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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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Community planning event for El Camino area

The city of Rochester is hosting a charrette to get ideas from citizens and stakeholders for the future of the El Camino Revitalization Area. The event will be from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7 at Roberto Clemente ...

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RG&E supporting Midtown development

Officials from Midtown Tower LLC Tuesday received a ceremonial big check from Rochester Gas & Electric. The $500,000 grant will support electric infrastructure improvements made during the $59 million renovation of the 17-floor, 408,904-square-foot Tower at Midtown, 280 E. Broad ...

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City seeking developer for Midtown Rising parcel

The city of Rochester has issued a request for proposals for the development of a 0.79-acre site known as Parcel 2 at 260 E. Broad St. at the Midtown Rising site. “The release of this Request for Proposals is an ...

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Town of Gates to bury time capsule

The Dignity Memorial Vietnam Wall, a traveling replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., came to Gates Memorial Park in 2007. Thousands visited the memorial to honor the veterans that served. At that time, many people placed letters ...

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Author to talk on mending broken cities

Author Mindy Thompson Fullilove will talk about “Mending our Broken cities/Reconnecting our Communities” at 7 p.m. Sept. 16 at School No. 9, 485 N. Clinton St., as part of a partnership between the Community Design Center of Rochester and The ...

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City GIS project receives award

The City of Rochester was honored with a Special Achievement in Geographic Information Systems Award last week at the 2015 Esri International User Conference in San Diego for its exceptional application of geospatial technology. The award acknowledges vision, leadership, hard ...

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Mayors meet to seek ways to tackle inequality

Rochester Mayor Lovely A. Warren was one of more than 30 mayors from across the country who gathered for the Cities of Opportunity Task Force Summit to discuss issues of inequality. The meeting took place at Gracie Mansion in New ...

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City garden tour continues

A free garden tour series will continue from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 9, in Rochester neighborhoods across the southwest quadrant of the city. The Ravenwood/Thurston Pocket Garden, at the corner of Thurston Road and Ravenwood Avenue, and Seeds ...

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Rochester Rotary elects president

Tracy R. Armstrong, who is director of communitywide marketing for the Rochester Riverside Convention Center and Visit Rochester, has been elected president of the Rochester Rotary Club. The term expires in June 2015. Armstrong manages and directs a $1.6 million ...

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Maplewood Rose Celebration planned

The 24th annual Maplewood Rose Celebration is scheduled for June 14 through 15 in and around Maplewood Park and Rose Garden at the intersection of Driving Park and Lake avenues. The event, coordinated by the Maplewood Neighborhood Association, celebrates the ...

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