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Older yes, but any wiser? The Gin Blossoms will be performing a free show Saturday evening on Old Falls Street in Niagara Falls.

Gin Blossoms Free Niagara Falls Show New Installment In Long Running Drama

Community News July 14, 2016 at 4:53 pm

“The music business is a cruel and shallow money trench, a long plastic hallway where thieves and pimps run free, and good men die like dogs. There’s also a negative side.” Hunter S. Thompson Mike Hudson Even by rock and roll standards, the story of the Gin Blossoms is aRead More

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

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

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

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

Bob Dylan played to a sold out audience at Red Rocks Colorado on Father’s Day. Next Thursday, he will play to a sold out audience at Artpark. It will be without question the most important June 30 show to take place on the Niagara Frontier.

Bob Dylan at Artpark?

Community News June 23, 2016 at 1:48 pm

What could you possibly have better to do? Bob Dylan doesn’t have to tour, he doesn’t have to play shows. He’s got nothing to prove. If, at the age of 75, that’s what he chooses to do, and clearly he does, it’s because he loves it. He’ll be at ArtparkRead More

Still from The Incredicle Adventures of Jojo

ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: BILL COWELL

Community News, Featured April 7, 2016 at 7:27 am

By Jordan Canahai An established writer, producer, and director as well as founder and President of the Buffalo Niagara Film Festival, few individuals have worked as hard to expand the film industry of Western New York as Bill Cowell. The Niagara Falls native’s passion for the arts can be tracedRead More

Pictured, from left: Dr. Bala Thatigotla, Medical Assistant Noel Fotus, Director of Surgical Services Shelly Meigs, R.N., and Surgical Technician Robert Abrams gather around SAL, a da Vinci robotic surgery system, to celebrate the 750th robotic surgery performed at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center.

SAL The Surgical Robot Celebrates Another Milestone

Community News April 6, 2016 at 10:04 pm

“SAL” the Surgical Robot recently completed its 750th surgical procedure at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center.   The procedure was performed by Bala Thatigotla, M.D., M.R.C.S., F.A.C.S., the medical center’s head of Minimally Invasive Surgery.    Under the leadership of Chief of Surgery Venkat Kolli, M.D., F.A.C.S., and Chief of Robotic Surgery Donna Feldman,Read More

When you’re tired of being sick, go see Dr. Mark Del Monte.

Chiropractors Are Revolutionizing The Way We Think About Wellness

Community News April 6, 2016 at 9:44 pm

By Lauren Ricchiazzi Sometimes we want the quick fix – the feel better now but pay later approach that has characterized much of modern medicine and led to a culture of over-drugging patients that often exacerbates, prolongs, and compounds problems.  Those who insist that there is a better way areRead More

Press Release: Preliminary Statement Brief Regarding Plaintiffs: Jean Bridenbaker and Garry K Connors, the Estate of Matthew Connors, in opposition to the Defendants: City of Buffalo, Buffalo Police Department

Press Release: Preliminary Statement Brief Regarding Plaintiffs: Jean Bridenbaker and Garry K Connors, the Estate of Matthew Connors, in opposition to the Defendants: City of Buffalo, Buffalo Police Department

Community News, Erie County April 6, 2016 at 1:33 pm

  The Niagara Falls Reporter makes no comment on the actual case, however are posting as we received as a press release.

Department Of Health Awards $450,000 Grant To Memorial For Innovative Post-Hospital Care Program

Community News March 31, 2016 at 10:24 am

Total of grants to medical center in 2016 reaches $6 million mark   The New York State Department of Health has awarded a $450,000 grant to Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center to support the continuation of a successful program that ensures better post-hospital care while reducing hospital readmissions and nursingRead More

Stewards Of Children® Training To Be Offered In Niagara During Child Abuse Awareness Month

Community News March 31, 2016 at 10:22 am

Program integrates stories of sexual abuse survivors with the perspective of professionals who interface daily with the problem of sexual abuse One in 10 children will be sexually abused by the time they turn 18 with 90 percent of them abused by someone they know.  You can make a differenceRead More

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Tax Filing Deadline is April 19 This Year

Community News March 31, 2016 at 10:16 am

Our friends at Liberty Tax Service have sent us a reminder that the deadline for filing a tax return to get a refund that might be due is April 19th this year as the IRS has extended the filing deadline from April 15 because of Emancipation Day. According to EdwinRead More

Readers Follow Up With Ghost Stories And Pictures

Readers Follow Up With Ghost Stories And Pictures

Community News, Featured March 31, 2016 at 10:08 am

Following our publication of the picture of “Peg, the witch,” last week, a purportedly ghostly presence which appeared against the backdrop of a black couch in a North Tonawanda home, we have been haunted by readers who claim they have seen ghostly visitors in their own homes. A few claimRead More

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