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In response to rising transit crime in New York City, Governor Kathy Hochul has announced the deployment of 750 National Guard members, along with state and MTA police officers, to conduct mandatory bag checks at busy subway stations. This initiative aims to reassure commuters following a series of violent incidents in the transit system. Passengers […]

The 47th annual Tops Rochester St. Patrick’s Day Parade is set to enliven downtown Rochester on Saturday, March 16, 2024, starting at 12:30 p.m. The parade, featuring over 100 entries including 3,000 marchers, nine bands, and eight Irish dance schools, will commence at East Avenue and Alexander Street, proceeding to the Liberty Pole and then […]

Honorees included former Monroe County Legislature president Sabrina Lamar; former Rochester City School District Superintendent Leslie Myers-Small and former Mayor Lovely Warren. Carolyne Scott Blount, founder of About Time magazine; and Rosa Wims, the first Black nurse at Rochester General Hospital, were recognized posthumously. Other honorees included Cynthia Herriott-Sullivan, former Rochester police chief; Bishop Pastor […]

The 2024 Rochester Lilac Festival just announced this year’s artists performances. Friday, May 10: Direct support: Left-Handed 2nd Baseman at 5:30 p.m. Headliner: Rayland Baxter at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 11: Direct support: Zahyia at 5:30 p.m. Headliner: Butcher Brown at 7 p.m. Sunday, May 12: Direct support: Grace Serene and the Super Clean at […]

In honor of National Women’s History Month, join us for a conversation with women who advocate for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion. This event will be held Thursday, March 14, from 11:30am – 1:30pm. For more information, visit

The Monroe County Board of Elections is notifying voters about upcoming primary elections on April 2, 2024, through postcards mailed to them. These postcards will provide crucial information regarding their designated polling places, which might have changed due to redistricting and other factors. Democratic and Republican Board of Elections commissioners Jackie Ortiz and Lisa Nicolay […]

The president of the Urban League of Rochester, Dr. Seannelle Hawkins, has been named to the state’s commission to study reparations and racial justice. Governor Kathy Hochul and legislative leaders announced appointments to the nine-member commission. Dr. Hawkins is a native of Brooklyn. In 2019 she became the first woman CEO of the Urban League […]

The Humane Society of Wayne County is hosting its annual auction in 2024, offering a variety of items for bidding, including gift baskets, antiques, and pet-related products. This event aims to support the care and services provided to animals by the organization. Interested participants can view the items online and are required to set up […]

 The Greece DMV is re-opening after the completion of a multi-week Cashier Station Modernization Project that included the installation of two new wheelchair accessible stations. Greece DMV closing for Modernization Project upgrades The Greece DMV construction project follows after the Henrietta DMV was moved to a new location on Jefferson Road in 2022. “Access to […]

The Strong National Museum of Play in Rochester has been named one of the top pop culture museums in the United States, securing the third spot in the 2024 USA Today 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards. Recognized for its interactive exhibits and recent 90,000-square-foot expansion, the museum offers a variety of attractions including the ESL Digital […]

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