Blue Light Salute Organized in Webster for Officer Manny Ortiz

November 5, 2019

Written by Jasmine A blue light salute has been organized for fallen Rochester Police Officer Manny Ortiz in Webster, the town where he lived for more than a decade. Officer Ortiz tragically lost his life when he was accidentally shot in the leg with his personal weapon while driving to work. After the gun went […]

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A Monroe County Child Dies of Influenza

October 30, 2019

Written by Jasmine It has been confirmed that, between the dates of Oct. 1, 2019, and Oct. 19, 2019, a 4-year-old child in the Monroe County area has died as a result of the flu. It is not clear yet whether or not the child had been vaccinated. In fact, in a report published by […]

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Gillibrand Calls For Recalls on All Inclined Infant Sleepers

October 30, 2019

Written by Jasmine After the release of a new study from the Consumer Product Safety Commission, New York State Senator Kristen Gillibrand (D) is calling for all retailers of inclined infant sleepers to remove these products from their shelves. She is also urging all owners of inclined sleepers to get rid of them as well. […]

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R.I.P. John Witherspoon

October 30, 2019

Written by Jasmine John Witherspoon (born Weatherspoon) was born on January 27, 1942 in Detroit, Michigan (he was an Aquarius, shout out! ♒) and he’s been making us laugh ever since. The comedy mogul got his start in stand up in the late 1970’s, something he loved doing and continued to do until his death. […]

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Missing Child: Romarion Brown

October 30, 2019

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McQuaid Graduate Sadly Dies After Accidental Fall

October 29, 2019

Written by Jasmine Our city mourns after a McQuaid Jesuit graduate, 22-year-old Dane Leclair, was found dead after falling from a parking garage at 7th and North Streets in Nebraska. Nebraska’s Lincoln Police Department investigated his death and determined that he fell from the fourth story in the early morning. They have ruled his death as […]

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Ronald McDonald House’s Semi- Annual Charity Sale

October 24, 2019

Written by Jasmine It’s officially time for “The Sale”. Twice a year the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Rochester hosts a multi-day fundraising event to support RMHCR programs and services. What can you purchase at this sale? Well there will be everything from new and gently used clothing and furniture, to sporting goods and everything […]

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Look Out for AVANGRID Scammers!

October 24, 2019

Written by Jasmine The New York State Electric and Gas Corporation (NYSEG) and Rochester Gas and Electric (RG&E) are urging customers to be vigilant when it comes to giving out your financial information due to a rash of recent phone scams. RG&E and NYSEG customers have been reporting various phone calls to the two companies, […]

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Rochester’s Auditorium Theater Sports New Metal Detectors

October 24, 2019

Written by Jasmine If you plan to see a show at Rochester Broadway Theater League’s (RBTL) Auditorium Theater, be prepared for their newest security feature. The theater has done away with metal detector wands and has instituted new walk-through metal detectors, opting for more safety and efficiency. With the recent increases in mass shootings, more […]

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REOC’s Next Step Scholars College Preparation Program

October 23, 2019

Written by Jasmine Rochester Educational Opportunity Center (REOC) has been providing tuition free educational classes, certification programs, workforce preparation and college placement support to the greater Rochester community for over 50 years. REOC’s mission is to “deliver comprehensive, community-based academic and workforce development programs and provide support services leading to enhanced employment opportunities, access to […]

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