Rochester bike projects roll on

Rochester bike projects roll on

Construction is set to begin on several key projects, and design work will start on other important bike infrastructure, including some trail work and connections that will be part of Roc the Riverway.


Five RCSD schools leave receivership, 10 join

The State Education Department's latest School Receivership status report has good news and bad for the Rochester school district. Five Rochester schools were removed from the Receivership list, but 10 more were added to it.


Spaull not seeking reelection

[UPDATED 01/18/2019] City Council member Elaine Spaull says she won't seek reelection this year. There are nine seats on Council and four are open in this year's elections; all of them are district seats that represent a specific part of the city.


Council announces dates for police accountability forums

City Council has set the dates for three public forums it will hold on its proposal for a Police Accountability Board – all of them this month. Council released a proposal for a new oversight system earlier this week.


City school board wants more time to respond to Aquino report

Rochester school board President Van White said at a board meeting Tuesday that he's seeking  more time to respond to Distinguished Educator Jaime Aquino's report.  The report, which gave a harsh assessment of the school board and district administration, included a lengthy list of recommendations for improving the district. 


Urban Action 1/16

This week's calls to action include the following events and activities. (All are free and open to the public, unless otherwise noted.)

Urban Action

Monroe County Jail launching drug treatment unit

The Monroe County Jail will open its first medication-assisted treatment unit on January 22. The unit will provide dedicated housing and services for inmates with substance abuse problems – specifically opioid and alcohol addiction – who are voluntarily seeking treatment.


Perspectives: Jerome Underwood

The Action for a Better Community President & CEO on racism, poverty, and education


Cuomo budget calls for legal pot, tackles taxes and health care

Governor Andrew Cuomo  has taken a very direct step toward legalizing recreational cannabis use in New York: He's included a plan to do it in his budget proposal. Cuomo just wrapped up his annual State of the State and budget addresses to lawmakers, and legal cannabis was just one of a long list of policy proposals he laid out.


Spaull will host new arts meeting

Following up on the December arts funding meeting held by the Arts & Cultural Council of Greater Rochester and members of City Council, Councilmember Elaine Spaull will host another public meeting on the topic on Wednesday, January 16.


Legislature passes GENDA, election reforms

The state Senate, for the first time, has voted on and passed the Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act, which would extend state anti-discrimination protections on things such as housing and employment to transgender people.  The Assembly passed the bill today as well, marking the 11th time it has voted it through. The bill will now head to Governor Andrew Cuomo, who has promised to sign it.



  • Re: Frederick Douglass statue damaged; police arrest two

    • This conversation feels like it should be happening in 1959 rather than 2019. For starters,…

    • on January 20, 2019
  • Re: Monroe County Jail launching drug treatment unit

    • Is this program gonna be offered to inmates that our in prison already for DWI…

    • on January 19, 2019
  • Re: City school board wants more time to respond to Aquino report

    • Can we just stop it? These people just dont know nothing about education. Who are…

    • on January 19, 2019
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  • Popular Events

    • Peter Pan @ Hale Auditorium, Roberts Cultural Life Center

      • Sun., Jan. 20, 2 p.m., Fri., Jan. 25, 7:30 p.m., Sat., Jan. 26, 2 p.m. and Sun., Jan. 27, 2 p.m. $17-$23
    • Disney On Ice: Worlds of Enchantment @ Blue Cross Arena

      • Sun., Jan. 20, 12 & 4 p.m. and Mon., Jan. 21, 1 p.m. $15-$100
    • Practice SAT @ Penfield Public Library

      • Sat., Jan. 26, 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
    • Drawing & Painting Classes Registration Open House @ Beth Brown Art & Design Studio

      • Saturdays, 12-4:30 p.m. Continues through Feb. 27
    • "Daughters of the Dust" (1991) @ Dryden Theatre

      • Thu., Feb. 7, 7:30 p.m. $5-$10

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