Registrants will receive a Clean Sweep t-shirt, have a light breakfast, join or be assigned to a team, then board vans and buses to be shuttled to work sites throughout the city. Clean Sweepers will be returned to Frontier Field between noon and 12:30 p.m. and receive free admission to that day’s 1:35 p.m. Red Wings game as well as a voucher for a hot dog and drink. Free parking will be available in Kodak Office Oak Street Lot (Lot D).
In addition to picking up litter and debris, volunteers will plant flowers, prune trees and perform other neighborhood beautification projects across the city. Tools are provided, but volunteers are encouraged to bring their own. City crews will remove graffiti, clean City properties, repair sidewalks and fill potholes during Clean Sweep.
On-site registration will be available, but pre-registration is recommended. Groups and individuals may register at www.cityofrochester.gov/cleansweep or by calling 311 (428-5990 from outside city limits).
My opinion, I think the number is a lot lower than 15% but it depends on your definition of “friends with benefits”. If you have someone you occasionally hang out with that includes “benefits” I think the number is lower than 15% BUT if you are friends FIRST without “benefits” then I think the number will be far greater.
Today on the Water Cooler we went from the serious to the insane to the seriously insane all in one hour.
In case you weren’t keeping count, this weekend Rochester tallied its eighth homicide of the year. A 27-year-old father of six was shot and killed around 4:30AMSunday morning on Lloyd Street. Rochester Police and SWAT teams chased the murder suspect and arrested him– 28-year-old Stephen McLaughlin Junior.
It’s always a tragedy when lives are taken. When will #alllivesmatter enough for people to put down guns?
In national news, Rolling Stone issued an apology and a formal retraction of its story about a rape that allegedly took place on UVA’s campus:
While it’s a wake up call for many journalists about the need to fact-check, it’s also a reminder to the public that humans are well…humans. That goes for the source “Jackie,” who may have lied to the reporter and for the reporter who did the story.
The lesson: It’s important to fact check and be informed as a citizen. We shouldn’t do this simply out of fear that the media will lie to us, but because we should care enough about being people who know what’s happening AND have our own opinions about them.
Whether that means reading more than one newspaper or watching full interviews for yourself, it’s good to get in the know.
Annnnd in gossip news, Karruche Tran finally broke her silence about her relationship with Chris Brown and his new baby– with another woman. Why should you care? Maybe you shouldn’t! (Sip the tea– none of our business right?)
Well the interview was powerful and host Iyanla Vanzant laid down some wisdom for all young men and women to take away about the importance of healthy relationships and loving yourself.
(WHAM 13) Rochester, N.Y. – Rochester police say a man is dead after a shooting at a home in the 19th Ward.
The shooting happened around 4:30 a.m. Sunday on Lloyd Street. Officers say they got to the scene and found a 27-year-old man who had been shot in the stomach. The victim was taken to Strong Memorial Hospital where he later died.