Upcoming Rochester Pop-up Shop Is An Example of Kwanzaa’s “Cooperative Economics” Principle
Rochester, New York—On Saturday, December 29 from 1 p.m. until 6 p.m., local celebrity photographer Christopher Cardwell of GoodKnews...
Miss Taleah Elliott is Young, Gifted And Going Places
Taleah Elliott is a young author/ influencer who wrote her first book at the tender age of 5 years...
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Commemorates 112 Years of Leadership
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. is the first black collegiate fraternal organization of the nine black Greek letter organizations...
State: Only 14 of Rochester’s 48 schools are in ‘good standing’
A new report from the state’s Education Department says only 14 of 48 schools in the City of Rochester are in “good standing” by a state assessment. That number is down from 24 schools considered in good standing last year. Of the remaining 34 schools, 13 are listed under... Read more
Chester Cab Pizza sends free food to Rochester airport employees working without paychecks
Chester Cab Pizza is making an extra effort to help out airport workers in Rochester who are not getting paid during the government shutdown. Speaking with News 8, owner Dess Ivanov says he wanted to do something to help out. “They are struggling right now, so I decided to... Read more
Shutdown may have an impact on student loan applicants
The partial government shutdown may have an impact on student loans, particularly students applying for FAFSA. Through the application process, certain verifications are needed, such as citizenship status and certain transcripts from the IRS. Another confirmation that may delay some applications, especially male students, is if they’ve signed up... Read more
Athletic Trainer Facing Rape Charges
An athletic trainer who worked in the Geneseo School District has been charged with rape. Austin Pratt, 30, is charged with criminal sex act and endangering the welfare of a child. He’s accused of having a sexual encounter with a child under the age of 17 in Geneseo late... Read more
Police Brutality Case Against RPD Officer Going to Trial
The Rochester police officer charged with assault in a police brutality case is heading to trial. Officer Michael Sippel walked into court Tuesday morning hoping to have his assault charges dismissed. He’s been charged with misdemeanor assault for allegedly beating up 37-year-old Christopher Pate in May. Pate claims that... Read more
Report: ‘Gymboree’ expected to close all 900 of its stores
Children’s clothing store Gymboree is expected to close all 900 of its locations, according to a report from the Wall Street Journal. The closures could come as soon as this week as the company moves to file for bankruptcy, CNBC reports. The kids clothing retailer has two locations near... Read more
Appellate court grants motion to move Astacio’s trial out of Monroe Co.
An appellate court has granted a motion by the attorney for former city court judge Leticia Astacio to move her trial on gun charges out of Monroe County. In its decision, the appellate court writes that “Under the particular circumstances presented, we conclude that there is reasonable cause to... Read more
Squad suspended after video shows Fisher cheerleaders using N-word while singing rap song
St. John Fisher has suspended its cheerleading squad after a video posted online shows some members saying the N-word while singing along with a rap song, the college’s president explains in a letter to students. Fisher President Gerard Rooney writes that cheerleading activities have been suspended indefinitely. A video... Read more
Online Doctors Notes Come to Rochester
Soon, hundreds of thousands of area patients will have fast and secure online access to their office-visit notes written by their health care providers. UR Medicine and Rochester Regional Health are teaming up to share office-visit notes with its patients as part of a national movement known as “OpenNotes.”... Read more
District: ‘No credible threat’ after Brockport CSD lockout
District leaders say deputies determined there was no credible threat after a tip prompted a school lockout Friday morning in Brockport. Brockport schools were placed in lockout after the report of the potential threat against the high school. The lockout has since been lifted. Speaking Friday morning, Superintendent Leslie... Read more