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With Three Popular Candidates, School Board Election May Have Higher Than Usual Turn Out

With Three Popular Candidates, School Board Election May Have Higher Than Usual Turn Out

Niagara Falls April 14, 2016 at 8:40 am

By Matt Ricchiazzi There are two seats up for election on the City of Niagara Falls’ school board, which will be held on May 17th. The full slate of candidates is still in flux, with a crucial filing deadline of April 27. As a body, the school board has immenseRead More

Cuomo’s Pledge To Remove Robert Moses Is A Job Half Done

State and National News March 24, 2016 at 12:04 am

Governor Andrew Cuomo deserves credit for his $40 million pledge – announced at the Niagara Falls Conference Center on Monday – to remove the portion of the Robert Moses Parkway that abuts the Niagara Gorge. In recent years activists have been aggressively organizing to remove the elevated highway that stretchesRead More

THE CULT OF NXIVM SERIES PART 13: SHOULD THERE BE AN INVESTIGATION BY LAW ENFORCEMENT?

THE CULT OF NXIVM SERIES PART 13: SHOULD THERE BE AN INVESTIGATION BY LAW ENFORCEMENT?

NXIVM February 18, 2016 at 10:01 pm

>BY FRANK PARLATO Frequent readers of Artvoice have seen our long running series The Cult of NXIVM. The series exposes over and over again that behind NXIVM’s so called executive coaching program is a world of lurid sex, powerful money, danger, vengeance and alleged criminality. At the center of itRead More

Keith Raniere teaches that he is beyond dietary considerations.

CULT OF NXIVM PART 12: HOW TO TRAIN YOUR HAREM

NXIVM February 11, 2016 at 9:57 pm

>BY FRANK PARLATO Keith Raniere, 55, the founder of NXIVM, keeps a harem that averages about 20 women – a few of whom come and go, He has sexual relations with many others, too –as he evaluates them for inclusion in his harem. Since 2003, Clare and Sara Bronfman, heirsRead More

CULT OF NXIVM SERIES PART 11: RANIERE HANDLES HIS HAREM AND A LOT MORE

CULT OF NXIVM SERIES PART 11: RANIERE HANDLES HIS HAREM AND A LOT MORE

NXIVM February 4, 2016 at 9:46 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       >BY FRANK PARLATO Recap from last week: I was hired as a consultant by NXIVM, in September 2007 when the company was embroiled in multiple lawsuitsRead More

‘THE RAT’ SPEAKS ABOUT ‘MOLESTER’ NXIVM FOUNDER, KEITH RANIERE

‘THE RAT’ SPEAKS ABOUT ‘MOLESTER’ NXIVM FOUNDER, KEITH RANIERE

NXIVM January 28, 2016 at 9:39 pm

Next week we will feature shocking and lurid tales of people who were inside NXIVM. Here is an excerpt from comments one person calling herself “the Rat” made about Keith Raniere, founder of NXIM: “By the time they read this, I will have gone back to Mexico with Edgar. IRead More

CULT OF NXIVM SERIES PART 10: THE LOVE CULT OF EL-SICKO

CULT OF NXIVM SERIES PART 10: THE LOVE CULT OF EL-SICKO

NXIVM January 28, 2016 at 9:34 pm

BY FRANK PARLATO When I was hired as a consultant by NXIVM, in September 2007, the company was embroiled in multiple litigations. In addition, reporters were sniffing around and writing stories about the “life coaching” group–mostly bad stories. Critics claimed NXIVM was a cult. One of my tasks was toRead More

CULT OF NXIVM PART 9: A BOILING POT OF POISON STEW

CULT OF NXIVM PART 9: A BOILING POT OF POISON STEW

NXIVM January 21, 2016 at 9:26 pm

>BY FRANK PARLATO Some of our readers probably feel that over the last few months they’ve read all they need to read about Keith Raniere, the Bronfman sisters and the many bizarre characters and victims flowing in and out of NXIVM Village. Others tell us they can’t get enough ofRead More

Keith Raniere, lying in bed, cooking up schemes to destroy his enemies.

CULT OF NXIVM SERIES PART8: THE RELENTLESS PURSUIT OF ENEMIES

NXIVM January 14, 2016 at 9:17 pm

>BY FRANK PARLATO NXIVM leader Keith Raniere made it clear that for NXIVM to thrive, its enemies must be destroyed. Lawsuits and crimi-nal indictments were the weapons of choice. When I worked there, most of the lawyers made it known they despised NXIVM. But they loved the pay. Lawyers areRead More

Keith Raniere teaches that he is beyond dietary considerations.

CULT OF NXIVM SERIES PART 7: “DON’T CALL ME ‘PAPA'””

NXIVM January 7, 2016 at 9:09 pm

BY FRANK PARLATO Every December more than a billion people celebrate the birth of Christ, a child born of immaculate conception who would change the world – whose true father was said to be God, and whose earthly father was an Israeli carpenter named Joseph. Cult of NXIVM leader KeithRead More

CULT OF NXIVM PART 6: RANIERE AND THE BRONFMANS TRY TO BUY THE DALAI LAMA

CULT OF NXIVM PART 6: RANIERE AND THE BRONFMANS TRY TO BUY THE DALAI LAMA

NXIVM December 23, 2015 at 9:02 pm

>BY FRANK PARLATO During my tenure as a press consultant for purported cult leader, Keith Raniere, and his benefactors, Clare and Sara Bronfman (heiresses of the Seagram’s liquor fortune), I was tasked with improving Raniere’s public image and that of his company, NXIVM. Officially, NXIVM conducts “human potential and ethics”Read More

City Hall Jokes

City Hall Jokes

Uncategorized December 18, 2015 at 1:52 pm

Hot on the heels of the surprise announcement that a methadone clinic will be setting up shop in the former school district offices on 6th Street, the Reporter is chasing a hot rumor that Dyster’s city hall is going to locate an ISIS owned Burger King on Rainbow Boulevard. TheRead More

Free Workshops for Families of Special Needs Children Offered

Community News December 18, 2015 at 1:48 pm

NIAGARA COUNTY- Parent Network of WNY has announced it will conduct several free workshops in Niagara County during the month of January. Parents and Families who have children and/or young adults with special needs are invited to attend. “These workshops will provide useful information, tips and strategies,” said David ScherffRead More

Half-Court Basketball League Starting at Lockport YMCA

Community News December 18, 2015 at 1:26 pm

Lockport, NY.  Registration is currently open for the YMCA’s new 3 on 3 – ½ Court Men’s Basketball League that starts on January 28th, 2016. The Men’s League will run for seven weeks and end with finals starting in early March. Each team will play at least 14 games (ThursdayRead More

Enjoy The ‘Time of Your Life’ at Ricky’s Nifty Fifty Pizza Junction ‘Come In and Be Yourself’, Says Ricky

Community News December 18, 2015 at 1:23 pm

  Hello again everyone. Welcome to another edition of Ricky’s Corner.  I wanted to start this week’s column by writing about what we and our loyal customers feel that makes our pizza unique and great tasting. Our cheese is a manually sliced mozzarella as opposed to the pre-shredded brands mostRead More

Thunder of Niagara Air Show wins coveted Dick Schram Memorial Community Relations Award for 2015

Uncategorized December 18, 2015 at 1:18 pm

The Niagara Falls Air Reserve Base, home of the Air Force Reserve 914th Airlift Wing and New York Air National Guard’s 107th Airlift Wing, was presented the Dick Schram Memorial Community Relations Award at the Chairman’s Banquet during the 2015 International Council of Air Shows on Dec. 08, 2015 inRead More

McNall Will Be New Chairman Of Niagara Co. Legislature

McNall Will Be New Chairman Of Niagara Co. Legislature

Uncategorized December 18, 2015 at 1:06 pm

Wm. Keith McNall will be the first post-Bill Ross chairman of the Niagara County Legislature. That move—rumored in local media for several days—became reality Tuesday night as members of the Legislature’s Majority Caucus—which controls three-quarters of the seats in that body—formally elected the Lockport Republican to succeed the long-tenured Ross.Read More

CULT OF NXIVM SERIES PART 5: BRONFMAN SISTERS JOIN NXIVM AND LOSE MILLIONS OF DOLLARS

CULT OF NXIVM SERIES PART 5: BRONFMAN SISTERS JOIN NXIVM AND LOSE MILLIONS OF DOLLARS

NXIVM December 17, 2015 at 8:55 pm

> BY FRANK PARLATO It’s worth noting that well before I was hired as a consultant at NXIVM in 2007, the two Seagram heiresses, Clare and Sarah Bronfman lost a staggering amount of money. In 2002, after joining the “self-help” company NXIVM, which critics call a cult, the Bronfman sistersRead More

Keith Raniere, leader of the Cult of NXIVM, has a stunning, philosophical epiphany.

CULT OF NXIVM SERIES PART 4: RANIERE’S HAREM

NXIVM December 10, 2015 at 8:51 pm

BY FRANK PARLATO Thanks to the recommendation of my friend, G. Steven Pigeon, and following an interview in Albany, I began work for the self-help group NXIVM (pronounced Nexium). NXIVM is a New York for-profit corporation, headed by the self-proclaimed spiritually advanced genius and teacher Keith Raniere and his chiefRead More

THE CULT OF NXIVM SERIES:

THE CULT OF NXIVM SERIES:

NXIVM December 3, 2015 at 8:47 pm

Keith Raniere, self-proclaimed smartest man in the world and spiritually evolved guru > BY FRANK PARLATO I lived and worked with NXIVM for several months as their round-the-clock consultant, staying in their properties and communicating closely day and night with their top officials. That included leaders Keith Raniere, hypnotist and presidentRead More

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