Press Releases

Assemblymember Rivera and Senator Ryan Announce Passage of Legislation That Removes Barrier to Broadband Access in Erie County

Buffalo, NY – Assemblymember Jon D. Rivera announced today that he and Senator Sean Ryan have passed legislation that will speed up the development and deployment of open-access broadband across Erie County. The bill, A9964, allows fiber optic cable...

Assemblymember Rivera Announces $300,000 in State Funding for Cornell International Labor Relations Buffalo Co-Lab

Buffalo, NY – Assemblymember Jon D. Rivera announced today that Cornell University’s International Labor Relations Buffalo Co-Lab has received $300,000 in funding within the New York State FY2025 Budget. Cornell ILR Buffalo Co-Lab advances a more...

Assemblymember Rivera and Village of Hamburg Announce $1.5 Million Parking Lot Renovation

Hamburg, NY – Assemblymember Jon D. Rivera, Erie County Legislator John Gilmour and the Village of Hamburg announced today a $1.5 million renovation of the public parking lot at Main and Buffalo streets in the Village of Hamburg, which will have a transformative...

Assemblymember Rivera Partners with Operation Warm, Highmark and Jericho Road to Kick Off Winter Clothing Drive

Buffalo, NY – With the reality of the winter months finally setting in across our region, Assemblymember Jon D. Rivera has announced a winter clothing drive to support Jericho Road and the refugees and New Americans who may find themselves unprepared...

Majority Leader Peoples-Stokes and Assemblymember Rivera Announce Nearly $125,000 in State Funding to Explore & More Children’s Museum that Will Fill Funding Gaps

Buffalo, NY – New York State Assembly Majority Leader Crystal Peoples-Stokes (District 141) and Assemblymember Jon D. Rivera (District 149) were joined by staff from Explore & More - The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Children’s Museum to announce nearly $125,000...

Assemblymember Rivera and Supervisor Hoak Announce $400,000 in Funding for Osborne Park in Hamburg

Hamburg, NY – Assemblymember Jon D. Rivera and Hamburg Town Supervisor Randy Hoak announced today a total investment of $400,000 toward Osborne Park in the Town of Hamburg – a significant funding commitment that will transform the park into a thriving...

Senator Gallivan & Assemblyman Rivera Announce Highway Bridge to be Named for New York State Trooper

Senator Patrick M. Gallivan and Assemblyman Jonathan Rivera announce the Route 179 bridge over Interstate 90 in the Town of Hamburg will be named in honor of Trooper William P. Keane, a 26-year veteran of the New York State Police, who died in 2013 while...

Assemblymember Rivera Announces “Party in the Park” Event to Connect Community with Vital Services

Buffalo, NY – Assemblymember Jon D. Rivera is proud to announce “Party in the Park” — a community resource fair, free and open to the public, that will bring together more than 30 organizations ready to connect residents to their services and...

Assemblymember Rivera, Senator Fernandez Announce Investment in Program to Expand Career Opportunities for New Americans Entering the Construction Trades

Buffalo, NY – Today, Assemblymember Jon D. Rivera and State Senator Nathalia Fernandez announced the creation of an exciting new program to support new Americans and refugees prepare for careers in the construction trades. A $30,000 grant, awarded to...

Assemblymember Rivera Awards Over $200,000 in State Grant Funding to City of Lackawanna

LACKAWANNA, NY – Assemblymember Jon D. Rivera announced today that he has secured $208,000 in state grant funding for municipal recreation facilities within the City of Lackawanna’s First Ward, a culturally diverse sector of the city home to widely...

Assemblymembers Rivera and Conrad Announce $75,000 for Local Asian American/Pacific Islander Organizations

BUFFALO, NY – Assemblymember Jon D. Rivera was joined today by Assemblyman Bill Conrad as well as representatives from local AAPI (Asian American/Pacific Islander) organizations to announce that Assemblymember Rivera has secured $75,000 in funding for...

Assemblymember Rivera Secures $25,000 in State Funding for Programs at El Batey Puerto Rican Center

BUFFALO, NY – Assemblymember Jon D. Rivera announced today that he has secured $25,000 in state funding for the El Batey Puerto Rican Center. The funds will be used to support youth and cultural programming, dance, music, and physical fitness classes,...

Assemblymember Rivera Calls for Major IDA Reform, Denounces School Tax Abatements for Amazon Warehouse in Hamburg, NY

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Hamburg, NY – Assemblymember Jon D. Rivera was joined today by the Cornell School of Industrial and Labor Relations (ILR), local elected officials, local labor leaders and members of Hamburg’s small business community to push legislation which would...

NYS Legislature Announces Historic, $1.2 Million Investment in Shea’s Buffalo Theatre

Buffalo – Members of the NYS Legislature’s WNY Delegation gathered today at Shea’s Buffalo Theatre to announce a historic state investment of $1.2 million in the renowned theater and architectural marvel. While Shea’s Buffalo has previously been...

Assemblymembers Rivera and O’Donnell Kickoff Statewide Tourism Tour in Buffalo to Highlight Expanding Regional Tourism Industry

Buffalo – In coordination with National Travel and Tourism Week (May 7-13) and as members of the New York State Assembly Committee on Tourism, Parks, Arts and Sports Development, Assemblymember Jon D. Rivera will welcome Assemblymember Daniel O’Donnell...

Sen. Kennedy and AM Rivera Join Transit Advocates to Celebrate Bill That Strengthens Voices of Disabled Riders

Buffalo – Senator Tim Kennedy and Assemblymember Jon Rivera joined members of Buffalo Transit Riders United (BTRU) Saturday to celebrate the signing of their bill, S3959B, which will require upstate transportation authorities to have at least one voting...

Assemblymember Rivera and Supervisor Hoak Announce $350,000 in Funding for Phase One of Penn Dixie Fossil Park’s Capital Project

Hamburg – Assemblymember Jon D. Rivera was joined today by Hamburg Town Supervisor Randy Hoak to announce that the Assemblymember is awarding the Penn Dixie Fossil Park & Nature Preserve $250,000 in funding to build a new pavilion and picnic area...

Assemblymember Rivera Announces $150,000 in Capital Improvements for Boys & Girls Clubs of Buffalo

Buffalo – Assemblymember Jon D. Rivera was joined today by a slate of local elected officials to announce that the Boys & Girls Clubs of Buffalo have been awarded $150,000 for capital improvements to their John F. Beecher Clubhouse (180 10th St.) and...

NYS Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie and Assemblymember Jon Rivera Announce $2.5 Million in Funding for West Side Organizations

Buffalo – Speaker Carl Heastie today, on his annual statewide tour, joined Assemblymember Jon D. Rivera to announce $1.5 million in funding for the Hispanic Heritage Cultural Institute of Western New York, as well as $1 million for the Belle Center...

Assemblymembers Jon Rivera and Catalina Cruz Recognize Critically Needed $50 Million in Funding for Nourish New York Program

Buffalo – Assemblymember Jon D. Rivera was joined today by Assemblymember Catalina Cruz at West Side Community Services in Buffalo to announce that through the efforts of the New York State Assembly Majority, the 2022-23 state budget will allocate a...