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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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Rochester getting the lead out

Rochester getting the lead outRochester used to have a lead problem at least as bad as Buffalo's.
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  • 1 month ago
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Niagara County IDA approves tax breaks for Summit Mall

Niagara County IDA approves tax breaks for Summit MallTwo On Your Side Midday report.
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  • 1 month ago
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Buffalo is 'ground zero' for lead poisoning

Buffalo is 'ground zero' for lead poisoningYoung children in Erie County, mostly from Buffalo's inner city, are testing positive for lead poisoning at more than triple the state average.
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  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Niagara County

Should Summit Mall enjoy third round of taxpayer subsidies?

Should Summit Mall enjoy third round of taxpayer subsidies?The subsidies would go towards a $17 million renovation of the mall, which now stands largely vacant.
  • Niagara County
  • 1 month, 1 week ago
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Old Buffalo homes pose lead hazard

Old Buffalo homes pose lead hazardThere's a potential threat to children in more than 85,000 homes in Buffalo. That threat is lead-based paint chips and dust.
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Lead Paint Phone Bank

Lead Paint Phone BankThe Erie County Health Department lead paint phone bank
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Sabres score big subsidies at HarborCenter

Sabres score big subsidies at HarborCenterThe Buffalo Sabres like to point out that HarborCenter, which opens later this week, is privately financed to the tune of $172.2 million.
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  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Buffalo

Investigative Post: Education Reform Discussion

Investigative Post: Education Reform DiscussionBuffalo Schools interim superintendent Donald Ogilvie shared his thoughts at the Investigative Post "At Issue" event on Wednesday.
  • Buffalo
  • 2 months ago
Downtown

Lawmakers oppose New York State plan for Buffalo outer harbor

Lawmakers oppose New York State plan for Buffalo outer harborTwo prominent politicians endorsed a nonprofit environmental group's Outer Harbor development plan that significantly scales back the residential and commercial footprint proposed in the state's version last month.
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  • 2 months, 2 weeks ago
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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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  • 2 months, 2 weeks 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, 3 weeks 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
  • 3 months, 3 weeks 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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  • 4 months, 3 weeks 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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  • 4 months, 3 weeks 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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  • 4 months, 3 weeks 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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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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Pollution creates cesspool in Scajaquada Creek

Pollution creates cesspool in Scajaquada CreekPollution creates cesspool in Scajaquada Creek
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Pollution in Scajaquada Creek

Pollution in Scajaquada CreekAn empty milk carton on the Scajaquada Creek
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  • 5 months 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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  • 6 months, 1 week 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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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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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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  • 7 months ago
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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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  • 7 months 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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  • 7 months 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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  • 7 months 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
  • 7 months ago