My question: whatever happened to the Common Good? Does it not say in the Preamble to the Constitution that we the people are to establish justice and promote the general welfare? American individualism has run amuck! We are social creatures. We are an interdependent web. Too many of our "leaders" have forgotten that.
Richard S. Gilbert
Great story! I meet many women that also have flower city rings and necklaces. For all the people that are negative about Rochester there is an equal amount that love living here and have a lot of civic pride.
I have had contact with Ikea and was told they will not come to this area because they only build in area the have 2 million people in a 40 mile radius.
The house cleaning is looking good. I am hoping Lovely can do good things for the city.
No link to the Kickstarter for the Karma Sauce project?
The first thing that came to mind was, "Ikea?" That's the only retail tourist attraction I can think of. It would certainly draw crowds from Buffalo and Syracuse.
David, You've said it so well. I saw this wonderful production on opening night and my daughter and I were blown away. This is truly the hidden gem of the season and I hope they sell out the rest of their shows.
All this talk about shopping mall's and thing's what about the city school's.when are they to have a chance like other school's where folk's stick as one to make sure are kid's learn the best.they also need program's to attend to keep out of trouble ,thing's they like or ,would take interest in .more job's wouldn't hurt too.if we are going to have some type of future let's stop guessing at what we need and actually get something done that has a long life meaning.
Now is not the right time for city council to step in on this, it's really up to Lovely Warren to name her Police Chief and for him or her to set a direction.
As I see it, the city will either make some pronounced effort to increase enforcement of the state's existing anti-drug laws (I have suggested increased undercover narcotics investigation and SWAT-style drug house raids) as a "get-tough" policy, or it will continue to largely ignore the problem in the name of "improved community relations."
Stop-and-frisk of street-corner loiterers is not going to be a solution. The serious hard drug sales are occurring from drug houses, not in open-air. Open-air sales are mostly marijuana. What's required is actual undercover work by narcotics detectives, to include developing informants and executing controlled crack cocaine and heroin buys from drug houses. This is not regular patrol officers riding around and running their low-level harassment game by briefly shining their spotlights on corner crowds, then driving on.
It's up to Warren to establish her credibility on this.
What a wonderful and thorough review from Mr. Raymond! I sincerely appreciate you coming to the play and so happy you enjoyed it as well. It is such a charming and heart-felt story that I couldn't wait to share it with the Rochester community. Bravo to the dedicated and talented cast and crew to launch a fantastic show!
Thanks so much Mr. Raymond :-) Great review and I am humbled that you singled me out too. It is a fun role and I have really enjoyed playing it.
Since selling illegal drugs is, in fact, illegal, then isn't the city already a drug-free zone?
Of course it's unconstitutional! And it wouldn't work even if it were passed. These politicians just want to look like they're doing something. I lived in the middle of this for 7 years and never called Adam Mcfadden to complain. I didn't like much of it and I was mildly inconvenienced at times. Sometimes, I was downright furious, but I never thought I had the power to do anything about it or thought I could make a phone call to someone who did.
Chandeliers are best for decoration of dinning hall.They are best decorative material to enhance the beauty of your house.
Now things make sense. Passing drug free zones would mean more citizens would be arrested and this would help justify the increase of $1.5 million for the housing of prisoners in the jail. Too bad they are not interested in decreasing the number of people in jail as a way to cut costs as that would help everyone.
This kind of thing has been going on for years, and I don't know what the solution is. Young people just hanging out, socializing, maybe being a bit rebelious, but essentially doing no harm. Then, maybe the group gets a little too big, a fight starts. Everyone wants to watch. You see where I'm going here. It's a no win situation for the police. As is typically the case, the actions of a few spoil it for everyone.
And what does it mean for the mere person in the crowd, or even more so, the ones with the purpose of waiting for a bus. Guilty. Guilty by association.
Message to the new Mayor: Please scrap the red-light cameras. This unwanted and unjustifiable program is flawed and unfair. It drains money from the local economy and sows the seeds of ill will and mistrust among the population. Rochester becomes viewed as unwelcoming; thus discouraging tourism and visits from suburbanites anxious to spend money.
Thank you for a needed beginning of exploration on this topic. It's better to have Cancer than "mental illness" , in Rochester. The Cancer providers/supports are excellent, creative, holistic (yoga, nutrition, for example). Here are a few, brief observations. URMC needs to get rid of that huge "Behavioral Health" sign - it sends the wrong message. No parity for Medicare. (Seniors on fixed income cannot afford MH care). No quality control. The poorest, least educated get the lowest level of provider, least education. The MH clinic providers have huge caseloads, the most difficult cases, little support, limited modalities. "Talk therapy" or Rx, may not be the most effective or only intervention. "Mental health" is still the most "primitive" of the "medical" sciences. There's a big gap between the latest in neuroscience and practical application. There is EBM (evidence based medicine) that licensed Creative Arts providers (Music/ Art therapy), are profoundly effective, - but no insurance coverage. Understanding environmental/social causes (across class) and preventive (often low cost, creative, neighborhood level) interventions are needed. Privacy rights on electronic record systems (complex, sensitive issues). I hope this article promotes much needed, open conversation and action on a local level.
I completely agree Chris. Well written.
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