I am a city hall reporter in Niagara Falls, N.Y. working for the Niagara Gazette the hometown daily publishing since 1854. I also do freelance work for local publications Artvoice and Block Club and have published with the investigative journalism center Investigative Post. My work in Niagara Fal...
More than two dozen pictures of Gerald Steven Pigeon hang on the walls or rest on the tables and well-stocked bookshelves throughout his lakeside condominium. In most of them he sports a dark suit and brightly colored tie. In many he is standing next to someone of great power or wealth. There are pictures with Bill and Hillary Clinton. Barack Obama. Billionaire B. Thomas Golisano. Dick Gephardt. Ted Kennedy. Eliot Spitzer. Charles Schumer. Andrew Cuomo.
Citizens, social justice advocates and attorneys stood in front of City Hall to announce a pair of legal actions they are taking against the Buffalo Police Department in an effort to push back against discriminatory and retaliatory practices.
With races for Niagara Falls City Council and the Niagara County Legislature heating up, Republicans hold a distinct advantage over their Democratic counterparts in at least one area: cash.According to records on file with the New York State of Board of Elections, the Niagara County Republican Committee, between its main and housekeeping accounts, holds more than $73,300 to the Niagara County Democratic Committee’s $8,300, giving them about nine times as much cash on hand going into the fall...
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