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A new cross walk was just completed on Thurston rd. and Hillandale St. in honor of a 6-year-old boy named Ryan “RJ” Grantham that was hit by a car and died last year. Ryan “RJ” Grantham mother pushed and was able to move the needle and get this project done. New crosswalk installed on Thurston […]

$750,000 in state funding  is coming to Rochester.  Developed in 2015, the Rochester-Monroe Anti-Poverty Initiative program works to lift families out of poverty in Monroe County. Minimum wage increases and greater access to affordable housing and mental health services are among the efforts made through the anti-poverty initiatives. Officials say the hope is to integrate […]

Looking for a job? Well, “ROC the Block” job fairs will be starting on Wednesday, June 12th at the Maplewood Rose Garden from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Businesses, recruiters, non-profits, and community organizations will be there, with some doing interviews on the spot. Can’t make it Wednesday,? Here’s the other ROC The Block job […]

3 people were taken into custody after Rochester police responded to a break at one of Rochester’s newest marijuana dispensaries on Monroe Avenue. Police say they responded to an alarm not too long after police arrived, they caught a 14-year-old boy and a 40-year-old man along with an 18-year-old from Syracuse after a foot chase. […]

Highland Park reservoir has been drained as of Monday after the body of a missing man was discovered that caused a water boil advisory for half of Rochester. The reservoir will be thoroughly cleaned and be back up and running within a couple of weeks. Highland Park Reservoir drained (rochesterfirst.com)

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June 3, 2024

Paychex announced its cutting 23 jobs locally. The company employs more than 4,500 people here in the Rochester area. Paychex calls it “reprioritization” of the company. Large Rochester employer cutting jobs, calling it a ‘reprioritization’ – WHEC.com

Demario Strickland will serve as interim superintendent of the Rochester City School District Board of Education. The district will continue its search for a school chief. Strickland begins serving in the position July 1, the day after Superintendent Carmine Peluso’s last day on the job. Peluso will be starting his new role as superintendent of […]

The Youth Voice One Vision(YVOV) launched a mental health survey calling on their peers to help improve the future of young people in Rochester. “Young people are hurting and healing is needed during these trying times,” said Sarah Adams, a Senior at East High School and YVOV Spokesperson. She explains Rochester can be rough and […]

A Rochester woman hit big at a slot machine in Las Vegas earlier this month for $12 thousand dollars but after receiving her luggage from Spirit airlines the money she stuffed in her purse was gone. There’s 3 different airports where luggage stopped at Las Vegas, Orlando, and the final stop was Rochester. Her luggage […]

New York State Assemblymember Harry Bronson hosted a Women of Distinction ceremony, honoring 25 women within the state’s 138th Assembly District. “It is my honor to recognize the amazing women of the Greater Rochester community and show my appreciation for their contributions, which benefit, inspire and encourage each and every one of us,” Bronson said. […]


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