Could a citizen board discipline Rochester police? Lawyers disagree

Could a citizen board discipline Rochester police? Lawyers disagree

(UPDATED JUNE 22) A Rochester law firm has issued an opinion that a new Police Accountability Board could be legally empowered to discipline police officers. But the city's law department disagrees.

IJC says no plan would have stopped last year's flooding

About that Lake Ontario flooding last year: blame it on the rain. And the melting snow, too.

Trump and the dismantling of LGBTQ rights

Donald Trump was no stranger to the LGBTQ community prior to his presidential campaign. And during the campaign, he addressed the community directly.

City Council holds off on Cobbs Hill Village vote

City Council will not vote today on legislation allowing Rochester Management to redevelop Cobbs Hill Village apartments.

Nuisance Abatement Law gets overhaul

Rochester City Council adopted changes to the nuisance law after a review process lasting a couple of years.

Juneteenth protests to highlight police, bail, and trial reform

#FREEnewyork Campaign, New York bail reform, New York mass incarceration, Enough is Enough Police Accountability Board,

Kidd leaves UR over sexual harassment case

Celeste Kidd, the University of Rochester assistant professor who was one of the women that complained about sexual harassment from Professor T. Florian Jaeger, has formally resigned from the school. In a scathing letter to the university, Kidd recounted many of the previously reported charges against Jaeger, noting that he is still employed by the UR.  Most of her criticism was reserved for how her complaints and those of other women were handled by UR officials.

Hotel Cadillac showdown is over

The vigil at the Hotel Cadillac is over. But housing activists and advocates for the homeless say they're going to keep raising the issue of affordable, low-barrier housing in Rochester.

Mt. Hope braces for big build

City Council is expected to vote on legislation that would change the zoning code by limiting the height of new buildings along a stretch of Mt. Hope Avenue that is mostly residential, with the exception of a chiropractor office. But even if Council approves the measure, it won't stop a highly controversial project from being built that could change the character of the neighborhood.

Jordan workers push for contract

As a few dozen Anthony L. Jordan Health Center employees marched back and forth in front of their workplace last week, they made a few things clear: they love their jobs, they want to get back to caring for their patients, and they want to be treated fairly by management. The 65 or so Jordan Health Center workers represented by 1199SEIU have been trying to get a new contract with their employer since November, but talks stalled and the National Labor Relations Board brought in a mediator to help resolve the conflict.

Developer Ingrassia has contract to buy CRCDS

Highland Park Neighborhood Association, Rochester landmarks, Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School, Rochester housing development

Compeer seeks friends in mental-illness stigma battle

Everybody needs a friend – someone to talk to, to lean on, to simply have fun with. And for people living with lifelong mental illness, having someone to connect with is even more important.

Nazareth adjuncts vote to unionize

Nazareth College's adjunct faculty voted overwhelmingly today to join Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 200United. Adjuncts who taught in the 2017-2018 academic year voted 3-to-1 in favor of unionizing, a clear majority.  Efforts to  join SEIU began about a year ago.

Alexander: Police-citizen partnership is key

For several months, Rochester's City Council has been considering changes to the way the city handles complaints about police conduct. Activists pushing for reform want a new police review board that would have more citizen involvement, greater access to officers' personnel information, and responsibility for disciplining officers when complaints against them are found to be justified.

Barnhart, McFadden, Morelle, and Wilt seek Slaughter's seat

Registered Democrats in the 25th Congressional District will be able to vote from noon to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, June 26.


South American Fauna @ Seymour Library

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Summer Reading Kick-off! @ Central Library of Rochester & Monroe County

Kick-off your summer of reading with the Descendants movies, a music scavenger...

Electric Pressure Cooker Demo & Meal* @ Seymour Library

Everyone is talking about the Instapot and other Electric Pressure Cookers, and...

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  • Re: Could a citizen board discipline Rochester police? Lawyers disagree

    • The full statement from the Police Accountability Board Executive Committee: The Executive Committee for the…

    • on June 23, 2018
  • Re: IJC says no plan would have stopped last year's flooding

    • If last years Lake Ontario flooding was due in part to Climate Change (and there…

    • on June 22, 2018
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