Investigations

Exposés, reports
and analysis.

Outrages & Insights

Muckraking blog
by Jim Heaney

GreenPost

Environmental blog
by Dan Telvock

Tom Toles

Editorial cartoons
and commentary

Jul
28

City Hall ignoring Scajaquada Creek eyesore

    Despite two weeks of reporting on the badly polluted Scajaquada Creek, the administration of Mayor Byron Brown has yet to clean up the mess near Hoyt Lake, the spot where  five ducks died this past Monday. Reporter Dan Telvock took this photo Saturday. David Comerford, general manager of the Buffalo Sewer Authority,  told […]

Jul
28

Cheektowaga pols won’t discuss Scajaquada

Cheektowaga is responsible for dumping more than 300 million gallons of untreated sewage and stormwater runoff in the Scajaquada Creek every year. The state Department of Environmental Conservation ordered town officials to develop a plan to address the problem six years ago, but Cheektowaga has yet to devise an acceptable plan. Against that backdrop, Dan […]

Mar
21

Scajaquada Creek: a Buffalo toilet

Scajaquada Creek meanders through Buffalo’s most-prized park and yet it reeks of sewage and chemicals. This creek is literally a toilet, especially after heavy rainfall. Don’t believe me? Have a look for yourself: I snapped this photograph last summer while riding my bike through Delaware Park near Hoyt Lake. I smelled something putrid and this was […]