Investigative Post

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

11:57 PM, Nov 15, 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

6:50 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

6:44 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

7:23 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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Suppression of Buffalo Billion spending records

December 22, 2014

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

Gov. Andrew Cuomo wants everyone to know he’s spending $1 billion to revitalize the Western New York economy. But the bureaucrats he’s charged with managing the Buffalo Billion are refusing to account for how they are spending $855 million earmarked for the program’s big-ticket projects. Three developers, all significant contributors to Cuomo’s gubernatorial campaign, have […]

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Termini questions Outer Harbor housing

December 10, 2014

Posted in Featured,News,Organization News

Rocco Termini, one of the city’s preeminent residential developers, doubts there’s a significant market for housing at the Outer Harbor. “Everyone is talking about it but no one has produced a market study or any numbers,” Termini said Wednesday at a luncheon sponsored by Investigative Post on urban development. The Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. has […]

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Rochester leads on lead while Buffalo dallies

November 12, 2014

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

Rochester used to have a lead problem at least as bad as Buffalo’s. But officials there got serious a decade ago and developed a program that’s considered a national model that some think Buffalo should emulate. Ralph Spezio, principal of an inner-city elementary school, was Rochester’s catalyst for change. Fifteen years ago he overheard two […]

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Subsidies proposed for shopping mall

November 12, 2014

Posted in Co-produced with WGRZ,In-Depth,Investigations

Should the Summit Mall in Wheatfield enjoy a third round of taxpayer subsidies? The Niagara County Industrial Development Agency will consider a proposal Wednesday from a Toronto developer that calls for about $700,000 in property and sales tax breaks. The subsidies would go towards a $17 million renovation of the mall, which now stands largely […]

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Buffalo’s big lead poisoning problem

November 11, 2014

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

Investigative Post, in the first of a three-part series, examines the danger posed by lead paint contamination in Buffalo. Buffalo children aged five and under test positive for lead poisoning at more than three times the state average. Erie County’s rate is the worst of the 11 counties that test 10,000 or more children a year. […]

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