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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 […]

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 […]

Danielle Ponder, an international R&B/soul artist, has been chosen to create and perform the theme song for the new Apple TV+ series “Manhunt.” Announced via X (previously Twitter), the series is a conspiracy thriller that delves into the pursuit of John Wilkes Booth following the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, aiming to illuminate aspects of this […]

Lou Gramm, the original lead singer of the rock band Foreigner, is experiencing a notable year with a series of significant events. Born Louis Grammatico in Gates, N.Y., at 73, Gramm is preparing for a concert in Rochester on March 9, described as a “career retrospective,” and is finalizing an album set for release later […]

A popular coffee shop in Rochester, N.Y., Spot Coffee, was temporarily shut down last week due to health violations. A New York State inspection report highlighted 14 violations at the establishment, including one critical issue. The violations encompassed the presence of insects and rodents, the discovery of spoiled and unapproved foods, and inadequacies in kitchen […]

On February 12, 2024, about 20 students and their teachers from five Rochester schools traveled to Albany to advocate for the Advanced Placement (AP) programs. The delegation aims to meet with state legislators to discuss the importance of sustaining AP program support. Their agenda includes addressing the funding for AP exam fees and the necessity […]

Rochester Red Wings’ General Manager, Dan Mason, announces a unique promotion for the team’s opening day. Mason, known as the “Duke of Doppler,” guarantees that if the temperature does not reach at least 50 degrees on the ballpark thermometer on opening day, fans can exchange their tickets for another home game in April or May. […]

After a long-fought legal battle, Cristal Starling of Rochester successfully reclaimed $8,040 that police seized during a 2020 raid on her apartment. No drugs were found in her residence, but the money was seized, and her then-boyfriend was arrested on unrelated charges, from which he was later acquitted. With assistance from the Institute for Justice, […]

Monroe County Executive Adam Bello temporarily suspended American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds to the Community Resource Collaborative (CRC), which managed millions of federal dollars for community outreach. This decision came after the CRC reported financial mismanagement that led to an employee’s termination. The CRC was responsible for distributing nearly $7.2 million over four years […]

(Democrat & Chronicle) – Rochester Public Market has plans to introduce new storefronts and residential spaces on a city-owned parking lot near North Union Street. The city of Rochester seeks a developer committed to fostering small businesses to construct the privately-owned building, aiming to accommodate the growing demand from existing and aspiring market vendors. The […]

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