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This week the NFL Standard welcomes special guest, Vince Papale to the show. Vince played played wide receiver and special teams for the Philadelphia Eagles from 1976-78 and is the subject of the Disney movie Invincible.
Also Joining us is Carl Pfeiffer, Buffalo Bills writer at http://buffalosomeday.com to talk Bills and AFC West.
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.
In this segment of the Vince Anello show, Seth Piccirillo, Niagara Falls New York Community Development Director describes the program for first-time homebuyers. The homes in this program are selected from the city of Niagara Falls In Rem list. These are the properties that the city of Niagara Falls plans to auction off due to nonpayment of taxes.
Mr. Piccirillo also discusses with callers the Isaiah 61 worker training initiative. This is a community effort to train unemployed and disadvantage individuals to learn a trade related to the residential remodeling industry.
Callers also wanted to discuss the frozen water line issue plaguing the city of Niagara Falls for the past several winters.
In this segment of the Vince Anello Show, Niagara Falls city Council Chair Andy Touma discusses issues and challenges facing the city. He stated that the issue of the frozen water lines in various parts of the city especially on 72nd St. will be addressed before the end of construction season.
In his remarks he pointed to the issue of the city's finances and that something needs to be done to address the high rate of increase of the cost of city operations.
I stated that there should be a public forum of the public officials who have the authority to appoint members of the Niagara Falls water board which include the governor, our senator, our assemblyman, mayor of the city Niagara Falls and the Council chair of the city Niagara Falls. Also, at the forum, the five members of the Niagara Falls water board should be present. Chairman Touma stated that he liked the idea and that he would try to move forward.
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.
Its been a busy month for these two. Celebrating their Network, giving advice, tips, and speaking around the country, and coming to you every week. This week is no different. Kim and Vince once again are ready to tackle another great topic for you Gentlemen. Let's find out what they think on a some ways to makeyour lady feel secure? Also lets see who may be in #Thevault. Don't miss #SIMPLYiB making an appearance. The I am Me Rado Network is happy to introduce its new show. So stay tune to get a little of this and a little of that. It all goes down Saturday August 1st 11 am Eastern. To call and listen dial 845-241-9898 or listen at blogtalkradio.com/Iammeradio exclusive on #Iammeradio
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