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Rochester's Carestream Health 3D Imaging Could Lower Medical Costs for Many
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Rochester's Carestream Health 3D Imaging Could Lower Medical Costs for Many

Posted  October 15, 2014  by  Staff

Carestream Health, a Rochester-based dental and medical imaging company, recently announced a partnership with the UBMD Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine Program at the University at Buffalo that could lead to the introduction of a portable 3D medical imaging solution in doctors' offices across the country. [...]

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Drug-Related Crime in Rochester May Decrease as Pharmacies Collect Unwanted Prescriptions
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Drug-Related Crime in Rochester May Decrease as Pharmacies Collect Unwanted Prescriptions

Posted  October 14, 2014  by  Staff

Rochester, NY may not be the focal point of the state's largest drug rings, but residents are frequently seeing news headlines in which drugs were at the heart of, or at least played a role in, a dangerous criminal offense. A 33-year-old man was arrested for selling drugs on Warsaw School property as far back as the fall of 2013. A 36-year-old woman in Victor is now dealing with authorities after she ran off a road in Farmington, hitting several street signs in the process, because she had taken prescription pills, had been drinking and was talking on her cell phone while driving -- all with an eight-year-old child in the back seat [...]

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After Resort Scraps Train Through PA, Luxurious Rail Cars Sold
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After Resort Scraps Train Through PA, Luxurious Rail Cars Sold

Posted  October 14, 2014  by  Staff

The owners of The Greenbrier resort in White Sulphur Springs, WV, once dreamed of establishing a luxury train line running between the resort and Washington, D.C. and through Pennsylvania. That dream ended, however, when the rail cars and other assets for the train service were sold at auction in Pottstown, PA last Thursday. [...]

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Rochester Woman Hits Bicyclist With Car and Flees Scene
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Rochester Woman Hits Bicyclist With Car and Flees Scene

Posted  October 07, 2014  by  Staff

Tycresha Robinson, a 22-year-old Rochester, NY woman, is accused of killing 26-year-old bicyclist Jonathan Rivera after hitting him with her vehicle. She is also charged with fleeing the scene and trying to cover the incident up. [...]

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Job Corps Celebrates 50th Year of Employing and Guiding Low-Income Youth
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Job Corps Celebrates 50th Year of Employing and Guiding Low-Income Youth

Posted  September 24, 2014  by  Staff

Job Corps celebrated its 50th anniversary as an employer. For half a century, Job Corps has been providing one of the largest career-training networks aimed at low-income youths. By giving no-cost technical and academic training to young people ages 16 to 24, Job Corps helps guide youth towards a better path for their future careers. [...]

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Local Teen, Family Raise Money and Awareness for Early Onset Alzheimer's Disease
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Local Teen, Family Raise Money and Awareness for Early Onset Alzheimer's Disease

Posted  September 17, 2014  by  Staff

ALS, or Lou Gehrig's disease, has recently drawn global attention, as its trending "Ice Bucket Challenge" -- where participants pour a bucket filled with ice water over their head to simulate the sensations felt by those suffering from the disease -- went viral. However, another neuro-degenerative disorder is also drawing attention locally, as one family fights to raise awareness for this deadly disease. [...]

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New UR Outreach Clinic for Medical and Dental Care Set to Open in Maplewood Area of Rochester
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New UR Outreach Clinic for Medical and Dental Care Set to Open in Maplewood Area of Rochester

Posted  September 12, 2014  by  Staff

This fall, the University of Rochester's School of Medicine and Dentistry (SMD) is taking a stand against medical and dental problems, especially the ones that plague the uninsured. The school has decided to open a UR Well Student Outreach Clinic, which will be located at St. Luke Tabernacle Community Church. It is intended to serve the Maplewood neighborhood. This will be the school's third UR Well clinic in the city. On Sept. 17, an open house is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. at St. Luke's, located at 1261 Dewey Ave. in Rochester. Local media, residents, and leaders are encouraged to attend. [...]

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Three Great Places for Rochester Autumn Weddings
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Three Great Places for Rochester Autumn Weddings

Posted  September 11, 2014  by  Staff

Every day in the U.S., 6,200 weddings are taking place. In Rochester, NY, marrying couples abound -- especially in the summer and fall. While fall is not the traditional popular season for exchanging vows, it does have its fans, for Western NY is awash in brightly colored trees for several weeks. There's an added advantage to having a September wedding: booking prices often fall from the peak busy season. [...]

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Art Deco Architecture Still Alive and Well in Rochester
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Art Deco Architecture Still Alive and Well in Rochester

Posted  August 27, 2014  by  Staff

The Rochester Fire Department Headquarters and Shop buildings complex are some of Rochester's better examples of Art Deco-style architecture. The headquarters, which were built in 1936 and are located on Andrews Street, feature sculptural elements such as a window sculpted to look like a truck wheel, and pilasters shaped into firemen. [...]

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Local Group Hopes New Homes in Rochester's West Side Will Help Improve Local Area
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Local Group Hopes New Homes in Rochester's West Side Will Help Improve Local Area

Posted  August 27, 2014  by  Staff

This Wednesday, a work crew broke ground on four new single-family houses on the west side of Rochester. The homes will be located on vacant lots on Pierpont and Straub streets. The houses are being built by the Greater Rochester Housing Partnerships Home Rochester program, which works to build or renovate homes in the area and sell them. So far, they have been able to sell over 640 formerly vacant properties. This helps improve overall home value in areas. The city is focusing on redeveloping select areas that have the highest crime rates, vacancy rates, and lower property values. [...]

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