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JULY 07 - JULY 15, 2015

Letters to the Editor

JULY 7, 2015

Sweeney Payne you're right!


First are you hitting the nail on the head with the way this whole City of North Tonawanda works in all departments.

But I could go on, but will stay with the article in the June 30-Jul 08 edition.

First of all I don't know where you get the Info that Mr. Wachowicz lives in Clarence. He did at one time, but since then he has built a house that encompasses the end of Sweeney Ct. This is one of his successful housing developments in our city.

Now I do agree 100% with updating the Old Colonel Payne for what he wants to do with the parking lot for the old bowling Alley.

Just as any other city or town let's not do what a Benderson does.

Fix up that building on Wheatfield, beside probably using it just for part of a warehouse and the BIG part an eyesore.

Yeah what a great deal on Michael's Landing again this is a prime example of who you know, how about that special parking lot put in by the City and Chained Off only for use at the banquet facility.

Don't get Me wrong He has put in nice little affordable houses over the years on some of the City Streets instead of Empty Lots, beside the Sweeny Court Houses also Daigler Drive, after Ryan's  high

cost Homes weren't doing nothing. So Sad to Hear He works with the Person who just about killed the spirit of the Volunteer Fire Co.'s when he was a so called Mayor and wanted His private Train set

by demolishing the boat Houses at the part where Niagara River & Canal meet.  I think that is a man named Burgio, who built, again who you know !!!!!  This mansion where a restaurant use to stand about

in that area, but oh No the Owners where told after a Fire. That is Historic Land, that is where the Old Niagara Falls Blvd Bridge Crossing was or something like that ,so they couldn't rebuild.


Thank You,

Mr. Martinsville


Gotta Better Plan for Housing in Falls


This is in regards to Mike Hudson’s article on the abandoned housing problem from the Jun 30 – Jul 8th edition.                        

There is a better way to deal with these abandoned houses than what the current Dyster administration is doing.

Have the City Inspector determine which houses can be saved and then spend the money slated for demolition to rehabilitate these houses. Once rehabbed these houses can be given to residents who are at the mercy of slumlords renting apartments and houses that are just above conditions that would otherwise have those buildings condemned.

Give these now fortunate people the chance to become homeowners and taxpayers. With the stipulation that they reside in their new homes for a minimum of five years.

If vacated within those five years the homes revert back to this housing development project. This would lead to 12 to 25 houses per year back on the tax rolls and 12 to 25 families now as homeowners.

I find that a homeowner will take much better care of their property than a renter will. Let’s give this city back to the people one house at a time. It’s time for innovative thinking and action instead of words.

Then maybe for once Niagara Falls will be mentioned in a good way with even the possibility of other communities following the Niagara Way to save their housing stock while helping those less fortunate become proud homeowners and responsible taxpayers. Frederick  J  Staniszewski

Niagara Falls / Lasalle  


It's Like the Man Says - for Welfare workers and asbestos


Read your article on the cleanup of asbestos with welfare recipients.

I worked on that program.

If you only knew how many times we were put in a situation like that.

All the old county buildings were riddled with asbestos. The big shots who told us to clean up all that crap told us it was full of asbestos and told us not to tell anybody. If anybody happened to come around and see what we were doing, we were told to play dumb. I can't tell you how much of that we all inhaled. You would be shocked to know half the sh*t they pulled on people like myself with no choice but to work and without proper safety equipment or otherwise would lose benefits.

Jack, off the welfare workfare now


Trash Plan Fails Because it did not consider the needs of the people


Mr. Hill, a friend of mine, gave me permission to use his foto.

He is a long distance truck driver who lives on 6th St. and Buffalo Ave. where people dump rubbish and debris constantly in the alley behind his house.

Here, Mr. Hill demonstrates the large plate glass shards which were dumped in the alley, behind a house where young children play.

The glass when dumped was in panels which the kids may have broken having fun. Whichever way one looks at it, people are dumping garbage there because it is easy to do.

Gerald Skrlin







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