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By Aaron Besecker » Sunday, December 14, 2014

The Niagara Falls City Council will hold a special meeting at 5:15 p.m. Monday in Council Chambers in City Hall, 745 Main St., to finalize the 2015 city budget. The Zoning Board of Appeals will meet ... Read More

By Aaron Besecker » Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Chanting phrases like "Black lives matter" and "I can't breathe," about 30 people gathered for a rally outside Niagara Falls City Hall on Monday night to protest the recent high-profile deaths of Eric... Read More

By Aaron Besecker » Monday, December 8, 2014

The Niagara Falls City Council will hold a special meeting at 4 p.m. Friday to deal with budget vetoes filed today by Mayor Paul A. Dyster. The vetoes were filed by the close-of-business deadline, but... Read More

By Aaron Besecker » Sunday, December 7, 2014

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. (meeting preview, agenda, additional do... Read More

By Aaron Besecker » Thursday, December 4, 2014

A proposal that would allow residents to use a credit card to pay taxes and water bills is on Monday's Niagara Falls City Council agenda. Under the proposal, the credit card user would be charged a "c... Read More

By Aaron Besecker » Thursday, December 4, 2014

Nonperishable food items will be collected from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday as part of the Stuff-A-Bus event at the Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls, 101 Old Falls St. The food collected wil... Read More

By Aaron Besecker » Thursday, December 4, 2014

City officials and student carolers will travel aboard the Holly Trolley on Friday collecting nonperishable food items, toys, warm winter outerwear and toiletries for the needy. The sixth annual H... Read More

By Aaron Besecker » Sunday, November 30, 2014

The City Council will meet to propose amendments to Mayor Paul A. Dyster’s 2015 budget at 4 p.m. Monday in Council Chambers in City Hall, 745 Main St. The Niagara Falls City Development Corp. will ... Read More

By Aaron Besecker » Wednesday, November 26, 2014

The national event Small Business Saturday, happening this Saturday, has a few featured events in Niagara Falls. The City of Niagara Falls' Community Development Department is teaming up with the ... Read More

By Aaron Besecker » Tuesday, November 25, 2014

The Niagara Falls City Council has cut about $560,000 in spending from Mayor Paul A. Dyster's proposed budget for next year. Here's what lawmakers did today: • Cut overtime for police patrols... 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.