Archive for June, 2016

Print Edition: June 30, 2016

Print Edition: June 30, 2016

News, Print Version June 30, 2016 at 8:55 pm
Radioactive Waste no Cause for Concern: According to Falls’ Senior Planner, Desantis

Radioactive Waste no Cause for Concern: According to Falls’ Senior Planner, Desantis

Niagara Falls, Niagara County, Community News, Featured June 30, 2016 at 6:38 pm

Niagara Falls city officials attempted to address concerns this week in the wake of an expose in The Reporter on the creation of a radioactive waste dump on North Avenue here. Approximately 100 tons of radioactive soils was excavated during the construction of the city’s new train station and dumpedRead More

Aerial Images Contradict City Official’s Claim About Date of Falls’ Radioactive Waste Pile

Aerial Images Contradict City Official’s Claim About Date of Falls’ Radioactive Waste Pile

Niagara County, Community News, News June 30, 2016 at 6:31 pm

By Matt Ricchiazzi & Lou Ricciuti Last week, The Reporter broke a story about a suspected toxic dumpsite at 915 North Avenue in the City of Niagara Falls. The site has signs posted around it warning that it is radioactive; the 100-ton pile within the site appeared abandoned and with brokenRead More

Small Wisconsin City to Siphon Great Lakes Water Gov. Cuomo Approves Historic Water Grab

Small Wisconsin City to Siphon Great Lakes Water Gov. Cuomo Approves Historic Water Grab

Niagara County, Community News, News, Erie County June 30, 2016 at 6:29 pm

By James Hufnagel True to form, and doing exactly what we predicted he would do in our March 31 issue, Gov. Andrew Cuomo last week approved the diversion of millions of gallons of Great Lakes water to the small city of Waukesha, Wisconsin, a few miles west of Milwaukee. CuomoRead More

Republicans, while growing government, love to bash Democrats like Hilary Clinton for supporting programs that grow government.

The Stupid Party Strikes Again

Columns, Opinion June 30, 2016 at 6:27 pm

By Jim Ostrowsk There’s an old saying in libertarian circles: the GOP is the stupid party. The release of the House Committee report on Benghazi this week is the latest evidence in favor of this thesis. Since terrorists attacked a diplomatic compound and a CIA annex on September 11, 2012, RepublicansRead More

Lafarge cement plant in Syria...company reportedly paid terrorists to stay in business

Cement Maker Lafarge Reportedly Paid Taxes to ISIS

News June 30, 2016 at 6:25 pm

French cement maker Lafarge, which has several Western New York locations including Buffalo and Niagara Falls, entered into deals with armed groups in Syria, including the Islamic State, to protect its business interests in the country, according to the French daily newspaper Le Monde. According to Le Monde in aRead More

Grandinetti’s Cat-Hating Law Again Shot Down by City Council

Grandinetti’s Cat-Hating Law Again Shot Down by City Council

Community News June 30, 2016 at 6:22 pm

A visibly agitated Niagara Falls City Councilwoman Kristen Grandinetti watched helplessly this week as her colleagues tabled her controversial anti-cat legislation for the third time, despite what she claimed were draconian efforts on her part to make the proposed law more acceptable. Grandinetti wants to criminalize the act of feedingRead More

With subsidized/affordable housing a major development objective of the Dyster administration, Al Williams, fresh out of prison for his sexual abuse of an 11 year old, found the living easy and inexpensive in Niagara Falls.

Lackawanna Takes Action on Sex Offenders; Niagara Falls Continues to Ignore Problem

Columns, Community News June 30, 2016 at 6:10 pm

The growing problem of convicted and registered sex offenders from around the state and around the country being dumped by the New York State Division of Parole into communities on the Niagara Frontier is being handled in drastically different ways by local officials in those communities, whose primary duty isRead More

The Artvoice Probe Triggers Action by Buffalo Officials on Sex Offenders

The Artvoice Probe Triggers Action by Buffalo Officials on Sex Offenders

Columns, Community News June 30, 2016 at 6:08 pm

A June 9 Artvoice expose concerning the dispersal of seven registered sex offenders from two group homes in West Seneca has prompted quick action on the part of elected representatives in Buffalo, where two of the offenders were relocated. Senator Tim Kennedy of Buffalo, Erie County Legislator Peter Savage andRead More

Things We Don’t Need in City Hall

Things We Don’t Need in City Hall

Niagara Falls, Niagara County, Columns June 30, 2016 at 6:05 pm

By Councilman Kenny Tompkins This week, for the second time in two months, the Niagara Falls City Council voted NO (3 to 2) to a request to add an elevated position to the city’s Purchasing department. The department’s director, Johnny Destino, has put forth this request twice, citing the need toRead More

It may be a coincidence of course but the low traffic side street College Terrace was just repaved this year and Council Chairman Andrew Touma lives on the street. On the other hand main thoroughfares like Portage and Pine are in need of serious repaving. Happily Touma doesn’t live on those streets so the urgency is far less....

Main Street, Portage Road Crumble as Council Chaiman’s Street is Repaved

Niagara County, Community News June 30, 2016 at 6:01 pm

While Portage Road, Main Street and even sections of Pine Avenue look as though they’d been shelled by unfriendly artillery, and city crews working feverishly to erect “ROUGH ROAD” signs to warn motorists of the potentially dangerous driving conditions on these major arteries, residents on little traveled side streets haveRead More

Heap Of Garbage In Alleyway Behind Lasalle Invites Rats and Fire Bugs

Heap Of Garbage In Alleyway Behind Lasalle Invites Rats and Fire Bugs

Niagara Falls, Niagara County, Community News, News June 30, 2016 at 5:57 pm

Speaking of unsightly- since the new garbage plan where the recycle bins are larger than the refuse bins – people all over the city have sought out alleys and abandoned spots to get rid of the trash the city used to pick up. This unsightly mess is in the alleyRead More

Joe Perry, Johnny Depp and Alice Cooper are the Hollywood Vampires. They’ll be playing at the Seneca Niagara Casino and Resort on Friday, July 9.

The Hollywood Vampires, Cooper, Depp and Perry to Play Seneca Niagara Casino

Niagara Falls, Niagara County June 30, 2016 at 5:54 pm

You take Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry, singer Alice Cooper and actor currently in the middle of an outrageously messy divorce Johnny Depp and you’ve got the Hollywood Vampires, a supergroup that’s been playing so sold out audiences here and in Europe for the past year. They’ll be taking the outdoorRead More

Ironworkers

Ironworkers

Community News June 30, 2016 at 5:49 pm

Ironworkers Local 9 Niagara Falls, NY was established in 1902. Despite the areas ups and downs and slow growth economy they recently invested over 200k in there apprenticeship training program with a new steel structure training mock up and safety equipment. Business Manager Scott Brydges states “ we are investingRead More

Warning signs which read “Caution, radioactive materials area” are posted around the hazardous pile on North Ave.

Surprises in Store for Falls’ Residents and Visitors Alike

Community News June 30, 2016 at 5:37 pm

By Moose Jr. The City of Niagara Falls never fails to amaze me. Who could believe that a 44 million dollar construction project could sit 75 feet from a nuclear dump site marked with a sign “CAUTION, RADIOACTIVE MATERIALS AREA.” Is it possible no one noticed the sign before orRead More

Ask The Judge

Ask The Judge

News, Featured June 30, 2016 at 5:35 pm

Dear Judge Bayger: My son was recently in a terrible accident and sustained very serious injuries. I’ve seen various ads on television and on billboards from lawyers soliciting injured people to contact their law firm immediately. How do I choose the right attorney to represent my son in this case?Read More

How Could This Possibly Happen?

How Could This Possibly Happen?

Columns June 30, 2016 at 5:33 pm

    Liar, cheat, dishonest, thief, arrogant beyond belief…these are all adjectives that I hear regularly when people speak of the “President of the United States”! How could the people of this Great Nation put someone in office who can claim ALL these “attributes” and then even consider, doing itRead More

Niagara Falls, From the American Side is an 1867 masterpiece by Frederic Edwin Church, considered the dean of Niagara Falls painters.

It’s in the Stars: Your Weekly Horoscope: June 30 – July 6

Uncategorized June 30, 2016 at 5:27 pm

Aries: (March 21 – April 19): You have a way with the opposite sex that is at first endearing, then gradually engenders caution and finally outright rejection, like potato salad at a summer picnic. Losing weight will make you look slimmer. Tues. AM: Make appointment with plastic surgeon. Taurus: (AprilRead More

Print Edition: June 23, 2016

Print Edition: June 23, 2016

News, Print Version June 23, 2016 at 6:41 pm
Another Atomic Age Spoils Pile -- this one having signs posted around it warning that it’s radioactive - on North Ave., at the past site of the Niagara University bar and hangout once known as McQ’s, has evidently been left abandoned, exposed and open to public access.

Abandoned Nuclear Spoils Pile in Niagara Falls Presents Danger to Public, Despite Radioactive Warning Signs, Broken Fence and Tattered Plastic Cover Allows Unrestricted Access and Possible Spread of Contaminants

Niagara Falls June 23, 2016 at 4:55 pm

By Louis Ricciuti & Frank Parlato NIAGARA FALLS, NY – A spoils pile – which has signs posted around it warning that it is radioactive — at 915 North Ave. — the past site of a Niagara University bar once known as McQ’s, has been left abandoned and open toRead More

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