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City Finally Lands Amtrak for Train Station

City Finally Lands Amtrak for Train Station

News November 10, 2016 at 5:48 am

The city of Niagara Falls held an open house for its new two-story, $43 million train station on Depot Ave. last July, but it did so without a signed lease in hand with Amtrak, the expected major tenant, and the administration of Mayor Paul Dyster has been saying for theRead More

Dr. Won Sam Yi with Heather Slocum
...CCS Oncology CEO says cancer care provider being dropped by Independent Health.

CCS Oncology to Challenge Independent Health Over Decision to Drop WNY Provider From Network

News November 10, 2016 at 5:29 am

CCS Oncology, the region’s second largest oncology group with offices throughout Western New York, including Niagara Falls, will be going to State Supreme Court in a matter of days in an attempt to stop Independent Health from dropping insurance coverage for more than 500 of its cancer patients, effective Jan.Read More

CERETTO AGAIN BREAKS CAMPAIGN FINANCE LAWS

CERETTO AGAIN BREAKS CAMPAIGN FINANCE LAWS

News November 3, 2016 at 8:06 pm

Campaign breaks 24-hour notice disclosure laws Assembly candidate Angelo Morinello today filed a complaint with the State Board of Elections demanding John Ceretto comply with the law and tell voters who gave him $320,000 for his latest television advertising buy. On Tuesday, Ceretto purchased $320,000 in television advertisements for theRead More

Update on the State of the art “Welcome Center”

Update on the State of the art “Welcome Center”

News November 3, 2016 at 12:58 am

Grand Island has been selected as the location for a planned NEW state of the art “Welcome Center” that will be located just off the thruway.  According to Grand Island Supervisor Nate McMurray. the welcome center will not be a tourist trap or merely a rest stop. It will purportedly featureRead More

Matteo Anello Happy Suit Finally Settled

Matteo Anello Happy Suit Finally Settled

News November 3, 2016 at 12:04 am

“I’m happy it is settled, it has been quite a stretch,” said Matteo Anello on Wednesday, the day after the Niagara Falls City Council voted unanimously to settle his federal free-speech lawsuit dating back nine years for $156,414.25 with $40,469 going to Anello and the rest to his attorneys inRead More

Super dunce Ethan Evans is arrested after being filmed attacking NEW 4 reporter and photographer.

Art Alley is Scene of Super Stupid Criminal

News October 27, 2016 at 5:43 am

A public art display of some 19 murals on exterior walls of buildings on an alley between the 400 block of Third Street and Ferry Avenue has been renamed “Art Alley”. As an unfortunate coincidence of the unveiling of this new and artistic alley – and in keeping with Niagara Falls’Read More

Feisty Lady Caught Driving Drunk But Bottomless, Becomes Butt of Cruel Jokes

Feisty Lady Caught Driving Drunk But Bottomless, Becomes Butt of Cruel Jokes

News October 27, 2016 at 5:35 am

NIAGARA FALLS – People can be cruel. No sooner had a story appeared in the Buffalo News about how Niagara Falls Police pulled over a lady driver Saturday night only to find her not only drunk but naked from the waist down, did people start making not so nice cracks aboutRead More

Former State Senator George Maziarz has consistently denied wrongdoing. After one investigation, the US Attorney did not charge him. Now sources say the State Attorney General is looking at his campaign funding.

Maziarz May Not Be Out of the Woods Just Yet, as Probe Heats Up

News October 21, 2016 at 10:16 am

Is  former State Senator George Maziarz out of the woods nearly two years after he left office under the cloud of a federal investigation?  While Maziarz left office denying he was being chased out, it appears the investigation into Maziarz’s campaign account is now in the hands of the StateRead More

This simple CO2 fire extinguisher can take the place of a gun in subduing a dog on a police raid.

Niagara Falls Police Praised, as Buffalo Police Spark outrage over killing of dogs

News October 20, 2016 at 2:13 am

Buffalo Police urged to use fire extinguishers like Niagara Falls does to save, not kill, dogs in raids In the past few weeks THe Niagara Falls Reporter and its sister publication Artvoice have published a series of stories about how police killed pit bulls in paramilitary drug raids that yieldedRead More

The End of our beautiful Ash Trees?

The End of our beautiful Ash Trees?

News October 20, 2016 at 1:17 am

By Jared Porter The city of Niagara Falls needs to act now to combat the invasive Emerald Ash Borer beetle. The beetles only attack ash trees about 6″ in diameter or more. Therefore, cutting down infected trees before they die allows them to send up new growth that won’t beRead More

US Attorney William Hochul

Hochul to Delaware North? Stay Tuned

News October 20, 2016 at 12:43 am

When William Hochul Jr. announced earlier this month that he was resigning as U. S. Attorney for the Western District of New York effective Oct. 28 after serving as the top federal prosecutor in the 17-county area since 2010, it caught many local attorneys and others by surprise. The announcementRead More

Look Good Feel Better® Program Helps Women Overcome Side Effects of Cancer Treatment

Look Good Feel Better® Program Helps Women Overcome Side Effects of Cancer Treatment

News October 6, 2016 at 4:55 pm

Look Good Feel Better®, a free national public service program for women who are undergoing cancer treatment, will be offered to female cancer patients on Monday, Oct. 17 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the HSBC Community Room at The Heart Center of Niagara, 571 10th St. Offered through aRead More

THE COLOR PINK SYMBOLIZES HOPE AND SOLIDARITY IN OUR FIGHT AGAINST BREAST CANCER

THE COLOR PINK SYMBOLIZES HOPE AND SOLIDARITY IN OUR FIGHT AGAINST BREAST CANCER

News October 6, 2016 at 4:54 pm

By Renae Kimble Program Coordinator, Cancer Services Program of Niagara County            October is the month in which women throughout the entire world are reminded by the color pink that it is time to focus on breast cancer awareness.             While pinkRead More

FOIL seeks info for Assigned Counsel for persons uncharged and unchecked for financial need

FOIL seeks info for Assigned Counsel for persons uncharged and unchecked for financial need

News October 6, 2016 at 3:58 pm

Are prosecutors abusing the assigned counsel program? by Frank Parlato Artvoice has filed a Freedom of Information Law request with the Erie County Assigned Counsel Program to learn how often courts assign a free lawyer to someone in Erie County who has not been charged with a crime or checkedRead More

Judge Pietruszka Center Stage as Pigeon Defense and State Debate Neutrality, Discovery and Evidence

Judge Pietruszka Center Stage as Pigeon Defense and State Debate Neutrality, Discovery and Evidence

News September 29, 2016 at 11:59 am

By Frank Parlato The role of Erie County Judge Michael Pietruszka in the New York State Attorney General’s case against political strategist G. Steven Pigeon was examined in court this week following a Sept. 8 story in Artvoice. Pigeon was indicted on June 28, charged with bribing former New York StateRead More

Mark Sacha

Sacha v Sedita, the untold story

News September 22, 2016 at 10:23 am

By Frank Parlato By Frank Parlato Mark Sacha, the recently unsuccessful candidate for DA, has always maintained he was fired from his job as an assistant Erie County District Attorney, because he pushed his boss, then DA (now State Supreme Court Justice) Frank Sedita III, to pursue criminal charges for electionRead More

The speed limit on Hyde Park Blvd was reduced in front of Gaskill Prep (above) from 35 to 25 mph. Two years later, the DOT got around to lowering the speed limit in front of Hyde Park Elementary (below) to 25 mph.

Hyde Park Elementary speed limit lowered after years of persistence

News September 8, 2016 at 7:58 am

Just in time for the new school year, the NYS DOT installed speed limit signs on State Route 61 (Hyde Park Blvd.), lowering the speed in front of Hyde Park Elementary School to 25 mph. The roadway has a 35 mph speed limit elsewhere, except in front of Gaskill PrepRead More

As one can see from the picture, the reservoir is elevated and stores water above the houses below it. An inundation plan exists and the Reporter will attempt to obtain it.

Emergency Plans Quietly Updated by NYPA in Response to Reservoir Issues

News September 1, 2016 at 1:47 am

Constructed over 55 years ago, the earthen barrier surrounding the large reservoir that contains the water supply for the massive Niagara Power Project hydroelectric generating plant at Lewiston, NY, may be experiencing worrying signs of deterioration, according to government communications recently obtained by Lou Ricciuti, an authority in radioactive hazardsRead More

Cuomo administration apparatchik Howard Zemsky, on behalf of the governor, returns $10 million taken from taxpayers to Jamestown to spend on state-approved economic development projects. Over the past several years, Cuomo has reneged on tens of millions promised for downtown Niagara Falls.

Governor hands out $100 million to cities, While Niagara Falls check bounces

News September 1, 2016 at 1:34 am

The city of Niagara Falls is like the civic equivalent of Rodney Dangerfield, in that it gets no respect, no respect at all, least of all from the governor’s office.   On April 7 of this year, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the kick-off of what he called his $100 millionRead More

Yahoo Center in Lockport got $30 million in tax breaks, which means, with the savings, that it will pay what it would have paid in many other low taxed states.

Cuomo’s Yahoo Deal Shows How New York Picks Winners and Losers, With more losers by far

News September 1, 2016 at 1:28 am

In New York State, if the governor doesn’t pick you as a winner, you’re a loser. This is well demonstrated by the Yahoo! deal in Lockport. In 2013, the $45 billion Yahoo Inc. negotiated an incentives package with Gov. Andrew Cuomo worth about $30 million in county, state, sales and propertyRead More

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