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We asked AI-driven ChatGPT, “What ails Niagara Falls?”

We asked AI-driven ChatGPT, “What ails Niagara Falls?”

News, Niagara Falls March 28, 2023 at 8:31 pm

We asked the online computer program ChatGPT, a new AI (artificial intelligence) “chatbot” available on the internet, to report back on our fair city’s dire circumstances. This is the question we posed: “What ails the city of Niagara Falls?” Remember, what follows was not written by a human being. We’veRead More

Falls Mayor Defines Forest Land as “Blight” in desperate Eminent Domain land grab

Falls Mayor Defines Forest Land as “Blight” in desperate Eminent Domain land grab

News, Niagara Falls March 21, 2023 at 5:57 am

Last week, Niagara Falls residents gathered in the city council chambers for the third public hearing on Mayor Robert Restaino’s idea for a Centennial Park. It was clear from the speakers that there is opposition to Mayor Restaino’s plan to use eminent domain to take 10 acres of forest landRead More

The city needs the right name for Restaino's legacy to himself.

Mayor Restaino Panders to Seneca Gaming Interests over Local Taxpayers who Voted him in, Pay for His Excesses

Ken Cosentino, News, Niagara Falls March 8, 2023 at 12:43 am

Mayor Robert Restaino’s proposed Centennial Park project sparks controversy By Ken Cosentino I must preface this by stating my opinion regarding the Seneca Nation of Indians (SNI). I have a strong friendship with the Mothers of the Seneca Nation, a group recognized by the SNI constitution of 1848.  Through thisRead More

Demetreus Nix seeks to bring awareness to local issues and community investment.

Demetrius Nix Announces Plans to Run for Mayor; Wants to ‘Make Niagara Falls Great Again’

Elections 2023, News March 7, 2023 at 4:15 pm

NIX FOR MAYOR! Make Niagara Falls Great Again! Demetreus Nix wants to make the entire City of Niagara Falls Great. Not just LaSalle and DeVeaux, but Garden Highland and the South End. He filed notice with the Niagara County Board of Elections that he will run for Niagara Falls mayor.Read More

Niagara Falls Mayor Accused of ‘Manufacturing Blight’ to Seize Parcel 0 From NFR

Niagara Falls Mayor Accused of ‘Manufacturing Blight’ to Seize Parcel 0 From NFR

News, Niagara Falls March 6, 2023 at 11:08 am

NFR Fights Back Against City of Niagara Falls’ Attempt to Take Private Property: Alleges Violation of Comprehensive Plan Challenges City’s Eminent Domain Attempt in Appellate Court   Brief alleges City manufactured new “blight” allegation despite the fact that the well-manicured, wooded parcel is properly maintained and has never been soRead More

Don’t Let Mayor’s Ego Stop $1.5 Billion Data Center’s 550 Jobs; High Speed Internet Citywide

Don’t Let Mayor’s Ego Stop $1.5 Billion Data Center’s 550 Jobs; High Speed Internet Citywide

News, Niagara Falls March 4, 2023 at 6:50 pm

Niagara Falls Mayor Pursues Eminent Domain Lawsuit for Centennial Park Project Despite Opposition from Landowner Niagara Falls Mayor Robert Restaino is pursuing an eminent domain lawsuit to acquire Parcel 0 for the construction of Centennial Park, an events center, parking ramp, and a small park. He faces opposition from NiagaraRead More

Power Imbalance at Seneca Casino Noted: Director of Table Games Faces Charges While Ex-Employee/Lover Blamed By Critics

Power Imbalance at Seneca Casino Noted: Director of Table Games Faces Charges While Ex-Employee/Lover Blamed By Critics

News, Niagara Falls March 3, 2023 at 1:15 pm

In response to my story: Seneca Casino Director Charged With Felony Against Ex-Employee/Lover, I got a lot of Keith John supporters, primarily anonymous, condemning Carrie Kearns, saying she is solely at fault and being a nutcase too. I was also blamed for writing the story based on court documents andRead More

From the treetops of NFR's land we can see the one beneficiary of the mayor's arena plans

Mayor’s Plans for Forced Sale of NFR’s Parcel O Tilt Clearly Toward Seneca Favoritism

Local News, News March 1, 2023 at 2:34 pm

Odd Taking The plan is undoubtedly unique. Mayor Robert Restaino plans to use New York State courts to take 10 acres of land in the south end of Niagara Falls from a private company, which has national implications. To begin with, the mayor will try to take the land fromRead More

Niagara Falls Mayor’s Plans to Kill $1.5 Billion Data Center for ‘Poor Location’ Event Center Facing Opposition

Niagara Falls Mayor’s Plans to Kill $1.5 Billion Data Center for ‘Poor Location’ Event Center Facing Opposition

Local News, News, Niagara Falls February 28, 2023 at 2:15 am

Niagara Falls Mayor Robert M. Restaino is seeking to purchase a 10-acre plot of land from Niagara Falls Redevelopment LLC (NFR) to develop Centennial Park, a $150 million project of a 7000-seat events center, a parking ramp, and a small park. Mayor’s proposed Centennial Park. NFR has other plans forRead More

Restaino’s Flawed Vetting of Rod Davis derails Airbnb Project

Restaino’s Flawed Vetting of Rod Davis derails Airbnb Project

Ken Cosentino, News, Niagara Falls February 24, 2023 at 7:55 am

Ask any lifelong resident of the city of Niagara Falls, NY “why do we have so much blight?” and you will hear many different stories that all share common themes. One of the major themes is the “do-nothing” developer archetype, who has historically “taken the money and ran.” Earlier thisRead More

Mayor Offered Polluted Land to NFR for Data Center

Mayor Offered Polluted Land to NFR for Data Center

Featured, Local News, News, Niagara Falls February 20, 2023 at 5:03 am

The controversy is far from over. It is between a mayor of a dwindling city of 43,000, down from 100,000 in 1960, a city with a famous name – once the Power City, the Honeymoon Capital of the World, now dead broke. And a development company backed by billionaires whoRead More

Mayor admits Selecting Parcel 0 to Help Seneca Business Interests; Public Hearing March 13

Mayor admits Selecting Parcel 0 to Help Seneca Business Interests; Public Hearing March 13

Local News, News, Niagara Falls February 15, 2023 at 12:08 am

Mayor to Hold 3rd Public Hearing in March on Parcel ‘0’ as ‘Plans Shift’ Niagara Falls, NY: On February 9, Mayor Robert Restaino convened a special meeting of the Niagara Falls City Council to advance his plans to develop Centennial Park. All five council members were present. The mayor’s $150Read More

Parcel 0-#7: Niagara Falls Mayor’s Quest for Events Center Comes With an Unknown Price Tag; Funding Uncertainty

Parcel 0-#7: Niagara Falls Mayor’s Quest for Events Center Comes With an Unknown Price Tag; Funding Uncertainty

Featured, Local News, News, Niagara Falls February 9, 2023 at 4:15 pm

The following is part #7 on the topic of Parcel 0 and the contentious battle over its development waged between Mayor Robert Restaino and Niagara Falls Redevelopment LLC.  A 12-acre site on John Daley Blvd and Falls St, Parcel 0 is located in the southern end of Downtown Niagara Falls,Read More

Parcel-0-#6: Give Mayor Restaino a Golden Statue But Let NFR Build Data Center

Parcel-0-#6: Give Mayor Restaino a Golden Statue But Let NFR Build Data Center

Featured, Ken Cosentino, Local News, News, Niagara Falls, Parcel 0 February 8, 2023 at 2:09 am

Ken Cosentino, the writer of this article, mentions an old, failed dream of Niagara Falls, AquaFalls. An ambitious, and ultimately fanciful, plan to build an underground aquarium called AquaFalls was revealed during the administration of former Mayor James Galie. New York Governor George Pataki came to Niagara Falls to laudRead More

Parcel 0-#5: Szwedo: We Can Have Three, Data Center, Events Center and Park, Not Just One

Parcel 0-#5: Szwedo: We Can Have Three, Data Center, Events Center and Park, Not Just One

Featured, Local News, News, Niagara Falls, Parcel 0 February 3, 2023 at 8:15 am

This is #5 in the Parcel 0 series. By Jim Szwedo Please do not mortgage our future for Centennial Park  When it comes to the dueling project proposals by the City and Niagara Falls Redevelopment, I believe we can have both. If the City and NFR both give a little,Read More

Parcel 0 -#4: Whose Proposal Came First? Is Someone at City Hall Lying?

Parcel 0 -#4: Whose Proposal Came First? Is Someone at City Hall Lying?

Local News, News, Niagara Falls, Parcel 0 February 2, 2023 at 9:28 am

This is #4 in the Parcel 0 series. Parcel 0 – #1 –Reporter Investigates City’s Fight With NFR Over Best Use – Data Center or Events Center Parcel 0-#2: Pat Whelan, Former NGTI Director: Mayor’s Centennial Park Bound to Fail Parcel 0 -#3: The Battle Between Restaino and NFR IsRead More

Parcel 0 -#3: The Battle Between Restaino and NFR Is on – Meet the Combatants

Parcel 0 -#3: The Battle Between Restaino and NFR Is on – Meet the Combatants

Featured, Local News, News, Niagara Falls, Parcel 0 February 1, 2023 at 4:06 am

Part #3 on Parcel 0. This is Part #3 of a series on Niagara Falls Mayor Robert Restaino’s attempt to force the sale of 12 acres of a private company’s land to develop an events center and park project that the City does not have the money to develop. TheRead More

Parcel 0 is ground zero for a war over what is right and best for 12acres of downtown property.

Parcel 0-#2: Pat Whelan, Former NGTI Director: Mayor’s Centennial Park Bound to Fail

Featured, Local News, News, Niagara Falls, Parcel 0 January 30, 2023 at 6:34 pm

Parcel 0 is a 12-acre site in downtown Niagara Falls, owned by Niagara Falls Redevelopment LLC [NFR]. Both NFR has a plan for Parcel 0 and Niagara Falls Mayor Robert Restaino has a plan.   NFR wants to build a Data Center on their land. Mayor Restaino wants to use eminentRead More

Anti-Semitism Claims Against Lawyer Led to Disbarment; Might Lead to RICO Charges Against Corrupt CT Family Court Judge Gerard Adelman

Anti-Semitism Claims Against Lawyer Led to Disbarment; Might Lead to RICO Charges Against Corrupt CT Family Court Judge Gerard Adelman

News, State and National News May 16, 2022 at 6:54 pm

Nickola Cunha is a divorce lawyer. Allegedly, she made antisemitic claims about Judge Gerard I. Adelman. This led to her disbarment. She said Judge Adelman favors Jewish lawyers and Jewish therapists. He is Jewish.  This series will examine Cunha’s alleged anti-Semitic statements. We will also examine whether Judge Thomas G. MoukawsherRead More

The Mechanics of Renting in 2021 New York

The Mechanics of Renting in 2021 New York

News August 2, 2021 at 6:37 pm

Click the link below to subscribe to SPECIAL REPORTS from the Niagara Reporter http://eepurl.com/dnsYM9     By: Staff Reporter Famous for historical and iconic landmarks, New York, the self-named “Greatest City in the world”, is also an industry epicentre for the culinary arts. So it’s no wonder people often flockRead More

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