Niagara Falls Reporter
NOV 18 - NOV 26 2014

(Click here to read the Niagara Falls Reporter, Nov 18th edition, exactly as it appears in the print edition.)



Police Work in the 'Most Dangerous' City

Recent studies have suggested that Niagara Falls is the most dangerous city in New York State and one of the most dangerous in the entire nation. The Niagara Falls Reporter determined therefore to go on a "ride along"...

Pescrillo’s Chilton Ave. Warehouse For Sex Offenders Now Strictly a Money Maker

Back in 2005, a 24 year old by the name of Joseph Edmiston raped a 15 year old girl here in Niagara Falls. He was a stranger to the girl, and ultimately the charge was reduced to attempted rape in return for a guilty plea.

Will New Train Station Bring Same Old Results?

For several years the Niagara Falls Reporter has criticized the Niagara Falls Inter-modal Transportation Center more commonly known as the new train station project on Whirlpool St. We have opposed it for a number of reasons, ranging from...

Hamister May Finally Be Ready To Deliver on Falls Hotel

It now looks like Buffalo developer Mark Hamister has finally gotten his act together to break ground in the spring on a Hyatt Place five-story hotel in downtown Niagara Falls topped by a banquet and meeting room on the sixth floor totaling 14,500 square feet.

Is a City-Owned Animal Shelter a Wise Choice? Will Likely Cost Far More Than SPCA Services

The 2015 Dyster administration, it turns out, has a total set aside of $ 3.2 million divided equally over 2015 and 2016 under capital projects to support the establishment, implementation and operation of a city run no-kill animal shelter.

Reporter Calls on State Park to Restore Public Access to All of Three Sisters Islands

The Niagara Falls Reporter has calculated that the public lost about 80 percent of its public access to Three Sisters Islands in the Niagara Falls State Park, following the $2.1 million "improvement" of the islands by state parks.

Dyster’s Budget Actually Increases Deficit Council Should Call for Expert Help

Tom Lizardo Former City Administrator, Niagara Falls Last week's budget stories in the Niagara Falls Reporter are well done. Sincere congratulations. There remains only one problem and it is one I've been anticipating since reviewing the 2015 budget documents.

City Budget: Facts Shows Spending is the Problem

For those who wish to understand Mayor Paul Dyster’s proposed 2015 City Budget, there are two related pieces of information that should be considered. First, as of Sept. 2014, the annual US inflation rate is 1.7 percent.

Mission Opens Thanksgiving Dinner Hotline For Needy

NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. – Niagara Gospel Rescue Mission is celebrating its 4th Annual “Feed the Falls” events again this Thanksgiving and Christmas Days and has opened their Turkey Hotline for people to request a Thanksgiving Dinner.

As ISIS Spills Blood, U. S. Political Warfare Continues

The brutal Islamic State has struck again, posting a video on social media last Sunday showing the mass beheadings of about a dozen men identified as Syrian military officers along with the slaughter of 26- year-old American aid worker Peter Kassig whose bloody head was seen at the feet of his masked and black-clad killer.

American Education Week, Celebrated, Appreciated in Niagara Falls

Cynthia Bianco Superintendent of Schools It is hard to believe that 25 percent of the country's World War I draftees were illiterate. But historians tells us that is true.

Need Help Getting the Right Health Insurance? Memorial Will Help People Meet Health Insurance ‘Navigators’

The New York State Department of Health’s NY State of Health insurance marketplace began an open enrollment period on Saturday, Nov 15. And, clearly, many people need help understanding their options.

This Week in Stupid Crime

Unarmed and foolish Some guys carry a pistol tucked into the waistband of their pants. Dwight Antonio Porter of Michigan Avenue carried a bag of Frito Lay corn chips.

Letters to the Editor

Niagara Falls is the most dangerous city in the state of New York according to a study released Monday by the popular internet site MyLife. Researchers examined five sets of data, including the number of law enforcement officers per capita, violent crimes per capita, property crimes per capita, the number

Niagara Catholic Needs Host Families for Three Students in January

Niagara Catholic Jr./Sr. High School is working to increase enrollment locally and internationally. Three international students have been accepted into the tenth grade and will begin in January.

Girl Scouts to Host Information Sessions in December Parents and girls can learn about Girl Scouts and how to join

Girl Scouts of Western New York is hosting two information sessions in December in Niagara Falls for parents and girls to learn about Girl Scouts and register on the spot. The information sessions will be held:

“Christmas Memories” Show Coming to N. Tonawanda

The Latshaw Pops Orchestra annually plans a Christmas tour, with the 30-piece orchestra, singers and the Katie Kelly Dancers in a holiday variety show - the “Latshaw Pops Christmas Memories.”

Niagara's Choice FCU supports Child Advocacy Center of Niagara

Niagara’s Choice Credit Union recently held its first annual Charity Golf Outing. Chosen to receive the funds raised at the outing was The Child Advocacy Center of Niagara, a service of Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center.

Red Cross Needs Holiday Donors

The American Red Cross asks eligible donors to give something that means something this holiday season – a lifesaving blood donation. Blood donations often decline this time of year when donors get busy with holiday festivities and travel.

'I Doubled my Business Through the Reporter'
Lou Avino Isn’t all About Gutters
40-year Falls Legend Keeping On

Get your mind out of the gutter! When people in Niagara Falls think of Lou Avino, they think of gutters. For more than 40 years Lou’s been climbing the ladder of success onto the rooftops of Cataract City homes...

Audubon Society Hosts Free Tour
‘Gulls of the Niagara River Gorge’ At Artpark Saturday Morning

Learn about gulls and their fascinating lives and habits. On Saturday, November 22, at 10:00 am the public is invited to...

A-Hunting We Will Go, Regular Firearms
Hunting Season for Deer and Bear has Begun

The 2014 regular deer and bear hunting seasons opened at sunrise last Saturday, November 15, in New York's Southern Zone. The big game season closes at sunset on Sunday, December 7.

If the whole world stands against you sword in hand, would you still dare to do what you think is right?

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Chairman and Editor in Chief: Frank Parlato
Publisher: Peter Mio
Managing Editor: Dr. Chitra Selvaraj
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