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President-elect Trump to select next US Attorney

News December 1, 2016 at 6:34 am

Now that Donald Trump has been elected president his administration will select the next US Attorney for the Western District of New York. A few names have emerged. Sources say a decision has not been made. First, to dispel a rumor – former New York State Attorney General and formerRead More

The new Niagara Falls International Train Station and Intermodal Transportation Center may have as many as 150 passengers per day, if City Planner Tom DeSantis projection of 50,000 passengers a year comes true.

New Train Station Will Open Tuesday

News December 1, 2016 at 12:02 am

It appears that the long-awaited opening of the $43 million Niagara Falls train station on Depot Ave. West will take place on Tuesday, according to an email advisory from Amtrak sent out late Wednesday afternoon. The email from Amtrak’s Craig Schulz said “the new station incorporates a waiting room, restrooms,Read More

Was Parlato Case a ‘Ham Sandwich’ Indictment?

Was Parlato Case a ‘Ham Sandwich’ Indictment?

News, Parlato Vs. US Govt. November 26, 2016 at 3:48 pm

  As former New York State Chief Judge Sol Wachtler once said, “a grand jury would indict a ham sandwich, if that’s what you wanted.” In other words, prosecutors can convince a grand jury that a crime has been committed, if that’s what they wanted, even if the evidence isRead More

Fromer AUSA Anthony Bruce had an unsigned contract that he may have pretended before the grand jury was an executed contract. This may be prosecutorial misconduct. Frank Parlato was indicted with the Bronfmans being named as victims apparently based on a bogus contract which AUSA Bruce knew was bogus.

Parlato believes in full transparency; That includes on the prosecution side

Bruce, News, Parlato Vs. US Govt. November 25, 2016 at 7:44 pm

  The Niagara Falls Reporter has taken a lot of space this week to examine the case against Frank Parlato. We believe it is warranted not only because Parlato is the publisher and editor in chief of this newspaper and his credibility reflects on the credibility of this publication, butRead More

According to the Buffalo News, former Federal Magistrate Judge Carol Heckman wrote to AUSA Bruce that she "uncovered new evidence that exonerates Parlato. In subsequent letters, she said the evidence would prove that neither Reger nor the Bronfmans were victimized by her client."

Defense Team Tried to Demonstrate Parlato’s Innocence; were told they had orders to Indict

News, Parlato Vs. US Govt. November 25, 2016 at 12:26 pm

It might be informative to readers to get a peek inside the US Attorney’s investigation and prosecution of an American citizen. The Parlato case might be a good example of how the office works.      While trying to show the US Attorney’s office, then under William Hochul, that indictingRead More

Vindicated, Carl Paladino was the Precursor of Donald Trump

Vindicated, Carl Paladino was the Precursor of Donald Trump

News November 17, 2016 at 6:42 am

When Carl Paladino lost to Andrew Cuomo, 61% to 34% in the New York State race for governor in 2010, one of the most liberal nanny states in America ejected him handily, robustly. They didn’t like his brash, self-help, be strong on your own – without dependence on government message.Read More

James McGinnis...cancer patient victim of insurance dispute between Independent Health and his care provider, CCS Oncology.

CCS Cancer Patients Deeply Stressed as Loss of Coverage Looms

News November 17, 2016 at 2:38 am

As we reported last week, more than 500 cancer patients throughout Western New York are facing the loss of their medical insurance coverage from Independent Health if they stay with their current care provider, CCS Oncology, after Jan. 1, the date when CCS oncologists are slated to be dropped fromRead More

John Ceretto explained his decision to switch political affiliations: "I first got involved in public service to help our neighbors and have always put people ahead of politics, and that won’t change," he said in the statement.

Goodbye John Ceretto

News November 10, 2016 at 8:01 pm

Lame Duck NYS Assemblyman John D. Ceretto made an unfortunate mistake last year. He listened to Gov. Andrew Cuomo who persuaded him to switch from the Republican party to the Democrats and now he’s out of a job. The Democrat Ceretto was defeated this week by a Republican who almostRead More

City Finally Lands Amtrak for Train Station

City Finally Lands Amtrak for Train Station

News November 10, 2016 at 5:48 am

The city of Niagara Falls held an open house for its new two-story, $43 million train station on Depot Ave. last July, but it did so without a signed lease in hand with Amtrak, the expected major tenant, and the administration of Mayor Paul Dyster has been saying for theRead More

Dr. Won Sam Yi with Heather Slocum
...CCS Oncology CEO says cancer care provider being dropped by Independent Health.

CCS Oncology to Challenge Independent Health Over Decision to Drop WNY Provider From Network

News November 10, 2016 at 5:29 am

CCS Oncology, the region’s second largest oncology group with offices throughout Western New York, including Niagara Falls, will be going to State Supreme Court in a matter of days in an attempt to stop Independent Health from dropping insurance coverage for more than 500 of its cancer patients, effective Jan.Read More

CERETTO AGAIN BREAKS CAMPAIGN FINANCE LAWS

CERETTO AGAIN BREAKS CAMPAIGN FINANCE LAWS

News November 3, 2016 at 8:06 pm

Campaign breaks 24-hour notice disclosure laws Assembly candidate Angelo Morinello today filed a complaint with the State Board of Elections demanding John Ceretto comply with the law and tell voters who gave him $320,000 for his latest television advertising buy. On Tuesday, Ceretto purchased $320,000 in television advertisements for theRead More

Update on the State of the art “Welcome Center”

Update on the State of the art “Welcome Center”

News November 3, 2016 at 12:58 am

Grand Island has been selected as the location for a planned NEW state of the art “Welcome Center” that will be located just off the thruway.  According to Grand Island Supervisor Nate McMurray. the welcome center will not be a tourist trap or merely a rest stop. It will purportedly featureRead More

Matteo Anello Happy Suit Finally Settled

Matteo Anello Happy Suit Finally Settled

News November 3, 2016 at 12:04 am

“I’m happy it is settled, it has been quite a stretch,” said Matteo Anello on Wednesday, the day after the Niagara Falls City Council voted unanimously to settle his federal free-speech lawsuit dating back nine years for $156,414.25 with $40,469 going to Anello and the rest to his attorneys inRead More

Super dunce Ethan Evans is arrested after being filmed attacking NEW 4 reporter and photographer.

Art Alley is Scene of Super Stupid Criminal

News October 27, 2016 at 5:43 am

A public art display of some 19 murals on exterior walls of buildings on an alley between the 400 block of Third Street and Ferry Avenue has been renamed “Art Alley”. As an unfortunate coincidence of the unveiling of this new and artistic alley – and in keeping with Niagara Falls’Read More

Feisty Lady Caught Driving Drunk But Bottomless, Becomes Butt of Cruel Jokes

Feisty Lady Caught Driving Drunk But Bottomless, Becomes Butt of Cruel Jokes

News October 27, 2016 at 5:35 am

NIAGARA FALLS – People can be cruel. No sooner had a story appeared in the Buffalo News about how Niagara Falls Police pulled over a lady driver Saturday night only to find her not only drunk but naked from the waist down, did people start making not so nice cracks aboutRead More

Maziarz May Not Be Out of the Woods Just Yet, as Probe Heats Up

Maziarz May Not Be Out of the Woods Just Yet, as Probe Heats Up

News October 21, 2016 at 10:16 am

Is  former State Senator George Maziarz out of the woods nearly two years after he left office under the cloud of a federal investigation?  While Maziarz left office denying he was being chased out, it appears the investigation into Maziarz’s campaign account is now in the hands of the StateRead More

This simple CO2 fire extinguisher can take the place of a gun in subduing a dog on a police raid.

Niagara Falls Police Praised, as Buffalo Police Spark outrage over killing of dogs

News October 20, 2016 at 2:13 am

Buffalo Police urged to use fire extinguishers like Niagara Falls does to save, not kill, dogs in raids In the past few weeks THe Niagara Falls Reporter and its sister publication Artvoice have published a series of stories about how police killed pit bulls in paramilitary drug raids that yieldedRead More

The End of our beautiful Ash Trees?

The End of our beautiful Ash Trees?

News October 20, 2016 at 1:17 am

By Jared Porter The city of Niagara Falls needs to act now to combat the invasive Emerald Ash Borer beetle. The beetles only attack ash trees about 6″ in diameter or more. Therefore, cutting down infected trees before they die allows them to send up new growth that won’t beRead More

US Attorney William Hochul

Hochul to Delaware North? Stay Tuned

News October 20, 2016 at 12:43 am

When William Hochul Jr. announced earlier this month that he was resigning as U. S. Attorney for the Western District of New York effective Oct. 28 after serving as the top federal prosecutor in the 17-county area since 2010, it caught many local attorneys and others by surprise. The announcementRead More

Look Good Feel Better® Program Helps Women Overcome Side Effects of Cancer Treatment

Look Good Feel Better® Program Helps Women Overcome Side Effects of Cancer Treatment

News October 6, 2016 at 4:55 pm

Look Good Feel Better®, a free national public service program for women who are undergoing cancer treatment, will be offered to female cancer patients on Monday, Oct. 17 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the HSBC Community Room at The Heart Center of Niagara, 571 10th St. Offered through aRead More

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