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A City by the People: A Developing North Tonawanda Story

A City by the People: A Developing North Tonawanda Story

Community News February 9, 2018 at 12:47 am

By  Zachary S. Niemiec As someone who is originally from North Tonawanda, I’m proud of recent community action against the reestablishment of commercial truck routes on Robinson and Wheatfield Streets. In response to the considered change to commercial truck routes, North Tonawanda residents organized, sent letters, made phone calls, attended meetings, voicedRead More

October 05, 2017-North Tonawanda, NY- Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announces that four Western New York communities have been selected to receive up to $10 million in funding from the Buffalo Billion II initiative. The City of Dunkirk, City of North Tonawanda, City of Lackawanna and Village of Gowanda are recipients of Smart Growth Community Funds for projects that utilize existing infrastructure to support placemaking, walkable communities and sustainable development.

N.T. Council Shades Solar Panel Resolution, Water Treatment Upgrades on Tap for NT/Lockport

Community News February 8, 2018 at 6:12 pm

A position in North Tonawanda city government vacant since Election Day, and one of two full-time positions in the mayor’s office, that of Assistant to the Mayor, has been filled by David Divirgilio, who will earn $45,000. Mr. Divirgilio had previously worked for the city briefly in 2017 as aRead More

The Why Coffee Shop: Celebrating More Than 45+ Years On Main Street

The Why Coffee Shop: Celebrating More Than 45+ Years On Main Street

Community News February 3, 2018 at 8:34 am

The Why Coffee Shop has been located at the intersection of Main Street and Portage Road in Niagara Falls since either late 1971 or 1972. There are very few businesses that can say that they have existed for 45+ years at the same address on Main Street in Niagara Falls,Read More

New Niagara Falls Community Center Public Meeting

New Niagara Falls Community Center Public Meeting

Community News February 2, 2018 at 8:43 pm

“The youth is our future,” responded Niagara Falls City Councilman Ezra Scott when asked what the driving force is behind building a new community center in Downtown Niagara Falls. The New Niagara Falls Community Center, a group established to develop a safe space for youth and families to use andRead More

GUEST VIEW: A Resident’s Response To Learning The Niagara Falls Police Station Is Closed On Weekends

GUEST VIEW: A Resident’s Response To Learning The Niagara Falls Police Station Is Closed On Weekends

Community News February 1, 2018 at 6:29 pm

The Niagara Falls Reporter received the following email from a concerned resident in Niagara Falls:   “Are you aware that the Niagara Falls Police Office is closed to the public on weekends? I had reason to take a lady to the police station at 5:10 p.m. this past Saturday toRead More

Councilman Chris Voccio

Councilman Voccio Schedules Business Roundtable Breakfast

Community News February 1, 2018 at 6:22 pm

Niagara Falls, NY – City Councilman Chris Voccio is hosting a breakfast roundtable discussion for business owners, managers and executives to get feedback on how the city of Niagara Falls can make it easier to do business here, foster business expansion and attract more investment and development. Dubbed the BusinessRead More

Memorial Medical Center Schedules Monday Flu Shot Clinic

Memorial Medical Center Schedules Monday Flu Shot Clinic

Community News February 1, 2018 at 6:18 pm

Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center will conduct a flu shot clinic on Monday (Feb. 5) from 5 to 8 p.m.   The clinic will be held on the first floor of the Golisano Center for Community Health, 533 10th St.  Both quadrivalent and high dose influenza vaccines will be available.Read More

Czech Mate?

Czech Mate?

Community News January 29, 2018 at 5:59 pm

by Matt Cole 9-time NHL All-Star, Olympic Gold Medalist, 2-time Stanley Cup winner, and future NHL Hall of Famer, Jaromir Jagr was placed on waivers Sunday by his current team the Calgary Flames After having amassed a staggering $135,000,000+ in earnings throughout his 24 years in the NHL, he is currently finishingRead More

Alderman-At-Large Austin Tylec — an architect at Clark, Patterson, Lee — talks with Bob Zima about an effort to bring a community garden to the newly re-burgeoning Oliver Street area.

NT’s momentum balanced by multi-million dollar concerns at Water Plant

Community News January 26, 2018 at 12:54 am

 By Joe Kissel A community garden to help beautify Oliver Street, a peddle-powered tour boat on the Erie Canal and a comprehensive plan to make North Tonawanda a more connected, safer, walkable city were discussed Tuesday at North Tonawanda’s Common Council workshop. However, a multi-million dollar plan to replace andRead More

Toxic Niagara Sanitation landfill still plagues Town of Wheatfield

Toxic Niagara Sanitation landfill still plagues Town of Wheatfield

Community News January 26, 2018 at 12:40 am

Government officials propose new fence to contain toxic below-ground leachate Foot-dragging over decades by the Town of Wheatfield and the state Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) in their efforts at testing and remediation of the former Niagara Sanitation toxic landfill in the town has some residents of Nash Road frustratedRead More

Shirley Nicholas, Lockport’s ‘Toxic Avenger’ passes away

Shirley Nicholas, Lockport’s ‘Toxic Avenger’ passes away

Community News January 26, 2018 at 12:10 am

by Joe Kissel Lockport activist Shirley Nicholas passed away Saturday, Jan. 20 at Briody Health Care Facility. She was 80. For decades, she was an outspoken advocate for environmental cleanup in Lockport and brought an unprecedented degree of public awareness of hazardous waste littered around the city. Born on AprilRead More

Kristen M. Grandinetti

Former Councilwoman Grandinetti Appointed to Housing Authority

Community News January 12, 2018 at 5:16 am

The Niagara Falls Housing Authority gained a new member at Tuesday night’s meeting adding former Niagara Falls City Councilwoman Kristen Grandinetti, who was appointed to the position by Niagara Falls Mayor Paul Dyster to its Board of Commissioners. Ms. Grandinetti is the seventh member of the Board, joined by AliciaRead More

Christmas at the NACC is Yuletide delight

Christmas at the NACC is Yuletide delight

Community News December 8, 2017 at 5:12 am

A full slate of holiday activities will be taking place at the Niagara Arts and Cultural Center (NACC) at 1201 Pine Avenue in the Falls this month, including art shows, receptions, parties, concerts and dance performances. You won’t want to miss any of the fun! From December 2 through JanuaryRead More

204th ANNIVERSARY TUSCARORA HEROES REMEMBRANCE

204th ANNIVERSARY TUSCARORA HEROES REMEMBRANCE

Community News December 8, 2017 at 5:08 am

You are invited to attend a very brief ceremony and presentation as the Lewiston community commemorates the 204th Anniversary of the Tuscarora Heroes actions which saved dozens of lives from the British Attack in 1813. The gathering will take place on Tuesday, Dec. 19, at 8am at the Tuscarora Heroes Monument, Portage and CenterRead More

NF Firefighters Christmas Toy Fund Telethon and Basket Auction to be held on Saturday

NF Firefighters Christmas Toy Fund Telethon and Basket Auction to be held on Saturday

Community News December 1, 2017 at 5:08 am

Make sure you stop in to Niagara Falls High School on Saturday and check out the Firefighters Christmas Toy Fund event. “Bring a friend. Bring the Family!” encourages the post on their Facebook page, “Partake in the Basket Auction!” Mingle with real live and handsome hunky Niagara Falls firefighters. LiveRead More

Local History reflects Rich Religious Heritage

Local History reflects Rich Religious Heritage

Community News November 3, 2017 at 6:24 am

By Nate McMurray Grand Island Town Supervisor Right here, in Western New York, we are surrounded by history. Great minds—from Nikola Tesla to Frank Lloyd Wright and Mark Twain—came here to use their talents and contribute to the thriving Queen City. The Falls, with all of its beauty and potential,Read More

Geiben recounts positive experience on Town Board

Geiben recounts positive experience on Town Board

Community News November 3, 2017 at 5:08 am

By Councilman William E. Geiben Lewiston Town Board This letter is being written to acknowledge the positive experience I have found during the past two years as a member of the Lewiston Town Board. Those of you who know me, whether as a (retired) Lewiston – Porter teacher, or in myRead More

Rich Andres

County Legislature Will Likely Remain in GOP Hands While Some Contests Promise Closeness, Experts See ‘Status Quo’ Election

Community News November 2, 2017 at 5:32 pm

Tuesday’s countywide election is likely to produce the same 11-4 split, with the same faces, on the Niagara County Legislature.   How likely is that outcome?   When we were asking Niagara County Public Information Officer Christian Peck about polling sites last week and asked him to handicap the racesRead More

***MEDIA ADVISORY***  FOR  TUESDAY, NOV. 7; WEDNESDAY, NOV. 8; TUESDAY, NOV. 21

***MEDIA ADVISORY*** FOR TUESDAY, NOV. 7; WEDNESDAY, NOV. 8; TUESDAY, NOV. 21

Community News November 2, 2017 at 5:06 pm

MORINELLO STAFF TO HOLD NOVEMBER MOBILE OFFICE HOURS   The staff of Assemblyman Angelo J. Morinello (R,C,I,Ref-Niagara Falls) will hold mobile office hours on Tuesday, Nov. 7 and Tuesday, Nov. 21 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Grand Island Town Hall, andWednesday, Nov. 8 from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. at the Wheatfield Town Senior Center. Residents andRead More

Museums of Niagara Association (MONA) To Hold First Friday Event at Old Fort Erie

Museums of Niagara Association (MONA) To Hold First Friday Event at Old Fort Erie

Community News November 2, 2017 at 4:57 pm

Fort Erie, ON – As part of the Museums of Niagara Association (MONA) First Fridays public awareness campaign, The Niagara Parks Commission is pleased to announce that its Old Fort Erie heritage site has been selected to host the association’s upcoming First Friday event. The Tailgate Party-themed event will take place within OldRead More

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