Imagine taking a relaxed, pleasant bike ride on one of Rochester's moderately busy streets — coexisting peacefully with cars and enjoying the scenery. But then the lane just ends at an intersection or in a spot where the roadway narrows.
Rochester City Court Justice Leticia Astacio has eight years left on her first term – eight years too long, according to much of the public. But judges have lengthy terms for good reason.
Leonard Brock, director of the Rochester-Monroe County Anti-Poverty Initiative, says he knows there's a risk that people will lose patience with the effort, even though he's warned since the group's 2015 beginning that it will be a long haul. "I hear all the time in the community, which is interesting, 'Leonard, what are you doing with the $500 million?'" Brock says.
Renovations are often disruptive, no matter the scale. So some sort of conflict between WinnCompanies and Monroe Community College's Damon City Campus may have been inevitable.
It's been almost two years to the day that the University of Rochester proposed taking over East High School; the State Education Department gave the Rochester school district few options. In a district used to crisis, East, one the lowest performing schools in the state, had become a three-alarm fire.
A new coalition has formed to push back on a proposed housing project within Cobbs Hill Park. The Coalition for Cobbs Hill Park includes some residents of Cobbs Hill Village, as well as the Upper Monroe Neighborhood Association, Sierra Club, ABC Streets Neighborhood Association, and other groups.
This year has been one long string of bad news for the climate. Atmospheric carbon dioxide levels passed an undesirable threshold, arctic sea ice melted at record levels, average global temperature records were repeatedly beaten, and a quarter of the Great Barrier Reef's coral died during a massive bleaching event.
"Dee," a fifth grader at School 4 in the Rochester City School District, has some advice for Donald Trump. The 10-year-old, whose real name is being withheld, wrote a letter to the president-elect about the inappropriate and disrespectful language he used during the campaign, she says.
In Monroe County and across the country, people are held in jail for days, weeks, and months because they can’t pay a few hundred dollars’ bail.
The Rochester Police Department wants your feedback on the police reorganization. You can fill out a short survey at www.surveymonkey.com/r/RPDreorg until November 30.
Anytime Democrats or Republicans get whupped in a big national election, the pundits and chattering classes inevitably pose some existential questions: What went wrong? Does the party have a future?
When Rasheem Broughton goes to shake hands, it's a bit like lifting a broken wing. His hand floats in midair and his grip is soft and loose.
Anti-Trump protests in New York City haven’t stopped since the election results aired last week. Protesters met on 17th Street on Saturday, creating a block of people that stretched past 14th Street and Union Square, as it prepared to march two miles to the Trump Tower on 56th Street.
A "Not My America" rally was held in the University of Rochester's Eastman Quadrangle on Friday, bringing several hundred people out to protest against the election of Donald Trump and his history of racist, misogynistic, xenophobic, and homophobic remarks and practices. Following opening remarks commemorating veterans (the rally was held on Veterans Day), a moment of silence, and the national anthem, a series of speakers called for unity among all people against bigotry and reminded people to stand together for marginalized communities.
Donald Trump: game-show host, birther king, shady businessman, and proud pu@sy-grabber is the next US president. But local Dems won closely watched contests: Louise Slaughter keeps her House seat and Adam Bello stays county clerk.
The Old Farmer's Almanac predicts colder temperatures and more snow in Western New York than average this winter. But Honeoye Falls resident Matthew Bowers says he isn't concerned, even though he doesn't have a furnace.