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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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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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New Electric Vehicle Charging StationUnveiled in Rochester This Month
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New Electric Vehicle Charging StationUnveiled in Rochester This Month

Posted  August 07, 2014  by  Staff

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. [...]

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Rochester Businesses Learn How To Keep Products Secure at 2014 Symposium
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Rochester Businesses Learn How To Keep Products Secure at 2014 Symposium

Posted  August 07, 2014  by  Staff

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. [...]

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Wegmans Plans Out Next 10 Stores as Part of Northeast Expansion
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Wegmans Plans Out Next 10 Stores as Part of Northeast Expansion

Posted  August 04, 2014  by  Staff

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. [...]

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The Skills Gap in Rochester Is Real
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The Skills Gap in Rochester Is Real

Posted  June 26, 2014  by  Staff

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." [...]

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Despite Dangers, Rochester Leads the Way as a City for Bicyclists
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Despite Dangers, Rochester Leads the Way as a City for Bicyclists

Posted  June 14, 2014  by  Staff

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. [...]

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Auto Sales in Monroe County Increase
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Auto Sales in Monroe County Increase

Posted  June 13, 2014  by  Staff

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. [...]

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Traffic Alert for  J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge Tonight
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Traffic Alert for J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge Tonight

Posted  May 29, 2014  by  Staff

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. [...]

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Rochester Shows Support For Transgender Community With Action
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Rochester Shows Support For Transgender Community With Action

Posted  May 28, 2014  by  Staff

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. [...]

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Eastman Dental Dispensary to Be Converted to Low-Cost Apartments
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Eastman Dental Dispensary to Be Converted to Low-Cost Apartments

Posted  May 21, 2014  by  Staff

A longstanding Rochester landmark is about to get a facelift. No, it's not Nick Tahou Hots on 320 W. Main Street, original home of the Garbage Plate. No, it's not the Main Street Armory located at 900 E. Main Street either, but it's close (at least geographically). Think bigger, older and potentially spookier -- but keep thinking of spots along Main Street. [...]

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Nazareth College Announces New Post-Grad Program Just in the Nick of Time
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Nazareth College Announces New Post-Grad Program Just in the Nick of Time

Posted  May 20, 2014  by  Staff

In response to the country's increased need for medical professionals, Nazareth College in Rochester, New York will offer a new pre-dental, pre-veterinary, pre-medical certificate program for post-baccalaureate candidates. The program is designed for possible students who maintained superb undergrad academic record while earning their baccalaureate degree, yet still don't have the necessary science credits to apply for dental, veterinary, or medical school. [...]

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Systems Management Planning leaves its imprint on Corporate Challenge
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Systems Management Planning leaves its imprint on Corporate Challenge

Posted  May 16, 2014  by  Anjelica Magee

When Systems Management Planning (SMP) gathers for the 2014 J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge® in Rochester, it will share a common goal with the expected crowd of more than 11,000 runners and walkers from 450 companies. [...]


Local Amish Farmers Take Rare Political Stance Against Proposed Casino in Seneca County
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Local Amish Farmers Take Rare Political Stance Against Proposed Casino in Seneca County

Posted  May 09, 2014  by  Staff

It wouldn't be a stretch to refer to the town of Tyre in Yates County as Amish country. That's because nearly 70% of the town's population are members of the Amish and Mennonite religious communities. According to 13 WHAM News, they still pay taxes but won't get involved in local politics because of the tenets of their beliefs. [...]

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Serious Challenges Reshaping Healthcare, but Experts Remain Optimistic
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Serious Challenges Reshaping Healthcare, but Experts Remain Optimistic

Posted  May 08, 2014  by  Staff

Although several, challenging factors are reshaping the healthcare system in America, many industry professionals are remaining positive. Despite the current shortage of primary care physicians and the recent shutdown of many departments in the Medina Hospital, Orleans Community Health's new CEO Dolores Horvath is certain that the hospital will survive. [...]

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Namesake Flowers May Not Bloom In Time For Rochester Lilac Festival
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Namesake Flowers May Not Bloom In Time For Rochester Lilac Festival

Posted  May 06, 2014  by  Staff

Rochester, NY's famous lilacs may not bloom in time for their namesake festival. Although lilacs can survive and flourish in extreme cold, Mark Quinn, Superintendent of Horticulture for Monroe County Park, fears that the severity of this past winter may prevent the flowers from reaching their peak before May 9. [...]

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Powdered Alcohol Product Under Fire in NY
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Powdered Alcohol Product Under Fire in NY

Posted  May 05, 2014  by  Staff

A new product is under fire from New York democratic senator Charles Schumer, who is asking the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) not to approve the powdered alcohol product Palcohol. Sen. Schumer asserts that Palcohol could easily become "the Kool-Aid of teen binge drinking," noting that the powdered alcohol can be sprinkled on food, mixed with water, or even snorted. The product could also be very easily concealed or disguised. [...]

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Red Wings Team Up With Clean Sweepers for Weekend Doubleheader
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Red Wings Team Up With Clean Sweepers for Weekend Doubleheader

Posted  May 01, 2014  by  Staff

In the past, Rochester’s Clean Sweep project was held over four different Saturdays during the spring. This year, organizers hope that the hundreds of volunteers who have come out each day in the past will all come together for one major cleanup on May 3. A partnership with the Red Wings should help make sure plenty of volunteers show to help clean up their city. [...]

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Ontario CountySeeing a Major Rise in Heroin Use
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Ontario CountySeeing a Major Rise in Heroin Use

Posted  April 28, 2014  by  Staff

Heroin use is rapidly becoming a major problem in Ontario County. Officials are noticing not only a spike in arrests, but also a drop in the ages of those being arrested. Nelson Acquilano, executive director for the Council on Alcoholism and Addiction of the Finger Lakes: "This is something that’s starting to reach an epidemic level. Heroin use is still people in their 20s, 30s and 40s, but it’s starting to creep down into a younger bracket." [...]

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New University of Rochester Study Reveals Head Injuries More Permanent Than Previously Thought
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New University of Rochester Study Reveals Head Injuries More Permanent Than Previously Thought

Posted  April 23, 2014  by  Staff

Football players need more time to recover from head injuries, University of Rochester researchers reveal in a new study. "A University of Rochester study examined the brains of college football players who hadn't suffered a concussion. Six months after the season, they found evidence of brain injuries," 13Wham reported on April 17. In other words, head injuries of all kinds may be more severe than previously thought and the six month break allotted for healing may not be enough. [...]

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Gov. Cuomo Announces $95 Million in Grants for Low-Income Housing
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Gov. Cuomo Announces $95 Million in Grants for Low-Income Housing

Posted  April 21, 2014  by  Staff

Earlier this week, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced plans for grants and loans to be given do three dozen construction projects to build more affordable low-income housing. The state’s Home & Community Renewal’s Unified Funding program will award some $95 million to builders. [...]

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Car Accident at Winton and East Leaves Driver Injured, Bus Stop Destroyed
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Car Accident at Winton and East Leaves Driver Injured, Bus Stop Destroyed

Posted  April 20, 2014  by  Staff

Rochester firefighters responded to the scene of an accident near the intersection of East Avenue and Winton Road Friday, after a 27-year-old driver barreled through the area's bus stop around 10:30PM. The man was found unconscious in his vehicle by officers from the Rochester Police Department. He was later transported to Strong Memorial Hospital for treatment. With no word yet on what caused the man to drive through the bus stop, the investigation continues. [...]

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Teenage Entrepreneurs Pitch a Wide Range of Business Ideas at the University of Rochester
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Teenage Entrepreneurs Pitch a Wide Range of Business Ideas at the University of Rochester

Posted  April 16, 2014  by  Staff

The University of Rochester once again hosted a collection of Rochester's brightest students for it's Young Entrepreneurs Academy last Wednesday. The entrepreneurial initiative, founded by the U of R in 2004 with funding from the Kauffman Foundation, asks students, ages 11 to 18, to bring their best ideas to the annual gathering. There the students are given the opportunity to pitch their ideas to the YEA. The best ideas are selected for a national competition. If they win at that level, students will have an opportunity to pitch their ideas on ABC's popular start-up reality show, "Shark Tank." [...]

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Schumer Calls for Investigation of Utility Rates After Harsh Winter
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Schumer Calls for Investigation of Utility Rates After Harsh Winter

Posted  April 14, 2014  by  Staff

The unusually cold winter was tough on Rochesterians who are more than ready for spring to fully arrive. However, some are still feeling the pangs of winter because of ultra-high utility bills. While larger bills are to be expected with a winter so harsh, Sen. Charles Schumer wants an investigation to see if the plummeting temperature is the only reason for skyrocketing utility bills. [...]

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Cuomo Releases New NY State Budget, Attempts to Pacify Critics
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Cuomo Releases New NY State Budget, Attempts to Pacify Critics

Posted  April 10, 2014  by  Staff

A new state budget was approved this March 31, sliding through with a 5.3% increase in school aid, $1.5 billion in property-tax relief, and the first permanent tax cut in the last nine years. It's an election year for both the legislature and Governor Andrew Cuomo, and they are hoping to pacify voters and temper down reports that New York is the most-taxed state.

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Recent Arrest and Charging in Home Improvement Scam Raises Questions
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Recent Arrest and Charging in Home Improvement Scam Raises Questions

Posted  April 03, 2014  by  Staff

On Friday, March 28, New York State Police charged four men with operating as unlicensed home contractors in Westchester County, the Cortlandt, Buchanan & Croton Daily Voice reported. Homeowners in Cortlandt Manor contacted State Police, saying they believed the repairmen had scammed them after they performed driveway sealing work, according to the Daily Voice. [...]

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Western NY Leads the Way by Hiring 700 Individuals with Disabilities
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Western NY Leads the Way by Hiring 700 Individuals with Disabilities

Posted  March 26, 2014  by  Staff

According to a recent report from the New York State Industries for the Disabled, Inc. (NYSID), Western New York is leading the way to a more fair, more equal employment environment -- both on the national and state-level scales. In total, NYSID's 2013 report found that WNY is responsible for creating 690 new jobs for disabled New Yorkers, 55 of which were in Ontario county alone. [...]

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New Casino Not Welcomed by Henrietta Town Board
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New Casino Not Welcomed by Henrietta Town Board

Posted  March 25, 2014  by  Staff

Nearly three weeks ago, the Seneca Nation of Indians announced that they had purchased a 32-acre plot of land in a commercial area just south of Rochester, off of 390. Though no specific plans were ever developed, Seneca officials believe the location is the perfect spot for a casino and hotel. But, on Wednesday, the Henrietta town board voted unanimously to oppose the establishment of a casino in their town [...]

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Why A Major Overhaul Could Soon Be in Store for Mt. Read Blvd.
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Why A Major Overhaul Could Soon Be in Store for Mt. Read Blvd.

Posted  March 25, 2014  by  Staff

Rochester's Mount Read Boulevard could be politely described as a mess. It's a vast gray landscape that serves as an industrial highway with scant greenery to help give it any semblance of color or life. And that's when the weather is nice. Winters are worse, with heavy snowfall and plow traffic pushing up cold mounds on the sidewalks -- in the spots that have sidewalks at all, that is. [...]

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Rochester Small Businesses Among Best in the Nation
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Rochester Small Businesses Among Best in the Nation

Posted  March 24, 2014  by  Staff

American Custom Exteriors and Interiors, a Rochester company, has been shortlisted as a finalist for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's 2014 DREAM BIG Small Business of the Year Award, which would honor them as being the best small business in the entire country. [...]

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The Daily Meal Names Dinosaur Bar-B-Que the No. 2 BBQ Joint in the Country
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The Daily Meal Names Dinosaur Bar-B-Que the No. 2 BBQ Joint in the Country

Posted  March 21, 2014  by  Staff

Rochester's beloved Dinosaur Bar-B-Que was named the No.2 BBQ chain in all of America this month, only trailing behind Alabama's Jim 'n Nick's. The Daily Meal, a hugely popular website devoted to "All Things Food & Drink," recently released its list of the 10 best barbecue chains in the United States. While Rochester locals are a bit shocked that the Court Street joint, part of a chain started in Syracuse, didn't take the number one spot, no one is arguing that its flavors are more than enough to secure the restaurant the silver medal. [...]

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Rochester Announces Full Jazz Fest Lineup with Steve Martin, Buddy Guy as Headliners
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Rochester Announces Full Jazz Fest Lineup with Steve Martin, Buddy Guy as Headliners

Posted  March 19, 2014  by  Staff

Earlier this week, the official lineup for the 2014 Jazz Fest, which runs June 20-28 in the East End of the city, was finally announced. There's a reason Rochester is unofficially (but endearingly) known as "Festival City." Once the first signs of spring begin to take the town, residents from the city proper as well as all those in the surrounding suburbs eagerly await the sunshine, the music, the food and the flowers of a Rochester summer. And out of all the colorful festivals the city has to offer, none are more popular than the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival. [...]

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Tragic Accident with SUNY Brockport Student Reminds Us of the Dangers Involved in Winter Sports
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Tragic Accident with SUNY Brockport Student Reminds Us of the Dangers Involved in Winter Sports

Posted  March 18, 2014  by  Staff

Tragedy struck the SUNY Brockport campus this week with the news that Austin White, a 22-year-old senior, died while snowboarding near Lake Placid. The exercise science major was exploring Excelsior Trail at Whiteface Mountain, a ski resort 20 miles northeast of Lake Placid, when he slid off the trail and hit a tree 15 feet away. [...]

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Winter Storm Vulcan May Be Gone, but Local Roads May Still Be a Problem
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Winter Storm Vulcan May Be Gone, but Local Roads May Still Be a Problem

Posted  March 13, 2014  by  Staff

Wednesday's storm constituted the snowiest day of "of a nasty long winter," The Democrat & Chronicle reported on Thursday. The snowfall, not quite a blizzard, warranted a declaration of a state of emergency by Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks at 12pm on Wednesday. The Democrat & Chronicle continued, "According to the National Weather Service in Buffalo, 15.5 inches of snow has fallen at the Greater Rochester International Airport, as of 11:20 p.m." [...]

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Rochester's Redevelopments -- the Comeback of a Lifetime
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Rochester's Redevelopments -- the Comeback of a Lifetime

Posted  March 05, 2014  by  Staff

After the nation endured savage snowstorms and bitter freezes one after the other, Bustle.com named it one of the toughest places in America--an admittedly appropriate award, but perhaps for the wrong reason. It's not Rochester's harsh winter weather handling that makes it so resilient, but rather how well the city has endured its Big Three employers' reductions. Eastman Kodak, Xerox, and Bausch + Lomb all downsized and left a vacuum, which innovative start-ups and high tech companies have continued to fill with new jobs. [...]

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State Agency Gives Rochester's Tech Schools Failing Grade for Business Prep
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State Agency Gives Rochester's Tech Schools Failing Grade for Business Prep

Posted  February 18, 2014  by  Staff

Two Rochester schools, both based out of the Edison Technical Education Center, have been named "unsatisfactory" by the Career and Technical Education Technical Assistance Center of New York, a state agency. The group, known as CTE, evaluated the two schools after being commissioned by Bolgen Vargas, the superintendent of the Rochester City School District. The CTE found that they were not adequately preparing their students for successful integration into the modern workforce. [...]

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If You Build It, They Will Skate It
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If You Build It, They Will Skate It

Posted  February 17, 2014  by  Staff

You don't have to venture far into the city to see them. If you stroll by the Liberty Pole, over through Gibbs, and on towards Manhattan Square Park, you're going to encounter about five different groups of skaters trying their best to land tricks and generally having a good time (when they don't fall and scrape the skin off their knees). Unlike skaters in other cities, these Rochesterians have two kinds of places where they can board. They can either risk the fines and skate publicly, or they can pay costly entrance fees to the few private parks around the local area. [...]

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Party in the Park to Return to Original Home at MLK Jr. Memorial Park
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Party in the Park to Return to Original Home at MLK Jr. Memorial Park

Posted  February 17, 2014  by  Staff

Blues Traveler. Rusted Root. Eddie Money. The Romantics.

For the past five years, Rochester's annual Party in the Park summer concert series has brought names like these to downtown's Riverside Festival Site. It's been fun, but Riverside -- which is located at the corner of Exchange Boulevard and Court Street -- is essentially just an empty parking lot with a few food vendors scattered around in covered stands. With thousands of local music lovers in attendance, it's a party all right, though it's not exactly the kinds of scene you'd imagine when you hear the word "park." [...]

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In a Cash-strapped America, Public Transportation is a Light in the Darkness
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In a Cash-strapped America, Public Transportation is a Light in the Darkness

Posted  February 12, 2014  by  Staff

Philadelphia Federal Reserve President Charles Plosser announced in January that the American economy is on track to continue its growth trends from 2013, stating, “the bottom line is that the economy is on a firmer footing than it has been for the past several years.” Specifically, Plosser estimates that American gross domestic product (GDP) will grow by 3% over 2014, with unemployment rates throughout the nation dropping to 6.2% by the end of year; that marks a .5% improvement over December 2013. [...]

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New Study Identifies the Sources of Genesee River Pollutants
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New Study Identifies the Sources of Genesee River Pollutants

Posted  February 07, 2014  by  Staff

Is the Genesee River something we should be concerned about? Many would answer "yes." Although polluted waterways like Buffalo's Love Canal are widely known, many others manage to fly under the radar, even as studies and research indicate that problems with local waterways could have a far reaching impact on local environment and economy. [...]

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Rochesterians are Growing Tired of Paying the $4 Million Medley Center Tax Bill
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Rochesterians are Growing Tired of Paying the $4 Million Medley Center Tax Bill

Posted  February 07, 2014  by  Staff

Over the past decade, the Medley Center in Irondequoit has received nearly $4 million worth of property tax breaks through the now-defunct Empire Zone program. Unfortunately, Bersin Properties LLC, who owns the mall, has made no progress towards a makeover that was promised proposed in 2009. As a result, Rochester’s leaders are calling for meetings to review development plans and decide whether or not the nearly-empty mall should continue receiving the tax breaks. [...]

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Investing Smart to Find Success in 2014’s Economic Upturn
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Investing Smart to Find Success in 2014’s Economic Upturn

Posted  February 07, 2014  by  Staff

It’s official: 2014 will be yet another year of economic improvement. The United States is set to fare better than most, with key economists, such as Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia President and former University of Rochester School of Business Administration Dean Charles I. Plosser, and JP Morgan Chase’s senior economist James E. Glassman, assuring the American people that jobless numbers are set to decrease, real growth will increase, and the prices of housing and stocks will grow throughout the year. For 2014, Plosser estimates 3% growth and a welcome drop in unemployment rates to approximately 6.2%. Both show improvement over the 2.8% growth and noticeable drop to 7% unemployment the U.S. economy saw in 2013. [...]

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Watch Movies to Save Your Marriage?
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Watch Movies to Save Your Marriage?

Posted  February 06, 2014  by  Staff

One in four marriages will end within the first three years. New research from the University of Rochester may help newlyweds beat the odds. According to the study, which was published in the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, couples can dramatically reduce the likelihood of divorce by watching five movies about long-term relationships. In the study, 174 couples watched five movies depicting long-term relationships over the course of a month. By simply viewing and discussing well-known titles, including Gone With the Wind, She’s Having a Baby, Indecent Proposal, and Move Over, Darling, newlyweds decreased their chances of divorce from 24% to 11% over three years, researchers said. [...]

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Slaughter's Competition in This Year’s 25th Congressional District Race
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Slaughter's Competition in This Year’s 25th Congressional District Race

Posted  February 04, 2014  by  Staff

Democratic Congresswoman Louise Slaughter has held her seat since 1987, after winning the midterm election in 1986. This year, she faces two new foes who hope to challenge her with unique ideas and personalities. Tim Dean, who will run as an independent from Greece, and Republican Mark Assini, a Gates Supervisor, both hope to move beyond Rochester and bring their ideas and influence to the nation’s capital. Both plan on doing so, at least in part, by blurring the distinction between party lines. [...]

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Rochester Native Philip Seymour Hoffman's Legacy
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Rochester Native Philip Seymour Hoffman's Legacy

Posted  February 04, 2014  by  Staff

This past Sunday, screenwriter David Bar Katz visited the home of award-winning actor and Rochester native, Philip Seymour Hoffman, but didn’t expect to find him unconscious. The actor was pronounced dead at the scene of a suspected heroine overdose. During his career, Hoffman had been nominated for three Tony Awards, and four Academy Awards, which includes an Oscar win for his role as the titular writer in Capote. Some of his most memorable performances include his Broadway turn as Willy Loman in Death of a Salesman, and his roles in films such as Boogie Nights, Almost Famous, The Big Lebowski, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire and The Master. [...]

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Rochester Continues to Make Improvements Along Local Waterways
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Rochester Continues to Make Improvements Along Local Waterways

Posted  January 29, 2014  by  Staff

Western New York has seen its fair share of revitalization efforts, as both citizens and local government have come to realize how poor waterfront development, and water contamination, have negatively impacted local communities. The federal government, in fact, has contributed almost $1.4 billion toward restoration of the Great Lakes region. This includes supporting new and green infrastructure, removing toxic sediment, and restoring damaged habitats. [...]

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What’s Behind the Failure of the Lake Ave Traffic Calming Project?
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What’s Behind the Failure of the Lake Ave Traffic Calming Project?

Posted  January 29, 2014  by  Staff

On Tuesday, Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren canceled work on a Lake Avenue project that would have reconstructed a one-mile section of Lake Ave, starting at Merrill Street near the Kodak building and continuing to a point north of Kodak Park, to change it from a four-lane to a two-lane road. While the move by Mayor Warren has elicited cries of relief from business owners in the area, for Rochester’s residents who were behind the plan, it’s a bitter end to a painstakingly long battle. [...]

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Monroe Community College Welcomes Vice President Joe and Dr. Jill Biden for Education and Economic Development Discussion
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Monroe Community College Welcomes Vice President Joe and Dr. Jill Biden for Education and Economic Development Discussion

Posted  January 29, 2014  by  Staff

Today is an exciting day for Monroe Community College faculty, staff, and students, as they welcome Vice President Joe Biden and Dr. Jill Biden for a discussion about education and the development of the workforce. Coming just one day after President Obama’s State of the Union address, Biden’s visit is his second to the upstate NY area. Earlier this month, the Vice President visited Albany to discuss infrastructure investment plans in the wake of Hurricane Sandy with Governor Cuomo. [...]

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Bike Trails in Rochester Get a Boost
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Bike Trails in Rochester Get a Boost

Posted  January 22, 2014  by  Staff

In Rochester and across the nation, cycling has been enjoying a huge popularity boost. The Rochester area is home to many popular bike trails, and thanks to a recent grant from the state Department of Transportation, those trails are about to get a major boost. [...]

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Rochester Area Casino Rumors a Cause for Concern
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Rochester Area Casino Rumors a Cause for Concern

Posted  January 17, 2014  by  Staff

An uneasy feeling has plagued many citizens of Rochester since July 30, 2013, when New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo pushed for a measure to increase the number of casinos permitted in the state. It was his statement that the casinos were intended to boost local economies upstate that caused the most buzz: “Our focus has been to bring jobs and boost local economies in upstate New York, where decades of decline have taken their toll in our communities,” said Cuomo. In November, voters approved the referendum to allow for more casinos. [...]

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With Politics in the Rear-View, Green Tech Can Help CityGate Developers Push Forward
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With Politics in the Rear-View, Green Tech Can Help CityGate Developers Push Forward

Posted  January 15, 2014  by  Staff

The Monroe County Legislature has run into a number of political and financial snafus while trying to move forward with the proposed $101 million CityGate project at the corner of Westfall and East Henrietta Roads. On Tuesday, however, officials finally reached an agreement that provides some hope that construction will finally begin over the summer and be completed by October. [...]

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Drive-In Theater in Rochester
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Drive-In Theater in Rochester

Posted  January 15, 2014  by  Renee

Who doesn't love a drive-in movie theater? Rochester Subway reports that a Charlotte restaurant owner has purchased the old Lakeshore Drive-In property and wants to reopen it as -- of course -- a Drive-In! We can smell the popcorn now... [...]

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New Home for Roc City Skatepark
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New Home for Roc City Skatepark

Posted  January 15, 2014  by  Renee

Originally, the Roc City Skatepark was to be built under the 490 Frederick Douglass–Susan B. Anthony Memorial Bridge. But that plan hit some hurdles and the park will now be located at the Genesee Crossroads Park. The park would be the largest outdoor skatepark in the country. Jim Maddison, president of Friends of Roc City Skatepark, was on WXXI's Need to Know Rochester with Hélène Biandudi Hofer last week to talk about the new plans. [...]

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A Walkable Rochester and Jeff Speck -- January 21st
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A Walkable Rochester and Jeff Speck -- January 21st

Posted  January 15, 2014  by  Renee

Renowned city planner and author of "Walkable City: How Downtown Can Save America, One Step at a Time," Jeff Speck, will be kicking off the 2014 season of the Reshaping Rochester series. The series is sponsored by the Rochester Regional Community Design Center. Speck's lecture, "Walkable City", will be Tuesday, January 21, 7-9PM. [...]

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New Local Grocer in Rochester's East End!
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New Local Grocer in Rochester's East End!

Posted  January 10, 2014  by  Renee

Hooray for downtown Rochester! A new independent full-service grocery store will be opening up in the East End between the Little Theatre and 2Vine (10 Winthrop St). The 20,000 square foot store is expected to open in May. [...]

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Rochester Ranks Second for Volunteerism
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Rochester Ranks Second for Volunteerism

Posted  December 18, 2013  by  Renee

A new study from the Census Bureau and the Corporation for National and Community Service ranks Rochester NY second in the nation for volunteerism. According to the study, over 35% of Rochester residents volunteer. [...]

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13 Faces of Rochester
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13 Faces of Rochester

Posted  December 18, 2013  by  Renee

RochesterSubway has been doing the 13-of-something photography series for a while. And this latest edition features the work of Arleen Hodge, a local photographer who has been chronicling homelessness in Rochester for quite some time. The photos are of 13 individuals she has met on the streets and they are incredible. [...]

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Rochester's Marketplace Mall as Tourist Destination?
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Rochester's Marketplace Mall as Tourist Destination?

Posted  December 18, 2013  by  Renee

The owner of Marketplace Mall and COMIDA say a new plan will make the mall a tourist attraction and thus, eligible for tax incentives. A new store that isn't anywhere in the Upstate region is expected to draw people from out of town to the mall. [...]

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New Manufacturing in Rochester's Eastman Business Park
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New Manufacturing in Rochester's Eastman Business Park

Posted  December 18, 2013  by  Renee

A joint venture between NY-based BCW Chemicals and UK-based Naturally Scientific will its manufacturing in the Eastman Business Park. IT is expected to create 50 new employment opportunities by 2016; 170, by 2018. [...]

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Rochester Ice Hockey at Frontier Field
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Rochester Ice Hockey at Frontier Field

Posted  December 18, 2013  by  Renee

Rochester's Frontier Field is hosting a ten-day ice hockey festival that started Friday and will run through December 22. For more information, visit Frozen Frontier 2013. [...]

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Today is ROC the Day
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Today is ROC the Day

Posted  December 11, 2013  by  Renee

Today is ROC the Day. Support your local community and the non-profit organizations that make it a better place for ALL people to live by giving time and/or money, or by helping to bring awareness. [...]

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New Study Ranks Rochester 5th for Poverty
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New Study Ranks Rochester 5th for Poverty

Posted  December 11, 2013  by  Renee

A new report from the Rochester Area Community Foundation and ACT Rochester ranks Rochester 5th out of 75 metro areas for poverty. And that poverty, sadly, is concentrated in the city. That concentration is attributed to various factors such as unchecked urban sprawl, no low-income housing in the suburbs and the loss of certain manufacturing jobs. [...]

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Lawsuit Filed to Stop 933 University Ave Development
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Lawsuit Filed to Stop 933 University Ave Development

Posted  December 11, 2013  by  Renee

The George Eastman House filed a lawsuit in the NYS Supreme Court to prevent the proposed 933 University Avenue development project. A Rochester Preservation Board hearing is still scheduled for 6PM tonight. [...]

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Penalty for Medley Centre Developer
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Penalty for Medley Centre Developer

Posted  December 11, 2013  by  Renee

The East Irondequoit school board voted to penalize Medley Centre developer, Scott Congel, $4M for not meeting milestone set in tax agreement. [...]

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Rochester is a City that Surprises
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Rochester is a City that Surprises

Posted  December 11, 2013  by  Renee

Website "The Frisky" calls Rochester a city that surprises. "'Cities That Surprise' highlights places across America that defied or exceeded our expectations, for whatever reason. Today, Allison Sass tells us why under all that snow, Rochester, New York is a hidden gem!" [...]

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Park Ave Holiday Open House Thursday
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Park Ave Holiday Open House Thursday

Posted  December 04, 2013  by  Renee

Thursday night is the Park Avenue neighborhood's annual holiday open house, from 5PM - 9PM. It is the 20th year for the event! Over 70 Park Ave businesses will be participating. The avenue will be blocked off from Culver to Alexander and there will be all sorts of festivities, including horse-drawn wagon rides and a visit from Santa. [...]

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Re-imagining Rochester
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Re-imagining Rochester

Posted  December 04, 2013  by  Renee

The City of Rochester released a draft of its Center City Master Plan in September. It will hold its final public feedback session on December 11 in the Manhattan Square Park Lodge. 4:30PM for an open house; 6PM for a formal presentation about the plan. [...]

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Public Forum for Drug Free Zones in Rochester
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Public Forum for Drug Free Zones in Rochester

Posted  December 04, 2013  by  Renee

There is a meeting tonight at City Hall to discuss establishing drug free zones in certain neighborhoods in the city. The public forum will begin at 6:30PM tonight in Council Chambers (30 Church Street). [...]

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Tops in Downtown Rochester?
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Tops in Downtown Rochester?

Posted  December 04, 2013  by  Renee

CEO of Tops supermarkets says he is optimistic about the development in downtown Rochester and wants his company to be the first grocery store there in the future. [...]

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Rochester's Project Scion Holiday Open House
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Rochester's Project Scion Holiday Open House

Posted  December 04, 2013  by  Renee

One of our favorite organizations helping to make Rochester's neighborhoods better -- Project Scion -- is having a holiday open house this Friday at their Studio in Anderson Alley (behind Village Gate) from 5-9PM. Get some great holiday gifts by local artists and support this fantastic project that turns an empty lot into community space each year! [...]

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Planes, Trains and Automobiles
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Planes, Trains and Automobiles

Posted  November 27, 2013  by  Renee

Three CNN reporters race to see which is faster from New York City to Washington DC on this heavy holiday travel (and weather) day -- plane, train or car. We vote for the train no matter who wins. [...]

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Genesee Center for the Arts Offers Holiday Photo Tips
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Genesee Center for the Arts Offers Holiday Photo Tips

Posted  November 27, 2013  by  Renee

With so many families gathered for the holidays, it is a favorite time for family photos (for better or for worse). The Genesee Center for the Arts and Education Community Darkroom offers some tips for making the most out of those opportunities for great family photos. [...]

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Rochester's Second Storie Market this Saturday
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Rochester's Second Storie Market this Saturday

Posted  November 27, 2013  by  Renee

It's that time of year again for one of our favorite local holiday markets -- Second Storie Market! This Saturday from 10AM - 6PM at 31 Prince Street (Visual Studies Workshop). Lots of great stuff from local artists! Come do some holiday shopping, enjoy some food and coffee, and support your local artists while you are out shopping local on Small Business Saturday! [...]

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Shop Local, Rochester!
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Shop Local, Rochester!

Posted  November 27, 2013  by  Renee

This Saturday is Small Business Saturday. Get out and support your local businesses, artisans, musicians, restaurants, bars and coffee shops on Saturday, during the holiday shopping season and throughout the year! [...]

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Providing Food for Rochester Families
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Providing Food for Rochester Families

Posted  November 27, 2013  by  Renee

This year alone, Foodlink has provided 12 million meals to Rochester area people and families. This Thanksgiving, if you would like to help bring food to those who need it right here in our communities, visit the Foodlink page. They are seeking volunteers, food and donations. [...]

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MAG Director to Retire in July
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MAG Director to Retire in July

Posted  November 20, 2013  by  Renee

Grant Holcomb, who took the position of director of the Memorial Art Gallery in 1985, announced that he will be retiring in July. 29 years at the MAG! He is only the 6th director in the history of MAG. [...]

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Rochester Superintendent Wants More University Involvement
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Rochester Superintendent Wants More University Involvement

Posted  November 20, 2013  by  Renee

Monday night Bolgen Vargas, Superintendent of Rochester City Schools, provided a 5 point plan to improve the schools in the city. The plan includes expanding summer learning programs, adding more technical/career programs, creating a task force to address student behavior and colleges/universities managing some schools. [...]

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Rochester Scores 98 on Human Rights Campaign Equality Index
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Rochester Scores 98 on Human Rights Campaign Equality Index

Posted  November 20, 2013  by  Renee

Rochester scored 98 out of 100 in the 2013 Human Rights Campaign Municipal Equality Index. The index scores cities on things such as LGBT inclusion in services, law enforcement, relationship recognition, non-discriminatin laws and the relationship the city has with the LGBT community. [...]

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Rochester Police Chief to Retire in December
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Rochester Police Chief to Retire in December

Posted  November 20, 2013  by  Renee

Rochester Police Chief, James Sheppard, announced that he will be retiring the end of this year. He joined the police department in 1981 only leaving for two years to head up safety and security for the City schools. He has been chief since 2010. [...]

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Reconnecting Rochester
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Reconnecting Rochester

Posted  November 20, 2013  by  Renee

Reconnect Rochester is a non-profit organization with a mission to create a more sustainable transportation network for our area. And they operate via only an all-volunteer force. They host the fantastic ROC Transit Day in June and are one of the great organizations making a positive change in our beautiful city. [...]

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Rochester's Historic Mount Hope Cemetery
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Rochester's Historic Mount Hope Cemetery

Posted  November 13, 2013  by  Renee

Most people know that Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass are buried Rochester's 175 year-old historic Mount Hope Cemetery, but the site holds a huge and interesting history beyond that. The City Newspaper provides a glimpse of 18 interesting things you may not know about the historic place. [...]

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Rochester Is Not Detroit
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Rochester Is Not Detroit

Posted  November 13, 2013  by  Renee

You've heard all the Rust Belt city warnings about how to not become the next Detroit. And it was brought up again by some after Lovely Warren won the city's Mayoral election. Well, Rachel Barnhart takes that head on and explains that Rochester and Detroit are two very different cities. [...]

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Rochester Takes Everybody's Trash
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Rochester Takes Everybody's Trash

Posted  November 13, 2013  by  Renee

Okay, garbage plate jokes aside, trash is not what our city wants to be recognized for. Yet our region is taking lots of trash from around the state and elsewhere. "Half of all the trash that's buried in the Empire State goes into four huge landfills within a half-hour's drive of Rochester." [...]

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Rochester Bike Sharing Program
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Rochester Bike Sharing Program

Posted  November 13, 2013  by  Renee

Lots of cities have great bike sharing programs and Rochester should be no different! The Genesee Transportation Council will be conducting a public bike sharing program feasibility study for Rochester, thanks to some federal funding. [...]


Fracking Battle in NY
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Fracking Battle in NY

Posted  November 13, 2013  by  Renee

Fracking was one of the most debated issues on the November ballot. Across the country, communities and voters made their opinions known. Even the Motley Fool acknowledged that the industry is losing the battle. And for good reason, communities are concerned about their water and land. They want proof that it is safe before they irreparably change their landscape. And that goes for those of us in Upstate NY who appreciate and want to protect our fresh water. [...]

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Should Rochester Embrace Incremental Urbanism Downtown?
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Should Rochester Embrace Incremental Urbanism Downtown?

Posted  November 06, 2013  by  Renee

There have been mixed emotions about the less-than-exciting modest buildings that are going up in the old Midtown Plaza. Both the proposed new D&C building and the Windstream building are very modest. And guest blogger, Irene Allen, via Rochester Subway explores whether that is okay and a step in the right direction. [...]

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Love Notes to Rochester
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Love Notes to Rochester

Posted  November 06, 2013  by  Renee

Three women have started a new blog that celebrates the good stuff about Rochester. Lots of people love our city! Inspired by a similar site, Philly Love Notes, Rochester Love Notes sets out to remind people that we have it pretty good here and we should recognize the love for our city. [...]

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New York Voters Approve Casino Expansion
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New York Voters Approve Casino Expansion

Posted  November 06, 2013  by  Renee

New York voters approved the referendum yesterday to allow more casinos in the state. The amendment to the constitution will allow up to seven new casinos in upstate. Voters in our region voted against it, but overall voters in the state were for it. [...]

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Tenants for Rochester's College Town
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Tenants for Rochester's College Town

Posted  November 06, 2013  by  Renee

The tenants for the new College Town development (opening in Fall 2014) near the University of Rochester were announced. They include -- hooray -- a supermarket that people can walk to! Flight Wine Bar, Constantino's Market, Corner Bakery, Saxby's Coffee, Moe's, The Beer Market (oh, that won't be popular with students) and more... [...]

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Grocery Store in the South Wedge?
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Grocery Store in the South Wedge?

Posted  November 06, 2013  by  Renee

Danny Stefanou, who owns the Highland Market in the South Wedge (Linden and South), would like to transform the building into a new full service grocery store. It needs some work. Stefanou will be hosting an open house for the public to see his plans November 18th. Zoning Board meets November 21st. [...]

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Rochester Among Top Cities for 20-Somethings
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Rochester Among Top Cities for 20-Somethings

Posted  October 30, 2013  by  Renee

The Business Insider just put out its "The 20 Most Underrated Cities For 20-Somethings" list. We know, there is a list for everything. But they only picked 20 in the nation. And Rochester was #18! The index looked at things like music venues, bars, parkland and cost of living. [...]

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Accidents Involving Pedestrians & Bicyclists in Rochester
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Accidents Involving Pedestrians & Bicyclists in Rochester

Posted  October 30, 2013  by  Renee

Contrary to what many thing while driving around, it takes a lot more effort to walk and bike than it does to put your foot on the gas pedal. A car is no match for someone riding a bike, walking or running. According to Reconnect Rochester, there were 2,679 accidents in Monroe County involving a car and a pedestrian or bicyclist since January 2009. [...]

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New Home Downtown for the D&C
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New Home Downtown for the D&C

Posted  October 30, 2013  by  Renee

The Democrat & Chronicle will be constructing a new building and moving to the empty lot at Midtown at East Main and Clinton. Its Gannett Building is still for sale, but the construction and move is not contingent upon its sale. [...]

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South Wedge Residents Take on Crime
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South Wedge Residents Take on Crime

Posted  October 30, 2013  by  Renee

Some residents of the South Wedge say they are tired of slow response times, limited follow-up and media coverage when crime does occur in their area. They are forming an anti-crime group. The group is in the early stages and meetings are not yet open to the public. [...]

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A Public University in Downtown Rochester
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A Public University in Downtown Rochester

Posted  October 30, 2013  by  Renee

Could downtown Rochester support a SUNY campus? Donald J. Sullivan provides a super thorough guest post on the idea on RochesterSubway. [...]

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Rochester Downtown Development Corporation Survey
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Rochester Downtown Development Corporation Survey

Posted  October 23, 2013  by  Renee

The Rochester Downtown Development Corporation is seeking your feedback! It is currently conducting a survey to provide ideas for a Business Improvement District. "The survey is designed to gain a clear understanding of how the community views the current environment and services provided in downtown Rochester." [...]

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Biking Rochester's El Camino & Route 390 Trails
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Biking Rochester's El Camino & Route 390 Trails

Posted  October 23, 2013  by  Renee

Ryan Green's last installment of the RochesterSubway bike trails series features the El Camino and Route 390 Trails. If you haven't been following this series, you should! Ryan not only provides very detailed descriptions of these trails, but some outstanding pictures. [...]

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Voting Delay for Project at 933 University Ave.
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Voting Delay for Project at 933 University Ave.

Posted  October 23, 2013  by  Renee

A vote on the controversial 99 unit apartment building at 933 University Ave. has been delayed yet again. The vote is now scheduled for Oct 30. [...]

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Interactive Rochester Neighborhood Map
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Interactive Rochester Neighborhood Map

Posted  October 23, 2013  by  Renee

The City of Rochester introduced a new interaction neighborhood mapping tool yesterday. The data includes social, crime, economic, demographic, homeownership rates, etc. [...]

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Rochester Redevelopment Projects Get Federal Funding
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Rochester Redevelopment Projects Get Federal Funding

Posted  October 23, 2013  by  Renee

Two Rochester brownfield clean-up and redevelopment projects have received federal funding -- the Vacuum Oil site will receive $868,500; the Bull's Head Revitalization Plan, $284,745 as part of the South Genesee Implementation Strategy. [...]

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Take the Slow Road with Two Rochesterians
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Take the Slow Road with Two Rochesterians

Posted  October 16, 2013  by  Renee

Two Rochesterians -- Benjamin Woelk and Jason Darnieder -- are putting together a travel documentary about Upstate & Western NY. It's called the "Slow Road" and will highlight all the neighborhoods, communities and groovy things going on that make our cities and towns great places to live and visit. [...]

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Fewer Rochester Teens Getting Drivers' Licenses
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Fewer Rochester Teens Getting Drivers' Licenses

Posted  October 16, 2013  by  Renee

The number of teens getting drivers' licenses in Monroe County is dropping. The NY State DMV reports that the number of 16-18 year olds with licenses has dropped 16% since 2008; 17-18 year olds, 14%. [...]

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Latest Rochester Crime Statistics Released
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Latest Rochester Crime Statistics Released

Posted  October 16, 2013  by  Renee

Rochester Police Chief James Sheppard released the crime statistics for 2013 today. "Robberies and shootings increased during the first three quarters of 2013, but the violent crime rate in Rochester remained flat." [...]

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Casino Lobbyists Take to Albany in Record Numbers
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Casino Lobbyists Take to Albany in Record Numbers

Posted  October 16, 2013  by  Renee

The controversial casino referendum on the upcoming November ballot has lobbyists taking on Albany in droves. NY Times: "There were more lobbyists representing the gambling industry than there are members of the Legislature." [...]

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Painting Rochester's Streets
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Painting Rochester's Streets

Posted  October 14, 2013  by  Renee

Rochester's Neighborhood of the Arts did a community street painting project Sunday with local artists. If you are near NOTA, you should take a stroll, bike or drive through to take a peek at Beacon Street and Anderson Avenue. [...]

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Most in Rochester Oppose Casinos
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Most in Rochester Oppose Casinos

Posted  October 14, 2013  by  Renee

A recent Rochester Business Journal Snap poll indicates that over half of Rochester residents do not support amending the state constitution to expand gambling and casinos. [...]

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Park in the Rear, Rochester
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Park in the Rear, Rochester

Posted  October 14, 2013  by  Renee

Mike at Rochester Subway featured a fantastic post on one of my favorite topics -- making developments more pedestrian-friendly. The new I-Square is putting the parking where it should be -- in the back. This encourages more walkability and sure makes a much more pleasing landscape. We used to do this in the old days. Why aren't more new developments around here doing that? [...]

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Rochester Memorial Art Gallery Celebrates 100 Years!
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Rochester Memorial Art Gallery Celebrates 100 Years!

Posted  October 14, 2013  by  Renee

The MAG celebrated its 100 Year Anniversary Sunday with a party for the public. [...]

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Call for New Fracking Review
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Call for New Fracking Review

Posted  October 14, 2013  by  Renee

Friday, Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo called for a new review of the health impacts of fracking in the state. The state's fracking review panel, of which Lupardo is a member, hasn't met in a year. She believes the current review has compromised the public trust. Governor Cuomo says there is no need for a new study. [...]

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Group Offers Fracking Guide
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Group Offers Fracking Guide

Posted  October 11, 2013  by  Renee

Although the Union of Concerned Scientists doesn't have an official position on fracking, it has put together information for the public to understand the process of fracking. The group, that is concerned with environmental impact, wants to educate the public so it can make sound decisions. [...]

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Environmental Records of NY Lawmakers
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Environmental Records of NY Lawmakers

Posted  October 11, 2013  by  Renee

The Environmental Advocates of New York have put together this year's rankings of New York legislators' environmental voting records. [...]

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Rochester's ImageOut Festival Starts Tonight
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Rochester's ImageOut Festival Starts Tonight

Posted  October 11, 2013  by  Renee

ImageOut, the LGBT Film and Video Festival, starts tonight and runs through Oct 20th. "41 Programs. 63 Films. From 21 Countries." [...]

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Xerox Developing Social Media Analysis Tool
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Xerox Developing Social Media Analysis Tool

Posted  October 11, 2013  by  Renee

A team at Xerox is trying to develop a set of social media analytics tools that can help determine sentiment of activity on social media so that companies and organizations can be alerted when some customer service or action is needed. (Right now, the tools out there are based on keywords and can't really determine sentiment.) [...]

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Casino In Rochester
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Casino In Rochester

Posted  October 09, 2013  by  Renee

NY voters will be voting casinos in the November election, so pay attention. If the referendum is approved, there will be four new casinos in upstate NY -- near Albany, the Catskills and in the Southern Tier. A casino in Rochester is not on the ballot, but this could open the door. [...]

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New York Business Climate
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New York Business Climate

Posted  October 09, 2013  by  Renee

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Rochester Businesses Named as Innovators
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Rochester Businesses Named as Innovators

Posted  October 09, 2013  by  Renee

Four Rochester companies were on the 2013 Thomson Reuters' list of most innovative companies in the world: Corning, Delphi, Johnson & Johnson and Xerox. [...]

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Rochester's Iola Complex Makes Room for CityGate
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Rochester's Iola Complex Makes Room for CityGate

Posted  October 09, 2013  by  Renee

The Children’s Building of the Iola Sanatorium (also known as Building No. 5 in the Monroe County Iola complex) is meeting the wrecking ball to make way for the new CityGate complex. Matt Rieck provides some fantastic photos of the place via Rochester Subway. [...]

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Building a Sustainable Food System in Rochester
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Building a Sustainable Food System in Rochester

Posted  October 09, 2013  by  Renee

Abundance Cooperative Market is sponsoring a free public talk with local sustainable food systems expert Chris Hartman, owners of Headwater Foods. Wednesday, Oct 9, 7PM. School Without Walls Auditorium [...]

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No Rochester Mayoral Debate?
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No Rochester Mayoral Debate?

Posted  October 09, 2013  by  Renee

Mayoral candidate, Lovely Warren, announced that she does not plan to debate Alex White, the Green Party candidate. Warren did participate in three forums with Mayor Richards during the primary, but White was not invited. Warren says she plans to concentrate on her door-to-door grassroots campaign instead. [...]

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Another Great Rochester Bike Trail!
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Another Great Rochester Bike Trail!

Posted  October 07, 2013  by  Renee

Rochester Subway and Ryan Green give us a tour of another great Rochester bike trail. The fourth in the series highlights a 40 mile loop that includes the Genesee Riverway, Genesee Valley Greenway, Lehigh Valley, and Canal Trails. [...]

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Habit for Humanity Dedicates 200th Rochester House
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Habit for Humanity Dedicates 200th Rochester House

Posted  October 07, 2013  by  Renee

Flower City Habitat for Humanity dedicated its 200th house this past Sunday. (The first was built in 1985.) The house was built by area businesses and The Habitat Interfaith Partnership. [...]

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Unshackle Upstate Advocating for More Fracking
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Unshackle Upstate Advocating for More Fracking

Posted  October 07, 2013  by  Renee

Unshackle Upstate said during a press conference at the Rochester Business Alliance offices that the benefits of fracking in the Marcellus Shale "could create 12,000 to 15,000 jobs in the Southern Tier" and be a revenue boom for the state. [...]

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NOHMs Technologies Brings 100 Jobs to Rochester
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NOHMs Technologies Brings 100 Jobs to Rochester

Posted  October 07, 2013  by  Renee

Kentucky-based NOHMs Technologies will be putting its new nanoscale battery matterials manufacturing in the Eastman Business Park. That will mean 100 jobs in the next three years. [...]

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Rochester Food Bank Affected By Government Shutdown
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Rochester Food Bank Affected By Government Shutdown

Posted  October 07, 2013  by  Renee

Like many organizations that provide food for those in need, Foodlink has been greatly impacted by the government shutdown. Government funding, which normally provides about 4 million pounds of food (about 25% of its total distribution to people in need) for the organization, has been frozen. [...]

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Rochester's Project Scion First Fridays
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Rochester's Project Scion First Fridays

Posted  October 02, 2013  by  Renee

One of our favorite organizations in Rochester -- Project Scion -- is having an open house this Friday as part of the citywide First Fridays! 6-9PM, Anderson Alley [...]

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Food Trucks in Henrietta
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Food Trucks in Henrietta

Posted  October 02, 2013  by  Renee

The Henrietta town board will hold a public hearing tonight regarding a proposed law to allow food trucks and carts to operate on private property in the town. [...]

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Strong Announces Toy Hall of Fame Finalists
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Strong Announces Toy Hall of Fame Finalists

Posted  October 02, 2013  by  Renee

Rochester's Strong Museum of Play announced the 12 2013 finalists for the Toy Hall of Fame. Two will be chosen. We are rooting for the Magic 8 ball and bubbles. [...]

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Dispute Between Wegmans and Union Stalls
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Dispute Between Wegmans and Union Stalls

Posted  October 02, 2013  by  Renee

The local union did not accept Wegman's offer Monday and requested a federal mediator to help in the dispute regarding employee pensions. Due to the federal government shutdown, however, a mediator could not be assigned. [...]

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Biking from Downtown Rochester to Brockport
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Biking from Downtown Rochester to Brockport

Posted  September 30, 2013  by  Renee

In the third in Rochester Subway's series on Rochester bike trails, Ryan Green highlights the 22ish mile ride from downtown to Brockport (45 miles round trip). [...]

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Wrap-Up of Rochester's Second Annual Fringe Festival
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Wrap-Up of Rochester's Second Annual Fringe Festival

Posted  September 30, 2013  by  Renee

The second annual Fringe Festival was a big success. Last year it was 5 days; this year, 10. And it was bigger, better and more diverse. Rachel Barnhart offered her recap of the things we learned from Fringe. Our favorite is this: "The Fringe Festival proves live theater brings people downtown who spend money." [...]

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Little Free Libraries in Rochester
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Little Free Libraries in Rochester

Posted  September 30, 2013  by  Renee

Have you heard of these Little Free Libraries? They are a few in Rochester and there is a group working to install more than 18 more. Super neat-o. [...]

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NY Gun Buyback Program in Rochester
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NY Gun Buyback Program in Rochester

Posted  September 30, 2013  by  Renee

The New York gun buyback program kicked off in Rochester Saturday. There will be more programs in Binghamton, Poughkeepsie, Utica, Yonkers, and Cheektowaga (outside Buffalo). [...]

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More Oppose Fracking in New York
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More Oppose Fracking in New York

Posted  September 30, 2013  by  Renee

A recent Siena poll indicates that the number of those who oppose fracking in NY is increasing. [...]

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Be Grateful for Rochester's Fresh Water
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Be Grateful for Rochester's Fresh Water

Posted  September 27, 2013  by  Staff

We are lucky in Rochester to have access to a lot of fresh water. It's not like that everywhere. This visual comparison puts the most important resource we have in perspective. [...]

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Subway Sleuths Solve Surging Spring Story
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Subway Sleuths Solve Surging Spring Story

Posted  September 27, 2013  by  Staff

The Super Sleuths over at Rochester Subway have tackled and solved a minor mystery, or at least a curiosity, that many Rochesterians have observed in the Genesee River, south of the Broad St. bridge: a strange structure with a bubbling spring surging up inside it. [...]

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Solar Elevators On the Way?
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Solar Elevators On the Way?

Posted  September 27, 2013  by  Staff

Solar powered elevators may soon appear in the US. [...]

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Monster Consignment Shop in Rochester Technology Park
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Monster Consignment Shop in Rochester Technology Park

Posted  September 27, 2013  by  Staff

Over 1700 sellers will be at the Weepeats consignment sale this weekend. If you have your eye on holiday toys, games and clothes -- and you support recycling and reuse -- check out the monster sale. [...]

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Climate Scientists Hit Back
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Climate Scientists Hit Back

Posted  September 27, 2013  by  Staff

A UN scientific panel reaffirms that global warming is worsening and is man made. [...]

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Rochester's Old Vacuum Oil Site
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Rochester's Old Vacuum Oil Site

Posted  September 27, 2013  by  Renee

The City of Rochester is still committed to cleaning up a large brownfield along the Genesee River that includes the old Vacuum Oil site. [...]

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SJFC Dedicates New Business School
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SJFC Dedicates New Business School

Posted  September 25, 2013  by  Staff

SJFC dedicates new business school building, the Victor E. Salerno Center for American Enterprise. [...]

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YMCA Expands Downtown Housing in Rochester
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YMCA Expands Downtown Housing in Rochester

Posted  September 25, 2013  by  Staff

The downtown YMCA Carlson Center campus will make $4.9 millions worth of improvements and add 14 residential units for "women and children in crisis." [...]

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Huge, Colorful, Wonderful Paley Sculpture Installed at MAG
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Huge, Colorful, Wonderful Paley Sculpture Installed at MAG

Posted  September 25, 2013  by  Staff

The delightful Albert Paley sculpture, “Soliloquy,” was installed in the Memorial Art Gallery’s Centennial Sculpture Park yesterday. [...]

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Last Rochester Food Truck Rodeo Tonight!
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Last Rochester Food Truck Rodeo Tonight!

Posted  September 25, 2013  by  Staff

The last Food Truck Rodeo of the 2013 season is tonight at The Rochester Public Market and features more than 40 trucks and the Coupe De’ Villes. [...]

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Kids More Active in Smart Growth Areas
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Kids More Active in Smart Growth Areas

Posted  September 25, 2013  by  Staff

Another reason to support walkable neighborhoods and cities -- A new study by the American Journal of Preventative Medicine indicates that children who live in neighborhoods that incorporate smart growth principles are more physically active than those in conventional neighborhoods. [...]

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Looking Back on Rochester's Duffy Era
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Looking Back on Rochester's Duffy Era

Posted  September 24, 2013  by  Pete Tonery

After the recent mayoral primary upset, there has been a lot of talk about the "Duffy Era" -- the administrations of Bob Duffy and Tom Richards. Several reporters have provided their take on the period coming to be called the Duffy Era. [...]

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Which New York Apples Are Best for What?
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Which New York Apples Are Best for What?

Posted  September 23, 2013  by  Staff

Check out this great infographic that shows apples by name, flavor and best use. [...]

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History of Urban Planning
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History of Urban Planning

Posted  September 23, 2013  by  Staff

Fans of Urban Planning will enjoy this collection of maps chronicling the history of city planning. [...]

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Rochester's Pianos for Peace
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Rochester's Pianos for Peace

Posted  September 23, 2013  by  Staff

An Eastman School of Music student has created an art and music project named,“Pianos for Peace," that will place donated and creatively painted pianos in city neighborhood organizations. [...]

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D&C Rochester Arts Calendar
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D&C Rochester Arts Calendar

Posted  September 23, 2013  by  Staff

The D&C has a good Fall Arts calendar with an app for Iphone and Android. [...]

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Regs Needed on Food Expiration Dates
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Regs Needed on Food Expiration Dates

Posted  September 23, 2013  by  Staff

The expiration date on foods does not tell you if your food is safe to eat. The majority of Americans misunderstand that and needlessly throw away good food! [...]

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New Ideas for Rochester's Old Subway
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New Ideas for Rochester's Old Subway

Posted  September 23, 2013  by  Renee

First there was the idea for the ROC Low Line, an underground park. Now, there is another redevelopment idea to make the Broad Street aqueduct into a galleria that would connect "South Avenue and the Rochester Riverside Convention Center on the east side of the river, to Exchange Street and Blue Cross Arena on the west side." [...]

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Your Facebook
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Your Facebook

Posted  September 20, 2013  by  Staff

Is it possible to get fired from your job for "Liking" a particular politician? [...]


CIty Newspaper's Rochester Fall Guide
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CIty Newspaper's Rochester Fall Guide

Posted  September 20, 2013  by  Staff

The very informative and useful City Newspaper Fall Guide is out, online and in print. The guide has an emphasis on what's happening in the arts in Greater Rochester for the fall. In addition they have many ideas on fun things for the family and unescorted grown-ups as well. [...]

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Fringe Festival RPO Tribute to Fredrick Douglass
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Fringe Festival RPO Tribute to Fredrick Douglass

Posted  September 20, 2013  by  Staff

The Fringe Festival opened last night and one of the most significant events was the Rochester Chamber Orchestra’s performance of “Remembering Frederick Douglass," at a sold-out Kilbourn Hall. [...]

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Rochester Marathon This Weekend.  Many Roads Closed.
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Rochester Marathon This Weekend. Many Roads Closed.

Posted  September 20, 2013  by  Staff

Sometimes there is so much to do in Rochester that one event crashes into another. So it is this weekend when the MVP Health Care Rochester Marathon, Half Marathon and Marathon Relay runs into the Fringe Festival. [...]

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Rochester General & VOA Open Much Needed Dental Clinic
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Rochester General & VOA Open Much Needed Dental Clinic

Posted  September 20, 2013  by  Staff

Rochester General Hospital has teamed up with the VOA on Lake Ave to provide dental care to enrolled families. [...]

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Census Data on Rochester Uninsured
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Census Data on Rochester Uninsured

Posted  September 20, 2013  by  Renee

Starting in October, people can shop the health insurance exchange under the Affordable Care Act. Newly released Census data for Monroe County indicated that more people have health insurance now than last year, but about 50,000 currently don't have insurance. [...]

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Richards Declines Another Run as Rochester Mayor
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Richards Declines Another Run as Rochester Mayor

Posted  September 18, 2013  by  Staff

After having lost a shocking primary election, Tom Richards has declined to run against the Democratic candidate. [...]

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Shakespeare: Five Bucks. At SJF
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Shakespeare: Five Bucks. At SJF

Posted  September 18, 2013  by  Staff

Shakespeare's Measure for Measure described as the Bard's "Sex, Drugs and Rock & Roll" story, will be on stage at St. John Fisher College for just $5 on Thursday, 9/19. [...]

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Guide to Rochester's Fringe Festival
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Guide to Rochester's Fringe Festival

Posted  September 18, 2013  by  Staff

The Fringe Festival starts tomorrow! Check out the guide for the Fringe "360 Shows. 28 Venues. 10 Days." [...]

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Anti-Apartheid Artist Visiting Rochester
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Anti-Apartheid Artist Visiting Rochester

Posted  September 18, 2013  by  Staff

Famed South African anti-apartheid visual artist William Kentridge will be making multiple stops in Rochester. [...]

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Are We Ready for REAL Green Buildings?
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Are We Ready for REAL Green Buildings?

Posted  September 18, 2013  by  Staff

A building in Australia will feature an exterior with a "waterfall of plants" hanging down its sides. [...]

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US Chickens in China?
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US Chickens in China?

Posted  September 17, 2013  by  Pete Tonery

The other day Senator Chuck Schumer announced that he will ask the Department of Agriculture to write strict rules on American chickens that will be processed in China and then brought back. Schumer fears that that lack of regulation over processing practices in China could be harmful to the health of Americans. [...]

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Rochester Bike Trails Part 2
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Rochester Bike Trails Part 2

Posted  September 16, 2013  by  Staff

Rochester Subway gives the 2nd in their Bike Rochester series that goes from Downtown out to Sea Breeze! [...]

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Brighton Tackles Monroe Ave Drainage Issue
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Brighton Tackles Monroe Ave Drainage Issue

Posted  September 16, 2013  by  Staff

Brighton to remake part of Monroe Ave to be more "green" to fix flooding issues. The town has now received a $1.6 million grant for remediation of Monroe Ave from 12 Corners to Westfall Rd. [...]

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Strong Museum To Build America a Play
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Strong Museum To Build America a Play

Posted  September 16, 2013  by  Staff

Rochester's unique Strong Museum of Play continues its evolution. It has received a grant of about $150k from the Institute of Museum and Library Services through the Museums for America Program to create an interactive exhibit named, "America at Play." [...]

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Rochester's Ethics Awards Finalists
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Rochester's Ethics Awards Finalists

Posted  September 16, 2013  by  Staff

The RBJ offers a nice profile of the companies and organizations that are their finalists in the Business Ethics Award event. [...]

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Rochester Veterans Center To Hold Job Expo
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Rochester Veterans Center To Hold Job Expo

Posted  September 16, 2013  by  Staff

Veterans Outreach Center host big job expo at the Diplomat Banquet Center on Lyell Avenue, Wednesday the 18th, 1-4PM. [...]

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Rochester's High Falls Visitors Center Open Again
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Rochester's High Falls Visitors Center Open Again

Posted  September 16, 2013  by  Renee

The City of Rochester reopens the High Falls Visitors Center. The High Falls Center and Interpretive Museum will operate under a partnership with the City's Historian office and the Rochester Public Library. [...]

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RIT to Partner in New Charter HS
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RIT to Partner in New Charter HS

Posted  September 13, 2013  by  Staff

"Uncommon Schools" will be partnering with RIT to develop a charter high school in Rochester to promote more students receiving college bachelor's degrees. [...]

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Another Rochester Red Light Camera
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Another Rochester Red Light Camera

Posted  September 13, 2013  by  Staff

The City has installed a traffic camera at the busy intersection of Mt. Hope and Elmwood Ave. [...]

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Greentopia Food Truck Rodeo & 10th Annual Festival of Food
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Greentopia Food Truck Rodeo & 10th Annual Festival of Food

Posted  September 13, 2013  by  Staff

There will be a special edition of the Food Truck Rodeo tonight at the Public Market, in conjunction with Greentopia! Head back the Market Monday for Foodlink's Festival of Food. [...]

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Three British Companies Settle in Rochester
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Three British Companies Settle in Rochester

Posted  September 13, 2013  by  Staff

Three British high tech companies locate in Rochester: Intrinsiq Materials Inc., Quintel Technology Ltd. and Omni-ID Ltd. [...]

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Can Proximity to Mass Transit Make People Happier?
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Can Proximity to Mass Transit Make People Happier?

Posted  September 13, 2013  by  Staff

A survey given to folks who live near the the Hiawatha light rail line in Minneapolis shows they are happier than others who live away from mass transit! [...]

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Rose-colored Glasses and NY Casinos
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Rose-colored Glasses and NY Casinos

Posted  September 13, 2013  by  Renee

Pay attention to your November ballot -- the language presents casinos in a very favorable light. I hate to sound like your mother, but... Be alert. Make good choices. [...]

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More VERY Cool Bike Ideas for Rochester
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More VERY Cool Bike Ideas for Rochester

Posted  September 11, 2013  by  Staff

A while back we told you about a great The Atlantic: Cities story that showed bicycling infrastructure ideas and developments from around the world. They kept collecting them and have now posted some awesome new examples. [...]

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Temple Building Conversion Enters Final Stage
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Temple Building Conversion Enters Final Stage

Posted  September 11, 2013  by  Staff

The fourteen story building is number eleven on the list of tallest buildings in Rochester. Its distinctive design, intended originally as a "Skyscraper Church" when it was built by the Second Baptist Church in 1925, makes it an unmistakeable Rochester landmark. [...]

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Local Rochester Colleges Included on Best List
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Local Rochester Colleges Included on Best List

Posted  September 11, 2013  by  Staff

Local colleges included on U.S. News & World Report's list of America's Best Colleges list -- U of R, SJF, SUNY Brockport, SUNY Geneseo [...]

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Fine Tastings Event to Support Al Sigl Center
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Fine Tastings Event to Support Al Sigl Center

Posted  September 11, 2013  by  Staff

Al Sigl Center will be hosting "Fine Tastings" fundraiser at Locust Hill Country Club featuring local chefs, craft beer and more. [...]

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Rochester Mayoral Upset
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Rochester Mayoral Upset

Posted  September 11, 2013  by  Renee

Lovely Warren won last night's Democratic primary against Tom Richards. And as the City Newspaper stated, "They'll be dissecting this one for months." [...]

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RIT and Rochester Charter School Team Up
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RIT and Rochester Charter School Team Up

Posted  September 11, 2013  by  Renee

RIT announced today that it is teaming up with True North Rochester Prep Charter School to open a city high school in 2014. It will provide an option for those students who graduate from True North middle school. The charter school movement has been controversial, but RIT believes it is time for area universities to step up to the plate and do their part to improve the City of Rochester schools. [...]

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J&J Selling Rochester Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics?
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J&J Selling Rochester Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics?

Posted  September 09, 2013  by  Staff

The RBJ reports that Johnson & Johnson is taking steps to sell it's Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics unit. The company currently employs 1,100 people in Rochester. [...]

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Exercise Your Right to Vote in Tomorrow's Primary!
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Exercise Your Right to Vote in Tomorrow's Primary!

Posted  September 09, 2013  by  Staff

If you live in the city, get out and vote tomorrow! Some suburbs have primaries too. Democratic primaries for City Council, mayor, and school board. Polls open from noon - 9PM. [...]

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Rochester Red Wings Give it a Shot; Exit Playoffs
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Rochester Red Wings Give it a Shot; Exit Playoffs

Posted  September 09, 2013  by  Staff

Our Red Wings exit playoffs but gave us a great year! [...]

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Slaughter Secures $500k for Rochester Arts/Culture
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Slaughter Secures $500k for Rochester Arts/Culture

Posted  September 09, 2013  by  Staff

$500K in arts grants flow into community organizations. [...]

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University of Rochester Hosts Digital Media Conference
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University of Rochester Hosts Digital Media Conference

Posted  September 09, 2013  by  Staff

The University of Rochester hosts: "Decoding the Digital: Media, Technology and a Culture Consumed?" Sept. 12 - 14. [...]

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Rochester's High Falls Gets Boost
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Rochester's High Falls Gets Boost

Posted  September 06, 2013  by  Staff

The state has awarded the city $275,000 to develop a trail along the gorge and to re-fire the spotlights to light the falls at night. [...]

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Magnificent Academy Building Reopens Downtown
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Magnificent Academy Building Reopens Downtown

Posted  September 06, 2013  by  Staff

Built in 1873, and locally renowned as the home of Edward's restaurant, the stunning Academy Building at 13 Fitzhugh Street has been reborn as luxury apartments, lofts and commercial space. [...]

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Gatehouse Adopts Bankruptcy Plan
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Gatehouse Adopts Bankruptcy Plan

Posted  September 06, 2013  by  Staff

GateHouse Media Inc., owner of the Messenger Post newspaper group, will enter into a "pre-packaged bankruptcy." [...]

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Focus on Photonics in Rochester
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Focus on Photonics in Rochester

Posted  September 06, 2013  by  Staff

The photonics industry in Rochester is big, and growing. It will have a significant impact on future economic stability. [...]

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Rochester Crime Statistics
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Rochester Crime Statistics

Posted  September 06, 2013  by  Renee

In light of the recent events in the city, a lot of viewers and readers of Rachel Barnhart asked for some statistics for comparison. She provided them via her blog, the Rochesterian. [...]

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Rochester's East End Demographics
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Rochester's East End Demographics

Posted  September 04, 2013  by  Staff

The Rochester Business Journal takes a look at the demographics of the East End -- older homeowners that make up its residents and the bars and restaurants catering to students and younger singles who drive in from the suburbs. [...]

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Wall/Therapy 2013 Not Over Yet!
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Wall/Therapy 2013 Not Over Yet!

Posted  September 04, 2013  by  Staff

Even after completing more than 30 murals in the city, Wall/therapy will continue its contribution around the town through the winter. [...]

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Rochester Red Wings Make the Playoffs!
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Rochester Red Wings Make the Playoffs!

Posted  September 04, 2013  by  Renee

The Rochester Red Wings are in the playoffs! First game tonight (Wednesday) at 7:05PM at the stadium. Second game is Thursday, 7:05PM. [...]

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Rochester Photo Biking Tours
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Rochester Photo Biking Tours

Posted  September 04, 2013  by  Staff

Ryan Green has posted the first in a series of Photo Bike Tours he'd like to share with everyone. The goal of the Rochester Subway series is to encourage everyone to get out and enjoy Greater Rochester's awesome bike trails. [...]

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Art and Wine at Rochester's Clothesline Festival
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Art and Wine at Rochester's Clothesline Festival

Posted  September 04, 2013  by  Staff

This year's Clothesline Arts Festival will be offering a “Sippin’ the Lakes” wine garden. The 57th annual community arts show and festival, held on the grounds of the Memorial Art Gallery, has added an extensive wine tent. [...]

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In Rochester, You Never Find Yourself Saying There Is Nothing To Do.
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In Rochester, You Never Find Yourself Saying There Is Nothing To Do.

Posted  September 02, 2013  by  Adam

If you ever hear someone in Rochester New York say that there is nothing to do, or that they are bored, you have permission to slap them in the face with a Rochester events calendar. Here in Rochester, even in the dead of winter, there is something to do almost every night of the week, and there are always multiple events over the weekends. And it is not even that hard to find something to do. It is not like there is a secret place to look for all of the happenings in Rochester. Simply find a calendar. [...]

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Rochester Has a Booming Theater Scene
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Rochester Has a Booming Theater Scene

Posted  September 02, 2013  by  Adam

The Rochester NY theater scene is booming, and you do not even know it. Every season more new and talented individuals make their way onto the boards to sing and soliloquize their hearts out, and it has been going on all around you. When is the last time that you actually went to see a play? In high school when they dragged your whole class to see Romeo and Juliet? That does not count. You have so many options for theater all over Rochester, you are sure to find a show that you would be interested in. [...]

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Live Music Scene In Rochester
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Live Music Scene In Rochester

Posted  August 31, 2013  by  Adam

Rochester NY has a rich music scene, which is hardly surprising when you consider that there are five music schools in the city. The Eastman School of Music, Rochester Academy of Music and Arts, Roberts Community Music School, Rochester Contemporary School of Music, and the Hochstein School of Music and Dance are some of the more well known Rochester music schools, but they are not the complete list. [...]

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Documentary on Rochester's Pythodd Room
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Documentary on Rochester's Pythodd Room

Posted  August 30, 2013  by  Staff

A documentary will bring back memories of the famous local jazz club the Pythodd Room. If you are under age 40, you may never have heard of the Pythodd Room on Clarissa Street in the City. But long before the Jazz Fest was even conceived, many of the best and fastest rising jazz musicians and singers from around the world, played there. [...]

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Bob Smith Retires From WXXI
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Bob Smith Retires From WXXI

Posted  August 30, 2013  by  Staff

Iconic radio show host Bob Smith retires from '1370 Connection.' [...]

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Salmonella in Ordinary Kitchen Spices
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Salmonella in Ordinary Kitchen Spices

Posted  August 30, 2013  by  Staff

Imported spices have high levels of salmonella. [...]

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Check Out 50 Varieties of Tomato
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Check Out 50 Varieties of Tomato

Posted  August 30, 2013  by  Staff

Tomayto Tomahtofest in Penfield tomorrow. Grossman’s Garden & Home in Penfield is hosting a tomato harvest celebration where visitors can sample 50 tomato varieties! 9AM-3PM, 1801 Fairport-Nine Mile Road. [...]

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Sommelier to Speak at Rochester Public Market Saturday
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Sommelier to Speak at Rochester Public Market Saturday

Posted  August 30, 2013  by  Staff

The Flavors of the Market demonstration series continues tomorrow at the Public Market with a talk on, "the impact oak has on a wine’s bouquet and flavors." [...]

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$17.7M for Rochester's Inner Loop Project
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$17.7M for Rochester's Inner Loop Project

Posted  August 30, 2013  by  Renee

The long awaited filling in of the eastern part of the Inner Loop just got a kick start, as the city received $17.7M for the project. The City held a public meeting about the design concept Wednesday night. [...]

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Rochester Drinking Water Best in New York
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Rochester Drinking Water Best in New York

Posted  August 30, 2013  by  Renee

The New York Department of Health has awarded Rochester's drinking water with the best tasting in state in a recent taste taste sponsored by DOH and the CDC. This is the 27th year for this friendly non-scientific taste test that is held at the state fair. [...]

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Public Hearing on Rochester's Inner Loop Fill-In Project
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Public Hearing on Rochester's Inner Loop Fill-In Project

Posted  August 28, 2013  by  Staff

The City will conduct a public informational meeting to discuss the Inner Loop East Reconstruction Project on Wednesday, Aug. 28 at 6 p.m. in the City Council Chambers of Rochester City Hall, 30 Church St. [...]

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GreenTopia Film Festival
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GreenTopia Film Festival

Posted  August 28, 2013  by  Staff

The Greentopia Film Festival presents six environmentally focused films across six days. [...]

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The Age of the Anti-Mall
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The Age of the Anti-Mall

Posted  August 28, 2013  by  Staff

Suburban malls are retrofitting to be open, green, walkable and friendly. [...]

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Register for Rochester After School in the Park Program
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Register for Rochester After School in the Park Program

Posted  August 28, 2013  by  Staff

The city's "After School in the Park" Program helps parents and students with organized, supervised after school activities at Lake Riley Lodge (Cobbs Hill) and Danforth Community Center. Registration is now open. [...]

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NY's Youngest Mayor To Inspire In Rochester
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NY's Youngest Mayor To Inspire In Rochester

Posted  August 28, 2013  by  Staff

NYS's youngest mayor, Ithaca's Svante Myrick, brings his inspirational story to Rochester tonight at Writers and Books (740 University Ave) from 5-7PM. [...]

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Food Truck Rodeo Tonight!
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Food Truck Rodeo Tonight!

Posted  August 28, 2013  by  Renee

Tonight's the night for another Food Truck Rodeo at the Rochester Public Market! 5-9PM, 280 N. Union Street. The band "Significant Other" will be playing. [...]

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Upcoming Rochester Theater
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Upcoming Rochester Theater

Posted  August 28, 2013  by  Adam

Many people like to move to bigger cities, thinking that they will have more options for activities to do on weekends. Yet even small cities, like Rochester, boast a wide range of cultural, musical and sporting events, if you just know where to look. There are lots of events Rochester NY residents can enjoy every weekend. While some people might want to head to the ball park to catch a baseball game, others can check out some beautiful Rochester art at the Memorial Art Gallery. And, if someone prefers live theater or a great show, there's the Rochester NY Auditorium Theater. This fall and winter, there are lots of great performances coming up. [...]

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Hamburg NY Puts People First, Cars Second
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Hamburg NY Puts People First, Cars Second

Posted  August 26, 2013  by  Staff

When the NYS DOT told the Town of Hamburg that the center strip of their village had to be ruined to widen the road for more, faster moving traffic the community said, "NO!" The DOT plan called for the road to be widened, parking places lost, trees and bike lanes removed, and sidewalks narrowed. The village was alarmed and fought back. [...]

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Rochester Job Growth Flat Over Last Ten Years
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Rochester Job Growth Flat Over Last Ten Years

Posted  August 26, 2013  by  Staff

Q: When is a report that the job growth in a community has been flat for the last decade good news?
A: When that community has endured unprecedented job losses for a decade. [...]

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NYC Loves Its Bike Plan
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NYC Loves Its Bike Plan

Posted  August 26, 2013  by  Staff

NYT/Quinnipiac survey shows New Yorkers really like and support Mayor Bloomberg's bicycling policies. [...]


Three Walkable/Bikeable Rochester Public Art Tours
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Three Walkable/Bikeable Rochester Public Art Tours

Posted  August 26, 2013  by  Staff

Easy walkable/bikeable tours to see some of Rochester's public art -- ArtWalk, Washington Square Park, South Wedge/Mount Hope/Highland Park and more. [...]

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Tactical Urbanism: Trash Into Art
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Tactical Urbanism: Trash Into Art

Posted  August 23, 2013  by  Staff

Artist bombs local trash piles turning them into art. [...]

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Rochester Companies Make Inc's Fastest Growing List
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Rochester Companies Make Inc's Fastest Growing List

Posted  August 23, 2013  by  Staff

Over 20 area companies made it to Inc's List of 5000 Fastest Growing companies. [...]

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Hey, Where's My Bus?
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Hey, Where's My Bus?

Posted  August 23, 2013  by  Staff

RGRTA has a cool way to check on the status/location of your bus. [...]

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FREE CHOCOLATE, ROCHESTER!
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FREE CHOCOLATE, ROCHESTER!

Posted  August 23, 2013  by  Staff

Hedonist Artisan Chocolates at 674 South Ave.is having a FREE truffle tasting event; Friday at 5PM. [...]

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Kodak Exit From Bankruptcy Good For Eastman Business Park
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Kodak Exit From Bankruptcy Good For Eastman Business Park

Posted  August 23, 2013  by  Staff

Kodak's emergence from bankruptcy will allow pollution clean up to go forward. [...]

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Great Places To Eat In Rochester
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Great Places To Eat In Rochester

Posted  August 23, 2013  by  Adam

Rochester NY is known for its incredible variety of things that awe and entertain all who walk its streets. The Memorial Art Gallery offers a great selection of American art, not to mention its great selection of early East Asian relics. Fans of theater flock in droves to the Rochester Auditorium Theater. [...]

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Tax Breaks for Rochester's New CostCo
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Tax Breaks for Rochester's New CostCo

Posted  August 21, 2013  by  Staff

The City of Rochester has offered the new proposed CostCo at CityGate 14 years of tax breaks. CostCo is also applying for tax breaks from COMIDA, which has spurred some questions given the new retail restrictions established by the state -- tax incentives are for tourist attractions, distressed areas or for those retail businesses providing services and products not otherwise available in the area. [...]

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Casino in Rochester?
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Casino in Rochester?

Posted  August 21, 2013  by  Staff

A casino might come to Henrietta...or not. [...]

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Report Puts Rochester #1 in Housing Market Recovery
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Report Puts Rochester #1 in Housing Market Recovery

Posted  August 21, 2013  by  Staff

Greater Rochester area is #1 in "markets with the strongest signs of recovery in the housing market." [...]

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Future for Rochester's Old Sherwood Shoe Factory Site
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Future for Rochester's Old Sherwood Shoe Factory Site

Posted  August 21, 2013  by  Staff

Matthew Denker's latest vision in Rochester Subway's "Filling In" series is for the vacant spot where the old Sherwood Shoe Company was (490/Goodman/Clinton). You've seen it a million times but probably never thought much about it. [...]

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One of George Eastman's Few Bombs
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One of George Eastman's Few Bombs

Posted  August 21, 2013  by  Staff

Eastman's 13 month calendar was one of his few flops. [...]

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Schumer Feeling Positive About Valeant-B&L
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Schumer Feeling Positive About Valeant-B&L

Posted  August 19, 2013  by  Staff

Sen. Schumer had a lengthy phone call with Valeant CEO, Michael Pearson, and is reassured jobs cuts are over. New jobs may be coming. [...]

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Dredging Complete; Port Of Rochester Accessible
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Dredging Complete; Port Of Rochester Accessible

Posted  August 19, 2013  by  Staff

Louise Slaughter, who championed Federal funding to dredge the mouth of the Genesee River, will be on hand for the opening of the big ship dock at the Port of Rochester. [...]

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Rochester Siena Poll: Richards Has Lead
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Rochester Siena Poll: Richards Has Lead

Posted  August 19, 2013  by  Staff

A Siena poll shows incumbent Mayor Tom Richards has a big lead over contender Lovely Warren; 55% to 28%. [...]

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Genesee Brew House Shows Off Event Space
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Genesee Brew House Shows Off Event Space

Posted  August 19, 2013  by  Staff

The Genesee Brew House on Cataract St. held an antique car show to showcase renovations and a new parking lot. [...]

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Family Is the Reason People Live in Rochester!
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Family Is the Reason People Live in Rochester!

Posted  August 19, 2013  by  Staff

RBJ Snap Poll show that it family ties that keep people in Rochester. It also suggests that many residents love it here. [...]

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See What Happens on the Internet in ONE SECOND!
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See What Happens on the Internet in ONE SECOND!

Posted  August 12, 2013  by  Staff

See what happens on the internet in just a single second. [...]

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2 Vine Partner Buyout
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2 Vine Partner Buyout

Posted  August 12, 2013  by  Staff

Co-Owner/founder Jerry Serfine has bought out his partner, Chef Jerry Vorrasi. [...]

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Major Changes in Rochester's 19th Ward
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Major Changes in Rochester's 19th Ward

Posted  August 12, 2013  by  Staff

James Miller gives an in depth analysis of the major changes to the 19th ward as the U of R builds. [...]

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Twitter Tracking Might ID Food Poisoning
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Twitter Tracking Might ID Food Poisoning

Posted  August 12, 2013  by  Staff

U of R's new Tweet Tracking method crunches millions of Tweets and helps ID restaurant food poisoning. [...]

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Nestor Ramos Learned A Few Things at the PGA
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Nestor Ramos Learned A Few Things at the PGA

Posted  August 12, 2013  by  Staff

Nestor Ramos likes some of the unofficial policing at golf tourneys and thinks they could be put to good use in Rochester. [...]

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Jamestown's Wall/Therapy is all Lucy
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Jamestown's Wall/Therapy is all Lucy

Posted  August 09, 2013  by  Staff

Jamestown NY loves its most famous native and a local artist has painted some wonderful wall murals of Lucy. [...]

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Rochester Train Station Receives $15M Grant
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Rochester Train Station Receives $15M Grant

Posted  August 09, 2013  by  Staff

The new downtown Rochester Amtrak station receives a $15 million dollar federal grant. Demolition of the outdated building may begin as early as the fall. [...]

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Rochester Suburbs Adopting More Mixed Use
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Rochester Suburbs Adopting More Mixed Use

Posted  August 09, 2013  by  Staff

Some Rochester suburbs are trying to evolve plans for mixed use to better serve neighborhoods. [...]

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Obesity Declines Among Poor
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Obesity Declines Among Poor

Posted  August 09, 2013  by  Staff

America's obesity epidemic among children from poor families may finally be in decline. [...]

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Awesome Photography Project Turns Strangers into Family
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Awesome Photography Project Turns Strangers into Family

Posted  August 09, 2013  by  Staff

NYS street photographer groups strangers together as family. The results are amazing. [...]

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Preservation Board: No Significant Impact from 933 University Ave
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Preservation Board: No Significant Impact from 933 University Ave

Posted  August 09, 2013  by  Renee

The Rochester Preservation Board met Wednesday to discuss the controversial proposal for a 99 unit apartment building at 933 University Ave. Although no vote was taken, the board agreed in general that there would be no significant negative impact on the surrounding neighborhood. [...]

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Rochester Mayoral Candidates Debate
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Rochester Mayoral Candidates Debate

Posted  August 09, 2013  by  Renee

Candidates for the Rochester Mayoral race -- Mayor Tom Richards, City Council President Lovely Warren and Alex White of the Green Party -- met last night for their first debate. There will bet two more debates. [...]

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Rochester Mayor Unwraps Marina Plan
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Rochester Mayor Unwraps Marina Plan

Posted  August 07, 2013  by  Staff

Mayor Richards held a press conference this morning to discuss the timeline for the plans to develop the waterfront in Charlotte. [...]

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Hop on a Drone and Buzz a Ghost Town
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Hop on a Drone and Buzz a Ghost Town

Posted  August 07, 2013  by  Staff

Amazing footage of a Old West ghost town shot from a homemade drone. [...]

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Growing Food on Public Property
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Growing Food on Public Property

Posted  August 07, 2013  by  Staff

Change Lab Solutions has produced a book that helps people and municipalities navigate the road to establishing gardening and food production on vacant public lands: "Dig, Eat, and Be Healthy — A Guide to Growing Food on Public Property" [...]

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Bike-alicious
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Bike-alicious

Posted  August 07, 2013  by  Staff

Maybe this is just what urban bicycling needs -- a famous Spokes Model. Beyoncé. Let's get her to promote bike trails in cities! "If You Like It Then You Should've Biked to It." [...]

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Penfield Nurse Gets Patent
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Penfield Nurse Gets Patent

Posted  August 07, 2013  by  Staff

Normally it's Xerox, Kodak, or the UofR that's making the patent news. But this time it is a regular citizen! Local nurse patents a simple pillow-like device that helps caregivers better treat bed ridden patients. [...]

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Rochester Parks
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Rochester Parks

Posted  August 07, 2013  by  Renee

The new bi-monthly magazine, 585, features a great article on Rochester's parks by Mike from Rochester Subway. Learn about the history of the fantastic parks in our area, the original plans/visions for them and the legacy of Frederick Law Olmsted on city parks beyond Rochester. We are lucky to have these amazing green spaces! [...]

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Protecting Rochester Waters
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Protecting Rochester Waters

Posted  August 07, 2013  by  Renee

The Adirondack Mountain Club and State Senator Ted O'Brien to propose legislation to protect the forest land around Hemlock and Canadice and ban oil and gas drilling. Why should you care? Those lakes are Rochester's primary sources of drinking water. [...]

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Classics to Edgy Indies, Rochester Theaters Have It All
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Classics to Edgy Indies, Rochester Theaters Have It All

Posted  August 07, 2013  by  Adam

Since Rochester is the home of Eastman Kodak, it is only appropriate that Rochester offers a variety of films and theaters that is unmatched for a city of its size. From the George Eastman House and the Little Theater to the Cinema Theater and Cinemark, Rochester movie theaters have just the right film to accommodate any mood or taste. [...]

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Cornell Professor Warns of Methane Danger from Fracking
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Cornell Professor Warns of Methane Danger from Fracking

Posted  August 05, 2013  by  Staff

Cornell engineering professor describes the extreme dangers that methane from hyrofracking poses to climate change. [...]

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Meeting This Wednesday -- 933 University Ave.
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Meeting This Wednesday -- 933 University Ave.

Posted  August 05, 2013  by  Staff

This Wednesday, Aug 7, the Rochester Preservation Board will hold an important meeting to discuss the impact the proposed apartment complex would have on the neighborhood and determine if further study is required. [...]

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Funding Rochester's Erie Canal
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Funding Rochester's Erie Canal

Posted  August 05, 2013  by  Staff

Steve Orr at the D&C adds another article to the series on the Erie Canal. He discusses the canal's shifting funding history, its significant economic impact, its historical importance and its value to communities along it path. [...]

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How Deep Will B&L Rochester Job Losses Go?
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How Deep Will B&L Rochester Job Losses Go?

Posted  August 05, 2013  by  Staff

WHEC takes a close look at other recent acquisitions by Valeant Pharmaceutical and how they may serve as an example of how deep the job cuts at Bausch and Lomb may be. [...]

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Project Scion Founders Named Ethics Award Finalist
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Project Scion Founders Named Ethics Award Finalist

Posted  August 05, 2013  by  Staff

Local landscape design/build firm, Zaretsky & Associates, have been named as a finalist for the 2013 Ethie Award given by the Rochester Area Business Ethics Foundation. [...]

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Helping Your Local Food Bank
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Helping Your Local Food Bank

Posted  August 05, 2013  by  Adam

We tend to take the food in our cupboards for granted, but for almost 12% of Rochester NY families, knowing where their next meal is coming from is not so simple. [...]

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Rochester Attorney Poised to Become Area's First Female U.S. District Judge
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Rochester Attorney Poised to Become Area's First Female U.S. District Judge

Posted  August 02, 2013  by  Staff

Senate Judiciary Committee confirms local attorney Elizabeth Wolford for area’s first female U.S. District judge. [...]

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New Apples From Cornell To Hit Markets Soon
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New Apples From Cornell To Hit Markets Soon

Posted  August 02, 2013  by  Staff

Cornell University researchers announced their two newest hybrid apple creations: RubyFrost and SnapDragon. [...]

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Rochester Lawsuit Against Red Light Cameras
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Rochester Lawsuit Against Red Light Cameras

Posted  August 02, 2013  by  Staff

Rochester resident has sued the city over their red-light traffic cameras claiming the enforcement program is a violation of the Fifth Amendment right to due process. [...]

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Creative 'Maker Movement' Evolves in Rochester
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Creative 'Maker Movement' Evolves in Rochester

Posted  August 02, 2013  by  Staff

The "Maker Movement" provides a space, some comrades and a comfortable environment for people to learn, share and invent. [...]

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Encouraging Artists to Transform Abandoned Facades
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Encouraging Artists to Transform Abandoned Facades

Posted  August 02, 2013  by  Staff

Building off of the tremendous success and achievement of Ian Wilson's Wall/Therapy project, we want to share a similar art project by Chilean artist Macarena "Macay" Yañez. [...]

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Park Ave Fest Kicks Off This Weekend
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Park Ave Fest Kicks Off This Weekend

Posted  August 02, 2013  by  Renee

Rochester's 37th Annual Park Avenue Summer Arts Festival is this Saturday and Sunday! [...]

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Hope for Rochester's Lake Ontario? DEC Rehab Plan
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Hope for Rochester's Lake Ontario? DEC Rehab Plan

Posted  July 31, 2013  by  Staff

DEC releases draft of "New York’s Great Lakes Basin: Action Agenda 2013" -- a five year plan to improve water quality, conserve fish/wildlife/plantlife, encourage tourism, and encourage smart development. And it is seeking public input through September 1! [...]

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Fringe Festival Releases Headliners/Line up
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Fringe Festival Releases Headliners/Line up

Posted  July 31, 2013  by  Staff

Rochester Fringe Festival has announced its line up. It runs September 19-28. [...]

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MAG Presents 64th Rochester-Finger Lakes Exhibition of Regional Artists
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MAG Presents 64th Rochester-Finger Lakes Exhibition of Regional Artists

Posted  July 31, 2013  by  Staff

The Rochester Memorial Art Gallery is presenting the 64th Rochester-Finger Lakes Exhibition. This juried show is restricted to the work of artists from the Finger Lakes region (Syracuse, Buffalo, Elmira, Rochester, etc.) [...]

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Yee-Haw!  Food Truck Rodeo Tonight
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Yee-Haw! Food Truck Rodeo Tonight

Posted  July 31, 2013  by  Staff

Tonight is food truck rodeo night at the Rochester Public Market! Giddy'up. "Local Food. Local Brew. Local Bands." [...]

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Rochester's Wall Therapy
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Rochester's Wall Therapy

Posted  July 31, 2013  by  Renee

If you haven't checked out this year's Wall Therapy projects, let this Huffington Post piece inspire you to do it. Beautiful photos of the art AND a nice shout-out to our lovely city. [...]

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450 Women and One Man Ran for Rochester School Supplies
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450 Women and One Man Ran for Rochester School Supplies

Posted  July 29, 2013  by  Staff

Over 450 women ran the inaugural Women Run the ROC 5K for donations and fundraising for Operation School Supply. One man was allowed to run too. [...]

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Real (Local) Food on the Thruway
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Real (Local) Food on the Thruway

Posted  July 29, 2013  by  Staff

Hallelujah, an alternative to junk! Area farmers operate Tailgate Farm Markets at service plazas on the NYS Thruway. [...]

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RIT Design Student Gets Water From a Stone
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RIT Design Student Gets Water From a Stone

Posted  July 29, 2013  by  Staff

A RIT design student has created a beautiful automatic houseplant watering device. Cool enough to get noticed by the New York Times. [...]

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El Camino Trail and Wall/Therapy
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El Camino Trail and Wall/Therapy

Posted  July 29, 2013  by  Staff

The El Camino Trail is home to many of 2013's Wall/Therapy art (there are about 30 artists this year)! Learn more about the El Camino Trail and the locations of this year's Wall/Therapy projects. [...]

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Has US reached Its Peak Car Point?
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Has US reached Its Peak Car Point?

Posted  July 29, 2013  by  Staff

Research suggests the US reached its "Peak Car" point in the mid 2000's. [...]

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Pending Bausch & Lomb Layoffs in Rochester
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Pending Bausch & Lomb Layoffs in Rochester

Posted  July 26, 2013  by  Staff

WHEC's investigative reporters are taking an in depth look at the severity of the pending layoffs coming at Bausch & Lomb. Local experts predict that as many as 1000 people will be fired. [...]

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Teens, Social Media Contributing to Decline of Malls
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Teens, Social Media Contributing to Decline of Malls

Posted  July 26, 2013  by  Staff

We've reported on the decline of malls across America before. Malls in Rochester are no exception as major retailers stumble or shrink. Many speculate that Medley Centre is some kind of elaborate tax dodge even as it decays right in front of the residents of Irondequoit. [...]

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Bills Training Camp Begins Sunday in Rochester
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Bills Training Camp Begins Sunday in Rochester

Posted  July 26, 2013  by  Staff

The Bills start training camp Sunday at St. John Fisher. [...]

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Strong Museum Among First Rochester Sites Offering Interior Google Views
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Strong Museum Among First Rochester Sites Offering Interior Google Views

Posted  July 26, 2013  by  Staff

The Strong Museum of Play is one of the first Rochester area businesses now on Google View (last month, George Eastman House was the first.) The Rochester Business Alliance has partnered with Google to get more Rochester businesses and their interior views available. [...]

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Fast, Fresh Lunch & Support a Rochester Student
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Fast, Fresh Lunch & Support a Rochester Student

Posted  July 26, 2013  by  Staff

If you're downtown around lunchtime consider dropping in at the The College at Brockport’s Rochester Educational Opportunity Center’s culinary arts program at 161 Chestnut St. Here students, young and old, practice their skills at the REOC B-Stro. The student restaurant just relocated last fall and they offer a varying menu of fresh, filling lunch combos for just seven bucks! [...]

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Residents Will Pay a Premium for Walkability
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Residents Will Pay a Premium for Walkability

Posted  July 24, 2013  by  Staff

Survey in six cities said residents would pay 12.5 percent more to live in a walkable neighborhood. [...]

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Hispanic Business Person of Year Named
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Hispanic Business Person of Year Named

Posted  July 24, 2013  by  Staff

Rochester Hispanic Business Association picks salon owner Ines Antonetti-Ferrer as Hispanic Business Person of the Year. [...]

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Rochester Unemployment Rate at 7%
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Rochester Unemployment Rate at 7%

Posted  July 24, 2013  by  Staff

Local unemployment rate falls to 7%. "And Rochester remains ahead of most other upstate metro areas. The June rate is the lowest since June 2008, when the global recession was starting to hit home, according to figures released Tuesday by the state Department of Labor." [...]

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Dutch Battery Company Coming to to Kodak Park
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Dutch Battery Company Coming to to Kodak Park

Posted  July 24, 2013  by  Staff

Dutch company, DNV KEMA Energy & Sustainability, will manage the "New York Battery and Energy Storage Technology Consortium Commercialization Center" in Eastman Business Park. [...]

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Genesee Land Trust
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Genesee Land Trust

Posted  July 24, 2013  by  Staff

A sweet article in the D&C highlights the preservation efforts of the Genesee Land Trust. A companion piece describes the loveliness of Corbett's Glen, one of the areas the GLT has preserved. [...]

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Rochester's River of Trash
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Rochester's River of Trash

Posted  July 24, 2013  by  Renee

Rochester is lucky to have a lovely river running through our downtown. But much like our beautiful and unique Lake Ontario, it sadly is victim to pollution (a lot of it just people literally throwing trash in there). Rochester Subway features some alarming photos from local photographer, Clarke Conde, that showcase the Genesee and its trash over the last year. [...]

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3 Awesome Things To Do in Rochester
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3 Awesome Things To Do in Rochester

Posted  July 24, 2013  by  Adam

Did you know that, in 2007, Rochester was ranked as the most livable city by the Places Rated Almanac? The city continues to get accolades from different groups, as well as from its residents, for its low cost of living, great public schools, and quality of life. But what exactly is there to do in Rochester? You might know popular local sites like the Museum of Play and the Eastman Theatre. Here are three other attractions you should check out when you have some free time. [...]

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Twitter Takes Community's Pulse
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Twitter Takes Community's Pulse

Posted  July 22, 2013  by  Staff

A Survey of Twitter feeds can tell how a community feels about itself. [...]

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Restaurant First New Construction in Rochester's La Avenida in Over a Decade
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Restaurant First New Construction in Rochester's La Avenida in Over a Decade

Posted  July 22, 2013  by  Staff

Local restaurant, El Pilon Criollo, has invested $285,000 to open a new location on the City's North side. This is the first new construction in the area in a dozen years. [...]

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Attitude Toward The City Revealed in Survey
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Attitude Toward The City Revealed in Survey

Posted  July 22, 2013  by  Staff

Rochester posts Center City Survey Results; responses unsurprising. The data will be used in shaping the Center City Master Plan. The most easily predicted reason for not, "visiting downtown Rochester more often," was the "lack of retail." The second and most stubborn reason was, "Don't feel safe." [...]

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Red Wings Tied for Wild Card Spot
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Red Wings Tied for Wild Card Spot

Posted  July 22, 2013  by  Staff

Red Wings tie for a wild card playoff spot. Could win a place outright. [...]

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Department of Energy Claims Fracking Not Polluting
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Department of Energy Claims Fracking Not Polluting

Posted  July 22, 2013  by  Staff

Department of Energy releases study on the water contamination caused by hydrofracking. [...]

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Rochester's Pulaski Library as Apartments
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Rochester's Pulaski Library as Apartments

Posted  July 22, 2013  by  Renee

The Providence Housing Development Corporation wants to turn the Pulaski Library into low income apartments. They would be one-bedroom apartments with an open floor plan that includes a living room, dining room and kitchen. [...]

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Rochester Food Hub Strives to Improve Local Food Economy
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Rochester Food Hub Strives to Improve Local Food Economy

Posted  July 19, 2013  by  Staff

Headwater Foods (the parent company of the local favorite The Good Food Collective) and its food hub are featured in the D&C. Owned by Chris Hartman, Chad Prozeller and Bill Klingensmith, the enterprise is doing its part to change the way we source, think about and purchase our food -- striving for a more sustainable and healthy community around local food. [...]

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SUNY College of Nanoscale Science & Engineering To Open Research Facility Rochester
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SUNY College of Nanoscale Science & Engineering To Open Research Facility Rochester

Posted  July 19, 2013  by  Staff

SUNY’s College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering will be building a cutting edge research facility in a vacant cleanroom building owned by Kodak. [...]

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13 Pieces of Art on Rochester Signal Boxes
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13 Pieces of Art on Rochester Signal Boxes

Posted  July 19, 2013  by  Staff

Nicholas Swann and Rochester Subway has completed a cool photographic project. He went around the city and took pics of 13 works of art painted on those big rectangular boxes located near intersections known as signal boxes. These clunky objects are the prefect canvass for expression of urban art. [...]

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NYS UE Better Than Nation
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NYS UE Better Than Nation

Posted  July 19, 2013  by  Staff

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NY Unemployment Rate Lower Than Nation
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NY Unemployment Rate Lower Than Nation

Posted  July 19, 2013  by  Staff

Greater Rochester's employment picture continues to improve and New York's UE is now lower than the national average. The state's jobless rate dropped to 7.5%, lower than the U.S. rate of 7.6% [...]

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Wall/Therapy Project Kicks Off
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Wall/Therapy Project Kicks Off

Posted  July 19, 2013  by  Staff

The wonderful Wall/Therapy mural art project created and funded by URMC radiologist Ian Wilson is getting under way in Rochester. The Wall/Therapy project hires some of the best, most recognized graffiti artists from the area and from around the world to come to Rochester and beautify building wall space with glorious art. It's good for the community, for art and for the artists. Thanks Dr. Wilson and supporters. [...]

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COMIDA Projects For Local Residents
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COMIDA Projects For Local Residents

Posted  July 18, 2013  by  Pete Tonery

Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks announced that the County of Monroe Industrial Development Agency (COMIDA) approved assistance for three local economic development projects. [...]

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Morgan Management  Submits New Plan for 933 University
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Morgan Management Submits New Plan for 933 University

Posted  July 17, 2013  by  Staff

Morgan Management has submitted a revised plan for their proposed apartment complex at 933 University Avenue. [...]

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Rochester Hospitals Get Top Rankings
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Rochester Hospitals Get Top Rankings

Posted  July 17, 2013  by  Staff

U.S. News & World Report's 24th annual "Best Hospitals" ranks local hospitals high. [...]