Police union sues to stop referendum

Police union sues to stop referendum


RCSD facing spending concerns

The Rochester City School District may have overspent its budget for the 2018-2019 school year, but it's unclear how much money is involved and what impact, if any, this could have on students' school programs. The discrepancy was found during a routine year-end audit by the district's external auditor, school board President Van White said in an interview today.  White said that the district is in the midst of assessing the auditor's findings, but that the findings were significant enough to warrant alerting State Education Commissioner Chancellor Betty Rosa, Mayor Lovely Warren, and City Council President Loretta Scott.  The district disclosed the auditor's concerns immediately, but more information is needed, White said.


Barnhart appointed to County Legislature seat

Rachel Barnhart, the Democratic nominee for the 21st Legislative District seat, was unanimously selected Wednesday by the district’s Democratic leaders to fill a vacancy left by Mark Muoio, who resigned last month amid questions about his residency.


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Urban Action 9/18

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

Climate strikes come to Rochester

The seriousness of climate change, now more accurately called global climate disruption, increases by the day. And that's the case whether you look at it as an environmental and ecological issue, a political issue, a social justice concern, or an economic factor.


Midtown Athletic renovation gets assist from taxpayers

Midtown Athletic Club isn’t for everybody. So why is everybody paying for its expansion?


After 48 years with CITY…

The journalism that CITY and WXXI have been producing continues, serving a community that has great challenges and great potential.

Urban Journal

Education forum tomorrow night for downtown residents

The Center City Community Coalition, an umbrella organization made up of downtown neighborhood associations, is hosting a forum on school options for downtown residents Wednesday night. C4 hopes to inform parents who live downtown (or those who are considering a move to downtown) that it's a place where they  can live and  raise their children without worrying about education choices.


Vote coming on bike-lane parking law

City Council is considering legislation that would make it explicitly illegal to park in a bike lane, and Council members will most likely vote on the law during their meeting Tuesday night. Drivers who park in bike lanes are already breaking the law in most cases; the lanes typically are situated between vehicle travel lanes and parked cars, or they pass through existing no parking zones.


Former RPD officer Sippel gets probation in assault case

Michael Sippel, the former Rochester police officer convicted of assaulting Christopher Pate during a May 2018 arrest, was sentenced Monday to three years of probation. City Court Judge Thomas Rainbow Morse, who found Sippel guilty of third-degree misdemeanor assault at a bench trial, said during the sentencing that Sippel’s judgment the day of the confrontation was clouded by post-traumatic stress from his time in the Army.



9th Annual Art Festival @ The Purple Painted Lady

South Wedge Record Fair @ The Historic German House Auditorium

Walking on Sunshine @ Veterans Memorial Park

For Mary Cariola Children's Center....

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  • South Wedge Record Fair @ The Historic German House Auditorium

    • Sun., Sept. 22, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. $3-$10
  • Walking on Sunshine @ Veterans Memorial Park

    • Sun., Sept. 22, 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • 9th Annual Art Festival @ The Purple Painted Lady

    • Sun., Sept. 22, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • Rochester Oktoberfest @ NY Beer Project

    • Sun., Sept. 22, 3-9 p.m.
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    • Sun., Sept. 22, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

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This Week's Issue

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Fall Guide 2019
To many of us culture enthusiasts, autumn is the most magical time of the year. Sure, the cooler temps are comfortably cozy and fall flavors are seriously palatable, but it's also the top of the season for theater, visual arts, classical music, and other cultural offerings. The arts community comes fully alive again after a relatively slow spell. read more ...

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