Michelle Obama’s New Book To Be Released Nov. 15th

July 27, 2022

Former first lady Michelle Obama will release her new book “The Light We Carry: Overcoming in Certain Times” on November 15, 2022. According to Penguin Random House, the book is scheduled to be published simultaneously in 14 different languages and 27 countries worldwide, with more languages and territories to be announced. Obama’s first book, the […]

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Governor Kathy Hochul Signs Legislation in Support with the Americans with Disabilities Act

July 27, 2022

Yesterday, on the 32nd Anniversary of the Americans With Disabilities Act, Governor Kathy Hochul signed legislation to support people with disabilities. The newly signed bill includes supported decision-making for those with a disability who reach adulthood shifting the support from guardianship to supported decision-making. Governor Hochul stated: “The Americans With Disabilities Act established a comprehensive […]

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NYS Expands Monkeypox Testing

July 27, 2022

After ​​the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) approved Quest Diagnostics’ recent application or testing to identify Monkeypox, we are now able to further expand the state’s testing capacity. The testing uses real-time PCR technology to test samples from individuals who are showing symptoms of Monkeypox, such as vesicular rashes or pustules. New York […]

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Mayor Malik Evans Opens $30 Million Rochester Inner Loop Affordable Housing

July 27, 2022

State and local leaders unveiled the completion of a $30 million, 112-unit, affordable housing development on Rochester’s Inner Loop near East Avenue. The development will offer inclusive and affordable housing on East Avenue along the Inner Loop, consisting of a five-story, 112-unit, apartment building. Included are 35 units set aside for elderly residents and 20 units […]

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Naps No Longer Harmless? Linked To High Blood Pressure & Stroke

July 26, 2022

According to a new analysis on Hypertension, an American Heart Association journal. People who nap more on average have a greater risk of developing high blood pressure and stroke. Having hypertension puts you at risk for heart disease and stroke, which are leading causes of death in the US, according to the CDC. Their findings […]

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Inflation Forcing More American Workers To Get A Second Job

July 25, 2022

With U.S. inflation racing ahead worker wages, a growing number of Americans are taking on second jobs to make ends meet. Three-quarters of middle-income Americans say they don’t earn enough to pay for the cost of living, according to a recent survey. As the pandemic erupted in the U.S. in 2020, roughly 4% of employed […]

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University of Rochester Students Joined Flower City Habitat for Humanity to Build New Homes in Beechwood Neighborhood

July 25, 2022

Over the weekend, University of Rochester students joined Flower City Habitat for Humanity for their sixth annual “Framing Frenzy”. Over 100 students from the Simon Business School helped build five new Habitat homes in the Beechwood Neighborhood. The “Framing Frenzy” will help FCHH progress on the seven new homes being built in the Beechwood Neighborhood […]

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Roc the Peace Fest Returns

July 24, 2022

Yesterday, the Rochester community came together to help in the fight against violence in Rochester and surrounding areas with the 13th annual Roc the Peace Fest. To show their support of non-violence, many musicians, artists, dance groups, and vendors supported this event. Roc the Peace is an organization dedicated to intervening in young people’s lives […]

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1st Polio Case in Decades Reported in NY

July 23, 2022

A couple of days ago, an unvaccinated young adult from New York recently contracted polio, the first U.S. case in nearly a decade. This individual lives in Rockland County and had developed paralysis. The person developed symptoms a month ago and did not recently travel outside the country, county health officials said. Jennifer Nuzzo, a […]

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Monroe County Expands Access to Naloxone

July 22, 2022

Yesterday, Monroe County announced the installation of naloxone cabinets to make the medication more available and help prevent overdose deaths. The generic form of Narcan, naloxone rapidly reverses overdoses by blocking the effects of opioids on the brain and restoring normal breathing. In addition to the accessible medication, Monroe County is also launching a new […]

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