Archive for February, 2018

Golisano Takes Stance on NY State Property Taxes; Gets Goosed by Media

Golisano Takes Stance on NY State Property Taxes; Gets Goosed by Media

News February 28, 2018 at 11:00 am

1. Tom Golisano, the founder of Paychex, has a net worth estimated to be more than $3 billion. He is the 264th richest man in America, according to Forbes. He has a mansion in Naples, FL, a mansion near Rochester, NY, and a summer home in the Finger Lakes region ofRead More

Accepting News, Opinion, & Editorial Pieces from Residents Across Niagara County

Accepting News, Opinion, & Editorial Pieces from Residents Across Niagara County

Uncategorized February 27, 2018 at 6:54 pm

The Niagara Reporter is proud to be the largest print and online news publication not only in Niagara Falls, but Niagara County. That said, we would love to have YOUR opinion in our paper so that it can be heard by people throughout our community. Send us news updates, opinionRead More

Mayor Dyster’s State of the City: Niagara Falls “Finally on a Roll”

Mayor Dyster’s State of the City: Niagara Falls “Finally on a Roll”

Local News February 27, 2018 at 3:02 pm

Niagara Falls High School, home of the Wolverines, was the venue for a different type of event on Tuesday afternoon as Niagara Falls Mayor Paul Dyster gave the 2018 State of the City Address to a crowd filled with students, public officials, and residents.   Mayor Dyster touted Niagara Falls’Read More

Councilman Chris Voccio

Chris’s Corner: A Conservative-Libertarian Approach to Fighting Poverty

Community News February 27, 2018 at 12:12 pm

I attended a presentation recently of the Empire State Poverty Reduction Initiative (ESPRI), a state-funded program announced last year with the noble intention of reducing poverty by helping people enter the workforce and gaining important life skills. We’ve been waging a War on Poverty for half a century now, sinceRead More

Restaurant Review: Power City Eatery

Restaurant Review: Power City Eatery

Local News February 27, 2018 at 7:07 am

There are so many local restaurants in Niagara County that I can’t wait to try. Today I chose Power City Eatery located at 444 3rd Street Niagara Falls, NY 14301. I have been eagerly waiting to try this restaurant that serves breakfast and lunch for a while now. Well, IRead More

Restaurant Review: Kelly’s Corner

Restaurant Review: Kelly’s Corner

Local News February 26, 2018 at 9:33 pm

Lent has arrived!! My favorite time for reviews. I love a good fish fry, which is where Kelly’s Corner comes in. There was no way that I was not going to stop in for a fish fry on the first day of Lent. As usual, I was not disappointed withRead More

Ex FBI Agent Advises Trump to Take Charge of Investigation, Prosecution of Corrupt DOJ & FBI Officials

Ex FBI Agent Advises Trump to Take Charge of Investigation, Prosecution of Corrupt DOJ & FBI Officials

News February 24, 2018 at 10:45 am

By J. Gary DiLaura – FBI Retired The president of the United States has the Constitutional authority, under Article 2, to oversee, supervise and exercise executive control over all agencies, departments and employees of the United States. That includes the Department of Justice which includes the FBI. The president’s power to “run” theRead More

NHL Hockey: A Lost Buffalo Sabres Generation

NHL Hockey: A Lost Buffalo Sabres Generation

Community News February 24, 2018 at 10:40 am

Young fan base tuning out as team’s fortunes swoon By Andrew Kulyk and Peter Farrell Go back to Christmas vacation in the mid and late 70s, starting in 1973. That was the time for the much heralded Buffalo Sabres annual open practice. The team would pass out free tickets toRead More

Senecas Ramp Up Opposition to Pegula Fracking Proposal

Senecas Ramp Up Opposition to Pegula Fracking Proposal

News February 24, 2018 at 10:26 am

There’s an old expression that comes close to describing billionaire Bills and Sabres owner Terry Pegula’s business philosophy, and that is, “Don’t make a mess in your own nest.” The thrills and enjoyment Pegula provides to Western New York sports fans, as his teams go forth to do battle againstRead More

Morinello Urges Legislature to Act on Reform

Morinello Urges Legislature to Act on Reform

News February 24, 2018 at 9:33 am

The 2018 Legislative Session is well under way, yet the state Assembly has little to show for the nearly two months we’ve spent in Albany. When I first ran for office it was my goal to reduce corruption and establish an open and transparent government. Now in my second yearRead More

Who Wants to be the Next Mayor of Niagara Falls?

Who Wants to be the Next Mayor of Niagara Falls?

Local News February 23, 2018 at 7:26 pm

This is, most definitely, the article that many of you have been waiting all year for. In less than twelve months from now, mayoral campaigns will be in full force as they march toward Primary Day, which, for those of you that are looking forward to such a date, willRead More

Owners of Aero Transportation & Beauty by Naz Live the American Dream in Niagara Falls

Owners of Aero Transportation & Beauty by Naz Live the American Dream in Niagara Falls

Community News February 23, 2018 at 6:38 pm

Tired of hard luck stories here?   After hearing the story of Noor Ahmad, his daughter, Nasreen Akhtar, and her husband, Amar Mengla, I think anyone who says life is too tough in Niagara Falls might just change his tune.   At the age of seven, Nasreen Akhtar moved fromRead More

Developer Delivers on Promise, Saves South Junior High:  The Only Complaint: Windows Don’t’ Open

Developer Delivers on Promise, Saves South Junior High: The Only Complaint: Windows Don’t’ Open

Local News February 23, 2018 at 6:27 pm

Developers spent $24 million to rehab the old South Junior High School on Portage Road converting it to 61 apartments, a community center and other amenities. It comes to almost $400,000 per apartment, so they ought to be nice. The complex now has a community room and exercise area. TheRead More

“Smokin'” Land Deal Pending for Downtown Niagara Falls?

“Smokin'” Land Deal Pending for Downtown Niagara Falls?

Community News February 23, 2018 at 11:27 am

A sweeping and transformational real estate transaction is possibly in the works as the Cuomo administration, through its Empire State Development agency, is poised to purchase numerous downtown Niagara Falls parcels from local developer and Native American entrepreneur “Smokin’” Joe Anderson, the Reporter has learned, despite all parties concerned refusingRead More

Overtime Scandal at Niagara Falls Water Board

Overtime Scandal at Niagara Falls Water Board

Local News February 23, 2018 at 11:17 am

The Niagara Falls Water Board – as detailed in our last edition – has made dramatic improvements since board members Nick Forster and Dan O’Callaghan joined the board in 2017. One of their chief accomplishments was to cut overtime that workers collected. The Water Board is run by a five-memberRead More

Councilman Chris Voccio

Coffee with Chris scheduled for Thursday, March 15th

Community News February 20, 2018 at 1:20 pm

Niagara Falls, NY – Niagara Falls City Council member Chris Voccio has scheduled his third Coffee with Chris for March 15. Coffee with Chris sessions are tentatively scheduled for the third Thursday of each month. The third Coffee with Chris is scheduled for Thursday, March 15th at 8am, at RoyalRead More

Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center Set to Open on May 4, 2018

Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center Set to Open on May 4, 2018

Community News February 19, 2018 at 8:20 am

The much-anticipated Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center will open May 4, 2018. The Heritage Center is an experiential museum that reveals authentic stories of Underground Railroad freedom seekers and abolitionists in Niagara Falls, that inspire visitors to recognize modern injustices that stem from slavery and to take action towardRead More

Niagara Falls Community Development: ‘Cash Mob’ at Rock Burger

Niagara Falls Community Development: ‘Cash Mob’ at Rock Burger

Community News February 19, 2018 at 8:12 am

Niagara Falls Community Development is organizing a Cash Mob at Rock Burger (328 Niagara Street, Niagara Falls, New York 14301) on Tuesday, February 20, 2018, from 12 pm to 2 pm. According the Community Development, a ‘cash mob’ is “a group of people who assemble at a local business toRead More

High Achievement New York to Board of Regents: Move to Full Computer Adaptive Testing by Spring 2021

High Achievement New York to Board of Regents: Move to Full Computer Adaptive Testing by Spring 2021

News February 19, 2018 at 8:02 am

Members of High Achievement New York [HANY] wrote to the State Board of Regents supporting the decision not to pursue a costly Innovative Assessment Pilot under ESSA, and urged the State Education Department to move instead to replace paper and pencil tests with computer adaptive testing by Spring 2021. InRead More

PARKLAND, FL - FEBRUARY 14:  People are brought out of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School after a shooting at the school that reportedly killed and injured multiple people on February 14, 2018 in Parkland, Florida. Numerous law enforcement officials continue to investigate the scene.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Valentine’s Day Massacre: At Least 17 Dead in High School Shooting

News February 14, 2018 at 8:00 pm

Valentine’s Day, a day that is supposed to be filled with love and appreciation of those in our lives, has turned into one of sadness and as at least 17 people were killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.   The suspect, 19-year-old former student Nikolas Cruz,Read More

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