The Rochester City Council held a vote on legislation to spend $3 million in COVID relief funds on a pilot project to make healthy food more accessible to people living in some of the city’s poorest neighborhoods. All present councilmembers voted to approve the project except for Mitch Gruber, who serves as a chief program […]

The City of Rochester is having open interviews  from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 21 at the Trenton & Pamela Jackson R-Center on 485 N. Clinton Avenue. The Department of Recreation and Human Services is hiring seasonal workers for R-Centers and other recreation facilities. Positions are available for recreation, aquatics, and summer camps. […]

Rochester’s Own Roland Williams is not only a Philanthropist, Entrepreneur, and former NFL Superbowl champion but also the founder of the Champion Academy that’s been around since 2015 to help teens in the area overcome barriers and reach their full potential. As of now the Champion’s Academy program is servicing 100 teens and with this […]

The Office of Cannabis busted 6 six businesses in Rochester for illegally selling marijuana products. The Office of Cannabis says they seized all together around $500,000 worth of products from the businesses. Cannabis seized, notice of violation and cease order at six Rochester shops Tuesday (

The Rochester school board voted to change 7 different school names, and one school is being named after Andrew A. Langston. The Founder, Chairman, and CEO of Monroe County Broadcasting Company and WDKX-FM.  Andrew A. Langston Middle School at the Jefferson Campus at Edgerton Park. The schools are listed below, along with the district’s descriptions […]

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. […]

New York State’s only remaining black-owned commercial radio station celebrates 50 years in Rochester. Andre Langston was just a kid when his parents Andrew and Gloria Langston moved here in the 1960’s. “Content is what’s going to save radio, ” Langston explains, “If you have content people will listen.” As the host of the popular […]

Rochester, N.Y. (WROC) – The Community Justice Initiative launched its Black Business Marketplace series in Rochester, NY, on Sunday, February 4th. The Black Business Marketplace featured over 20 businesses, raffle prizes, testimonials, and music performances. The series aims to promote Black-owned businesses to foster economic stability within the Black community. This initiative encourages more business […]

The dates are set for the Rochester Lilac Festival which will to take place on May 10th-19th and is expected to bring back over 500,000 visitors to see the lilacs and take part in the annual traditions of the festival. The festival organizers announced the following key dates and events for this year’s festival: May […]

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 […]

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