Investigations

Exposés, reports
and analysis.

Outrages & Insights

Muckraking blog
by Jim Heaney

GreenPost

Environmental blog
by Dan Telvock

Tom Toles

Editorial cartoons
and commentary

Mar
21

Belated Chippewa Street cleanup

Rain washed away the stale beer and vomit and city crews finally emptied overflowing trash receptacles along Chippewa Street on Wednesday after Investigative Post and WGRZ pointed out the poor impression conditions were leaving on basketball fans visiting Buffalo for the NCAA tournament.

Feb
27

City Hall scandal over anti-poverty funds

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.

Feb
25

Heaney’s take on IBM announcement

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.

Feb
12

Higgins calls out Tonawanda Coke

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.

Feb
11

Tonawanda Coke admits to blast injuries

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.

Feb
05

City Hall mishandles anti-poverty funds

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.

Feb
01

More deception at Tonawanda Coke

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.

Jan
11

The word “disaster” keeps coming up

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.