Investigations

Exposés, reports
and analysis.

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Muckraking blog
by Jim Heaney

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Environmental blog
by Dan Telvock

Tom Toles

Editorial cartoons
and commentary

Apr
07

Scajaquada Creek revisited

I was compelled to return to the scene to prove a point: the portion of Scajaquada Creek that runs through Delaware Park is disgusting. One person criticized the post “Scajaquada Creek: a Buffalo toilet” because the photograph I used is from last summer. I felt comfortable using the photograph because I know it is a […]

Apr
03

Buffalo’s decade-long dust bowl

The Weaver family and their neighbors on Peabody Street may be the only people in Buffalo who don’t look forward to warm weather. That’s when concrete crushing kicks into full gear at Battaglia Demolition, a construction and demolition processing facility that abuts their homes in the gritty Seneca Babcock neighborhood about a mile southeast of […]

Mar
26

Air pollution a major killer

Air pollution killed 7 million worldwide last year, the World Health Organization reports. Put another way: dirty air is associated with one in eight deaths. While the problem is more prevalent in rapidly developing Third World nations, we in WNY deal with the problem, as well. A story from the New York Times.

Jan
15

Another call for probe of Peace Bridge project

Tuesday’s Buffalo Common Council meeting could be an interesting one when it comes to Peace Bridge matters. That’s when Council is scheduled to vote on North District Common Council Member Joe Golombek’s resolution that calls for a federal investigation of the environmental review process undertaken by the state Department of Transportation for its proposed project at […]

Nov
13

A smell surrounding Peace Bridge air study

State officials proclaimed a month ago that air monitoring results near the Peace Bridge showed no serious pollution problem in the adjacent neighborhood plagued by high asthma rates that studies have linked to bridge traffic. In fact, officials went so far as to declare: “the data suggest that there are no significant differences between air […]

Nov
01

Heaney talks Gallagher Beach with Shredd & Ragan

Investigative Post Editor Jim Heaney discusses the latest developments, and government transparency, with the morning hosts on 103.3, WEDG FM.

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Oct
07

Heaney talks elections, environment with WBFO

Editor Jim Heaney talks about two stories he and Dan Telvock have broken the past 10 days on Investigative Post. A conversation with WBFO’s Eileen Buckley on Press Pass.

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Jun
26

Tonawanda Coke many times over

Jessica Bagley of the Tonawanda News has done a top-notch story on the business dealings of JD Crane, owner of Tonawanda Coke. “The result is shockingly consistent — a string of broken laws and broken promises that add up to millions spent cleaning up mess after mess Crane left behind.”