Common Council

Despite misstep, Mascia pledges to be “an advocate and fighter for the people”

Housing Commissioner Joe Mascia, the Fillmore district candidate for Common Council, intends to be “an advocate and fighter for the people.” Despite the coordinated, deliberate, and long planned smear campaign executed over the last week, the Commissioner intends to win the

County Executive

Poloncarz finds sweetheart assessment for himself

By Tony Farina, The Niagara Falls Reporter It was not long ago that Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz urged the Amherst IDA to reject a law firm’s request for $550,000 in tax breaks for a proposed $4 million office expansion. “Lawyer’s


Guercio’s, as an economic development strategy

Rumor has it that Comptroller Tom DiNapoli found inspiration in a visit earlier this week to Guercio’s, the ethnic Italian delicatessen that founded by an immigrant family who, four generations later, continue to own and operate it today. The Grant-Ferry landmark

Common Council

Sharon Belton-Cottman could face Mike Woolford in Masten 

School board member Sharon Belton Cottman is emerging as the leading Democrat contender to challenge  Mike Woolford, the widely respected Buffalo businessman, for Common Council from Buffalo’s Masten District. Woolford is running on the Conservative line — with the Ellicott district’s Darius Pridgen

Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls is facing insolvency, says Accardo

NIAGARA FALLS—With the City of Niagara Falls once again facing a budget shortfall, projected to be in excess of $7 million, Niagara Falls business leader and mayoral candidate John Accardo believes that the time has come for the office of