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Public safety initiative winners announced

Mayor Thomas S. Richards announced the results of the public vote for the “Voice of the Citizen” Budgeting for Public Safety initiative in a release. The Southwest quadrant winner was the Jobs for Life career and community education program, which ...

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Outgoing city commissioner honored

Paul Holahan, commissioner of the city’s Department of Environmental Services, was awarded the 2013 Colleague and Friend Award by the Joseph Avenue Business Association, according to a release from the city. The association is comprised of approximately 30 business owners ...

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City plans New Year’s Eve celebration

A free, family-friendly New Year’s Eve celebration is scheduled from 7 to 10 p.m. Tuesday at the Rochester Riverside Convention Center, 123 E. Main St. The festivities will kick off with a dance party featuring Jimmy C’s Music Machine. Kid-friendly ...

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City fire chief named

A new fire chief is among the latest in a series of personnel moves at City Hall, as the administration of Mayor-elect Lovely A. Warren takes shape. Deputy Fire Chief John P. Schreiber, who began his career with the department ...

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Greece finance director named

A Rochester official is leaving City Hall for Greece Town Hall. Paul M. Holahan will serve as finance director for the town after his appointment becomes effective Jan. 1, 2014, according to Supervisor-elect Bill Reilich. Holahan most recently served as ...

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Council approves Vick Park A renovation

Mark Siwiec, a Rochester real estate agent, was approved by Rochester City Council on Dec. 17 for a $115,000 grant and $285,000 low-interest loan to renovate 45 Vick Park A. The money will be used to transform the building from ...

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Cuomo vetoes volunteer firefighter benefits bills

ALBANY — Gov. Andrew Cuomo vetoed legislation that would have guaranteed job leaves for volunteer firefighters and ambulance workers during emergencies and another bill that would have extended coverage for their injuries in the line of duty outside the areas ...

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COMIDA OK’s revised mall plan

Work could begin within 30 days now that a revised payment-in-lieu-of-taxes deal has been approved for a $30.3 million redevelopment project at Marketplace Mall. The project is expected to bring a retailer new to New York by the next holiday ...

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More picked for Warren administration

More additions have been made to the administration of Rochester Mayor-elect Lovely A. Warren, although the selection of a permanent police chief to replace retiring Chief James Sheppard is on hold. Deputy Chief Michael L. Ciminelli will serve as acting ...

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LDC review legislation defeated

Legislation that would have created a bipartisan committee of Monroe County legislators to review the county’s use of limited development corporations was defeated Monday in a 3-2 party-line vote of the Legislature’s Agenda/Charter Committee. Legislator Justin Wilcox, D-Rochester, had proposed ...

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COMIDA considers deal for mall project

No tax-incentive approval from the County of Monroe Industrial Development Agency, no plan to redevelop 1 million square feet of space at The Marketplace Mall, at least not right away. That’s not a veiled threat, said Dennis Wilmot, senior vice ...

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