Trump, democracy, and freedom of the press

Trump, democracy, and freedom of the press

Donald Trump isn't the first president who has attacked the press. And the Trump supporters shouting insults at the media aren't the first Americans to hurl their hatred at us.

Warren focuses on affordable housing

Mayor Warren has sent legislation to City Council that will redefine the meaning of "affordable" in local affordable housing developments. Council is expected to take up the matter at its committee meeting on Thursday, August 16, and may vote on the legislation at its August 21 meeting.   While there’s been a surge of development of market-rate housing downtown, new housing for the city’s working class and low-wage earners has not kept pace, says Warren's chief of staff, Alex Yudelson.

Civil rights is focus of new park

Last year, more than two dozen people – parishioners at Spritus Christi and community members – set out on a trip to learn more about racism's roots, history, and manifestations, says Myra Brown, senior pastor at Spiritus Christi. The group visited sites of historical civil rights events and parks dedicated to the movement, which inspired the participants to create a civil rights park here in Rochester, Brown says.

Report: Rochester nuisance law has racial impact

City officials use nuisance abatement laws to try to relieve some of the problems that come with urban living: noise, drug sales, deteriorating buildings. But the laws themselves can create problems.

The Pride Divide

Feeling excluded from the Rochester Pride festival, queer and trans people of color create their own spaces.

House race blows up

Democrat Nate McMurray gets boost after Republican Chris Collins is indicted
Republican House Representative Chris Collins halted his reelection campaign after he was hit with federal securities fraud charges, but Republican leaders may not be able to get his name off the November ballot.

RPD officers accused of assault

Longtime social justice activist and President of United Christian Leadership Ministry of Western New York, Rev. Lewis Stewart said Christopher Pate was the victim of police brutality that occurred on May 5, 2018 on the corner of Fulton Avenue and Bloss Street. 

Congressman Chris Collins suspends re-election campaign

[UPDATE]Republican Representative Chris Collins, who was arrested earlier this week on charges related to insider trading, has suspended his re-election campaign. Collins had initially said that he would continue to seek re-election to Congress.

Advocates, lawmakers push for abortion law vote

Abortion has been legal in New York since 1970, three years before the Supreme Court legalized abortion nationwide through its decision in Roe v. Wade. But when New York liberalized its abortion laws, it kept them in the state's penal code.

Reimagine RTS proceeds; routes proposal tweaked

RTS now has a final report and recommendations from its consultant regarding the Monroe County public bus system's fixed routes. For the most part, the routes are the same as they were in the consultant's draft report from May, though there are a few important changes that officials say resulted from public input.

Riverway plans head toward the start line

The city took the first step today on an ambitious plan to redevelop the riverfront from the University of Rochester area through downtown and north past the High Falls area. At a press conference at the Riverside Convention Center, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that he has accepted plans for 13 of the projects in the city's ROC the Riverway plan.

City backs down on downtown parking

City officials have changed their mind about when people will have to feed parking meters to park on downtown streets. Recently, the city extended paid street-meter parking to 8 p.m., but faced with a growing protest, officials have decided to revert to the previous 6 p.m.  start of free parking.

Wilt withdraws from Assembly race

Brighton Town Board member Robin Wilt withdrew from the 136th Assembly District race Friday afternoon.  The reason, she said, is that there's still work to do in the town, particularly when it comes to issues of race, diversity, and equity. Wilt's brief Assembly campaign, which began soon after she lost the Democratic primary for the late Louise Slaughter's Congressional seat, wasn't without rough patches.

NYCLU unveils data on RPD policies, actions

The NYCLU unveiled an online database that contains extensive information about police department policies in seven communities, including Rochester.

City Council moves forward on site for homeless encampment

The City of Rochester and some advocates for the homeless are one step closer to establishing a designated encampment for the chronically homeless. City Council unanimously approved a measure Tuesday night that transfers 97 Industrial street, a vacant lot near West Broad, to the Rochester Land Bank Corporation.

Douglass's Rochester: Voting rights

Voter suppression in New York can't be attributed to a single barrier, rather it results from a long list of complex problems.

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