The Beat 1055 New Incentive Program for High School Students
WLGZ-FM The Beat 1055 will be at University Prep Charter School for Young Men (UPREP) this week to premiere...
Original Play to Preview at Avenue Blackbox Theatre on Joseph Ave.
Source: Avenue Blackbox Eventbrite The Avenue Blackbox Theatre closes its successful inaugural season with its most ambitious production to...
Baden Street Settlement to Host 118th Annual Meeting & Luncheon
In support of its mission to serve the community, Baden Street Settlement will host its 118th Annual Meeting and...
Hundreds gather for Rochester Deaf Festival
Hundreds gathered at Genesee Valley Park on Saturday for the 10th annual Rochester Deaf Festival. The event featured kids activities, a food truck, and a performance from the Heidi and Hedy Show. The festival was open to the entire public as organizers see it as an opportunity to share... Read more
Nationwide recall issued for certain Ragù pasta sauces
A nationwide voluntary recall has been issued for certain Ragù pasta sauces that could contain fragments of plastic. Parent company Mizkan America Inc. made the announcement on Saturday. Consumers should look for the cap codes and best use by dates on the yellow Ragù jars to determine which sauces are recalled.... Read more
Owner of the beloved Rocco (finally) opens second restaurant on Monroe Avenue
Mark Cupolo has been contemplating a follow-up to his beloved restaurant, Rocco, for a more than a decade now. A major reason for the wait: he wanted it to be on the same block of Monroe Avenue near downtown. Finally, all of the elements have aligned — a cool space, a talented chef and a... Read more
20th Anniversary Airport Games prepare to take flight
Lifetime Assistance will be celebrating the Airport Games 20th anniversary. The event features the USAirports 5K run and walk, a kids fun run and more. The games are also a fundraiser for Lifetime Assistance. The company hopes to raise $140,000 at this year’s event. They hope to benefit essential services including... Read more
City installs new smart parking meters
You might notice something different next time you park in downtown Rochester. City officials have started installing black smart meters to replace the 13-year-old blue meters you might have once used. The transition is happening just in time for the 2019 Rochester International Jazz Festival. Jessica Pink lives in... Read more
RCSD to provide free home internet access for high school students
The Rochester City School District will begin providing free home internet access to eligible students beginning next school year. Beginning in September, students in the 9th-12th grades will be able to take home Chromebooks issued by the district that come with internet-accessing hardware. The resources are being made possible... Read more
Airport Games promise family fun
The annual Lifetime Assistance Airport Games will be held this Saturday, June 15 at the US Airport Hangar off Scottsville Road at the Greater Rochester International Airport.This is the twentieth year of the unique fundraiser. Lifetime Assistance Foundation Administrative Assistant Liana Swartz discussed what’s on tap this year Monday during... Read more
New York approves sports betting in 4 upstate casinos
Gambling regulators in New York have voted to allow sports betting at four upstate casinos. The state’s Gaming Commission approved regulations Monday that will permit wagers at Resorts World Catskills in Monticello, Rivers Casino and Resort in Schenectady, Tioga Downs in the Southern Tier and Del Lago Resort and... Read more
Candidates Vying to Fill Seat Once Occupied by McFadden
A Rochester City Council seat up for grabs in this month’s primary lies in the south district. The seat was previously held by Adam McFadden, who last month pleaded guilty to wire fraud and filing a false tax return. McFadden was replaced by then Monroe County legislator LaShay Harris to fill out the rest of... Read more
Mayor Warren, City Council calls for referendum on state takeover of RCSD
Mayor Lovely Warren stood with members of Rochester City Council Friday morning to announce a plan to ask city voters to allow the state to assume control over the Rochester City School District for five years. If approved by City Council, a referendum will be held in November for... Read more