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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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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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