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GUEST VIEW: Data Center vs. Arena? The Future is Data!

GUEST VIEW: Data Center vs. Arena? The Future is Data!

Data Campus, Featured, Local News September 2, 2023 at 12:04 am

By Christian Printup I am a local boy, a proud son of Niagara Falls. I’ve worked in a handful of different places in the U.S. over the years — including, for the past seven-plus years, at Seneca Gaming Corp. as senior executive director of Entertainment and Special Events. Soon I’llRead More

Mayor Restaino Accused of Withholding Funds from Centennial Park Opponents

Mayor Restaino Accused of Withholding Funds from Centennial Park Opponents

Data Campus, Featured, Local News August 19, 2023 at 10:08 pm

During the ongoing debate surrounding the controversial Centennial Park Project and its cost to the community, various organizations and groups have shed light on a concerning trend: Mayor Robert Restaino’s alleged withholding of community development funds and grant money for those who oppose his vision for Centennial Park. Reports suggestRead More

Szwedo: Continuing to Administrate Past Failures

Szwedo: Continuing to Administrate Past Failures

Featured, Niagara Falls August 3, 2023 at 12:07 pm

By Jim Szwedo Once again, I feel compelled to write another article on behalf of the citizens of Niagara Falls. The current administration, just like our past administrations, has decided to lead its constituents down a rabbit hole of half-truths, endless egos, unreachable goals, and insurmountable debt. From the beginning,Read More

City Wins Hollow Victory in Eminent Domain Fight

City Wins Hollow Victory in Eminent Domain Fight

Data Campus, Featured August 1, 2023 at 1:01 pm

By Tony Farina Niagara Falls has won the first legal round of the eminent domain battle with Niagara Falls Redevelopment (NFR) as a panel of four judges from the Appellate Division, Fourth Department, found that the city’s purpose in seizing a 12-acre parcel on South End land owned by NFRRead More

DiLaura On FBI Director Wray’s Testimony: “He’s In Way Over His Head!”

DiLaura On FBI Director Wray’s Testimony: “He’s In Way Over His Head!”

“Wray apparently doesn’t know that the problem with the FBI is…that they do not investigate crimes anymore and haven’t since 9/11/01.”

Former Niagara Falls City Councilman Michael Gawel

Mike Gawel Event at Player’s Bar Tuesday Night

Featured, Niagara Falls July 9, 2023 at 12:21 pm

By Tony Farina There will be a fun-filled fundraiser for Niagara Falls City Council hopeful Michael Gawel on Tuesday night, 5:30 to 7:30, at the always electric Player’s Bar at 528 Niagara St., Niagara Falls. Beer, pizza and music on the patio for $25, with checks payable to the CommitteeRead More

Paranoia Protection Program: Police Work Overtime as Drama King Restaino’s Bodyguards

Paranoia Protection Program: Police Work Overtime as Drama King Restaino’s Bodyguards

Elections 2023, Featured, Ken Cosentino, Local News July 2, 2023 at 12:53 am

By Ken Cosentino After the video of Mayor Restaino’s meltdown was posted to Twitter, over 100,000 people viewed it online within 24 hours. Among those commenting on Twitter was Daniel Telvock, who said, “File assault charges. He cannot touch Ben or his equipment. Bizarre is putting that lightly. Still waitingRead More

Pay-to-Play Scheme? PAC Supporting Restaino Allegedly Connected to Niagara Falls Water Board

Pay-to-Play Scheme? PAC Supporting Restaino Allegedly Connected to Niagara Falls Water Board

Featured, Ken Cosentino, Local News, Niagara Falls June 25, 2023 at 7:08 pm

By Ken Cosentino Several days ago, the Niagara Falls Reporter published a bombshell article about Nick Forster’s Niagara Falls Water Board (NFWB). The article was a deep dive into questionable spending, hiring practices, alleged micro-managing practices by Forster, and potential connections to Mayor Robert Restaino’s re-election campaign. Since publication, severalRead More

Choolokian Vows to Restore Trust and Integrity in Niagara Falls

Choolokian Vows to Restore Trust and Integrity in Niagara Falls

Elections 2023, Featured June 21, 2023 at 12:09 am

By Glenn Choolokian Niagara Falls is at all-time low. Our residents are looking for work, looking for safe streets, and looking for REAL leadership. It is said that you can learn the most about a leader in times of difficulty. The last four years our current Mayor has failed NiagaraRead More

From Prison to Inspiration: Guy W. Gane Jr.’s Journey of Redemption and Advocacy

From Prison to Inspiration: Guy W. Gane Jr.’s Journey of Redemption and Advocacy

Featured June 18, 2023 at 5:19 pm

Guy W. Gane, Jr. served nine years in federal prison after being accused of defrauding investors of over $5 million. Nine years for a crime that he may never have actually been guilty of. Maintaining his innocence, Gane spoke with us, now some 16 years after three of his employeesRead More

The Right Side - J. Gary DiLaura

Comey and Wray Don’t Have A Leg To Stand On

Featured, The Right Side - J. Gary DiLaura May 19, 2023 at 8:51 am

James Comey said that at every step, he was careful to avoid “politicizing” FBI investigations, but his “actions” were the exact opposite.

Political Coup Topples Batavia Downs Gaming Despite Agency’s Great Success Record

Political Coup Topples Batavia Downs Gaming Despite Agency’s Great Success Record

Featured, Local News May 11, 2023 at 11:06 am

By Tony Farina South Buffalo’s own Tim Kennedy, the powerful chairman of the State Senate’s Transportation Committee with millions in his campaign war chest, is clearly a lawmaker with political ambition and he may have furthered his agenda by engineering a dismantling of one of the most successfully run agency’sRead More

Szwedo: Two-fold Solution: Moving Niagara Falls Forward for the Benefit of its Citizens

Szwedo: Two-fold Solution: Moving Niagara Falls Forward for the Benefit of its Citizens

Featured, Niagara Falls May 7, 2023 at 1:12 pm

By James Szwedo President, Niagara Street Neighborhood Revitalization Organization, Inc. Last week, I wrote, Niagara Falls Citizens Make Decisions Based on Safety Concerns. In it, I wrote about how the city has found itself in endless decline. Acknowledging Past Mistakes: A Step Towards Progress in Niagara Falls How do we moveRead More

Mayor Offered Polluted Land to NFR for Data Center

Mayor Offered Polluted Land to NFR for Data Center

Featured, Local News, News, Niagara Falls February 20, 2023 at 5:03 am

The controversy is far from over. It is between a mayor of a dwindling city of 43,000, down from 100,000 in 1960, a city with a famous name – once the Power City, the Honeymoon Capital of the World, now dead broke. And a development company backed by billionaires whoRead More

Parcel 0-#7: Niagara Falls Mayor’s Quest for Events Center Comes With an Unknown Price Tag; Funding Uncertainty

Parcel 0-#7: Niagara Falls Mayor’s Quest for Events Center Comes With an Unknown Price Tag; Funding Uncertainty

Featured, Local News, News, Niagara Falls February 9, 2023 at 4:15 pm

The following is part #7 on the topic of Parcel 0 and the contentious battle over its development waged between Mayor Robert Restaino and Niagara Falls Redevelopment LLC.  A 12-acre site on John Daley Blvd and Falls St, Parcel 0 is located in the southern end of Downtown Niagara Falls,Read More

Parcel-0-#6: Give Mayor Restaino a Golden Statue But Let NFR Build Data Center

Parcel-0-#6: Give Mayor Restaino a Golden Statue But Let NFR Build Data Center

Featured, Ken Cosentino, Local News, News, Niagara Falls, Parcel 0 February 8, 2023 at 2:09 am

Ken Cosentino, the writer of this article, mentions an old, failed dream of Niagara Falls, AquaFalls. An ambitious, and ultimately fanciful, plan to build an underground aquarium called AquaFalls was revealed during the administration of former Mayor James Galie. New York Governor George Pataki came to Niagara Falls to laudRead More

Parcel 0-#5: Szwedo: We Can Have Three, Data Center, Events Center and Park, Not Just One

Parcel 0-#5: Szwedo: We Can Have Three, Data Center, Events Center and Park, Not Just One

Featured, Local News, News, Niagara Falls, Parcel 0 February 3, 2023 at 8:15 am

This is #5 in the Parcel 0 series. By Jim Szwedo Please do not mortgage our future for Centennial Park  When it comes to the dueling project proposals by the City and Niagara Falls Redevelopment, I believe we can have both. If the City and NFR both give a little,Read More

Parcel 0 -#3: The Battle Between Restaino and NFR Is on – Meet the Combatants

Parcel 0 -#3: The Battle Between Restaino and NFR Is on – Meet the Combatants

Featured, Local News, News, Niagara Falls, Parcel 0 February 1, 2023 at 4:06 am

Part #3 on Parcel 0. This is Part #3 of a series on Niagara Falls Mayor Robert Restaino’s attempt to force the sale of 12 acres of a private company’s land to develop an events center and park project that the City does not have the money to develop. TheRead More

Parcel 0 is ground zero for a war over what is right and best for 12acres of downtown property.

Parcel 0-#2: Pat Whelan, Former NGTI Director: Mayor’s Centennial Park Bound to Fail

Featured, Local News, News, Niagara Falls, Parcel 0 January 30, 2023 at 6:34 pm

Parcel 0 is a 12-acre site in downtown Niagara Falls, owned by Niagara Falls Redevelopment LLC [NFR]. Both NFR has a plan for Parcel 0 and Niagara Falls Mayor Robert Restaino has a plan.   NFR wants to build a Data Center on their land. Mayor Restaino wants to use eminentRead More

Parcel 0 – #1 –Reporter Investigates City’s Fight With NFR Over Best Use – Data Center or Events Center

Parcel 0 – #1 –Reporter Investigates City’s Fight With NFR Over Best Use – Data Center or Events Center

Featured, Local News, Niagara Falls, Parcel 0 January 30, 2023 at 7:03 am

A battle is heating up in Niagara Falls, NY. It is a fight over property rights, the government’s use of eminent domain to force the sale of private property, and the highest and best use for a property that is a gateway location for both the City and for aRead More

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