Antoine Thompson to recieve community service award

By Christina Abt Antoine Thompson (D), candidate for the NYS Assembly 141th District and lifelong Buffalo activist dedicated to strengthening and advancing his hometown community, has been chosen as the Coalition of Black Trade Unionist (CBTU) Buffalo Chapter 2014 Community Service Award Winner . The award was presented Friday, August 1 at the CBTU Annual Dinner. CBTU Chairperson, Ina Ferguson Downing, described Thompson’s service achievements that led … Continue reading Antoine Thompson to recieve community service award

Senator Coppola: the 60th District’s only unequivocal “NO-VOTE” on hydrofracking

Perhaps no other issue has riled environmentalists more feverishly than the prospect of large scale hydrologic fracturing in New York. The natural gas extraction process known colloquially as “fracking” shatters the earth’s deep rock sediments, unleashing natural gas wells that seep to the surface through wells that are drilled deep below ground water. Geological scientists attribute recent earthquakes that have rocked Oklahoma to the drilling process. In Pennsylvania, the … Continue reading Senator Coppola: the 60th District’s only unequivocal “NO-VOTE” on hydrofracking

Will historic Hornblower appeal finally sink Glynn’s Maid of the Mist?

By Frank Parlato, The Niagara Falls Reporter The time is coming, Sept. 3 to be exact, when perhaps the most high profile case in this area – with $100 million or more at stake – will be heard by the New York Supreme Court Appellate Division—Fourth Department. It’s an appeal of an order of State Supreme Court Justice Catherine Nugent Panepinto on the matter of … Continue reading Will historic Hornblower appeal finally sink Glynn’s Maid of the Mist?

Mario defends son as Moreland scandal heats up; Astorino likens Gov to mafia boss

By Tony Farina, The Niagara Falls Reporter As the political fur flies hot and heavy over allegations that Gov. Andrew Cuomo tampered with the anti-corruption Moreland Commission before shutting it down last spring, his father is coming to the defense of his son, telling the New York Daily News in a telephone interview on Monday that “Andrew is as honest a politician as we have … Continue reading Mario defends son as Moreland scandal heats up; Astorino likens Gov to mafia boss

Thompson sponsors expansive voter registration, youth outreach

By Christina Abt Antoine Thompson (D), candidate for the NYS Assembly 141th District and lifelong Buffalo activist dedicated to strengthening and advancing his hometown community, has announced a two-week voter registration initiative aimed at encouraging new voters between the ages of 18 and 45 In detailing the program, Thompson noted the need for such community-wide outreach. “There are so many young people in Buffalo not … Continue reading Thompson sponsors expansive voter registration, youth outreach

Who will be Buffalo’s next Mayor?

As Deputy Mayor Steve Casey prepares to leave City Hall, political observers expect Mayor Byron Brown to forgo a fourth run for the office. It has been long rumored that Brown will pursue a lucrative position in the private sector. With his top political operative on his way out, who many referred to as “the Mayor’s iron fist,” those rumors are only reinforced. A native … Continue reading Who will be Buffalo’s next Mayor?

Pushback from police union on barracks blowup

By James Hufnagel, The Niagara Falls Reporter According to Manuel Vilar, president of the Police Benevolent Association of New York State, the Long Island-based union that represents State Parks Police officers, construction of new barracks on the edge of the scenic Niagara Gorge should recommence at that location without delay. Notwithstanding the fact that the local community is enormously appreciative of the brave men and … Continue reading Pushback from police union on barracks blowup