The New York Civil Liberties Union and Legal Services of Central New York filed a class-action lawsuit in district court last month against the Onondaga County Sheriff's Office for its alleged use of solitary confinement for 16 and 17 year olds. The NYCLU says that the young people, many of whom are mentally ill, are held in solitary sometimes for months.
Reddit started as the project of two college kids with a $12,000 check from an investor. Now, it's ranked as the eighth-largest website in the United States, co-founder Alexis Ohanian told a crowd at RIT's Ingle Auditorium last week.
Louise Slaughter and Adam Bello have earned our endorsement in their races for Congress and Monroe County clerk, respectively.
People in poverty often live on the edge of a cliff. One misstep can set off a chain of events that makes it hard to stop the downward slide, much less better their lives.
Local cable subscribers can access a multitude of channels at the push of a button, and they have on-demand access to many popular shows and movies. But many customers still complain about the service: they have picture quality problems, their feed cuts out too often, they're forced to pay for channels they don't want, and they can't get channels or programming they do want (streaming television services have started filling that gap).
Irondequoit is the latest Monroe County community to confirm the presence of emerald ash borer infestations. Town officials say the insects have been found in several locations around Irondequoit, and they plan to remove infested trees in public rights-of-way and plant new trees in their place.
In Donald Trump, America has a presidential candidate who's called Mexican immigrants rapists who bring drugs and crime into the country. He talks about Islam only in the context of terrorism.
Around 1,500 miles separate Rochester and the Standing Rock Sioux encampment meant to block construction of a section of the Dakota Access oil pipeline near the nation's North Dakota reservation. But the distance isn't stopping Rochesterians from joining the fight.
Dr. Jill Stein and Gary Johnson are running third-party bids for president
Third-party candidates are in a weird spot. They're blamed for "siphoning" votes from the major parties and possibly altering an election — Bush-Gore-Nader comes to mind.
The complex network of industrial utilities inside Eastman Business Park is getting a new owner, again. And the buyers will pay to retrofit the park's power plant with high-efficiency natural gas boilers, replacing its coal-fired ones.
The Rochester school board will hold a public hearing on whether to create a charter school within the Rochester City School District – the first. The Rochester College and Career Charter School has proposed opening in September 2017 with an enrollment of about 190 students in grades K-2.
Gallina Development unveiled its plan for the Parcel 5 site at Midtown in downtown Rochester this morning. Gallina and partner Patrick Dutton propose a 14-story, mixed-use tower with condos, restaurants, retail, and street-level entertainment space.
The Rev. James Mulcahy sat with a group of LGBTQ activists in the Russian city of Samara last July, having a cup of tea and talking about nothing in particular, he says. Mulcahy, who served as pastor for Rochester's Metropolitan Community Church from 2000 to 2012, says that the group was barely 20 minutes into its meeting when there was a knock on the door.
From her front driveway, Kelly Rush has a perfect view of a neighboring house's buckling roof. The vacant house is surrounded by well-maintained properties on a quiet street in Irondequoit's Sea Breeze neighborhood; it's the rotten tooth in an otherwise perfect smile.
A cell-phone video of a police altercation in northeast Rochester has many in the African-American community decrying what they say is another example of police using excessive force against people of color. But the way some members of City Council are trying to quell that outrage is irresponsible and is putting police officers at risk, says the head of the police union.
Windsor Asamoah-Wade took to teaching immediately. He had a full schedule in the Rochester City School District and jumped at every opportunity to coach.