Investigations

Exposés, reports
and analysis.

Outrages & Insights

Muckraking blog
by Jim Heaney

GreenPost

Environmental blog
by Dan Telvock

Tom Toles

Editorial cartoons
and commentary

Jun
21

Mayor won’t enforce recycling rules

The curbside recycling rate in Buffalo continues to lag behind the national average. In 2016, Buffalo reported a curbside recycling rate of 15 percent, a negligble increase from the previous year. That’s still well below the national average of 25 percent for curbside programs. The curbside rate is based primarily on paper, plastic, glass and other materials that […]

Jun
19

Support Investigative Post’s criminal justice beat

Daniela Porat has written a string of eye-opening stories on problems within the Buffalo Police Department since she joined Investigative Post last August. Her reporting has provided a window into the criminal justice system and prompted a decision to launch a full-blown beat to cover policing, prosecution, the courts and incarceration. Investigative Post has launched a […]

Jun
19

“Sloppy” management of state projects

The second of two reports issued by Bart Schwartz, hired by Gov. Andrew Cuomo to look into the management of state development projects, including the Buffalo Billion, found a “sloppy process” and “systemic problems.” Jim Heaney, speaking to WGRZ’s Michael Wooten, said the reports lack details and “raise as many questions as they answer.” He […]

Jun
13

Headway on toxic former General Motors plant

It has been a long wait for Virginia Golden and her neighbors in the Delavan-Grider community. For over a decade, they’ve wanted the state to clean up the former General Motors plant. There is finally progress to report less than a month after Investigative Post’s investigation. The state Department of Environmental Conservation has added a […]

Jun
08

Heaney talks media dynamics with ‘Pressroom

Jim Heaney talks with Susan Arbetter of The Capitol Pressroom about the challenges faced by local news outlets as the foundations of their business models erode and reader and viewer attention focuses on the actions of President Trump and other distractions.

Jun
06

Keith talks ‘Billion contract perks on WBFO

Investigative Post reporter Charlotte Keith discusses her recent story on the unusual perks of LPCiminelli’s contract to build the vast factory for SolarCity in Buffalo, the centerpiece of Gov. Cuomo’s Buffalo Billion initiative. Keith found that the company was reimbursed for thousands of dollars in lavish meal and entertainment expenses that went far beyond what state […]

Jun
05

iPost reporting cited for excellence

The New York State Associated Press Association has honored Investigative Post for its reporting on two environmental stories. The AP selected Looking for Lead  (in all the wrong places) as the best investigative television story for midsized markets. The three-story package documented Buffalo’s failure to test for lead in the drinking water of inner-city neighborhoods […]

Jun
01

State lawmaker’s plan to combat lead poisoning

Lead poisoning in Buffalo is a public health crisis. In fact, Investigative Post reported in November 2014 that the city is “ground zero”  for lead poisoning problems. Even low levels of lead in children’s blood can cause permanent damage, such as learning and developmental disabilities. On Thursday morning, Assemblyman Sean Ryan announced his plan to combat this […]