NIAGARA FALLS, NY ( WKBW ) The State Division of Parole, and Niagara County Department of Social Services, will sometimes place reformed criminals in some of the smaller motels along Niagara Falls Boulevard.
However, lawmakers want to put an end to that practice, and have already made a change at one establishment.
Despite the change, representatives at Christ The King Preparatory School still have concerns. Maria Morabito told Eyewitness News, "We are a private Christian school that utilizes home school curriculum in a private school setting."
However just across the street, there is the B-Cozy Motel. A place, according to lawmakers, known for housing sex offenders and ex-convicts...put there by State and County agencies.
As a result, New York State Senator George Maziarz and other local lawmakers put a stop to it, at least at the B-Cozy Motel.
"So you have this undesirable element that people rightfully are very concerned about how these people are getting into these motels," Maziarz explained.
The Senator stated, "They are going to refrain from placing these individuals in the B-Cozy." Maziarz eventually wants the rule expanded. He says motels should not be used as halfway houses.
At least for now, teachers at Christ The King can breathe a sigh of relief.
Eyewitness News reached out to the manager of the Cozy-B Motel, but he declined comment.