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    Hotel Deal Still Stalled in Niagara Falls

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    From WGRZ Channel 2 in Buffalo:

    And so it continues.

    After five weeks of recess, Tuesday’s city council meeting in Niagara Falls ended without a vote on the $25 million hotel proposal from developer Mark Hamister, once again stalling a project that could bring tens of millions of dollars to this struggling city.

    “I am just baffled,” Councilwoman Kristen Grandinetti said. “We had 30 days. I assumed that after we came off a break, we’d be voting, I’ve literally spent the last 5 weeks of my life focused on this.”

    See also

    • WIVB Channel 4 in Buffalo – Hamister hotel project again delayed

    WALLENDA POLL: ‘We had some monkey business’

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    From the Niagara Falls Review:

    Nik Wallenda knew something was up.

    First he got an email from a fan congratulating him on the support on a Niagara Falls Review website poll. Then, a few minutes later, he got a call from his dad.

    “He said ‘I’ve been keeping an eye on the polls. I just checked it and all of a sudden about 100 people voted against you.’ As we were talking he refreshed the page and another 40 or 50 people voted. I went online and it was at 1,300 within minutes,” Wallenda said from his home in Sarasota, Fla.

    Online polls might not be scientific, but they typically show a general feeling of the population. In the case of Wallenda, the poll was asking whether or not people agreed with Niagara Falls Mayor Jim Diodati supporting the tightrope walker’s proposal to walk across the Horseshoe Falls, or with Review city editor Corey Larocque, who was opposed. The two had debated the issue and the public was being asked to weigh in with their opinion.

    CAW applies to unionize casino workers

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    From the Niagara Falls Review:

    The Canadian Auto Workers union is trying its luck again at Niagara’s casinos, betting the time is right to bring hundreds of workers under its umbrella.

    The union filed an application Thursday to become the union representing most workers at Fallsview Casino and Casino Niagara. But management says it prefers to deal with its 4,500 employees directly, rather than through a union.

    “Clearly, we have the support of the workers,” said John Aman, an organizer director with the CAW. “Based on the level of support and the issues … we felt now was a good time to proceed to a vote.”

    The CAW expects between 2,800 and 2,900 casino employees will be eligible to vote, the majority of them dealers, slot attendants, in the hotel, kitchen and as wait staff.

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