Articles by: Frank Parlato

Grading the Niagara Falls Water Board

Grading the Niagara Falls Water Board

Niagara Falls August 14, 2018 at 8:46 pm

Please click the link below to subscribe to a FREE PDF version of each print edition of the Niagara Reporter http://eepurl.com/dnsYM9     Litany of Accomplishments Garner ‘A’ Rating for Majority Board Members on Water Board By: Frank Parlato A – for effort – and for accomplishment. That’s how weRead More

Have You Noticed the Smell is Gone?

Have You Noticed the Smell is Gone?

Niagara Falls July 10, 2018 at 11:12 pm

Please click the link below to subscribe to a FREE PDF version of each print edition of the Niagara Reporter http://eepurl.com/dnsYM9       Water Board accomplishes minor miracle.   By: Frank Parlato We are in the middle of summer – and something is missing in Niagara Falls. The smellRead More

Diane Roberts poses with the urn holding the ashes of Jam Dal Porto -a former Niagara Falls Police Detective and a certificate authenticating that these are her remains. Diane paid for the ashes and is publicly asking Jan’s family to reimburse her. No one asked Diane to pay for the ashes -which otherwise would have remained at the Funeral parlor or disposed of in due course for lack of payment.

Niagara Falls Police Detective’s Ashes Remain in Stranger’s Hands

Niagara Falls July 5, 2018 at 5:49 pm

Please click the link below to subscribe to a FREE PDF version of each print edition of the Niagara Reporter http://eepurl.com/dnsYM9           Eerie dispute centers on who will pay for ashes of the late Jan Dal Porto   By: Frank Parlato 1. Here is a strangeRead More

Cosimo Capozzi, NT Building Inspector

North Tonawanda Alderman Fined for Permit-Dodging Renovations on Home

NT news June 20, 2018 at 11:29 am

Please click the link below to subscribe to a FREE PDF version of each print edition of the Niagara Reporter http://eepurl.com/dnsYM9       As questions are raised about Alderman’s repairs on home, Tylec Fires Back at Building Inspector   By: Frank Parlato North Tonawanda Alderman Austin Tylec, 26, foundRead More

Expensive Security Upgrades Planned at Niagara Falls City Hall

Expensive Security Upgrades Planned at Niagara Falls City Hall

Niagara Falls June 12, 2018 at 10:22 pm

Please click the link below to subscribe to a FREE PDF version of each print edition of the Niagara Reporter http://eepurl.com/dnsYM9       By: Frank Parlato A brave new world of security is planned by Niagara Falls Mayor Paul Dyster for the city hall he now occupies. His planRead More

User Fee for Garbage Pickup Possibly in the Works by Dyster Administration

User Fee for Garbage Pickup Possibly in the Works by Dyster Administration

Niagara Falls June 8, 2018 at 9:18 am

Please click the link below to subscribe to a FREE PDF version of each print edition of the Niagara Reporter http://eepurl.com/dnsYM9     Residents About to Get Trashed?   By: Frank Parlato Analysis Because of his lack of executive ability, Mayor Paul Dyster allowed Gov. Andrew Cuomo to renew theRead More

Niagara Falls Mayor Paul Dyster

Residents About to Get Trashed?

Niagara Falls June 5, 2018 at 11:42 pm

Please click the link below to subscribe to a FREE PDF version of each print edition of the Niagara Reporter http://eepurl.com/dnsYM9     User Fee for Garbage Pickup Possibly in the Works by Dyster Administration   By: Frank Parlato Analysis Because of his lack of executive ability, Mayor Paul DysterRead More

After Long Ordeal, Denise Scott-Mejia Gets Her Life Back, Name Restored

After Long Ordeal, Denise Scott-Mejia Gets Her Life Back, Name Restored

Niagara Falls May 22, 2018 at 9:59 pm

Please click the link below to subscribe to a FREE PDF version of each print edition of the Niagara Reporter http://eepurl.com/dnsYM9     Accidental Gun Discharge, Harming No One, Led Her Through 7-Month Criminal Justice System Odyssey. By: Frank Parlato Very often it happens when someone is arrested it makesRead More

Taxes likely to go up with reassessment.

Tax Reassessments Will Raise Taxes on Well-Kept Homes, Reduce on Derelict Abandoned Homes

Niagara Falls April 24, 2018 at 8:43 pm

Please click the link below to subscribe to a FREE PDF version of each print edition of the Niagara Reporter http://eepurl.com/dnsYM9     By: Frank Parlato Analysis There is a little secret no one but the Niagara Reporter will dare tell about what will happen if Niagara Falls reassesses properties.Read More

Niagara Falls Fire Hydrants Near 100 Percent Operational

Niagara Falls Fire Hydrants Near 100 Percent Operational

Local News April 3, 2018 at 9:56 pm

Please click the link below to subscribe to a FREE PDF version of each print edition of the Niagara Reporter http://eepurl.com/dnsYM9     First Time in 30 Years all Hydrants Expected to Work     By Frank Parlato   There is little doubt that changes are occurring rather rapidly atRead More

Parsing Grammar on Stone’s Tweet on ‘the Podesta’s’

Parsing Grammar on Stone’s Tweet on ‘the Podesta’s’

News March 28, 2018 at 9:37 pm

Please click the link below to subscribe to a FREE PDF version of each print edition of the Niagara Reporter http://eepurl.com/dnsYM9     ‘Time in the barrel’ tweet reveals media bias     By Frank Parlato Analysis   On Aug. 21, 2016, during the US presidential election, Roger Stone tweeted,Read More

City Has a Long Road Ahead to Fix Potholes  By Tourist Time

City Has a Long Road Ahead to Fix Potholes By Tourist Time

Local News March 23, 2018 at 7:59 pm

Please click the link below to subscribe to a FREE PDF version of each print edition of the Niagara Reporter http://eepurl.com/dnsYM9   As the long Winter has ended and Spring is officially begun, a survey conducted by this newspaper found that about 70 percent of Niagara Falls streets are marredRead More

Niagara Falls Water Board: Our Water is Better than Your Water

Niagara Falls Water Board: Our Water is Better than Your Water

Local News March 23, 2018 at 7:31 pm

Please click the link below to subscribe to a FREE PDF version of each print edition of the Niagara Reporter http://eepurl.com/dnsYM9 NF Water Board claims water better, safer than plastic bottled water The Niagara Falls Water Board has a new campaign. “Our water is better than your water.” Launched byRead More

The Royal Cafe: A True Niagara Falls Treasure

The Royal Cafe: A True Niagara Falls Treasure

Local News March 9, 2018 at 6:00 pm

Please click the link below to subscribe to a FREE PDF version of each print edition of the Niagara Reporter http://eepurl.com/dnsYM9 The Royal Cafe: Who Could Ask for Anything Better? The Royal Café is perhaps the best kept secret in Niagara Falls. Located at 311 Hyde Park Blvd, near theRead More

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

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

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

New Day, New Sheriffs: Niagara Falls Water Authority Makes Dramatic Changes

New Day, New Sheriffs: Niagara Falls Water Authority Makes Dramatic Changes

Local News February 9, 2018 at 5:39 am

Despite some recent bad publicity, including an embarrassing black-spill in the Niagara Gorge last summer, there seems to have been dramatic improvements at the Niagara Falls Water Authority. The Reporter has learned that two recently appointed board members have changed the way the authority is run, largely by taking aRead More

Former Niagara County DA Mike Violante

Ex-DA Violante sex harassment case settled for $335,000 (in case you didn’t know)

Community News February 9, 2018 at 3:15 am

In case you missed it, for the record, and because, if you are a resident of Niagara County, you probably helped pay for it: Niagara County settled the sexual harassment lawsuit against former DA Michael Violante for $335,000. It happened 10 months ago, and there has been hardly a wordRead More

What again? Council Secretary accused of submitting another ‘fake’ resume!

What again? Council Secretary accused of submitting another ‘fake’ resume!

Niagara Falls February 9, 2018 at 2:13 am

Former employer calls Diodate’s second resume ‘lies and nonsense’ After Mark Diodate was outed for submitting a “fake” resume for consideration for hire as Niagara Falls Council Secretary, his prospective council bosses allowed him to submit a second resume. The Reporter noted in an exclusive story in our last issueRead More

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