Articles by: Ken Cosentino

Beth Smoke and her Papa Billy Logan

Native Boxer Beth Smoke Brings Home The Title

Community News, Ken Cosentino August 4, 2023 at 10:02 am

  Elizabeth Harris-Smoke aka Beth Smoke (Six Nations Mohawk, Wolf Clan) just won the USA Boxing Women’s Championship in the 176+ pound bracket. At 13 years old, she has a promising road ahead of her. Born in Ontario, Canada, Beth relocated to Niagara Falls, NY when she was just aRead More

Phil and some of the garbage he hauled out of Cayuga Creek

Local Spotlight: Phil Gigliotti – Guardian of the Niagara River

Community News, Ken Cosentino July 31, 2023 at 3:44 pm

  38-year-old Phil Gigliotti is a lifelong resident of Niagara Falls, NY who grew up on Cayuga Island. Today he is a husband and father, an avid sports fan,  and a collector and lover of nature. Over a decade ago, while living in an apartment on Buffalo Avenue, Phil experiencedRead More

Mayor’s Bullying Behavior Contradicts School District’s Zero-Tolerance Policy

Mayor’s Bullying Behavior Contradicts School District’s Zero-Tolerance Policy

Ken Cosentino, Local News, News, Niagara Falls June 3, 2023 at 5:36 pm

By Ken Cosentino Mayor Restaino’s Fragile Ego The Niagara Falls City School District defines bullying as “a variety of negative acts carried out repeatedly over time. It involves a real or perceived imbalance of power, with a more powerful child or group attacking those who are less powerful.” Mayor RobertRead More

Downtown Businessman, Community Activist and Candidate Gaelan Baillie Speaks

Downtown Businessman, Community Activist and Candidate Gaelan Baillie Speaks

Elections 2023, Ken Cosentino May 12, 2023 at 1:19 pm

38 year old Gaelan Baillie is a lifelong resident of Niagara County, and he’s managed to accomplish something few ever have: Gaelan is a successful business owner in the city of Niagara Falls, NY. As a homegrown entrepreneur, what Gaelan has accomplished is truly remarkable. He is the owner andRead More

Councilman Donta Myles Demands Transparency On Mayor’s Centennial Park Project

Councilman Donta Myles Demands Transparency On Mayor’s Centennial Park Project

Ken Cosentino, Local News, Niagara Falls April 14, 2023 at 3:08 am

Mayor Restaino accused of disconnection from public and lack of transparency in Centennial Park project by Niagara Falls Councilman Myles.

Mayor Restaino Wasting Millions of Tax Dollars on Centennial Park Land Grab

Mayor Restaino Wasting Millions of Tax Dollars on Centennial Park Land Grab

Ken Cosentino, Local News, Niagara Falls April 14, 2023 at 2:55 am

Mayor Restaino should consider relocating Centennial Park to the city-owned site on Niagara and Third Street, bringing jobs and tax savings.

Demetreus Nix.

Entrepreneur Demetreus Nix Vows to Address City’s Neglected Issues as Mayor

Elections 2023, Ken Cosentino March 22, 2023 at 3:58 pm

  At 36 years old, Demetreus Nix, a registered Democrat, has decided to run for mayor. His reason is simple. Says Nix, “The resources that we need in District 4 and District 6 are lacking. The money that the mayor wants to use for the Centennial Park project is moneyRead More

‘Shark Tank’ Celeb Rips Falls on CNN, calling Us “Uninvestable”

‘Shark Tank’ Celeb Rips Falls on CNN, calling Us “Uninvestable”

Ken Cosentino, Niagara Falls March 10, 2023 at 11:06 am

Kevin O’Leary By Ken Cosentino Last week, millionaire investor Kevin O’Leary made some eye-opening remarks during an interview with “CNN This Morning.” O’Leary, who is famous for his tenure on the hit ABC series “Shark Tank,” did not mince words when it came to New York State killing jobs; andRead More

Descendant of Famed Freedom Seeker Pens Script

Descendant of Famed Freedom Seeker Pens Script

Ken Cosentino March 9, 2023 at 3:01 pm

Niagara Falls resident Saladin Quanaah Allah, who goes by the mononym “Saladin,” is the third-great grandson of famed underground railroad freedom seeker Josiah Henson; whose life served as the inspiration for Harriet Beecher Stowe’s “Uncle Tom’s Cabin.” Last month, CBC’s “The Nature of Things With David Suzuki” featured Saladin asRead More

Restaino’s Flawed Vetting of Rod Davis derails Airbnb Project

Restaino’s Flawed Vetting of Rod Davis derails Airbnb Project

Ken Cosentino, News, Niagara Falls February 24, 2023 at 7:55 am

Ask any lifelong resident of the city of Niagara Falls, NY “why do we have so much blight?” and you will hear many different stories that all share common themes. One of the major themes is the “do-nothing” developer archetype, who has historically “taken the money and ran.” Earlier thisRead More

TOXIC BLACK CLOUD FROM OHIO TRAIN CRASH SLAMS INTO WNY, MEDIA SILENT

TOXIC BLACK CLOUD FROM OHIO TRAIN CRASH SLAMS INTO WNY, MEDIA SILENT

Ken Cosentino, State and National News February 17, 2023 at 8:17 am

By now, you have probably heard about the train full of vinyl chloride that derailed and exploded into the atmosphere near the village of East Palestine, Ohio. The toxic black plume of poisonous gas rose into a mushroom cloud formation that resembled an atomic blast. According to the federal government’sRead More

Deveaux, North End Assaulted By Loud, Noxious Noise from Tulip Corp.

Deveaux, North End Assaulted By Loud, Noxious Noise from Tulip Corp.

Community News, Ken Cosentino February 15, 2023 at 9:16 am

Hundreds of residents of Deveaux and the North End neighborhoods in Niagara Falls were up in arms Tuesday night over an unbearable humming coming from the Tulip Corporation at 3125 Highland Avenue. The humming sounded like a jet engine, and could be described as a horrible metal-on-metal sound. I wasRead More

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