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Lawn signs residents are putting up in Niagara Falls
Unfortunately a Department of Public Works truck was seen removing a sign that was installed on a utility pole on 86th Street last Friday around 12:00 p.m. The strange thing is there were other advertising signs on that pole that were not removed. 
There were also two signs removed from two commercial buildings on Buffalo Avenue that same day. These buildings both have a very small area of grass next to them which is probably technically the city right-of-way and probably shouldn’t of been placed there.
But they probably would not have been removed if they said “Start The Reassessments”.

Stop on the Reassessment!

Featured, Niagara Falls July 14, 2016 at 5:37 pm

Just another great reason to live in Niagara Falls. Highest paid taxes and least received services. I do not live downtown, I live in Lasalle. I will have to ask the Mayor how much of an increase I should get based on the boarded up former crack house that isRead More

Captains Delia and Stephen Carrol.

New Salvation Army Leaders Have Strong Ties to Niagara Falls.

Featured, Niagara Falls July 14, 2016 at 5:32 pm

The Salvation Army has appointed Captains Delia and Stephen Carroll as the new commanding officers (ordained ministers) for its Niagara Falls Corps located at 7018 Buffalo Avenue. The Carrolls have been officers in The Salvation Army for 12 years. They have served as The Salvation Army leaders in Staten IslandRead More

Benjamin Franklin said that jury nullification is “better than law, it ought to be law, and will always be law wherever justice prevails.”

Hang the Jury and Nullify Bad Law

Featured July 14, 2016 at 4:57 pm

  As everyone knows, there is often a difference between “the law” and justice. After all laws are made by elected officials under the influence of lobbyists and their desire to enrich themselves, and get reelected. Anyone who thinks the typical congressman, senator, assemblyman or even local councilman is aRead More

Gradually you make it to the front.

Maid Of The Mist A New York Nightmare: Canadian Hornblower Niagara A Class Act

Featured July 7, 2016 at 10:19 pm

We tried, we really did. The Niagara Falls Reporter did everything in its power to improve the experience for tourists and locals alike riding one of the sightseeing boats that operate at the base of the falls. In Ontario, we were successful. Hornblower’s Niagara Cruises now offers state of theRead More

Five proponents will bid for the right to build a new entertainment complex servicing the city’s two casinos.

New Train, Casino Entertainment Complex For Niagara Falls (Ont.)

Featured July 7, 2016 at 10:11 pm

Don’t look now, the Canadians are coming. As the city’s share of slot machine revenue from the Seneca Niagara Casino continues to plummet, and Niagara Falls Mayor Paul Dyster struggles unsuccessfully to get Amtrak, Greyhound, U.S. Customs, the Underground Railroad Heritage Commission or quite literally anyone to rent space inRead More

Michalek Takes A Plea; Pigeon Presumed Innocent, And The Oxymoron Of Government Justice

Featured July 7, 2016 at 10:10 pm

By Jim Ostrowski Buffalo SUDDENLY is all a twitter about judicial corruption.  I have been yelling, screaming, kicking, and litigating about judicial corruption of various kinds since 1977!  Where have all of you concerned citizens been?  I will answer that myself.  AWOL.  You reap what you sew. I am notRead More

Despite the hype and promise of spinoff from a new casino in Niagara Falls, none of it happened. This building literally directly across the street from the Seneca Niagara Casino is one of scores of vacant buildings adjacent to the casino.

STUDY: Niagara Falls Worst City In Country For Retirees: Buffalo, Cheektowaga Close Behind

Featured July 7, 2016 at 10:09 pm

  A new study ranks a world renowned tourist attraction right here at home at the bottom of the list for retirees. The widely reported study, done by Bankrate.com, ranked Niagara Falls as the number one worst city in the entire country to retire. The study looked at nine categories:Read More

Juini Booth will hold a gathering of musicians - all are invited.

Jazz Greats, Juini Booth, Charles Gayle Offer Young Musicians A Chance To Perform At Upcoming Buffalo Gathering

Featured July 7, 2016 at 10:07 pm

By Mike Hudson and Frank Parlato Legendary jazz bassist and Buffalo native Arthur ‘Juini’ Booth will be program director for the Buffalo Institute for Improvised Music and Performance (BIFIMAP), for an event on Tuesday, July 12, starting at 7:30 pm.. Booth will appear with celebrated jazz saxophonist, pianist, professor andRead More

Steve Pigeon

Around and About: Schneiderman- Pigeon Political Feud Colors Indictment

Featured July 7, 2016 at 10:06 pm

Despite Big State Spending, Start-Up NY Falling Miles Short on Jobs Almost lost in the unbelievable feeding frenzy over the indictment last week of political operative Steve Pigeon was the news that Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s highly-touted job-creation program Start-Up NY has created more tax-free zones than jobs. Empire State Development,Read More

Former Mayor Paul Dyster had one amiable quality;  he always took care of his campaign donors.

State Finance Board, Reassessment On The Way: Hold Onto Your Wallets!

Featured July 7, 2016 at 10:04 pm

If there’s one thing Niagara Falls Mayor Paul Dyster can’t get enough of, it’s money. And not money like you work for, Dyster wants other people’s money. Those who contribute to his campaign war chest are routinely rewarded with valuable city real estate, consulting contracts and city jobs. He’s blownRead More

Wonderfalls - unlikely to happen, but a good campaign tool for Cuomo.

Cuomo Attempts Appeasement, Ignores “Blunderfalls”

Featured July 7, 2016 at 10:03 pm

Robert J. Edwards Guest View Governor Cuomo has seems to have taken an interest in making a show in Niagara Falls. His most recent visit was the “fantastic” news that Albany was going to do something for the city, or so they would like you to believe. The governor’s visitRead More

Eric Maruscak poses with one of his creations

Chalk Festival Returns To Lockport

Featured July 7, 2016 at 10:00 pm

Lockport, NY – The 4th Annual 2016 Sweet Chalk Festival in Lockport is slated for Sat-Sun, July 16 -17, in the municipal parking lots at Pine and Main Streets. More than 50 artists are expected to participate. This year there will be chalk recreations of works by Vincent Van Gogh,Read More

Why 12 Jurors Represent America And Why Anyone May Veto Unjust Laws

Why 12 Jurors Represent America And Why Anyone May Veto Unjust Laws

Featured July 7, 2016 at 9:59 pm

Here is a history lesson, a lesson on historical freedom principles that in our growing authoritarian state, you may want to consider. To our founding fathers, who placed the importance of freedom above the need to rule over and micro manage everyone through the force of government, the number 12Read More

Gary DiLaura

Director Comey Said What?

Featured July 7, 2016 at 9:57 pm

The Right Side J. Gary DiLaura You have got to be kidding me! First let me say this, FBI Director Comey is human, puts his pants on one leg at a time and makes mistakes ( boy does he), the same as you and me. This was absolutely a BONERead More

Steve Pigeon

Ask the Judge – Question #6

Featured July 7, 2016 at 9:56 pm

Ask the Judge – Question #6   Dear Judge Bayger: What is “Lavern’s Law” and would it help or hurt injured persons in New York? Signed, L.W. in Niagara Falls   Answer:   Thank you for the question.  “Lavern’s Law” is, or was, a bill pending before the New York StateRead More

Nicholas Pelosino, Esq

LEGAL CORNER

Featured July 7, 2016 at 9:55 pm

When Are You Wrongfully Terminated From Your Employment?   In New York, as in other states, employees work at will. This means an employee can generally be fired at any time and for any reason, or for no reason at all. The at-will rule is viewed as an equitable approachRead More

Radioactive Waste no Cause for Concern: According to Falls’ Senior Planner, Desantis

Radioactive Waste no Cause for Concern: According to Falls’ Senior Planner, Desantis

Community News, Featured, Niagara County, Niagara Falls June 30, 2016 at 6:38 pm

Niagara Falls city officials attempted to address concerns this week in the wake of an expose in The Reporter on the creation of a radioactive waste dump on North Avenue here. Approximately 100 tons of radioactive soils was excavated during the construction of the city’s new train station and dumpedRead More

Ask The Judge

Ask The Judge

Featured, News June 30, 2016 at 5:35 pm

Dear Judge Bayger: My son was recently in a terrible accident and sustained very serious injuries. I’ve seen various ads on television and on billboards from lawyers soliciting injured people to contact their law firm immediately. How do I choose the right attorney to represent my son in this case?Read More

The emerald ash borer, currently decimating ash trees in forests in Erie, Niagara and Cattaraugus counties here, has caused more than a billion dollars in damage nationally since it was first discovered in 2002. Thank our friends in China, and the near total lack of regulation over what they import into our country.

Chinese Ash Borer Poses Threat to Forests in Erie, Niagara Counties

Featured June 23, 2016 at 4:41 pm

  While cheap electronics, clothes and other goods come into this country in huge quantities from China every day, the emerald ash borer is the kind of Chinese import we don’t need. The small, metallic-looking green beetle – about the size of a grain of rice – previously unknown inRead More

Out of control spending by Niagara Falls Mayor Paul Dyster has led to the squandering of tens of millions in casino revenue to plug budgetary gaps and deficits of nearly $8 million in some years. Now he’s proposing raising property taxes by between 17 and 40 percent under the guise of a citywide reassessment.

Reassessment To Result In Tax Increases Between 17 And 40 Percent Citywide

Featured, News June 16, 2016 at 10:27 am

by Mike Hudson When Niagara Falls officials say they’re “leaving $112 million on the table” because they haven’t done a reassessment since 2004, what they really mean is that the money has been left in the pockets of city taxpayers. Don’t look now, those pockets are about to be picked.Read More

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