Scientists cleaning up nuclear waste sites in West Valley, South Carolina and the state of Washington have a process that turns the waste into glass logs and they all use a substance produced in a Jamestown plant.
U.S. Senator Charles Schumer is joining the effort to gain the Medal of Freedom for the four firefighters ambushed in West Webster on Christmas Eve day. WBFO's Eileen Buckley says Schumer is calling on the President to fast-track the process and grant the medals.
Buffalo-based New Era Cap Company is losing millions of dollars to counterfeiters each year, which could cost local workers their jobs.
At the company's Delaware Avenue headquarters downtown Friday, Senator Charles Schumer announced a plan that he says will help trace the source of counterfeit caps, urge the U.S. Trade Representative to put more pressure on foreign governments, and step-up enforcement online.
The Canadian government says it will maintain a consular presence in Buffalo, even though the downtown Consulate in the HSBC Tower is slated to close.
Senator Charles Schumer says he has been in contact with government officials, trying to get them to reverse what he calls a "poor decision." Around 75 people worked on two floors in the tower. The Consulate's immigrant section closed in June.
While its still on track to close next week, Schumer says Foreign Minister John Baird has agreed to keep a consular presence in the Queen City through a smaller liaison office.
Senator Schumer speaking at Ralph Wilson Stadium Wednesday afternoon
U.S. Senator Charles Schumer is requesting a change to a National Football League's matching loan program to free up $25 million in league revenue to help with renovations to Ralph Wilson Stadium, without a penalty to the community if the team is sold.
Currently, what is known as the G-4 loan program would help the Bills pay for stadium upgrades, but it would have to be paid back immediately if the team is sold. That would permit a new owner to liquidate assets and relocate the franchise.
Before the end of the year, SUNY Buffalo will know if a $120 million grant from the Department of Energy can be used to build the new Center of Excellence in Materials Informatics. The lobbying effort is led by Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY).