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Empire Justice Center leader retiring


Anne Erickson, president and CEO of the Empire Justice Center, has announced she is retiring. “I just think it’s time,” Erickson, 62, said during a telephone interview Friday. “I have absolutely loved what I’ve done with this organization and some ...

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Essay contest winners honored

A group of Rochester City School District middle school students were honored Thursday as winners of an essay contest as part of the J.U.S.T. L.A.W. program. Front row, left to right: Abdiel Soto, Skyler M. Johnson, Luis Y. Collazo, Ruwelda Abdulrahman. Back row, left to right: State Supreme Court Justice Craig Doran, Omar Overstreet, Yuleizy Maysonet, Jayla Lebron, Shazia Muhammad, Erick Martinez Figueroa, Arianna Dorado, Asia Dillard, and Rochester Mayor Lovely A. Warren. (Bennett Loudon)

J.U.S.T. L.A.W., a new initiative launched at the start of the current school year to promote better understanding between court officials and city youth, held an awards ceremony at the Hall of Justice on Thursday to recognize 12 middle-school students ...

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