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Mayor Paul Dyster sent a letter to department heads and nonunion city employees seeking their resumes. This has led to speculation that the mayor may be choosing to replace some employees not protected by civil service.

Dyster continues to raise the fiscal roof as the foundation collapses

A grateful Mayor Paul Dyster promoted two men who help his reelection efforts.     By Anna Howard   There he goes again. Last week Mayor Dyster started another round of promotions for select people in city government. This time it was the fire department. While we have no doubtRead More

Niagara Falls Selects Artist for $435,000 Public Outlay for ‘Sculpture Art’ at Traffic Circle

Niagara Falls Selects Artist for $435,000 Public Outlay for ‘Sculpture Art’ at Traffic Circle

Rendering of Sculpture for Niagara Falls’ Centennial Circle is unveiled   Niagara Falls Mayor Paul A. Dyster has been working on getting a sculpture placed in what is called Centennial Circle since 2009, planning to spend some $435,000 – plus annual maintenance – to do so. This summer, it looksRead More

JASTRZEMSKI TO TAKE OATH SATURDAY IN PUBLIC CEREMONY AT COURTHOUSE

  LOCKPORT—Niagara County Clerk-elect Joseph A. Jastrzemski will be sworn into office Saturday at an http://southbuffalonews.comhttp://southbuffalonews.com a.m. ceremony at the Niagara County Courthouse. The ceremony marks the beginning of Jastrzemski’s tenure as he takes over from outgoing Clerk Wayne F. Jagow, who has held the office for two decades. TheRead More

Nick Melson is said to have an increasingly powerful role in the Dyster administration.

What’s Really Going on With the Rumored City Hall Personnel Changes?

In our last edition, the Reporter explained how the mayor ordered his top personnel to submit updated resumes if they hoped to keep their jobs. Sources told us the mayor was going to rely heavily on the council to review the resumes. The council was to help him decide whoRead More

City Hall Jokes January 7 20http://southbuffalonews.com6

City Hall Jokes January 7 20http://southbuffalonews.com6

  http://southbuffalonews.com   It’s pretty small peanuts. Councilmen Charles Walker and Andrew Touma have pulled the chairmanship out from under Kristen Grandinetti more times than Lucy pulled the football out from under Charlie Brown. In defense of his having prevented Kristen Grandinetti from being named council chairwoman, Andrew Touma, said,Read More

Niagara County Manager Glatz Announces Resignation

GLATZ PLANS MARCH 3http://southbuffalonews.com RESIGNATION: Urges Legislature to Review Department Leadership LOCKPORT—Niagara County Manager Jeffrey M. Glatz submitted his resignation today, effective the last day of March 20http://southbuffalonews.com6, preparing for a departure from the post he has held for five years. In a letter that thanked county lawmakers for theRead More

It’s the end of the world as Paul Dyster knows it, and he feels fine

It’s the end of the world as Paul Dyster knows it, and he feels fine

Wow, Mayor Dyster needs to take a chill pill…he’s scaring radio talk show listeners with oblique references to nuclear conflagration. When he appeared on the Darro show two weeks ago he told the host that “the natural gas reserves in the northeast have to be protected for the future inRead More

Why was there no public hearing on 20http://southbuffalonews.com6 budget?

Why was there no public hearing on 20http://southbuffalonews.com6 budget?

The Niagara Falls Reporter recently featured a cover story detailing how the city council approved the 20http://southbuffalonews.com6 budget in a 4-0 council vote on November http://southbuffalonews.com7 at the close of a budget work session. That budget, along with seven as yet to be disclosed council budget amendments, moved to the Mayor PaulRead More

Niagara Falls 7-http://southbuffalonews.comhttp://southbuffalonews.com Robbery Arrest Made By US Marshals

Niagara Falls 7-http://southbuffalonews.comhttp://southbuffalonews.com Robbery Arrest Made By US Marshals

Crime doesn’t pay. At least not for too long. On January 6th at 3:00 a.m. the 7/http://southbuffalonews.comhttp://southbuffalonews.com, located at 23http://southbuffalonews.com0 Hyde Park Blvd, was robbed. Two suspects, one male and one female entered the store with the female staying near the door to watch for customers. The male walked toRead More

JASTRZEMSKI SWORN IN AS COUNTY CLERK

JASTRZEMSKI SWORN IN AS COUNTY CLERK

  LOCKPORT—Niagara County Clerk Joseph A. Jastrzemski was sworn into office today in a ceremony at the Niagara County Courthouse, vowing to “make everyone proud” of the quality of services that will be provided by his office.   The inaugural ceremony also brings the official close to the two decadesRead More

Dyster’s concern over global warming is just more political hot air

Dyster’s concern over global warming is just more political hot air

  By Anna Howard The Niagara Gazette recently wrote an editorial that was cautiously critical of Mayor Dyster. The editorial questioned the mayor’s actions in taking the time to support the international fight against global warming. While a global warming summit took place in Paris last week the mayor andRead More

Is David Jaros actually Dyster’s  ‘de-facto’ city engineer?

Is David Jaros actually Dyster’s ‘de-facto’ city engineer?

  Is the real reason why Niagara Falls has gone without a city engineer for 53 of the 96 months that Paul Dyster has served as mayor because he already has one? David Jaros, formerly of Li-Ro Engineers and now of Clark Patterson Lee has managed to get most ofRead More

Dyster’s crown jewel: A $435,000 traffic circle sculpture!

Dyster’s crown jewel: A $435,000 traffic circle sculpture!

      Niagara Falls – It was our own resident genius, James Hufnagel, who wrote us this week, to say, “You know what would be really funny? A picture of Mayor Paul A. Dyster wearing the new traffic circle sculpture like a crown.” We agreed. Mr. Hufnagel was referringRead More

Matchup Between Ceretto, Morinello Could Be the Marquee Race

Matchup Between Ceretto, Morinello Could Be the Marquee Race

  When state lawmakers convened in Albany on Wednesday to kick off the new legislative session, watchdog groups were holding a press conference calling on the governor and legislators to sign a “Clean Conscience Pledge” in the wake of the corruption convictions of the former Assembly speaker and the SenateRead More

Is Poverty Industry Part of a True Growth Plan

While city hall top salaries have risen more than 35 per cent and casino cash was abused and the Dyster administration has ridden roughshod over residents and wasted taxpayer dollars a Poverty Development Plan has gone ahead full speed under the guise of economic development. Niagara Falls Mayor Paul DysterRead More

Fatal Knifing on Ontario St. in Falls Today; Knife plunged into heart of victim

Fatal Knifing on Ontario St. in Falls Today; Knife plunged into heart of victim

On http://southbuffalonews.com2/26 at  http://southbuffalonews.com:30 a.m. Niagara Falls Police Officers responded to 947 Ontario Ave. for a man stabbed. Despite an officer being a block away, arriving in seconds and performing CPR on the victim; he succumbed to his wound. 26 year old Niagara Falls resident, Troy Haslip died of aRead More

Setting the Record Straight On Parlato Indictment

Setting the Record Straight On Parlato Indictment

   Recently, a local newspaper in Niagara Falls published a year-end story that highlighted the federal indictment of businessman and newspaper publisher Frank Parlato, Jr., basically rewriting the indictment without any response from Mr. Parlato.  I feel it is necessary to respond to that story and to the public inRead More

Only in North Tonawanda: Is NT surreptitiously violating Open Meetings Law?

Reviewing 20http://southbuffalonews.com2-20http://southbuffalonews.com5 Common Council minutes posted on NT’s website indicates most meetings lasted less than 30 minutes, some less than http://southbuffalonews.com0, only a few lasting 60. In http://southbuffalonews.com2/http://southbuffalonews.com/http://southbuffalonews.com5 minutes, Jean Kroetsch requested more information be included on agendas so she could understand  budget transfers.  Do Council members, Mayor, or CityRead More

Mayor Paul Dyster sent a letter to department heads and nonunion city employees seeking their resumes. This has led to speculation that the mayor may be choosing to replace some employees not protected by civil service.

Dyster’s Letter to Top City Employees Touches Off Fear And Paranoia For The Holidays

Niagara Falls Mayor Paul Dyster sent a chilling letter to all of his department heads and select appointees this Monday and Tuesday thanking the city employees for their service, and advising them that if they want to potentially keep their jobs, to put it a letter of intent along withRead More

Sal Maglie Stadium playing field.

Sal Maglie Stadium ‘Management’ Up for Bids – Said not to be a ‘cash-cow” like  Ice Pavilion!?!?

  The City of Niagara Falls Division of Purchasing issued a Request for Proposals for a “License to Operate and Manage Sal Maglie Stadium.” The successful proposer will have exclusive rights to sell food, alcohol and other beverages at the 2500 seat capacity stadium located in Hyde Park in theRead More

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