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RTS to offer free bus fare to military veterans starting July 15

RTS has announced a plan that will allow military veterans to ride for free on its fixed-route buses starting July 15. That free fare for veterans was...
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Mon, 06/29/2020 - 12:36pm
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Connections: Rochester City Council members discuss police reform

Last week, Rochester City Council passed the city budget, and the subject of defunding police was a hot button issue. We're joined by members of Council...
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Fri, 06/26/2020 - 10:12am
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Singletary meets with Police Accountability Board

Rochester Police Chief La’Ron Singletary sat down with the city’s Police Accountability Board for the first time Thursday. That independent board was...
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Thu, 06/25/2020 - 9:45pm
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Should the Nathaniel Rochester statue be cleaned?

The Nathaniel Rochester statue on South Avenue was defaced about a week ago, and a group in the South Wedge neighborhood is grappling with what to do...
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Wed, 06/24/2020 - 11:26am
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State monitor to hold hearing on city schools this week

On Thursday, Rochester residents are expected to have their first chance to talk to Shelley Jallow, the state-appointed monitor for the city school...
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Mon, 06/22/2020 - 12:17pm
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Forum on ending gun violence goes virtual this week

A Rochester City Council leader is hoping a lot of people take part in a virtual town hall this week to combat gun violence. Council Vice President...
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Mon, 06/22/2020 - 8:29am
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Another month of sharp job losses for the Rochester area and most of the state

The latest numbers on job growth in New York state continue to show the negative impact of the coronavirus. Since the end of the Great Recession several...
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Fri, 06/19/2020 - 11:42am
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AIM Photonics gets new leader

AIM Photonics, the public-private partnership which has roots in Rochester, is getting a new leader. Michael Cumbo has been named the new CEO for the...
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Fri, 06/19/2020 - 3:42am
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City Council approves Rochester's budget; says no to RCSD spending plan

Rochester City Council approved its budget in an 8 to 1 vote Tuesday night with Councilmember Mary Lupien voting no. The $530 million budget includes a...
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Wed, 06/17/2020 - 5:41am
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COVID-19 leads to sharp drop in sales tax revenue

Among the budget pressures facing local governments is a sharp drop in sales tax revenue related to the coronavirus pandemic. New York State Comptroller...
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Mon, 06/15/2020 - 2:04am
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