In a shocking revelations exposed in The Atlantic, Robinson Meyer writes that Facebook administered studies that aim to alter users’ mood by virtue of the content that is funneled into their newsfeed. From his article, Everything We Know About Facebook’s Secret Mood Manipulation Experiment,
In a featured article on Politico, Seattle based venture capitalist Nick Hanauer warns that “the pitchforks are coming” for him and his “fellow plutocrats.” He notes the stark wealth inequality in America: “At the same time that people like you
Last week, Dr. Barbara Nevergold and Florence Johnson wrote a letter expressing their concerns over a number of pending issues before the Board, including the future of a few campuses and how the district would find placements for students who
Among local political operatives, a rumor is swirling: that Senator Mark Grisanti (R-Buffalo) is conspiring with State Senate candidate Mark Panepinto (D-Buffalo) to secure the Democratic nomination for the Republican who is expected to lose his own primary. After voting for the NYSAFE
By Mike Hudson, The Niagara Falls Reporter Land speculators need nothing more than a little bit of money and a lot of political clout to pick up valuable properties here in Niagara Falls, often for just pennies on the dollar.
By Frank Parlato, The Niagara Falls Reporter The State Park police barracks, planned to be built at a site with a beautiful and stunning vista of the gorge – a police barracks with a view – was halted last week.
By Mike Hudson, The Niagara Falls Reporter Nine months ago, the Hamister hotel deal was making headlines every day. It was urgent. It was the future of Niagara Falls. The state approved plans to give the developer, Mark Hamister, $2.75
On Monday, the State finally released the audited graduation statistics for the 2013 school year. Buffalo’s 8 percentage point improvement, from 48% to over 56%, was the most significant increase among the “Big 5” school districts in the state. The
The Republican candidate for Governor Rob Astorino, distributed a video to supporters via email last week. In the TV-style spot, Astorino hits Cuomo for dodging property taxes on his girlfriend’s Westchester County home, which real estate experts value between $1.5 and $1.8 million. The assessment
In recent weeks, Andrew Cuomo’s excruciatingly obvious political maneuvering — aimed at watering down the marijuana legalization bill advanced by Senator Diane Savino (D-Staten Island) — has infuriated groups on the right and left. Cuomo — who last year attempted to decriminalize marijuana for
One of WIVB’s highest profile journalists is saying farewell to the city, at a time when most expected her to be the station’s eventual lead anchor. The station’s iconic Jacquie Walker, one of the longest serving journalists in Buffalo television, is expected to
The recent at-large school board elections — in which Larry Quinn, Patricia Pierce, and Dr. Barbara Nevergold each secured a 6-year term — saw an impressive above average turnout. Surprisingly, the increased turnout largely came from the Eastside of Buffalo.
By Tony Farina, The Niagara Falls Reporter The $130 million facelift to 41-year-old Ralph Wilson Stadium will include better beer service as in 55 “beer only” points in the concession area, but there’s no guarantee that any amount of beer
By James Hufnagel, The Niagara Falls Reporter The controversy over the new State Parks police barracks has been a near media sensation over the past week. Both daily newspapers, the Niagara Gazette and Buffalo News, covered it, the News even
By Mike Hudson, The Niagara Falls Reporter Former City Court Judge Robert Restaino might be the frontrunner. After being removed from the bench following a controversial 2007 decision by the state Judicial Board of Review, Restaino worked for the county
By Frank Parlato, The Niagara Falls Reporter Matt Cole, a Niagara Falls resident, small business consultant and former personal assistant for actor Nicolas Cage, has been making the rounds to garner support for his candidacy for the New York State
By Mike Hudson, The Niagara Falls Reporter Niagara Falls Mayor Paul Dyster has privately told family and friends that he is planning on running for an unprecedented third term in 2015, the Niagara Falls Reporter has learned. To that end,
It turns out that Andrew Cuomo has been avoiding his property taxes. He lives at his girlfriend’s Westchester County home. Sandra Lee is Food Network host who has built a national brand of household products. She and the governor share
When the Buffalo School Board’s newest members take their seats on July 1st, they are expected to give the School Board presidency to James Sampson, who has the votes of Carl Paladino, Jay McCarthy, Larry Quinn, and Patricia Pierce. But
Joanne Maziarz, the sister of the longtime State Senator from Niagara County, has some tough love for her brother, George. In a wide ranging 20 minute interview, she describes growing up in a political family and seeing the corruption first
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