Niagara Falls

Was City’s sale of Chilton Ave house transparent? Don’t bid on it!

Niagara Falls, News January 21, 2016 at 12:38 am

  There’s a mystery brewing on historic Chilton Avenue and several community activists have expressed interest in getting to the bottom of the puzzle’s particulars at the January 13 Planning Board meeting. The city, under the guidance of Seth Piccirillo, director of Mayor Paul Dyster’s Community Development Department, sold 631Read More

Anello questions the Dyster administration; is he getting stonewalled for his efforts?

Anello questions the Dyster administration; is he getting stonewalled for his efforts?

Niagara Falls, News January 20, 2016 at 1:39 am

Vince Anello is a former Niagara Falls mayor and a current radio talk show host. He is also, by the nature of his time as mayor and councilman, a consummate student of municipal government. And for that reason he has  become persona non grata with the Dyster administration. On hisRead More

Midtown Inn, mecca for prostitutes,  sex offenders, torched by arsonist

Midtown Inn, mecca for prostitutes, sex offenders, torched by arsonist

Niagara Falls January 7, 2016 at 12:57 am

    The Midtown Inn. For many residents on the city’s Southeast side, the ramshackle rooming house held a terror that would rival that of the Bates Motel, featured in Alfred Hitchcock’s classic 1963 tale of terror, “Phycho.” The inn was a target of controversy in 2009 when the New YorkRead More

City Taxpayers Footing Bill for Scores of $100,000 Salaries Here

City Taxpayers Footing Bill for Scores of $100,000 Salaries Here

Niagara Falls, News December 31, 2015 at 11:50 am

  One hundred thousand dollars. It’s a lot of money anywhere, but in a place like Niagara Falls, where money’s tight and jobs are scarce, it can be considered a fortune. In a city where the per capita income for all residents is just $20,327 and the average household scrapesRead More

Train Station and Wallenda – same old, same old

Train Station and Wallenda – same old, same old

Niagara Falls January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

Train station The Niagara Falls Reporter has been pointing out for the past four years that the train station has yet to find an operating budget. The Reporter also wrote not too long ago that the residents should look for US Sen. Charles Schumer to come to the rescue withRead More

Tompkins explains position on ending council health insurance and his decision to accept health insurance

Tompkins explains position on ending council health insurance and his decision to accept health insurance

Niagara Falls January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

By Ken Tompkins During my campaign, I focused on ways in which to reduce the city’s financial footprint and save tax payers’ money. One way was to reduce or eliminate the health care benefits and insurance opt-out payments for part-time elected officials and part-time political appointees (like the civil serviceRead More

Websites ranks Niagara Falls third worst– but that’s their opinion

Websites ranks Niagara Falls third worst– but that’s their opinion

Niagara Falls January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

These days every other website is doing rankings. And website ranking opinions are like certain anatomical parts – everybody has one or two of them. So this website called Road Snacks decides to rank cities in New York State and using their yardstick – Niagara Falls is the third worstRead More

Grandinetti defends her mayor by targeting “disloyal, disruptive, unproductive” employees for removal

Grandinetti defends her mayor by targeting “disloyal, disruptive, unproductive” employees for removal

Uncategorized January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

Goodness gracious what was councilwoman Kristen Grandinetti thinking as she put pen to paper, or cursor to screen, to write her Gazette January http://southbuffalonews.comhttp://southbuffalonews.com, guest view titled, “The resumes are in”? The column heartily defended Mayor Dyster’s pre-Christmas call for a review of department head resumes. Dyster’s demand for hisRead More

Dyster, City Council pleased with “Public Art”                   Especially when it’s at “Public Expense”

Dyster, City Council pleased with “Public Art”                   Especially when it’s at “Public Expense”

Uncategorized January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

One-time Speaker of the House Tip O’Neill had a favorite saying when he had to accede anything of legislative significance to the Reagan administration, which was not infrequently, given the political skills of “the Gipper”.   “You know,” O’Neill would say, “the Irish gave the Scottish the bagpipes as a joke,Read More

Obama, Cuomo, Dyster join forces  to make transparency more blurry   

Obama, Cuomo, Dyster join forces to make transparency more blurry  

Niagara Falls January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

  Aside from the fact that they all happen to be Democrats, President Barack Obama, Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Paul Dyster all have another trait in common – The belief that they can punish members of the press and the news organizations they work for by freezing them out,Read More

In Niagara Falls, home of big government  the rich get richer while the poor get poorer

In Niagara Falls, home of big government the rich get richer while the poor get poorer

Uncategorized January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    Bad luck comes in threes, they say, and for residents of Niagara Falls this cliché has been visited with a vengeance. The perennially cash strapped city has both the highest crime rate and the highest taxes per capita of any municipality in New York State, and is runRead More

Dyster’s concern over global warming is just more political hot air

Dyster’s concern over global warming is just more political hot air

Uncategorized November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

  By Anna Howard The Niagara Gazette recently wrote an editorial that was cautiously critical of Mayor Dyster. The editorial questioned the mayor’s actions in taking the time to support the international fight against global warming. While a global warming summit took place in Paris last week the mayor andRead More

Is David Jaros actually Dyster’s  ‘de-facto’ city engineer?

Is David Jaros actually Dyster’s ‘de-facto’ city engineer?

Uncategorized November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

  Is the real reason why Niagara Falls has gone without a city engineer for 53 of the 96 months that Paul Dyster has served as mayor because he already has one? David Jaros, formerly of Li-Ro Engineers and now of Clark Patterson Lee has managed to get most ofRead More

Is Poverty Industry Part of a True Growth Plan

Niagara Falls, Niagara County November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

While city hall top salaries have risen more than 35 per cent and casino cash was abused and the Dyster administration has ridden roughshod over residents and wasted taxpayer dollars a Poverty Development Plan has gone ahead full speed under the guise of economic development. Niagara Falls Mayor Paul DysterRead More

Fatal Knifing on Ontario St. in Falls Today; Knife plunged into heart of victim

Fatal Knifing on Ontario St. in Falls Today; Knife plunged into heart of victim

Uncategorized November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

On http://southbuffalonews.com2/26 at  http://southbuffalonews.com:30 a.m. Niagara Falls Police Officers responded to 947 Ontario Ave. for a man stabbed. Despite an officer being a block away, arriving in seconds and performing CPR on the victim; he succumbed to his wound. 26 year old Niagara Falls resident, Troy Haslip died of aRead More

Setting the Record Straight On Parlato Indictment

Setting the Record Straight On Parlato Indictment

Niagara Falls November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

   Recently, a local newspaper in Niagara Falls published a year-end story that highlighted the federal indictment of businessman and newspaper publisher Frank Parlato, Jr., basically rewriting the indictment without any response from Mr. Parlato.  I feel it is necessary to respond to that story and to the public inRead More

Niagara Falls 7-http://southbuffalonews.comhttp://southbuffalonews.com Robbery Arrest Made By US Marshals

Niagara Falls 7-http://southbuffalonews.comhttp://southbuffalonews.com Robbery Arrest Made By US Marshals

Uncategorized November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Crime doesn’t pay. At least not for too long. On January 6th at 3:00 a.m. the 7/http://southbuffalonews.comhttp://southbuffalonews.com, located at 23http://southbuffalonews.com0 Hyde Park Blvd, was robbed. Two suspects, one male and one female entered the store with the female staying near the door to watch for customers. The male walked toRead More

Mayor Paul Dyster sent a letter to department heads and nonunion city employees seeking their resumes. This has led to speculation that the mayor may be choosing to replace some employees not protected by civil service.

Dyster’s Letter to Top City Employees Touches Off Fear And Paranoia For The Holidays

Niagara Falls November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Niagara Falls Mayor Paul Dyster sent a chilling letter to all of his department heads and select appointees this Monday and Tuesday thanking the city employees for their service, and advising them that if they want to potentially keep their jobs, to put it a letter of intent along withRead More

Sal Maglie Stadium playing field.

Sal Maglie Stadium ‘Management’ Up for Bids – Said not to be a ‘cash-cow” like  Ice Pavilion!?!?

Uncategorized November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

  The City of Niagara Falls Division of Purchasing issued a Request for Proposals for a “License to Operate and Manage Sal Maglie Stadium.” The successful proposer will have exclusive rights to sell food, alcohol and other beverages at the 2500 seat capacity stadium located in Hyde Park in theRead More

Goat Island becoming one big Parking lot 

Goat Island becoming one big Parking lot 

Uncategorized November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Goat Island becoming one big Parking lot             Local politicians fiddle as City further deteriorates   While 20http://southbuffalonews.com5 was a tough year for the newspaper business, the Niagara Falls Reporter came through with flying colors.   Bucking the trend, it was a banner year forRead More

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