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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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


iPost interviews architect of jobs deal

Jim Heaney interviews Alain Kaloyeros, who put together the clean energy project announced Thursday, and Howard Zemsky, co-chairman of the Western New York Regional Economic Development Council. Some underreported details emerged from the 20-minute interview, which was conducted Thursday afternoon at WGRZ.


Expanded air monitoring at Peace Bridge

Responding to an Investigative Post report, state environmental officials announced Friday they will resume air quality testing near the Peace Bridge. Unlike the last round of testing, the monitoring will include the summer, when pollution levels are higher.


Smaller subsidies for Delaware North HQ

Uniland, which has proposed building a new corporate headquarters for Delaware North, is no longer seeking tax breaks beyond the normal package offered to office projects. The developer appears to have miscalculated whether the project was fully eligible for some of the extra incentives it was seeking. Its original plan sparked an outcry.