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Tag Archives: Downtown

Two-way streets opening

Two major thoroughfares that run through the heart of downtown will change from one-way to two-way traffic on Oct. 16 and 17, resulting in new traffic patterns. St. Paul Street and North Clinton Avenue, between Cumberland and Main streets, will ...

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July 4 celebration set

Rochester continues its annual Independence Day celebration downtown with fireworks set to a Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra performance on the Main Street bridge. The evening kicks off at 7:30 p.m. with a jazz performance by local band Shine. The RPO, featuring ...

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Cities find districts do their bidding in many ways


Several years ago, about the only attention the Market Square section of Pittsburgh seemed to get was from the bus commuters on their way to other parts of the city. But that was then, and last Sunday morning was, well, ...

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It’s official – Windstream welcomed to downtown

Pike Construction Co. Chairman and CEO Tom Judson, left, and Windstream President and CEO Jeff Gardner were all smiles Tuesday at the ribbon-cutting ceremony for Windstream’s new office. Pike Construction developed the site. Mike Murphy

About 70 Windstream employees have already moved into the telecom company’s new offices just across the way from the skeleton of the Midtown Tower. And by the end of October, all of the approximately 335 employees will call two floors ...

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Police look to change perception of downtown

Capt. Peter Leach commands the new downtown Rochester Police Department substation, located at the Sibley Building, which opened July 25. Mike Murphy

Downtown has a low crime rate as far as serious offenses go, but the trick is convincing people of that fact. In the last year and change, since Rochester police officers have been regularly stationed and patrolling downtown, the number ...

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‘Spider-Man’ to take over downtown for filming

Nora Brown is executive director of the Rochester/Finger Lakes Film and Video Office on East Avenue. Mike Murphy

Just about everyone in Rochester and surrounding suburbs is talking about Spider-Man. Except for one person, that is. That’s Nora Brown, executive director of the Rochester/Finger Lakes Film and Video Office. The office, which was created more than 20 years ...

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Small grocery looks to grow in Rochester

The folks at Wegmans are preparing for the opening of a larger store at its East Avenue location. A niche grocer, Trader Joe’s, came to Pittsford last year to much fanfare. The economy, while showing signs of a slow recovery, ...

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Watchful eyes deter downtown crime

Although some violent crimes categories in the city increased from 2011 to 2012, the overall figures represent some of the lowest numbers in the last 25 years. In downtown alone, aggravated assaults, burglaries and larcenies declined from 2011 to 2012, ...

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Master Plan survey deadline extended

Rochester Mayor Thomas S. Richards has issued a two-week extension for the public to respond to an online survey that seeks public input concerning downtown. The survey will remain open through March 1. Input received from the survey, in addition ...

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