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...
SUNY Geneseo apologizes for blackface social media post by students
SUNY Geneseo is apologizing and offering services for students after receiving reports of a social media post that apparently showed two students referencing blackface. In letters, the school’s president Denise Battles and Chief Diversity Officer robbie routenberg offered support for students who were upset by the posting. In a... Read more
Jury deliberations wrap-up for day in Leticia Astacio trial
A Syracuse jury started deliberations Thursday after closing statements in the trial of former Rochester City Court Judge Leticia Astacio. The crime that Astacio is charged with is attempted criminal purchase or disposal of weapon — a Class D felony. Right now, the Astacio’s fate is in the hands... Read more
Mayor: Rochester’s crime rate is at lowest level in 39 years
Rochester’s crime rate has fallen to its lowest level in nearly four decades, Mayor Lovely Warren announced on Thursday. The mayor, citing newly released crime statistics for 2018, said Part I crimes — which are serious violations including murder, rape, robbery, and other violent crime — were at the... Read more
Rochester contractors ordered to pay $44,000 for defrauding customers: A.G.
The owners of a Rochester contracting company have been ordered to pay $44,000 in damages for failing to follow through on work. State Attorney General Letitia James announced Monday that a settlement had been reached with the owners of Decks by Design, LLC. James’ office said co-owner Frank Arena... Read more
Knighthawks players go bowling with CURE Childhood Cancer kids
It was a very special night on Monday for the Rochester Knighthawks and a group of children in Rochester. The professional lacrosse players met with kids from CURE Childhood Cancer at Radio Social to hit the lanes and do some bowling. Players Brad Gillies, Austin Shanks, and Jake Withers... Read more
Rochester Councilman Adam McFadden pleads guilty, faces prison time
Rochester City Councilman Adam McFadden has pleaded guilty to charges in the Rochester Housing Authority corruption case. McFadden admitted to charges of wire fraud and filing a false tax return. Prosecutors say he could face up to 20 years behind bars but may face less under the plea. The... Read more
Teachers union calls for changes to state exams
The state teacher’s union claims state tests are flawed and harmful to students. The pushback comes as students in 3rd grade through 8th grade begin taking ELA tests this week. Math testing is done about a month later. New York State United Teachers or NYSUT, claims the exams are... Read more
Nick Cannon and Friends Coming To Rochester
ROCHESTER, NEW YORK—The cast and crew of the popular Hip-Hop embedded comedy improv show “Wild ‘N Out Live”—as seen on MTV—is coming to the Blue Cross Arena in Rochester on Saturday, May 4 at 8 PM for a special show titled “Nick Cannon Presents: Nick Cannon and Friends” along... Read more
Isaiah Stewart Scores 16 in McDonald’s All-American Game
Rochester native, and the reigning Naismith High School Boys Basketball National Player of the Year, Isaiah Stewart participated in the prestigious McDonald’s All-American Game in Athens, Georgia on Wednesday. The University of Washington signee and former McQuaid standout scored 16 points in the game, which featured the top high... Read more
Rochester man cycling from LA to NYC to honor late wife
A Rochester man is cycling from Los Angeles to New York City to honor the dream of his late wife. Tracy Williams and his first wife renovated homes in Rochester to better the community for the people that lived there. When Williams’ wife passed away, he began the Courtney... Read more