I suspect you're being hyperbolic, but none of the candidates live with Assembly member Morelle, and of the candidates, only one is currently a Morelle staffer.
Voters generally like party hacks and insiders. This is the only trend I see in the voting. Greece's answer to the town's notorious corruption was to elect the leader of the county GOP machinery. Even the winning challengers (in the city and towns) were mostly insiders. All school board members were reelected and the leader of Gates is so popular, no challenger existed--unanimous acclaim for the incumbent! The Town of Irondequoit wants the Morelle's to be its tax dependents for life.
Might as well rename Irondequoit Morelleville. Everyone elected either lives with Assemblyman (and MCDC chair) Joe Morelle or has been on his payroll for years.
I honestly don't think Warren's victory proves anything where the primary is concerned. Many who supported Richards in the primary (but didn't vote for some reason) supported Warren *now* because they either bought the notion that they couldn't or shouldn't vote for Richards or they felt loyalty to the Democratic party and won't break out of that habit for anyone.
Since she failed to garner the sixty percent of Democrats in the city, it seems pretty clear, to me (a non-Democrat) at least, that her victory was exactly what it's been said it was: a motivated minority defeating a lackadaisical majority.
Love to, Steve. But we've got to get it right. Better to be right, than first.
It's past 9 p.m. There are more races than Sheriff. Start calling 'em.
More sour grapes from the Eastman House.
Having failed in their previous underhanded attempt to gain possession of this property they now try (unsuccessfully) to claim they THEY'RE the victim !
Welcome neighbors! Stop by 6 atlas street some time
As they say in the meat processing business, no matter how you package it, it's still baloney!
Teaches you perception is reality and the complex problem is when you don't understand the perceptions others have for you, your country or your cause. More often than not were too caught up in the culture shock and cannot comprehend that there are cultures out there that differ from our own and that ours is not the best, none is better or worse.
Ha! Who said Tom Richards' projects don't bring jobs downtown?
how come you fail to mention that the city council all voted to let deputy mayor reardon pay only 144 dollars in property taxes on his 300,000 dollar condo and many other major political contributors. rochester is a corrupt joke. all because they have the people believing their lies!!! just because they are democrats they get away with everything. people need to wake up and look at the people not the party!! stop the greed go with green!~~~
your election guide is a joke, yes return the same old same old. fill in our inner loop spend 20 million dollars on a beauty project?? spend 30 million dollars on condos in a public park??? the list goe s on and on with these city council members maybe the problem is they are all lawyers. they sell off rochester piece by piece to developers but you suppor this because they fund your paper!!!
What Rochester needs (as does Buffalo, where I now live) is to have police patrols on foot in these neighborhoods. Driving around in police cars does nothing to prevent crime; it is only a resource that allows the police to respond quicker.
Good for Bruce Barnes for opposing it, and keep up the good work. Much of University Avenue is, in atmosphere, a "dead zone," but how things are now is not how they were, or how they would be with proper planning in the years and decades to come. The City has done well re the Neighborhood of the Arts; give the Eastman House, which is central to that concept, the opportunity to do as it needs to do in the future there. It is against the interests of the entire community for space in the immediate vicinity of the Eastman House to be blocked off from future development in keeping with its location by the kind of project Morgan Management wants to do, which is as short-sighted, mercenary, shallow, and unwise as are the arguments in support of fracking. I've known the Voiture/40&8 since my late father was County Commander, the immediate vicinity of the Eastman House has been home to me virtually all my life, and my church is the Greek Orthodox Church of the Annunciation next door. I know the area as well as anyone does, and I know what I'm talking about here. Plus, problematic parties ow have devastated the neighborhood's trees, all of which are in a preservation district and none of which are to be taken down without permission of the preservation board, without seeking the permission of the City and too often without being sanctioned by it as proper, already. Put it somewhere else, Morgan. It doesn't belong there. One trusts that the Planning Commission and the Preservation Board will act in the best interests of the city and leave this space as is so that something more supportive of and conducive to what this city can do and be in the future than a mere apartment house can manifest. Kindly remember the folly of ca. 1960, when the City wanted pink apartment houses; I remember, in fact, when the City insisted that an irreplaceable mansion be torn down and that one be built. Sure, Morgan wants the location. But it's not the appropriate use of the space. May I suggest that rather than approving Morgan's Folly, the Preservation Board exercise its authority regarding the trees in the neighborhood.
In response to the two prior comments, if the number of hypothetical residents of this hypothetical apartment or condo project who would visit and even donate to the Eastman House -- if they did -- is sufficient to make a significant difference to the Eastman House, then George's legacy is less than we thought. In terms of the Eastman House's "right" to "possess" the property, well, how much does the Eastman House mean to the community versus how much Morgan Management does? I have no reason to be a fan of City Newspaper's management, but honestly I do not see how it is failing to be objective in this instance. What is a pity is apparent inability to understand why it is important not to split an infinitive.
I live in the South Wedge and my partner owns a bar in the area. I have recently been victim to car vandalisms, car break in, and home robbery. We'd like to be involved in any planning to make our neighborhood a safe place.
I would love to be a part of this. My partner and I bought a house in the heart of the Wedge and I would like to help keep it safe.
Thanks, Christine. Totally understand. Look forward to hearing more about this and the progress the group makes - I also agree that that park at the corner of Alexander and South has become a trouble spot and prized location for people hanging out and drinking.
The meeting is not open to the public; this is a very early, planning meeting. I left out the location so people wouldn't be tempted to show up anyway.
I live up the hill from the South Wedge and may be interested in attending the meeting. Can you update with specifics of when and where the meeting will be held? Thanks.
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