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Anti-Semitism Claims Against Lawyer Led to Disbarment; Might Lead to RICO Charges Against Corrupt CT Family Court Judge Gerard Adelman

Anti-Semitism Claims Against Lawyer Led to Disbarment; Might Lead to RICO Charges Against Corrupt CT Family Court Judge Gerard Adelman

News, State and National News May 16, 2022 at 6:54 pm

Nickola Cunha is a divorce lawyer. Allegedly, she made antisemitic claims about Judge Gerard I. Adelman. This led to her disbarment. She said Judge Adelman favors Jewish lawyers and Jewish therapists. He is Jewish.  This series will examine Cunha’s alleged anti-Semitic statements. We will also examine whether Judge Thomas G. MoukawsherRead More

Another Record-Breaking Return at Batavia Downs

Another Record-Breaking Return at Batavia Downs

Community News, Featured February 27, 2024 at 6:48 pm

By Tony Farina Chairman and CEO Henry Wojtaszek announced on Tuesday that it was another record week and weekend at Batavia Downs Gaming, fueled by a suite-stakes promotion where hockey and concert tickets were given away, gift card drawings on Saturday night, and the Legends and Stars Sports Collectors ExpoRead More

Turtle Power: Slow and Steady Wins the Race

Turtle Power: Slow and Steady Wins the Race

Uncategorized February 27, 2024 at 3:05 pm

I have watched with interest as the “Save the Turtle” drama unfolds. The Turtle has no special spiritual significance to me, nor do I have any memories or recollection from its brief heyday. I was just a kid when the Turtle was foreclosed upon and forced to close its doors.Read More

The way the Turtle looks today

Shell Game: Niagara Falls’ Fight to Make Concrete ‘Turtle’ a Landmark Could Cost Taxpayers Millions

Community News, Local News February 20, 2024 at 6:05 pm

Niagara Falls, NY – During a meeting on Feb. 1, Niagara Falls Historic Preservation Commission members voted to designate the long-vacant Turtle building as a historic landmark. Niagara Falls Redevelopment, a private company, owns the domed building with a large concrete head and legs that are supposed to represent aRead More

The New York Power Authority’s “JonCaire” Tug towing a span of the Lake Erie-Niagara River Ice Boom from the Buffalo River shore to begin preparations for installation across Lake Erie.

Ice Boom Installation Complete, Along with Our Fleecing

Erie County, Niagara County, Niagara Falls February 13, 2024 at 7:08 pm

Ice Boom Installation Complete, Along with Our Fleecing The New York Power Authority (NYPA) successfully installed the three remaining floating sections of the Lake Erie-Niagara River ice boom on December 28, completing the work for the 20http://southbuffalonews.com5-20http://southbuffalonews.com6 season. The official Lake Erie water temperature on December 28 was 42 degrees F.Read More

Henry and Caroline Wojtaszek Receive Statewide Recognition

Henry and Caroline Wojtaszek Receive Statewide Recognition

Community News February 13, 2024 at 6:47 pm

By Tony Farina City & State New York is once again highlighting New York’s political power couples in honor of Valentine’s Day and among the select group chosen are a couple from Western New York who certainly are deserving of the recognition. Henry Wojtaszek, president and CEO of the highlyRead More

Niagara Cookie Company Set to Make Niagara Falls Sweeter with Grand Opening

Niagara Cookie Company Set to Make Niagara Falls Sweeter with Grand Opening

Uncategorized February 10, 2024 at 10:05 am

  Niagara Cookie Company proudly announces the grand opening of its delectable bakery, ready to rock your taste buds with artisanal cookies and food offerings crafted with love, creativity, and passion, all in honor of God. Located in Niagara Falls, our bakery promises a symphony of flavors, blending traditional recipesRead More

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GUEST VIEW: Historic status doesn’t solve Turtle’s problems

Community News, Local News, Niagara Falls February 8, 2024 at 2:02 am

By Roger Trevino Unfortunately, the Niagara Gazette’s article on Friday regarding the Niagara Falls Historic Preservation Commission supporting efforts to designate the Turtle building as an historic landmark leaves out some important facts. First, while the Turtle building is approximately 42 years old, it was only in operation as theRead More

Batavia Downs Continues to Score Big Numbers

Batavia Downs Continues to Score Big Numbers

Featured, Local News, Niagara Falls February 7, 2024 at 5:27 pm

By Tony Farina Spectacular numbers posted once again at Batavia Downs Gaming for the weekend of Feb. 2-4 with a record-setting $14 million in credits played at the gaming facility, nearly 5 percent more than the $13.379 million taken in during the 2023 New Year’s Eve weekend. The announcement ofRead More

Erie County Executive Poloncarz to Run for Higgins’ Vacated Seat?

Erie County Executive Poloncarz to Run for Higgins’ Vacated Seat?

Niagara Falls February 6, 2024 at 9:36 pm

If Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz’s Facebook page gives any indication, he may soon announce his candidacy for the congressional seat recently vacated by Rep. Brian Higgins, who has represented Niagara Falls for several years. Yesterday Mr. Poloncarz posted the following to his Facebook page about Niagara Falls: “The niceRead More

Beatles Tribute Friday at Batavia Downs

Beatles Tribute Friday at Batavia Downs

Community News, Featured February 2, 2024 at 4:08 pm

By Tony Farina Beatlemania Magic at Batavia Downs Gaming Beatlemania Magic will be front at center at Batavia Downs Gaming on Friday, Feb. 9, beginning at 7:30 p.m., with general admission tickets at $15 that include a $10 in free play. For all of us who remember and were excitedRead More

Niagara County Health Department Offering Free Diabetes Self-Management Workshop

Niagara County Health Department Offering Free Diabetes Self-Management Workshop

Niagara County February 1, 2024 at 3:23 pm

The Niagara County Department of Health Nursing Division, in partnership with the Niagara County Office for the Aging is offering a free Diabetes Self-Management Workshop. The six-week workshop is scheduled on Wednesdays, February 28-April 3 from 1 to 3:30 p.m. at the Dale Association, 33 Ontario Street, Lockport. This program coversRead More

The Turtle

Concrete Controversy: Niagara’s ‘Turtle’ Teeters on Historic Designation

Community News, Local News, Niagara Falls January 30, 2024 at 5:03 pm

Cultural appropriation is at the heart of the City’s looming dispute and may cost taxpayers millions. A dome-shaped building on the edge of Niagara Falls State Park, commonly called “The Turtle,” is at the center of potential litigation involving the City of Niagara Falls and the property’s owners. The disputeRead More

Will AI Boom Bypass Niagara, While It Ignites Elsewhere?

Will AI Boom Bypass Niagara, While It Ignites Elsewhere?

Data Campus, Featured, Niagara Falls January 24, 2024 at 9:57 am

While the City of Niagara Falls has stalled a proposed Data Center with a $1.5 billion investment by Urbacon, one of the world’s largest data center developers, and NFR, the city’s largest landowner, other areas in the country, are seeing the need and taking advantage of the AI boom. AnotherRead More

Understanding Gross Income: Expert Advice from Michael S. Gawel, CPA, JD

Understanding Gross Income: Expert Advice from Michael S. Gawel, CPA, JD

Featured, Gawel January 18, 2024 at 10:19 pm

By Michael S. Gawel, CPA, JD I was at Wilbur’s Friday night enjoying a cold PBR and someone asked me, “Mike, what Income do I have to report on my Tax Return?” My simple answer was ALL. Gross income for Federal Income Tax purposes means all income from whatever source,Read More

Urbacon’s Involvement in Niagara Falls Data Center a Good Sign for the City

Urbacon’s Involvement in Niagara Falls Data Center a Good Sign for the City

Data Campus, Niagara Falls January 18, 2024 at 10:14 pm

The proposal of the Niagara Digital Campus, a $1.5 billion data center, allows the city to compete with the big cities in the world of big tech and AI advancements. The project has two of the three main ingredients needed to succeed. The developer, Urbacon, is a successful data centerRead More

Will Niagara Falls Mayor Reject NFR’s Data Center as AI Demand Soars?

Will Niagara Falls Mayor Reject NFR’s Data Center as AI Demand Soars?

Data Campus, Featured January 15, 2024 at 8:31 pm

Niagara Falls Redevelopment Reveals $1.5 Billion Data Center Plan Niagara Falls Redevelopment (NFR) recently revealed a site plan for the first phase of its ambitious $1.5 billion data center project, coined the Niagara Digital Campus. Despite this unveiling, Mayor Robert Restaino has opposed the proposal despite a global surge inRead More

Lights, Camara, Action: Experience the Best of Niagara Falls

Lights, Camara, Action: Experience the Best of Niagara Falls

Uncategorized January 14, 2024 at 4:11 pm

One of the world’s most stunning natural wonders, Niagara Falls straddles the border between the USA and Canada, attracting millions of visitors every year. The sheer force of the Falls is breathtaking. As the largest waterfall by volume in North America, over six million cubic feet of water flows overRead More

Why Niagara Falls Should Be on Your Travel Bucket List

Why Niagara Falls Should Be on Your Travel Bucket List

Uncategorized January 12, 2024 at 7:27 pm

Niagara Falls, a collection of three majestic waterfalls straddling the border between the United States and Canada, has long been a favorite destination for tourists worldwide. Every year, approximately 30 million visitors flock to witness the awe-inspiring beauty of these cascades, proving the continued magnetism of this natural wonder. TheRead More

Beyond Borders: Discovering Niagara Falls From USA and Canada

Beyond Borders: Discovering Niagara Falls From USA and Canada

News December 29, 2023 at 6:55 pm

There’s a long-standing debate on which side of the Niagara Falls – Canadian or American – provides a better experience. To truly make a decision, you would have to visit both sides and weigh the pros and cons. Both sides offer stunning views and distinct experiences. The American side givesRead More

Deciphering Tax Dependents: Expert Advice from Michael S. Gawel, CPA, JD

Deciphering Tax Dependents: Expert Advice from Michael S. Gawel, CPA, JD

Featured, Gawel December 27, 2023 at 1:20 pm

By Michael S. Gawel, CPA, JD Dependency? Who can be claimed as a dependent? Who can claim that person as a dependent? A dependent must be a person, not your dog cat or 56 Chevy. A dependent is an individual who is the taxpayer’s qualifying child or qualifying relative forRead More

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