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Niagara Falls City Council & City Comptroller Set to Hold First of Four “Let’s Talk Budget” Community Meetings

Niagara Falls City Council & City Comptroller Set to Hold First of Four “Let’s Talk Budget” Community Meetings

Niagara Falls, Local News April 17, 2018 at 10:32 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 NIAGARA FALLS CITY COUNCIL & CITY CONTROLLER Presents the First of Four “Let’s Talk Budget” Community Meeting Niagara Street School 2513 Niagara Street NiagaraRead More

The Niagara Falls Illumination Board To ‘Switch Off’ Falls Illumination For Earth Hour 2018

The Niagara Falls Illumination Board To ‘Switch Off’ Falls Illumination For Earth Hour 2018

Niagara Falls, Local News March 21, 2018 at 11:24 pm

Niagara Falls seen as a global symbol of clean, renewable hydroelectric energy Niagara Falls, ON – The Niagara Falls Illumination Board is pleased to once again announce its participation in the World Wildlife Fund’s (WWF) global Earth Hour initiative. On Saturday March 24, from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m., the nightly illuminationRead More

Niagara Falls to be Illuminated in Green for St. Patrick’s Day

Niagara Falls to be Illuminated in Green for St. Patrick’s Day

Niagara Falls, Featured, Local News March 14, 2018 at 12:39 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   Niagara Falls Illumination Board to take part in annual “Global Greening” campaign  Niagara Falls, ON – In partnership with Tourism Ireland’s “Global Greening” campaign, the Niagara Falls Illumination BoardRead More

What again? Council Secretary accused of submitting another ‘fake’ resume!

What again? Council Secretary accused of submitting another ‘fake’ resume!

Niagara Falls February 9, 2018 at 2:13 am

Former employer calls Diodate’s second resume ‘lies and nonsense’ After Mark Diodate was outed for submitting a “fake” resume for consideration for hire as Niagara Falls Council Secretary, his prospective council bosses allowed him to submit a second resume. The Reporter noted in an exclusive story in our last issueRead More

Mark Diodate

A Tale of Two Résumés

Niagara Falls, Local News January 26, 2018 at 3:12 am

New Council Secretary Changes Résumé After Being Called Out By Councilman Tompkins Mark Diodate, the newly appointed administrative assistant to the Niagara Falls City Council, submitted two different resumes to the council, the Reporter has learned. The two resumes are starkly different. After Diodate’s first resume sparked questions about hisRead More

Sign ‘to’ the Falls points ‘away’ from the Falls

Sign ‘to’ the Falls points ‘away’ from the Falls

Niagara Falls January 26, 2018 at 1:47 am

Say what? A sign supposedly directing tourists to Niagara Falls on the corner of Niagara and Third Streets actually (deliberately?) points tourists away from the Falls and down Third Street. As the picture above shows, it is ironic, if not laughably stupid. Note: The sign should be pointing straight ahead.Read More

Auctions International sold numerous Niagara Falls properties last month, but for how much?

City Tax Foreclosure $$$ not available?

Niagara Falls January 26, 2018 at 1:21 am

  Reporter Editorial The City of Niagara Falls held a Tax Foreclosed Real Estate Auction on Tuesday, December 19, 2017 from 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM, but has not yet made public what the net proceeds were that accrued to the city. Nearly 300 properties went on the auction blockRead More

Councilman Chris Voccio

Coffee with Chris on February 15th, 2018

Niagara Falls, Local News January 24, 2018 at 8:44 am

  Niagara Falls, NY – Niagara Falls City Council member Chris Voccio has scheduled his second Coffee with Chris to get feedback from citizens. Coffee with Chris sessions are tentatively scheduled for the third Thursday of each month. The second Coffee with Chris is scheduled for Thursday, February 15th atRead More

Vince Anello served as Niagara Falls Mayor from 2004-2008.

Former Mayor schools City Council on Budgeting 101

Niagara Falls January 19, 2018 at 1:36 pm

  One-time Mayor Vince Anello addressed the newly-installed Niagara Falls City Council at their first regular meeting Wednesday afternoon on prudent fiscal management. Unfortunately, none of the five councilmembers were seen to be taking notes. “The last thirty years only two mayors have had a budget surplus. Mayor O’Laughlin beingRead More

Mark Diodate and wife Lindsey.

Secreta(riot)

Niagara Falls January 18, 2018 at 10:42 pm

The Niagara Falls City Council is receiving harsh backlash after voting to hire Mark Diodate as their new administrative assistant/secretary. Mr. Diodate, who was ranked in each of the councilman’s top-five candidates for the position, was under fire for his lack of experience in the field. The position, which wasRead More

"I believe that it is better to tell the truth than a lie. I believe it is better to be free than to be a slave. And I believe it is better to know than to be ignorant." - H. L. Mencken

NF Reporter Agent of Change for Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls January 18, 2018 at 10:14 pm

Record of Reform continues with recent State website change The first issue of the Niagara Falls Reporter hit the newstands on June 28, 2000, and while that’s less than 18 years ago, it must seem like an eternity to many of the ruling elite of the Cataract City. Since itsRead More

Council Clashes Over Water Board Resolution, Secretary Hire, Salary Reductions, and More

Council Clashes Over Water Board Resolution, Secretary Hire, Salary Reductions, and More

Niagara Falls, Local News January 18, 2018 at 11:24 am

  Solidarity amongst the entire Niagara Falls City Council was in short supply Wednesday. The closest the council came to unity on a substantive issue was the hiring of its new assistant.   Only Councilman Tompkins voted against offering the secretarial position to Mark Diodate, who had worked at aRead More

Agenda for Niagara Falls City Council Meeting on January 17th, 2018

Agenda for Niagara Falls City Council Meeting on January 17th, 2018

Niagara Falls, Local News January 17, 2018 at 2:25 pm

NIAGARA FALLS CITY COUNCIL AGENDA FOR JANUARY 17, 2018 COUNCIL CHAMBERS COUNCIL CHAMBERS 6:00 P.M. – COUNCIL MEMBERS KENNEDY SCOTT TOMPKINS VOCCIO TOUMA _ __ PRAYER – CHAIRMAN TOUMA PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE Approval of Minutes from the Council Meeting of December 26, 2017 and the Organizational Meeting of January 1,Read More

Councilman Chris Voccio is sponsoring a key resolution.

Falls Lawmakers to Push City to Shave Expenses

Niagara Falls January 12, 2018 at 5:48 am

Resolution Expected to Pass Unanimously      Still hoping for a resolution to the gaming dispute in months, not years, Niagara Falls city lawmakers nonetheless are attempting to brace for an uncertain future by sending a message to the Dyster administration and city workers that the city needs to take actionRead More

Affluent DeVeaux (upper left, 201) and Lasalle (lower right, 222, includes Cayuga Island) are losing population, while the poverty-stricken Highland Avenue census tract (202) gains population, indicative of a city in decline. (Source: US Census Bureau, American Community Survey)

Latest US Census numbers Dire News for Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls January 12, 2018 at 5:45 am

Population, Wealth taking flight from City in Decline More evidence of the continuing downward spiral of the city of Niagara Falls under the Dyster administration was released last month by the US Census Bureau. According to its “American Communities Survey,” while the population of New York State expanded by 1.9%Read More

Tompkins: What I propose this coming year

Tompkins: What I propose this coming year

Niagara Falls January 12, 2018 at 5:20 am

Councilman Kenny Tompkins As the calendar turned to a new year, we watched as Councilmembers Chris Voccio and Bill Kennedy were sworn in for their inaugural terms. As with all new beginnings, there is a sense of hope. Here are some ideas I am hopeful of implementing this year: ·      ThereRead More

The Two Faces of Ezra: Button-down Ezra (above) by day, Wildman Ezra (below) cavorts to "Phuck Cancer.

Chairman charade: Touma becomes Chairman as Scott bows out

Niagara Falls January 12, 2018 at 5:18 am

By Nicholas D. D’Angelo Managing Editor As friends, family, and elected officials walked into the City Council chambers on New Year’s Day awaiting the swearing-in ceremony for Bill Kennedy, Chris Voccio, Andy Touma, Owen Steed, Mark Grozio, and Dennis Virtuoso to begin, those who frequently attend council meetings noticed somethingRead More

Rob Depaolo, who works in the city's inspection department, addressed the board about issues regarding the city's dog population. The official number of registered dogs is 2,209, which seems low to city officials. Council President Eric Zadzilka suggested a dog census as a first step to addressing and possibly re-vamping some of the city's dog laws.

Dog Census proposed for North Tonawanda

Niagara Falls January 12, 2018 at 5:14 am

North Tonawanda council looking at dog census, higher registration fees By Joseph Kissel A census for dogs? North Tonawanda Common Council President Eric Zadzilka said on Tuesday he’d like to see a dog census take place as a first step to getting a handle on any toothy canine issues inRead More

A Talking Heads music video from the late '70's was insulting to Niagara Falls.

Talking Heads’ music video derided Falls, Moses Parkway decades ago

Niagara Falls January 12, 2018 at 5:08 am

Being a tourist destination with international name recognition can be a double-edged sword, as the city of Niagara Falls finds out on a regular basis. It seems that every time something positive around here makes headlines worldwide, such as the Wallenda walk, or the falls and Goat Island displaying winterRead More

A New Year's Resolution for the residents of Niagara Falls
A New Year's Resolution for the residents of Niagara Falls

A New Year’s Resolution for the residents of Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls, Local News January 7, 2018 at 11:40 am

As we enter 2018, there is no better time to reflect on what the previous year has taught us. On a national level, and even on the local level, we see the result of one of the most divided political climates in recent memory. Once thoughtful conversations or debates thatRead More

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