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...
Where teachers can get free food and discounts for Teacher Appreciation Week May 6-10
Businesses want to show teachers a little love. For Teacher Appreciation Week, which kicks off Monday, some restaurants are offering free meals, buy-one-get-one free deals and discounts. The biggest freebie day for educators is Tuesday, Teacher Appreciation Day, also called National Teachers Day. And teachers won’t be the only ones... Read more
Morning run in the city to support cure for Huntington’s Disease
Despite gray overcast clouds, more than 500 runners lined up at the start line on East Avenue for the 10th Annual Bill Lawler Huntington’s 5K Run at 9 Saturday morning. The following streets will be closed until about 10:30 a.m.: East Avenue from Alexander Street to Scio Street; Broadway from... Read more
RCSD Superintendent forums begin with two candidates
The public forum for RCSD’s search for a new superintendent started with two candidates taking the floor. Dr. George Eric Thomas and Dr. Sito Narcisse switched between speaking to a group of parents and students and a group of RCSD employees. The forum gave the groups an opportunity to ask the... Read more
24-hour vigil honors those impacted by police brutality
A 24-hour vigil, outside Rochester City Hall, began Thursday evening. Supporters of a Police Accountability Board were honoring people impacted by police brutality. They also want city lawmakers to know they oppose a proposal to add a member of law enforcement to the Police Accountability Board. “I don’t think... Read more
Seneca Park Zoo to host ‘Cinco de Rhino’
While many are preparing for Cinco de Mayo, Seneca Park Zoo is celebrating in its own special way. This Saturday, adults ages 21 and older are invited to the zoo’s annual Cinco de Rhino craft beer and cider celebration. The event includes tastings from more than a dozen national... Read more
Frontier to cut 280 positions at Henrietta support center
Frontier is eliminating non-union 280 positions as it looks to reallocate resources from its Henrietta technical support center. The cuts will take effect July 31. In a statement, the company said impacted employees will be eligible for medical benefits and severance. “While these decisions are difficult, we expect the... Read more
LaShay Harris named to City Council to fill South District seat
A Rochester City Council seat left vacant after allegations of scandal is officially filled. On Tuesday, City Council named LaShay Harris to serve as the South District representative. She replaces Adam McFadden who lost his seat after pleading guilty to federal wire fraud and tax charges earlier this month. “The... Read more
Parents turn out in droves to discuss racism in Pittsford schools
After concerns were raised about racism, parents in Pittsford Central School District are demanding action. They filled a room inside the Spiegel Community Center Monday night to attend the PTSA’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee meeting. The group meets monthly, but Monday’s meeting took on special importance for those in... Read more
Deadline approaching to apply for Wyoma Best Scholarship
The deadline for the Rochester Association of Black Journalists’ Wyoma Best Scholarship is quickly approaching. In 2005, the scholarship was created to help future journalists attend colleges and universities in and outside of the Rochester area. High school seniors interested in journalism or communications are encouraged to apply by... Read more
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 a unique challenge coined “The Pop-up Homework Series,” an engagement tactic used to help school administrators and teachers reinforce positive behavior and academic excellence. For the series, Rochester students will... Read more