Rochester Man Collects 200 Coats For Kids At The Maplewood Library

December 6, 2022

James Murphy is a Rochester man who collected 200 new and gently-used coats for kids of all ages. This month, Murphy will be giving away coats at the Maplewood Library on Dewey Avenue. James started the Brother Murphy’s Coat Drive in 2012 in memory of his wife, says this is just one way he can […]

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Gov. Hochul Announces $10 Million Downtown Revitalization Effort in Rochester

December 6, 2022

Yesterday, Governor Kathy Hochul announced a $10 million plan to revitalize a once-bustling section of downtown Rochester that’s fallen into disrepair over the years. This new plan includes five projects, with $4 million going toward transforming the corner of Main Street and Clinton Avenue. Mayor Malik Evans stated: “I kept saying it was an abomination […]

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Legal Battle Over Brighton Whole Foods Begins

December 5, 2022

If you’ve driven down Monroe recently, you probably have noticed the vacant plaza that has been slowly building for what feels like forever. Well, this week, the to build or not to build topic is finally coming to light as Brighton residents fight on whether or not Whole Foods will exist. The trial begins today, […]

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Senator Schumer Calls For Nationwide Action Plan For RSV

December 4, 2022

As cases rise for RSV, there is a new push to relieve smaller hospitals and facilities in the Finger Lakes region dealing with an overload of respiratory illness. On Friday, Senator Chuck Schumer was in Penn Yan to call on the federal government to launch a nationwide action plan to handle the rise in RSV […]

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ROC Family Calls For Justice After Women Dies From Workplace Assault

December 4, 2022

Earlier this week, 33-year-old Brittni Iverson died mysteriously hours after a reported altercation at DePaul Addiction Services, where she worked. Now her family is calling for justice. Hundreds of people gathered on Dewey Avenue, in front of the place where Iverson worked, releasing pink and white balloons, her favorite colors, in her memory. Iverson’s brother […]

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Roc Holiday Village Kicks Off

December 3, 2022

Happy Holidays! In celebration of the season, Roc Holiday Village kicked off its fourth year at MLK Park. The event will run for 16 days, going through December 23 with free ice skating, visits with Santa, shopping, food, live music, and much more. Kelli Marsh, the co-founder of Roc Holiday Village, stated: “The Village is […]

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20 Organizations To Get $5 million For Anti-Violence Initiative In Rochester

December 2, 2022

Rochester Peace Collective is kickstarting an anti-violence initiative. 20 organizations that will make up the initiative and the city will allocate $5 million. Mayor Malik Evans said the funding will come from the American Rescue Plan and the money will be used to launch programs to prevent violence. Action for a Better Community Agape Haven […]

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Free Haircuts – Cut The Violence

December 1, 2022

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ROC the Day Raises Over $1 Million

December 1, 2022

November 29th was ROC the Day, the annual day of giving organized by the United Way that encourages people to donate to local charities and non-profits in a 24-hour window. This year, a record-breaking 600 nonprofits registered and in addition to that, with more than 8,000 donations, the event raised $1,084,892. Jaime Saunders, president & […]

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$45 Million Award to Fund Arts Organizations in Rochester

November 30, 2022

Yesterday, Governor Kathy Hochul announced over 1,200 organizations and artists in New York State will receive nearly $45 million in grant awards through the New York State Council of the Arts (NYSCA). Multiple organizations in Rochester will receive these funds, including The Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, the University of Rochester, Blackfriars Theatre, George Eastman Museum, Jewish […]

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