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By Aaron Besecker » Wednesday, January 21, 2015

The Niagara Falls City Council has reappointed a dozen members to the Tourism Advisory Board while adding four people who were not members last year. The new members are Angela Berti, Denise Easter... Read More

By Aaron Besecker » Monday, January 19, 2015

Niagara Falls lawmakers on Tuesday will consider a proposal to reduce the allotted time given to public speakers at City Council meetings from five to three minutes. Council Chairman Andrew P. Tou... Read More

By Aaron Besecker » Sunday, January 18, 2015

The City Council will hold a Committee of the Whole meeting at 5 p.m. Tuesday, followed by a regular meeting at 6 in Council Chambers in City Hall, 745 Main St. (agenda, additional documentation) The... Read More

By Aaron Besecker » Sunday, January 11, 2015

The Niagara Falls Urban Renewal Agency will meet at 4:30 p.m. Monday in Room 117 in City Hall, 745 Main St. (agenda) The Niagara Falls Housing Authority Board of Commissioners will meet at 4 p.m. Tue... Read More

By Aaron Besecker » Wednesday, January 7, 2015

The price to park in a city-owned lot or in the downtown ramp in Niagara Falls will be going up later this year. The City Council unanimously approved a $5 increase in parking fees at city-owne... Read More

By Aaron Besecker » Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Niagara Falls Police Superintendent Bryan DalPorto is calling it an "opportunity of a lifetime" for crime fighters in the city and Niagara County. A "completely state of the art" regional crime ana... Read More

By Aaron Besecker » Monday, January 5, 2015

Niagara Falls City Councilman Andrew P. Touma was unanimously elected chairman of the five-member panel on Monday night. Touma, who just finished his first year on the Council, succeeds Councilma... Read More

By Aaron Besecker » Sunday, January 4, 2015

The City Council will hold a Committee of the Whole meeting at 5 p.m. Monday, followed by a regular meeting at 6 in Council Chambers in City Hall, 745 Main St. (agenda, agenda item documents) The His... Read More

By Aaron Besecker » Wednesday, December 24, 2014

The following are the meeting dates for the Niagara Falls City Council in 2015. Regular meetings are on Mondays, except when there's a holiday. The Committee of the Whole meeting begins at 5 p.m., ... Read More

By Aaron Besecker » Tuesday, December 23, 2014

The costs of various building permits in Niagara Falls have just gone up. The City Council on Monday night approved some new fees and increases in some existing fees for permits from the city's De... Read More
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Aaron Besecker joined The Buffalo News in 2007, where he has covered communities in Western New York as a beat reporter, multimedia journalist and assistant online editor. A Buffalo native, he began his career in journalism at the Niagara Gazette.