March 19, 2010

A Tale of Two Cities

“As we open the curtain on 2010, I’m thinking a lot about achievements of the past and goals for the future. There’s a lot to be excited about in Niagara Falls.”
—Niagara Falls Mayor Paul A. Dyster, the Niagara Gazette, January 20, 2010

“BUST: Police Hit Niagara 'Gang House'"
—Headline, the Niagara Gazette, March 18, 2010
“I and many other elected officials have long agreed, ‘as goes Niagara Falls, so goes Niagara County.’”
Niagara Falls Mayor Paul A. Dyster, in a press release from Assemblywoman Francine DelMonte dated March 13, 2009
In an effort to stem an epidemic of shootings and gang violence in Niagara Falls, federal authorities have arrested two reputed gang leaders and a gang member and charged them with weapons and drug counts.
—The Buffalo News, March 18, 2010
“I am proud of all that we have accomplished in the past two years, but we still have decades of decline to overturn. I intend to keep pushing as hard as I can for a stronger Niagara Falls, and I am eager to work with the City Council to make this a year of unrivaled progress.
—Niagara Falls Mayor Paul A. Dyster, the Niagara Gazette, January 20, 2010
“Meanwhile, in a nonfederal case, another Eighth Street Boy is accused in the shooting of a 20-year-old man Saturday on Pine Avenue, after a fight in a cell phone store.
—The Buffalo News, March 18, 2010
“If you are a violent criminal that thinks you are going to take control of our streets and drive our citizens cowering into their living rooms–guess again. We’re not going to let that happen. If you are a drug dealer who is making a profit selling out the future of our young people, watch out. Even if you work for the City of Niagara Falls. Even if you’re a cop. If you think you’re above the law, guess again. We’re going to arrest you. If you are a gang member who thinks that you can make your own rules to live by and ignore the ones that we as a society have set for ourselves, guess again. We’re going to round you up, and take you off the street.
Niagara Falls Mayor Paul A. Dyster, dedicating the Niagara Falls Public Safety Building
“Falls police say a city street gang leader has dodged death for the second time in two months. The search for a suspect in the late-night shooting outside the Elks Club, in the 3200 block of Highland Avenue, on Wednesday also is being hampered by the victim’s refusal to cooperate with investigators.
—The Niagara Gazette, March 18, 2010
“By dedicating this portion of casino revenues to repair or reconstruct streets in Niagara Falls, this initiative strikes a blow for economic development not just in the City, but throughout Niagara County.
Niagara Falls Mayor Paul A. Dyster, in a press release from Assemblywoman Francine DelMonte dated March 13, 2009
“Last year, we invested $145,000 of casino funds on a series of concerts in partnership with the Hard Rock Café, including our first-ever New Year's Eve guitar drop.
Niagara Falls Mayor Paul A. Dyster, 2010 State of the City Address
“With the ascension of the Rapids Theater and multiple other exciting projects, Main Street is on its way back.”
—Niagara Falls Mayor Paul A. Dyster, the Niagara Gazette, January 20, 2010
“NIAGARA FALLS — The once-elegant Hotel Niagara, within sight and sound of the American falls, was condemned Tuesday. The city Department of Inspections warned, ‘It is unlawful for any person to use or occupy this building.’”
The Buffalo News, March 10, 2010

1 comment:

lewiston razor said...

We hear the city's new Code Enforcement Director, Dennis Virtuoso, has big plans to knock down all the delapidated buildings in Niagara Falls and make the city real pretty. Hopefully, for Niagara Falls sake, he'll do a better job at code enforcement than he's done at carrying the shrinking Democratic banner in the county.