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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Reboot for EMMA housing project

Home Leasing is retooling a proposed housing project for Rochester's East Main, Mustard, and Atlantic Avenue neighborhood after the original proposal was unanimously rejected by the city's Planning Commission last month. The first concept for The Community on East Main was two buildings, one a conversion and one a new build, on East Main Street between Mustard and Palmer Streets.

Inner Loop candidates named

In response to a Freedom of Information request, the City of Rochester released the names of the organizations vying to develop a filled-in portion of the Inner Loop last week. The companies are: Home Leasing Services; the Morgan-Christa development team; DHD Ventures; and Strong museum/Indus Hospitality Group/Konar Properties.

Rochester Pride 2016

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

Fringe Festival announces its lineup

This year’s First Niagara Rochester Fringe Festival will include outdoor performances by the nerve-wracking STREB Extreme Action Company, a rare appearance by comedian Patton Oswalt, a breakdancing and hip-hop competition, and a world-premiere show by the creators of last year’s “Cabinet of Wonders.” The 10-day festival, celebrating its fifth year, will feature 500-plus performances — more than 100 of them free — taking place at more than 20 venues Thursday, September 15, through Saturday, September 24, in and near downtown Rochester.

Again and again and again and again

It's not just the images of black men being gunned down by police; it's the pervasive sense of injustice that's driving the outcry we see today.

Eastman Museum to update public on restoration efforts tonight

The George Eastman Museum will host a community forum at 6 p.m. today, Monday, July 11, to share information about its historic mansion restoration program and to update community members about the next phase. The forum will be held in the Curtis Theatre at the museum, 900 East Avenue.

District waits for word on troubled schools

Suspensions have dropped dramatically at School 9, an elementary school on North Clinton Avenue: from 56 in the 2013-2014 school year to nine in 2015-2016. Improved safety and security is one of several goals that the school must meet to avoid dramatic changes for students, parents, and staff.

Education at center of party tussle

It's almost a regular occurrence: some Rochester Democrats accuse other Dems of trying to take over some of the city's political committees. This time, an influential group of black politicians, the Black Political Caucus, is pointing the finger at the Rochester Teachers Association and the New York State United Teachers labor unions.

Grisly work

The relatively new field of forensic cleanup spares families a grim task.

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      Thanks for the heads up! I've corrected the article.

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