Urban Action 7/17

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

Urban Action

Mayor seeking funds for Parcel 5 project

City Council will vote on July 23 on a request for $4.7 million in state funds to create an enclosed entertainment venue at Midtown's Parcel 5. The Warren administration is considering transforming much of Parcel 5 into a Rochester version of Kansas City Live!, a block-long, covered complex that hosts concerts, major sports broadcasts, and other events year-round.


Dade takes over

Can the new superintendent change the district's course?
It's reasonable to wonder whether Terry Dade knows what he's gotten himself into as the new superintendent of Rochester's schools. But Dade, who is days into a job that is certain to test him, is hardly naive.


To our readers

Our July 10 cover story, "The Police and Pride," contained factual errors as well as misleading, unfair implications. It does not meet journalistic standards of fairness and accuracy and should not have been published.


Elia resigns as state ed head

New York State Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia announced Monday that she is resigning at the end of August, taking members of the state Board of Regents by surprise. Over the last year, Elia has been a key figure in the scrutiny of the Rochester school district.


It's getting hot in here

On Tuesday afternoon, it was 90 degrees in Rochester, but it felt like 92 degrees, according to the National Weather service. Friday and Saturday, temperatures are supposed to rise to about 95 degrees, with humidity levels that will make it feel close to 110 degrees.


Christopher Pate's arrest: lessons from the video

The footage of the arrest, beating, and subsequent treatment of Christopher Pate is now available for all of us to see, and it is incredibly troubling, in multiple ways. In May 2018 two white Rochester police officers, thinking that Pate, a young black man, resembled a burglary suspect, stopped him as he was walking in a northwest city neighborhood and asked for identification.

Urban Journal

Dinolfo will sue state over driver's license law

Monroe County government is getting ready to sue the state over the so-called Green Light Law, which clears the way for undocumented immigrants to get drivers licenses. Last night, the County Legislature voted 17 to 10 — along party lines — to authorize Republican County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo to sue the state.  Dinolfo says she's directed the county's Law Department to file the challenge as soon as possible.


Feedback 7/10

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RIT scientists using technology to fight invasive plants

Purple loosestrife, with its innocent-looking flares of hot magenta flowers, pops up along roadsides and ditches. Common reed grass, with its tough green spears that can reach 15 feet in height, has made marshes and watersheds its home.



The Procurement Ready Roundtable @ Mayor's Office of Community Wealth Building

Kick-off for a networking and learning group for minority business owners. Breakfast...
Teacher's Math Intervention Clinic @ Irondequoit Library

Teacher's Math Intervention Clinic @ Irondequoit Library

This Math Intervention Clinic will introduce K-8 certified teachers to research based...

"Control" @ Memorial Art Gallery

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Popular Events

  • The Procurement Ready Roundtable @ Mayor's Office of Community Wealth Building

    • Thu., July 18, 8:30-10 a.m.
  • Teacher's Math Intervention Clinic @ Irondequoit Library

    • Thu., July 18, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. & 1:30-4:30 p.m.
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  • Storybook Summer: Cookie Mouse @ Strong National Museum of Play

    • Through July 19, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. $16
  • Weekend Wild Walks @ Cumming Nature Center

    • Saturdays, 11 a.m. and Sundays, 1 p.m. Continues through Aug. 25
  • ROC SweatFest @ MLK Jr. Memorial Park

    • Sun., July 21, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. $35
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Dade takes over
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