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19 year old Isaiah Santiago, a Rochester City School District graduate, was elected on Tuesday night as one of the new commissioners joining the Rochester City School District Board of Education in January. Santiago has made history as the youngest member ever to join the board. Santiago stated: “I have direct experience of what’s going […]

Today, November 9th, is officially Wu-Tang Clan Day. Yesterday, New York’s mayor Eric Adams made this announcement and the honor coincides with the 30th anniversary of Wu-Tang Clan’s debut album, Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers). The festivities will include the lighting of the Empire State Building in Wu-Tang’s iconic black and yellow colors. Source: Pitchfork

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November 9, 2023

Monroe County Democrats celebrated sweeping victories on election night this year. Adam Bello was re-elected as Monroe County executive, defeating Mark Assini, a Republican, with 61% of the vote, according to unofficial election results.Democrats also able to won a majority of the Monroe County Legislature by electing 16 Democrats compared to 13 Republicans. Source: 13 […]

For the upcoming Veteran’s Day, the Rochester Museum and Science Center is planning something special for veterans and their families! Admission will be free this Friday and Saturday. The U.S.S. Rochester exhibit will also be open from 11 am – 2 pm both days. Source: 13 Wham

Over the weekend, Roberts Wesleyan hosted a masterclass featuring Brainerd Blyden-Taylor, the conductor of Canada’s first professional choral group dedicated to Afrocentric music. Brainerd Blyden-Taylor masterclass featured a brief lecture, in which after he coached two demonstration choirs. The Canadian choir group has shared the stage with world leaders like Barack Obama and Nelson Mandela. […]

Governor Kathy Hochul has declared November Transgender Awareness Month to celebrate transgender, gender non-conforming and nonbinary communities. Governor Hochul stated: “Transgender Awareness Month is not only a month to celebrate the invaluable contributions that transgender, gender non-conforming, and non-binary communities have made to our state, but also a time to confront the misconceptions that breed […]

The George Eastman Museum has announced a new scholarship program available for Black students who wish to enroll at the L. Jeffrey Selznick School of Film Preservation for the academic year of 2024-2025. Founded in 1996 through the collaborative efforts of producer L. Jeffrey Selznick and Paolo Cherchi Usai, the latter a former Senior Curator […]

After the first snowfall, RG&E has announced that their average consumer will likely experience a decrease in gas heating expenses, though the same cannot be said for electricity bills. From November to March, RG&E predicts a $40 savings on gas bills for the average home, in comparison to the previous year. On the other hand, […]

The George Eastman Museum will be open to the public for free on Saturday from 10 am. to 5 pm. Guests are invited to explore the mansion in its entirety, including the galleries and the historic mansion, with a guided tour of the mansion scheduled for 10:30 am. At 1 pm, the museum is set […]

The DeMatteo family from Chili was showcased on Sunday night’s episode of ABC’s “The Great Halloween Fright Fight,” ultimately winning the grand prize. This local family garnered attention and acclaim for their intricate pirate-themed Halloween setup, named Halloween on Ambush. Throughout the episode, the DeMatteo family went head-to-head with three other families, all going for […]

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