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City tax bills due

The city of Rochester has mailed all 2014-15 property tax bills to owners who do not have escrow arrangements with their mortgagee. Residential property owners who have not received their tax bill are urged to contact the city’s tax information ...

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NeighborWorks Rochester receives grant

Rochester neighborhoods received a boost recently when M&T Bank awarded NeighborWorks Rochester a $5,000 grant in support of homeownership education. NeighborWorks Rochester helped create 152 new homeowners last year through its NeighborWorks America certified homeownership education classes, representing more than ...

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‘Zombie property’ legislation considered

Although the number of so-called “zombie properties” in Brighton is not high, proposed legislation combatting the problem would still prove helpful and aid in maintaining the quality of life in neighborhoods, said Brighton Supervisor Bill Moehle. That is one of ...

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Cabot Group to manage College Town lofts

The Cabot Group has been selected by Gilbane Development Co. to manage and lease the new Mount Hope Lofts at College Town. The 17-acre mixed-use development consists of commercial and residential space adjacent to the University of Rochester Medical Center. ...

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Proposed law aimed at problem properties in Pittsford

Owners of several of the town of Pittsford’s problem properties have taken steps to spruce up their properties after officials contacted them recently about maintenance issues concerning their properties and their effect on neighbors. But that’s partly because the town ...

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Seeking help for abandoned homes

ALBANY (AP) — The mayors of Buffalo, Rochester and 14 other New York cities have written to lawmakers asking them to pass legislation to require mortgage lenders to maintain so-called “zombie properties.” The measure crafted by Attorney General Eric Schneiderman ...

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Construction work begins at The Tower at Midtown


After years of discussions and planning — and that’s not counting the years the Midtown Plaza site had fallen into neglect until its ultimate closing in 2009 — the real work begins at The Tower at Midtown, as of Friday. ...

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Pittsford woods may be saved

An informal decision to retain the woods a Pittsford neighborhood has enjoyed for years has pleased at least 74 neighbors, although town officials are poised to explore the sale of a former state politician’s home in the hope it will ...

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Justice rules in favor of Monroe Voiture developer

A plan to renovate the Monroe Voiture building at 933 University Ave. can proceed after state Supreme Court Justice Thomas Stander ruled May 7 on four Article 78 proceedings brought by the George Eastman House. Morgan Management will be renovating ...

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Downtown projects in hopper after slow starts

Glenn Kellogg is asked the question so often that he knows Hart’s Local Grocers is something city residents need and want. The question: “When will the independent grocery store open?” The answer is that it’s just going to take a ...

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Former library may soon be for sale


The stately home of a former state senator that once served as a Pittsford children’s library may soon be on the market, although some neighbors are concerned about the fate of a nearby wooded area. Town officials are weighing a ...

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