City of Rochester

The Strong Museum in Rochester, NY, has reopened its “Wegmans Super Kids Market” exhibit after a temporary closure for renovations. The exhibit, which allows children to simulate shopping at a Wegmans store, reopened on May 22, 2024, with new features including a manager’s stand and a cake decorating area. Several sections of the exhibit have […]

The City of Rochester and Mayor Malik Evans temporarily shut down a restaurant on East Main Street after a wild weekend involving dirt bikes and ATVs that resulted in four RPD officers to be injured. The City of Rochester is cracking down on businesses that encourage bad behavior on their premises. Rochester restaurant Casa Campo closed […]

On Mother’s Day, three mothers from Rochester, N.Y., who have endured the heartbreaking loss of their sons to murder, shared their stories of grief and their efforts to find purpose in their pain. Sirena Cotton, who lost her son Christopher in 2007, turned her sorrow into activism by founding ROC the Peace, an anti-violence organization […]

In Rochester, New York, a series of incidents involving reckless driving by teens in stolen cars has prompted police action. Over the past 24 hours, five teenagers have been arrested following dangerous driving activities, including a chase that ended with three young suspects aged between 13 and 16 in custody. These events occurred near Franklin […]

Cecilia’s Place officially opened in Rochester on May 10th, 2024, marking a significant step forward in addressing homelessness in the area. Located in the historic Polvino building in Central Park, this new facility is part of the mission-driven efforts of person-centered housing options, which aim to reduce homelessness and rebuild lives. Charlie Albanese, CEO and […]

More Affordable housing is coming to the downtown area. The Center City Courtyard project will provide 164 housing units located at the corner of S.Plymouth and West Main Street. The project will also provide services available to veterans and substance abuse. New 164-unit affordable housing complex coming to downtown Rochester (

Organizers of the Park Avenue Summer Stroll in Rochester, New York, have responded to public concerns regarding the absence of the traditional Summer Arts Festival. The festival was discontinued before 2023 primarily due to financial challenges and the retirement of its key promoter in 2020. Feedback from festival-goers indicated that the event had shifted from […]

Over the weekend, Rochester, New York, experienced a surge in violent crime resulting in six homicides, as reported by Mayor Evans and the Rochester Police Department (RPD). The violence began on Friday night when 54-year-old Jose Caraballo was fatally shot during a domestic altercation on Avenue D. The following day, a shooting on Lyell Avenue […]

A Rochester man, identified as Kyle Monroe, was arrested after being caught in a stolen car which had a disabled woman and a child inside at the time it was taken. The incident occurred when the vehicle was reported stolen from a parking lot on Lyell Avenue in Rochester, NY, around 2:15 p.m. The occupants, […]

The Wegmans Super Kids Market exhibit at The Strong National Museum of Play in Rochester is set to temporarily close from April 29 to May 22 for renovations. This popular kid-sized grocery store simulation allows children to shop and act as cashiers, offering a unique hands-on experience. The upcoming renovations will refresh the exhibit with […]

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