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Sal Maglie Stadium playing field.

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

Uncategorized November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

  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

Goat Island becoming one big Parking lot 

Goat Island becoming one big Parking lot 

Uncategorized November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Goat Island becoming one big Parking lot             Local politicians fiddle as City further deteriorates   While 20http://southbuffalonews.com5 was a tough year for the newspaper business, the Niagara Falls Reporter came through with flying colors.   Bucking the trend, it was a banner year forRead More

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

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

Uncategorized November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

      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

The City had a fully qualified engineer, Jeffrey Skurka. Mayor Dyster fired him.

We Told You So: Dyster Administration Was Engineered to Fail From the Start

Uncategorized November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Niagara Falls Mayor Paul Dyster’s city hall now has its very own version of the hit http://southbuffalonews.com988 romantic comedy, Groundhog Day, that starred Bill Murray and Andie McDowell. Just as Bill Murray, in pursuit of Andie McDowell, was condemned to relive Groundhog Day until he could understand the errors ofRead More

The New York Power Authority’s “JonCaire” Tug towing a span of the Lake Erie-Niagara River Ice Boom from the Buffalo River shore to begin preparations for installation across Lake Erie.

Ice Boom Installation Complete, Along with Our Fleecing

Uncategorized November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Ice Boom Installation Complete, Along with Our Fleecing The New York Power Authority (NYPA) successfully installed the three remaining floating sections of the Lake Erie-Niagara River ice boom on December 28, completing the work for the 20http://southbuffalonews.com5-20http://southbuffalonews.com6 season. The official Lake Erie water temperature on December 28 was 42 degrees F.Read More

City’s $435,000 traffic island sculpture  nearly identical to $250,000 sculpture

City’s $435,000 traffic island sculpture nearly identical to $250,000 sculpture

Uncategorized November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

          Who is Jeff Laramore? The obscure Midwestern artist selected by the city to design and install a $435,000 piece of sculpture on a deserted Rainbow Boulevard traffic island, directly in front of long shuttered Hotel Niagara, is hardly a household name. According to his officialRead More

Passage of “Amanda Lynn’s Law”  comforts grieving family here

Passage of “Amanda Lynn’s Law” comforts grieving family here

Uncategorized November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

  By Mike Hudson For Leslie Brill Meserole, even the small victories are huge. “I couldn’t be happier,” she said on hearing the news that Amanda Lynn’s Law — which strengthens penalties against those who seek to unlawfully conceal or dispose of a body – had been signed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo.Read More

Hard Ball Questions We Would Ask Dyster If He Appeared On Our Talk Show

Hard Ball Questions We Would Ask Dyster If He Appeared On Our Talk Show

Niagara Falls November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Niagara Falls Mayor Paul A. Dyster appeared on the Tom Darro radio show Wednesday December http://southbuffalonews.com6, and while both he and the host spoke for one hour, little was learned as to how the mayor intends to handle the many serious problems confronting the city. Little was learned because littleRead More

The Reporter found this Dyster-look alike to show the elegance of Dyster's new plan to revive a http://southbuffalonews.com9th century mode of travel.  

The top http://southbuffalonews.com0 Stories of The Dyster Administration in 20http://southbuffalonews.com5

Uncategorized November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

  (Ed note: 20http://southbuffalonews.com6 is here and, like many publications, the Niagara Falls Reporter wishes to recap the year just gone by. Since Mayor Paul Dyster is likely to be around for another four years, we might just as well look at his accomplishments in the past year. This storyRead More

Non-transparency of Ice Pavilion raises questions about Sal Maglie RFP

Non-transparency of Ice Pavilion raises questions about Sal Maglie RFP

Uncategorized November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The Dyster administration is back at it again, trying to find an operator for Sal Maglie Stadium. The mayor’s first pass at landing a manager and promoter for the historic, but dilapidated, sports facility didn’t go so well and the Reporter wrote at length about it last year. At thatRead 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?

Uncategorized November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

  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

Only in North Tonawanda: Tale of two ends of Northeast Ave.

Uncategorized November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Oliver Street actually doesn’t look bad if it weren’t for trash, litter and too conspicuous and generally always overflowing garbage totes at some rental properties. The few facades between Schenck and Wheatfield that got attention with the grant program do look “nice” on the outside. Oliver still looks like theRead More

What is the future of Pine Ave.?

Poverty Industry Provides Growth Sector For Struggling Falls Economy

Niagara Falls November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The city of Niagara Falls is home to one of the natural wonders of the world, the mighty cataracts that bring 8 million tourists into the city each year. The Falls also benefits from the local share of slot machine revenue generated at the Seneca Niagara Casino. In recent years,Read More

Dyster demeans Majority that voted against him;  Four More Years of More of the Same

Dyster demeans Majority that voted against him; Four More Years of More of the Same

Uncategorized November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By  James Hufnagel Tomorrow’s the big day. Mayor Paul Dyster will raise his right hand and take the oath of office for the third time, the first mayor to do so in decades, even though a majority of voters on election day clearly preferred someone else take over leadership of the cityRead 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

Uncategorized November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

  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

P3 Center brings Christmas to area families

P3 Center brings Christmas to area families

Community News, Niagara County November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Donations by Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center employees provided Christmas presents for 29 families served by the hospital’s P3 Center for Teens, Moms and Kids.  The center provides health management, education, referral and advocacy services to women of all ages.  Program staff who coordinated the Christmas drive included Program CoordinatorRead More

Sex Offenders Drive Down Property Values, Quality of Life

Sex Offenders Drive Down Property Values, Quality of Life

Niagara Falls November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

One of the most highly publicized aspects of the city’s turn toward the poverty industry has been the open armed embrace given to registered sex offenders here. According to the authoritative website Homefacts.com, there are http://southbuffalonews.com64 registered sex offenders living in the city of Niagara Falls this week, well overRead More

Man accused of torching Midtown rooming house also accused of attempted murder

Man accused of torching Midtown rooming house also accused of attempted murder

Niagara Falls November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

On the morning of Friday January 8th in Niagara Falls City Court, Jerome Wingfield was arraigned on charges of: Attempted Murder 2nd degree,  Assault http://southbuffalonews.comst degree and Criminal Possession of a Weapon 2nd degree The charges placed today resulted from an investigation into the shooting of victim, Darius Washington onRead More

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

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

Uncategorized November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

  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

No limits Poker Tournament to be held in Niagara for Diabetes Research

No limits Poker Tournament to be held in Niagara for Diabetes Research

Community News, Niagara County November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

A poker tournament on January 9 will benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation of Western New York. “Team In For a Penny” will host the event at 5 p.m. Jan. 9 at the Town of Niagara Community Center, Lockport Road, Town of Niagara. The event is being hosted by theRead More

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