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City tourism office won’t get NTCC monkey off our backs  

  At least publicly, Niagara Falls Mayor Paul Dyster has sung the praises of the shadowy and secretive Niagara Tourism and Convention Corp., and its’ CEO John Percy. The NTCC benefits from nearly $2 million a year in city money, with around $900,000 coming from bed tax collections and anotherRead More

Letter to the Editor

Letter to the Editor

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To whom it may concern: I am the operator of the Hyde Park Pavilion Ice Rinks having entered into an agreement with the City in 20http://southbuffalonews.com2. I am writing to correct recent articles in your newspaper. First, there was an article which indicated that the operator of the rinks, myRead More

Niagara Falls Taxpayers will pay to host Great Lakes Conference  Dyster given $75,000 blank check to spend as he likes  

Niagara Falls Taxpayers will pay to host Great Lakes Conference Dyster given $75,000 blank check to spend as he likes  

  The city of Niagara Falls will “officially play host” to the 20http://southbuffalonews.com6 Great Lakes-Saint Lawrence Cities Initiative annual conference this June. City taxpayers will officially foot the bill. The conference will host http://southbuffalonews.comhttp://southbuffalonews.com8 U.S. and Canadian representatives, including representatives from Niagara Falls, who will gather to eat, drink, networkRead More

Sensible business or sweetheart deal?  Chilton Avenue residents want to know

Sensible business or sweetheart deal? Chilton Avenue residents want to know

  Niagara Falls – A city-owned Chilton Avenue apartment house set to be sold to a volunteer member of the Dyster administration for $500 was never advertised as being for sale, and no sign was ever posted on the front lawn describing it was such. Instead, Community Development Director SethRead More

Shocking Cuomo press release reveals real Rationale for Robert Moses Parkway Upgrade

Shocking Cuomo press release reveals real Rationale for Robert Moses Parkway Upgrade

It couldn’t have been made any clearer had it been posted on billboards, shouted from rooftops or written in skywriting.   If there was ever the shadow of a doubt in your mind that the south Robert Moses Parkway reconstruction was intended to do anything other than convey tourists past theRead More

More low income housing key  To Falls’ future? Dyster says yes!

More low income housing key To Falls’ future? Dyster says yes!

  Since when is $http://southbuffalonews.com2 million “affordable? That’s the price tag on the new Walnut Avenue Homes project – located on Walnut Avenue and Fifth, Sixth and Seventh streets. The development consists of seven new buildings and the renovation of the former Niagara Falls Board of Education Building. Applications areRead More

WNY MUSLIMS STANDS WITH THE VICTIMS OF THE COWARDLY TALIBAN ATTACK ON STUDENTS AND TEACHERS IN PESHAWAR

As the backlash for successfully fighting terrorism, Pakistan has again suffered a horrific terror attack today. A place of learning and sanctuary has been violated as four gunmen entered the university and opened fire on students and teachers who had gathered for a peaceful poetry recital to commemorate the deathRead More

Rickey’s — Where the good times roll….

Rickey’s — Where the good times roll….

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Hello Everyone, Welcome to this week’s edition of Ricky’s Corner. Our restaurant’s new name is Ricky’s Pub & Pizzeria located at the old Nifty Fifty 77http://southbuffalonews.com0 Buffalo Ave. Niagara Falls, NY http://southbuffalonews.com4304. Our number is 7http://southbuffalonews.com6-283-77http://southbuffalonews.com0. The wonderful staff and unique http://southbuffalonews.com950’s atmosphere that made The Nifty great is staying http://southbuffalonews.comhttp://southbuffalonews.com0% intact. Ricky’s will be offering an enhanced & expanded dinnerRead More

Road rage case leads to loss of  $http://southbuffalonews.com00,000 a year job for NFPD cop

Road rage case leads to loss of $http://southbuffalonews.com00,000 a year job for NFPD cop

  Former Niagara Falls City Police officer James J. Conte, 48, was sentenced by Wheatfield Town Justice Erin P. DeLabio to a six month conditional release on a third-degree assault charge Tuesday. Niagara County District Attorney Michael Violante said by pleading guilty to a crime, even a misdemeanor, Conte wouldRead More

20http://southbuffalonews.com5 was the hottest year on record, new data say

From the Los Angeles Times 20http://southbuffalonews.com5 was Earth’s hottest year on record, according to new data released today by NOAA and NASA. The average surface temperature across the globe was 58.47 Fahrenheit, a seemingly small but significant 0.23-degree increase from 20http://southbuffalonews.com4’s previous record, experts said. The new numbers confirm long-termRead More

City officials finally willing to accept  Reporter’s advice on casino cash?

City officials finally willing to accept Reporter’s advice on casino cash?

  Over the past eight years, Niagara Falls Mayor Paul Dyster has burned through around $200 million in revenue the city receives as the local share of the slot machine revenue from the Seneca Niagara Casino. And for almost as long, The Niagara Falls Reporter has been calling for aRead More

Where is law enforcement? Keeffe laid out blueprint of Raniere crimes in recorded talks and emails with Bouchey

Where is law enforcement? Keeffe laid out blueprint of Raniere crimes in recorded talks and emails with Bouchey

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In NXIVM’s effort to destroy Barbara Bouchey – making a criminal computer trespass case out of a molehill  visit to a social media website – while ignoring a mountain of potential evidence against NXIVM founder Keith Raniere – certain facts have come to light. Perhaps the time has come –Read More

Types O, AB, B negative and A negative blood donations urgently needed by the American Red Cross

Types O, AB, B negative and A negative blood donations urgently needed by the American Red Cross

The American Red Cross urgently needs blood donors to make an appointment to give this winter. Eligible blood donors of all types are needed, especially those with O, AB, B negative and A negative. Blood is needed to respond to emergencies large and small, across the country every day.  Read More

20http://southbuffalonews.com6’s Best & Worst Frequent Flyer Programs – CardHub Study

With the average American budgeting $8,400 for travel in 20http://southbuffalonews.com6 and one-third of people planning to spend more than last year, according to TripAdvisor survey data, the stakes are also rising in terms of our decisions regarding rewards program membership. In order to help travelers maximize their savings, CardHub todayRead More

The old YMCA is now owned and operated by the Niagara Gospel Rescue Mission. Religious organizations are taking a greater and greater role in the traditionally secular world of public policy here, as the city transitions from an economy based on manufacturing and tourism to one based on taking care of people who can't take care of themselves.

It makes sense to advertise

  IT MAKES SENSE TO ADVERTISE We think there are some pretty good reasons to advertise in our publications, Artvoice, The Niagara Falls Reporter, the Front Page and the South Buffalo News both in print and online editions: Our job – if I can see straight and hear clearly andRead More

Confidential Report Downgrades Quinn’s Effectiveness

Confidential Report Downgrades Quinn’s Effectiveness

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As we have reported for some time, many at Erie Community College have questioned the commitment and leadership of President Jack Quinn who earns $http://southbuffalonews.com92,500 to run the school but has several outside assignments not related to college business that often take him away from the college and leave theRead More

Reader has Questions about writer’s role in NXIVM

Reader has Questions about writer’s role in NXIVM

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Having evidently read several of my posts on NXIVM, a reader asks: How did they try to control your mind? It sounds like you were allowed close enough to the inner circle to be able to see at least the sex-charged nature of NXIVM, if not the criminality. Were thereRead More

Reader explains how NXIVM trainers use covert hypnosis techniques 

Reader explains how NXIVM trainers use covert hypnosis techniques 

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They believe in neutro-linguistic programming (NLP), which in this case would be Ericksonian covert-hypnosis.  The first steps are for the controller to converse with you, preferably seated side by side, and subtly match your body language, which apparently goes a long way toward making most people trust the controller.  ThenRead More

Frankenstein Art Gallery Opens in Niagara Falls, Ontario

Frankenstein Art Gallery Opens in Niagara Falls, Ontario

Willie Anicic has spent a lifetime as an artist, creating metal sculptures with his welding skills, now available at Frankenstein Gallery, Niagara Falls, ON. The son of an artist, Anicic has upheld the family tradition of creativity. He is the sole creator of statuette for the annual Toronto-based Female EyeRead 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

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