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Reader unhappy with article on sex offenders

Reader unhappy with article on sex offenders

Columns November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

  A reader wrote in response to Mike Hudson’s article “Sex offenders drive down property values quality of life’. Dear Editor: I read the article you recently published and was struck by its inflammatory language, poor word choice, inaccurate assessments, and its overall fear-mongering tone. You ought to be ashamedRead More

FACTS WOMEN NEED TO KNOW IN THE BATTLE AGAINST CERVICAL CANCER

FACTS WOMEN NEED TO KNOW IN THE BATTLE AGAINST CERVICAL CANCER

Columns November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Renae Kimble, Program Coordinator Cancer Services Program of Niagara County An affiliate of Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center           January is designated as Cervical Cancer Awareness month, which gives us the opportunity to raise awareness about how women can be proactive and protect themselves from the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) disease andRead More

He (She) who gets the council chair holds the power and the glory, and here’s why

He (She) who gets the council chair holds the power and the glory, and here’s why

Uncategorized November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Anna Howard Niagara Falls – Since the Niagara Falls Reporter has gone on record in support of Kristen Grandinetti being elected council chairwoman we’ve been asked any number of times, “exactly what does a chairperson do that makes the position such a big deal?” Few people are aware ofRead More

Shmuel "Sam" Shmueli, a notable conman.

Shmuel Shmueli Says We Lie

Shmueli November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

This week the extraordinary conman Shmuel Shmueli contacted this publication to inform us that we told “lies” about him and “distorted” and “manipulated facts in amazing ways”. He was referring to our ongoing series on what has been his alleged serial stiffing, if not defrauding, of myself and a hostRead More

Bronfman, Raniere Need Investigating Themselves

Bronfman, Raniere Need Investigating Themselves

NXIVM November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Hacking into people’s emails, phone records, bank accounts, bribing Mexican judges and politicians, massive tax evasion, secreting $http://southbuffalonews.com0 million into the US in cash from Mexico, bringing illegal aliens across the border at Niagara Falls, then imprisoning them, allegations from victims of statutory rape, at least two suicides, engaging inRead More

GLenn Choolokian may have been the game changer, but he had the right to play the game.

Choolokian Had the Right to Try to Win

Uncategorized November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Niagara Falls – There is a canard around this city that Glenn Choolokian is to blame for Mayor Paul Dyster’s reelection. Choolokian’s http://southbuffalonews.com300 plus “write in” votes were more than the difference between Dyster and his main challenger, John Accardo, who were separated by about 700 votes. People say that, had itRead More

The taxpayer subsidized housing in Beloved Community cost about $300,000 per unit to develop. This shows that the poverty industry can be very lucrative for builders and developers.

Housing Authority a Key Player in Commodification of Human Services

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

Perhaps no agency has benefitted more from the commodification of poverty in Niagara Falls in recent years than the city’s Housing Authority. Created in http://southbuffalonews.com942 to provide housing for soldiers, sailors, Marines and others involved in the war effort, the agency has evolved through the years to provide not onlyRead More

Maria Brown is the city's longtime controller. She is responsible for overseeing the city's finances and serves at the will of the mayor and the council. 
If the position were elected, as it is in many cities, the office would be independent of the political whims of spendthrift officials. An elected controller cannot propose to spend money but can oppose the spending on the grounds that it is irresponsible.
An appointed controller has to be concerned about calling out her bosses - the mayor and council - on being wasteful.
In the highest taxed city in the highest taxed state, it makes sense to have an independent, elected controller who can fearlessly put the brakes on the spending that has hit this city like a plague.

Reporter’s Call For An Elected City Controller Meets With Rousing Support

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

  The Reporter has written any number of articles in the past calling for changes in city government, but never – never – have we received such an immediate and supportive response as our column last week where we called for the city controller position to be made an electedRead More

DA Candidate John Flynn                        ...celebrates Irish roots

Flaherty, Flynn Set To Square Off In Democratic Primary For DA

Uncategorized November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

A spirited Democratic primary fight for the office of Erie County district attorney is now taking shape although it won’t be acting DA Mike Flaherty against headquarters’ favorite Tim Franczyk who shocked political observers last month when he announced he wouldn’t leave the County Court bench to run for DA,Read More

Update on ‘Billy’ Case; Suspect, Pringle, flees out back door; community asked to contact police if Pringle is spotted

Update on ‘Billy’ Case; Suspect, Pringle, flees out back door; community asked to contact police if Pringle is spotted

Uncategorized November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

  It was back in mid-December that Niagara Falls police were “inundated with calls” and requests for interviews regarding the case of a Niagara Falls man who was being intimidated and slapped on video which was made public on the internet. According to Niagara Falls Police Department Chief of Detectives Kelly Rizzo,Read More

Two Methadone Clinics to Address Rising Problem of Heroin Addiction

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

“When one door closes, another door opens,” Alexander Graham Bell once famously said and, when it comes to the problem of drug addiction in Niagara Falls, his words ring true today. When the elderly Dr. Pravin Mehta was arrested at his Pine Avenue office by a combined task force ofRead More

Sex Offenders Drive Down Property Values, Quality of Life

Sex Offenders Drive Down Property Values, Quality of Life

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

One of the most highly publicized aspects of the city’s turn toward the poverty industry has been the open armed embrace given to registered sex offenders here. According to the authoritative website Homefacts.com, there are http://southbuffalonews.com64 registered sex offenders living in the city of Niagara Falls this week, well overRead More

What is the future of Pine Ave.?

Poverty Industry Provides Growth Sector For Struggling Falls Economy

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

The city of Niagara Falls is home to one of the natural wonders of the world, the mighty cataracts that bring 8 million tourists into the city each year. The Falls also benefits from the local share of slot machine revenue generated at the Seneca Niagara Casino. In recent years,Read More

Hard Ball Questions We Would Ask Dyster If He Appeared On Our Talk Show

Hard Ball Questions We Would Ask Dyster If He Appeared On Our Talk Show

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

Niagara Falls Mayor Paul A. Dyster appeared on the Tom Darro radio show Wednesday December http://southbuffalonews.com6, and while both he and the host spoke for one hour, little was learned as to how the mayor intends to handle the many serious problems confronting the city. Little was learned because littleRead More

The City had a fully qualified engineer, Jeffrey Skurka. Mayor Dyster fired him.

We Told You So: Dyster Administration Was Engineered to Fail From the Start

Uncategorized November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Niagara Falls Mayor Paul Dyster’s city hall now has its very own version of the hit http://southbuffalonews.com988 romantic comedy, Groundhog Day, that starred Bill Murray and Andie McDowell. Just as Bill Murray, in pursuit of Andie McDowell, was condemned to relive Groundhog Day until he could understand the errors ofRead 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

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

Are the women who criticize Raniere telling the truth?

Are the women who criticize Raniere telling the truth?

NXIVM November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Several women have criticized Keith Raniere. Kristen Keeffe was Keith Raniere’s top assistant, a member of his inner circle, strategist for his legal quests to punish women he declared war on and is the mother of his child, a child he never acknowledged, a child he told Keeffe to lieRead More

Your Weekly Horoscope

Your Weekly Horoscope

Uncategorized November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

It’s in the Stars….   Aries: (March 2http://southbuffalonews.com – April http://southbuffalonews.com9): People can’t miss you if you won’t go away. Whatever it is that’s eating you, it must be suffering horribly. The overwhelming power of the sex drive is demonstrated by the fact that someone was willing to father you.Read More

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