Articles by: Niagara Reporter

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

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

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

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

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

The Why Coffee Shop: Celebrating More Than 45+ Years On Main Street

The Why Coffee Shop: Celebrating More Than 45+ Years On Main Street

Community News February 3, 2018 at 8:34 am

The Why Coffee Shop has been located at the intersection of Main Street and Portage Road in Niagara Falls since either late 1971 or 1972. There are very few businesses that can say that they have existed for 45+ years at the same address on Main Street in Niagara Falls,Read More

New Niagara Falls Community Center Public Meeting

New Niagara Falls Community Center Public Meeting

Community News February 2, 2018 at 8:43 pm

“The youth is our future,” responded Niagara Falls City Councilman Ezra Scott when asked what the driving force is behind building a new community center in Downtown Niagara Falls. The New Niagara Falls Community Center, a group established to develop a safe space for youth and families to use andRead More

Advertise With The Niagara Reporter

Advertise With The Niagara Reporter

Uncategorized January 29, 2018 at 9:47 pm

The Niagara Reporter has been operating in Niagara County and Erie County since 2000. We alternate between printing weekly and bi-weekly depending on the amount of news to publish for a given week. Therefore, at a minimum we print on a bi-weekly basis.   Each edition printed consists of 22,000Read More

The Niagara Reporter Is Now Accepting Classifieds, Obituaries, and Legal Notices

The Niagara Reporter Is Now Accepting Classifieds, Obituaries, and Legal Notices

Uncategorized January 29, 2018 at 9:29 pm

The Niagara Reporter is excited to announce that we are now accepting all classified ads (houses, apartments, pets, garage sales, etc.), obituaries, and legal notices (foreclosure notices, liquor license notices, corporation formation, etc.).  Email niagarareporter@gmail.com if you are interested or call (716) 990-3677.

Councilman Chris Voccio

Chris’s Corner: A Libertarian Look at “Public Art”

Local News January 29, 2018 at 9:11 pm

When the Reporter asked me to pen a column on taking a libertarian-oriented approach to local government, I agreed. Here’s my first go at it. But first, a caveat. I am a conservative. And a Republican. And sort of libertarian. I have often identified myself as a conservative with aRead More

Mark Diodate

A Tale of Two Résumés

Local News, Niagara Falls January 26, 2018 at 3:12 am

New Council Secretary Changes Résumé After Being Called Out By Councilman Tompkins Mark Diodate, the newly appointed administrative assistant to the Niagara Falls City Council, submitted two different resumes to the council, the Reporter has learned. The two resumes are starkly different. After Diodate’s first resume sparked questions about hisRead More

Herbert Launches Campaign for NT School Board

Herbert Launches Campaign for NT School Board

Local News January 24, 2018 at 8:51 am

  NORTH TONAWANDA, NY, 2018- Erik A. Herbert of North Tonawanda has formally announced his candidacy for the North Tonawanda School Board. Herbert, 31, is a North Tonawanda Police officer who works as a patrolman and often speaks at the High School on various bullying, social media and city issues.Read More

Councilman Chris Voccio

Coffee with Chris on February 15th, 2018

Local News, Niagara Falls January 24, 2018 at 8:44 am

  Niagara Falls, NY – Niagara Falls City Council member Chris Voccio has scheduled his second Coffee with Chris to get feedback from citizens. Coffee with Chris sessions are tentatively scheduled for the third Thursday of each month. The second Coffee with Chris is scheduled for Thursday, February 15th atRead More

No surprise here: New taxes, fees Gov. Cuomo’s solution to budget deficit woes

No surprise here: New taxes, fees Gov. Cuomo’s solution to budget deficit woes

State and National News January 18, 2018 at 10:54 pm

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is under scrutiny by lawmakers in Albany, both Republican and Democrat, in the wake of his proposed 2018 budget which was released this past Tuesday. The Governor’s proposed budget, totaling $168 billion dollars, was highlighted by an estimated $4 billion deficit and $586 million inRead More

Mark Diodate and wife Lindsey.

Secreta(riot)

Niagara Falls January 18, 2018 at 10:42 pm

The Niagara Falls City Council is receiving harsh backlash after voting to hire Mark Diodate as their new administrative assistant/secretary. Mr. Diodate, who was ranked in each of the councilman’s top-five candidates for the position, was under fire for his lack of experience in the field. The position, which wasRead More

Bail Reform Tops Governor Cuomo’s 2017 Agenda

Bail Reform Tops Governor Cuomo’s 2017 Agenda

State and National News January 18, 2018 at 10:08 pm

In an op-ed published in the New York Times this week, Governor Cuomo continued a fight for criminal justice system reform by pledging to propose a bill to the State Legislature focusing on bail reform, discovery reform, and changes to how cases are scheduled. Despite the fact that most peopleRead More

Agenda for Niagara Falls City Council Meeting on January 17th, 2018

Agenda for Niagara Falls City Council Meeting on January 17th, 2018

Local News, Niagara Falls January 17, 2018 at 2:25 pm

NIAGARA FALLS CITY COUNCIL AGENDA FOR JANUARY 17, 2018 COUNCIL CHAMBERS COUNCIL CHAMBERS 6:00 P.M. – COUNCIL MEMBERS KENNEDY SCOTT TOMPKINS VOCCIO TOUMA _ __ PRAYER – CHAIRMAN TOUMA PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE Approval of Minutes from the Council Meeting of December 26, 2017 and the Organizational Meeting of January 1,Read More

A New Year's Resolution for the residents of Niagara Falls
A New Year's Resolution for the residents of Niagara Falls

A New Year’s Resolution for the residents of Niagara Falls

Local News, Niagara Falls January 7, 2018 at 11:40 am

As we enter 2018, there is no better time to reflect on what the previous year has taught us. On a national level, and even on the local level, we see the result of one of the most divided political climates in recent memory. Once thoughtful conversations or debates thatRead More

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