Workers are Facing Increasing Pressure to get Vaccinated Against Covid-19

July 31, 2021

In the United States, Covid-19 cases are back on the rise as the Delta Variant is spreading. Those who are unvaccinated, especially those who are working, ​​are facing increasing pressure to get the Covid-19 vaccine. In the past week, the CDC has updated its guidelines and recommending everyone to wear masks indoors again. President Joe […]

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Black Culture Festival Kicks off at Parcel 5

July 31, 2021

Yesterday, Black-owned vendors from all over Rochester began to set up for the second annual Black Culture Festival. The festival is located in downtown Rochester, at Parcel 5. The Black Culture Festival is a way to celebrate artists and black business owners in the Rochester area. They invite all to ‘come enjoy black art, music, […]

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Violence Prevention Summit Brings National Experts to Rochester

July 30, 2021

On Thursday, Rochester held a Violence Prevention Summit. Mayor Lovely Warren was joined with other leaders to discuss the development of a city-wide approach to reducing shootings and violence. People across the community and the country gave their input on the violence prevention programs. City Councilman Willie Lightfoot stated: “If you keep doing the same […]

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NY Governor Cuomo is Calling for Vaccination Mandates for State Employees

July 29, 2021

Yesterday, Governor Andrew Cuomo held a Zoom Press conference to update the state on a new mandatory. Starting on Labor Day, the state will require COVID-19 vaccines or mandatory COVID-19 testing for state employees. This new regulation will mirror the vaccine and testing mandate that the federal government is planning for its workers. In addition […]

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Batavia Cardiologist Using Music to Help Heal

July 27, 2021

Dr. Harry McCrea, a cardiologist at United Memorial Medical Center, has brought out his guitar to help his patients. McCrea started playing his guitar in hopes of bringing comfort to his patients during the pandemic. As the pandemic seems to have passed its climax, McCrea still chooses to play for his patients. He carries the […]

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VIPER Task Force Celebrates Success as Rochester Sees 9 Days of Peace

July 26, 2021

Two weeks ago, federal law enforcement agencies gathered in Rochester, NY to announce the newly formed VIPER Task Force and it’s 60-day initiative to curb gun violence in Western New York. It seems like it’s working. At the time of this writing, Rochester is celebrating it’s 9th day of peace. Meaning we’ve gone nine consecutive […]

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Delta Variant on the Rise Causes Increase in Vaccination Turnouts

July 26, 2021

Across the country, mask mandates are making a comeback in places like Los Angeles and Massachusetts in an effort to keep the COVID-19 Delta Variant surge at bay. According to Governor Cuomo’s office, nearly 60 percent of New York State has had at least one dose of the vaccine. Over at Rochester’s R-Center on Flint […]

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Returning to the Runway is Rochester Fashion Week

July 25, 2021

Over the weekend, Fashion Week returned to Midtown Athletics club. This was the 12th fashion week to date. They held two shows on Friday and Saturday at 6:30. The ‘Hot Summer Nights’ runway show was held at an outdoor pop-up event space this year due to social distancing guidelines. At the show, patrons enjoyed a […]

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SUNY Chancellor announces $24 Million in Federal Funding to Aid student mental health

July 24, 2021

It is no secret that the past 2 years of our lives have been an uncertain rollercoaster. Luckily for us, it seems to be looking “back to normal” in a post-pandemic world. While many are excited to get back to a sense of normalcy, others have some anxiety. Jaiviana Jones, a senior at SUNY Brockport, […]

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NY State Offering Jobs To Help Stop Gun Violence In Rochester

July 23, 2021

To help stop gun violence arcoss NY State, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced 1,813 jobs will be available for at-risk youth across these three areas in the ZIP codes that make up each zone. 961 jobs for Western New York, 631 jobs for Rochester, and 256 jobs for Syracuse Governor Cuomo said. “We remain committed to […]

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