We don’t need a park on the Midtown site

Parcel 5 is a valuable development site. We shouldn’t close out that option with a park that we simply don’t need.

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Downtown theater options revealed

A long-awaited study on the feasibility of putting a performing arts center downtown was released this morning. The study presents two options.


Feedback 7/20

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NOTA president: Oil trains pose threat

Oil trains have the potential to blow a hole through the resurgence taking place in Rochester's Neighborhood of the Arts, says NOTA's president, Evan Lowenstein. And he wants them to slow down.


Rochester Pride 2016

Rochester held its annual gay pride parade on Saturday afternoon. This year was particularly poignant in light of the June massacre of LGBTQ people at Pulse nightclub in Orlando.


Deane-Williams is first woman leader of Rochester schools

The Rochester school board has selected Barbara Deane-Williams as the district’s new permanent superintendent.  She is district’s first permanent female superintendent and begins her three-year term on Monday, August 8.


Irondequoit gives neighborhoods a boost

Young families are moving into Irondequoit's Winona Woods neighborhood, between St. Paul Boulevard and Titus Avenue. And when it became evident one year that quite a few of Winona Woods's children were bound for kindergarten, the neighborhood association organized what has become an annual back-to-school meet and greet.


Rochester's school choice policy is under review

The Rochester school board has implemented more than a few controversial and contentious policies over the years. But its school choice policy is in a class of its own.


Urban Action 7/13

This week's calls to action include the following events and activities. All are free and open to the public, unless otherwise noted.

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Rochester Perennial Society Plant Sale @ Twelve Corners Presbyterian Church

Hiking for Inclusion @ Cumming Nature Center

Led by students with developmental disabilities in the D.R.I.V.E. (diversity, responsibility, inclusion,...

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  • Re: Rochester's school choice policy is under review

    • "Assuming that parents don't select a neighborhood school because it is low-performing isn't accurate, Powell…

    • on July 23, 2016
  • Re: PHOTONICS: Building Rochester's future

    • I just came to the site to ask the same question. Couldn't you find any…

    • on July 23, 2016
  • Re: We don’t need a park on the Midtown site

    • The Trombone Shorty show exposed the need for a large urban green space for outdoor…

    • on July 22, 2016
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