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New York’s Summer EBT program opens applications on July 1, providing $120 per school-aged child monthly for groceries during summer. Eligible families include those already on SNAP, Temporary Assistance, or reduced-price school meals, with others needing to apply online. Applications require a NY.gov ID and details about each child and household member. Funds expire 122 […]

Swimming is free at Durand Eastman with lifeguards on duty from Noon to 6 p.m. seven days a week. Genesee Valley Park Pool has some special hours and rates starting Monday through July 7, the city announced: Genesee Valley Park Pool Hours Open Swim Monday to Friday 10 a.m. to 12 noon 1 to 4:45 […]

Dr. Lesli Myers-Small, former Superintendent of the Rochester City School District (RCSD), has been appointed as the Interim Executive Director of the Police Accountability Board (PAB) in Rochester, New York. She will begin her role on June 24, pending confirmation by the City Council. The PAB highlighted her leadership experience and commitment to diversity and […]

Get ready for an awesome football camp at Edison High School’s football field! It’s open to both boys & girls, ages 6-12 to enjoy a completely free experience. There will be water and snacks all set for the young athletes. Hurry, the registration is liked down below, and the deadline is June 30th (slots are […]

The Urban Heat Island (UHI) effect is making the current heat wave in Rochester feel even hotter. This phenomenon occurs because urban areas, with their large expanses of asphalt, concrete, and stone, trap and store heat during the day and re-radiate it at night. As a result, city temperatures can be 2 to 6 degrees […]

Lakethia Clark, a Tuscaloosa, Alabama resident, is transforming her home into a child care site, addressing the significant child care shortage in the state. After years of underpaid work in child care, she left the field to become a hospital housekeeper but missed working with children. Inspired by the 3by3 program, spearheaded by Holly Glasgow, […]

The fifth annual Black Culture Festival is set to take place next month at Parcel 5 in Rochester, celebrating Black culture and achievements within the community. The festival, scheduled for July 27 and 28 from 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., will feature a variety of local vendors, showcasing Black-owned businesses and offering culturally significant dishes. […]

Dustin Jimenez, a Greece native, is heading to the Olympic boxing training camp, a journey that began with playful boxing matches with his father. His passion for boxing was ignited at a young age when his father took him to a boxing club on his 11th birthday after realizing his son’s potential. Earlier this year, […]

New York Yankees ace Gerrit Cole made his third rehab start at Innovative Field in Rochester on Friday night, striking out 10 batters in 4 ⅓ innings in front of a record-setting crowd of 13,605 fans. Cole, who has been recovering from nerve irritation and edema in his pitching elbow, allowed an unearned run on […]

A massive heatwave is hitting the Midwest and Northeast U.S. this week, with dangerously high temperatures expected. Here’s how to stay safe and recognize the signs of heat stroke: How to Stay Safe: Stay Indoors: Remain in air-conditioned spaces as much as possible. Limit Outdoor Activities: If you must go outside, do so in the […]


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