Assemblymember Monica Wallace

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New York State is distributing $9 million dollars to 66 organizations that host in-demand job skills training. State government representatives appeared Tuesday at Erie 1 BOCES, one of the recipients, to announce the Workforce Development Initiative funding. 

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Continued economic uncertainty in many households has more New Yorkers relying on assistance from food pantries. That was a message relayed Friday by three elected representatives during a visit to a Cheektowaga church where needs are rising both for food handouts and volunteer assistance.

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People choosing to vote by absentee ballot would be able to deposit their ballots in special dropoff boxes, under a bill announced this morning by two local state legislators.

Phase Four of the New York State's gradual economic reopening strategy got underway Friday in three counties east of Buffalo. But plans to leave out some popular institutions have renewed complaints and calls to the Cuomo Administration to reconsider.

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The Town of Cheektowaga's Alexander Community Center will be home of a new Cheektowaga Boys and Girls Club which planners hope to open by September 2020. State Assemblymember Monica Wallace announced Thursday she has secured $100,000 in startup money for the project.

Legislation has passed in the New York State Legislature that would make revenge porn a crime. All that’s left before it becomes law is Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s signature.

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Sixty-seven years after his death, a Buffalo native has received a half-dozen medals - including the Purple Heart - for his service in the Korean War.


Golden parachutes may end at public authorities

Mar 1, 2018
Chris Caya WBFO News

Golden parachutes for political appointees would be banned under legislation proposed by Assemblymember Monica Wallace.

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A Thursday morning roundtable discussion on sexual harassment brought together more than a dozen women of public and private professional backgrounds, including at least one who endured sexual harassment in an era when there wasn't the legal precedent or peer support as seen in today's #MeToo movement.


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Albany is helping the Town of Cheektowaga in its ongoing effort to reduce sewer overflows into Scajaquada Creek.