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With subsidized/affordable housing a major development objective of the Dyster administration, Al Williams, fresh out of prison for his sexual abuse of an 11 year old, found the living easy and inexpensive in Niagara Falls.

Lackawanna Takes Action on Sex Offenders; Niagara Falls Continues to Ignore Problem

Columns, Community News June 30, 2016 at 6:10 pm

The growing problem of convicted and registered sex offenders from around the state and around the country being dumped by the New York State Division of Parole into communities on the Niagara Frontier is being handled in drastically different ways by local officials in those communities, whose primary duty isRead More

The Artvoice Probe Triggers Action by Buffalo Officials on Sex Offenders

The Artvoice Probe Triggers Action by Buffalo Officials on Sex Offenders

Columns, Community News June 30, 2016 at 6:08 pm

A June 9 Artvoice expose concerning the dispersal of seven registered sex offenders from two group homes in West Seneca has prompted quick action on the part of elected representatives in Buffalo, where two of the offenders were relocated. Senator Tim Kennedy of Buffalo, Erie County Legislator Peter Savage andRead More

Things We Don’t Need in City Hall

Things We Don’t Need in City Hall

Columns, Niagara County, Niagara Falls June 30, 2016 at 6:05 pm

By Councilman Kenny Tompkins This week, for the second time in two months, the Niagara Falls City Council voted NO (3 to 2) to a request to add an elevated position to the city’s Purchasing department. The department’s director, Johnny Destino, has put forth this request twice, citing the need toRead More

How Could This Possibly Happen?

How Could This Possibly Happen?

Columns June 30, 2016 at 5:33 pm

    Liar, cheat, dishonest, thief, arrogant beyond belief…these are all adjectives that I hear regularly when people speak of the “President of the United States”! How could the people of this Great Nation put someone in office who can claim ALL these “attributes” and then even consider, doing itRead More

Orlando Shooting: The Cold, Cold Monster  Strikes Again

Orlando Shooting: The Cold, Cold Monster Strikes Again

Columns June 23, 2016 at 2:25 pm

By Jim Ostrowski I could write a book about the Orlando shooting, its antecedents and its exploitation by the Progressive State of America.  Alas, that won’t be necessary.  If you understand two key concepts, you can unravel the whole puzzle very quickly.  If you don’t understand them, you will be quicklyRead More

Signs Of The Times: Rough Road Signs are Easier to  Install Than Fixing Rough Road

Signs Of The Times: Rough Road Signs are Easier to Install Than Fixing Rough Road

Columns June 23, 2016 at 2:08 pm

Despite having an unprecedented $180 million in casino revenue to spend, the administration of Mayor Paul Dyster has hardly kept up with paving the rough roads in this dwindling city of now about 40,000 people. Niagara Falls is unhappily officially the highest taxed city in New York State and NewRead More

Ask the Judge

Ask the Judge

Columns May 12, 2016 at 11:29 am

A question from one of our readers in a quandary. I had an auto accident about a year and one half ago and I went to an attorney who is seen on billboards in this community. I was told that I would pay a contingency fee and not an hourlyRead More

Judge Frank Bayger...will take your questions

Ask the Judge Column Begins

Columns April 28, 2016 at 4:48 pm

You’ve seen his ad in this newspaper and elsewhere, and now retired State Supreme Court Justice Frank Bayger is inviting you to submit legal questions pertaining to personal injury or wrongful death cases to him for a published response.  Just email your questions to Judge Bayger, a Hall of FameRead More

Are Grandparents Automatically Entitled to Visit with Their Grandchildren?

Are Grandparents Automatically Entitled to Visit with Their Grandchildren?

Columns, Featured April 28, 2016 at 4:45 pm

by Nicholas A. Pelosino, Jr., Esq. We all know that grandparents do many things for their grandchildren and these meaningful relationships are as varied as the people in them and the families of which they are a part. Grandparents may become caretakers when needed; grandparents can have special teaching roles;Read More

Will America Vote For or Against the Constitution?

Will America Vote For or Against the Constitution?

Columns April 28, 2016 at 4:40 pm

by J. Gary DiLaura In order to get America back on its feet we need to create jobs for the American people and do it fast. We are in an energy and economic crisis. We must become energy independent if we are to survive as a Nation. Right now theRead More

LIUNA Leaders  From Across US  Lobby Congress

LIUNA Leaders From Across US Lobby Congress

Columns April 20, 2016 at 1:54 pm

This week, nearly 100 leaders of LIUNA – the Laborers’ International Union of North America –spread out across Capitol Hill, and visited 200 Congressional offices as part of the North American Building Trades Union Legislative Conference. Participants, who represent workers predominantly in the construction industry, discussed key issues, including: –Read More

The “Democratic” Party And Hypocrisy At Its Best!

The “Democratic” Party And Hypocrisy At Its Best!

Columns April 13, 2016 at 10:20 pm

The lexical definition of Democracy is a form of government in which the supreme power is vested in the people and exercised directly by them or by their elected agents under a free electoral system. The definition of Democratic is relating to or supporting democracy. So when did the Democrat Party become the Democratic Party?Read More

The Legal Corner: Advice on Automobile Accidents

The Legal Corner: Advice on Automobile Accidents

Columns March 31, 2016 at 10:21 am

The fraction of a second in which an accident occurs has the power to change your life forever. It can be exceptionally challenging – physically, emotionally and financially – to move forward after a serious personal injury. Today, I am focusing on auto accidents. I have handled hundreds of automobileRead More

Construction Workers Safer with New OSHA Silica Standard

Columns March 30, 2016 at 8:46 pm

Construction sites are dusty places, but does that make them dangerous? If the dust contains pulverized rock or concrete there is more concern. One study showed silicosis deaths in the construction industry are higher than any other industry in the United States. Construction workers are clearly at risk of developingRead More

THE LEGAL CORNER: Advice on Drinking and Driving

Columns March 17, 2016 at 9:15 am

By Nick Pelosino Jr. So you decide to drive home after a few drinks. All of a sudden, panic strikes when blue and red lights appear in your rearview mirror. Getting pulled over is a scary ordeal even if you haven’t had a sip of alcohol. And if you have,Read More

Robert Moses to be renamed “Niagara Scenic Parkway”; Why not just remove it?

Robert Moses to be renamed “Niagara Scenic Parkway”; Why not just remove it?

Columns, Community News March 9, 2016 at 10:11 pm

Strike up the band, join the parade, wave the flag and pop the bag. The politicians are renaming the Robert Moses Parkway, to the Niagara Scenic Parkway. Please curb your enthusiasm.   Especially since, instead of renaming it, they should be getting rid of it!   Urging congress to pass ObamacareRead More

Buffalo beard competition planned  without use of taxpayer funding!

Buffalo beard competition planned without use of taxpayer funding!

Columns March 9, 2016 at 8:45 pm

  The owners of Macky’s Essex Street Pub in Buffalo have come up with what would be a revolutionary idea in Niagara Falls. They’re staging an entertainment event and not asking the government for any money to make it happen. Unlike the Hard Rock Café concert series, the Niagara Falls BluesRead More

Falls sees tiny decrease in violent  crime: Remains dangerous place

Falls sees tiny decrease in violent crime: Remains dangerous place

Columns March 2, 2016 at 11:01 pm

    In his State of the City address last week Niagara Falls Mayor Paul Dyster claimed that violent crime was down by 5.4 percent in 2015 compared to 2014. Will the slight dip in the rate of violent crime be enough to get the Falls off of the numerousRead More

Second Amendment Watch: Obama and Gun “Control”

Second Amendment Watch: Obama and Gun “Control”

Columns February 28, 2016 at 11:42 pm

(Former FBI agent J. Gary DiLaura speaks out on new gun control laws) Okay Barack you want to talk gun control?  Let’s talk about the gun control laws that are CURRENTLY on the books that Department of Justice does not use. There are Federal Guns laws on the books rightRead More

Woman who allegedly stabbed baby daddy surrenders, is charged with second degree murder

Woman who allegedly stabbed baby daddy surrenders, is charged with second degree murder

Columns, News, Niagara Falls February 25, 2016 at 2:20 am

The Niagara Falls Reporter received two communications from the Niagara Falls Police Department this week. The first came on Feb. 23. it read: At 10:00 p.m. last night Niagara Falls Police Officers responded to 9 Monteagle Ridge for a reported assault. Upon arriving they found 39 year old Antoine MalloryRead More

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