Part 1 of a series
This is the first installment of a two-part series on mental health attitudes, research, and available services in the Rochester region. For much of the last century, the subject of mental health has been locked away in the public psyche, to be dragged out only after tragic events seize national attention: the student who walks into school with a loaded gun, the mother who drowns her children in the bathtub, or the veteran who kills his family and then commits suicide after months of coping with post-traumatic stress.
Redeveloping the former Monoco Oil site at 75 Monroe Avenue in the Village of Pittsford was never going to be an easy task. The site's industrial history meant that complex and expensive cleanup work would be necessary before it could be reused.
The George Eastman House has filed a lawsuit in an attempt to prevent construction of an apartment complex on University Avenue in the East Avenue Preservation District.
What's most distressing about the report's findings is the extreme concentration of poverty in Rochester, and the deep barriers to social and economic progress it poses.
Rochester schools Superintendent Bolgen Vargas has successfully brought public attention to the connection between attendance and student achievement. While the district's low graduation rate has been reported for years, one of its underlying causes — chronic truancy — received less attention.
Bolgen Vargas may be remembered as the superhero who figured out a way to reverse 30 years of declining student performance in the Rochester City School District. Or he could be remembered as another name on a long list of well-meaning superintendents ultimately bested by an ossified bureaucracy.
Rochesterians often have a rocky relationship with their city. It's passionate and nurturing, but it can also be upsetting or frustrating.
The Rochester Historical Society continues to struggle financially, and is currently living rent-free at Rochester Public Library's Rundel building on South Avenue. But a plan is in place that will hopefully help, says society President Patrick Malgieri.
The building stands startlingly close to the road — an oversized blue billboard for people living across McArdle Street in northwest Rochester. Faded signs advertise the structure's various lives: Aries Precision Products, Keene Transmission, Metropolitan Granite & Marble.
When Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks presented her 2014 budget proposal recently, she said that the county would provide more funding for child day care subsidies than the state requires. And as a result, she said, no families currently receiving subsidies would lose their slots.
The Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra today announced
additional details of its May 7, 2014, concert at New York City's Carnegie
Hall. The performance - part of the Spring for Music
festival - will see 250 local musicians and staff heading to NYC.
Council has 30 days to select a replacement.
The arts festival will return for Year 3 September 18-27
The Rochester Fringe Festival Board of Directors today
announced dates for the 2014 edition of the festival - its third edition -
which will take place September 18-27. The official press release follows:
Most people would likely agree that humans cannot see in total darkness. But spelunkers, people who study and explore caves, have made anecdotal observations for years disputing that assumption.
Environmental questions and concerns continue to surround the Daniele family's plans to expand their marina in Irondequoit Bay. The latest: the Penfield Town Board says that the project needs a full-scale environmental review.
Director will end his 29-year tenure in July
Early Tuesday morning the Memorial Art Gallery announced that Grant
Holcomb, the Mary W. and Donald R. Clark Director of the institution, will
retire effective July 1, 2014. Holcomb has been MAG director since 1985, and
under his tenure he shepherded the ongoing year-long 100th anniversary
celebration and the development of the Centennial Sculpture Park.