Niagara Falls

Council members Kristen Grandinetti, Andrew Touma and Charles Walker as a majority have approved many spending initiatives of Mayor Paul Dyster.

Walker Will Ultimately be Judged by the Voters

Niagara Falls November 17, 2016 at 2:51 am

Charles Walker has been a member of the Niagara Falls City Council since 1999, but unfortunately he is a lawmaker who has run afoul of the election law, according to the state attorney general, and he now faces four misdemeanor counts for allegedly failing to file campaign financial disclosure formsRead More

Niagara Falls City Councilman Charles Walker

Councilman Walker to answer in Court for Campaign Finance Violations

Niagara Falls November 17, 2016 at 2:45 am

If you access the NYS Board of Elections website, click on “Campaign Finance” and then “View Disclosure Reports”, and type in “Charles Walker”, there’s sparse information indeed on City Councilman Charles Walker’s campaign finances over the years. Serving on the city council since January of 1999, Walker is halfway throughRead More

Council Finishing Up Budget Work

Council Finishing Up Budget Work

Niagara Falls November 17, 2016 at 1:43 am

The Niagara Falls City Council finished work on the mayor’s 2017 spending plan that will now count on Amtrak paying for 63 percent of the operating costs ($172,000 a year) for the new station. City lawmakers have taken a sharp knife to Mayor Paul Dyster’s proposed $91 million budget, cuttingRead More

Cheeky Burglar caught on camera robbing home in his underwear.

Niagara Falls Tops National Security Company List for Most Burglaries Per Capita in New York State

Niagara Falls November 10, 2016 at 6:27 am

The Niagara Falls Reporter received a recent message from Zane Schwarzlose, community liaison for Protect America, a national home security company. Protect America sells home security systems. Their business is dependent on the existence of burglars. The more the supply of burglars, the greater the demand for security systems. InRead More

Clever Jamestown Exploits Lucy Legacy, Clueless Niagara Falls Ignores Tesla

Clever Jamestown Exploits Lucy Legacy, Clueless Niagara Falls Ignores Tesla

Niagara Falls November 10, 2016 at 3:34 am

Niagara Falls could learn a lesson or two from the city of Jamestown, NY, located a little more than an hour’s drive south of here, when it comes to not only honoring but capitalizing economically on the memory of its most famous residents. In 1996, Jamestown officially opened the LucilleRead More

The policies of Mayor Paul Dyster, as implemented during his nine years in office, have ensured that the city's  waterfront, and the economic prosperity that should come with it, will flow to Albany for decades to come.

Buffalo Waterfront Renewal proceeds apace with Front Park road removal, Niagara Falls lags, cedes waterfront benefits to State

Niagara Falls November 3, 2016 at 2:50 am

While Buffalo enjoys a massive renaissance of waterfront reclamation and renewal, Niagara Falls has been left behind. This is because, from the Grand Island bridge to the Falls and north to the Power Project, miles upon miles of Niagara Falls waterfront are owned and operated by State Parks and NYPA,Read More

Figure 1. While Buffalo has stabilized its population loss over recent years, Niagara Falls is still losing people at a steady clip.

Slight Niagara Falls Crime decrease attributable to demographics, state trends

Niagara Falls November 3, 2016 at 1:32 am

Last week we reported statistics obtained from the the 2015 FBI annual report “Crime in the United States”, which officially ranked Niagara Falls as being the most violent city in New York State. Of course, this was not good news for a city that wishes to present itself to theRead More

Return to the Grand Hamister and Niagara Falls

Return to the Grand Hamister and Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls November 3, 2016 at 12:10 am

By Peter A. Reese Last Sunday, my bride and I stopped by the bar at the Four Points Sheraton in LaSalle. We struck up a conversation with a nice young couple from Pennsylvania and got to reminiscing about our visit to the Grand Hamister last summer (See “Staying at theRead More

The real Frank Dux (r) in front of the man that played him, Jean Claude Van Damme.

Legendary Martial Artist Frank Dux’s Arrival in Niagara Falls Reminds Readers there are some Great Fighters here

Niagara Falls November 3, 2016 at 12:08 am

Following the publication of an interview with martial arts legend Frank Dux — Jim Allcorn of Niagara Falls wrote to remind us that our area has several great martial artists and fighters who have resided, fought and/or taught here for years. Dux, who divides his time between Los Angeles, HoustonRead More

Matteo Anello got $40,000. The lawyers got more than $250,000. The taxpayers paid for all of it.

The Matteo Case: And the winner is… The Lawyers!

Niagara Falls November 3, 2016 at 12:07 am

“The judicial process is like a cow. The public is impaled on its horns, the government has it by the tail, and all the while the lawyers are milking it.” – anonymous The final disposition of the (Matteo) Anello v. (Robert) Anderson case came down last week in the formRead More

Amtrak Vague on Train Station Deal

Amtrak Vague on Train Station Deal

Niagara Falls November 3, 2016 at 12:02 am

While Mayor Paul Dyster’s proposed 2017 budget includes a $172,000 payment from Amtrak as a tenant at the currently empty $43 million train station, there is still no agreement on a lease although in a statement to the Niagara Falls Reporter on Wednesday, Amtrak said work on an agreement isRead More

FBI ranks Niagara Falls as most Dangerous City in New York State

FBI ranks Niagara Falls as most Dangerous City in New York State

Niagara Falls October 27, 2016 at 2:33 am

The 2015 report “Crime in the United States”, published annually by the FBI, has officially ranked the city of Niagara Falls as being the most violent city in New York State. There were a total of 555 violent crimes reported for Niagara Falls for all of 2015. Based on aRead More

Minnie Pearl he ain't, but you must admit, the Mayor does look quite comely sporting his new custom headgear.

$585,000 Commemorative Sculpture Another Example of Public Art

Niagara Falls October 27, 2016 at 2:30 am

We think that this Art Alley/public art initiative has a great deal of potential, especially when Mayor Paul Dyster’s breathtaking Boundary Waters Commemorative sculpture gets its grand dedication at the center of the Rainbow Boulevard traffic circle, just down Third Street a few blocks. Not that the classic stainless steelRead More

It says, "Niagara Falls, New York" in case you were wondering.

Third Street’s “Art Alley” opens to Admiration, Acclaim, Assault

Niagara Falls October 27, 2016 at 1:52 am

“This will be a perfect backdrop for tourists, as well as wedding parties,” said Seth Piccirillo, Director of Niagara Falls Community Development, “We want people to come in here and take pictures.” We decided to take Mr. Piccirillo up on his kind suggestion and, as you can see on theseRead More

Anti-Abortion Activist Sensabaugh Passes at 81

Anti-Abortion Activist Sensabaugh Passes at 81

Niagara Falls October 27, 2016 at 1:31 am

We were saddened to learn of the passing last week of Carol Sensabaugh of Niagara Falls, a retired cosmetologist who devoted much of her time and energy to fighting legalized abortion. Pro-life, as well as a Pro-lific writer of letters to the editor to local dailies such as the NiagaraRead More

Morinello: A Refreshing Change from the Norm

Morinello: A Refreshing Change from the Norm

Niagara Falls October 27, 2016 at 12:02 am

Choolokian Castigates Ceretto for Lack of Principles By Glenn Choolokian When you think about the people who are representing our city, do you envision them trying to serve themselves, their political party or the people that they represent? Which do you think is right? I think most of us wouldRead More

State Department of Transportation dump trucks block off the Robert Moses Parkway as it enters the Niagara Power Project in the days after the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

Did Parkway Removal speech trigger Power Project Terror Drills?

Niagara Falls October 20, 2016 at 1:34 am

  On Wednesday, Sept. 21, the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms blew up two buses and an unidentified third vehicle at an unused quarry on Rochester Road in Gasport, as part of a demonstration of what things look like after they’ve been blown up.   Later in theRead More

The standard practice of only 2 inches of milling and repaving in the city of Niagara Falls, such as is taking place on Buffalo Avenue, usually results in the blacktop cracking and potholes developing within just a few years, due to the brutally cold winters here.

Old Trolley Tracks spell Headache for Buff Ave. Repaving – City less than candid in bidding process?

Niagara Falls October 20, 2016 at 12:52 am

A local contractor in the process of repaving a section of Buffalo Avenue in the city, abandoned the job due to an impasse with the Dyster administration over cost overruns, but as of press time has resumed the project, the Reporter has learned. Accadia Site Contracting of Depew, NY wasRead More

Niagara Falls Mayor Paul Dyster presents his 2017 budget to the public and the City Council last month, big on spending and gimmicks, as usual.

Niagara Falls 2017 Budget Hearing set for Nov. 1

Niagara Falls October 20, 2016 at 12:17 am

A Public Hearing for the 2017 Proposed Budget for the city of Niagara Falls will be held in the City Hall Council Chambers on November 1, 2016 from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm. In reviewing Mayor Paul Dyster’s tentative budget, we came up with the following questions: 1. Has thereRead More

Robert E. Nichols

Assemblyman Ceretto, Mayor Dyster Retaliate, Withhold Tesla funding to punish Reporter writer

Niagara Falls October 13, 2016 at 9:12 am

Last night with the Reporter’s deadline rapidly approaching, a veritable bombshell was dropped on us, courtesy of the Buffalo News.   A “former Ceretto employee” blew the whistle on illegal activities that allegedly took place in Assemblyman John Ceretto’s office which included, according to the breaking News story, campaign meetingsRead More

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