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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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Investigative Post: State to Change Air Testing at Peace Bridge

12:57 AM, Nov 16, 2013

Earlier this week environmental reporter Dan Telvock exposed serious questions about how the state was testing air quality around the Peace Bridge.

Questions Surrounding Air Quality Tests at Peace Bridge

7:50 PM, Nov 13, 2013

Investigative Post's Dan Telvock takes the state to task for the Air Quality report, and the way the testing was done tonight on Channel 2 News at 6pm.

Delaware North Requesting Fewer Tax Breaks to Stay in Buffalo

7:44 PM, Nov 8, 2013

Delaware north still wants tax breaks to move to a new corporate headquarters in Buffalo but now they are backing off some of the bigger requests.

Major Developers Vying for Buffalo Project

8:23 PM, Nov 5, 2013

A half-dozen firms, including some of the region's most prominent developers, have entered the competition to build economic development hubs the Cuomo administration has proposed for Buffalo, Investigative Post has learned.

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Panel split on need for new Bills stadium

March 26, 2015

Posted in News,Organization News

A new billion dollar Buffalo Bills stadium would likely require Erie County taxpayers to chip in another half-billion for infrastructure improvements, said an entrepreneur who has proposed building one at the Outer Harbor. A new Bills stadium was the topic of discussion for a panel of speakers Wednesday during a happy hour discussion at Allen St. […]

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City Hall inflating Buffalo’s recycling rate

March 23, 2015

Posted in Co-produced with WGRZ,Featured,In-Depth,Investigations,Published in Artvoice

Mayor Byron Brown’s administration has found a new way to inflate the city’s recycling rate by counting clothing donations given to nonprofits such as Goodwill and the Salvation Army. By taking credit for clothing donations – some 4,800 tons last year – the Brown administration is expanding on a practice started in 2013 of counting […]

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Council’s slow motion response to murder crisis

March 11, 2015

Posted in Co-produced with WGRZ,Featured,Outrages & Insights

Steve Brown and I reported five weeks ago that Buffalo has a serious murder problem. Our city’s homicide rate is among the highest in the nation — and the solve rate is among the worst. Over the past five years, police have cleared only 39 percent of homicides, and that rate has been steadily dropping, […]

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Outer Harbor: Toxins, yes; transparency, no 

March 5, 2015

Posted in Co-produced with WGRZ,Featured,In-Depth,Investigations,Published in Artvoice

(Editor’s note: Watch WGRZ’s 6 p.m. newscast Friday for a second installment of the package.) The state’s latest approach to developing the Outer Harbor calls for expediting the construction of housing next to a partially remediated Superfund site contaminated with sludge that possibly causes cancer. The revised scheme is aimed at mollifying opposition to the […]

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Urban League hits back at whistleblowers

February 26, 2015

Posted in Co-produced with WGRZ,Featured,In-Depth,Investigations,Published in Artvoice

The Buffalo Urban League, accused of submitting inflated bills for social services to Erie County, is retaliating against whistleblowers and impeding an investigation by the county comptroller, numerous sources have told Investigative Post. Some of these sources said whistleblowers have nevertheless provided investigators with evidence of “blatantly fraudulent billing” that buttresses their original claims that […]

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