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Apr 24, 2017

Defense claims ineligible juror served at trial

Defense attorneys representing two men convicted in March of orchestrating a string of home invasion robberies are asking for the verdict to be overturned, or for a new trial, claiming several flaws in the proceedings, including a juror who was ineligible to serve because he had at least one prior felony conviction. The defense also […]

Apr 25, 2014

City OK’s more spots for food trucks

Food truck operators in the city will have more locations to serve their fare, but legislation approved by City Council leaves them wanting more. Council members on Wednesday OK’d the extension of a pilot program through the end of the year that includes the addition of six locations in the Center City where the popular […]

Jan 27, 2014

City council seeks opinion on choice for corp. counsel

Rochester City Council is seeking a legal opinion from the Harris Beach law firm in Rochester on Mayor Lovely A. Warren’s choice for corporation counsel. City Council is scheduled to meet tonight, but it’s unclear if a decision will come in time to help members decide on confirming T. Andrew Brown as the city’s corporation […]

Dec 4, 2013

McFadden to hold drug-free forum

Rochester City Council member Adam C. McFadden is hosting a public forum today to discuss open air drug markets and his proposed legislature for creating drug-free zones. The event will begin at 6:30 p.m. in council chambers, Room 302A, City Hall, 30 Church St. McFadden chairs the City Council’s Public Safety, Youth and Recreation Committee. […]

Feb 28, 2013

Mayor and council support NY SAFE Act

Mayor Thomas S. Richards and City Council President Lovely A. Warren have submitted a joint letter of support for the governor’s and the Legislature’s actions to approve the New York State Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Act. The letter is signed by Richards and all nine members of the City Council. It has been delivered […]

Jun 20, 2012

Mixed reaction to city fracking moratorium

At the Rochester City Council meeting Tuesday evening, the council unanimously passed legislation proposed by Councilmember Loretta C. Scott, chair of the Jobs, Parks and Public Works Committee, to prohibit natural gas exploration and extraction within the city for one year. The moratorium on permits, certificates of zoning compliance and variances for exploration and extraction […]

May 21, 2012

City Council announces budget review dates

Rochester City Council has scheduled its review process for the mayor’s proposed 2012-2013 city budget. The process will include lengthy departmental review sessions and an opportunity for public input before the final budget votes are cast. Reinstated this year will be a hearing for an extensive review of Rochester City School District 2012-2013 budget. This […]

Dec 6, 2011

Council VP addresses sorority convention

City Council Vice President Elaine M. Spaull gave the keynote address Saturday at the 24th annual National Convention & Founders Day Celebration for Sigma Lambda Upsilon/ Señoritas Latinas Unidas Sorority Inc. The theme was “Compassionate leadership,” reflecting the organization’s dedication to academic achievement, service to community, leadership and cultural enrichment. As part of th[...]

Jun 27, 2011

Alex White seeking City Council seat

Local businessman Alex White is hoping to get the Green Party nomination to run for the South District seat on the Rochester City Council, held by Adam McFadden. White, who lost a bid for mayor earlier this year ...

May 23, 2011

County Democrats name election slate

Monroe County Democrats are holding a space open for their district attorney candidate just in case incumbent Michael C. Green should not get a federal judgeship.

Feb 23, 2011

Judge delays decision in mayoral case

A decision is expected Monday in a civil suit over the mayor’s post and the legality of a special election to fill the vacant mayoral seat. Monroe County Supreme Court Justice John J. Ark, who was expected to render a decision Wednesday ...

Feb 17, 2011

Judge: City abrogated duty to appoint mayor

The city charter needs to be reworked, particularly the part about filling a vacancy in the mayor’s office. That is pretty much agreed by the parties involved in a civil suit challenging the Rochester City Council’s failure to appoint ...

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