Our partners at WGRZ have broken a number of stories recently about Buffalo’s misuse of block grant funds and the failure of federal regulators to hold city officials accountable. The latest story by Jeff Preval includes an interview with Investigative Post Editor Jim Heaney, who has covered the issue for more than 15 years.
Gov. Cuomo’s announcement of a $55 million state investment to attract IBM to downtown Buffalo is pricey, but less so than the two previous Buffalo Billion projects that have been rolled out, Investigative Post editor tells WGRZ.
Congressman Brian Higgins, following up on an Investigative Post report about Tonawanda Coke suppressing information about Jan. 31 explosion at its plant, takes the company to task. Tonawanda Coke initially claimed no one was injured in blast until iPost reported at least one worker had been injured.
After initially reporting no one was injured in the Jan. 31 explosion at its River Road plant, the company reports to state officials that two workers were injured in the blast. Investigative Post reported last week that, contrary to company claims, at least one employee had been injured.
Federal housing officials have issued yet another critical review of Buffalo’s use of Community Development Block Grant funds. Report by WGRZ’s Jeff Preval, including interview with Jim Heaney of Investigative Post, who has long covered City Hall’s mismanagement of the block grant program.
An explosion and fire rocked Tonawanda Coke and an adjoining neighborhood Friday. Company officials characterized the blast as minor, but state environmental officials say otherwise. A report from iPost’s Dan Telvock and WGRZ.
Pulitzer Prize winner David Cay Johnston, a friend of Investigative Post, talks to the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle about the country’s failed economic policies and the art of reporting.
Jim Heaney interviews Alain Kaloyeros, who put together the clean energy project announced Thursday, and Howard Zemsky, co-chairman of the Western New York Regional Economic Development Council. Some underreported details emerged from the 20-minute interview, which was conducted Thursday afternoon at WGRZ.