Landmark status for divinity school?

Landmark status for divinity school?

Months after officials at Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School announced plans to sell the picturesque 24-acre campus to Top Capital of New York, there's a push to turn the site a city landmark. The matter is expected to go before a joint hearing of the city's Preservation and Planning boards on Wednesday, July 19, at 6:30 p.m. in City Council chambers.

Brighton schools go deep on garbage

The Brighton school district now has a policy on its books about cutting waste, but it's not referring to the kind of government waste many people fixate on. The policy is referring to refuse.

Police-review leaders want change

Leaders of the Center for Dispute Settlement, which operates Rochester's current police oversight process, say they would support having a neutral, trained, outside investigator or agency handle investigations of civilian complaints against police involving shootings or personal injuries.

Rochester, get ready to ride share

If all goes according to plan, Uber and Lyft will take to Rochester's streets starting June 29. That's the date ride sharing will become legal in New York, capping a multi-year legislative and public relations saga.

RCSD eyes a neighborhood school

The Rochester school district is considering converting School 17 into a strictly neighborhood school. If that happens, this would be the first time in about 15 years that a city school would draw students solely from its immediate neighborhood.

Vacuum Oil clean-up plan released

The DEC is also holding a public information meeting on the plan at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, June 13, at Carlson Commons, 70 Coretta Scott Crossing, near Ford Street.

Fighting Trump's Paris pullout

President Donald Trump's declaration that he's pulling the United States out of the Paris climate agreement shouldn't surprise anyone, given his open hostility toward the pact and the scientific facts of climate change. But that hasn't made his posturing any less aggravating, especially since he just crushed America's chance to lead the rest of the world on climate action.

A green vision for the High Falls district

The area on the west side of Rochester's High Falls got its start as a cluster of mills, running off the power provided by the Genesee River, but over the years it's assumed other identities. In the 1990's, for example, city leaders tried to repurpose it as an entertainment district.

The non-retiring Carlos Carballada

Carlos Carballada is kind of an enigma. Many people have never heard of him and couldn't pick him out in a lineup.

Sheppard outlines his platform

At a press conference this morning promoting his campaign for Rochester mayor, County Legislator Jim Sheppard released an extensive platform that focuses on a broad range of challenges facing the city. Sheppard will face incumbent Lovely Warren and former television reporter Rachel Barnhart in a September primary.

Warren pushes traffic-violations agency for city

Mayor Lovely Warren wants the city to have its own traffic-violations agency and she is asking City Council to support state legislation authorizing the agency. Council will discuss her request at a special public meeting at 12:30 p.m. tomorrow in City Council Chambers at City Hall.

The week ahead: unions hold mayoral forum

Two public employees unions are teaming up to hold a forum for the three Democratic mayoral candidates. The forum will happen from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday at East High School, 1801 East Main Street.

Kodak releases ‘camera-first’ smartphone

With a foot modestly in the future and a thumbs up to the past, Kodak made a daring step last week with the release of its new smartphone and DSLR camera hybrid, the Kodak EKTRA. Designed as a "camera-first" smartphone, Kodak hopes to bridge the gap between expert photographers and smartphone users.

Suburban Democrats are adding members

Donald Trump and the Republicans won the White House and Congress, but they've also energized progressives and issue-oriented moderates who see a destructive national political agenda that they must fight. Or so the story goes.

The state of the neighborhoods

In this year's November election, Rochester voters will choose the people who will manage the city and its schools for the next four years: the mayor, five of the nine members of City Council, and three of the seven members of the school board. But because voter registration and turnout in the city is so heavily Democratic, the winners will likely be determined in the party's September 12 primary.

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