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Report Reveals Most Crimes Have Hit a 25-Year Low in the City of Rochester
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Report Reveals Most Crimes Have Hit a 25-Year Low in the City of Rochester

Posted  February 27, 2015  by  Staff

The City of Rochester Police released its crime statistics for the year 2014 this week and showed something surprising: the city is actually getting safer. According to the Rochester Police Department, crime is at a 25-year low. The statistics were released in a news conference on Thursday, Feb. 19, which featured Mayor Lovely Warren and Police Chief Michael Ciminelli. [...]

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Dwindling Populations Have Cities Like Rochester Demolishing Homes
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Dwindling Populations Have Cities Like Rochester Demolishing Homes

Posted  February 10, 2015  by  Staff

Demolishing abandoned homes might be considered a last resort policy, but for some cities in New York State, it's a way to survive. At the U.S. Conference of Mayors held at the end of January, mayors from all over the U.S. gathered to discuss the problems and challenges besetting cities everywhere, including the failing school systems, the obesity epidemic, and the economy. The discussion on rehabbing and demolishing abandoned properties, despite the national economy's recent improvements, was standing-room-only. [...]

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New Smart Bike Warns Riders of Danger
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New Smart Bike Warns Riders of Danger

Posted  February 06, 2015  by  Staff

With the increase in bicycle use comes an increase in injury to bicyclists due to accidents involving motorists. Cyclists need to be prepared for potential accidents. Common causes of bicycle accidents are drivers opening car doors into a bicycle's path of travel, and cars turning left or right into cyclists. Both cyclists and motorists can avoid these accidents by being more alert, but in case a crash is unavoidable, there are a few things a cyclist needs to do. [...]

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New Report Says Bike Share Program Could Work in Rochester
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New Report Says Bike Share Program Could Work in Rochester

Posted  January 30, 2015  by  Staff

A feasibility study released Wednesday indicates that a bike-sharing program could be effective in Rochester. “Through a comprehensive analysis of population and employment trends; evaluation of existing plans and regulations; review of existing conditions; and a comprehensive stakeholder and public engagement process, the implementation of a bike share program in and around Center City Rochester has been found to be feasible,” the report’s executive summary reads. The study was commissioned by the the Genesee Transportation Council. [...]


Rochester Billboard Offers Romantic Plea
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Rochester Billboard Offers Romantic Plea

Posted  January 29, 2015  by  Staff

Most drivers will notice plenty of signs and billboards over the course of their regular commute. However, a man from the Buffalo area was hoping that a certain driver would notice one sign in particular: last December, "E.K." took out a billboard on Interstate 490, near Rochester, asking his girlfriend "Sara" not to leave. [...]

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Upstate NY Becomes a Hub for 3D Printing Technology
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Upstate NY Becomes a Hub for 3D Printing Technology

Posted  January 26, 2015  by  Staff

After years of slow advances, it looks like 3D printing is finally finding a foothold in upstate NY. Dentist Ranty Raetz has already integrated 3D printing into his Brighton, NY dental practice. Raetz can take a scan from a 3D scanner that only takes a few minutes to complete, tweak it slightly on a computer, then send the data to a desktop mill that drill blocks of porcelain into crowns. That means that a patient could come in for a crown, get a quick scan, and leave with the new crown only a couple of hours later. The drill allows everything to be done in one quick visit. Dental 3D printers like Raetz's can be used to make crowns, implants, bridges and even braces. [...]

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U of R Scientists Create Hydrophobic Metal That Magically Bounces Water Away -- and Its Uses Will Amaze You
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U of R Scientists Create Hydrophobic Metal That Magically Bounces Water Away -- and Its Uses Will Amaze You

Posted  January 21, 2015  by  Renee

Scientists at the University of Rochester have created a new hydrophobic metal that repels water so strongly, the droplets literally bounce off the metal's surface. [...]

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Rochester Wins PepsiCo Halftime Contest to Host Nico & Vinz Concert
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Rochester Wins PepsiCo Halftime Contest to Host Nico & Vinz Concert

Posted  January 12, 2015  by  Staff

On Jan. 18, PepsiCo will take over Rochester as part of their "Hype Your Hometown" sweepstakes. The soda manufacturer will host a pop-up concert at the corner of East and Chestnut featuring Nico and Vinz, a pop duo best known for their song "Am I Wrong?" On top of that, a select group of Rochestarians will win tickets to Katy Perry's Pepsi Super Bowl XLIX halftime show. [...]

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HGTV's 'House Hunters' To Take Place in Rochester
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HGTV's 'House Hunters' To Take Place in Rochester

Posted  January 09, 2015  by  Staff

For years, Americans have used HGTV's show "House Hunters" to vicariously experience the trials and tribulations of buying a new home. But while the show has explored housing markets all over the world, one of its newest episodes will stick a little closer to home: in January, "House Hunters" is coming to Rochester NY. [...]

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Following Rochester's Lead, State Medicaid Program Now Covers Transgender Medical Procedures
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Following Rochester's Lead, State Medicaid Program Now Covers Transgender Medical Procedures

Posted  January 07, 2015  by  Staff

LGBT rights have come a long way over the past decade. In 2004, Massachusetts became the first U.S. state to legalize gay marriage. 34 other states have since followed suit. [...]

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