"From the day school started, it has been atrocious," Latrice Martin, the parent of three children in Buffalo, said of the bus driver shortage.
The Covid-19 pandemic has further complicated the battle against zombie properties and the fight to preserve homeownership. As families strug…
Starting Tuesday, Niagara County will require advance appointments for all visits to its three motor vehicle offices.
The campaign by Clerk Michael P. Kearns and the Western New York Law Center will hold the events outside the Erie County Auto Bureaus in the Town of Tonawanda and Cheektowaga.
Michael Kearns and others believe there's a wave of foreclosures about to hit as soon as courts start allowing lenders to start filing new foreclosures again after rule changes prevented them during the pandemic.
Erie County Clerk Michael P. Kearns and the Western New York Law Center are holding an online emergency training about "zombie" foreclosures to educate government officials and the public about how to prevent a potential crisis once federal and state foreclosure moratoria end.
“As restrictions continue to be lifted and people begin to make travel plans, now is a good time to get or renew your passport,” Niagara County Clerk Joseph A. Jastrzemski said in a news release.
"Making online appointments is not only easy to do, but it can make the experience much more efficient upon arrival," writes The News' Editorial Board.
Erie County Clerk Michael Kearns said online appointments will be the new normal for Erie County's auto bureaus.
“The program is failing the citizens of Buffalo. The Common Council has a duty to act,” said Peter Rizzo, a certified fraud examiner, government auditor and urban planner who works for the federal government.
The lawsuit, filed by the Western New York Law Center on behalf of the town, marks the first suit filed as part of Erie County's ZOMBIES Initiative.