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In this episode of the Vince Anello Show, callers discuss a variety of issues from the current municipal races to the old days of Urban Renewal. Niagara County is gearing up for legislative races in every district, for the first time in a long time, the mayor of all three Niagara County cities are running for office at the same time. The other county wide races are: County Clerk and District Attorney. Many local municipal races are also in competition this November's election.
In the program today, both sides of the phone conversations were full of passion. The host as well as the callers were very passionate about their points of view.
The main topic of conversation was all about the frozen water pipes, 19 of them on 72nd St. alone. The balance of the 200+ affected residences happened a various parts of the city with clusters of them on Pine Avenue, Grand Avenue and Independence Avenue.
The Water Board and City Government have frustrated the affected residents by their seemingly a lack of interest or less than, what many people consider, an appropriate response.
A number of callers were very thoughtful in offering suggestions and some of them were willing to share their views of pros and cons of development downtown.
The first couple of callers discuss the financial woes in the city of Lockport, transparency and competency were the main points. In Niagara Falls the issue of sanitation seems to be on everybody's mind. Lack of compliance and enforcement are frustrating many residents in various neighborhoods.
In this segment of the Vince Anello show, Niagara Falls Police Superintendent, Bryan DalPorto, speaks candidly about the Niagara Falls police department.
The issue of residency is discussed, also the consent decree entered into by the city of Niagara Falls and the New York State Atty. Gen. The consent decree monitors police department operations. Other subjects discussed were crime, police labor agreements and various other issues..
In this segment of the Vince Anello show, Niagara County Legislator, Dennis Virtuoso discusses several County issues as they relate to the city of Niagara Falls as well as countywide issues. Legislator Virtuoso represents the 6th Legislative District in Niagara Falls.
The issue of landlords and giving landlords the opportunity and requirement that properties that receive social service subsidies be inspected at least once a year will again be brought to the County Legislature.
The new law giving vendors permission to sell fireworks within the county line on designated dates with a list of acceptable fireworks provided.
Legislator Virtuoso is also the Minority Leader and points out the stress placed on the minority made up of four Democrats In a Legislative body of 15.
While the talk at the coffee shops was all about the weather the upcoming election is beginning to pick up some interest . John Accardo now a republican has announced his intentions to run for mayor of the city Niagara Falls.
Tom Stevenson has announced his intentions to run for town Council in the Town of Wheatfield. Tom, also a republican has been involved in politics for a long time. He is a former chairman of the city of Niagara Falls Republican committee.
The Niagara Gazette reported that Hamister has secured a $3.85 million grant through Empire State Development and is applying for $4.2 million in project savings, $2.9 million of which will come from property tax abatement. Some $4.2 million will come from company equity. Of the project's total cost, $31.2 million will be eligible for sales tax exemptions.
The Buffalo news reported on the Hotel Niagara. Owner Harry Stinson told the IDA that the downtown Niagara Falls hotel, which is to be renovated for a 2016 reopening, will rent rooms for student use, as part of a policy to “rent blocks of rooms to various groups for extended periods of time.” But they will continue to be hotel rooms, he said in a letter to the IDA. The college is to have a five-year lease on rooms for about 150 students.
The Buffalo news also reported on a meeting held Tuesday night (2/12/15) at the Niagara Falls Public Library on the potential future for the YMCA building on Portage Road as the new home of the Niagara Gospel Rescue Mission.
More than 100 people packed the auditorium of the Niagara Falls Public Library to hear from representatives of the mission, YMCA Buffalo Niagara and others about what’s being proposed.
One person that is gearing up for sure for this year's elections is our guest today Vince Sandonato. Vince is the chairman of the Niagara Falls Republican committee.
In this segment of the Vince Anello show, Niagara County legislators Jason Zona and Mark Grozio discuss Niagara County government and some of the issues that their constituents are confronted with.
Both legislators, Zona and Grozio, discuss the feedback that they're getting from their constituents while engaged in the collection of Designating Petition signatures.
The 72nd St. frozen water line of this past winter is foremost in people's minds. The hope is that the city of Niagara Falls and the Water Board come to a mutual understanding to address this problem before the coming winter.
Both incumbent legislators are running for reelection. All 15 seats of the Niagara County Legislature is up for reelection.
A bad week for supreme court watchers. A bad week for American moralism. Is this the final straw to draw God's judgment on America. Tim and Vince will take the whole hour tonight on the rullings made this week at the Supreme Court. What effect it will have? Is there any recourse? Or is this really a good thing?
Tim Roden - Blogger, Speaker
Vince Tarquini - Chaplain, Apologist
In this segment of The Vince Anello Show Lee Wallace, Town of Niagara Niagara Supervisor discusses issues and initiatives in the Town of Niagara. Supervisor Wallace is running for reelection and may not have any opposition. We also discuss the relationship between the City of Niagara Falls and the Town of Niagara.
The people I spoke with were quick to complement police superintendent Brian DalPorto and his team in quickly solving the murder at the 3M club.
Now that the money issue has been resolved for the restoration of the Hyde Park Ice Pavilions people are wondering and asking what is the whole deal about. Many people did not know that the ice pavilions were being privately operated.
I'm letting people know that this year in Niagara County we have an election for Niagara County Clerk, Niagara County District Attorney, all the county legislators, the mayor's for the three cities of Niagara Falls, North Tonawanda and Lockport. Races for municipal boards and councils will also take place all over the county. In Niagara Falls we also have two positions for city court judge that will be on the ballot.
Only about 8000 people voted in the last governor's race. Learn all you can about what's going on with government and then go out and vote.
I will make every attempt to make sure that you the voters in Niagara County are aware of all the races. Today we're focusing on the mayor's race in the city of Niagara Falls and one of the challengers is our guest. So let me welcome Jim Szwedo one of the Republican candidates who have announced for the office of mayor of the city of Niagara Falls.
In this segment of The Vince Anello Show we have three guests. Rob Brawn, Tom Lowe and Caroline Boback. These three individuals are in the center of activity on N. Main St. in downtown Niagara Falls New York. The focal point of this activity is the Niagara Hub across from the Niagara Falls Main Post Office. Today we will be discussing the schedule of events on and around Park Place Markets. Flag Day celebration on Sunday, June 14, 2015 will be just one of the many scheduled events for that day.
The frozen pipe issue is becoming a very hot item. For me it's starting to hit close to home because my neighbors waterlines froze up. My sister is without water and Grand Ave and Pine Ave are having problems.
At the coffee shop people just can't seem to figure out why a plan was not in place to address these issues
Not all frozen pipes can be attributed to recent road construction even if you consider the last decade. Neither the City nor the Water Board are in a position to assume responsibility or liability for all cold weather related water problems.
Some of the stories that I'm hearing, some related to price gouging, make me wonder why our city government and the Water Board haven't come up with a plan that not only addresses the issue but protects the consumer.
The Water Board should provide a list of competent, proven contractors with a set price. The first attempt should be without digging. It can be done by competent people that know what they are doing.
People are talking about the proposed dog park at former 39th Street School site.
The Niagara Falls City Council is taking as survey to evaluate residents priorities.
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