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Fatal Knifing on Ontario St. in Falls Today; Knife plunged into heart of victim

Fatal Knifing on Ontario St. in Falls Today; Knife plunged into heart of victim

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On http://southbuffalonews.com2/26 at  http://southbuffalonews.com:30 a.m. Niagara Falls Police Officers responded to 947 Ontario Ave. for a man stabbed. Despite an officer being a block away, arriving in seconds and performing CPR on the victim; he succumbed to his wound. 26 year old Niagara Falls resident, Troy Haslip died of aRead More

Dyster’s concern over global warming is just more political hot air

Dyster’s concern over global warming is just more political hot air

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  By Anna Howard The Niagara Gazette recently wrote an editorial that was cautiously critical of Mayor Dyster. The editorial questioned the mayor’s actions in taking the time to support the international fight against global warming. While a global warming summit took place in Paris last week the mayor andRead More

Planned Parenthood Says Hiding HIV From Sex Partners Is A ‘Right’

Planned Parenthood Says Hiding HIV From Sex Partners Is A ‘Right’

International Planned Parenthood Federation, of which Planned Parenthood Federation of America is an official affiliate, maintains it is a person’s “human right” not to tell their sexual partners they are HIV positive if they don’t want to. The International Planned Parenthood Federation’s booklet for HIV-positive youth entitled “Healthy, Happy andRead More

P3 Center brings Christmas to area families

P3 Center brings Christmas to area families

Donations by Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center employees provided Christmas presents for 29 families served by the hospital’s P3 Center for Teens, Moms and Kids.  The center provides health management, education, referral and advocacy services to women of all ages.  Program staff who coordinated the Christmas drive included Program CoordinatorRead More

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

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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

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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

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“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

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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

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(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?

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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.

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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

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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’

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(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

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  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?

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  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!

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  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

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  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

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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

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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

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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

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