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Investigation of landlord voted top story

Dan Telvock’s investigation into the checkered history of one of the city’s biggest landlords was voted Investigative Post’s best story of 2015 by readers in an online poll that concluded Friday. The story revealed that Greenleaf & Company, which is working with City Hall and Buffalo State officials to build off-campus student housing, has a history […]

Our top stories of 2015

We’re closing the books on our fourth year of muckraking, and a pretty good year it’s been. I’ll save the details for my annual “State of Investigative Post” that we’ll publish in February to mark our fourth anniversary. For right now I want to note stories that had particular impact in 2015 and ask you, […]

Investigative Post partnering with WBFO

Investigative Post has added WBFO, Buffalo’s NPR News station, to its growing roster of media partners. Investigative Post will produce in-depth stories and provide analysis on breaking news stories covered by WBFO. Investigative Post reporters will also appear on “Press Pass,” which features interviews with journalists from local media outlets. “Our partnership with WBFO adds […]

iPost launches event series, membership drive

Investigative Post has launched a membership program that seeks community support for our award-winning watchdog journalism. A membership for 2016 not only provides Investigative Post with the resources it needs to continue producing hard-hitting, high-impact stories, but purchases a season pass to our “At Issue” event series that launches Oct. 26. “Talk is cheap. Investigative […]

State rejects Cheektowaga’s sewer plan, again

For the second time in five years, the state Department of Environmental Conservation has rejected Cheektowaga’s plan to reduce sewer overflows into Scajaquada Creek and other local waterways. The DEC says the town’s latest plan does not adequately address a core problem, the diversion of runoff into the sewage system from downspouts and sump pumps. […]

Park planned on a polluted creek

Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper and the Niagara River Land Trust are taking on a risky project. The $850,000 plan announced Monday is to demolish a decrepit former car repair shop on a brownfield to construct a half-acre public park with a paddle boat launch for one of the state’s most polluted creeks, the Scajaquada. On one […]

A call for action on sewer overflows

The federal Environmental Protection Agency gave Buffalo 20 years to curb its sewer overflows into Scajaquada Creek and other waterways flowing through the city. That’s not fast enough, said Erie County Legislator Patrick Burke, whose district includes Cazenovia Creek, which, like the Scajaquada, he says is badly polluted by sewer overflows. The lack of urgency […]

Taking stock of 2014

Investigative Post is wrapping up a busy – and productive – year. Dan Telvock, Charlotte Keith and I produced some 90 original pieces of content in 2014, including investigations, follow-up stories, analyzes and blog posts. Many had impact, none more than Dan’s blockbuster story on the shameful condition of Scajaquada Creek and its stomach churning, heart-wrenching […]