New York

The New York state Legislature has passed a bill aimed at protecting children from addictive social media feeds by allowing parents to block algorithm-suggested posts. Governor Kathy Hochul is expected to sign the bill into law. The legislation, which addresses concerns about social media’s impact on children’s mental health, would prevent platforms from showing suggested […]

New regulations could be coming to New York when it comes to controlling what kids see on their social media feeds. New York lawmakers said they’re almost finished finalizing legislation that would allow parents to be able to block what their children see that’s curated by the social media’s platform algorithm. New York considers regulating what […]

Former President Donald Trump was found guilty on all 34 felony counts for his hush money trial Thursday afternoon. The guilty verdict was returned Thursday after 9 1/2 hours of deliberations. Donald Trump called the trial “rigged” and blamed the Biden administration for outcome, Trump also said the judge was corrupt. Donald Trump will learn […]

Former President Donald Trump is approaching a critical moment in his legal battles on Monday in New York. A judge in a criminal court may determine the date for his trial in the hush-money case, while he also faces a deadline to post a $454 million bond in a separate civil fraud case, or risk […]

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has implemented an annual brush burning ban from March 16 to May 14, as announced by Commissioner Basil Seggos. This preventive measure, enacted yearly since 2009, aims to mitigate wildfire risks and reduce air pollution, particularly noting the heightened fire danger following an unusually dry winter. […]

New Yorkers who own or lease certain Kia and Hyundai vehicles may be eligible for a settlement due to a class action lawsuit regarding the lack of engine immobilizers, which made these vehicles easy targets for theft. Eligible models include various Kia and Hyundai vehicles ranging from 2011 to 2022. Owners of these vehicles may […]

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 […]

In January, Rochester was introduced to the redevelopment plans for the Bull’s Head neighborhood by Dawson Co. and its subsidiary, DevelopROC. The redevelopment encompasses the area around West Main Street, Genesee Street, Chili Avenue, West Avenue, and Brown Street. The ambitious plan includes market-rate and affordable housing, commercial spaces, urban farming, a grocery store, and […]

This week, people living in the Pines of Perinton housing and members of Being Black in the Burbs attended Perinton’s town board meeting demanding needed change. After a fire that occurred in January 2022, the housing development was promised a $137 million renovation last spring. However, residents have reported that their initial optimism has been […]

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January 25, 2024

The City of Rochester has given an update regarding the state of housing in the city as a new law on vacant houses takes effect this month. A new law will require any property owner with a building that’s been vacant for at least 60 days to register that property with the city and come […]

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