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City Worker Bidding for Virtuoso Seat Has Unpaid Taxes Over Last Four Years

City Worker Bidding for Virtuoso Seat Has Unpaid Taxes Over Last Four Years

Niagara Falls March 30, 2021 at 1:42 pm

Click the link below to subscribe to SPECIAL REPORTS from the Niagara Reporter http://eepurl.com/dnsYM9     By: Tony Farina When you run for public office you invite public scrutiny and that’s just what has happened to a Niagara Falls city worker who also serves as a union president as heRead More

Michael Gawel on Road to Recovery After 67 Days at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center

Michael Gawel on Road to Recovery After 67 Days at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center

Niagara Falls January 26, 2021 at 2:47 pm

Click the link below to subscribe to SPECIAL REPORTS from the Niagara Reporter http://eepurl.com/dnsYM9     By: Tony Farina After 67 days, mostly on a ventilator in ICU with Covid and complications, CPA and former Niagara Falls Councilman Michael Gawel left Memorial Medical Center on Tuesday, cheered by staff andRead More

HAMILTON: Water Board Woes – Is it Ra-cism or is it Renae-cism?

HAMILTON: Water Board Woes – Is it Ra-cism or is it Renae-cism?

Niagara Falls January 26, 2021 at 10:54 am

Click the link below to subscribe to SPECIAL REPORTS from the Niagara Reporter http://eepurl.com/dnsYM9     By:Ken Hamilton Current Niagara Falls Water Board chairman Patrick Brown is accused of racism by African-American board member and former Niagara County Legislator Renae Kimble. Those supporting Kimble say that Brown has posted racistRead More

HAMILTON: $20,000 Gun Buyback Initiated by Niagara Falls Woman Jill Shaw

HAMILTON: $20,000 Gun Buyback Initiated by Niagara Falls Woman Jill Shaw

Niagara Falls October 1, 2020 at 9:48 pm

Please click the link below to subscribe to a FREE PDF version of each print edition of the Niagara Reporter http://eepurl.com/dnsYM9     By: Ken Hamilton A crying 19-year old Jada Kennedy crawled into her mother’s bedroom and uncontrollably wept. Less than an hour before, while gathered at a popularRead More

Finance with Gerald Dewes: What Is the Gift Tax?

Finance with Gerald Dewes: What Is the Gift Tax?

News September 29, 2020 at 8:33 pm

The federal gift tax applies to gifts of property or money while the donor is living. The federal estate tax, on the other hand, applies to property conveyed to others (with the exception of a spouse) after a person’s death. The gift tax applies to the donor. The recipient isRead More

Finance with Gerald Dewes: What is the most tax-efficient way to take a distribution from a retirement plan?

Finance with Gerald Dewes: What is the most tax-efficient way to take a distribution from a retirement plan?

News September 26, 2020 at 8:35 pm

If you receive a distribution from a qualified retirement plan such as a 401(k), you need to consider whether to pay taxes now or to roll over the account to another tax-deferred plan. A correctly implemented rollover avoids current taxes and allows the funds to continue accumulating tax deferred. PayingRead More

Finance with Gerald Dewes: What Are the Different Classes of Assets?

Finance with Gerald Dewes: What Are the Different Classes of Assets?

News September 24, 2020 at 8:55 pm

When it comes to investing their money, many people are content to take a random approach. They may have received a hot tip for a particular investment and decided to plow a large amount of money into it with no regard to the overall balance of their portfolios. However, researchRead More

Finance with Gerald Dewes: How Long Will It Take to Double My Money?

Finance with Gerald Dewes: How Long Will It Take to Double My Money?

News September 21, 2020 at 3:33 pm

Before making any investment decision, one of the key elements you face is working out the real rate of return on your investment. Compound interest is critical to investment growth. Whether your financial portfolio consists solely of a deposit account at your local bank or a series of highly leveragedRead More

Finance with Gerald Dewes: How does inflation affect me?

Finance with Gerald Dewes: How does inflation affect me?

News September 20, 2020 at 3:30 pm

Are you saving for retirement? For your children’s education? For any other long-term goal? If so, you’ll want to know how inflation can impact your savings. Inflation is the increase in the price of products over time. Inflation rates have fluctuated over the years. Sometimes inflation runs high, and otherRead More

Finance with Gerald Dewes: Is a home equity loan or line of credit right for me?

Finance with Gerald Dewes: Is a home equity loan or line of credit right for me?

News September 19, 2020 at 3:36 pm

Home equity financing uses the equity in your home to secure a loan. For this reason, lenders typically offer better interest rates for this type of financing than they do for other, unsecured types of personal loans. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, enacted Dec. 22, suspended fromRead More

Finance with Gerald Dewes: What About Financial Aid for College?

Finance with Gerald Dewes: What About Financial Aid for College?

News September 18, 2020 at 3:40 pm

Financial aid for college consists of loans, grants, scholarships, and work study. Grants and scholarships are worth searching for because they don’t have to be paid back, unlike student loans, which require an ongoing financial obligation, or work study, which requires a work commitment. There are generally three sources forRead More

Attorney Nicholas D. D'Angelo.

FARINA: Niagara Falls Attorney Already Paying Steep Price – In Puzzling Allegations Made by Former Female Client

Niagara Falls August 25, 2020 at 7:07 pm

By Tony Farina As the father of four daughters and a man with many dear friends of color, I am a staunch supporter of the Me Too Movement to protect women against sexual abuse and of the primary goal of Black Lives Matter, the effort to end racially motivated violenceRead More

Wydysh Leads Unified Response to Coronavirus Threat As Niagara County Lawmakers Work Across Party Lines

Wydysh Leads Unified Response to Coronavirus Threat As Niagara County Lawmakers Work Across Party Lines

News March 17, 2020 at 10:42 pm

Please click the link below to subscribe to a FREE PDF version of each print edition of the Niagara Reporter http://eepurl.com/dnsYM9     By: Tony Farina Working in a bipartisan way from the beginning of the coronavirus threat, the Niagara County Legislature is doing its best to stay on topRead More

HAMILTON: Extravagant Roadside Memorials Are Dangerous and Must Go

HAMILTON: Extravagant Roadside Memorials Are Dangerous and Must Go

Niagara Falls March 17, 2020 at 9:02 pm

Please click the link below to subscribe to a FREE PDF version of each print edition of the Niagara Reporter http://eepurl.com/dnsYM9     By: Ken Hamilton Opinion An infectious smile, a rescuer of small animals, he’s someone who lost his life while loving the same.  That’s how two of TommyRead More

Niagara Falls Mayor Robert Restaino.

Restaino Takes Appropriate Measures to Protect Residents of Niagara Falls After Declaring Public Health Emergency

Niagara Falls March 17, 2020 at 8:45 pm

Please click the link below to subscribe to a FREE PDF version of each print edition of the Niagara Reporter http://eepurl.com/dnsYM9     By: Tony Farina Mayor Robert Restaino had a boat load of challenges facing him when he took over the reins of Niagara Falls city government Jan. 1,Read More

HAMILTON: Niagara’s Minorities Are Amiss About County Jobs

HAMILTON: Niagara’s Minorities Are Amiss About County Jobs

News March 5, 2020 at 6:59 pm

Please click the link below to subscribe to a FREE PDF version of each print edition of the Niagara Reporter http://eepurl.com/dnsYM9     By: Ken Hamilton If the so-called black leadership of Niagara Falls’ African-American community doesn’t soon come to the realization that in order to properly and successfully “compete”Read More

Home Buyer Seminar Pays Off for Young Niagara Falls Couple

Home Buyer Seminar Pays Off for Young Niagara Falls Couple

News March 5, 2020 at 6:57 pm

Please click the link below to subscribe to a FREE PDF version of each print edition of the Niagara Reporter http://eepurl.com/dnsYM9     By: Tony Farina For Nick and Tori Jarzab, attending Deal Realty’s Free Home Buyer Seminar last March in Niagara Falls has paid handsome dividends which they areRead More

Cancemi Moves Up to School Board President in Niagara Falls

Cancemi Moves Up to School Board President in Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls February 5, 2020 at 8:00 pm

Please click the link below to subscribe to a FREE PDF version of each print edition of the Niagara Reporter http://eepurl.com/dnsYM9     By: Tony Farina There’s a new mayor at City Hall in Niagara Falls and as a result, there’s also a new president of the city Board ofRead More

HAMILTON: Niagara Falls’ Underground Railroad Center is a Waste of Black Economic Capital

HAMILTON: Niagara Falls’ Underground Railroad Center is a Waste of Black Economic Capital

Niagara Falls February 5, 2020 at 7:56 pm

Please click the link below to subscribe to a FREE PDF version of each print edition of the Niagara Reporter http://eepurl.com/dnsYM9     By: Ken Hamilton The official position of the Niagara Reporter has long been that the Underground Railroad Interpretation Center was a waste of money. I never agreedRead More

Anthony Restaino Says Niagara Falls Must Chart a New Course

Anthony Restaino Says Niagara Falls Must Chart a New Course

Niagara Falls February 5, 2020 at 7:31 pm

Please click the link below to subscribe to a FREE PDF version of each print edition of the Niagara Reporter http://eepurl.com/dnsYM9     By: Tony Farina “Niagara Falls has to change course, become more fiscally responsible,” says the new city administrator who just happens to be the slightly older brotherRead More

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