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PAJ Foundation Accepting Applications for 2024-2025  Kamylla and Czeslaw Kaszuba Scholarship

PAJ Foundation Accepting Applications for 2024-2025 Kamylla and Czeslaw Kaszuba Scholarship

Local News May 27, 2024 at 4:44 pm

The Polish American Journal Foundation (PAJF) is currently accepting applications for its 2024–25 Kamylla and Czeslaw Kaszuba Scholarships for college students of Polish or Polish American descent. The $1,500 scholarship and second place $500 scholarship are available to high school seniors, undergraduates, and graduate students. Applications will be accepted untilRead More

Motorcycle Crash in Niagara Falls Sends Two to Hospital

Motorcycle Crash in Niagara Falls Sends Two to Hospital

Niagara Falls May 27, 2024 at 4:42 pm

On May 24, 2024 at approximately 4:48 pm, The Niagara Falls Police Department Crash Investigation Unit responded to the intersection of Hyde Park Blvd and Cleveland Ave to investigate a two vehicle crash involving a motorcycle. A 2008 Ford Fusion operated by a 20 year old Niagara Falls woman wasRead More

Analyzing the Market for a new Niagara Falls Event Center

Analyzing the Market for a new Niagara Falls Event Center

Live entertainment experts such as Christian Printup have voiced their opinions in opposition of Mayor Restaino’s proposed event center in Niagara Falls, NY. One of their key arguments as to whether or not this project is even feasible involves the saturated market for live events in immediate proximity to ourRead More

Million-Dollar Mystery: Mayor Hides Legal Fees from Council

Million-Dollar Mystery: Mayor Hides Legal Fees from Council

Two points keep nagging me about Niagara Falls Mayor Robert Restaino’s plan to build an arena on NFR land – land he has gone to court to force the sale through eminent domain. The location for the arena seems to be the mayor’s deliberate plan to favor the Seneca NationRead More

Something Has Been Worked on With Mayor’s Fishy Event Center Scheme, But What?

Something Has Been Worked on With Mayor’s Fishy Event Center Scheme, But What?

Niagara Falls Mayor Robert Restaino is hell bent on building his Centennial Park, actually not a park but a 7000-seat arena right at the entranceway of Niagara Falls Redevelopment land, on NFR land, and in so doing block NFR’s plan to build a $1.5 billion data center. The Restaino arena,Read More

Niagara Falls Mayor Restaino Tries to Block $1.5B Data Center for Dubious Arena Plan

Niagara Falls Mayor Restaino Tries to Block $1.5B Data Center for Dubious Arena Plan

Niagara Falls, New York is currently at an extraordinary, perhaps historic, crossroads. At the head of the city is Mayor Robert Restaino, who is solely responsible for deciding whether Niagara Falls will move into the future and accommodate the current demand for high tech data centers or let them beRead More

Smash Mouth Kicks Off Batavia Concert Series

Smash Mouth Kicks Off Batavia Concert Series

Community News, Local News May 24, 2024 at 8:12 pm

By Tony Farina With Memorial Day weekend fast upon us and the sunny days of summer already here, it is time to think fun and music in one big gulp and you can reach for all of it with a short trip down the Thruway to Batavia Downs Gaming whereRead More

Niagara County Sheriff’s Memorial Day weekend High Visibility Campaign

Niagara County Sheriff’s Memorial Day weekend High Visibility Campaign

Niagara County May 24, 2024 at 2:17 pm

  Sheriff Michael J. Filicetti announces that Niagara County law enforcement agencies will participate in a special effort to bring awareness to the dangers of impaired driving. In a combined effort to stop impaired driving, prevent injuries and save lives, law enforcement officers across New York State will take toRead More

Arrest Warrant Issued for Drug-related Charges in Niagara County

Arrest Warrant Issued for Drug-related Charges in Niagara County

Niagara County May 24, 2024 at 2:14 pm

On May 21, 2024, Sheriff Filicetti announced the arrest of Shirley A Hobbs-Mills, 63 of Lockport, NY. Following an investigation by the Niagara County Drug Task Force, Hobbs-Mills was arrested on the following felony charges: Two counts of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Sell 3rd degree.Read More

Gregory Pearson Found Guilty of 7 Counts of Predatory Sexual Assault Against Child in Niagara County

Gregory Pearson Found Guilty of 7 Counts of Predatory Sexual Assault Against Child in Niagara County

Niagara Falls May 23, 2024 at 10:48 am

Niagara County District Attorney Brian D. Seaman announced that a Niagara County jury returned a guilty verdict against Gregory M. Pearson, age 34, of Niagara Falls, this afternoon after deliberating for less than two hours. Pearson was convicted of 7 counts of Predatory Sexual Assault Against a Child committed inRead More

Lewiston Party House Case – Gary Sullo Sentenced to Three Years Probation

Lewiston Party House Case – Gary Sullo Sentenced to Three Years Probation

Niagara Falls May 23, 2024 at 10:46 am

Niagara County District Attorney Brian D. Seaman announced that yesterday evening in the Town of Lewiston Court the Honorable Hugh Gee sentenced Gary Sullo, age 58, to three years probation for his conviction of two counts of Endangering the Welfare of a Child. Sullo had been charged with multiple countsRead More

Castellani Art Museum Unveils “Colors Sing to Me: The Life and Art of Polly King” – A Homecoming Tribute to a Beloved Artist

Castellani Art Museum Unveils “Colors Sing to Me: The Life and Art of Polly King” – A Homecoming Tribute to a Beloved Artist

Niagara Falls May 21, 2024 at 9:15 am

NIAGARA FALLS, NY – The Castellani Art Museum (CAM) in collaboration with the Niagara Falls National Heritage Area, is honored to present Colors Sing to Me: The Life and Art of Polly King. This exhibition, which spans May 22 to September 1, 2024, stands as a poignant homage and homecomingRead More

LaSalle High School Alumni Give Back to the Community; Sponsoring Students, Honoring Golden Grads and Awarding Scholarships

LaSalle High School Alumni Give Back to the Community; Sponsoring Students, Honoring Golden Grads and Awarding Scholarships

Niagara Falls May 20, 2024 at 9:37 am

PRESS RELEASE: The LaSalle High School Alumni Association and LaSalle Preparatory School (LPS) cordially invite the media/press to attend and cover our Annual Golden Alumni Breakfast on Wednesday May 22nd from 9-11am. This event celebrates LaSalle High School alumni aged 80 and above, providing them with an opportunity to reminisceRead More

Experts Warn Against Using Public Funds for Event Center

Experts Warn Against Using Public Funds for Event Center

This past Friday, the Niagara Gazette’s investigative journalist Mark Scheer published an editorial entitled “Economists on sports venue public financing: ‘read the fine print’.” Scheer astutely compared expert analyses on the public funding of the new Buffalo Bills stadium with Mayor Robert Restaino’s proposed use of public funding for hisRead More

Niagara County DSS Says EBT System Will Be Down on Sunday

Niagara County DSS Says EBT System Will Be Down on Sunday

Community News, Niagara County May 17, 2024 at 1:54 pm

Niagara County Department of Social Services Commissioner Meghan Lutz today said residents who receive benefits through the New York Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance will not be able to use their EBT cards on Sunday, May 19, 2024, between the hours of 12:01 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.  New YorkRead More

Too Yacht to Handle to Debut at Sportsmen’s May 25

Too Yacht to Handle to Debut at Sportsmen’s May 25

Community News, Featured, Local News May 14, 2024 at 2:19 pm

By Tony Farina Another big musical night is in store for music lovers at the Sportsmen’s Tavern on Saturday, May 25, where the new band Too Yacht to Handle will present their debut performance from 9 to 11 p. m. And to add even more to the occasion will beRead More

SoleTurn: Orchestrating a Resurgence of Music in Buffalo!

SoleTurn: Orchestrating a Resurgence of Music in Buffalo!

Featured, Local News April 24, 2024 at 9:43 am

By Sebastian Cole In the current music scene, it is a rare group that can take the sounds of a bygone era and compose them into a modern sound that resonates with the same clarity and vigor of the past. Enter SoleTurn. This is the band. This is the timeRead More

Restaino’s Arena Project Faces Scrutiny

Restaino’s Arena Project Faces Scrutiny

Local News, News, Niagara Falls April 17, 2024 at 11:01 pm

Niagara Falls Mayor Robert Restaino believes that if he can get taxpayer money to build his Centennial Park project, there will be significant economic opportunities for the City of Niagara Falls. According to his published plans, Centennial Park will be an arena with a parking ramp and other features. RestainoRead More

SoleTurn Videography Is Just Amazing; Creativity Galore

SoleTurn Videography Is Just Amazing; Creativity Galore

Community News, Featured, Local News April 11, 2024 at 3:45 pm

By Tony Farina If you admire creativity, and that includes in your music, the rock band SoleTurn delivers on all counts. Take for example the eclipse videography they put together while enjoying the once-in-a-lifetime celestial event just last Monday when the solar eclipse was there for all to see.  Read More

SoleTurn Eclipse Track Will Hit This Week

SoleTurn Eclipse Track Will Hit This Week

Community News, Local News April 9, 2024 at 4:21 pm

By Tony Farina I had a wonderful viewing spot for the solar eclipse on Monday as rock band SoleTurn’s lead singer Vik Bhargava and bass player Zachary Michael hosted a small gathering at a private residence on the lake as they put together the final touches on a videography ofRead More

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