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It’s the end of the world as Paul Dyster knows it, and he feels fine

It’s the end of the world as Paul Dyster knows it, and he feels fine

Uncategorized November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Wow, Mayor Dyster needs to take a chill pill…he’s scaring radio talk show listeners with oblique references to nuclear conflagration. When he appeared on the Darro show two weeks ago he told the host that “the natural gas reserves in the northeast have to be protected for the future inRead More

Bills in Shambles, Face Another Early Exit

Uncategorized November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

I’m having trouble trying to figure out how to say the Bills are a hopeless franchise without sounding like a broken record.  But unfortunately, the truth is the truth, and Sunday’s 35-25 loss to the Redskins says it all.  This franchise is the worst in sports. I never bought inRead More

Joe Mascia

Cohen Says Mascia’s Actions Speak Louder Than Words

Uncategorized November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

“Actions speak louder than words,” said civil rights attorney Steve Cohen when asked this week about his defense of Joe Mascia, the tenant-elected commissioner on the Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority who was suspended Aug. http://southbuffalonews.com9 by Mayor Byron Brown shortly after the release of a tape recording where Mascia canRead More

State Development Agencies Secretive on Spending

Uncategorized November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

I’ve written articles for several publications in recent months and years about the lack of transparency employed by state development agencies that spend millions and millions of taxpayer dollars on various projects and big salaries but rarely respond to questions about their spending and fight Freedom of Information Law (FOIL)Read More

Stop relying on lawmakers for facts about sex offenders

Stop relying on lawmakers for facts about sex offenders

Columns November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

(The following is another guest view from someone who opposes sex offender registries as they operate today.) By Michael Richardson   When you start calling all these people perverts and predators that can’t be cured why don’t you do some investigated reporting and get your facts straight. Let me educateRead More

Nick Melson is said to have an increasingly powerful role in the Dyster administration.

What’s Really Going on With the Rumored City Hall Personnel Changes?

Uncategorized November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

In our last edition, the Reporter explained how the mayor ordered his top personnel to submit updated resumes if they hoped to keep their jobs. Sources told us the mayor was going to rely heavily on the council to review the resumes. The council was to help him decide whoRead 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

Mayor Paul Dyster sent a letter to department heads and nonunion city employees seeking their resumes. This has led to speculation that the mayor may be choosing to replace some employees not protected by civil service.

Dyster continues to raise the fiscal roof as the foundation collapses

Uncategorized November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

A grateful Mayor Paul Dyster promoted two men who help his reelection efforts.     By Anna Howard   There he goes again. Last week Mayor Dyster started another round of promotions for select people in city government. This time it was the fire department. While we have no doubtRead More

Registered Sex Offender Tells Hudson to ‘Take a Plunge off of Niagara Falls’

Registered Sex Offender Tells Hudson to ‘Take a Plunge off of Niagara Falls’

Columns November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

(The letter to the Editor below is unsigned and came from the email address, clanfearusm@gmail.com)   Your article about sex offender is dead wrong and at worse hate speech in which stokes fear and paranoia to the public with false facts. There have been many target killings, beating, arson andRead 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

Why do people criticize Keith Raniere?

Why do people criticize Keith Raniere?

NXIVM November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

  So what should we make of the constant criticism of Keith Raniere? He has said that “the brighter the light, the more the bugs” in reference to his many critics. Is it possible that the gentle Raniere is misunderstood? Are the teachings of love and ethics that dominate hisRead More

Cash Cow Another Skrlin Triumph!

Cash Cow Another Skrlin Triumph!

Columns November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

  Political cartoonist impresario Gerald Skrlin has with his recent work returned, as it were, to the scene of the crime. It was little more than one year ago when Skrlin shot to fame with a piece of distinctive, albeit rather outrageous for local tastes, cartoon art that was firstRead More

Reader unhappy with article on sex offenders

Reader unhappy with article on sex offenders

Columns November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

  A reader wrote in response to Mike Hudson’s article “Sex offenders drive down property values quality of life’. Dear Editor: I read the article you recently published and was struck by its inflammatory language, poor word choice, inaccurate assessments, and its overall fear-mongering tone. You ought to be ashamedRead More

FACTS WOMEN NEED TO KNOW IN THE BATTLE AGAINST CERVICAL CANCER

FACTS WOMEN NEED TO KNOW IN THE BATTLE AGAINST CERVICAL CANCER

Columns November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Renae Kimble, Program Coordinator Cancer Services Program of Niagara County An affiliate of Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center           January is designated as Cervical Cancer Awareness month, which gives us the opportunity to raise awareness about how women can be proactive and protect themselves from the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) disease andRead More

He (She) who gets the council chair holds the power and the glory, and here’s why

He (She) who gets the council chair holds the power and the glory, and here’s why

Uncategorized November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Anna Howard Niagara Falls – Since the Niagara Falls Reporter has gone on record in support of Kristen Grandinetti being elected council chairwoman we’ve been asked any number of times, “exactly what does a chairperson do that makes the position such a big deal?” Few people are aware ofRead More

Shmuel "Sam" Shmueli, a notable conman.

Shmuel Shmueli Says We Lie

Shmueli November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

This week the extraordinary conman Shmuel Shmueli contacted this publication to inform us that we told “lies” about him and “distorted” and “manipulated facts in amazing ways”. He was referring to our ongoing series on what has been his alleged serial stiffing, if not defrauding, of myself and a hostRead More

Bronfman, Raniere Need Investigating Themselves

Bronfman, Raniere Need Investigating Themselves

NXIVM November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Hacking into people’s emails, phone records, bank accounts, bribing Mexican judges and politicians, massive tax evasion, secreting $http://southbuffalonews.com0 million into the US in cash from Mexico, bringing illegal aliens across the border at Niagara Falls, then imprisoning them, allegations from victims of statutory rape, at least two suicides, engaging inRead More

GLenn Choolokian may have been the game changer, but he had the right to play the game.

Choolokian Had the Right to Try to Win

Uncategorized November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Niagara Falls – There is a canard around this city that Glenn Choolokian is to blame for Mayor Paul Dyster’s reelection. Choolokian’s http://southbuffalonews.com300 plus “write in” votes were more than the difference between Dyster and his main challenger, John Accardo, who were separated by about 700 votes. People say that, had itRead More

The taxpayer subsidized housing in Beloved Community cost about $300,000 per unit to develop. This shows that the poverty industry can be very lucrative for builders and developers.

Housing Authority a Key Player in Commodification of Human Services

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

Perhaps no agency has benefitted more from the commodification of poverty in Niagara Falls in recent years than the city’s Housing Authority. Created in http://southbuffalonews.com942 to provide housing for soldiers, sailors, Marines and others involved in the war effort, the agency has evolved through the years to provide not onlyRead More

Maria Brown is the city's longtime controller. She is responsible for overseeing the city's finances and serves at the will of the mayor and the council. 
If the position were elected, as it is in many cities, the office would be independent of the political whims of spendthrift officials. An elected controller cannot propose to spend money but can oppose the spending on the grounds that it is irresponsible.
An appointed controller has to be concerned about calling out her bosses - the mayor and council - on being wasteful.
In the highest taxed city in the highest taxed state, it makes sense to have an independent, elected controller who can fearlessly put the brakes on the spending that has hit this city like a plague.

Reporter’s Call For An Elected City Controller Meets With Rousing Support

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

  The Reporter has written any number of articles in the past calling for changes in city government, but never – never – have we received such an immediate and supportive response as our column last week where we called for the city controller position to be made an electedRead More

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