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2 On Your Side has teamed up with Investigative Post, a non-profit investigative reporting center focused on issues of importance to Buffalo and Western New York. Investigative Post and 2 On Your Side both believe in strong watchdog and investigative journalism that hold powerful accountable and give a voice to the voiceless. On this page you will see content co-produced by Investigative Post and 2 On Your Side, as well as stories developed by Investigative Post, led by founder and editor Jim Heaney. Heaney is a 25-year veteran reporting on issues around Buffalo and Western New York.

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Schumer calls for end to Buffalo's dust bowl

Schumer calls for end to Buffalo's dust bowlFederal, state and local authorities are intensifying their efforts to force an embattled construction and demolition debris plant in South Buffalo to clean up its operation.
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  • 5 hours, 57 minutes ago
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More about Investigative Post

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  • 10 months, 2 weeks ago
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Investigative Post Policy on Transparency

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  • 7 months, 1 week ago
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Asking Leaders Questions About Scajaquada Creek

Asking Leaders Questions About Scajaquada CreekSupervisor Mary Holtz estimated that it will cost $20 million for Cheektowaga to upgrade its sewer stem to stem overflows into the creek.
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  • 6 days, 14 hours ago
South Buffalo

DEC says Buffalo company 'creating significant dust'

DEC says Buffalo company 'creating significant dust'It has been four months since our watchdog partners at Investigative Post showed us the conflict between residents on Peabody Street in Buffalo and Battaglia Demolition.
  • South Buffalo
  • 1 month, 1 week ago
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Asking Leaders Questions About Scajaquada Creek

Asking Leaders Questions About Scajaquada CreekSupervisor Mary Holtz estimated that it will cost $20 million for Cheektowaga to upgrade its sewer stem to stem overflows into the creek.
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  • 2 months ago
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Some Leaders Dodge Scajaquada Creek Cleanup Questions

Some Leaders Dodge Scajaquada Creek Cleanup QuestionsFor the past week, Environmental Reporter Dan Telvock with our watchdog partner at Investigative Post has been reporting on the putrid conditions at Scajaquada Creek and efforts to clean it up.
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  • 2 months, 1 week ago
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Some Leaders Dodge Scajaquada Creek Cleanup Questions

Some Leaders Dodge Scajaquada Creek Cleanup QuestionsSome Leaders Dodge Scajaquada Creek Cleanup Questions
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  • 2 months, 1 week ago
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Heartbreaking sights at the polluted Scajaquada Creek

Heartbreaking sights at the polluted Scajaquada CreekTwo state senators are demanding the Department of Environmental Conservation take aggressive actions to address sewer overflows that have badly impact water quality in Scajaquada Creek.
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  • 2 months, 1 week ago
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Investigative Post: Buffalo Facing 100K in Fines For HazMat Mishandling

Investigative Post: Buffalo Facing 100K in Fines For HazMat MishandlingBuffalo is facing more than $100,000 in fines because of its mishandling of hazardous materials
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  • 2 months, 1 week ago
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Pollution creates cesspool in Scajaquada Creek

Pollution creates cesspool in Scajaquada CreekPollution creates cesspool in Scajaquada Creek
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  • 2 months, 1 week ago
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Pollution in Scajaquada Creek

Pollution in Scajaquada CreekAn empty milk carton on the Scajaquada Creek
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  • 2 months, 2 weeks ago
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Buffalo officials respond to hazardous waste violations

Buffalo officials respond to hazardous waste violationsThe City of Buffalo will pay a $21,094 fine and spend $79,000 on nine community recycling events as punishment for numerous violations of federal hazardous waste laws under an agreement announced Thursday with the Environmental Protection Agency.
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  • 3 months, 2 weeks ago
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EPA, City of Buffalo Settle Hazardous Waste Violations

EPA, City of Buffalo Settle Hazardous Waste ViolationsCity will have to clean up its act in regard to collection and disposal of hazardous materials
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  • 3 months, 2 weeks ago
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Investigative Post: Buffalo Facing 100K in Fines For HazMat Mishandling

Investigative Post: Buffalo Facing 100K in Fines For HazMat MishandlingBuffalo is facing more than $100,000 in fines because of its mishandling of hazardous materials that put city employees and neighborhood residents at risk of everything from mercury poisoning to chemical explosions.
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  • 3 months, 3 weeks ago
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Investigative Post: Horribly Low Recycling Rates in WNY

Investigative Post: Horribly Low Recycling Rates in WNYAn analysis of the ten biggest communities in Erie and Niagara counties showed the average rate of recycling is 13 percent
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  • 4 months, 1 week ago
Local

Investigative Post: ECIDA Chair a no show at Legislature meeting

Investigative Post: ECIDA Chair a no show at Legislature meetingSeveral weeks ago our partners at Investigative Post reported that the chair of the Erie County Industrial Development Agency resigned from his private sector job.
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  • 4 months, 2 weeks ago
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Investigative Post: ECIDA Chair a no show at Legislature meeting

Investigative Post: ECIDA Chair a no show at Legislature meetingInvestigative Post: ECIDA Chair a no show at Legislature meeting
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  • 4 months, 2 weeks ago
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Moreland Documents Find Unreported Spending by WNY Lawmakers

Moreland Documents Find Unreported Spending by WNY LawmakersTwo WNY state senators did not report tens of thousands in questionable expenditures
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  • 4 months, 2 weeks ago
South Buffalo

Investigative Post: Some Progress for Peabody Street Residents

Investigative Post: Some Progress for Peabody Street ResidentsThe city has announced it will be paving Peabody Street to help control the dust from trucks going to and from Battaglia Demolition.
  • South Buffalo
  • 4 months, 2 weeks ago
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Investigative Post: Common Council Accused of Lacking Initiative

Investigative Post: Common Council Accused of Lacking InitiativeInvestigative Post editor Jim Heaney reports.
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  • 5 months ago
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Investigative Post: Questions Surround Erie County IDA Chairperson

Investigative Post: Questions Surround Erie County IDA ChairpersonInvestigative Post has learned there are questions surrounding the chairperson of the Erie County Industrial Development Agency.
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  • 5 months ago
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Investigative Post: Questions Surround Erie County IDA Chairperson

Investigative Post: Questions Surround Erie County IDA ChairpersonInvestigative Post has learned there are questions surrounding the chairperson of the Erie County Industrial Development Agency.
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  • 5 months ago
Downtown

Investigative Post: Buffalo Common Council Accused of Lacking Initiative

Investigative Post: Buffalo Common Council Accused of Lacking Initiative$3.1 million are spent each year to operate the Buffalo common council. Despite that figure, a former chief of staff for the council says taxpayer are not getting much for the money.
  • Downtown
  • 5 months, 1 week ago
Politics

Investigative Post: Erie County Legislature Passed One Law Last Year

Investigative Post: Erie County Legislature Passed One Law Last YearThe Erie County Legislature costs taxpayers $3.2 million a year but taxpayers do not seem to be getting much for the money.
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  • 5 months, 1 week ago
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Investigative Post: Erie County Legislature Passed One Law Last Year

Investigative Post: Erie County Legislature Passed One Law Last YearThe Erie County Legislature costs taxpayers $3.2 million a year but taxpayers do not seem to be getting much for the money.
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  • 5 months, 1 week ago
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Investigative Post: Failed Bid to Oust Paladino From School Board

Investigative Post: Failed Bid to Oust Paladino From School BoardCarl Paladino has survived a legal challenge that sought his removal from the Board of Education.
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  • 5 months, 2 weeks ago
Buffalo

Buffalo Spending Millions to Upgrade Sewers

Buffalo Spending Millions to Upgrade SewersBuffalo Spending Millions to Upgrade Sewers
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  • 5 months, 2 weeks ago
Politics

Investigative Post: Jim Heaney's Outrages & Insights (4/9/14)

Investigative Post: Jim Heaney's Outrages & Insights (4/9/14)Jim Heaney explains the difficulty he has had getting information from the Cuomo administration.
  • Politics
  • 5 months, 3 weeks ago
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Investigative Post: Buffalo Residents Demand Action Against Demolition Business

Investigative Post: Buffalo Residents Demand Action Against Demolition BusinessNeighborhood residents have complained for a decade about the impact the business owned by Peter Battaglia has on their health and quality of life, but to no avail.
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  • 6 months ago