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On March 15th, 2024, local students from Ogden, N.Y., united at the ROC2Change Summit, an event dedicated to dismantling racial barriers. The summit, gathering students from over 30 schools across the county, served as a platform for open discussions on race, privilege, racism, and colorism. Janae, a 10th-grade student from Eastridge High School, emphasized the […]

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library has launched a new chapter in East Rochester, aiming to sign up 100 children by the end of March 2024. This initiative, the second of its kind in Monroe County, offers a unique service by mailing age-appropriate books monthly to children from birth until they are five years old. Michael Bloch, […]

The New York State Senate has earmarked $2 million for a pilot program under Daniel’s Law in its latest budget resolution. Daniel’s Law was named in memory of Daniel Prude, who tragically died after an encounter with police during a mental health crisis in 2020. This legislation advocates for mental health professionals to be the […]

Honoring the rich musical legacy of jazz singer Nina Simone, the program features songs and instrumental selections from Simone’s beloved albums and performances. Safe The Date  Saturday, March 23rd • 3pm Mt. Olivet Baptist Church 141 Adams St. Rochester, NY 14608 Mt. Olivet Baptist Church Spring Concert Featuring: The Brockport Symphony Orchestra – Directed by Jonathan Allentoff The […]

The Rochester community is remembering a beloved educator and pioneer who dedicated her life to helping others. Iris Banister, known as the “Queen Mother,” recently died at the age of 77. Her legacy of services spans decades, including more than 30 years in Rochester city schools. She also held a variety of other important positions […]

Monroe County executive’s plans to address the Rochester’s housing crisis with a four-pronged plan. Monroe County is using $7.8 million from  the American Rescue Plan to fund it.  During a the press conference, Monroe County Executive Adam Bello’s  plan has the following four programs: The housing search navigator and after care program.  These navigators will help […]

The Inner Loop North transformation project will host its inaugural public meeting for the design phase on Tuesday night. This initiative follows the completion of the Inner Loop East project in 2017, which aimed at revitalizing downtown Rochester by converting portions of the old Inner Loop. The new project seeks to reconnect Downtown Rochester with […]

Former Mayor Lovely Warren, who resigned in 2021, is running for Rochester City Court. She announced on Facebook she has started fielding signatures to get on the ballot. Warren said on Facebook “After careful consideration and conversing with my daughter and family, I am starting to collect signatures to get on the ballot for Rochester […]

Aquinas win and advance this past weekend in Class A girls basketball Far West Regional game at Finger Lakes Community College. Loren Green, a freshman guard, scored 11 straight points over a 1:26 span in the first quarter to give Aquinas a lead it wouldn’t relinquish and carry the Li’l Irish to a 64-53 victory […]

As of August 31, 2023, volunteer firefighters in New York State could receive stipends for completing specific training courses, as announced by Governor Kathy Hochul. This initiative aims to bolster the state’s volunteer fire service by offering a stipend of over $700 per course, with additional local stipends up to $500 for completing certain training […]

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