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Midtown arson recalls horrific  Moonglow Hotel fire of 1957

Midtown arson recalls horrific Moonglow Hotel fire of 1957

News January 7, 2016 at 1:06 am

  For some, last weekend’s torching of the Midtown Inn on Niagara Street brought to mind the Moonglow Hotel fire of November 1957. But while the destruction of the troubled Midtown may even be seen as something of a public service, the catastrophic Moonglow fire – which left 18 peopleRead More

Many New York cities pay $95,000 –  or less – for competent city engineer

Many New York cities pay $95,000 – or less – for competent city engineer

News January 5, 2016 at 6:23 pm

  By Mike Hudson Last week, our colleagues at the Niagara Gazette ran a thought provoking and largely sensible editorial calling for the hiring of a city engineer. That is a sensible position. Paying vast sums of money to outside engineering consultants from Buffalo – as Niagara Falls Mayor PaulRead More

This just in: Hamister to break ground. Maybe. Possibly. Or maybe not.

This just in: Hamister to break ground. Maybe. Possibly. Or maybe not.

News December 31, 2015 at 8:35 pm

The Reporter, in its December 30 print edition, stuck the proverbial fork in the hind end of the Hamister hotel project as we called it “deader than dead.” The very next day council chairman Andrew Touma appeared on the Vince Anello radio show to say, during his one hour visit,Read 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

The Eyes Have it as the Reporter Launches Dyster Watch 2016

The Eyes Have it as the Reporter Launches Dyster Watch 2016

News December 29, 2015 at 5:00 pm

We’re looking, we’re listening, we’re paying attention. The Reporter is watching the moves of Mayor Dyster as his re-election fades in the rear view mirror and the post-election city hall gears get greased with quid pro deals that were made pre-election. The mayor cobbled together a clumsy but ultimately effectiveRead More

   DiPizio Construction Co. Wins Major Appellate Court Ruling on Canalside Suit

   DiPizio Construction Co. Wins Major Appellate Court Ruling on Canalside Suit

News, Erie County December 29, 2015 at 4:42 pm

  The local construction company suing the state over its termination as the Canalside contractor in July of 2013 has won a major victory in the Appellate Division of State Supreme Court. In a unanimous ruling handed down last week, the court reinstated DiPizio Construction’s claim that the president ofRead More

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