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Uncategorized November 30, 2016 at 11:41 am

Sign frequently seen at Delaware North concession stands: If our food, drinks or service aren’t up to your standards, please lower your standards.” *** A tourist purchases a cup of coffee at the Cave of the Winds snack bar in Niagara Falls State Park, and complains to the worker behindRead More

Was Parlato Case a ‘Ham Sandwich’ Indictment?

Was Parlato Case a ‘Ham Sandwich’ Indictment?

News, Parlato Vs. US Govt. November 26, 2016 at 3:48 pm

  As former New York State Chief Judge Sol Wachtler once said, “a grand jury would indict a ham sandwich, if that’s what you wanted.” In other words, prosecutors can convince a grand jury that a crime has been committed, if that’s what they wanted, even if the evidence isRead More

Fromer AUSA Anthony Bruce had an unsigned contract that he may have pretended before the grand jury was an executed contract. This may be prosecutorial misconduct. Frank Parlato was indicted with the Bronfmans being named as victims apparently based on a bogus contract which AUSA Bruce knew was bogus.

Parlato believes in full transparency; That includes on the prosecution side

Bruce, News, Parlato Vs. US Govt. November 25, 2016 at 7:44 pm

  The Niagara Falls Reporter has taken a lot of space this week to examine the case against Frank Parlato. We believe it is warranted not only because Parlato is the publisher and editor in chief of this newspaper and his credibility reflects on the credibility of this publication, butRead More

According to the Buffalo News, former Federal Magistrate Judge Carol Heckman wrote to AUSA Bruce that she "uncovered new evidence that exonerates Parlato. In subsequent letters, she said the evidence would prove that neither Reger nor the Bronfmans were victimized by her client."

Defense Team Tried to Demonstrate Parlato’s Innocence; were told they had orders to Indict

News, Parlato Vs. US Govt. November 25, 2016 at 12:26 pm

It might be informative to readers to get a peek inside the US Attorney’s investigation and prosecution of an American citizen. The Parlato case might be a good example of how the office works.      While trying to show the US Attorney’s office, then under William Hochul, that indictingRead More

Depression, Suicide Attempts, Risky Sex response of Niagara Falls’ youth to life in state’s “most violent” city

Depression, Suicide Attempts, Risky Sex response of Niagara Falls’ youth to life in state’s “most violent” city

Niagara Falls November 25, 2016 at 11:43 am

     The recently-released FBI report “Crime in the United States” singled out the city of Niagara Falls as having the highest rate of violent crime in all of New York State. During 2015, residents experienced 555 violent crimes, characterized as robbery, rape, murder and assault, a per capita rateRead More

A Hamilton, Ontario resident shows his love for Tesla with an awesome tat.

Hamilton, Ontario renames Street, School to Tout Tesla, while Niagara Falls Neglects Nikola

Niagara Falls November 25, 2016 at 11:39 am

     This summer the city of Hamilton, a prosperous Canadian city of over a half million inhabitants located just over the border in Ontario, renamed a portion of its heavily-traveled Burlington Street, “Nikola Tesla Boulevard”.      According to the Hamilton Community News, “Several hundred spectators attended the roadRead More

Three men with a shovel. While Mayor Paul Dyster (left) may not make a good Santa Claus for the taxpayers of Niagara Falls, he has been a good Santa to millionaire developers like Mark Hamister (center). 
Above, Hamister gets help from Mayor Dyster and Gov. Andrew Cuomo (right) in breaking ground for a small hotel with a lot of subsidies, some 300 feet from the entrance to the Niagara Falls State Park. 
The Reporter believes the deal involved initially a rigged selection scheme and later a fraudulently, provably, inflated price tag for the smallish, low amenities hotel to be built on one of the most important undeveloped sites in Niagara Falls - in order to secure millions more in taxpayer subsidies for Hamister.  
There is a chance that Dyster and Cuomo were secretly complicit in arranging the financing scheme.
As Franklin said, "Three can keep a secret if two of them are dead."
Let's see how this shakes out.

Reporter to reveal fraudulently inflated price of Hamister hotel — again

Niagara Falls November 25, 2016 at 8:44 am

Maybe this time someone will listen. We’re talking about the Hamister Hotel now being built in downtown Niagara Falls. So far we have written about it dozens of times. And so far, as far as we can tell, federal and state investigators seem content to ignore this ‘hide in plainRead More

Last year's Holly Trolley, promoted far and wide by City Hall and Old Falls Street USA, scrooged out by skipping a promised stop at City Market, kids there getting a lump of coal. Note (above) image, Mayor Dyster's face appears in the trolley.

Nothing Says Merry Christmas like the Holly Trolley!

Community News November 25, 2016 at 8:24 am

The gala “Holly Trolley” featuring Santa Claus and his public sector equivalent, Mayor Paul Dyster, will be making the holiday rounds again this year on Dec. 2. The trolley will leave City Hall at 5:15 pm, stop at Gill Creek Park at 5:20 pm, Tom Barber Park, next to Foley’sRead More

WKBW has commenced a shocking investigative series of patient neglect and abuse at the Niagara Rehab Nursing Home at 822 Cedar Ave., in Niagara Falls.

Niagara Rehab under fire for Alleged Violations

Niagara Falls November 25, 2016 at 8:21 am

There seems to be no let-up of bad news for Niagara Rehabilitation & Nursing Center as just this week Channel 7 Eyewitness News reported yet another incident involving the facility, which has frequently been the target of state investigations over the years. A patient named David Willis simply walked outRead More

Miss Marsha McWilson brings her elegance and style to Niagara Catholic for a benefit concert Sat. Dec. 10 at 6 pm.

Superb Holiday Concert at Niagara Catholic features Miss Marsha and Richie Derwald

Uncategorized November 25, 2016 at 7:41 am

Niagara Catholic High School will present an evening of musical entertainment as Miss Marsha McWilson and Richie Derwald, backed by the rhythmically tight Beautiful Music Band, perform a benefit concert on Saturday, December 10. Showtime is at 6 pm at the High School at 520 66th St. in Niagara Falls.Read More

Print Edition: Nov 24, 2016

Print Edition: Nov 24, 2016

Print Version November 25, 2016 at 1:29 am
Heron Pointe's 232 new apartments, now under construction, look similar to many apartment complexes in the pro-growth, developer friendly, Town of Amherst.  At Heron Pointe, one bedrooms are listed for rent starting at $1050 per month. Two bedrooms start at $1325 per month.

Grand Island Needs an Updated Master Plan

Community News November 25, 2016 at 12:01 am

(Editor’s note: Town of Grand Island Supervisor Nate McMurray sends out often lengthy, very well written and informative emails rather regularly to the public about the Town of Grand Island. We believe McMurray is a sincere and earnest man in a world of political cravens and is trying to doRead More

Niagara Falls Jokes

Niagara Falls Jokes

Uncategorized November 24, 2016 at 12:32 am

Thanksgiving is a favorite local holiday because the politicians tend to talk less when food is lodged in their mouths. *** Nobody understands why the Lions and Cowboys always get to play on Thanksgiving. Shouldn’t the Patriots play the Redskins, and then steal their stadium? *** A local man walks into the newRead More

A couple of thoughts worth mentioning in Dyster-ville

A couple of thoughts worth mentioning in Dyster-ville

Niagara Falls November 17, 2016 at 6:53 am

Rumor has it that the $500,000 fire hall renovation by Isaiah 61 has once again proven the incompetence of the Dyster administration. After spending more than $100,000 fixing the roof, the city just discovered that the back wall is caving in. Reminds us of when Isaiah 61 was renovating aRead More

Vindicated, Carl Paladino was the Precursor of Donald Trump

Vindicated, Carl Paladino was the Precursor of Donald Trump

News November 17, 2016 at 6:42 am

When Carl Paladino lost to Andrew Cuomo, 61% to 34% in the New York State race for governor in 2010, one of the most liberal nanny states in America ejected him handily, robustly. They didn’t like his brash, self-help, be strong on your own – without dependence on government message.Read More

Donald Trump said he was inspired by the Frank Dux story immortalized in the 1988 movie Bloodsport.

Tide of political outlook and power is changing in America

Uncategorized November 17, 2016 at 6:30 am

By Frank Dux (Ed. Note: Donald Trump told the New Yorker Magazine in 1997, that his favorite movie was Bloodsport, which is about the real life exploits of Frank Dux. Jean Claude Van plays Frank Dux in the movie. Here the real Frank Dux writes about Trump and the recentRead More

Old Fort Niagara 5k Race to be held Rain, Snow or Shine

Old Fort Niagara 5k Race to be held Rain, Snow or Shine

Uncategorized November 17, 2016 at 4:53 am

Please join us on Saturday, December 10, for the Holiday 5K at Old Fort Niagara. Soldiers will fire their muskets at 10:30 am sharp to signal the start of the race which will take place entirely within Fort Niagara State Park. The course will feature amazing views of Fort NiagaraRead More

Who needs the moon when you've got 50 million candlepower spotlights?

Light Pollution Ruins Natural Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls November 17, 2016 at 4:25 am

When the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie – it could be because you were outside enjoying a once-in-a-lifetime experience this week. The moon was 14 per cent bigger and 30 per cent brighter than it normally is. A “supermoon”, as its called, occurs when the moonRead More

Deck chairs on the Titanic

“Change” versus improvement

Uncategorized November 17, 2016 at 4:03 am

  Looking back at the election, one of the most overused words by candidates was  “change”. Almost every candidate stated their plan to “change” some aspect of government and the implication was that these “changes” would make the world better. However, in the world of politics, promising you will makeRead More

What I want done in New York State

What I want done in New York State

State and National News November 17, 2016 at 3:59 am

By Mickey Mouse (ed. note: The following was sent to us by a reader. The content seemed worthy of publication even if we have some doubt whether it was written by someone actually named Mickey Mouse.) I am a frequent reader of the Reporter and think it is the leadingRead More

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