Niagara Falls

Dyster’s follies cost taxpayers, lead to absolutely nothing constructive

Niagara Falls, News March 9, 2016 at 11:14 pm

    For Niagara Falls Mayor Paul Dyster, it’s not about the destination but the journey. Which is why, since taking office in January 2008, the city has been subjected to numerous and lengthy forays into the unknowable unknown, for the most part without any measurable result aside from moneyRead More

Creativity rules

Art of Beer promotes booze, Dyster’s private business

Niagara Falls March 9, 2016 at 10:43 pm

    Using public money to promote alcohol consumption? Using public money to promote the mayor’s private business? It’s all good in Niagara Falls, where the 10th annual Art of Beer festival last week managed to do both things simultaneously. Niagara Falls Mayor Paul Dyster has gifted the sponsoring organizationRead More

Three unsolved mysteries at  City Hall begging for answers

Three unsolved mysteries at City Hall begging for answers

Niagara Falls, News March 9, 2016 at 10:00 pm

 Niagara Falls Mayor Paul Dyster is known for running one of the most secretive administrations in recent city history. Freedom of Information Law requests need to be filed in order to obtain even the most routine public documents and high priced consultants reports have been put away in drawers andRead More

Delaware North Loses Yosemite Contract  Can Niagara Falls State Park Be Next?

Delaware North Loses Yosemite Contract  Can Niagara Falls State Park Be Next?

Niagara Falls March 3, 2016 at 9:13 pm

  News of potential import to the city of Niagara Falls broke late last year when details of an epic legal showdown at Yosemite National Park became public. Subsequent to losing a $2 billion, 15-year contract extension for hospitality (food, hotel) services to competitor Aramark at Yosemite, Buffalo-based Delaware NorthRead More

Multimillion dollar methadone clinic  to profit from human suffering here  

Multimillion dollar methadone clinic to profit from human suffering here  

Niagara Falls March 3, 2016 at 12:03 am

   There’s one thing about the people who run the poverty industry here in Niagara Falls. Whether they’re taking care of the homeless or battered women, generational welfare recipients who make up the majority of public housing residents or dope fiends seeking a daily fix of methadone, the providers ofRead More

Some sex offenders follow trend, leave Niagara Falls for better life

Some sex offenders follow trend, leave Niagara Falls for better life

Niagara Falls March 2, 2016 at 11:15 pm

  As with so many other segments of the colorful tapestry that makes up the population of Niagara Falls, at least some of the city’s registered sex offenders appear to be packing up and leaving for greener pastures. According to the reference website city-data.com, there are currently 166 registered sex offendersRead More

Delaware North Loses Yosemite Contract

Delaware North Loses Yosemite Contract

Niagara Falls March 2, 2016 at 10:30 pm

Can Niagara Falls State Park be next? News of potential import to the city of Niagara Falls broke late last year when details of an epic legal showdown at Yosemite National Park became public. Subsequent to losing a $2 billion, 15-year contract extension for hospitality (food, hotel) services to competitorRead More

City website silent on state of the city, waxes eloquent on Easter Egg Hunt

City website silent on state of the city, waxes eloquent on Easter Egg Hunt

Niagara Falls March 2, 2016 at 9:56 pm

  Doing a story on Niagara Falls Mayor Paul Dyster’s 2016 State of the City speech is one thing. Sitting through it is quite another. For one thing, it involves sitting in a room with Dyster and listening to him. He is notorious for his ability to go one andRead 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

Niagara Falls, Columns, News 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

SolarCity sings financial blues, while City bought Highland Ave. Property based on SolarCity Spinoff

SolarCity sings financial blues, while City bought Highland Ave. Property based on SolarCity Spinoff

Niagara Falls, News February 25, 2016 at 2:03 am

   The company at the center of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s “Buffalo Billion” initiative and the stated reason Niagara Falls Mayor Paul Dyster and city Planner Tom DeSantis spent $165,000 of taxpayers’ money on a largely worthless piece of property on Highland Avenue is in serious financial difficulty, and analysts sayRead More

Lack of communication problem  for city Council, Tompkins says

Lack of communication problem for city Council, Tompkins says

Niagara Falls, News February 25, 2016 at 1:41 am

  Freshman City Councilman Kenny Tompkins says his first two months on the job have been something of an education. Coming from a long background in private business, he says the lack of communication between Council members has come as a bit of a surprise. “I’ve been disappointed in aRead More

Now that the casino cash has flown the coop the chickens are coming home to roost

Now that the casino cash has flown the coop the chickens are coming home to roost

Niagara Falls February 25, 2016 at 1:10 am

And so it begins. As the reality of the city debt and deficit sinks in – combined with the fact that the casino revenue is currently exhausted and dwindling for the coming years – city hall is frantically searching for ways to stem the tide of rapidly rising red ink.Read More

State Parks Plan to Rebuild Bridges to Goat Island; say they will follow environmental regulations [for a change]

State Parks Plan to Rebuild Bridges to Goat Island; say they will follow environmental regulations [for a change]

Niagara Falls, State and National News February 24, 2016 at 10:18 pm

An October, 2015 Design Report/Environmental Assessment document jointly issued by the NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (OPRHP) and the New York State Dept. of Transportation (NYSDOT) outlines the steps the two agencies will take to obtain the myriad regulatory approvals necessary to move forward with the construction of twoRead More

Mayor’s parking plan stalls as key questions go unanswered at council meeting

Mayor’s parking plan stalls as key questions go unanswered at council meeting

Niagara Falls February 24, 2016 at 9:42 pm

Niagara Falls Mayor Paul A. Dyster had hoped to push through his parking meter installation plan at the February 22 council meeting, but an unusually vocal group of residents pummeled the council and mayor with questions regarding operating costs of the parking plan. As a result the plan was votedRead More

Garbage tote arson latest chapter In long running comedy sketch

Garbage tote arson latest chapter In long running comedy sketch

Niagara Falls February 24, 2016 at 8:56 pm

  Niagara Falls – A series of arson fires targeting city-owned garbage totes has become a serious enough concern that both Fire Chief Thomas Colangelo and Police Chief Bryan Dal Porto have asked for the public’s help in identifying the culprits. In the meantime, Colangelo warned, garbage totes should beRead More

Studies agree methadone maintenance bad for addicts, bad for communities

Studies agree methadone maintenance bad for addicts, bad for communities

Niagara Falls February 24, 2016 at 8:34 pm

  Niagara Falls – Assurances by promoters of two proposed methadone clinics here will be beneficial both to recovering heroin addicts and the community as a whole flies in the face of a pair of recent studies that agree that replacing heroin with the even more highly addictive drug methadoneRead More

Cuomo losing interest in City of Niagara Falls? Projects stalled,Progress at a Standstill

Cuomo losing interest in City of Niagara Falls? Projects stalled,Progress at a Standstill

Niagara Falls, State and National News February 17, 2016 at 11:39 pm

  Over the past two years Governor Andrew Cuomo has promised tens of millions of dollars of economic aid for the city of Niagara Falls. So far, the city has received none of it. Not only that, but after having been a regular visitor here, it now appears the governor is distancingRead More

DiCienzo suit rekindles criticism of Percy, NTCC

DiCienzo suit rekindles criticism of Percy, NTCC

Niagara Falls February 17, 2016 at 11:29 pm

  The city bed tax is being collected “erroneously, illegally and/or unconstitutionally” according to the Article 78 action brought against the city by the DiCienzo family and their company, NFNY Hotel Management. The suit, filed on the DiCienzo’s behalf by local attorney John Bartolomei in Niagara County Supreme Court, seeksRead More

Seneca Spin Off? We don’t need no stinking spin off!

Seneca Spin Off? We don’t need no stinking spin off!

Niagara Falls February 17, 2016 at 10:55 pm

This commercial building at 1389 Niagara St. once housed shops on the first floor and nice little apartments upstairs. It has been derelict for years and is representative of the spinoff resulting from the opening of the Seneca Niagara Casino, almost directly across the street. While there are no “nice” blacksRead More

Ceretto believes Seneca’s Verbal Promise of Market Rate Gas Prices

Ceretto believes Seneca’s Verbal Promise of Market Rate Gas Prices

Niagara Falls February 17, 2016 at 10:44 pm

There is so much wrong with the Seneca proposal to open up tax free gas station [s] in Niagara Falls, it is hard to know where to start. The Seneca Gaming Corporation, confronted with declining casino revenue, plan to expand their tax free operations exactly as this publication predicted forRead More

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