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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 Zoning Board of Appeals will meet at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in Council Chambers in City Hall.

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Dyster proposes $250k in casino revenues for Memorial Hospital's planned cardiac/stroke center

Mayor Paul A. Dyster wants the Niagara Falls City Council to approve a $250,000 grant for Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center.

The funds would be used for a planned state-of-the art cardiac and stroke care center. The hospital has been offered a $750,000 grant for the project from the John R. Oishei Foundation, but must raise $750,000 on its own in order to access the foundation's funds.

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Plans for Tony Rome's in Niagara Falls to be reviewed this week

The city Planning Board on Wednesday will review a proposal for a Tony Rome's restaurant to be located in the Holiday Inn at 114 Buffalo Ave.

The 13,500-square-foot, two-story project is being proposed by the hotel owner, Merani Holding LLC.

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Public meetings in Niagara Falls government this week

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

The Housing Authority board of commissioners will meet at 4 p.m. Tuesday in the authority’s executive offices at 744 10th St.

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Falls police buying $341k in SWAT gear for narcotics enforcement

The Niagara Falls Police Department's SWAT Division is geting some new gear and some new wheels.

A $250,000 armored vehicle along with other tactical gear was unanimously approved for purchase by the City Council on Monday.

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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 Historic Preservation Commission will meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday in Room 117 of City Hall.

Audio: An optimistic Dyster issues State of the City address

Predicting 2014 will be a "turning point" in Niagara Falls' history, Mayor Paul A. Dyster issued his annual State of the City address Wednesday night in the Niagara Falls Culinary Institute.

Listen to the entire 57-minute address:

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Public meetings in Niagara Falls government this week

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

The board of trustees of Niagara Falls Public Library will meet at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday in the library, 1425 Main St.

Mayor Paul A. Dyster will hold his State of the City address at 6 p.m. Wednesday in the Niagara Falls Culinary Institute, 28 Old Falls St.

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Audio: One Niagara representatives argue their case, win tax deal

The Niagara Falls City Council on Wednesday night approved a $1.55 million settlement with the owners of One Niagara over back taxes and a challenged assessment. Here's the story.

One Niagara President Tony Farina and government affairs director Richard F. Soluri spoke to lawmakers during the portion of the meeting reserved for public comment. Listen to their full statements:

Tony Farina

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Twenty buildings on latest demolition list in Niagara Falls

The Niagara Falls City Council tonight will consider awarding a demolition contract for 20 structures.

The Community Development Department is asking lawmakers to approve a contract with Regional Environmental Demolitions Inc., a Falls company, which was the low bidder out of three firms seeking the work.

The contract would be for $456,822, or $22,841.10 per structure.

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Aaron Besecker

Aaron Besecker

Aaron Besecker joined The Buffalo News in 2007, where he has covered communities in Western New York as a beat reporter, multimedia journalist and assistant online editor. A Buffalo native, he began his career in journalism at the Niagara Gazette.

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