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Nov 17, 2015

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) 428-5990 if calling from outside city limits (TTY [585] 428-7600 for the hearing impaired). City […]

Nov 11, 2015

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 forward to hearing from our citizens who will help us ensure that the Body Worn […]

Nov 11, 2015

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 of over 100 photographs, in pristine condition, taken 65 years ago during the Korean War […]

Nov 9, 2015

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 have signed on to a coalition of Uber supporters that already includes Albany Mayor Kathy […]

Nov 6, 2015

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 800 properties have been removed from the original tax foreclosure list because the owners repaid […]

Nov 6, 2015

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 various Wednesday nights and two afternoon dances from 1 to 3 p.m. on various Tuesday […]

Nov 5, 2015

Mayor opens Charlotte Street

Mayor Lovely A. Warren officially opened Charlotte Street between Union and Pitkin streets today and established the first new connection to Downtown Rochester as a result of the Inner Loop East Transformation Project. The reunification of Charlotte Street is a milestone of the Inner Loop project, which has been underway since November. Charlotte Street had […]

Oct 30, 2015

Two vie for new Monroe County Family Court seat

An additional seat is being added to the bench in Monroe County Family Court, and two attorneys are hoping to claim it. Maritza Buitrago and James A. Vazzana, both residents of the Town of Penfield, are on the ballot for the general election, which is set for Tuesday. Buitrago has served in the family court […]

Oct 30, 2015

IBM team presents recommendations

The IBM Smarter Cities Team reported its recommendations for reducing poverty, Mayor Lovely A. Warren announced today. In May, Rochester was one of 16 areas worldwide chosen for the IBM Smarter Cities Challenge. As a result, the city received $500,000 in pro bono services. IBM has deployed Smarter Cities teams all over the world, studying […]

Oct 30, 2015

Irondequoit Bay bridge to open Nov. 2

The Irondequoit Bay Outlet Bridge will open to vehicular traffic on Monday at approximately 9:30 a.m. The structure will remain in place through 9 a.m. April 1, 2016. The IBOB is located on the north end of Irondequoit Bay, connecting Culver Road in the town of Irondequoit to Lake Road in the town of Webster. […]

Oct 30, 2015

Loose leaf collection starts Monday

The city’s Department of Environmental Services’ annual Fall Loose Leaf Collection Program will begin Monday, Nov. 2, when crews begin work in sections of the city’s Northwest and Southeast quadrants. A collection schedule and map can be found on the city’s Loose Leaf Collection Program Web page at Residents can also check their DES […[...]

Oct 29, 2015

COA decides on adverse inference without recordings

New York’s highest court is considering whether judges must tell jurors they can make an adverse inference when police don’t make audiovisual recordings of their interrogations. Janet C. Somes, an assistant Monroe County public defender, argued before the Court of Appeals last week that, when police have the ability to record, but they don’t do […]

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