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Carl Cain is set to become the next mayor of Niagara Falls

Carl Cain: The Smart Choice For Mayor

Elections 2023, Featured, Ken Cosentino, Local News October 26, 2023 at 7:25 pm

This article is part of a series highlighting the Black candidates currently running for office in the City of Niagara Falls. This article will specifically focus on mayoral candidate Carl Cain. In this series, we strive to examine the Black candidates and judge them not by the color of theirRead More

Very Little Common Ground in Political Debates

Very Little Common Ground in Political Debates

Elections 2023, Featured, Local News October 26, 2023 at 12:48 pm

By Tony Farina The New York Coalition for Open Government has long called on Mayor Robert Restaino to stop calling so many special sessions with the council where the public cannot comment on the issues of the day, effectively being shut out from participating on important matters at the specialRead More

Erie County DA Bets on Teen’s Word Against Pigeon: Lack of DNA Evidence and Witnesses Complicates Case

Erie County DA Bets on Teen’s Word Against Pigeon: Lack of DNA Evidence and Witnesses Complicates Case

A Miscarriage of Justice, Featured, Local News October 25, 2023 at 10:13 pm

Almost two years ago – in December, 2021 – Erie County District Attorney John Flynn announced rape charges against Steve Pigeon. Next month, he goes on trial. Pigeon, 62, a former Erie County Democratic Party Chairman, is accused of first-degree rape, predatory sexual assault against a child and first-degree criminalRead More

Niagara Falls School Board Member Michael Gawel

Michael S. Gawel: The Experienced Choice for Niagara Falls City Council

Elections 2023, Featured, Local News, News October 23, 2023 at 1:29 pm

Michael S. Gawel, a former councilman and current candidate for the City of Niagara Falls Council, has a clear vision for the future of the city. Having served the community before, he is no stranger to the challenges and opportunities that come with public service. He has extensive knowledge inRead More

NFR Unveils $1.5 Billion Niagara Digital Campus Plans – Parcel 0 Deemed Essential for Project’s First Phase

NFR Unveils $1.5 Billion Niagara Digital Campus Plans – Parcel 0 Deemed Essential for Project’s First Phase

Data Campus, Featured, Local News, Parcel 0 October 21, 2023 at 8:00 pm

Niagara Falls Redevelopment (NFR) and Toronto-based developer Urbacon have unveiled a $1.5 billion plan for the first phase of the Niagara Digital Campus, a state-of-the-art data center project in Niagara Falls, NY. The development is centered on a 12-acre plot known as “Parcel 0,” which is key to the project’sRead More

Shadows of Scrutiny: A Closer Look at the Rape Accusation Against Veteran Political Strategist Steve Pigeon

Shadows of Scrutiny: A Closer Look at the Rape Accusation Against Veteran Political Strategist Steve Pigeon

A Miscarriage of Justice, Featured, Local News October 18, 2023 at 11:20 pm

From Politics to Personal Bonds I’ve known Steve Pigeon for over 25 years, and our association isn’t just professional. We’re friends. I knew him when he was Erie County Democratic Party Chairman and through years of his high-profile work on seven presidential campaigns, his work with billionaires and statesmen inRead More

Personal Touch to Policing: Cain’s ‘Treat Every Case Like Your Mother is the Victim’ Stance on Law Enforcement

Personal Touch to Policing: Cain’s ‘Treat Every Case Like Your Mother is the Victim’ Stance on Law Enforcement

Elections 2023, Featured, Local News October 13, 2023 at 8:57 pm

Welcome to the first installment of our series of interviews with mayoral candidate Carl Cain, a retired police officer who served the Niagara Falls Police Department with distinction for 30 years, retiring as Deputy Chief. With Election Day slated for November 7, 2023, the 59-year-old Republican candidate is engaged inRead More

Things Keep Getting Worse With Restaino in Office

Things Keep Getting Worse With Restaino in Office

Featured, Ken Cosentino, Local News, News, Niagara Falls October 13, 2023 at 4:57 pm

Right about now, the walls are closing in on Bobby. Even if he wins, he loses. Emails and messages have flooded in to the Reporter with tips and stories about Mayor Robert Restaino’s private life. Some are so tawdry and cringeworthy that they won’t even be mentioned here. Election season willRead More

Restaino Should Get Out of Development Business Given City’s Poor Track Record

Restaino Should Get Out of Development Business Given City’s Poor Track Record

Featured, Local News, Niagara Falls October 11, 2023 at 11:30 pm

By Tony Farina Niagara Falls Mayor Robert Restaino says he wants to build a  speculative $150-million events center on land the city doesn’t own and he has undertaken an eminent domain process to try and corral the 10-acre South End property from NFR at a mounting legal price and hopefullyRead More

Carl Cain is set to become the next mayor of Niagara Falls

Stage Set for Mayoral Debate Slugfest

Elections 2023, Featured, Local News, Parcel 0 October 9, 2023 at 8:32 pm

By Tony Farina It looks like the Oct. 25 debate between Mayor Robert Restaino and challenger Carl Cain, a retired deputy police superintendent, has all the makings of a rip-snorting political slugfest between two long-time Niagara Falls figures, one a lawyer and the other a cop. But lost in theRead More

Niagara Falls Mayor’s Arena Plan Stalls Potential Tech Boom

Niagara Falls Mayor’s Arena Plan Stalls Potential Tech Boom

Data Campus, Featured, Local News October 8, 2023 at 12:10 pm

NIAGARA FALLS — A land-use tug-of-war in Niagara Falls puts jobs and innovation in the balance. Mayor Robert Restaino, anticipating a tough election battle against Dr. Carl Cain this November, is championing a plan to develop what he calls Centennial Park. The mayor envisions a $150 million, 7,000-seat stadium, despiteRead More

Mayor Restaino’s Broken Campaign Promises & Failed Report Card

Mayor Restaino’s Broken Campaign Promises & Failed Report Card

Elections 2023, Featured, Ken Cosentino, Local News, News October 7, 2023 at 8:14 pm

The following is a screenshot taken directly from the main webpage of Mayor Restaino’s 2019 campaign platform. These are his top three campaign promises: For clarity, it reads: Development. We must focus on business development that can deliver employment with wages to empower families and help stabilize neighborhoods. Transparency. TheRead More

Is Mayor Restaino Echoing the Financially Damaging Tactics of E. Dent Lackey?

Is Mayor Restaino Echoing the Financially Damaging Tactics of E. Dent Lackey?

Featured, Local News, Niagara Falls October 6, 2023 at 12:31 pm

By Ken Hamilton For those unfamiliar with Niagara Falls’ history, a trip down memory lane reveals mayoral decisions that devastated the city economically. Notably, Mayor E. Dent Lackey of the 1970s implemented policies that led to the confiscation of private properties from entrepreneurs and families who helped build the community.Read More

Cauley Full Speed Ahead in Council Campaign, Believes City Moving in the Wrong Direction

Cauley Full Speed Ahead in Council Campaign, Believes City Moving in the Wrong Direction

Elections 2023, Featured, Local News October 5, 2023 at 2:12 pm

By Tony Farina     Vincent Cauley is a member of the Republican majority of the Niagara Falls City Council, named last December to fill out the term of retiring council member John Spanbauer. Cauley and fellow Republican Michael Gawel are candidates for the two open seats on the council,Read More

Carl Cain is set to become the next mayor of Niagara Falls

Cain Fires Back at Restaino’s ‘Political Maneuver’ Threat to Release Personnel Files

Elections 2023, Featured, Local News, Niagara Falls October 3, 2023 at 8:59 pm

By Tony Farina The Niagara Falls mayoral race is turning ugly.  Just ask Republican candidate Carl Cain who is alleging that Mayor Restaino, a Democrat, and his appointed police chief, John Faso, have managed to deliver messages to him through two of his friends that he could face the publicRead More

Mayor Restaino’s Disturbing Behavior and Political Pandering

Mayor Restaino’s Disturbing Behavior and Political Pandering

MAYOR RESTAINO AND THE SO-CALLED “BLACK VOTE” Mayor Restaino has been handing out “candy,” but it’s not Halloween yet. It’s election season, and that candy is actually grant money. This past week, Mayor Restaino announced that he was awarding $100,000 to Christ Redemption Tabernacle Church, located at 339 22nd Street.Read More

Legendary Wrestler Ilio DiPaolo Honored With Weeklong Gala in Abruzzo, Italy

Legendary Wrestler Ilio DiPaolo Honored With Weeklong Gala in Abruzzo, Italy

Featured, Local News September 20, 2023 at 10:09 pm

By Tony Farina The Abruzzo region is often referred to as one of the most beautiful places in all of Italy and is the home of legendary wrestler Ilio DiPaolo, known worldwide for his hall of fame ring career and his philanthropic deeds and community involvement in Buffalo where heRead More

Notable Political Figure Steve Pigeon Faces Major Courtroom Test

Notable Political Figure Steve Pigeon Faces Major Courtroom Test

A Miscarriage of Justice, Featured, Local News September 18, 2023 at 6:24 pm

By Tony Farina Where to start with Steve Pigeon? That’s the question I asked myself when publisher Frank Parlato of the Niagara Falls Reporter asked me to do an update on the former Erie County Democratic Party chairman who is now preparing for a December trial that could be hisRead More

Bill Yuhnke Just Keeps Rolling Along, Will Now Lead The Transportation Alliance

Bill Yuhnke Just Keeps Rolling Along, Will Now Lead The Transportation Alliance

Featured, Local News September 5, 2023 at 1:42 pm

By Tony Farina If you think there are no worlds left to conquer, let me introduce you to a gentleman who seems to find new exciting worlds in his life every day and there are no signs he’s slowing up anytime soon even though he’s a proud grandfather. You see,Read More

Mayor Restaino Booed Off Stage During Third Street Event

Mayor Restaino Booed Off Stage During Third Street Event

Featured, Local News, Niagara Falls September 2, 2023 at 3:30 pm

By Ken Cosenstino Mayor Robert Restaino spoke at the start of the “Thursday’s On Third” event, which showcases musical talent and local vendors on Third Street. According to one attendee, the mayor spoke about the success of the event and how it was an important factor in bringing tourism toRead More

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