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City, county hope new website will help eliminate ‘zombie’ properties

City and county officials hope that the establishment of a new online real estate data base will lead to a reduction in “zombie” and vacant properties. The website,, provides residents, potential property owners and local municipalities with a suite or ...

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Rochester rental rates jump significantly in March

Median rental rates in Rochester jumped by 11.4 percent year-over-year in March, according to the monthly report from The overall median rent in Rochester climbed to $1,333 (a combination of studio, one-bed room and two-bedroom rates). One-bedroom rates experienced ...

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Philanthropist, advocate sues Monroe County Democratic Committee

A prominent philanthropist and advocate for the underprivileged is suing the Monroe County Democratic Committee, saying her political contributions were not used for their intended purpose. Michelle Garcia-Daniels, on behalf of her foundation, alleges the MCDC misrepresented how $15,000 in ...

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