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Letter to the Editor: Bring on Spring

Letter to the Editor: Bring on Spring

Community News March 18, 2018 at 7:55 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   Dear Editor: With three crippling Nor’easters battering our East Coast in quick succession, we all look forward to March 20th, first day of spring, balmy weather, and flowersRead More

Deal Realty Celebrates 10-Year Anniversary

Deal Realty Celebrates 10-Year Anniversary

Community News March 16, 2018 at 11:47 am

  Please click the link below to subscribe to a FREE PDF version of each print edition of the Niagara Reporter http://eepurl.com/dnsYM9   Deal Realty, one of the top locally owned and independent real estate firms in Western New York, celebrated its 10-year anniversary with an open house at itsRead More

Real America Hero’s: The Trials of 11 Airmen Captured & Tortured by the Japanese

Real America Hero’s: The Trials of 11 Airmen Captured & Tortured by the Japanese

Community News March 14, 2018 at 8:37 am

Please click the link below to subscribe to a FREE PDF version of each print edition of the Niagara Reporter http://eepurl.com/dnsYM9   THE FINAL TOAST The text below references the movie “Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo.” There is a second film made in 1944 that details the “show” trials of theRead More

Restaurant Review: Colosso Taco

Restaurant Review: Colosso Taco

Community News March 9, 2018 at 6:30 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: Jamie DePetris, Food Expert/Critic Colosso Taco & Subs has been a staple in the City of Niagara Falls for decades. It recently moved locations from Pine Avenue toRead More

OPINION: Study Claims $35 Million Impact from ‘Discover Niagara’ Shuttle While Tourists Exit Downtown Niagara Falls on “Free” Buses

OPINION: Study Claims $35 Million Impact from ‘Discover Niagara’ Shuttle While Tourists Exit Downtown Niagara Falls on “Free” Buses

Community News March 9, 2018 at 6:14 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   Recent glowing reports in the local media about the economic impact of the Discover Niagara shuttle, which conveys tourists out of downtown Niagara Falls to Lewiston and Youngstown,Read More

Vindication? George Maziarz Accepts Plea Deal as Prosecution Lacks Evidence for Trial

Vindication? George Maziarz Accepts Plea Deal as Prosecution Lacks Evidence for Trial

Community News March 9, 2018 at 3:45 pm

It was just a year ago that Democratic State Atty. General Eric Schneiderman unloaded on two top Niagara County Republican figures in a headline-grabbing announcement that featured a total of eight felony counts.   Now, a year later, Schneiderman has egg on his face after the much- hyped cases againstRead More

Niagara County’s Super Lawyer Series: Michael H. White to the Defense

Niagara County’s Super Lawyer Series: Michael H. White to the Defense

Community News March 6, 2018 at 1:52 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   When an individual is going through the criminal justice system, there is often nothing in their life more important to them than what the outcome will be. ItRead More

COMMUNITY NEWS: North Tonawanda In-Rem Auction on Saturday March 10th

COMMUNITY NEWS: North Tonawanda In-Rem Auction on Saturday March 10th

Community News March 5, 2018 at 11:20 am

This Saturday, March 10th, 2018, at North Tonawanda City Hall there will be the annual In-Rem auction for foreclosed properties. Registration is at 9am, bidding starts at 10am. Winning bid must have 10% that day for City. Attached is a link to all Residential, Commercial, and Vacant Land properties availableRead More

Dave’s Christmas Wonderland to Open New Store Location in Niagara Falls

Dave’s Christmas Wonderland to Open New Store Location in Niagara Falls

Community News March 5, 2018 at 9:52 am

Dave’s Christmas Wonderland announces the addition of a fourth store location at the Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls in Niagara Falls, New York.  Dave’s Christmas Wonderland is a division of Gordon Companies, a family-owned and –operated business based in Cheektowaga, N.Y. Dave’s Christmas Wonderland will occupy an 8,200-square-foot space locatedRead More

Morinello Targets Stronger Legislation to Benefit Military Veterans

Morinello Targets Stronger Legislation to Benefit Military Veterans

Community News March 4, 2018 at 4:28 pm

Assemblyman Angelo J. Morinello (R,C,I-Ref-Niagara Falls) stood during session to speak on a bill which would provide sick leave to state employees who have served our military in combat theater or combat zones. The legislation designates that these sick days are to be used specifically for any and all periodsRead More

Mount St. Mary’s Hospital has large turnout for fundraiser at Como Restaurant

Community News March 2, 2018 at 4:15 pm

  The annual reverse draw of Mount St. Mary’s Hospital was held Feb. 28 at the Como Restaurant. Nearly 280 people attended. It was covened by the Mount St. Mary’s Hospital Foundation, St. Francis Guild Auxiliary and the board of associates. Funds raised are directed to the foundation’s small grantsRead More

Councilman Chris Voccio

Chris’s Corner: A Conservative-Libertarian Approach to Fighting Poverty

Community News February 27, 2018 at 12:12 pm

I attended a presentation recently of the Empire State Poverty Reduction Initiative (ESPRI), a state-funded program announced last year with the noble intention of reducing poverty by helping people enter the workforce and gaining important life skills. We’ve been waging a War on Poverty for half a century now, sinceRead More

NHL Hockey: A Lost Buffalo Sabres Generation

NHL Hockey: A Lost Buffalo Sabres Generation

Community News February 24, 2018 at 10:40 am

Young fan base tuning out as team’s fortunes swoon By Andrew Kulyk and Peter Farrell Go back to Christmas vacation in the mid and late 70s, starting in 1973. That was the time for the much heralded Buffalo Sabres annual open practice. The team would pass out free tickets toRead More

Owners of Aero Transportation & Beauty by Naz Live the American Dream in Niagara Falls

Owners of Aero Transportation & Beauty by Naz Live the American Dream in Niagara Falls

Community News February 23, 2018 at 6:38 pm

Tired of hard luck stories here?   After hearing the story of Noor Ahmad, his daughter, Nasreen Akhtar, and her husband, Amar Mengla, I think anyone who says life is too tough in Niagara Falls might just change his tune.   At the age of seven, Nasreen Akhtar moved fromRead More

“Smokin'” Land Deal Pending for Downtown Niagara Falls?

“Smokin'” Land Deal Pending for Downtown Niagara Falls?

Community News February 23, 2018 at 11:27 am

A sweeping and transformational real estate transaction is possibly in the works as the Cuomo administration, through its Empire State Development agency, is poised to purchase numerous downtown Niagara Falls parcels from local developer and Native American entrepreneur “Smokin’” Joe Anderson, the Reporter has learned, despite all parties concerned refusingRead More

Councilman Chris Voccio

Coffee with Chris scheduled for Thursday, March 15th

Community News February 20, 2018 at 1:20 pm

Niagara Falls, NY – Niagara Falls City Council member Chris Voccio has scheduled his third Coffee with Chris for March 15. Coffee with Chris sessions are tentatively scheduled for the third Thursday of each month. The third Coffee with Chris is scheduled for Thursday, March 15th at 8am, at RoyalRead More

Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center Set to Open on May 4, 2018

Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center Set to Open on May 4, 2018

Community News February 19, 2018 at 8:20 am

The much-anticipated Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center will open May 4, 2018. The Heritage Center is an experiential museum that reveals authentic stories of Underground Railroad freedom seekers and abolitionists in Niagara Falls, that inspire visitors to recognize modern injustices that stem from slavery and to take action towardRead More

Niagara Falls Community Development: ‘Cash Mob’ at Rock Burger

Niagara Falls Community Development: ‘Cash Mob’ at Rock Burger

Community News February 19, 2018 at 8:12 am

Niagara Falls Community Development is organizing a Cash Mob at Rock Burger (328 Niagara Street, Niagara Falls, New York 14301) on Tuesday, February 20, 2018, from 12 pm to 2 pm. According the Community Development, a ‘cash mob’ is “a group of people who assemble at a local business toRead More

Former Niagara County DA Mike Violante

Ex-DA Violante sex harassment case settled for $335,000 (in case you didn’t know)

Community News February 9, 2018 at 3:15 am

In case you missed it, for the record, and because, if you are a resident of Niagara County, you probably helped pay for it: Niagara County settled the sexual harassment lawsuit against former DA Michael Violante for $335,000. It happened 10 months ago, and there has been hardly a wordRead More

Gearing Up for the Community Memorial Day Parade

Gearing Up for the Community Memorial Day Parade

Community News February 9, 2018 at 1:27 am

By Councilman Kenny Tompkins You wouldn’t know from the frigid temps and falling snow that in a mere three and a half months, we’ll host our third Community Memorial Day Parade. On Saturday, May 26, at 10 am, units will march from the City Market parking lot, up Pine Avenue,Read More

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