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Public meetings in Niagara Falls government this week

The City Council will hold a public hearing on the proposed new garbage and recycling law at 4 p.m. in Council Chambers in City Hall, 745 Main St.

The Tourism Advisory Board will meet at 6 p.m. Monday in Room 117 in City Hall.

'Frozen' kicks off 'Flicks on Old Falls' tonight in Niagara Falls

NIAGARA FALLS - Old Falls Street's summer movie night series begins tonight with Disney's 2013 animated hit "Frozen."

"Flicks on Old Falls" runs on Thursday nights through the end of August. Showings will start at 9 p.m. on the street’s middle block. Here’s the rest of the schedule:

Falls chamber hosting red carpet event

The Niagara Falls Chamber of Commerce is hosting a “red carpet awards event” July 17 at the Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls.

Businesses and businesspersons to be honored include Mary Ann Hess of Niagara’s Honeymoon Sweets, Mario Yarussi of Yarussi Construction, Robert Kendzia of MacLeods Pharmacy, Lisa Routhier of Sunshine Cafe, Richard Thomason of Insurance Solutions, William “Tunez” Wilson, Tom Lowe, Matt Green, Phil Mohr and Dan Lusk.

Proposal on hold to provide $40k in funding for Niagara Falls Blues Festival

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Jon Dretto, guitarist with the Bravuras, performs last year at the Niagara Falls Blues Festival on Old Falls Street. (John Hickey / Buffalo News file photo)

Mayor Paul A. Dyster on Monday night pulled a proposal from the City Council agenda to provide $40,000 in funding for September's Niagara Falls Blues Festival.

During the Council's Committee of the Whole meeting, which precedes its regular business meeting, Councilman Andrew P. Touma moved to amend the proposal - dropping the funding amount to $10,000.

Public meetings in Niagara Falls government this week

The City Council will hold a 5 p.m. Committee of the Whole meeting Monday, followed by a regular meeting at 6 in City Hall, 745 Main St.

The Planning Board will meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday in Council Chambers in City Hall.

Proposal would restore free garbage pickup to many small businesses in Niagara Falls

About 400 small businesses in Niagara Falls would see free curbside pickup of garbage and recycling restored under the latest proposal from the Dyster administration.

The administration wants city lawmakers to approve changes in the new garbage contract that would include pickup at some businesses.

The Dyster administration also has asked for other additions, including pickup at two properties managed by the Niagara Falls Housing Authority. Residents there had already been receiving free curbside pickup, but they were inadvertently left out of the contract approved by the City Council in April. The pickup cost for those properties is estimated at nearly $39,000.

To pickup at the businesses - which were previously sent letters by the city advising them to procure private trash collection services - the annual estimated cost is $232,000.

Public hearing set for July 14 on proposed changes to garbage, recycling law

A public hearing will be held July 14 on the proposed changes to city codes required to enact the new garbage and recycling program.

The hearing will be held at 4 p.m. in Council Chambers in City Hall, 745 Main St.

Under the Dyster administration's proposal, the city's existing garbage and recycling laws would be replaced. Here's the complete proposal for the new garbage and recycling law:

Plans for Popeyes restaurant back on in Niagara Falls

It was on, then it was off and now it's back on again.

A Popeyes Louisiana Chicken is coming to the corner of Niagara Falls Boulevard and Military Road.

The Benchmark Group of Amherst, which manages the Mil-Pine Plaza, has undertaken some parking lot renovations at the property over the last couple months.

AAA tour bus to advertise Niagara Falls

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A tour bus is being used as the latest promotional vehicle for Niagara Falls.

The Niagara Tourism & Convention Corp. and the AAA of Western and Central New York have partnered to advertise the Falls on a motor coach used by AAA's Horizon Club Tours.

Public meetings in Niagara Falls government this week

Last updated: July 2, 9:56 a.m. 

The Tourism Advisory Board will meet at 6 p.m. Monday in Room 117 in City Hall, 745 Main St.

The Historic Preservation Commission will meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday in Room 117 in City Hall. This meeting has been canceled because a quorum would not be present.

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