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Richard Palladino (left), business manager of Local 91, has never been shy about criticizing either his own union’s past practices or the hiring practices of companies who take New York State taxpayer subsidies to develop businesses than hire out of state, low wage, non union workers. “I want local workers - people who live in Western New York to work on all projects locally that involve taxpayer subsidies,” he said.
Richard Palladino (left), business manager of Local 91, has never been shy about criticizing either his own union’s past practices or the hiring practices of companies who take New York State taxpayer subsidies to develop businesses than hire out of state, low wage, non union workers. “I want local workers - people who live in Western New York to work on all projects locally that involve taxpayer subsidies,” he said.

Unopposed, Palladino Wins Reelection As Laborers Local 91 Business Manager

News, Featured May 26, 2016 at 10:02 am

by Mike Hudson Six years ago, Dick Palladino ran to become business manager of Laborers Local 91 here based on a single premise – to clean up the once troubled union, and rid it of the last vestiges of the corrupt element that once controlled it for as long asRead More

Community Memorial Day Parade Begins at 10 a. m. Saturday

Community Memorial Day Parade Begins at 10 a. m. Saturday

News, Featured May 26, 2016 at 9:59 am

by Tony Farina Thanks to the tireless efforts of Niagara Falls Councilmen Kenny Tompkins and Ezra Scott Jr., the Niagara Falls Memorial Day Parade will launch the holiday weekend on Saturday starting at 10 a.m. at City Market and continue down Pine Avenue, eventually concluding at the Niagara Falls VeteransRead More

Seat belt road blocks coming to a street near you.
Seat belt road blocks coming to a street near you.

Nanny State ‘Click It Or Ticket’ Campaign In Effect; ‘Godvernment’ Law Will Harass Motorists

News, Featured May 26, 2016 at 9:52 am

by Frank Parlato Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard, once again, is reminding motorists that the nanny state ‘Click It or Ticket’ revenue generator will be in effect between May 23 to June 5, just ahead of one of the busiest travel weekends of the year. The county sheriff’s departmentRead More

LEGAL CORNER: Victims Of Domestic Violence Have Many Options

LEGAL CORNER: Victims Of Domestic Violence Have Many Options

News May 26, 2016 at 9:45 am

by Nick Pelosino The State of New York defines domestic violence (DV) as: A pattern of coercive tactics, which can include physical, psychological, sexual, economic and emotional abuse, perpetrated by one person against an adult intimate partner, with the goal of establishing and maintaining power and control over the victim.Read More

Print Edition 5.19.16

Print Edition 5.19.16

News, Print Version May 19, 2016 at 10:18 am
Before, during and after Isaiah 61 tackled the renovation of a home on Centre Ave. Failure to put proper support beams in the attic of this home caused it to collapse.
Before, during and after Isaiah 61 tackled the renovation of a home on Centre Ave. Failure to put proper support beams in the attic of this home caused it to collapse.

Dyster, Piccirillo Misspent Federal Funds On Isaiah 61; Still Call Program A Success

News, Featured May 19, 2016 at 10:05 am

by Mike Hudson Results of an audit released this week by the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development were sharply critical of the city’s much vaunted and insanely expensive relationship with the Isaiah 61 organization, backing up much of the Niagara Falls Reporter’s coverage of the situation during theRead More

After two terms Mayor Paul Dyster wants to move in a different direction: More spending.
After two terms Mayor Paul Dyster wants to move in a different direction: More spending.

Dyster Throws Baby Out With Bathwater; Fires Maria Brown As Well As Donna Owens

News, Featured May 19, 2016 at 10:01 am

by Mike Hudson Last week, the Niagara Falls Reporter predicted that City Administrator Donna Owens was going to be given the axe by Mayor Paul Dyster. This week, Dyster showed up at City Hall, axe in hand and let her have it. He also announced that, if the council approves,Read More

Artist conception: NTCC CEO John Percy rides high as he hopes to close down or tax the poor people of Niagara Falls who try to make a few bucks renting rooms to tourists in the highest taxed city in the highest taxed state in the USA.
Artist conception: NTCC CEO John Percy rides high as he hopes to close down or tax the poor people of Niagara Falls who try to make a few bucks renting rooms to tourists in the highest taxed city in the highest taxed state in the USA.

Percy Leads Charge Against Taxpayers Renting Tourist Rooms In Private Homes

News, Featured May 19, 2016 at 9:57 am

by Mike Hudson High-priced hotel rooms are what John Percy’s all about. The globe-trotting Percy, CEO of the Niagara Tourism and Convention Corp., typically spends your money — sent to him by Niagara Falls Mayor Paul Dyster — on five-star accommodations when he visits London, Delhi, Mumbai, Prague, Berlin, Geneva, MilanRead More

What’s in a name? Arby’s on Niagara Falls Boulevard in Niagara Falls advertises Arby’s newest sandwich creation, the “Loaded Italian”.
While it is no doubt a delicious and nourishing sandwich, if the nationality for the sandwich was a little different, the result might be a sh-t storm of boycott and protest not a line up of customers for this mouthwatering delight.
What’s in a name? Arby’s on Niagara Falls Boulevard in Niagara Falls advertises Arby’s newest sandwich creation, the “Loaded Italian”. While it is no doubt a delicious and nourishing sandwich, if the nationality for the sandwich was a little different, the result might be a sh-t storm of boycott and protest not a line up of customers for this mouthwatering delight.

Arby’s Loaded Italian?

News May 19, 2016 at 9:56 am

Arby’s has introduced a new sandwich dubbed The Loaded Italian.  The subtle mafia implication aside, is this use of a peoplehood to describe food appropriate? Or is it a misappropriation of a culture motivated by commercial gain?  Sure, reasonable minds can disagree. But substitute the word Italian with Jew, Black,Read More

Grand Island Supervisor Nathan McMurray represents a sea change in the political will of the leadership of Grand Island. Unlike his predecessors, he wants the tolls removed. “Mr. Cuomo, tear down these tolls!” McMurray said at a rally attended by activist Rus Thompson.
Grand Island Supervisor Nathan McMurray represents a sea change in the political will of the leadership of Grand Island. Unlike his predecessors, he wants the tolls removed. “Mr. Cuomo, tear down these tolls!” McMurray said at a rally attended by activist Rus Thompson.

Money Grab At Bridges Hurting WNY Says Grand Island Supervisor McMurray, Activist Thompson Toll Removal Effort Reignited, Regional Support Needed!

News, Featured May 19, 2016 at 9:54 am

by Joseph Kissel Where’s the money going? That’s the question newly elected Grand Island Supervisor Nate McMurray wants to know regarding the tolls that have been collected at the bridges since 1929. “This is an old fight,” McMurray said. As such, the veteran warrior of the remove-the-tolls effort, Rus Thompson,Read More

Computerized rendering of proposed city owned - taxpayer funded Tony Hawks skatepark at Hyde Park next to Sal Maglie Stadium.
Computerized rendering of proposed city owned - taxpayer funded Tony Hawks skatepark at Hyde Park next to Sal Maglie Stadium.

Skaters, Neighbors Find Own Reasons For Thinking Skate Parks Just Uncool

News, Featured May 19, 2016 at 9:50 am

by Mike Hudson HOLLYWOOD – How cool are skateparks? With a population of 3.9 million, Los Angeles, the birthplace of skateboarding, has just 13 citywide. And complaints from the neighbors combined with apathy and rejection on the part of the skaters themselves make it unlikely that more will open anytime soon.Read More

Here’s a picture of skateboard millionaire Tony Hawk risking death for the edification of what looks to be a couple thousand people in the audience on a beach in Southern California. He likes Niagara Falls, because the yokels who run the city government here are even stupider than their counterparts in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin! They bought his skatepark pitch hook, line and sinker, and now he is considering introducing Niagara Falls Mayor Paul Dyster to the wonders of the Hula Hoop.
Here’s a picture of skateboard millionaire Tony Hawk risking death for the edification of what looks to be a couple thousand people in the audience on a beach in Southern California. He likes Niagara Falls, because the yokels who run the city government here are even stupider than their counterparts in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin! They bought his skatepark pitch hook, line and sinker, and now he is considering introducing Niagara Falls Mayor Paul Dyster to the wonders of the Hula Hoop.

Niagara Falls Skatepark To Benefit Taxpayers Out West In California

News, Featured May 19, 2016 at 9:47 am

by Mike Hudson HOLLYWOOD — It’s a nice little angle. And one that’s pulled in the rubes from hundreds of small towns all across America. Most recently it snagged Niagara Falls Mayor Paul Dyster and his Director of Community Development Seth Piccirillo. Tony “The Birdman” Hawk made his bones asRead More

Attorney Joel Daniels left. Dr. Eugene Gosy right
Attorney Joel Daniels left. Dr. Eugene Gosy right

Dr. Gosy Was ‘Last Best Hope,’ Says Daniels

News, Featured May 19, 2016 at 9:43 am

by Tony Farina Dr. [Eugene] Gosy was “the last best hope for patients suffering from chronic pain,” said Joel Daniels this week in describing the difficulties many patients have had finding help since the Williamsville pain treatment center operated by Dr. Gosy was shut down after the doctor’s federal indictment lastRead More

Dr. Scapegoat, I Presume? Gosy Indictment Signals Feds Expanding War on Drugs, Freedom

Dr. Scapegoat, I Presume? Gosy Indictment Signals Feds Expanding War on Drugs, Freedom

News, Featured May 19, 2016 at 9:41 am

by Jim Ostrowski The war on human beings who use, sell or possess drugs (private property), is, from the perspective of reason or morality, dead. Yet, it survives in political backwaters such as Buffalo and in the intellectual backwater of progressivism. The drug war is the classic progressive policy failure.Read More

Wheatfield Sewer Sludge Ban Upheld; Could Be Model For Rest Of The State

News May 19, 2016 at 9:39 am

by Joseph Kissel It took 10 months, but Supreme Court Justice Frank Caruso’s decision to uphold Wheatfield’s ban on fertilizer made with sewer sludge could prompt other laws like it across the state. “Many other municipalities would like to pass similar laws but they’ve been sitting on their hands,” said WheatfieldRead More

An Equate lagoon. Anyone care for a swim?
An Equate lagoon. Anyone care for a swim?

A Primer on Quasar’s Equate

News, Featured May 19, 2016 at 9:37 am

by Frank Parlato ‘Equate,’ the brown, blackish, mulch-like product – with a piquant taste and curious smell – is made up of about 60 percent human excrement, mixed with other undissolved solids that once went happily down the drain after leaving someone’s toilet. Brought to you by Quasar, a Cleveland, Ohio-basedRead More

Are politics behind the prosecution of Rus Thompson for five felonies for voter fraud? He only voted once in Grand Island but was allegedly living in .Niagara Falls at the time.
Are politics behind the prosecution of Rus Thompson for five felonies for voter fraud? He only voted once in Grand Island but was allegedly living in .Niagara Falls at the time.

Politics Behind Rus Thompson’s Voter-Fraud Charge, Says Wife Julianne

News, Featured May 19, 2016 at 9:32 am

by Joseph Kissel Rus Thompson says he can’t talk about it, but as he said during his Sunday “remove the tolls” address at Fisherman’s Park in Grand Island, anybody else can. Thompson was recently charged with five felony counts of voter fraud when he filed an affidavit ballot to voteRead More

Ask the Judge

Ask the Judge

News May 19, 2016 at 9:30 am

JUDGE FRANK R. BAYGER Are billboard lawyers fishing for big injuries with big insurance coverage only? Dear Judge Bayger; I want to thank you for providing a forum where people who have concerns can get their questions answered. My car was recently hit by a car driven by a collegeRead More

Remember I Wrote Recently; “Obama – Be Alert For Outrageous Executive Orders!”?

Remember I Wrote Recently; “Obama – Be Alert For Outrageous Executive Orders!”?

News, Featured May 19, 2016 at 9:28 am

Well here we go…He “Directed” (not an Executive Order yet, but close!) schools to allow transgenders to use whatever bathroom they feel comfortable using! North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory signed NC House Bill 2 requiring citizens to use facilities that correspond to their biological sex then Obama’s DOJ sued NorthRead More

Print Edition 5.12.16

Print Edition 5.12.16

News, Print Version May 12, 2016 at 1:07 pm

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