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...
Awards luncheon honors best of downtown Rochester
The best of downtown was highlighted at a special event Thursday. The 2019 Downtown Definitely Awards Luncheon was held at the Holiday Inn Downtown. Awards included best downtown living space, workspace, downtown company, public sector project and best downtown dog. “We’ve got a downtown that’s exploding with projects, a... Read more
Should state officials control Rochester CSD?
In an email chain, Regents Vice Chancellor T. Andrew Brown outlines a plan for the state to potentially take over the Rochester City School District. In the emails, Vice Chancellor Brown throws out the idea of the state appointing a superintendent and for the board of education to remove... Read more
Emails outline state plan to oust RCSD school board
A draft plan floated by top leadership of the state Board of Regents to intervene in the Rochester City School District would temporarily remove the elected school board, according to emails obtained by the Democrat and Chronicle. In its place, the Regents would appoint a five-member interim board for... Read more
‘Parker Scholars’ given life-changing opportunities at Mercy
It only takes one person to make a difference and change a life. There are two people involved at Mercy High School working to do just that. They don’t want their name on a room or a building. They simply want to make good citizens. Pat Salcido is a... Read more
City Council approves putting police advisory board to public vote
City of Rochester citizens will get to weigh in this fall on whether Rochester gets a police accountability board. On Tuesday, members of City Council unanimously agreed to pave the way for the creation of the nine-member board. The matter has been a topic of discussion for months. City... Read more
Town officials launch website ahead of referendum vote on community center
The Town of Irondequoit has launched a website for the proposed Community Center inside the old mall. Town Supervisor Dave Seeley says they received a lot of positive feedback for the Skyview on the Ridge project. The final plans include a gym with an elevated track, fitness center, additional community... Read more
AG James launches affordable housing program
Attorney General of New York Letitia James announced a new program to support mission-based institutions in developing affordable housing. The Mission-Based Affordable Housing Partnership will offer up to $1.4 million to assist mission-based institutions that are considering repurposing property for affordable housing. The program will match affordable housing development... Read more
UFC makes its Rochester debut
More than 8,000 fans piled into the Blue Cross Arena for UFC Fight Night. The first UFC fight happened in New York back in 2016 after close to two decades of a ban on Mixed Martial Arts fighting. Three years later the sport made its way to Rochester for... Read more
Hope, concerns as RCSD appoints new superintendent
The new superintendent of the Rochester City School District will be entering the role at a challenging time. Many are optimistic that Terry Dade can help turn the district around – but some remain skeptical. With a new leader at the helm, Zayra Lespier, who has two children in... Read more
Bench trial for Rochester Police officer accused of assault to begin Wednesday
The bench trial begins Wednesday for a suspended Rochester Police officer charged with misdemeanor assault after he allegedly beat a man wrongly accused of a crime. Michael Sippel is accused of assaulting Christopher Pate, of Rochester, back in May 2018. Sippel and another officer spotted Pate walking down Bloss Street.... Read more