Today’s lesson, boys and girls, is on Plastics, itsy bitsy, teeny weeny, bits of plastics. Where besides oceans can you find them? Great Lakes, that’s right! And who put them there? We did, that’s right. And, are they likely to make fish and our drinking water healthier? No, boys and girls, they will not.
@PHIL, your all caps posting really changed my mind. Thank you for your thoughtful, trenchant analysis.
SO FILLING IN OUR INNER LOOP HELPS US HOW??? SO THEY CAN PUT MORE BEAUTY PROJECTS IN OUR CITY. WHERE ARE THE JOBS?? NEED JOBS TO PAY FOR THINGS. FUNDING BEAUTY PROJECTS WITH OUR TAX MONEY I RATHER FUND KIDS TO KEEP THEM IN SCHOOL SO THEY DONT END UP IN JAIL WHICH COSTS US MORE MONEY. THE IGNORANCE OF THE PEOPLE IN ROCHESTER AMAZES ME. ONLY IN ROCHESTER. AND YOU WONDER WHY PEOPLE LEAVE.
The amount of entitlement demonstrated by the GEH is absolutely appalling and embarrassing. I went to the meeting they held on this last year - their biggest reason for opposing Morgan Management was because their "viewscape" is apparently in danger and they need more parking. Downtown is already 50-60% parking; the last thing this city needs is more goddamn parking lots. The GEH is angry because they had a chance to acquire this property but were "asleep at the wheel" (those were the exact words the director used.) So now because of their past carelessness they're acting like a bunch of entitled crybabies. Get over yourselves.
To lorr: This newspaper is not and never has been funded by City Council or any other government body. We are an independent company owned by the two publishers and a diverse group of Rochester-area residents. Our funding comes from the sale of advertising.
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!!!yes richards is behind all this with his buddy duffy!!!
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!!!
Howard why is everything with you have to do with race??? white this and that its not about race its about money and class and control. lovely warren lies, dave gannt lies, and now adam mcfadden is proposing frisk and search at random?? is this cool with you because they are all black. i assure you this has nothing to do with race, it has to do with who has the purse strings, stop with the race crap!!!
The city newspaper is under city council rule. since the city newspaper is funded by the city council they are to lie and support these bully candidates. why would you write a piece on the green party only to mock them. Lovely Warren was caught lying about his her political contributor but that is okay. This white liberal paper needs to go. you only support who pays your bills. media is communism at its best!!
The know-nothing, elitist, dangerous, super-liberals at City Newspaper (whom, as far as I know, STILL, in 2013 don't have a single person of color on their reporting-staff, nor on their Editorial Board) had the intestinal fortitude, and unmitigated gall to write that: "Lori Thomas and Howard Eagle are knowledgeable and dedicated, but their combative style – for which neither apologizes – would cause serious problems on the school board."
If the thoroughly incompetent, tongue-in-cheekish, ineffective, bumps-on-a-log, entrenched, current, school board does not have "serious problems" --- it never will. In addition to being know-nothings, elitist, dangerous, and super-liberal --- the all-white City staff is also hypocritical. They tried hard to explain why two of the current, bumps-on-a-log, incompetents "deserve to be re-elected," and why apparently the third one doesn't, but their explanation falls woefully short regarding consistency, and logic. Everyone who is paying close attention knows that it's simply a matter of them preferring a familiar, palatable, soft-spoken, tongue-in-cheekish, go-along-to-get-along type black woman --- rather than the type who is quick to nicely tell super-liberals, and any other know-nothings, where to get off.
Since I see them as a big part of the problem, it's not very often that I agree with the Democrat and Chronicle's Editorial Board, especially regarding education issues. For example, their school board endorsement choices for the November 5th General Election is baffling (to say the least). However, I must agree wholeheartedly with one thing they wrote: "To endorse members of a board that oversees such a poorly performing district would be irresponsible, regardless of the individual strengths, talents and experience those members possess." AMEN!
So, not only are the all-white, know-nothing, elitist, dangerous, super-liberals at City Newspaper hypocritical, but in accordance with sound logic (provided by, of all the sources, the D&C's Editorial Board) --- they are also "irresponsible."
I'm certain that most people don't follow their recommendations, but since they don't have a clue about what / who is needed on then Board of Education, and/or in general --- both groups really ought to get out of the endorsement-business --- just as a matter of principle, which would give them more time to do a better job of objectively reporting, as opposed to influencing, and making news.
Sorry, Ben Lewis. The conspiracy doesn't hold water. We have written about the GEH's failed attempt to acquire the property more than once. Here's one such story: http://www.rochestercitynewspaper.com/roch…
And another: http://www.rochestercitynewspaper.com/roch…
As for the art? It was all I had available at the moment I put up the piece.
Interesting that every time City posts an article about the Morgan Project we see the same mug shot of Mr. Barnes. But we never hear about how the Eastman House had a chance to obtain the property in question but lost out after attempting to double shuffle the current property owners, the veterans group Monroe Voiture (who by the way now oppose the Eastman House’s efforts).
To darlingdyan: The purpose of our website is to foster a discussion of issues. We routinely delete comments that are personal attacks against other commenters.
This is what you wrote:
As Warren has noted repeatedly, Rochester is very much two communities: one is "growing, prosperous, and has a bright future." The other, "often invisible Rochester," she says, "is characterized by high rates of unemployment, crime, poverty, and despair."
The residents of both of those communities – but particularly those of the poorest and most vulnerable – need and deserve the best mayor possible. We remain convinced that Tom Richards is that person
Pardon me!!! Did I hear you right? Last time I checked, Mr. Richards has been our mayor for over 4 yours now. If he is the best mayor possible as you tend to believe, why, then, ‘’Rochester is, still, very much two communities’’.
Mayor Richards may be a good manager but not good enough to solve this city problems. Definitely, he is lacking of vision needed to solve the difficult situation of our city. Therefore, the citizens of Rochester need to move on, and elect the best candidate between the two competitors who are actively campaigning. I know Lovely Warren is the better fit for this job. I don’t need to list her qualifications because you already did.
Thus, I am calling the citizens of Rochester to confirm the choice that democrats made last September and elect Lovely Warren as our next mayor. DON'T ALLOW YOURSELF TO MISS THE BOAT THAT WILL MAKE HISTORY. ELLECT OUR FIRST FEMALE MAYOR.
Kathryn Quinn Thomas - That the voters selected Warren over Richards in last month's Democratic primary in no way, shape, or form precluded City from again endorsing Richards IF he had chosen to continue his campaign as a third party candidate as he had every right to do.
But the point that City, Richards’ cronies and hangers-ons, and now, possibly even Richards himself, are ignoring is that Richards WITHDREW from the campaign and threw his support to Warren
"I am announcing today that I am ending my campaign for reelection. ..."I believe that my announcement today will, and should mean that Lovely Warren will be elected our next Mayor. I intend to work to make that occur successfully and I urge everyone to do so as well.”
There are no second thoughts or do-overs after this kind of announcement..
An honorable man would keep his word and stay out of the race. An honorable newspaper would demand that he do so and would castigate and not endorse any back sliding.
We’ll have to wait and see where honor lies in Rochester politics.
Hey City--Your censorship of this conversation is pretty agregious, especially for an "alternative" paper. Let the people have their dialogue without your petty interference.
ROCstar--your comments sound a lot like what Molly said to Jim Lawrence, detailed in his editorial, "Molly Takes Exception". http://blogs.democratandchronicle.com/edit…
Glad all you City Hall "turnoutforTom" operatives are using the same talking points. Message discipline is key for these astroturf efforts. ROCStar, everyone knows you are the man behind the curtain.
When a non partisan newspaper endorses a political canidate it should be viewed as journalistic suicide.
Nice to know that there's a lot if sheep in Rochester
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