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By Aaron Besecker » Tuesday, September 16, 2014

The Hamister Group’s multi-million dollar downtown development project in Niagara Falls is still on its way, according to Mayor Paul A. Dyster. Dyster told the City Council on Monday night the Hamister Group’s plans for its downtown hotel, apartment and retail project are expected to come before the city’s Planning Board “sometime… Read more »

By Aaron Besecker » Monday, September 15, 2014

The City Council awarded $500,000 to the Isaiah 61 Project on Monday night, but it wasn’t without some debate. Funding was approved by a 3-1 vote, with the lone dissent coming from Councilman Glenn A. Choolokian. Listen to how the vote went, including comments from Choolokian and Councilman Andrew P…. Read more »

By Aaron Besecker » Sunday, September 14, 2014

The Niagara Falls City Council will hold a 5 p.m. Committee of the Whole meeting Monday, followed by a regular meeting at 6 in City Hall, 745 Main St. The Zoning Board of Appeals will meet at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in Council Chambers in City

By Aaron Besecker » Friday, September 12, 2014

The Niagara Falls Board of Education is looking for a member of the public to sit on its audit committee. The district is looking for a person who has an accounting background, officials said Thursday night during the school board work session. District finance officials have been preparing for an upcoming… Read more »

By Aaron Besecker » Thursday, September 11, 2014

Plans that would cost tens of millions of dollars to implement to either fix or replace two century-old pedestrian bridges in Niagara Falls State Park will be unveiled later this month. A public meeting about the plans will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Sept. 23 in the Conference & Event Center… Read more »

By Aaron Besecker » Sunday, September 7, 2014

The Niagara Falls Planning Board will meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday in Council Chambers in City Hall, 745 Main St. The Niagara Falls School Board will hold a board review session at 5:30 p.m. Thursday in the district’s central office, 630 66th St.

By Aaron Besecker » Friday, September 5, 2014

NIAGARA FALLS – City firefighters this afternoon battled a blaze on Seventh Street that engulfed two homes. Black smoke billowed into the downtown sky from the fire, which broke out on Seventh between Niagara Street and Ferry Avenue around 1:30

By Aaron Besecker » Thursday, September 4, 2014

The city’s Department of Public Works will hold electronic waste recycling days five more times through the end of the year. Residents who want to dispose of items like old televisions, computers and other devices may drop off the items at at the DPW yard, 1785 New Road, from 9… Read more »

By Aaron Besecker » Tuesday, September 2, 2014

The Niagara Falls Housing Authority’s Board of Commissioners will return from a two-month break when it meets today. The board last met in June, and had no scheduled meetings in July and

By Aaron Besecker » Sunday, August 31, 2014

The Niagara Falls Housing Authority Board of Commissioners will meet at 4 p.m. Tuesday in the authority’s executive offices at 744 10th St. The Niagara Falls City Council will hold a 5 p.m. Committee of the Whole meeting Tuesday, followed by a regular meeting at 6 in Council Chambers in… 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.