Rochester

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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New deputy executive police chief announced

Rochester Police announced a series of appointments to its command staff Thursday, including a new deputy executive chief. Andre Anderson will join the...
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Fri, 10/23/2020 - 1:27pm
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The Fairport 'race riot' that never happened

A century ago on Tuesday, a young Black man named James Noey was shot and killed by a white police officer amid a massive brawl on Main Street in...
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Tue, 10/20/2020 - 1:07pm
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La Marketa opens to the community

On Sunday afternoon, La Marketa at the International Plaza made its long-awaited debut. Hundreds of people weaved in and out of the outdoor marketplace,...
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Mon, 10/12/2020 - 12:35pm
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Free COVID-19 tests available in city neighborhoods hit hardest by the pandemic

The City of Rochester and Monroe County have teamed up with several organizations and community groups to provide free COVID-19 testing and flu...
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Tue, 10/06/2020 - 10:02am
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Working to change a 'black and white' horse world

Some of America's first cowboys, Kentucky Derby winners and horse trainers were Black. But if you look at horse communities today, the legacy of African...
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Mon, 08/24/2020 - 2:29am
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Nathaniel Rochester statue defaced

The statue of a pensive Nathaniel Rochester in Nathaniel Square Park in the South Wedge has been defaced. His hands have been painted blood-red, “SHAME”...
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Fri, 06/19/2020 - 7:06am
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Curfew in city, Monroe County after protest ends with violence

The city of Rochester and Monroe County were put under a curfew Saturday night after what began as a peaceful protest of hundreds of demonstrators...
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Sun, 05/31/2020 - 5:23am
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