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Oct 8, 2014

Mayor welcomes German delegation

Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren and Council member Carolee Conklin will welcome Würzburg Mayor Christian Schuchardt and his delegation today at the annual reception of International Sister Cities of Rochester. The event will run from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the City Hall atrium, 30 Church St. One of Rochester’s 12 sister city connections, the Rochester-Würzburg […]

Nov 6, 2013

Rochester elects first female mayor

Rochester City Council President Lovely Warren has become the city’s first female mayor. With all precincts reporting Tuesday night, Warren won the mayoral election with 55 percent. She scored an upset victory over Mayor Thomas S. Richards in a Democratic primary in September. Republicans didn’t have a candidate on the ballot in this heavily Democratic city. […]

Sep 12, 2011

With mayor as victim, operative’s trial nears

NEW YORK — It’s a case of political intrigue that put New York’s billionaire mayor in the unlikely role of victim, froze a political party’s bank account and splashed light on the inner workings of a $109 million mayoral campaign. In short, the upcoming trial of a campaign operative charged with stealing $1.2 million from […]

Mar 30, 2011

Richards is ready to roll up his sleeves

Newly elected Mayor Thomas S. Richards is wasting no time getting to work. And there is no shortage of work to be done. Richards, who won a special election Tuesday with 49 percent of the votes, met Wednesday with R. Carlos Carballada, who has been acting mayor since mid-January.

Mar 3, 2011

Three left in mayor’s race

Three candidates will be on the ballot March 29 for the special election for mayor of the city of Rochester. They are Thomas S. Richards, former corporation counsel who served as mayor for three weeks after Mayor Robert Duffy resigned to become lieutenant governor ...

Feb 28, 2011

City fight over mayoral succession ongoing

R. Carlos Carballada would like to move past the question of his authority as acting mayor, but there may be another challenge on the horizon. Monroe County Supreme Court Justice John J. Ark on Monday ...

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 ...

Jan 28, 2011

Ex-mayor Johnson jumps back in ring

A former three-term mayor of Rochester is wearing his old political hat again. Democrat William Johnson, a political outsider when he became the city's first black mayor in 1994, has announced his candidacy ...

Jan 18, 2011

Hatch Act v. the mayor

The Hatch Act left Thomas S. Richards with only two choices. He could resign as mayor of the City of Rochester in order to run for the seat in a special March election or he could keep the temporary post and not seek election ...

Jan 4, 2011

Business owner plans to run for mayor

Alex White, a Rochester business owner, intends to seek the Green Party’s nomination for mayor of the city of Rochester. He plans to officially announce his intentions this afternoon ...

Jan 3, 2011

Green Party releases candidate questionnaire

The Green Party of Monroe County has officially begun its search for a candidate for mayor of Rochester for the March 29 special election. It is offering a questionnaire in various formats ...

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