Monday, September 28, 2015

Week Ahead: Events for the week of Monday, September 28

Posted By on Mon, Sep 28, 2015 at 10:16 AM

Unions and an anti-violence group will hold their annual Peace on the Streets Day at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, September 29, on the corner of Dewey and Driving Park avenues.

Peace on the Streets Day is held annually in memory of Latasha Shaw, who was attacked by a mob and stabbed to death at the Dewey-Driving Park intersection in 2007. The vigil, however, is meant as a broader response to violence in the Rochester community.

“If you or someone you know experienced any type of senseless crime, please stand with us,” says a flyer.

In the event of inclement weather (and the forecast says rain is likely), Peace on the Streets Day will move to the Coalition of Black Trade Unionists office at 740 Driving Park Avenue. The event is organized by the CBTU, 1199 SEIU, and the Rochester Coalition of Family and Friends of Murdered Children and Victims of Violence.

On Tuesday, September 29, the New York Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers will release a report card on New York’s infrastructure.

The group looked at the state’s airports, bridges, dams, drinking water systems, parks, roads, solid waste facilities, roads, and waste water systems. The report will be the first from the ASCE on the status of New York’s infrastructure.

The report will be released at 10 a.m. during a press conference at the Blue Cross Arena. Among the leaders scheduled to attend: Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren, State Senator Joe Robach, Gates Supervisor Mark Assini, and Rochester Business Alliance President and CEO Bob Duffy. BY JEREMY MOULE 

AARP will release the findings of a survey of local generation X and baby boomer voters, "High Anxiety: Monroe County Gen X and Boomers Struggle with Stress, Savings and Security," at a round-table discussion on Tuesday, September 29. 

Participants will address saving for retirement, impact of student loans, debt, and the implications of student loans, debt, and other costs on the local and state economies. The AARP will also, according to a press release, outline a proposed payroll-deduction retirement savings option for New Yorkers who lack access to retirement plans at work. 

The discussion is from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the Century Club of Rochester, 566 East Avenue. BY CHRISTINE CARRIE FIEN 

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