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. [...]
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. [...]
The fourth annual Gravure Association of the Americas (GAAmericas) symposium on Printed Electronics, Functional Printing, and Intelligent Packaging was recently held on June 23-24, 2014. One of the top goals of this symposium was to educate brand owners and packaging professionals on new ways to improve brand protection, authentication, and tracking. [...]
Coming to Rochester is a new electric vehicle charging station, which will be located in the town of Brighton. Tri City Rentals, which owns the Rustic Village apartments next to where the car charging station will be located, unveiled the station with a ribbon cutting event last month. [...]
In Wilmington, Delaware fans are rallying around a Facebook page lobbying Wegmans grocery store to come to their city. So far, the Facebook page has about 200 members, with more who have heard of the iconic Northeast grocery store joining every day. The closest Wegmans to Delaware is a new store coming to Concordville, Pennsylvania. This is close enough that customers in the northern part of Delaware could potentially make the trip. [...]
Three years ago, a TV host stood before the Senate Commerce Committee, and told them that, "The Skills Gap is real, and it’s getting wider... In high schools, the vocational arts have all but vanished. We’ve elevated the importance of 'higher education' to such a lofty perch, that all other forms of knowledge are now labeled 'alternative,'" said Mike Rowe, host of popular TV show Dirty Jobs. "Millions of parents and kids see apprenticeships and on-the-job-training opportunities as “vocational consolation prizes,” best suited for those not cut out for a four-year degree. And still, we talk about millions of “shovel ready” jobs for a society that doesn’t encourage people to pick up a shovel." [...]
Biking to work is a great way to get a little bit of exercise and enjoy the morning sunshine before spending the day in the office. And, perhaps not surprisingly, according to a new report from the Alliance for Biking and Walking, residents of cities with high percentages of people who bike and walk to work have lower obesity levels, lower blood pressure, and fewer cases of diabetes. [...]
As we try to encourage more people in Rochester to use mass transit, it is clear that cars are still in charge in our metropolitan area. And with the nation's economy slowly recovering, new auto sales in Monroe County and all across the country are defying expectations as the latest figures show dramatically increased sales. According to the Rochester Automobile Dealers' Association, new vehicle sales in Monroe County rose in May. Last month, dealerships were able to sell 4,730 new cars and trucks -- an 18% increase from sales last year's sales figures. [...]
Shuttle Transportation Urged for Rochester’s Largest Corporate Sporting Event; Crowd of 10,900 from 460 Companies
EVENT: The 24th annual J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge, a 3.5-mile road race and post-race festival. Open to all full-time Rochester employees, a crowd of 10,900 runners and walkers from 460 Monroe County companies are entered.
DATE/TIME: Thursday, May 29, 2014, Race start: 7:00 p.m.
AFFECTED TRAFFIC: Due to regular traffic and race day participants the RIT area will be heavily congested between 5:30 and 6:30 p.m. All parking lot entrances to RIT will close at 5:30 p.m. sharp. Permitted company captains only may park in Lot H via the Ward Road entrance. [...]
Rochester mayor Lovely Warren announced this month that the city is adding transgender healthcare benefits for city employees and their families. Effective on the first of January, the new coverage will allow those enrolled in the city medical plan to receive treatments related to gender reassignment surgery, such as reconstructive surgeries, hormone therapy, and psychological and medical counseling. [...]