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Realty companies OK merger

RealtyUSA.com announced that it has entered into an agreement to merge Metro Zientek, Arcade New York, with RealtyUSA’s statewide operations. Metro Zientek will continue to serve their local marketplace as they have for 20 years using the name RealtyUSA.com. Metro Zientek owner Tony Zientek said, “This ...

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Opinion: On legal representation

Imagine that you were charged with a crime. “I need an attorney” would be your first thought. And if you could retain an attorney, you would instinctively search for the best attorney that you could afford. For you would know ...

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NYSBA rates COA candidates for governor

New York State Bar Association President Glenn Lau-Kee has sent a letter to Gov. Andrew Cuomo with the association’s ratings for the seven candidates under consideration for associate judge of the state Court of Appeals. The governor must designate his ...

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The New York Bar Foundation seeks grant applications

The New York Bar Foundation is accepting applications for its upcoming grant cycle. The foundation’s grant program assists nonprofit organizations with law-related projects that: facilitate the delivery of legal services to those in need; improve the justice system and the ...

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Tickets on sale for Hillside benefit

Tickets are now on sale for the Hillside Community Shield presented by Excellus Blue Cross Blue Shield. Men’s and women’s soccer rivals, University of Rochester and Rochester Institute of Technology, square off in a Division III matchup to benefit the ...

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Inner Loop project receives $4.2 million

The Inner Loop East Reconstruction project can officially move forward with $4.2 million in new capital support from the state. The funding fulfills the local match obligation required to get federal grant money. The money was awarded in equal parts ...

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Seneca named to Smithsonian committee

Darlene Miller of Southern Cattaraugus County and a candidate to become the first woman president of the Seneca Nation of Indians, is one of only seven members of the national Repatriation Review Committee of the Smithsonian Institution. She is the ...

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Business professionals bringing tour to Rochester

Poor communication in the workplace is consistently identified as one of the top three workplace problems in virtually every size organization. Skip Weisman is on a mission to help organization leaders transform their workplace communication from a liability into an ...

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UNITE court academy planned

The Inaugural UNITE Rochester Court Academy will be held on Sept. 25 at 6 p.m. at the Rochester Public Safety Building Auditorium, 185 Exchange Blvd. The UNITE Rochester Court Academy is a project of the UNITE Rochester Justice Engagement Committee. ...

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Free car safety seat check

Monroe County Clerk Cheryl Dinolfo is partnering with Greece Town Supervisor Bill Reilich and the Greece Police Department to hold a free car seat safety check today from noon to 3 p.m. at The Mall at Greece Ridge. Certified inspectors ...

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NYCLU: New data show holes in legal aid for poor

ALBANY (AP) — The New York Civil Liberties Union says data on public defenders in five counties highlights the state’s ongoing failure to provide adequate criminal defense to the poor. NYCLU is scheduled to go to trial next month in ...

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CDR launches fitness program

The Center for Disability Rights has received a grant to launch a fitness initiative in 2015. CDR is one of three agencies in the state to receive the type of grant, through the state Developmental Disabilities Planning Counsel, to help ...

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