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Touma, Bird Seek to Reassure Taxpayers on Reassessment As Plans Move Forward on First Revaluation in 14 Years

Touma, Bird Seek to Reassure Taxpayers on Reassessment As Plans Move Forward on First Revaluation in 14 Years

Community News, Featured July 21, 2016 at 12:16 pm

  The first citywide property reassessment in 14 years is likely to begin in November, says Niagara Falls Assessor James Bird, with the new rates for taxpayers likely to be included with the school tax bill of August, 2018, if all goes according to plan. “A lot of people believeRead More

At a more than $28 subsidy per passenger, these Redcoats are in no hurry to “Brexit” the Discovery shuttle!

‘Discover Niagara’ Shuttle Numbers Disappoint Ridership, Tourism Impact Fail To Meet Expectations

Featured, Niagara Falls July 21, 2016 at 11:09 am

By Jim Hufnagel Recently the Niagara Falls National Heritage Area reported that its new Discover Niagara shuttle, which functions to remove tourists from downtown Niagara Falls to attractions in Lewiston and Youngstown, including their Center Street and Main Street business districts, respectively, boarded its 10,000th rider over the weekend ofRead More

War Is The Health Of The State:  An Argument For  The Impeachment Of Obama And Hillary

War Is The Health Of The State: An Argument For The Impeachment Of Obama And Hillary

Featured, State and National News July 21, 2016 at 11:00 am

By Jim Ostrowski “War is the health of the state,” said Randolph Bourne.  “War is hell,” said General Sherman.  The war criminal Sherman was an expert in the subjects of hell and war.  When I was twelve, I attended my brother Mike’s graduation from St. Joe’s.  The year was 1970Read More

Carrie Cohen "I try cases" Only she didn't.

Michalek’s Famous Lawyer Paid Well to Take Guilty Plea

Erie County, Featured July 21, 2016 at 8:21 am

Carrie Cohen was a big-time prosecutor with corruption-fighting U. S. Attorney Preet Bharara in the Southern District of New York and before that, with the State Attorney General’s office.  But she left it all behind a few months ago to return to possibly greener financial pastures in private practice withRead More

New York is expanding access to breast cancer screening by requiring hospitals to extend hours for mammograms and eliminating insurance costs for the procedure. Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed the measure into law at a ceremony on Long Island.

Governor Cuomo Says, “No Excuses – Get Your Breast Cancer Screening”

Featured, State and National News July 21, 2016 at 3:53 am

By Renae Kimble Governor Andrew M. Cuomo is now one of the greatest crusaders for breast cancer screening in the nation since the announcement in May 2015 that his longtime partner, Sandra Lee was diagnosed with breast cancer. The governor has initiated a statewide “Get Screened, No Excuses” campaign thatRead More

Despite the nonsensical claims of the Hamister hotel being a signature hotel and catalyst for development, it is merely a smallish, 128 room, few or no amenities  Hyatt Place hotel.
Considering that it was located 300 feet from the entrance of the Niagara Falls State Park some would call it an horrific case of underdevelopment!

Goldman Sachs Bails Out Hamister, Cuomo, Dyster

Featured, Niagara Falls July 14, 2016 at 6:14 pm

Gov. Andrew Cuomo came to Niagara Falls on Tuesday to officially break ground on the long-awaited Hamister hotel project in downtown Niagara Falls and he used the occasion to praise his state development team led locally by Howard Zemsky and Sam Hoyt and paint a rosy picture of the successRead More

Thomas DeSantis says the radioactive waste on North Ave. is safe.

Everything Desantis Said Concerning Radioactive Waste Dump Was Wrong

Featured, Niagara Falls July 14, 2016 at 6:10 pm

  It turns out that nearly everything City Planner Tom DeSantis told the mainstream media last week in connection with a radioactive waste dump on North Avenue was incorrect, and Tuesday he was back peddling in the Niagara Gazette after an investigation by that paper found that the reporting onRead More

Over a half-million dollars’ worth of substandard granite pavers now grace Niagara Falls State Park, courtesy of a suspected bid rigging scheme perpetrated by Gov. Cuomo’s State Parks agency.

Scrutiny Of Alleged Niagara Falls Bid Rigging Needed

Featured, Niagara Falls July 14, 2016 at 6:05 pm

As the sultry summer weather settles in, investigations into alleged corrupt activities of the Cuomo administration are also heating up. Independent probes by both Manhattan-based U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara and New York State Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman, delving deeply into the state’s putrescent pay-to-play political culture, have already revealedRead More

The Cargo Cultists are not any less rational than the Progressives’s Cult of the State...

The Cargo Cult of the State

Featured, State and National News July 14, 2016 at 6:00 pm

Jim Ostrowski We live in perilous times.  We do not know what is going to happen on any given day.  I am pretty good at predicting the future.  After all, before Ferguson, I predicted the rise of civil unrest in America due to racial tensions.  See, Progressivism, pages 17-18.  Alas,Read More

Have you ever seen anything so ugly? Niagara Falls Mayor Paul Dyster is spending $585,000 of your money to build this monstrosity on a traffic island in the city’s tourist district.

Monument To Dyster’s Poor Taste Now Costing New Yorkers $585,000

Featured, Niagara Falls July 14, 2016 at 5:54 pm

Niagara Falls Mayor Paul Dyster may not know much about art, but he knows that he likes to spend other people’s money. Last week it was announced that the sculpture he’s having installed on the traffic island in front of the old Hotel Niagara on Rainbow Boulevard will cost $150,000Read More

The right reverend Andrew Cuomo preaches to the choir about how Niagara Falls will turn around based on a politically dirty deal for a smallish hotel that the taxpayers of New York gifted to the developer.

Subdued Hotel Groundbreaking Has Hamister Making Excuses

Featured, Niagara Falls July 14, 2016 at 5:52 pm

  State and local officials were looking sheepish and Buffalo developer Mark Hamister was spinning excuses at Tuesday’s long delayed groundbreaking for a small, midmarket hotel project that was first announced four years ago. Niagara Falls Mayor Paul Dyster, who has accepted campaign contributions from Hamister, offered up his usualRead More

Buffalo Billion Project In Big Trouble: Investors Pulling Out, Pols Playing CYA

Buffalo Billion Project In Big Trouble: Investors Pulling Out, Pols Playing CYA

Erie County, Featured July 14, 2016 at 5:46 pm

Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s “Buffalo Billion” project, now under investigation by both the U.S. Justice Department and state Attorney General Eric Schniederman, is in major league trouble and the massive project may be derailed by growing nervousness from IBM and other investors over the continuing corruption probes. According to veteran NewRead More

Lawn signs residents are putting up in Niagara Falls
Unfortunately a Department of Public Works truck was seen removing a sign that was installed on a utility pole on 86th Street last Friday around 12:00 p.m. The strange thing is there were other advertising signs on that pole that were not removed. 
There were also two signs removed from two commercial buildings on Buffalo Avenue that same day. These buildings both have a very small area of grass next to them which is probably technically the city right-of-way and probably shouldn’t of been placed there.
But they probably would not have been removed if they said “Start The Reassessments”.

Stop on the Reassessment!

Featured, Niagara Falls July 14, 2016 at 5:37 pm

Just another great reason to live in Niagara Falls. Highest paid taxes and least received services. I do not live downtown, I live in Lasalle. I will have to ask the Mayor how much of an increase I should get based on the boarded up former crack house that isRead More

Captains Delia and Stephen Carrol.

New Salvation Army Leaders Have Strong Ties to Niagara Falls.

Featured, Niagara Falls July 14, 2016 at 5:32 pm

The Salvation Army has appointed Captains Delia and Stephen Carroll as the new commanding officers (ordained ministers) for its Niagara Falls Corps located at 7018 Buffalo Avenue. The Carrolls have been officers in The Salvation Army for 12 years. They have served as The Salvation Army leaders in Staten IslandRead More

Benjamin Franklin said that jury nullification is “better than law, it ought to be law, and will always be law wherever justice prevails.”

Hang the Jury and Nullify Bad Law

Featured July 14, 2016 at 4:57 pm

  As everyone knows, there is often a difference between “the law” and justice. After all laws are made by elected officials under the influence of lobbyists and their desire to enrich themselves, and get reelected. Anyone who thinks the typical congressman, senator, assemblyman or even local councilman is aRead More

Gradually you make it to the front.

Maid Of The Mist A New York Nightmare: Canadian Hornblower Niagara A Class Act

Featured July 7, 2016 at 10:19 pm

We tried, we really did. The Niagara Falls Reporter did everything in its power to improve the experience for tourists and locals alike riding one of the sightseeing boats that operate at the base of the falls. In Ontario, we were successful. Hornblower’s Niagara Cruises now offers state of theRead More

Five proponents will bid for the right to build a new entertainment complex servicing the city’s two casinos.

New Train, Casino Entertainment Complex For Niagara Falls (Ont.)

Featured July 7, 2016 at 10:11 pm

Don’t look now, the Canadians are coming. As the city’s share of slot machine revenue from the Seneca Niagara Casino continues to plummet, and Niagara Falls Mayor Paul Dyster struggles unsuccessfully to get Amtrak, Greyhound, U.S. Customs, the Underground Railroad Heritage Commission or quite literally anyone to rent space inRead More

Michalek Takes A Plea; Pigeon Presumed Innocent, And The Oxymoron Of Government Justice

Featured July 7, 2016 at 10:10 pm

By Jim Ostrowski Buffalo SUDDENLY is all a twitter about judicial corruption.  I have been yelling, screaming, kicking, and litigating about judicial corruption of various kinds since 1977!  Where have all of you concerned citizens been?  I will answer that myself.  AWOL.  You reap what you sew. I am notRead More

Despite the hype and promise of spinoff from a new casino in Niagara Falls, none of it happened. This building literally directly across the street from the Seneca Niagara Casino is one of scores of vacant buildings adjacent to the casino.

STUDY: Niagara Falls Worst City In Country For Retirees: Buffalo, Cheektowaga Close Behind

Featured July 7, 2016 at 10:09 pm

  A new study ranks a world renowned tourist attraction right here at home at the bottom of the list for retirees. The widely reported study, done by Bankrate.com, ranked Niagara Falls as the number one worst city in the entire country to retire. The study looked at nine categories:Read More

Juini Booth will hold a gathering of musicians - all are invited.

Jazz Greats, Juini Booth, Charles Gayle Offer Young Musicians A Chance To Perform At Upcoming Buffalo Gathering

Featured July 7, 2016 at 10:07 pm

By Mike Hudson and Frank Parlato Legendary jazz bassist and Buffalo native Arthur ‘Juini’ Booth will be program director for the Buffalo Institute for Improvised Music and Performance (BIFIMAP), for an event on Tuesday, July 12, starting at 7:30 pm.. Booth will appear with celebrated jazz saxophonist, pianist, professor andRead More

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