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Re: “The most important meal of the day

I grew up in Brooklyn with bagel places on several corners. Bagel land's bagels are one of the few bagel that meet the standards of Brooklyn bagels and that says a lot.

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Posted by Mitchell Lurye on 07/30/2014 at 1:19 PM

Re: “The most important meal of the day

There are a slew of breakfast sandwiches to be had in the area, but I think your discussion of the Public Market offerings should include VM Giordano Imports European Cheese Shop, located a few doors down from Flour City Bread.
They have a few varieties of breakfast sandwiches, and are absolutely delicious.

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Posted by Tom on 07/30/2014 at 12:50 PM

Re: “The most important meal of the day

YES! You got the best on there. Village Bakery is undoubtedly my favorite breakfast sandwich in Rochester.

Posted by PixelHustler on 07/30/2014 at 12:47 PM

Re: “RPO announces new music director

__"new music director" "new position" "new and vibrant" "new and exciting ways"__
"New" yes but lest not forget that a world class orchestra to be successful blends the new with the old. Too much new too quickly can lead to turmoil and trouble for director and orchestra. I think a case in point can be made for the recent RPO season of troubles.

Anyway here's to successful for Stare and the RPO!

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Posted by George of the City on 07/30/2014 at 11:25 AM

Re: “The Great War

Great article. World's oldest profession is really intertribal warfare and looks like we are all heading for another "Great War" . . . for every Gandhi there are 10 Stalins and Hitlers.

Radical Islamic Jihadis are certainly helping us along this horrible path . . . may the peacemakers unite and eradicate them one glorious day and save the rest of us from Islamist tyranny - the worst tyranny imaginable.

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Posted by Porter Pudintain on 07/30/2014 at 10:31 AM

Re: “This Christian nation: the immigrant children

Tom: FYI I was born here and that makes me an American citizen. I did have relatives who came here LEGALLY from other countries (and still have the documents to prove it). I agree we should learn from history. The Native Americans could not turn back the 'immigrants' who eventually colonized and claimed North America. If the US can't or won't defend her borders and sovereignty the same thing could happen again. The US has fought wars to prevent the conquest of other countries but we're not doing anything to protect our own borders. We are a nation of laws and LEGAL immigrants.

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Posted by Bart on 07/30/2014 at 10:22 AM

Re: “Brooks say no to casino in Monroe County

I want to be charitable and say thank you to Maggie Brooks. It is one of those "hell freezes over" moments that Brooks and I agree--at least on the surface--on an issue.

Then I think more about motivations or, in this case, lack of motivation. Does the lack of motivation to support casinos have anything to do with the fact that Brooks would not be able to hand out favors/contracts/jobs in a casino project because it would be controlled by the Seneca Nation?

Posted by Tom Janowski on 07/30/2014 at 9:57 AM

Re: “This Christian nation: the immigrant children

Andrew and many others prove that Christians value money above all else.

And Bart..."we" are legal immigrants? The Native Americans granted us that status?? I think you need to read some history books.

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Posted by Tom Janowski on 07/30/2014 at 9:31 AM

Re: “This Christian nation: the immigrant children

Let's be real honest here. The left has never had much usage for Christianity until now. When the left begins opposing abortion I will believe them.

I ask that if you are Christian to attempt to adopt one of these children and teach them Christian values. Who knows they may vote republican and the whole thing will backfire on obama

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Posted by Earl Gonzalez on 07/30/2014 at 3:54 AM

Re: “Week Ahead: Dems want parking study for DHS building

This parking lot has been over-packed for many years. When free money is the product; What do you expect? And why are so many poor people entitled to cars?

Let's shut the whole place down. Social workers shouldn't need an office. Clients would be much better served by social workers who exclusively made house calls.

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Posted by Mike Bruton on 07/29/2014 at 2:29 PM

Re: “Ten things you might not know about Seabreeze

As much as the ride freaked me out, the rock-o-planes were a family favorite. The enchanter(the haunted house ride) was awesome. These were late 70's early 80's rides down by the bobsled. The goofy house was by far the best. The giant spinning cylinder to run through. Crazy and zany slanted floor. I'm 38 now and a mother of two. Seabreeze has always been a crowd pleaser and always will be!
Samantha P.

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Posted by Samantha West Petrucci on 07/29/2014 at 7:52 AM

Re: “College Blog: Blogging as a steppingstone

Do you know how to post? Thanks!

Posted by clorinda on 07/29/2014 at 4:48 AM

Re: “Ten things you might not know about Seabreeze

I still have a brass ring from the merry go round. I remember leaning out reaching for them...I wonder if it would be allowed today. Probably not...the good ole days :)

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Posted by Sue St George on 07/29/2014 at 1:09 AM

Re: “[UPDATED] Vargas muffs principal's removal, comes under attack

Two possible theories: 1. a group of Monroe teachers loudly complained about Ramirez's leadership to the press and to the RTA. Vargas will not cross the RTA. He saw what happened to Brizard. Consequently , Ramirez must go to placate the unhappy teachers and RTA. 2. Ramirez somehow pissed off Vargas. Principal Soler spoke about retaliation against those who do at the Board meeting. Hence, the action taken. To go back to former leadership seems to be a desperate move. It makes no sense and is only a smokescreen for whatever the true motives for the removal of Ramirez in the first place. Why oh why would the Board hire a person at 125k for no available position? This action is incompetence on all parties part. Taxpayers aren't you outraged at this cronyism and mismanagement? How long can this go on unchecked?

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Posted by Newyorktaxpayer on 07/28/2014 at 2:24 PM

Re: “[UPDATED] Vargas muffs principal's removal, comes under attack

"For example, the school's August graduation rate in 2012 was 29.2 percent."

Wasn't Vicky Ramos Monroe's Principal at the time? Can someone explain the logic in going back to that?? Absolutely unbelievable. Plain & simple - Vargas is incompetent and must go.

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Posted by swk on 07/28/2014 at 1:16 PM

Re: “THEATER | "Witness of Kitty Genovese"

Yes, except that's a myth. The idea that people did not intervene was invented by newspaper reporters wishing to spread the blame from the sick animal who killed Genovese -- Winston Moseley, a murderer-rapist, in that order btw, out hunting a white female, specifically, to rape and murder that night. Sociologists eager to invent the phenomenon of social anomie latched onto the story -- a fable, really, and gave it life in academia, where facts really don't matter as much a political beliefs.

The play's "quotes" are likely from the recent whitewashing, attention-seeking book that wildly decontextualizes testimony and ignores all inconvenient facts in order to push the discredited Times version of events.

Moseley briefly caught Miss Genovese on a public street and stabbed her, but she managed to break free and crawl around to an alley where the main attack occurred -- with no witnesses, and then she perished in her apartment hallway. Many who heard the initial, brief confrontation saw only an empty street after she escaped Moseley and he quickly left the scene in his car -- many thus reasonably assumed a personal fight was resolved because they heard and saw little or nothing. Moseley then parked elsewhere and walked back and confronted Miss Genovese in an alley, a private place, not the street. She was too wounded to fight back much. Only one witness, her friend, had a good view of the crime at its end, inside the building. Drunk, in shock, and terrified that the killer might harm him, this sole real witness crawled over a roof, alerted a friend, and then called the police.

AM Rosenthal of the Times let his reporters make the whole story up so they could avoid an unpleasant race narrative at a time of racial tension and could blame society, not the offender, for Moseley's crimes ( a priority of the elitist, social-theory-besotted Times), which included other brutal rapes of black women. They shamelessly went on to continue to blame Genovese's innocent neighbors and advocate for Moseley's release from prison despite the fact that he is a serial corpse rapist and murderer and despite a vicious escape involving serious injuries and more rapes. they did so for two reasons: to conceal their lies and to advance their preening pleasures that he "took college classes" behind bars. Repugnant. The real cowardly witness story here is the 40-year deceptions, lies, and hatreds for ordinary people and female victims, particularly white victims of interracial crimes, that flourished at the Times, where, ironically, no whistleblowers have ever had the integrity to speak up. Someone should take a little stroll down that "street" of cowards and write a play about that.

Ordinary people subjected to crime have always been the most hated "others" -- and it's always open season on the among the literati and the elite media. Thus the pleasure many take in the bystander syndrome myth -- though propaganda is a better term for it.

So, enjoy your little drama. You are lying about horrific truths and demeaning human loss in order to advance self-serving politics. Clap clap.

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Posted by Tina Trent on 07/28/2014 at 10:18 AM

Re: “This Christian nation: the immigrant children

I read that Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel offered to take 1000 of the 'refugees'. Chicago is near the top of the list of cities with crime, gang and gun violence. Isn't that what these children are supposedly fleeing from?

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Posted by Vito on 07/28/2014 at 6:48 AM

Re: “Lessons for Rochester from Raleigh

The Rochester City School District is a very good example why you should not consolidate into one large county school system just because of the bloated Central Office and their bungling of anything they touch. Same goes with the school board, who should not be paid anything since they really don't know how to make the right decisions for the students they are supposed to care about. Until we do something about the extreme poverty, this will not have any effect.

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Posted by Glenn Long on 07/27/2014 at 11:26 PM

Re: “This Christian nation: the immigrant children

If in some way a few dollares could be made on these ones then they would become legal real fast.

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Posted by Peter R. Mares on 07/27/2014 at 5:43 PM

Re: “This Christian nation: the immigrant children

Who should be ashamed is Mary Anna Towler for that blatant assault on the city and state she claims to love so much. Mrs. Towler, simply because hard working, LAW-ABIDING citizens are tired of their tax dollars being used for at best, dubious causes and at worst corruption at the highest levels, does NOT mean we are the heartless people you have the insolence to portray us as. Now I just came back from Mass. I prayed that the crisis at the border can get worked out, that these children can find peace and safety. But NOT on our backs and our dollars. I've been made to pay enough over the years for a war I didn't want, for liquor and cigarettes for people who'd rather live on my dollar than make their own, for the rich to make money off the backs of everyone else and for government bureaucrats to sit around watching pornography all day on their computer while getting full health care, paid vacations to luxury resorts and money for pensions.

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Posted by andrew on 07/27/2014 at 11:57 AM

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