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Major developers vying for Buffalo project

A half-dozen firms, including some of the region’s most prominent developers, have entered the competition to build economic development hubs the Cuomo administration has proposed for Buffalo, Investigative Post has learned. Firms responding to a request for proposals include LP Ciminelli Inc., Uniland Development and Acquest Development. Others submitting proposals include McGuire Development, TM Montante Development […]


Heaney talks Gallagher Beach with Shredd & Ragan

Investigative Post Editor Jim Heaney discusses the latest developments, and government transparency, with the morning hosts on 103.3, WEDG FM.

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State to test for contamination at Gallagher Beach

The Cuomo administration has relented and agreed to test Gallagher Beach in South Buffalo for possible contamination before deciding whether to open it for swimming. In fact, crews began work this week to collect water, soil and sediment samples. An employee on the job for Ecology and Environment Inc., the contractor hired to collect and […]


State pursuing major jobs initiative for Buffalo

The state has quietly launched a major initiative to develop a series of economic development hubs in Buffalo aimed at attracting medical, energy and technology companies that would generate thousands of good-paying jobs. The state recently issued a request for proposals seeking developers to construct two or three facilities in the city and partner with a […]


Cuomo muddies the waters on Gallagher Beach

A month-and-a-half ago, Gov. Andrew Cuomo declared his intent to open Gallagher Beach near the South Buffalo – Lackawanna border for public swimming. Congressman Brian Higgins is pushing to open the beach as soon as next summer. Not so fast, concluded an analysis by Erie County’s former senior public health engineer. He concluded opening Gallagher Beach for […]


Environmental stars or slugs? Depends on who you ask.

The state League of Conservation Voters give high grades to two local state senators, Mark Gristanti and George Maziarz. Marks handed out by a second group, Environmental Advocates, are not nearly as generous.


Troubled waters at Gallagher Beach?

Opening Gallagher Beach for swimming is “probably impractical from a public health standpoint” because of stormwater pollution, sediment contamination and neighboring toxic sites, a consultant for the Erie County Health Department has concluded. The consultant’s analysis, obtained under the Freedom of Information Law, and subsequent reporting by Investigative Post raises serious concerns about a plan […]


Every move you make

A top NSA official admits to a secret pilot program that uses cell phone technology to track the movement of American citizens. A report from the Guardian.