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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

Source: $1.5 million realized from Falls tax foreclosure auction; what will money be used for?

Source: $1.5 million realized from Falls tax foreclosure auction; what will money be used for?

Local News February 1, 2018 at 11:48 pm

By Frank Parlato; Hundreds of people turned out in Niagara Falls last December to buy homes, buildings, or vacant lots at the city’s tax foreclosure auction. The city reportedly auctioned off more than 320 properties seized from owners who failed to pay property taxes. A reliable city hall source tellRead More

Gordon Stewart III To Step Down as City Chair of the Niagara Falls Democratic Committee

Gordon Stewart III To Step Down as City Chair of the Niagara Falls Democratic Committee

Local News February 1, 2018 at 8:13 pm

The Niagara Reporter has just learned that Gordon Stewart III will step down as City Chair of the Niagara Falls City Committee over the next week. Mr. Stewart, who has been Chair for more than three years, said that it was a “family decision.” Democrat Suzanne M. Macri, current NiagaraRead 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 Voccio Schedules Business Roundtable Breakfast

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

NF City Council Meeting News & Notes from January 31st, 2018

NF City Council Meeting News & Notes from January 31st, 2018

Local News February 1, 2018 at 11:12 am

Council appraising the math in assessor’s $10,000 stipend deal Concern raised on social media and at Wednesday’s 3-hour Niagara Falls common council meeting caused the elected body to table the mayor’s resolution requesting $10,000 for longtime city assessor James Bird that some said was “double dipping” or at least notRead More

Advertise With The Niagara Reporter

Advertise With The Niagara Reporter

Uncategorized January 29, 2018 at 9:47 pm

The Niagara Reporter has been operating in Niagara County and Erie County since 2000. We alternate between printing weekly and bi-weekly depending on the amount of news to publish for a given week. Therefore, at a minimum we print on a bi-weekly basis.   Each edition printed consists of 22,000Read More

The Niagara Reporter Is Now Accepting Classifieds, Obituaries, and Legal Notices

The Niagara Reporter Is Now Accepting Classifieds, Obituaries, and Legal Notices

Uncategorized January 29, 2018 at 9:29 pm

The Niagara Reporter is excited to announce that we are now accepting all classified ads (houses, apartments, pets, garage sales, etc.), obituaries, and legal notices (foreclosure notices, liquor license notices, corporation formation, etc.).  Email niagarareporter@gmail.com if you are interested or call (716) 990-3677.

Chris’s Corner: A Libertarian Look at “Public Art”

Chris’s Corner: A Libertarian Look at “Public Art”

Local News January 29, 2018 at 9:11 pm

When the Reporter asked me to pen a column on taking a libertarian-oriented approach to local government, I agreed. Here’s my first go at it. But first, a caveat. I am a conservative. And a Republican. And sort of libertarian. I have often identified myself as a conservative with aRead 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

Dalai Lama Secretary denies $1 million paid to speak for Raniere; Yet Dalai Lama Trust founded 10 days after Albany speech with $2 million in donations

Dalai Lama Secretary denies $1 million paid to speak for Raniere; Yet Dalai Lama Trust founded 10 days after Albany speech with $2 million in donations

NXIVM January 27, 2018 at 10:51 am

By Frank Parlato’ The Dalai Lama’s secretary has denied the Dalai Lama was paid $1 million by Clare and Sara Bronfman to endorse cult leader Keith Raniere. That may be true. He might have been paid $2 million.   The Dalai Lama’s secretary, Tseten Samdup Chhoekyapa, wrote: Clarification in Response toRead 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

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

People kayaking on the Allegheny River between Olean and Allegany, NY. Will Mr. Pegula, owner of the Sabres and Bills, soon be dumping "treated" frack wastewater into the river?

Proposal to dump Pegula Frackwater in Allegheny River upstream of NY’s southern tier advances

State and National News January 26, 2018 at 12:42 am

Last July, 2017 the Coudersport (Pennsylvania) Area Municipal Authority (CAMA) board members leased land to an outfit called Epiphany Allegheny LLC. Epiphany plans to build a wastewater treatment plant on the Allegheny River to process wastewater produced as a byproduct of high volume horizontal hydrofracturing (“fracking”). The top customer ofRead More

Toxic waste transported by water flows deep in the ground are implicated in health problems, not surface soil and water, but the Town of Wheatfield and the state are building a $150,000 fence around this hazardous landfill to make everyone, well, feel better.

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

Jastremseki sees ‘Progress’ on Pistol Permits as State Police Vow ‘No Confiscation’

Jastremseki sees ‘Progress’ on Pistol Permits as State Police Vow ‘No Confiscation’

Uncategorized January 26, 2018 at 12:39 am

Niagara County Clerk Joseph A. Jastrzemski said the outcome of a meeting between State Police and the New York State Association of County Clerks held this week left him optimistic that gun owners’ rights will be protected despite a looming deadline for pistol permit recertification under Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’sRead More

Recipe for Wonderful Pineapple Pie

Recipe for Wonderful Pineapple Pie

Uncategorized January 26, 2018 at 12:30 am

By Jamie DePetris Food Critic Although ‘National Pie Day’ came and went on January 23rd, it is not too late to bake a pie that is both nourishing and delicious. National Pie Day was created simply to celebrate the pie.  It is a day to bake or cook your favoriteRead More

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