Riverway plans head toward the start line
The city took the first step today on an ambitious plan to redevelop the riverfront from the University of...
TV show being filmed in Rochester starting next week
A production company will begin filming a television show in Rochester next week. Greetings Media, LLC will have a...
2018 Inaugural ROC the Taste Food and Music Festival to be held July 27 & 28 in Downtown Rochester
ROC The Taste is a brand new free festival which blends the best of what Rochester has to offer...
Rochester man gets check after winning $3M jackpot
A man is taking home a $3 million jackpot after buying the right scratch-off ticket from a gas station in Rochester.Daniel Grinnell received his check Tuesday afternoon after a $3,000,000 Money Clip ticket he bought at the Fastrac on West Ridge Road near Dewey Avenue turned out to be a... Read more
Post Office hiring 500 seasonal workers in Rochester area
The U.S. Post Office is looking to hire 500 people ahead of the holidays. In a release, officials say both seasonal holiday helpers and long-term positions are available. Seasonal workers would start in mid-November through mid-January. The post office is also hiring long-term, non-career positions:  Postal Support Employees, City... Read more
No, New York doesn’t plan to arm its teachers
New York will not be arming teachers despite recent reports the Trump administration is moving ahead with plans to allow school districts to use federal education funds to purchase weapons. Betty Rosa, the state’s Board of Regents chancellor, announced the decision in a statement Thursday, citing concerns over violence and... Read more
Whole Foods back up at Brighton Planning Board meeting
The Whole Foods project is back on the agenda at the Brighton Planning Board Monday amidst renewed neighborhood calls for more project information. Over the last few months, the project developers, Daniele Family Companies, have been up for approvals for various aspects of the 10-acre project, including a plan... Read more
Three arrested following fight that suspended East/Wilson football game
Three were arrested after a series of fights that led to the suspension of the East/Wilson high school football game Saturday afternoon at Marina Auto Stadium. Police say a stabbing may have happened during the fights. A 17-year-old city resident walked into Strong Memorial Hospital Saturday with at least one cut... Read more
Black Media Brunch to Bring Together Media Pros, Business Owners and Entrepreneurs From Around the Region
The Rochester Association of Black Journalists (RABJ) will host its first fundraiser after officially gaining 501 (c) (3) nonprofit status. The Black Media Brunch will be held at ButaPub, 315 Gregory Street, on Sunday, September 30 from 11 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. The Black Media Brunch is an engaging... Read more
Popular food truck Neno’s Gourmet Mexican Street Food opens Monroe Avenue restaurant
What started as a tiny 10-foot trailer serving tacos and tostadas is now a burgeoning food business that includes a new eatery. Neno’s Gourmet Mexican Street Food has opened an inviting eatery at 649 Monroe Ave.; it serves the fare that has gained a following at its trailer and food truck, while offering new dishes... Read more
Rochester’s downtown sports arena to get $18M upgrade
The city of Rochester is planning to make millions of dollars in improvements at its downtown arena.Mayor Lovely Warren announced Thursday that the Blue Cross Arena at the Rochester War Memorial will undergo $18 million in major renovations, with funding provided by the city of Rochester, New York state... Read more
New Frederick Douglass statues revealed
The first replicas of the Frederick Douglass monument were unveiled Thursday in front of the Hochstein School of Music as part of the abolitionist’s 200 year birthday celebration. Frederick Douglass lived in Rochester for 40 years. “When you realize how important it is you can become very emotional about... Read more
Bob Johnson Auto Group expands, buys out two area dealerships
The Bob Johnson Auto Group has acquired Doan Chevrolet at 5049 Ridge Road West in Spencerport and Doan Buick GMC at 4389 Ridge Road West in Rochester, according to a news release issued Monday. The two dealerships will be rebranded as Websmart Chevrolet and Bob Johnson Buick GMC, respectively, according to the release. They... Read more