Ken Cosentino

Aquarium of Niagara – A Sanctuary For Rescued Animals

Aquarium of Niagara – A Sanctuary For Rescued Animals

Community News, Ken Cosentino August 20, 2023 at 8:21 pm

One of the most common statements that I hear from members of our community is that “Niagara Falls needs younger leaders.” It’s true – we need new blood, new ideas and youthful energy to lead the rebranding of our community. To understand how this can work, one only need lookRead More

Robert Restaino

Restaino Victim Reveals Sordid Details of Infamous 2005 “Cell Phone Incident”

Elections 2023, Ken Cosentino, Local News August 13, 2023 at 12:19 am

By Ken Cosentino The Niagara Reporter spoke with one of Mayor Robert Restaino’s 46 victims from the infamous 2005 “cell phone incident.” In 2005, Judge Robert Restaino wrongfully imprisoned 46 people after verbally abusing them for two hours, in an event that was described as “two hours of inexplicable madness”Read More

Travis Saturley in front of the Niagara Gorge

Local Spotlight: Travis Saturley – The Right Man For The Job

Community News, Ken Cosentino August 6, 2023 at 7:37 am

  If you’ve taken the Cave of the Winds tour at any point in the last twenty years, there’s a good chance that you may have met Travis Saturley. Travis has likely greeted over a million visitors with his warm smile and in-depth knowledge of Niagara Falls history. His loveRead More

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

Restaino’s Thin Skin and Thinner Results: Can Niagara Falls Afford Another Term?

Restaino’s Thin Skin and Thinner Results: Can Niagara Falls Afford Another Term?

Elections 2023, Ken Cosentino July 3, 2023 at 9:07 pm

By Ken Cosentino After reading Matt Cole’s recent op-ed entitled “The Indifference of Good Men!” I felt compelled to reply with this, my own guest view. I intend to address Cole’s statements, but first I wondered “Just who is Matt Cole?” A quick Google search revealed a nine year oldRead 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

Wack-a-Mayor: Restaino’s Anger Management Hits New Low

Wack-a-Mayor: Restaino’s Anger Management Hits New Low

Elections 2023, Ken Cosentino, Niagara Falls June 30, 2023 at 12:45 am

Mayor’s Unpredictable Anger Strikes Again By Ken Cosentino Folks, we literally have a petty tyrant as our mayor. While awaiting election results Tuesday night, Mayor Robert Restaino could no longer suppress the impotent rage that has become synonymous with his legacy. Once again, Restaino displayed his ugly and explosive temperamentRead More

Lights, Camera, Chaos: Angry Mayor Takes Matters Into His Own Hands, Literally

Lights, Camera, Chaos: Angry Mayor Takes Matters Into His Own Hands, Literally

Elections 2023, Ken Cosentino, Local News, Niagara Falls June 28, 2023 at 11:04 pm

Mayor Restaino Declares War on Unflattering Questions with Hand By Ken Cosentino   Niagara Falls Mayor Robert Restaino won the Democratic primary on Tuesday night. His win was majorly overshadowed by a (now viral) interview between himself and WGRZ-TV photojournalist Ben Read. That video has been viewed over 100,000 timesRead 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

A Bird of All Feathers: Restaino Sought GOP Endorsement, Now Running on both Dem and Conservative Lines

A Bird of All Feathers: Restaino Sought GOP Endorsement, Now Running on both Dem and Conservative Lines

Ken Cosentino, Local News, Niagara Falls June 23, 2023 at 3:02 pm

By Ken Cosentino Mayor Restaino is a registered Democrat, and not surprisingly he’s been endorsed by the Democratic Committee. Conversely, he was also endorsed by the Conservative Party, which will help boost his votes in the general election. Arguably, Restaino sought the Conservative endorsement in order to appeal to anotherRead More

Watergate 2.0: Chairman Forster and Mayor Restaino’s Unholy Alliance Drains Residents’ Wallets at NF Water Board

Watergate 2.0: Chairman Forster and Mayor Restaino’s Unholy Alliance Drains Residents’ Wallets at NF Water Board

Ken Cosentino, Local News, News, Niagara Falls June 22, 2023 at 9:05 pm

By Ken Cosentino Put on your wetsuit, slip on your flippers and let’s take a deep dive into the cesspool that is Nick Forster’s Niagara Falls Water Board. As a homeowner and resident of the City of Niagara Falls, I am extremely concerned by what you are about to read.Read More

Comedian ‘Black Ernie’ Bivins Says Backing Restaino Was Worst Political Decision He Ever Made – And He Ain’t Joking

Comedian ‘Black Ernie’ Bivins Says Backing Restaino Was Worst Political Decision He Ever Made – And He Ain’t Joking

Elections 2023, Ken Cosentino, Local News June 13, 2023 at 1:21 pm

By Ken Cosentino Ernie Bivins AKA “Black Ernie” is one of Niagara Falls’ most recognizable citizens. As a comedian, he has shared the stage with big names such as Mike Epps. Ernie has also been deeply involved in local politics since as far back as 1992. In 2019, Ernie wasRead 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

Niagara Falls Mayor Robert M. Restaino

Mayor Restaino’s Flawed Street Light Deal Will Burden Taxpayers With Ongoing Costs

Ken Cosentino, Local News, Niagara Falls May 29, 2023 at 9:42 pm

By Ken Cosentino Mayor Robert Restaino nearly rushed our community into a bad deal with National Grid. The deal, whereby the City of Niagara Falls would have purchased its streetlights from National Grid, would lead to ongoing financial costs and maintenance nightmares for taxpayers. Luckily, that deal didn’t go through,Read 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

Demetreus Nix will run against Mayor Robert Restaino and Glenn Choolokian.

Nix Back on Ballot for Mayor; Restaino Behind the Move to ‘Disenfranchise Voters’

Elections 2023, Ken Cosentino, Local News, News May 9, 2023 at 4:13 pm

By Ken Cosentino Democratic candidate for mayor Demetreus Nix is officially back on the ballot. Nix has overcome unfathomable adversity during his campaign, including the tragic loss of a child. Nothing has stopped him from pursuing his goal of running for mayor, because his ambition is driven out of necessity.Read 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

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