Hot turkey dinners to be served to needy
Hot turkey dinners will be served to 300 people in need from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. today in Buffalo Dream Center, 512 Pearl St.
The meal is a team effort of Hearts for the Homeless and the Dream Center, according to the Rev. Eric Johns, church pastor. The meal also will include dances, music and prizes.
"For years, Hearts for the Homeless had been feeding street people on Christmas Eve out in the cold," Johns said. "We are happy to partner with them so that everyone can enjoy a good meal in a warm place."
Federal grant is aimed at tenant self-sufficiency
The Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority has been awarded a $63,048 grant from the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development for a self-sufficiency program for tenants.
The federal funds, made available through HUD's Resident Opportunities for Self-Sufficiency program, provide money to hire a program coordinator to link residents with training opportunities, job-placement organizations and local employers.
Christmas Day closings
This is how the following area offices and services will be affected Monday by the Christmas Day holiday.
City Court .... Closed
County courts .... Closed
State courts .... Closed
Federal courts .... Closed
City offices .... Closed
County offices .... Closed
State offices .... Closed
Federal offices .... Closed
Post Office .... Closed
Schools .... Closed
Banks .... Closed
Most stores .... Closed
Metro Bus, Rail .... Sunday service
City garbage .... One day delayed