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Duffy chosen for FSW award

Lt. Gov. Robert Duffy has been chosen by the Federation of Social Workers to receive the 2014 W. Burton Richardson Lifetime Achievement award. “We are delighted to be recognizing Robert Duffy for his many decades of human service and tremendous ...

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Pittsford residents OK $6M for athletic fields

Pittsford residents voted to approve $6 million in bond financing for the town’s Community Athletic Fields Improvement project during a referendum held Tuesday. The  bond funding will finance the major portion of the estimated $6.3 million cost of improvements to ...

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$310,000 grant to fight human trafficking

U.S. Rep. Louise M. Slaughter, D-25th, announced a $310,000 Department of Justice grant for the Worker Justice Center of New York Inc., which provides specialized legal services for survivors of human trafficking in agriculture, according to a release. The funding ...

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Woods Oviatt Gilman opens Buffalo office

Rochester law firm Woods Oviatt Gilman LLP is opening an office in Buffalo, effective Oct. 6. Four Buffalo-based attorneys, all from Damon Morey LLP, will join Woods Oviatt as partners: William F. Savino, business litigator and debtor’s and creditor’s rights ...

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NYSBA announces award winners

For dedication in helping low-income New Yorkers gain access to quality legal services, three attorneys and a nonprofit organization have been honored with the Denison Ray Awards, given by the Committee on Legal Aid of the New York State Bar ...

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Red Mass to be celebrated Oct. 10

St. Thomas More Lawyers Guild, at the request of Bishop Salvatore Matano, will assist the Diocese of Rochester this year with the traditional Red Mass. The bishop is inviting all judges, lawyers and those associated with the legal community to ...

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Addiction program worker charged with rape

Steven Tomlin, 37, a former night supervisor for Finger Lakes Addictions, Counseling & Referral Agency Inc., has been indicted by a Wayne County grand jury on charges of rape and sexual abuse. The charges follow a joint investigation by the ...

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City kicks off Hispanic Heritage Month

Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren and City Councilmember Jacklyn Ortiz joined members of the city’s Hispanic Heritage Committee on Monday to kick off the 2014 Hispanic Heritage Month. Warren and Ortiz proclaimed Sept. 15 through Oct. 15 Hispanic Heritage. The theme ...

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Panel will talk about Justice Jackson

Former U.S. Supreme Court Justice Robert H. Jackson of Western New York, chief prosecutor at the post World War II Nuremberg trials, will be the topic of a special program Oct. 21 at The Rubin Center for Education in the ...

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RBBA annual meeting

The Rochester Black Bar Association will conduct its annual meeting at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the Rochester office of Nixon Peabody LLP, 1400 Clinton Square. Included will be a year in review, voting on bylaw amendments and election of 2015 ...

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RBBA seeks nominations

Nominations are being sought by the Rochester Black Bar Association for the following awards it will be giving out Nov. 1 at its 20th anniversary gala: Pioneer Award: Honors attorneys and other professionals who have excelled at being one of ...

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Child Passenger Safety Week continues

New York State Police will participate in the National Child Passenger Safety Week, which began Sunday and continues through Saturday. The state police, local  law enforcement agencies and highway safety professionals will unite in a nationwide effort to help give children ...

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