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Only in North Tonawanda: Tale of two ends of Northeast Ave.

Uncategorized November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Oliver Street actually doesn’t look bad if it weren’t for trash, litter and too conspicuous and generally always overflowing garbage totes at some rental properties. The few facades between Schenck and Wheatfield that got attention with the grant program do look “nice” on the outside. Oliver still looks like theRead 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 continues to raise the fiscal roof as the foundation collapses

Uncategorized November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

A grateful Mayor Paul Dyster promoted two men who help his reelection efforts.     By Anna Howard   There he goes again. Last week Mayor Dyster started another round of promotions for select people in city government. This time it was the fire department. While we have no doubtRead More

Registered Sex Offender Tells Hudson to ‘Take a Plunge off of Niagara Falls’

Registered Sex Offender Tells Hudson to ‘Take a Plunge off of Niagara Falls’

Columns November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

(The letter to the Editor below is unsigned and came from the email address, clanfearusm@gmail.com)   Your article about sex offender is dead wrong and at worse hate speech in which stokes fear and paranoia to the public with false facts. There have been many target killings, beating, arson andRead More

Passage of “Amanda Lynn’s Law”  comforts grieving family here

Passage of “Amanda Lynn’s Law” comforts grieving family here

Uncategorized November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

  By Mike Hudson For Leslie Brill Meserole, even the small victories are huge. “I couldn’t be happier,” she said on hearing the news that Amanda Lynn’s Law — which strengthens penalties against those who seek to unlawfully conceal or dispose of a body – had been signed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo.Read More

Why do people criticize Keith Raniere?

Why do people criticize Keith Raniere?

NXIVM November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

  So what should we make of the constant criticism of Keith Raniere? He has said that “the brighter the light, the more the bugs” in reference to his many critics. Is it possible that the gentle Raniere is misunderstood? Are the teachings of love and ethics that dominate hisRead More

Cash Cow Another Skrlin Triumph!

Cash Cow Another Skrlin Triumph!

Columns November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

  Political cartoonist impresario Gerald Skrlin has with his recent work returned, as it were, to the scene of the crime. It was little more than one year ago when Skrlin shot to fame with a piece of distinctive, albeit rather outrageous for local tastes, cartoon art that was firstRead More

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

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