Legislator wants Monroe County to consider sanctuary status

Legislator wants Monroe County to consider sanctuary status

Rochester City Council will vote on whether to reaffirm its sanctuary city status in a few hours. The measure, which council will likely approve, states that Rochester police officers won’t be responsible for enforcing immigration law.

Week ahead: Events for the week of February 20

Rochester City Council will vote on Sanctuary City legislation when it meets at 6 p.m. Tuesday.

Forum Wednesday on housing discrimination in the city

WCity Council member Adam McFadden will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, February 22, on housing discrimination. McFadden introduced legislation last summer that would prohibit landlords and property managers from discriminating against potential renters based on their actual or perceived source of income.

[UPDATED] This week in the mayor's race: Friday, February 17

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Metro Justice pushes for better elder care

The image of nursing homes in the US is not always a kind one; they're sometimes portrayed as warehouses for elderly people who face neglect and/or abuse. But one of the most important and determining factors in the quality of nursing home care, what the industry refers to as the nurse-to-patient ratio, is not always mandated.

Should the city sell its water?

Mayoral candidate Rachel Barnhart has raised the possibility of selling the city's water system to the Monroe County Water Authority to help fund her proposed 50 percent tax cut for Rochester residents and business. Barnhart, a Democrat, didn't say she'd definitely pursue a sale if elected; she merely mentioned it as an example of a way to raise money: "tens of millions," she said at a press conference.

Cuomo's blame game

Local leaders say they're sick of the governor pointing the finger at them for high property taxes

Mark IV plans apartment complex for Karges Place in Swillburg

Mark IV Enterprises wants to build a 101-unit, four-story apartment complex on Karges Place, next to 490 at the Goodman exit. The project site is in the Swillburg neighborhood on vacant land that once held a shoe factory.

Week ahead: Events for the week of Monday, February 13

Local workers, led by the Fight for $15 movement, will rally at McDonald’s, 420 Monroe Avenue, at 5:30 p.m. today to protest President Donald Trump’s labor secretary nominee. Andrew Puzder’s confirmation hearing is scheduled for Thursday.

Malik Evans is running for City Council

Evans first won election to the Rochester school board in 2003. He has been on the board ever since.

Civic leader Tom Frey has died

Former Monroe County Executive Tom Frey died in hospice care at Isaiah House this morning. The cancer that struck him without warning in November took the life of a passionate, tireless public servant who left his mark on everything from public schools, city sidewalks, and trash disposal to public art and an urban trail that now bears his name.

This week in the mayor's race: What will Warren do?

I’m sitting here marveling over the pithy brilliance that was Team Lovely Warren’s reaction to Rachel Barnhart’s candidacy. Shortly after Barnhart announced her mayoral bid earlier this week, the Friends of Lovely Warren Committee sent over this brief rejoinder:

Rochester's four-year graduation rate still below 50 percent

The graduation rate for students in the Rochester City School District increased slightly, though it continues to lag behind the rest of the state's "Big Five" urban districts. Rochester's graduation rate went from 45.5 percent to 47.5 percent, an increase of two points for students who entered ninth grade in 2012 and graduated in June 2016. 

Rochester recommits to sanctuary city status

Rochester City Council is poised to reaffirm Rochester’s status as a sanctuary city. A proposal put forth by Mayor Lovely Warren was unanimously approved by a committee yesterday and will be voted on by City Council on Tuesday night.

Fate uncertain for South Wedge church

The future of Calvary St. Andrews Church in the South Wedge — if it has one — should become clearer in the coming months. On the table: closing the church and disbanding the congregation, moving the congregation somewhere else, or rebooting the church on its current site.

The stained-glass ceiling

Not everyone can talk about God and get others to listen. But there's something about the Rev. Myra Brown's voice that perfectly suits her line of work; her calm and reassurance connects.


Winter Break:  Game Day @ Barnes & Noble at University of Rochester

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