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Author Archives: Kevin Oklobzija

Local delegation aims to help keep families in their homes

Members of the local state delegation talk Friday about efforts to keep families in their homes. (Photo by Kevin Oklobzija)

Legislators representing the Rochester area at both the federal and state level have secured funding designed to keep families in their homes. Federal legislation, pushed by U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.), provides nearly $40 million in rent relief ...

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A glimpse into the future of Rochester’s real estate market

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While some aspects within the world of real estate have returned to normal, the impact of the coronavirus pandemic is changing how tenants, investors, homebuyers and lenders do business. What should our office space look like, if we even need ...

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Athletic trainers renew push for state licensing requirement

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When Phil LoNigro’s heart stopped beating as he officiated a scholastic football game last month on Long Island, the certified athletic trainers for the participating high schools rushed to his aid and helped save his life. Dan DeSimone of East ...

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Should smartphone repair options be just like auto repair?

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Buy a new car today and years down the road you can drive it to your favorite independent mechanic to have brake repair or check engine light diagnostics performed. But buy a new smartphone and you have very few options ...

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Employers must provide paid vaccination leave time

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Employers in New York must provide all employees with up to four hours of paid “vaccine” leave should time off from work be necessary to receive a COVID-19 vaccination. The work leave requirement, covering all members of the public and ...

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City suit threatens tax foreclosure on Costello company’s CityGate project

The city of Rochester has filed a tax foreclosure lawsuit against three entities tied to the Anthony J. Costello & Son Development company, alleging a debt of more than $737,000 because taxes haven’t been paid on CityGate in eight years. The ...

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Prosecutors surely will proceed in timely fashion this time in Morgan case

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The government was embarrassed once already in an attempt to convict Robert Morgan and three others on fraud charges, so it’s safe to assume federal prosecutors believe very strongly that they can prove the allegations contained in a new 104-count ...

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Iconic IT contributes to book on outsourcing for law firms

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Iconic IT has joined forces with London-based Globe Law and Business, Ltd., to produce a roadmap in book form on outsourcing for law firms. “Outsourcing of Core Legal Service Functions: How to Capitalize on Opportunities for Law Firms” is currently ...

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Federal authorities refile fraud charges against Morgan, others

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Robert Morgan’s reprieve from federal charges involving what authorities say was a “wide-ranging” fraud scheme turned out to be only temporary. U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy Jr. announced on Thursday that a 104-count indictment was refiled, charging Morgan; his son, ...

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Legal battle ensues for two semipro football teams of the same name

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Neither the Rochester Chargers nor the Rochester Chargers have played a game on the field, but the semipro football teams are in a battle in the courtroom. If that sounds a little confusing, then you already understand why one of ...

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