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Meat Industry – 9, Consumers – 0

Uncategorized April 12, 2016 at 3:41 pm

Editor, Niagara Falls Reporter Dear Editor: The “Dietary Guidelines for Americans” released yesterday by U.S. Departments of Agriculture and Health and Human Services mark the ninth time in a row that the meat industry has successfully suppressed scientific findings recommending reduced meat consumption. The reduction was recommended by the government-appointedRead More

Print edition Mar 31

Print edition Mar 31

Print Version April 7, 2016 at 10:30 am
In Niagara Falls, under Council woman Kristen Grandinetti’s proposed legislation, someone who left an open can of Friskies on the back steps at night would be risking fines and jail time.

Council Tables Grandinetti’s Anti-Cat Amendments To Animal Law

Niagara Falls, Featured April 7, 2016 at 8:29 am

This week the Niagara Falls City Council tabled legislation introduced by Council member Kristen Grandinetti that would have tightened regulations for cat owners in the city, and made feeding a stray cat a criminal offense. Grandinetti’s bill seeks to amend Chapter 701 of the Codified City Ordinances, which governs ownershipRead More

Mayor Paul Dyster spent more than $700,000 of public money on a series of Hard Rock concerts. Happily, he got to emcee many of those concerts.

Mayor Dyster Talks For 90 Minutes Says Absolutely Nothing At All

Niagara Falls, Featured April 7, 2016 at 7:45 am

Niagara Falls Mayor Paul Dyster is a man of many unique abilities. Just this past Monday, for example, he spoke before the city Council for an hour and a half without saying anything at all. “It really was astounding,” said one awestruck witness. “He just went on and on!” Ostensibly, theRead More

A small mistake - not putting up support beams in the attic led to this Centre Ave. home's collapse. Thankfully the Isaiah 61 students had left the building before the home fell down.

Isaiah 61 Struggles Despite More Than $1 Million In Public Funding

Niagara Falls, Featured April 7, 2016 at 7:43 am

  Although the city, state and various charitable organizations have thrown over $1 million at the Isaiah 61 Project since its’ inception in 2012, little has been accomplished to date. Isaiah 61 is a not for profit which receives local and state funding to rebuild rather than tear down vacantRead More

How curious: When Mayor Paul Dyster campaigned for reelection his motto was "moving forward together' and he used a fast forward button symbol. Now that he has been reelected Dyster suggests that his department heads have been holding him back.

City Hall Morale Plunges As Dyster Misses Own Deadline For Reevaluation

Niagara Falls, Featured April 7, 2016 at 7:39 am

Niagara Falls Mayor Paul Dyster suggested last week that employees might perform better with a veritable sword of Damocles hanging over their heads. Despite running on a platform that touted his leadership skills in assembling a team of the “best and the brightest” during last year’s election, once he wasRead More

Writer Ginger Strand penned an entirely different view of Niagara Falls than the elected officials described.

International Journalists Help Us See Ourselves As Others See Us

Niagara Falls, Featured April 7, 2016 at 7:33 am

In our effort to see Niagara Falls as others see it, we’ve examined both the statistical rankings that regularly appear on internet websites devoted to such things and the views of community leaders whose livelihoods largely depend on making people think things are good or at least getting better (SeeRead More

As one can see from the aerial picture, much of downtown Niagara Falls is being utilized for parking. Oddly, parking is in demand for only three months of the year, during the tourist season; the rest of the year, the lots are mostly empty.

See Yourself As Others See You? In Falls, Parking, Crime, Taxes, Health Problematic

Niagara Falls, Featured April 7, 2016 at 7:28 am

Niagara Falls, already Number One in so many categories – is now poised to take the top spot in a competition to see which American city has squandered the most valuable real estate for use as surface parking lots, which often sit empty for large parts of the year. StreetsblogRead More

Still from The Incredicle Adventures of Jojo

ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: BILL COWELL

Community News, Featured April 7, 2016 at 7:27 am

By Jordan Canahai An established writer, producer, and director as well as founder and President of the Buffalo Niagara Film Festival, few individuals have worked as hard to expand the film industry of Western New York as Bill Cowell. The Niagara Falls native’s passion for the arts can be tracedRead More

Gov. Andrew Cuomo [center] promised in 2013 a new Niagara. It was tied in part to the tipping point Hamister hotel which has not been built largely because Cuomo's campaign contributor and developer Mark Hamister [left] does not have the financing to build it.  Hamister has inflated the price of the proposed hotel by 100 percent in order to falsely qualify for more taxpayer funding.
The new Niagara is much like the old Niagara.

Falls Hierarchy At Odds With Outside Assessments Of Falls Sorry Condition

Niagara Falls April 7, 2016 at 7:26 am

There are two sides to every story, so they say, and if you want to hear the side that completely goes against the grim portrayals of Niagara Falls that regularly appear in the national media or the statistically based rankings that show the city to be at the top ofRead More

Pictured, from left: Dr. Bala Thatigotla, Medical Assistant Noel Fotus, Director of Surgical Services Shelly Meigs, R.N., and Surgical Technician Robert Abrams gather around SAL, a da Vinci robotic surgery system, to celebrate the 750th robotic surgery performed at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center.

SAL The Surgical Robot Celebrates Another Milestone

Community News April 6, 2016 at 10:04 pm

“SAL” the Surgical Robot recently completed its 750th surgical procedure at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center.   The procedure was performed by Bala Thatigotla, M.D., M.R.C.S., F.A.C.S., the medical center’s head of Minimally Invasive Surgery.    Under the leadership of Chief of Surgery Venkat Kolli, M.D., F.A.C.S., and Chief of Robotic Surgery Donna Feldman,Read More

When you’re tired of being sick, go see Dr. Mark Del Monte.

Chiropractors Are Revolutionizing The Way We Think About Wellness

Community News April 6, 2016 at 9:44 pm

By Lauren Ricchiazzi Sometimes we want the quick fix – the feel better now but pay later approach that has characterized much of modern medicine and led to a culture of over-drugging patients that often exacerbates, prolongs, and compounds problems.  Those who insist that there is a better way areRead More

Press Release: Preliminary Statement Brief Regarding Plaintiffs: Jean Bridenbaker and Garry K Connors, the Estate of Matthew Connors, in opposition to the Defendants: City of Buffalo, Buffalo Police Department

Press Release: Preliminary Statement Brief Regarding Plaintiffs: Jean Bridenbaker and Garry K Connors, the Estate of Matthew Connors, in opposition to the Defendants: City of Buffalo, Buffalo Police Department

Community News, Erie County April 6, 2016 at 1:33 pm

  The Niagara Falls Reporter makes no comment on the actual case, however are posting as we received as a press release.

Print edition Mar 31

Print edition Mar 31

Print Version March 31, 2016 at 11:07 am
Vacancy and blight and not spin off greet the visitors approaching the Seneca Niagara casino 

What Were They Thinking? Seneca Casino Sucks Life From City

Niagara Falls, Featured March 31, 2016 at 10:54 am

What were they thinking? Back in 2002, when the state of New York, under the leadership of then Gov. George Pataki, handed 50 prime acres of downtown Niagara Falls real estate to the Seneca Nation of Indians to settle the Grand Island land claim and allow the Seneca to openRead More

When the Robert Moses Power Plant opened in 1961, the generation of electricity by private industry in Niagara Falls became a thing of the past. What were they thinking?

Urban Renewal, State Park, Power Project:, What Were They Thinking?

Niagara Falls, Featured March 31, 2016 at 10:53 am

Stupidity and corruption of the part of city officials in Niagara Falls isn’t a recent development. It is a tradition that goes back to even before the founding of this great metropolis, on March 17, 1897. In fact, things started going downhill as early as 1885, with the creation ofRead More

Mark Hamister is an extremely well connected businessman who has donated to a plethora of local and state wide politicians.

What Were They Thinking? Hamister Hotel Shows They Weren’t Thinking At All

Niagara Falls, Featured March 31, 2016 at 10:50 am

The Hamister Hotel deal is exactly the sort of fiasco that makes Niagara Falls such a special place. Choose a politically connected “developer” who apparently doesn’t have any money, hand him a parcel of prime real estate for pennies on the dollar, along with tax breaks and other incentives, thenRead More

From soup to nuts, the 72nd Street water main project that left residents there without running water for two winters in a row. Politicians ignored the problem until it became an issue in last year’s election. What were they thinking?

Water Board Creation Leaves to Wonder What Were They Thinking?

Niagara Falls, Featured March 31, 2016 at 10:45 am

At the behest of the Niagara Falls City Council, the New York State Legislature created the city Water Board back in 2002. Locally, the primary cheerleader for spinning off the city’s water and wastewater treatment services was Paul Dyster, then a freshman Council member and now mayor of the city.Read More

Will tourists be prohibited from experiencing Terrapin Point this summer?

Terrapin Point….Off Limits

Niagara Falls, Featured March 31, 2016 at 10:43 am

By Emma Gibbs As another tourist season approaches, the New York State Parks Office is trying to fine tune a sale pitch explaining to some eight million annual visitors why the American side viewing area of the Horseshoe Falls is off limits. Terrapin Point, located at the western end ofRead More

The Great Lakes have the greatest concentration of fresh water in the world. How much should the cities in the Great Lakes region share with the rest of the world?

Great Lakes Water Withdrawal Scheme on Cuomo’s Desk

State and National News, Featured March 31, 2016 at 10:41 am

Later this month, and for the second time during his five years in office, Gov. Andrew Cuomo will make a decision that has enormous implications for the future of Western New York’s water resources. The Governor will either deny or support the application of the small city of Waukesha, Wisconsin,Read More

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