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Niagara Falls now more dangerous  than ever before, new study shows

Niagara Falls now more dangerous than ever before, new study shows

Uncategorized November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    In its’ never ending quest to excel at something, Niagara Falls scored a big win of sorts this week. The small town with big dreams was ranked as the 44th Most Dangerous City in the entire United States by a website specializing in information for prospective home buyers andRead More

Wingfield’s motive for arson, attempted murder, said to be prompted by being jilted by woman

Wingfield’s motive for arson, attempted murder, said to be prompted by being jilted by woman

Niagara Falls November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

According to Detective Lieutenant John Conti Criminal Investigation Division, Niagara Falls Police Department: In response to many inquiries: Jerome Wingfield was wanted for domestic violence charges when he then shot the male he incorrectly thought was on a relationship with the DV victim. While eluding arrest for the DV and thenRead More

Man accused of torching Midtown rooming house also accused of attempted murder

Man accused of torching Midtown rooming house also accused of attempted murder

Niagara Falls November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

On the morning of Friday January 8th in Niagara Falls City Court, Jerome Wingfield was arraigned on charges of: Attempted Murder 2nd degree,  Assault http://southbuffalonews.comst degree and Criminal Possession of a Weapon 2nd degree The charges placed today resulted from an investigation into the shooting of victim, Darius Washington onRead More

World’s Best Pizza Place now called Ricky’s Pub & Pizzeria

World’s Best Pizza Place now called Ricky’s Pub & Pizzeria

Uncategorized November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Hello Everyone, Welcome to this week’s edition of Ricky’s Corner. Hope you’re all staying warm in what is shaping up to be one of our shorter winters. I am pleased to announce that we have decided to change our establishments name to Ricky’s Pub & Pizzeria.   The story of how I arrived at this name is aRead More

Non-transparency of Ice Pavilion raises questions about Sal Maglie RFP

Non-transparency of Ice Pavilion raises questions about Sal Maglie RFP

Uncategorized November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The Dyster administration is back at it again, trying to find an operator for Sal Maglie Stadium. The mayor’s first pass at landing a manager and promoter for the historic, but dilapidated, sports facility didn’t go so well and the Reporter wrote at length about it last year. At thatRead More

City’s $435,000 traffic island sculpture  nearly identical to $250,000 sculpture

City’s $435,000 traffic island sculpture nearly identical to $250,000 sculpture

Uncategorized November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

          Who is Jeff Laramore? The obscure Midwestern artist selected by the city to design and install a $435,000 piece of sculpture on a deserted Rainbow Boulevard traffic island, directly in front of long shuttered Hotel Niagara, is hardly a household name. According to his officialRead More

Only in North Tonawanda: Is NT surreptitiously violating Open Meetings Law?

Uncategorized November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Reviewing 20http://southbuffalonews.com2-20http://southbuffalonews.com5 Common Council minutes posted on NT’s website indicates most meetings lasted less than 30 minutes, some less than http://southbuffalonews.com0, only a few lasting 60. In http://southbuffalonews.com2/http://southbuffalonews.com/http://southbuffalonews.com5 minutes, Jean Kroetsch requested more information be included on agendas so she could understand  budget transfers.  Do Council members, Mayor, or CityRead More

Matchup Between Ceretto, Morinello Could Be the Marquee Race

Matchup Between Ceretto, Morinello Could Be the Marquee Race

Uncategorized November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

  When state lawmakers convened in Albany on Wednesday to kick off the new legislative session, watchdog groups were holding a press conference calling on the governor and legislators to sign a “Clean Conscience Pledge” in the wake of the corruption convictions of the former Assembly speaker and the SenateRead More

Goat Island becoming one big Parking lot 

Goat Island becoming one big Parking lot 

Uncategorized November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Goat Island becoming one big Parking lot             Local politicians fiddle as City further deteriorates   While 20http://southbuffalonews.com5 was a tough year for the newspaper business, the Niagara Falls Reporter came through with flying colors.   Bucking the trend, it was a banner year forRead More

Setting the Record Straight On Parlato Indictment

Setting the Record Straight On Parlato Indictment

Niagara Falls November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

   Recently, a local newspaper in Niagara Falls published a year-end story that highlighted the federal indictment of businessman and newspaper publisher Frank Parlato, Jr., basically rewriting the indictment without any response from Mr. Parlato.  I feel it is necessary to respond to that story and to the public inRead More

King Con: Shmueli Doesn’t Live Here Anymore

King Con: Shmueli Doesn’t Live Here Anymore

Shmueli November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Last week the notorious conman Shmuel Shmueli was evicted from a Niagara Falls luxury condo at the Parkway Condominiums on Buffalo Ave.––but not until after he stayed in the condo for free for a year. Artvoice previously identified 25 lawyers that Shmueli conned out of legal services. We’ve now discoveredRead More

Is David Jaros actually Dyster’s  ‘de-facto’ city engineer?

Is David Jaros actually Dyster’s ‘de-facto’ city engineer?

Uncategorized November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

  Is the real reason why Niagara Falls has gone without a city engineer for 53 of the 96 months that Paul Dyster has served as mayor because he already has one? David Jaros, formerly of Li-Ro Engineers and now of Clark Patterson Lee has managed to get most ofRead More

Cult of NXIVM Series Part 7: “Don’t Call me ‘Papa’”

Cult of NXIVM Series Part 7: “Don’t Call me ‘Papa’”

NXIVM November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Every December more than a billion people celebrate the birth of Christ, a child born of immaculate conception who would change the world – whose true father was said to be God, and whose earthly father was an Israeli carpenter named Joseph. Cult of NXIVM leader Keith Raniere’s former partnerRead More

State Set to Release ECC Audit

State Set to Release ECC Audit

Uncategorized November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The long-awaited state comptroller’s audit of financially troubled Erie Community College (ECC) is expected to be released very shortly, possibly as early as Friday (Jan. 8) but more likely early next week. We reported Dec. http://southbuffalonews.com0 that the exit conference between state auditors and ECC officials had been held inRead More

‘Acting’ DA Hits the Ground Running At Full Speed

‘Acting’ DA Hits the Ground Running At Full Speed

Uncategorized November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Acting Erie County District Attorney Michael Flaherty has hit the ground running, and it is clear that he would like to take “acting” out of his title and win a full term on his own in November. Flaherty signaled in his first week in office that he is a seriousRead More

MAIN STREAM MEDIA DOES NOT WANT TO TALK ABOUT BILL CLINTON’S RAPES & VIOLENT SEX ASSAULTS

MAIN STREAM MEDIA DOES NOT WANT TO TALK ABOUT BILL CLINTON’S RAPES & VIOLENT SEX ASSAULTS

State and National News November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Nor Hillary’s Bullying Of Bill’s Victims To Silence Them By Roger Stone and Robert Morrow The Clintons are criminals and this has nothing to do with any consensual oral sex that Bill had with Monica Lewinsky, martial infidelity or adultery. Like Bill Cosby, Bill Clinton is a sexual predator –Read More

Why was there no public hearing on 20http://southbuffalonews.com6 budget?

Why was there no public hearing on 20http://southbuffalonews.com6 budget?

Uncategorized November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The Niagara Falls Reporter recently featured a cover story detailing how the city council approved the 20http://southbuffalonews.com6 budget in a 4-0 council vote on November http://southbuffalonews.com7 at the close of a budget work session. That budget, along with seven as yet to be disclosed council budget amendments, moved to the Mayor PaulRead More

City Hall Jokes January 7 20http://southbuffalonews.com6

City Hall Jokes January 7 20http://southbuffalonews.com6

Niagara Falls November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

  http://southbuffalonews.com   It’s pretty small peanuts. Councilmen Charles Walker and Andrew Touma have pulled the chairmanship out from under Kristen Grandinetti more times than Lucy pulled the football out from under Charlie Brown. In defense of his having prevented Kristen Grandinetti from being named council chairwoman, Andrew Touma, said,Read More

Protect Yourself at All Times; Reader warns how Raniere goes after sources and writers

Protect Yourself at All Times; Reader warns how Raniere goes after sources and writers

NXIVM November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

A reader sent the following advice along. And while it gives a good primer on how to deal with sources – it also gives us a chilling view of how NXIVM leader Keith Raniere uses his “wealth” and (mis)uses the tools of the law to intimidate and attack his enemies…. OurRead More

Did Asimov inspire Raniere to be ‘the mule’?

Did Asimov inspire Raniere to be ‘the mule’?

NXIVM November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

  (This essay contains major spoilers about Isaac Asimov’s “Foundation Trilogy” of science-fiction novels.  So if you want to fully enjoy these classics, read them first before reading further.  For the rest of you, we continue below.) A little bit of light reading for Christmas. Keith Raniere’s whole enterprise isRead More

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