearization in a variety of forms several times “that they have happily violated.”

        U.S. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and Senator Ed Markey (D-MA) hold a news conference for their proposed "Green New Deal" to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions in 10 years, at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, U.S. February 7, 2019. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst - RC153D8EA530

        (Reuters) – U.S. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said on Friday she was “very encouraged” by the Senate vote this week on the “Green New Deal,” the sweeping climate policy resolution she introduced last month, even though the Senate defeated it.

        The non-binding resolution, which proposes to eliminate U.S. greenhouse gas emissions within a decade, lost 57-0 in the Senate, with 43 Democrats voting “present.”

        “You had the Republicans voting ‘no’ and you had virtually the entire Democratic caucus voting ‘present,’ even those in tough states,” Ocasio-Cortez said on Friday. “That is an extraordinary amount of unity within the Senate to actually vote in that cohesive of a bloc, so I’m very encouraged.”

        The Green New Deal, unveiled last month by Ocasio-Cortez and U.S. Senator Edward Markey, marks the first formal attempt by lawmakers to define potential legislation to create government-led investments in clean energy and infrastructure to transition the U.S. economy away from fossil fuels.

        The plan’s name is an homage to the New Deal of the 1930s, a series of government-led programs and projects that President Franklin Roosevelt implemented to aid Americans during the Great Depression.

        CELEBRITY STATUS

        A rising political star and leader of the progressive left, Ocasio-Cortez defeated a longtime Democratic lawmaker in a 2018 primary to become the youngest woman in Congress at age 29, representing New York’s 14th district in the House.

        Her bold stance on climate policy and her strong social media presence have launched her to celebrity status among progressives nationwide.

        Republicans have criticized the Green New Deal since its inception for being too radical, and have used the plan and Ocasio-Cortez herself, as rallying points to demonize the Democratic Party.

        “The Green New Deal is a wonderful illustration of just how extreme the Democrats have become,” Republican Senator Ted Cruz tweeted on Tuesday, calling it “a radical socialist proposal.”

        The Trump administration does not believe action on climate change is necessary and has instead focused on increasing production of oil, gas and coal on federal and private lands.

        At a Trump rally in Michigan on Thursday, crowds chanted “AOC sucks!” according to television coverage of the event.

        Ocasio-Cortez shrugged off Republicans’ insults on Friday at a town hall hosted by MSNBC in her district in The Bronx.

        “I didn’t expect them to make total fools of themselves,” she said of her critics.

        Reporting by Gabriella Borter; editing by Bill Tarrant and G Crosse

          WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump is considering imposing sanctions on companies from other countries that do business with Venezuela to cut off revenues to President Nicolas Maduro, Trump’s national security adviser John Bolton told Reuters TV on Friday.

          “We’re moving exactly in that direction,” Bolton said when asked whether Trump would consider what are known as “secondary sanctions.”

          “We are even now looking at a series of additional steps we could take,” Bolton said in the interview.

          The United States and most other Western countries have thrown their backing behind Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido, who invoked the constitution in January to declare himself interim president, arguing that Maduro’s 2018 re-election was illegitimate.

          Oil provides 90 percent of export revenue for OPEC member Venezuela. The United States imposed sanctions on Venezuela’s state-owned oil company PDVSA in January, preventing U.S. companies from dealing with it unless revenues went to a fund available to Guaido.

          The Trump administration has not yet slapped sanctions on companies from other countries that do business with PDVSA – but U.S. officials have been having “conversations” with oil trading houses and governments around the world to convince them to scale down their dealings with Maduro, Trump’s Venezuela envoy Elliott Abrams said earlier on Friday.

          MONROE DOCTRINE

          Russia and China support Maduro, who has said Guaido is a puppet of Washington. Maduro retains control of state functions and the loyalty of the country’s military.

          Bolton said he was not concerned that the push to oust Maduro was losing momentum.

          “I can tell you there’s a lot going on beneath the surface. The opposition is in constant contact with large numbers of admirals and other supporters within the Maduro administration,” Bolton said.

          “It’s a struggle against an authoritarian government and it’s obviously going to take some time,” he said.

          Trump is looking at options – including sanctions – to respond to Russia’s growing military presence in Venezuela, Bolton said. Two Russian air force planes carrying nearly 100 military personnel landed outside Caracas on Saturday.

          “We’re not afraid to use the phrase ‘Monroe Doctrine’ in this administration,” Bolton said, referring to the 1823 policy established by then-President James Monroe, widely seen in Latin America as a justification for U.S. armed intervention in the region.

          “And one of the purposes of the Monroe Doctrine was to prevent foreign interference and even recolonization,” Bolton said.

          “If you look at the presence of Cuban and Russian forces in Venezuela, you have to ask when will the people of Venezuela get to choose their government rather than foreigners?” he said.

          Venezuela’s economic crisis, which has caused shortages of food and medicine, has pushed millions of people to flee the country.

          Trump is considering granting temporary protection from deportation to the more than 70,000 Venezuelans believed to be in the United States, but wants to focus first on ensuring there is a transition in the government of the country, Bolton said.

          “We want to be sure that people are not put back into a difficult position if they’re opponents of the Maduro regime. On the other hand, there are many families of Maduro regime supporters in this country that wanted out of Venezuela to be safe,” Bolton said.

          Reporting by Steve Holland and Roberta Rampton, Editing by Rosalba O’Brien and Tom Brown

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          Buffalo Infringement Festival’s 2019

          Call for Work will be April 1-15

          The Buffalo Infringement Festival (BIF) is an interdisciplinary art and music festival celebrating its 15th year this summer, Thursday July 25- Sunday August 4, 2019. Theatre, busking, chalk art, live painting, workshops, film, slam poetry, photography, fill in the blank-​ if you can do it, you can infringe it! ​All levels and types of art encouraged. Participation is free!

          Please visit ​http://www.infringebuffalo.org​ for more information​ ​about BIF and to submit your ideas. Call for work this year will be April 1-15 (April Fools to Tax Day.)

          For assistance submitting, please contact organizers through the BIF facebook ​page​ or ​group​, or email ​info@infringebuffalo.org​, or attend either the ​submission assistance workshop​ on Tuesday April 2 at 6pm at Pussywillow Gallery, 141 Elmwood Avenue, or attend the ​Last Call fundraiseron Saturday April 13 at 8pm at Milkie’s, 522 Elmwood Ave. Planning meetings are every first Monday at 7pm at the Allentown Association, 61 College Street in Buffalo and all are always invited.

          This year we are also encouraging potential new venue hosts to submit your information at ​http://www.infringebuffalo.org​.​ BIF organizers will be in contact with potential new venues after the Call for Work submissions.

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