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Grisanti Petition against Free College Classes for Prisoners Shatters Goal of 1,000 Signatures in a

Grisanti Petition against Free College Classes for Prisoners Shatters Goal of 1,000 Signatures in a

  New York State Senator Mark J. Grisanti (R,I – Buffalo) announced this evening that his goal of 1,000 signatures on the petition he launched earlier in the day in opposition to Governor Andrew Cuomo’s plan to give free college to state prison inmates has been shattered in less than seven hours. The petition, titled ”Say ‘NO’ To Free College For Prisoners” sat at 1,338 this evening after being launched earlier in the day. The number continues to go up.

“Keep the signatures coming,” said Grisanti. “I am proud, but not surprised, that many Western New Yorkers agree that we should put the needs of hardworking, law-abiding citizens who are positively contributing to society first.” To sign the petition, visit www.senatormarkgrisanti.com

Jacobs Brings Auto Bureau Services Back To West Seneca

Jacobs Brings Auto Bureau Services Back To West Seneca

County Clerk offering motorists Mobile Unit service every Friday

Erie County, NY- Erie County Clerk Chris Jacobs officially unveiled the Erie County Auto Bureau’s newest On-Site Mobile location. Jacobs worked with Town Supervisor Sheila Meegan to once again offer auto bureau services in the Town of West Seneca.

“I pledged to restructure and improve the hours and location sites of the Erie County Auto Bureau”, said County Clerk Jacobs. “We have worked with our partners in government to expand office operations and enhance hours for all motorists with no additional costs to the residents of Erie County.”

The new Mobile Auto Bureau will serve West Seneca and the surrounding areas every Friday from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the West Seneca Ice Rink, 1250 Union Road, West Seneca.  

Students Present Valentines To Vets At Jacobs’ Outreach

Students Present Valentines To Vets At Jacobs’ Outreach

Veterans that attended Clerk’s “Thank-A-Vet” event received more than a discount card

Erie County, NY – Erie County Clerk Chris Jacobs has hosted over 50 community outreaches throughout Erie County issuing “Thank-A-Vet” Discount Cards to eligible Veterans. The identification card provides valuable discounts at over 600 Erie County Businesses.

Thursday’s “Thank-A-Vet” outreach at the Leonard Post in Cheektowaga was very special to the over 100 veterans that attended. In addition to receiving their “Thank-A-Vet” Discount Card, veterans were also given a hand-made valentine created by students from Cheektowaga Central Middle School.

Prior to this event, Chris Jacobs coordinated an effort with Cheektowaga Central Middle School, where over one hundred 5th graders participated in making valentines to be handed out to veterans at the Clerk’s “Thanks-A-Vet” outreach.

JACOBS LEADS STUDENTS IN VALENTINES FOR VETS PROJECT

JACOBS LEADS STUDENTS IN VALENTINES FOR VETS PROJECT

Special cards created for local veterans thanking them for their service

Erie County, NY- Erie County Clerk Chris Jacobs helped lead a Valentines for Veterans project with 5th grade students at Cheektowaga Middle School. Jacobs worked closely with Principal Gretchen Sukdolak to coordinate this event where middle school students created hundreds of
hand-made Valentine’s Day cards for veterans both locally and overseas.

“This was an opportunity to share with the students what it means to be a veteran and explain why veterans, both past and present, should be honored for their service and for protecting the freedoms we enjoy in this country,” stated Jacobs. “This is a great community service project.”

County Clerk Jacobs will be delivering these cards, just in time for Valentine’s Day, to area veterans during an upcoming “Thank-A-Vet” Outreach at the Leonard Post in Cheektowaga.

Dog Ears Bookstore to Host Author, Book-signing on February 16

Dog Ears Bookstore to Host Author, Book-signing on February 16

 

Dog Ears Bookstore & Café, located at 688 Abbott Road in South Buffalo, will host a book-signing event with Dianne Sanders Riordan at noon Sunday, Feb. 16. Riordan is the author of “The Names of My Mothers,” a new book detailing the reconnection between birth mother and daughter after 50 years.

Born in Lackawanna at Our Lady of Victory's Infant Home in the 1940s, Riordan was up against the giant obstacle of closed adoption laws, laws that are today being repealed, one state at a time. Still, only eight states have unsealed their records for adult adoptees. 

Senator Grisanti Recognizes National Women And Girls In Sport Day

Senator Grisanti Recognizes National Women And Girls In Sport Day

New York State Senator Mark Grisanti today recognized National Women and Girls in Sport Day, which marks the importance of sports participation in the lives of girls and women.

 

This year's celebration highlighted the role that athletics can play in young girls' development and success by acknowledging the past accomplishments of female athletes, recognizing current sports achievements, pointing out the man positives of participating in sports and highlighting the continued struggle for equality and access for women in sports.

"Studies have shown that participation in sports can have a positive influence on the intellectual, physical and psychological health of young girls," said Senator Grisanti. "According to the National Federation of State High School Associations, the majority of female athletes earn higher grades in class and have a better chance of earning entrance to college."

Justin Bieber’s Deportation: Will Pop Star Have to Face the Music?

Justin Bieber’s Deportation: Will Pop Star Have to Face the Music?

 

It’s no secret that the possibility of Justin Bieber’s deportation has been a hot topics in the news lately. The Canadian pop star’s recent arrest for DUI has infuriated thousands across the country. So much so in fact, that a petition to the White House titled, “Deport Justin Bieber and Revoke His Green Card,” was signed by over 240,000 people. As a rule, the White House must address any petition signed by over 100,000 people.

The question at hand in this case is can the United States actually deport Justin Bieber? In this blog we will take a look at some of the criteria that qualify a person for deportation.