Technology

Facebook is trying to alter your mood

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,

Economy

The pitchforks are coming

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

Governor

Astorino releases new ad hitting Cuomo on taxes, jobs

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

Governor

Cuomo angers the anti-government counter culture, on the left and right

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

City

Diana Fairbanks keeps it moving

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

City

What’s Bernie’s next move?

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.

City

Plans Halted for Parks Police Barracks — for Now

 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

City

Who will run against Niagara Falls Mayor Paul Dyster in 2015?

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

City

Dyster fundraiser kicks off 2015 campaign

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,

Education

All eyes are on Dr. Barbara Nevergold

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

NY Senate

Joanne Maziarz: “I want him out”

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