Investigations

Exposés, reports
and analysis.

Outrages & Insights

Muckraking blog
by Jim Heaney

GreenPost

Environmental blog
by Dan Telvock

Tom Toles

Editorial cartoons
and commentary

Jan
18

Buffalo politics: Who’s giving, who’s getting

Artvoice looks over new round of campaign finance reports and find some victors in the November election spent big, big bucks to defend their seats against poorly financed challengers. Plus on update on the Byron Brown Money Machine.

Dec
11

Heaney on Thompson on WBEN

iPost Editor Jim Heaney discusses Mayor Byron Brown’s much-criticized appointment of Antoine Thompson as executive director of Buffalo Employment Training Center.

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Dec
10

Antoine Thompson? Really?

Antoine Thompson couldn’t find a job when voters fired him from his state Senate job two years ago. So, of course, Mayor Byron Brown has now hired Thompson to help the county’s 37,900 unemployed find jobs. Yeah, right. This is about as blatant – and shameless – as patronage hiring gets. First consider that Thompson […]

Dec
05

Good plan off to bad start

There’s a lot to like about the blueprint for spending $1 billion in state aid to revitalize the Western New York economy that was released Tuesday. I’d feel better about the plan’s prospects, however, if Gov. Andrew Cuomo hadn’t used its release to announce a heavily subsidized deal to bring 250 jobs here that smacks of […]

Nov
02

iPost talks recycling with WBFO

Dan Telvock, environmental reporter for Investigative Post, discusses his story on the city’s underachieving recycling program with Eileen Buckley.

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Nov
01

Recycling: City Hall’s bin is less than half full

Editor’s note: This is a three-part series. Today’s story examines the city’s recycling program. Friday’s report, which will also be the subject of coverage on WGRZ, looks at recycling efforts in the city’s public schools.  On Monday, we look at the wildly success recycling program in San Francisco. City Hall’s halfhearted efforts to increase its […]

Oct
22

Q&A: Larry Quinn

Larry Quinn, once a boy wonder, turned 60 earlier this year. He’s a couple of years removed by his tenure as managing partner of the Buffalo Sabres and membership on the Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. During his carrer, he served as development commissioner under Mayor Jimmy Griffin and later oversaw the construction of what […]

Oct
10

Q&A: David Rust of ‘Say Yes To Education’

Buffalo schools have a new superintendent, a new School Board president and a $190-an-hour consultant. But Say Yes to Education may hold the key to turning around the city’s troubled school district. David Rust is executive director of the non-profit organization, which will begin providing full tuition scholarships to all graduates of Buffalo public and […]