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City begins mailing reassessment letters

The City of Rochester has begun mailing 2016 reassessment letters to city property owners. The mailings will continue through the end of December. The reassessments are an update to the 2012 assessments to reflect current market values. Property owners seeking ...

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Project Exile announces Toys for Guns initiative

Project Exile announced its newest initiative, Toys for Guns, on Wednesday, aimed at making the Rochester community a safer place to work, live and raise a family. Toys for Guns, a collaborative effort between the entities of Project Exile and ...

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Assistance for health care enrollment

The Central Library Downtown, and select Rochester branch libraries and R-Centers will host events offering information and individualized help with the online Health Insurance Marketplace, which helps the uninsured enroll in health coverage under the Affordable Care Act. “Everyone deserves ...

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Liberty Pole to be lit for the holidays

Mayor Lovely A. Warren, Santa Claus and friends will light the Liberty Pole for the holidays in a time-tested tradition unique to Rochester. The event includes performances by the Rochester Latino Theatre Company and Prime Time Brass. Special guests Santa, ...

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County holiday concert series starts

Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks on Monday led the annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony in the Atrium of the County Office Building and kicked-off the 2015 Holiday Concert Series. Holiday music in the County Office Building has become an annual ...

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Public Market on holiday schedule

The City of Rochester Public Market is on its annual holiday shopping schedule. The Market will be open its regular hours Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Saturdays from 5 a.m. to 3 p.m. In addition, ...

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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

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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