Hair Salon Offering Free Hair Styles on 4th Sundays
The Blow Dry Lounge (BDL) inside the Mall at Greece Ridge Mall is partnering with Building Better Foundations mentorship...
BLOG: Let’s Talk About Cannabis on Tuesday, October 15
Blog: Submitted by Mary Kruger, ROC NORML Communities and Cannabis is a series of events hosted by Roc NORML...
Best Happy Hour And Networking Experience In Rochester
POWER HOUR is a new way of networking! This mid-week happy hour event is for local movers and shakers...
Homeless shelters scramble for funding as winter approaches
As the weather gets colder, some Rochester advocates for the homeless are facing tough decisions now that they’ve lost out in a competition for state money. Local organizations that missed out on the funding pot this time around are working to decide on what steps to take next to... Read more
Thomas Jefferson High School alumni remember Officer Ortiz
The community came together to remember Officer Manny Ortiz Thursday night at the old Thomas Jefferson High School. Officer Ortiz graduated from Jefferson in 1986. Jefferson Alumni come together in November every year to catch up. This year classmates are grieving. Jacqueline Griffin helped organize the memorial for alumni.... Read more
The vapes and the vape-nots: How high schoolers deal with vaping culture
The vaping epidemic has been sweeping the nation this year. New York State legislators have proposed several bills to cut back on vaping and vape companies have fought back. According to studies from the Journal of the American Medical Association, 27.5 percent of high school students and 10.5 percent... Read more
Officers, first responders pack courthouse in support of officer Denny Wright
The man accused of repeatedly stabbing a Rochester police officer returned to court Friday. Keith Williams, 28 of Rochester, pleaded not guilty. He’s charged with attempted aggravated murder and aggravated assault in connection to the attack on RPD officer Denny Wright on Peck Street in early October. Williams is... Read more
Community votes for a police accountability board
Voters in Rochester weighed in on a controversial proposal that could impact local police. The majority of voters said “yes” to a police accountability board. The 22-page legislation already approved by Mayor Lovely Warren and the city council will replace a decades-old civilian review board. Advertisement Here’s how it... Read more
Adam Bello is your new Monroe County Executive
There is a new Monroe County Executive. Democrat Adam Bello defeated Republican incumbent Cheryl Dinolfo in a very narrow contest. He’ll be the second Democrat in the county’s history to hold the seat, the last one in 1991. It was a close race — but in the end, the... Read more
RPD officer killed in Penfield car crash
A Rochester Police Officer was killed in a car crash in Penfield on Saturday night. According to police, Officer Manuel Ortiz, 52, crashed his car on Empire Boulevard around 7 p.m. When Monroe County Sheriff’s deputies arrived on the scene they found Ortiz’s car in the ravine. Monroe County Sheriff Todd... Read more
$164,144 coming to Rochester for body worn police cameras
New York State Attorney General Letitia James was in Rochester Friday to announce funding for body worn cameras for local law enforcement agencies. The AG’s office awarded the Rochester Police Department with $104,450, for 70 body-worn camera systems and 15 body-worn camera docking stations. James’ office also awarded the... Read more
Tips for kids with food allergies while trick-or-treating
Getting dressed up to go trick-or-treating is a kid’s dream. But if your child has food allergies, it may be more  challenging. Rochester Regional Health’s doctor Luanna Yang says kids with food allergies can go trick-or-treating but, it’s wise for parents to  hit the streets with a plan. “Obviously reading... Read more
Children of all abilities celebrate Halloween at CDR
For many children, Halloween is a night that spells fun and treats.But for children with physical or sensory disabilities, it can be more of a challenge. That’s why every year the Center for Disability Rights hosts and an accessible trick-or-treat event for children of all abilities. Their office on... Read more