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City’s $435,000 traffic island sculpture  nearly identical to $250,000 sculpture

City’s $435,000 traffic island sculpture nearly identical to $250,000 sculpture

Uncategorized November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

          Who is Jeff Laramore? The obscure Midwestern artist selected by the city to design and install a $435,000 piece of sculpture on a deserted Rainbow Boulevard traffic island, directly in front of long shuttered Hotel Niagara, is hardly a household name. According to his officialRead More

Only in North Tonawanda: Is NT surreptitiously violating Open Meetings Law?

Uncategorized November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Reviewing 20http://southbuffalonews.com2-20http://southbuffalonews.com5 Common Council minutes posted on NT’s website indicates most meetings lasted less than 30 minutes, some less than http://southbuffalonews.com0, only a few lasting 60. In http://southbuffalonews.com2/http://southbuffalonews.com/http://southbuffalonews.com5 minutes, Jean Kroetsch requested more information be included on agendas so she could understand  budget transfers.  Do Council members, Mayor, or CityRead More

Matchup Between Ceretto, Morinello Could Be the Marquee Race

Matchup Between Ceretto, Morinello Could Be the Marquee Race

Uncategorized November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

  When state lawmakers convened in Albany on Wednesday to kick off the new legislative session, watchdog groups were holding a press conference calling on the governor and legislators to sign a “Clean Conscience Pledge” in the wake of the corruption convictions of the former Assembly speaker and the SenateRead More

Goat Island becoming one big Parking lot 

Goat Island becoming one big Parking lot 

Uncategorized November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Goat Island becoming one big Parking lot             Local politicians fiddle as City further deteriorates   While 20http://southbuffalonews.com5 was a tough year for the newspaper business, the Niagara Falls Reporter came through with flying colors.   Bucking the trend, it was a banner year forRead More

Setting the Record Straight On Parlato Indictment

Setting the Record Straight On Parlato Indictment

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

   Recently, a local newspaper in Niagara Falls published a year-end story that highlighted the federal indictment of businessman and newspaper publisher Frank Parlato, Jr., basically rewriting the indictment without any response from Mr. Parlato.  I feel it is necessary to respond to that story and to the public inRead More

King Con: Shmueli Doesn’t Live Here Anymore

King Con: Shmueli Doesn’t Live Here Anymore

Shmueli November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Last week the notorious conman Shmuel Shmueli was evicted from a Niagara Falls luxury condo at the Parkway Condominiums on Buffalo Ave.––but not until after he stayed in the condo for free for a year. Artvoice previously identified 25 lawyers that Shmueli conned out of legal services. We’ve now discoveredRead More

Is David Jaros actually Dyster’s  ‘de-facto’ city engineer?

Is David Jaros actually Dyster’s ‘de-facto’ city engineer?

Uncategorized November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

  Is the real reason why Niagara Falls has gone without a city engineer for 53 of the 96 months that Paul Dyster has served as mayor because he already has one? David Jaros, formerly of Li-Ro Engineers and now of Clark Patterson Lee has managed to get most ofRead More

Cult of NXIVM Series Part 7: “Don’t Call me ‘Papa’”

Cult of NXIVM Series Part 7: “Don’t Call me ‘Papa’”

NXIVM November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

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 Keith Raniere’s former partnerRead More

State Set to Release ECC Audit

State Set to Release ECC Audit

Uncategorized November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The long-awaited state comptroller’s audit of financially troubled Erie Community College (ECC) is expected to be released very shortly, possibly as early as Friday (Jan. 8) but more likely early next week. We reported Dec. http://southbuffalonews.com0 that the exit conference between state auditors and ECC officials had been held inRead More

‘Acting’ DA Hits the Ground Running At Full Speed

‘Acting’ DA Hits the Ground Running At Full Speed

Uncategorized November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Acting Erie County District Attorney Michael Flaherty has hit the ground running, and it is clear that he would like to take “acting” out of his title and win a full term on his own in November. Flaherty signaled in his first week in office that he is a seriousRead More

MAIN STREAM MEDIA DOES NOT WANT TO TALK ABOUT BILL CLINTON’S RAPES & VIOLENT SEX ASSAULTS

MAIN STREAM MEDIA DOES NOT WANT TO TALK ABOUT BILL CLINTON’S RAPES & VIOLENT SEX ASSAULTS

State and National News November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Nor Hillary’s Bullying Of Bill’s Victims To Silence Them By Roger Stone and Robert Morrow The Clintons are criminals and this has nothing to do with any consensual oral sex that Bill had with Monica Lewinsky, martial infidelity or adultery. Like Bill Cosby, Bill Clinton is a sexual predator –Read More

Why was there no public hearing on 20http://southbuffalonews.com6 budget?

Why was there no public hearing on 20http://southbuffalonews.com6 budget?

Uncategorized November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The Niagara Falls Reporter recently featured a cover story detailing how the city council approved the 20http://southbuffalonews.com6 budget in a 4-0 council vote on November http://southbuffalonews.com7 at the close of a budget work session. That budget, along with seven as yet to be disclosed council budget amendments, moved to the Mayor PaulRead More

City Hall Jokes January 7 20http://southbuffalonews.com6

City Hall Jokes January 7 20http://southbuffalonews.com6

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

  http://southbuffalonews.com   It’s pretty small peanuts. Councilmen Charles Walker and Andrew Touma have pulled the chairmanship out from under Kristen Grandinetti more times than Lucy pulled the football out from under Charlie Brown. In defense of his having prevented Kristen Grandinetti from being named council chairwoman, Andrew Touma, said,Read More

Protect Yourself at All Times; Reader warns how Raniere goes after sources and writers

Protect Yourself at All Times; Reader warns how Raniere goes after sources and writers

NXIVM November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

A reader sent the following advice along. And while it gives a good primer on how to deal with sources – it also gives us a chilling view of how NXIVM leader Keith Raniere uses his “wealth” and (mis)uses the tools of the law to intimidate and attack his enemies…. OurRead More

Did Asimov inspire Raniere to be ‘the mule’?

Did Asimov inspire Raniere to be ‘the mule’?

NXIVM November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

  (This essay contains major spoilers about Isaac Asimov’s “Foundation Trilogy” of science-fiction novels.  So if you want to fully enjoy these classics, read them first before reading further.  For the rest of you, we continue below.) A little bit of light reading for Christmas. Keith Raniere’s whole enterprise isRead More

FREE Event for the WNY Community! Hunteer’s Day of Hope & Prayer for  Children

FREE Event for the WNY Community! Hunteer’s Day of Hope & Prayer for Children

Community News November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

A message from Hunter’s Hope: Hunter’s Day of Hope & Prayer for Children As a foundation we seek to inspire an appreciation to God for all children. Hunter’s Day of Hope & Prayer for Children helps fulfill this primary goal — to remind parents how blessed they are to haveRead More

Niagara Falls Selects Artist for $435,000 Public Outlay for ‘Sculpture Art’ at Traffic Circle

Niagara Falls Selects Artist for $435,000 Public Outlay for ‘Sculpture Art’ at Traffic Circle

Uncategorized November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Rendering of Sculpture for Niagara Falls’ Centennial Circle is unveiled   Niagara Falls Mayor Paul A. Dyster has been working on getting a sculpture placed in what is called Centennial Circle since 2009, planning to spend some $435,000 – plus annual maintenance – to do so. This summer, it looksRead More

Sports scores

Sports scores

Columns November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Your Sports Scores by Avner Benyamin A number of hard fought games were played this weekend. Here are the results: Washington Redskins* 3http://southbuffalonews.com Cleveland Indians http://southbuffalonews.com8 Atlanta Braves 2http://southbuffalonews.com Boston Celtics http://southbuffalonews.comhttp://southbuffalonews.com Houston Texans 33  Edmonton Eskimos  http://southbuffalonews.com8 Spokane Chiefs 3 Vancouver Canucks 2 Detroit Blackskins 2http://southbuffalonews.com New York Knicks 3 SeattleRead More

Followers State: Keith Raniere ‘doing’ Bronfmans

Followers State: Keith Raniere ‘doing’ Bronfmans

NXIVM November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The March 24, 20http://southbuffalonews.com5 recorded conversation between Kristin Keeffe and Barbara Bouchey, two inner circle members of Keith Raniere’s love cult, has many candid observations. Two otherwise intelligent women who lost years of their lives under the thralldom of Raniere, make some fascinating statements when they in essence compare notes.Read More

Man arrested for arson for fire at boarding house in Niagara Falls

Man arrested for arson for fire at boarding house in Niagara Falls

Uncategorized November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Just after 8 pm tonight, Niagara Falls Police Detectives arrested a local man and charged him with  starting the fire at the  boarding house located at http://southbuffalonews.com967 Niagara St in Niagara Falls, that occurred on January http://southbuffalonews.comst at 7:http://southbuffalonews.com5 pm Police arrested Jerome Wingfield, a  32 year old male, whoRead More

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