Zeitgeist

The conspiracy to destroy Joe Mascia unfolds

On Monday, the Buffalo Common Council met at their regularly scheduled caucus, where members review agenda items ahead of their Tuesday committee meetings. The meeting discussed the BMHA’s pending request for a $250,000 grant to cover its ongoing operating deficit

Niagara Falls

Three unsolved mysteries at City Hall begging for answers

BY MIKE HUDSON Niagara Falls Mayor Paul Dyster is known for running one of the most secretive administrations in recent city history. Freedom of Information Law requests need to be filed in order to obtain even the most routine public

Niagara Falls

SolarCity financial woes leave spinoff in limbo

BY THE NIAGARA FALLS REPORTER The company at the center of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s “Buffalo Billion” initiative and the stated reason Niagara Falls Mayor Paul Dyster and city Planner Tom DeSantis spent $165,000 of taxpayers’ money on a largely worthless piece of

Niagara Falls

Dyster’s follies cost taxpayers

BY MIKE HUDSON For Niagara Falls Mayor Paul Dyster, it’s not about the destination but the journey. Which is why, since taking office in January 2008, the city has been subjected to numerous and lengthy forays into the unknowable unknown,

Indian Affairs

Development dealings to determine Seneca presidency

The presidency of the Seneca Nation of Indians is typically decided at a caucus of candidates within the Seneca Party, a dominant political force within the Nation that controls the Tribal Council and the gaming corporation’s Board of Directors. The

Courts

State investigation clears Steve Pigeon of wrong doing

The State Police investigation into the campaign fundraising activities of the revered political operative G. Steven Pigeon has found no evidence of wrong doing, a local elected official tells The Chronicle. The State Police investigation stems from a May 2015 raid of the

Education

Harris gears up for school board run

Adrian Harris is a passionate advocate for public education and a well reasoned critic of the school board’s majority bloc led by Carl Paladino. He is a professional educator with the Lancaster School District and holds a Masters Degree in

Civil Rights

Hochul silent on holding center murder of India Cummings

BY A.J. BELL In the aftermath of a murder at the Erie County Holding Center that killed a healthy 27 year old woman named India Cummings on February 17, activists are calling for Erie County Sheriff Timothy Howard to resign. Howard

Civil Rights

Something demonic is happening in Buffalo’s County jail

BY CHRIS STEVENSON Early last week Edward Berezowski , 54, was reported as found hanging in his cell by his jail-issued pants. According to the Buffalo News he died on Friday, August 17. He was said to have told deputies he was going

NY Senate

Democrats still want Panepinto to step aside

The embattled freshman State Senator Marc Panepinto is doubling down on a reelection effort amid calls that he step aside in light of a tenure rocked by ethics controversies that include a lobbying scandal and election fraud. His chances of

Presidential Election 2016

GOP considers drafting Condi Rice for third party run

If Donald Trump wins the Republican nomination, the party establishment is expected to revolt wildly and throw the party into an all out battle ahead of a bitterly contested convention. Operatives at the national level are coming to the same

Presidential Election 2016

For Collins, Trump endorsement is practical politics

BY TERRENCE ROBINSON Western New York Congressman Chris Collins became the first Congressman to endorse Donald Trump’s bid for the Republican nomination with a stunning announcement last Wednesday following the Nevada caucuses. Since that announcement, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie,