Investigations

Exposés, reports
and analysis.

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by Jim Heaney

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Environmental blog
by Dan Telvock

Tom Toles

Editorial cartoons
and commentary

Jul
18

Twenty-two million bucks

That’s how much in fine money City Hall has passed on trying to collect from delinquent property owners. An iPost report co-produced with WGRZ 2 On Your Side.

Jul
16

Allison Duwe interview

Executive director of Coalition for Economic Justice talks about low-wage jobs, wasteful subsidies and a lack of progressive sensibilities among most local and state politicians.

Jul
08

Interview: Niagara Falls Mayor Paul Dyster

Investigative Post Editor Jim Heaney interviewed Niagara Falls Mayor Paul Dyster on the impact of the Wallenda Walk, the numerous challenges faced by Niagara Falls, and how the standoff between state and Seneca Nation officials is costing the city money that would otherwise be helping to promote economic development. Dyster, in the interview that aired […]

Jul
04

City Hall a “high risk” recipient of federal aid

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, weary of longtime mismanagement of aid, get tough in face of ineptitude.

Jul
04

Feds find aiding city is risky business

Federal housing officials are tightening the screws on City Hall over its chronic mismanagement of anti-poverty funds. A series of critical reports and audits have documented problems dating back to the Griffin-era, but meaningful sanctions to this point have been few and far between. But the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is now […]

Jul
01

Complete Jim Allen interview

Amherst IDA director explains why his agency does what it does, often to the chagrin of its critics; discusses what we’re doing right and wrong to improve the regional economy; and recommends more of an emphasis on promoting entrepreneurs and making the area attractive to the “creative class.”

Jul
01

Interview: IDA chief Jim Allen

Investigative Post Editor Jim Heaney interviewed Jim Allen, Executive Director of the Amherst Industrial Development Agency, on the state of the regional economy and some of the controversial projects that have been subsidized of late by local IDA’s. Allen, in the interview that aired on WGRZ’s Daybreak Sunday, said: The state is much better off […]

Jun
27

Introducing DataBank

Haves and have nots: Median household income in Orchard Park is more than 10 times greater than in city’s poorest Census tract on Lower West Side. A look at wealth and poverty in Erie and Niagara counties.