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At long last, Parcel 5 to become a green space

After years of public debate over the barren gravel pit on East Main Street, local activists can chalk up a win: Parcel 5 will become a public green...
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Thu, 04/15/2021 - 1:47pm
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PAB proposes $5 million budget

The Rochester Police Accountability Board is asking the city for $5 million so it can hire dozens of workers to staff three new bureaus that would...
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Wed, 04/14/2021 - 12:43pm
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Rochester community rallies against anti-Asian hate

A rally in support of Asian American and Pacific Islander communities in Rochester was held on Saturday. The gathering is in response to a rise in hate...
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Sat, 04/03/2021 - 11:09am
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Tim Curtin, city's top lawyer, to resign in June after Council presses mayor to fire him

Tim Curtin, the head of City Hall's law department, will resign from his position on June 30 and return to private practice, the city stated in a news...
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Fri, 04/02/2021 - 1:04pm
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Divided City Council passes police reform plan

Two days before the deadline, Rochester City Council has passed its state-mandated police reform plan. The plan passed by a vote of 5-3, with...
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Mon, 03/29/2021 - 1:51pm
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City Council calls for mayor to fire Corporation Counsel Tim Curtin

Rochester City Council is calling for the immediate firing of City Hall’s top attorney, Corporation Counsel Tim Curtin. City Council members issued the...
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Thu, 03/25/2021 - 2:05pm
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Rochester community shows love through valentines for girl pepper-sprayed by RPD

Phyllis Siembor and her 15-year-old goddaughter stopped by a candy shop this week with two red envelopes -- and a purpose. The envelopes contained...
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Fri, 02/12/2021 - 8:59am
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A mural of the late Rep. John Lewis on State Street demands our attention

Have you seen the mural of the late Rep. John Lewis at 55 State Street in downtown Rochester? Covering 3,000 square feet of wall space, it is stunning and should definitely be seen in person!

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How skateboarders shredded a 13-year road to Rochester's first public skatepark

On a crisp October day, a handful of construction workers mill about the underbelly of the Frederick Douglass-Susan B. Anthony Bridge, an acre expanse...
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Thu, 11/05/2020 - 6:12am
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NYCLU investigating local leader's 'We know where your children go to school' comment

The executive director of the New York Civil Liberties Union said Friday that the organization was investigating comments made by the head of its...
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Fri, 10/23/2020 - 11:28am
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