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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.
Callers today concentrated on the city of Niagara Falls trash removal and recycling program. Everyone seems to agree that recycling is a great idea but, many people are dissatisfied with its implementation. The other hot topic was Niagara County's distribution of its share of casino revenues. A number of County leaders have made disparaging remarks about the city Niagara Falls and the Niagara County Legislature has decided that the city would not receive any portion of that revenue..The dissatisfaction has fallen on deaf ears because, many believe and argue, the four legislators that represent the city Niagara Falls are in the political minority.
As I mentioned during last week's Thursday show, some of the streets were being posted for snow removal. This after several weeks of talking about it on the show.I asked one of the truck drivers, other than the main streets, when was the last time that DPW posted streets to remove snow. He thought a while and he said "I really don't remember the last time". I reminded him that the last time was during the previous administration, he quickly smiled and agreed.
Yesterday, March 9, 2015 the city Council passed funding proposal for the completion of the Ice Pavilions restoration project.Before his vote, councilmember Anderson stated that it's for the kids and as you all know he loves kids. He stated that 40 years from now he doesn't want this to happen again, where we have to borrow money to make repairs. He said that some money should be set aside every year to take care of the ice pavilions. Sounds great doesn't it.Councilmembers Choolokian also stated that he loves kids and all he wanted was for this to be paid for casino revenues. Since now the loan is going to be paid for casino revenues he is okay with it. Sounds great doesn't it. Let me tear this apart a little bit. First of all, setting money aside for maintenance is a regular function of the yearly budget.Councilmembers Anderson and Choolokian have, with every budget, cut the budget lines for maintenance and parts. Never once have they supported a reserve fund for maintenance.
Councilmember Choolokian still doesn't realize that all debt is being paid for with casino money. It's been true since 2005.Now let's go to our guests, Mike Henderson and Norma Higgs Of the Niagara Falls Block Club Council.
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.
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.
THE CURIOUS CASE OF THE CONJURE WOMAN author Jerry Peill talks with #ConversationsLIVE host Cyrus Webb about his journey as a storyteller and what it's been like to discuss the book and share it with others
Modern Combat Masters Host Professor Darrell Sarjeant and his Co-Host Kancho Daniel J. Vena invite you to call in tonight and speak with Sensei Jerry Figgiani. A
Our guest call in number : 1-(646)-716-6825
9 PM EST We go live, press 1 to speak to our guest, or, just listen in.
In 2003, Sensei Figgiani created a program along with the help of Assistant Principal Chuck Morea from Longwood High School and Police Athletic League Coordinator Don Yorie to develop a program that would improve academic achievement through the study of martial arts. R.E.A.C.H. (Respect Education and Always Climb Higher) is a program funded by the Police Athletic League. Through this program, Sensei Figgiani teaches character education, leadership skills, and nonviolent conflict resolution to high school students in Suffolk County, New York. His rapport with the students has enabled this program to reach the level of success it currently has. Due to the success of this program, it has now expanded into eight different school districts throughout Suffolk County. The R.E.A.C.H. Program was publicly recognized on national and local television as well as the news media and local radio. Federal, State, and local politicians have been giving this program great reviews and continue to fund it to the present day.
“Forgotten music on 78 records" by Curt Hahn
Jerry Murad’s Harmonicats
The Harmonicats A: Peg O' My Heart B: Fantasy Impromptu
A: Peggy O'Neil B September Song
Jerry Murad’s Harmonicats: A: Harmonicat Jingle B Tea for Two
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For information on the background of the songs, Requests or contacting Curt Hahn, write to www.Facebook.com/s3productions2 or Forgotten Music on 78 records or email@example.com
Shellac 10” 78 rpm
The Harmonicats A: Peg O' My Heart B: Fantasy Impromptu
Genre: Jazz, Pop
Year 1947 Vitacoustic U578
Peg O' My Heart / Fantasy Impromptu (Shellac, 10")
Jerry Murad’s Harmonicats –A: Peggy O'Neil B September Song
Label: Vitacoustic catalog number 1
Format: Shellac, 10", 78 RPM
Released: September 1947
Genre: Folk World Country
Peggy O'Neil Written By – Pease-Nelson-Dodge
September Song Written By – Weill-Anderson
Manufactured By – Vitacoustic records Inc.
Jerry Murad’s Harmonicats: A: Harmonicat Jingle B Tea for Two
Trio with Al Fiore and Don Les
Mercury Records 3068  1950
B: Tea for Two 3067 Chappell
Written by Youman
Trio with Al Fiore and Don Les
021715 Coffee Shop Report
Well, what most people are talking about at the coffee shops is the long stretch of cold weather we have had and with no end in sight.
In the publication Buffalo Rising, there is an article about development in downtown Niagara Falls.
At the same time The Investigative Post had an article by Charlotte Keith titled Falls Hotel Subsidies Defied Recommendations.
The article discusses recommendations made by consultants who produced a 2011 study regarding IDA subsidies for low budget hotels downtown
Niagara Falls City Council is having a Council meeting tonight .Let me give you some of the highlightsBesides change orders to the skating rink will eventually cost the city $11 million, the city Council is considering some self improvement efforts
A measure from Council chair Andy Touma that would move the time of council meetings back and hour, meaning that the administrative session would start at 6 p.m. instead of 5 p.m. and the legislative session would begin at 7 p.m. instead of 6 p.m.
the city Council is taking a poll that has a list of six questions regarding city government's performance on various issues. The poll is listed on the Niagara Falls city Council Facebook page and copies of it can also be found at the clerk's office as well as the billing and collections office.The City Council's Financial Advisory Panel has been announced. The names listed on the agenda item are: Janet Baker Scott, Francis Soda, Dr. Jay Walker, Doreen O’Connor, Carmen Granto, Samuel Granieri and Lawrence Cook II.
My listeners know that I've been very critical of the budget process as long as I've been on the radio. As a private citizen I've been critical of the budget process for the last seven years. The city Council should draft legislation that would establish a spending policy for Casino Revenues and legislation that would establish a rainy day fund.
Dr. Jerry Brown and Marvin Bishop with Peter Mingils talking about Success.
"The Dr. Jerry Brown" Show with Peter Mingils. Join us for a spectacular show.
Dr. Jerry Brown combines good business sense with his spiritual beliefs. You can see his background in the military, church and the buisiness world has given him experiences you can learn from. Peter Mingils gets a chance to guest host this event too. If you are in any home based business, MLM or Network Marketing business, you can learn from the radio show.
"Doubting Thomas" is a book written about perhaps the most significant American Founder -- Thomas Jefferson.
In this honest and thorough examination of Thomas Jefferson's public and private life, authors Pastor Mark Beliles and Dr. Jerry Newcombe make a strong and persuasive case that in his critical younger years -- when he drafted the Declaration of Independence and the Virginia bill for religious freedom - Jefferson was a practicing orthodox Christian. The authors refute scholars who would superimpose Jefferson's later doubts about core Christian doctrines in support of their views that religion must be separated from politics.
Join me for a special Friday morning edition of the program when we talk to Dr. Jerry Newcombe about Thomas Jefferson.
Emmy-Winning Writer/Producer/Director Michael J. Weithorn (Weird Loners, A Little Help, The King of Queens…) & Writer/Director Wayne Kramer (The Cooler, Running Scared…) join us on The Matthew Aaron Show this Tuesday (3/25) as we broadcast from Chicago starting at 5pm PT / 7pm CT.
Michael makes his second appearance on the show to discuss his new comedy series WEIRD LONERS which debuts March 31st on FOX. Weithorn created as well as Executive Produces the series.
Wayne joins us for part two of our in depth interview about his career,
Show starts at 5pm PT (7pm CT / 8pm ET). Stream it live from our website or subscribe for free and download the show on iTunes. You can also listen on the go on your Android/iPhone/iPad device via Stitcher.
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