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Oct 29, 2020

Lawsuit over dog killed by police settled

Lawyers for the city of Rochester have reached a tentative settlement with a man who sued the city and the Rochester Police Department after an officer fatally shot the man’s dog in his home. Officer Joseph Perrone killed the pit bull dog named Sheba on Jan. 16, 2015, while responding to a report of a […]

May 22, 2020

City now offers online marriage licenses and weddings

Because Rochester City Hall is closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Rochester City Clerk’s office on Friday announced that marriage license applications are now available online. Information is available at After all necessary information has been submitted, documents will be reviewed by city officials. After being approved, applicants will [...]

Mar 2, 2018

Rochester City Hall on two-hour delay due to weather

Rochester City Hall, city offices, Neighborhood Service Centers, city branch libraries and the Rundel Library are on a two-hour delay due to inclement weather and will open at 11 a.m. City R-Centers will open at their regularly scheduled hours of operation. City officials issued the following information: The city is postponing today’s residential refuse and recycling collection […]

Jan 26, 2017

NY man charged in triple homicide acquitted at 2nd trial

A second trial for one of the three men charged with fatally shooting three people in Rochester in 2015 has ended with the defendant’s acquittal. A jury deliberated for just a few hours Wednesday before finding 21-year-old Jalen Everett not guilty of second-degree murder in the August 2015 shooting outside the Rochester Boys and Girls […]

Oct 18, 2016

Rochester gets top rating for LGBT policies

The city of Rochester has received a score of 100, the highest ranking possible by the Human Rights Campaign’s 2016 Municipal Equality Index (MEI) which assessed LGBTQ equality in 506 cities. Rochester was the first municipality in the state to elect an openly gay council person in 1985. In 2014, the Rochester began offering trans-inclusive health coverage […]

Oct 14, 2016

Manufacturing designation renewed for Rochester

The city of Rochester has received its second designation as a manufacturing community by the U.S. Department of Commerce under the Investing in Manufacturing Communities Partnership (IMCP). The region was first awarded the designation in 2014, which is designed to assist communities hard-hit by recession, loss of manufacturing companies or other economic challenges. “Obtaining this […]

Aug 12, 2016

Improved streetscape planned for downtown Rochester

The city of Rochester will get $2 million in state funding to improve the appearance of Main Street downtown. The money will help pay for the Main Street Streetscape Project, which is currently in the design phase and will start construction in spring of 2017. The project includes reconstruction of the sidewalks on Main Street […]

Aug 10, 2016

Woman arrested for protesting at memorial dedication for slain officer files suit

A Rochester woman has filed a civil rights suit against the city of Rochester, Police Chief Michael Ciminelli, and several Rochester police officers for being arrested while protesting at a memorial dedication for a police officer killed in the line of duty. In the 62-page complaint filed Saturday in U.S. District Court in Rochester, Katrina […]

Mar 17, 2016

City of Rochester issues RFP for east side Inner Loop development

Rochester city officials have issued a request for proposals (RFP) seeking development projects on five parcels of land that will be available after a portion of the Inner Loop is filled in. The $22 million Inner Loop East Transformation project, which is expected to be completed in December 2017, will convert a portion of the […]

Nov 24, 2015

R-Centers to host post-Thanksgiving fun

City youth and their families are invited to enjoy post-Thanksgiving special events at R-Centers throughout the city from 1 to 5 p.m. on Saturday. “Thanksgiving is a time to enjoy the company of family and friends,” said Mayor Lovely A. Warren. “City R-Centers are extending the celebration by offering fun activities to enjoy with those […]

Nov 6, 2015

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 800 properties have been removed from the original tax foreclosure list because the owners repaid […]

Oct 30, 2015

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 city’s Loose Leaf Collection Program Web page at Residents can also check their DES […[...]

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