Congratulations to Robert Trembowicz on reaching 50 years of service with the Doyle Hose Company No. 2.
That level of dedication to our community is just incredible. Thank you so much to Robert and all our volunteer firefighters for your commitment and service.
The new trail signs are up at Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, giving visitors a detailed history of both the park and our region.
I’m also thrilled to see additional improvements make this natural gem more accessible to people with limited mobility or impaired vision.
Thank you to the Friends of Reinstein Woods for all that you do. It’s my honor to support and help improve this incredible park.
Fantastic Friends of WNY is an amazing organization that does such vital work for individuals with special needs.
I had a blast taking part in their Saturday morning baking, and I'm thrilled to have secured $20,000 to help continue this wonderful group's classes and programs.
Thank you to Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz, Deputy County Executvie Maria Whyte, Dr. Balkin and Meghan Gleason at SUNY Erie Community College, Lou Jean Fleron and her team at Cornell ILR Buffalo Co-Lab, and the many childcare providers, workers, students, and advocates who pushed for more investments in childcare.We will keep pushing until childcare is within reach of every family and until providers and workers are paid what they deserve.
The new dining hall at Villa Maria College is a vibrant, beautiful space where students can study, socialize, and so much more.
Thank you to Russell Salvatore for donating the funds to make this renovation possible, and as always, thank you to Villa Maria for all that you do for our community.
I was proud to recognize our community’s Polish American heritage at the 84th Annual Pulaski Parade in downtown Buffalo.
The Lancaster New York Store has been a fixture in our community for 93 years and was included on the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation’s Historic Business Preservation Registry.
It was my pleasure to recognize co-owner Alan Kurtzman and the rest of his team at the store with an official NYS Assembly proclamation.
Thank you to everyone at Hospice & Palliative Care Buffalo and Center for Elder Law & Justice for joining me to call on Governor Hochul to sign my legislation to improve access to hospice and palliative care.
This legislation is intended to encourage everyone to talk to their loved ones about their medical care wishes so that, God forbid the need arises, your loved one will know how to honor your wishes.
For the third year in a row, Lancaster Public Library won first place in the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library Battle of the Books competition.
Congratulations to this amazing team and coach for their victory and for reading throughout the summer.
It was my pleasure to recognize these amazing kids with official NYS Assembly certificates.
I was thrilled announce that I have secured $15,000 for the Lancaster Public Library to cover operating costs associated with remaining open on Sundays.
This funding will allow the library to remain open from noon to 5 p.m. on Sundays through spring 2023, ensuring that school children and everyone else can access the library's internet, computers, and other vital resources any day of the week.
Congratulations to Patty Neal and her entire team at Dance Spectrum on their grand reopening at their new location on Transit Road.
This amazing new space will serve the youth and adult dancers of our community well.
In August, Speaker Carl Heastie and I announced that we have secured $50,000 to study the feasibility of building a five-mile bike trail to connect the Lancaster Heritage Trail to the Lehigh Valley Railroad Rail Trail in Cheektowaga. We have also secured $1 million toward the actual construction of the trail, should the study determine that it's feasible.
Thank you to Moms Demand Action and the organizers of today’s March for OUR Lives for giving the community an opportunity to come together and take a stand in support of common-sense gun reforms.
Thank you to the Cheektowaga Police Department for hosting ConnectLife blood donation. If you want to help save lives, please consider making an appointment at ConnectLifeGiveBlood.org or call 716-529-4270. Donating blood will enter you into a drawing to win a kayak, Yeti cooler, bicycle shop voucher, or NYS Parks Pass!
It was my honor to present this certificate honoring Depew residents Sean and Corey Cannon who fearlessly entered a smoke-filled home to rescue a sleeping elderly woman from a fire. Thank you, Corey and Sean for your selfless act of bravery and kindness. And congratulations on your new baby!
I’m thrilled to see the new all-inclusive playground open in West Dawson Park in the Village of Depew! Along with the inclusive playground that I helped open in Stiglmeier Park in 2020, we are making sure that our local public spaces can serve all our children, including those with limited mobility.
Great turnout at the Lancaster and Cheektowaga Fourth of July parades! It was my pleasure to march alongside my colleagues in government Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz, Deputy Executive Maria Whyte, County Legislator Tim Meyers, Legislator Frank Todaro, Rep. Brian Higgins, and Supervisor Melissa Hartman. Thank you to all who came out to celebrate.
It was my pleasure to announce that I have secured $25,000 for Lord of Life to continue its Matthew's Table program of free, monthly dinners for those in need in our community.
I’m thrilled to announce that I have secured $140,000 for the Village of Sloan for: sidewalks in Griffith Park, resurfacing of ball courts, new equipment for the Sloan Active Hose Company, and community programs like the free summer concert series. These new amenities will make this amazing village even more desirable, walkable, and safe for everyone.
Happy to help out Anna M. Reinstein Memorial Library. As many of us no longer need CDs, DVDs, or other physical media in the streaming era, put those items to good use by donating them to your local library.
Thank you to the Center for Elder Law & Justice for inviting me to speak and raise awareness of Elder Abuse Day. And thank you to CELJ and Erie County Senior Services for all that you do for our seniors.Together, by looking out for our elders, checking in on them, and speaking out, we can end the scourge of elder abuse. Meanwhile, I’ll continue to use my position to bolster the ombudsman program and enact other policies to protect older New Yorkers.
Congratulations to Joe and Michael Zanghi for reaching 50 years of running a family barber shop in the Village of Depew. They have an incredible story, and their family has done a lot for our community.
It was my pleasure to present a proclamation to recognize this incredible anniversary. Here’s hoping they stay in business another 50 years.
What an incredible showing in celebration of Juneteenth. Juneteenth is the day we celebrate the emancipation of enslaved African Americans, which did not happen until 2 1/2 years after the Emancipation Proclamation was signed. It reminds us of the importance of freedom and equality and the struggle to overcome oppression. Thank you to Governor Kathy Hochul, Lt. Gov. Antonio Delgado, AG Leticia James, and all of my colleagues in government who came out to celebrate and honor the memories of the Buffalo 10.
Ran into these two amazing women of law enforcement at the parade - our US Attorney Trini Ross and NYS Trooper Jenny Bryman. Thank you, ladies, for keeping our community safe!
There’s no time like Easter weekend to visit The Broadway Market. We missed it for a couple of years because of COVID, but the market was renovated last year and is looking better than ever.
It was my pleasure to celebrate Arbor Day in the Village of Depew. Trees are so important for our supporting our environment, fighting climate change, and beautifying our parks. That’s why I helped secure $200,000 in the state budget to help local governments retree areas that were damaged by invasive species, such as the emerald ash borer.
I’m honored to have received an award from Embrace Western New York for my efforts to support the LBGTQ+ community through my work in the Assembly.
It was my pleasure to speak to the International Council of Machinists convention. Labor unions fight for working folks and are the bedrock of the middle class. I’m proud to stand with all of our brothers and sisters of labor.
Thank you to all the hard-working volunteers and members of my staff who cleaned up Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve for I Love My Park Day. Our public lands are some of our most precious resources, and it was my pleasure to help make them even more beautiful.
What a wonderful night at the Western NY Area Labor Federation AFL-CIO Appreciation Awards Dinner. Buffalo is Union Strong!
Thanks to disability service providers like Arc Erie-County, people with disabilities are able to work, make important contributions to our community, and reach their full potential. It was my pleasure to stand with them this morning at the Broadway Market to discuss funding that we provided and legislation that we’re considering to help them better serve Western New Yorkers with different abilities. The People Inc.
It was my pleasure to break ground on the new Veterans Park at Nob Hill on Memorial Day, alongside Senator Timothy Kennedy, Councilman Brian Pilarski, Councilmember Brian Nowak and members of the Francis J. Donovan American Legion Post 1626. This park will give local veterans and Gold Star families a place to contemplate the enormous sacrifice made by fallen warriors like Cheektowaga native PFC Neil Bateman, who gave his life to save his brothers in arms. It’s my honor to have secured funding to help honor our community’s selfless war heroes. I extend my deepest and eternal gratitude to all those who have served and sacrificed.
I had a great time marching in the Pride parade. It was fabulous to see all of WNY come out and show its support for inclusion and diversity in our community.
Congratulations to Buffalo Niagara International Airport on its two new food offerings - Bocce Club Pizza and BURGERFI - and new Sun Country Airlines direct flights to Minneapolis. These new amenities will give more options for local travelers and encourage more outside travelers to choose WNY.
Assemblymember Monica Wallace presents a check for $140,000 to Cheektowaga-Sloan school district Board of Education Vice President Claire Ferrucci, her husband Village of Sloan Mayor Thomas Ferrucci (center), and Deputy Mayor Eric Czubaj at the Thursday, July 7 concert in Griffith Park. Much of the funding will support new amenities in the park and future village programming, including the free summer concert series in Sloan.