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Uncategorized January 21, 2016 at 1:13 am

Political dictionaryEconomic Development – in the normal world economic development is measured by investment of private dollars in relation to businesses opened and jobs created. In Niagara Falls subsidized low income housing, grants to failing businesses and ribbon cuttings at drug treatment facilities pass for economic development. The mayor andRead More

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

Exxon Mobil Under Scrutiny in California following LA Times, Columbia U. report

Uncategorized January 20, 2016 at 8:40 am

California Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris is reviewing what Exxon Mobil knew about global warming and what it told investors, a person close to the investigation said. Prosecutors are trying to determine if the company committed securities fraud or broke environmental laws. The move comes after The Times and Columbia University,Read 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

Kevin Hardwick
...will hear from ECC

Will Politicians Really Fix the Problems at ECC? Time Will Tell

Uncategorized January 19, 2016 at 11:30 pm

So what’s next for Erie Community College now that a state audit has confirmed much of what I’ve written about over the last year about the unauthorized spending and job creation at the public college under the administration of President Jack Quinn? For starters, elected officials like the county executiveRead More

New council members are encouraged to take path toward transparency, efficiency, accountability

New council members are encouraged to take path toward transparency, efficiency, accountability

Uncategorized January 18, 2016 at 12:57 pm

    We have little doubt that as you read this column forces within the administration of Niagara Falls Mayor Paul Dyster are working to influence and enlist the full cooperation of new council members, Ezra Scott and Kenny Tompkins. As political newcomers the two men are potential allies for thoseRead More

Print edition  Jan 7

Print edition Jan 7

Uncategorized January 17, 2016 at 3:02 pm
Keith Raniere, lying in bed, cooking up schemes to destroy his enemies.

CULT OF NXIVM SERIES PART8: THE RELENTLESS PURSUIT OF ENEMIES

NXIVM January 14, 2016 at 9:17 pm

>BY FRANK PARLATO NXIVM leader Keith Raniere made it clear that for NXIVM to thrive, its enemies must be destroyed. Lawsuits and crimi-nal indictments were the weapons of choice. When I worked there, most of the lawyers made it known they despised NXIVM. But they loved the pay. Lawyers areRead More

New surgeries at Niagara Falls Memorial provide relief to patients suffering severe gastric issues

Community News January 13, 2016 at 11:37 pm

NFMMC rapidly becoming Western New York center of excellence for surgical gastric procedures   Kevin Howey of Niagara Falls is a snack food merchandiser who for the past five years couldn’t eat the goods he delivered – or much else, for that matter – because he suffered from a debilitatingRead More

When it comes to “tabloids” size matters

When it comes to “tabloids” size matters

Uncategorized January 13, 2016 at 11:27 pm

Why is everyone reading that damn tabloid?” “How did that tabloid become the go-to news source in this city?” “It’s just a tabloid. Don’t believe a word of it.” We’ve heard it all before but lately we’re hearing it more than ever. While The Reporter has gotten deep under theRead More

Dr. Gil Farkash joins medical staff at Falls Memorial

Dr. Gil Farkash joins medical staff at Falls Memorial

Uncategorized January 13, 2016 at 11:20 pm

Gil M. Farkash, M.D, F.A.C.O.G., has joined the medical staff at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center as a laborist in the Women’s Services Department.   A graduate of the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University of Buffalo, Dr. Farkash serves as chief of obstetrics and gynecologyRead More

Keith Raniere teaches that he is beyond dietary considerations.

CULT OF NXIVM SERIES PART 7: “DON’T CALL ME ‘PAPA'””

NXIVM January 7, 2016 at 9:09 pm

BY FRANK PARLATO Every December more than a billion people celebrate the birth of Christ, a child born of immaculate conception who would change the world – whose true father was said to be God, and whose earthly father was an Israeli carpenter named Joseph. Cult of NXIVM leader KeithRead More

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

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

Escape from New York: High taxes,  regulation result in mass exodus

Escape from New York: High taxes, regulation result in mass exodus

Uncategorized January 6, 2016 at 9:46 pm

  Is Albany fiddling while Rome, Utica, Buffalo and Niagara Falls burn? A report last week by the Empire Center for Public Policy noted that 153,921 more residents moved out of New York than moved in from other states over the 12 months through July 1, new US Census data show.Read 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

Niagara Catholic Chairwoman, Judith Nolan Powell, to Receive Bishop’s medal for the Diocese of Buffalo 

Niagara Catholic Chairwoman, Judith Nolan Powell, to Receive Bishop’s medal for the Diocese of Buffalo 

Uncategorized January 5, 2016 at 5:50 pm

  Niagara Catholic Jr. / Sr. High School is proud to announce that Judith Nolan Powell has been chosen as a recipient to receive the Bishop’s medal for the Diocese of Buffalo.   Judi is a well- known and respected Niagara Falls native with a passion for the city and theRead More

Male bass in northeast experiencing transgender change according to US Geo. survey

Uncategorized January 5, 2016 at 5:28 pm

A recently published US Geological study, where researchers tested bass near 19 wildlife refuges in the Northeast, revealed that 85% of male smallmouth bass surveyed have “characteristics of the opposite sex”—specifically eggs where their testes should be. The same is true of 27 percent of area largemouth bass. Researchers didn’tRead More

Longtime Niagara County Clerk, Jagow Farewell Set for Sunday

Longtime Niagara County Clerk, Jagow Farewell Set for Sunday

Uncategorized January 5, 2016 at 4:37 pm

LOCKPORT—A public reception honoring former Niagara County Clerk Wayne F. Jagow will be held Sunday at the Cornell Cooperative Extension in Lockport, officials in the Niagara County Clerk’s Office said today. The reception, “Reflecting on a Record of Success,” is open to the public. Featuring a cash bar and refreshmentsRead More

Reader: Relative trapped inside NXIVM

Uncategorized January 1, 2016 at 11:44 pm

Another note from a reader: Worried about relative trapped inside NXIVM I have been reading your articles about NXIVM. My —— is one of the NXIVM members and I think she is so brain washed. She doesn’t have the brain capacity to break away…. what will happen to her ifRead More

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