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    Heat turned up on Diodati over Paradise project

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    From Niagara This Week:

    The city’s mayor has been accused of lobbying Premier Kathleen Wynne on behalf of the group proposing a $1.5-billion development on property that is home to more than 200 acres of provincially significant wetlands.

    “I did not know that you were lobbying the Premier,” Coun. Carolynn Ioannoni told Mayor Jim Diodati at Tuesday’s meeting of Niagara Falls City Council. “I haven’t seen one letter from you to the Premier. They haven’t been copied to council. We didn’t give a motion to direct letters to the Premier lobbying for the developer, so if we could as a council get copies of those letters that would be fantastic.”

    Group wants ‘World Weather Center’ in Niagara Falls

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    From the Lockport Journal:

    A group pushing for a “World Weather Center” has decided it wants it to be located in Niagara Falls.

    Niagara Falls City Council members may not be too hot on the idea. They’ve been asked to consider contributing $100,000 to the project with a well-known local meteorologist at its helm.

    When the group first appeared before the city council earlier this year, it was uncertain of the ultimate location of its weather center. On Monday, Don Paul, a meteorologist at WKBW Channel 7 news, and his colleagues said they want to see the World Weather Center in the city of Niagara Falls.

    Businesses excited for Victoria Avenue revamp

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    From the Niagara Falls Review:

    It has been a long-time coming.

    Businesses along Victoria Avenue say they are looking forward to the streetscape improvements approved recently by Niagara Falls city council.

    “It’s going to improve the look of the street and I’m all for it,” said Andrew Vergalito, owner of the Italian Ice Cream business on Victoria Avenue, near Highway 420.

    Victoria Avenue, from that intersection to Clifton Hill/Centre Street, will undergo a $3.5-million facelift starting in the spring.

    Council approved the project, at the request of the Victoria Centre business improvement association, during its Jan. 26 meeting.

    Niagara Falls City Council votes down free outdoor concert

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    From the Buffalo News:

    A proposal to put on a free outdoor concert in downtown Niagara Falls this summer was shot down by city lawmakers on Monday night.

    Mayor Paul A. Dyster’s administration pitched a concert for Old Falls Street, but concern about the $40,000 cost to the city generated concern among some members of the City Council.

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    Believe it or not: There really does seem to be a deal on $50-million people mover for Niagara Falls

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    From Bullet News Niagara:

    Niagara Falls council went behind closed doors late Tuesday afternoon for a special meeting to receive an update on the status of the people-mover project – the $50-million transit system for tourists that is being developed in partnership with the Niagara Parks Commission.

    Niagara Falls Mayor Jim Diodati said Tuesday night announcement of the details is imminent and that the two sides are “down to the brass-tacks now.”

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