Report provides a snapshot of the Genesee River

Report provides a snapshot of the Genesee River

Kodak and the Genesee River are icons of Rochester, and each, in its own way, is a symbol for strength, collapse, and rebirth. The Mighty Genesee's waters carved gorges throughout its path, powered the region's industries, and have provided generations of Rochesterians with recreation: boating, fishing, gazing at roaring waterfalls.

City Council president wants more independent police review process

City Council may push for stronger civilian involvement in the review of actions by Rochester police. City Council President Loretta Scott said this afternoon that she favors some form of an independent civilian review process, something community activists have urged for years.

Irondequoit, Brighton sue county over maintenance fee policy

The towns of Brighton and Irondequoit are suing the county over a policy change that they say will limit their ability to address abandoned, neglected, and problem properties.

City Council prepares to investigate police handling of the Ricky Bryant case

City Council has taken the first step in what could be an extensive reassessment of how the city handles citizen complaints about police actions. In an 8-0 vote Tuesday night, Council authorized investigating how police handled an incident involving 18-year-old Ricky Bryant Jr. The teenager’s family says he was beaten and seriously injured by police last August during an investigation in which he was ultimately not arrested.

Interest in charters remains high

Even though the State Education Department has closed three charter schools in Rochester – the most recent being the Career Mentoring Charter School – the demand for charters doesn't appear to be slowing one bit. The Rochester school district has lost about 5,200 city students who have enrolled in the 11 charter schools within the city.

Warren and her opponents square off

The list of accomplishments that Mayor Warren cited was a lengthy one, and she got plenty of applause from the audience of mostly invited guests. Her opponents in the September Democratic Primary, Jim Sheppard and Rachel Barnhart, are seeing something different.

The week ahead: Warren's 'State of the City,' a Daniel Pipes lecture, a charter school hearing

Mayor Lovely Warren will deliver the last State of the City address of her current term at 7 o’clock tonight. The venue: the downtown tech company CGI Communications, 130 East Main Street.

City Council could seek a subpoena in Bryant case

The Rochester City Council is going to consider legislation that would authorize the investigation of a citizen’s complaint against the Rochester Police Department. By approving the legislation, Council would clear the way for President Loretta Scott to issue a subpoena to the Rochester Police Department.

Progress made on legal aid for the poor

A US Supreme Court ruling guarantees poor defendants the right to a government-provided attorney. But in New York, a patchwork system of public defender's offices has meant that the quality of representation that defendants get can depend entirely on the county their case is in.

Park saver coming to Rochester

When urban planner Tupper Thomas first walked into Brooklyn's Prospect Park as its new administrator 30 years ago, she was stunned both by its beauty and its severe neglect, she says. The park's reputation for crime back then made many people afraid to stroll through it, even in the daytime.

Perspectives: James Norman

Few people have developed a better understanding of the area's poverty, the needs of low-income families and children, and the importance of fostering self-sufficiency than the retiring president and CEO of Action for a Better Community.

Whole Foods hearing set

Brighton officials have set a pair of meetings on the Whole Foods Plaza proposal, both dealing with key environmental review documents. The Town Board will hold a public hearing on the supplemental draft environmental impact statement at 7 p.m.

Neighbors push back on new Divinity School building

Highland Park Neighborhood residents aren’t happy about a developer's plan to put a building and parking lot near the corner of Highland Avenue and South Goodman Street, on the Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School campus.

Group seeks more police accountability

The Rochester Coalition for Police Reform, a social justice group led by the Rev. Lewis Stewart, is calling for abolishing the current Civilian Review Board and replacing it with a new board with much stronger oversight powers. The current board doesn’t have the power to independently investigate complaints, or subpoena testimony or evidence, and has no authority to discipline officers, Stewart said at an event yesterday.

Activist wants changes in anti-abortion movement

As far as Hannah Murphy is concerned, Bernie Sanders is more "pro-life" than Donald Trump, even though Sanders supports abortion rights and Trump has started to attack abortion programs and funding, both domestic and global.

How the city made its Parcel 5 choice

If multiple large companies were moving their headquarters to downtown Rochester, or the county's population were exploding, there'd have been a high-stakes bidding war over developing Midtown's Parcel 5. Instead, city officials and developers had to choose from a small handful of proposals, each of them based partlyHowconfidence that current demand will continue for years.

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    • Mr. Norman is a good man. But unfortunately for the past several years, most so-called…

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    • The reason most self described Pro-Life people do not partner with PP is not because…

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