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Mayor Warren selected as Daniel Rose Fellow

The National League of Cities and the Urban Land Institute today announced that mayors from four cities — Birmingham, Ala.; Denver; Long Beach, Calif.; and Rochester — have been selected as the 2016 class of Daniel Rose Fellows by the ...

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R-Centers to host post-Thanksgiving fun

City youth and their families are invited to enjoy post-Thanksgiving special events at R-Centers throughout the city from 1 to 5 p.m. on Saturday. “Thanksgiving is a time to enjoy the company of family and friends,” said Mayor Lovely A. ...

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Bonus day at the Market

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Rochester’s Public Market at 280 N. Union St. has been supplying Thanksgiving shoppers for more than a century, and anyone looking to augment the groaning board has an extra day Wednesday to do so. Because the market is closed on ...

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County transitioning to plastic pistol permits

The Monroe County Clerk’s Office is now issuing plastic card pistol permits, using a two-card system: The primary card will contain all of the pistol permit holder’s information, including name, address, photo, digital signature and thumbprint, and a secondary card ...

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City aims to give municipal workers $15

Rochester is moving to raise the minimum wage of municipal workers to $15 an hour. Mayor Lovely Warren was joined by Gov. Andrew Cuomo when she announced the phased-in increase on Wednesday. Last week Cuomo said his administration would gradually ...

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Meeting planned on Rochester Embayment

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and the Monroe County Department of Public Health will host a public meeting at 7 p.m. today to discuss improvements in the environmental quality of the Rochester Embayment. It will be held ...

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City offices to close for Thanksgiving

Rochester City Hall, Neighborhood Service Centers, and other administrative offices will be closed on Nov. 26 and 27 in observance of Thanksgiving. Refuse and recycling collection will be delayed one day. For more information, residents may call 311 or (585) ...

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Topics for body camera meetings released

Mayor Lovely A. Warren, City Council President Loretta C. Scott and Police Chief Michael Ciminelli on Tuesday announced the discussion topics and format for the upcoming public meetings on the Rochester Police Department’s Body Worn Camera Program. “I am looking ...

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Central Library Presents ‘Snapshots from the Korean War’

The Central Library of Rochester and Monroe County will host a talk entitled “Snapshots From The Korean War,” at 10:15 a.m. Saturday in the Kate Gleason Auditorium, 1st floor, Bausch & Lomb Building of the Central Library, 115 South Ave. On display is a collection ...

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Mayors unite to push for Uber expansion upstate

ALBANY — Mayors of some of upstate New York’s largest cities have joined together to support Uber’s proposal to expand throughout the state. Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren, Binghamton Mayor Richard David and Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner announced Monday that they ...

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City to auction more than 800 properties

ROCHESTER — City officials in Rochester are offering up more than 800 houses, commercial sites and vacant lots at foreclosure auction today. City Treasurer Kim Jones says more than $1.4 million is owed in taxes on the 803 parcels. Nearly ...

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Stardust Ballroom Dance Series back

Relive the glory days of the Big Bands through the City of Rochester’s Stardust Ballroom Dance Series at Edgerton R-Center, 41 Backus St. The 2015 – 2016 series includes six dances, four evening dances from 7 to 9 p.m. on ...

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