And I hope to one day be 6'3" and a multi-billionaire. Ain't gonna happen either!
What we need in the city right now is continuity and stability. For the good of the community, Richards should continue to serve as mayor until these projects have been completed. Anything less is completely unacceptable
Lej? The only "Lej" I know of is the group ,"Literacy for Environmental Justice" in San Fran. And the "LEJ" designator for the Leipzig/Halle Airport in Germany.
These guys will poll behind Alex White.
Clint - Dumping the Less-Than-Fast-Ferry and killing RenSquare are actually two of Duffy's very few positive accomplishments. As to buying Parker's house, who the hell cares? Only a conspiracy lover would see that as a conflict of interest. Although selling a home in the Browncroft district and buying one on Keuka Lake does seems a strange way to demonstrate one's commitment to Rochchacha.
Oh well, I still think he intends to run for Tom Reed's House seat and the rumors about going after Parker's job is just smoke and mirrors to mislead the gullible.
”Rochesterians consoled themselves for the loss of Duffy with the knowledge that at least their former mayor would have the governor’s ear “
Consoled themselves? I guess that would be the ones who weren’t dancing in the streets over the fact that Rochester had rid itself of a Republican-in-sheep’s clothing who cynically switch his party affiliation to the Democrats merely so he could run for office. A mayor who, like his predecessor,
the genius behind Bill’s Barge, was willing to blow millions of tax dollars on an asinine civic “improvement”. In this case, a project to rip out the Broad Street bridge and replace it with a stagnant frog pond.
As to having the governor’s “ear”, I would agree. If by “ear” you mean he picked up Andy’s coffee and dry cleaning.
The Supreme Court only ruled only that the Obamacare MANDATE forcing Americans to buy health insurance was a TAX and therefore an allowable act by Congress, which has the Constitutional power to tax. The all-Democrat majority Congress which passed Obamacare was too chicken-sh*t to call the mandate a tax so the Supreme Court said it for them.
There is hope: prohibition was once the "law of the land" as Obama proclaims that Obamacare is, but prohibition was repealed when the people realized it was a bad idea
This program is very beneficial to the community as a whole. For every teen helped, that is one less person in the system. One less teen lost to the life of violence. Now if we could catch teens before they find themselves in these situations would be even better. I hope this program continues to help those who come through its doors for many years to come.
Interesting to think that Bob Duffy would be suited for this job...or any in the private sector! First, he is not going to be able to lobby at the state level for two years. Second, he has never worked in the private sector a day in his career, this is a business of businesses! Third, while he is liked, he is seen an inept by the business community.
Forth, he got on the wrong side of the Mayoral primary. Fifth, he killed the fast ferry. Sixth, he killed Ren. Square. Seventh, he purchased Sandy Parker's lake home from her, which, by conflict of interest, should disqualify him from consideration. Eigth, he awarded a 1 dollar deal to Christa Morgan to build midtown...which is now still a hole in the ground. Ninth...oh, never mind, this list is getting too long to continue!
Oh good riddance to him.
i would like to see more, real investigative reporting. I would like to see reporters and the media follow up on information given to then rather than just printing what could amount to no more than opinions. It is so hard to take back words that have already been out there and more and more often we are seeing negative publicity on things that don't exist.
"Many of Brizard’s sharpest critics in Rochester speak kindly of him today."
Which critics? Present some evidence for this. Because I'm pretty sure you're just making this up.
Mr. Brizard's return to the spotlight is as the new Senior Advisor to the President at the College Board, hired by David Coleman, the prime developer and cheerleader for the Common Core State Standards gold rush. Coleman is President and CEO of that company and will lead its efforts in developing Common Core aligned assessments.
"But newspapers also have a responsibility to be community leaders."
And one of the ways that newspapers can be community leaders is to utilize changing technologies to enhance interaction with their readers.
For example, readers now have the ability to communicate with newspaper editors and reporters with questions and feedback about articles and editorials via posted comments. This provides those editors/reporters with the opportunity to respond in real time to those questions and to clarify or elaborate on any points they raised which were questionable, unclear or underreported.
Unfortunately, in the case of the D&C AND City Newspaper, the ability for two-way communication is not being taken advantage of. Reader questions and comments are ignored and 21st. Century newspapers pay as little attention, of not less, to their readers as any two bit paper from the 19th. Century.
On a related note, particularly amusing is how the D&C is quick to print any :Letter to the Editor that praises their operations while consigning to the round file any letter containing even a hint of criticism or a suggestion that their management and staff might not walk on the water.
This isn't surprising. He goes from district to district, decimating the public schools so he and his buddies can grow charters to skim money and get big money contracts. This was the logical progression (and probably his plan from the beginning).
Tim, I'd like to know who among Brizard's sharpest critics speak kindly of him today. Anyone who works (or worked) at RCSD remembers him as a ruthless dictator who did incalculable damage to the system. Take a look at the data before he arrived. Now take a look at the data after he arrived. Never (to date) in the District's history has one person done so much damage in so short a time; those are the facts of the case, for anyone who actually cares to examine them.
By the way, and as but one very small point on this rogue regime, did "the kids" whom he spoke of so frequently, really need his monthly car allowance to go from $500 per month to $800 (he wanted $1,000 per month)? I guess the kids needed him to drive something nicer than the $51,000 Acura MDX that RCSD leased for him.
You've captured it Tim!
Amen! The D&C has been on a downward slide for a while now. The issues with news coverage are duly noted. Add to that the inability to proofread, to provide competent customer service and to offer a printed weekly television listing for newsstand customers. The new "more" is hardly that.
The D&C is owned by Gannett, why would they print stories from Berkshire Hathaway (BH) and other newspapers? They would have to pay BH for the articles and employ less at the D&C. If you want to read stories from other companies, then buy a D&C and a BH newspaper. I think the changes to the web and to the physical paper were very positive. If I could read City articles in the D&C, I would just pick up the D&C and skip City.
Shallow insignificant stories and events lead to conversation amongst friends. Every normal human accomplishes several insignificant events every day, we enjoy learning that others accomplish the same worthless crap everyday.
Constant, real, education and certification teaches me significant things, City newspaper and the D&C teaches me about local and national insignificant things that start conversation with my friends.
This critique seems to believe that City serves as an investigative engine, I enjoy it for the stories on new restaurants and the coupons that go along with them. Your liberal slanted stories only inform me that you really dislike fracking.
ARobinson - You say that like it's a bad thing.
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