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New Judge on Deck

press release from City of Rochester:

Mayor Warren Appoints Melissa Barrett to Rochester City Court

(Friday, Dec. 14, 2018) – Mayor Lovely A. Warren today announced the appointment of Melissa Barrett as Rochester City Court Judge. Under the City Charter and New York State law, the Mayor of Rochester has the power to appoint a new City Court Judge when a vacancy occurs on that court. 


“I am very pleased to appoint Melissa Barrett as a City Court Judge,” said Mayor Warren.  “Rochester’s City Court is the court with jurisdiction closest to our citizens and Melissa Barrett has the right experience and temperament to ensure that justice is served for all of our citizens, residents and visitors who are touched by this important court. I know Judge Barrett will serve in her new role as a judge at the highest caliber and with the highest regard for both the law and the citizens it protects.”   

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People From Thurston Fire – Need YOUR Help

Council Vice President McFadden Calls on Community to Help Victims of Thurston Road Fire

City Council Vice President Adam C. McFadden is calling on the Rochester community to help support the victims impacted by yesterday’s 5-alarm fire on Thurston Road.  Council Vice President McFadden, Monroe County Legislator LaShay Harris, and Zola Brown the President of the 19th Ward Community Association are hosting a relief drive tomorrow, Wednesday, December 12th from 1:00-7:00pm at Eclipse Bar and Lounge located at 372 Thurston Road. They are pleased to be joined by Home Leasing, the Rochester Housing Authority, WDKX 103.9 FM, the Red Cross, Foodlink, Monroe County Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) and Office Vital Records.

“It is my sincere hope that Rochester will come together to help their neighbors in need after this devastating fire.  All are encouraged to drop off clothes, food and hygiene products, and service providers are also invited to attend.  Residents who have been displaced because of the fire are welcome to join us tomorrow.  If they are not able to attend, we will get all donations to those in need,” said Vice President McFadden.  “Rochester has always been an incredibly generous community, it is my hope that this call to action will be no different.

“The Rochester community is known for its benevolence and generosity to worthy causes and I am confident that they will come through once again to help those residents who were displaced by this fire,” said Mayor Lovely Warren. “I sincerely thank the many people and organizations responsible for making this event possible and most importantly, to those who plan on making a donation.”

The Monroe County Clerk’s mobile DMV unit will be present to help replace any driver’s licenses, state ID cards, vehicle registration documents or titles lost in the fire. “Our friends and neighbors at 440 Thurston have been dealt a tremendous blow, especially so close to the holidays,” said County Clerk Adam Bello.  “I’m grateful for this opportunity to stand with my partners in government and local nonprofits to help people recover from this terrible fire.”

“In times of crisis, the kindness of good-hearted neighbors in our community knows no geographic, municipal, or political bounds,” said Monroe County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo. “To extend a helping hand to those impacted by the Thurston Road fire, Monroe County is proud to be making resources from our Office of Vital Records available to residents who lost important personal documents in the blaze. I thank City Council, County Legislator LaShay Harris, the DMV, and all of our partners who are stepping up to help those who need it.”

Rochester Gas And Electric Customer Frustration Changes Are Needed

I can’t tell you how completely frustrated and disappointed I am with Rochester Gas & Electric Company.

THEY made the mistake, even admitted the mistake was on their end but yet I have to pay for it.

The sad part is they are right.

What other options do we have besides having the service turned off and going without??    Continue reading Rochester Gas And Electric Customer Frustration Changes Are Needed

Rochester’s Own Young Author Ja’lynn Featured On Ellen & Cheerios One Million Act’s Of Good

Co-Author of Pretty from the Kink in My Curls to the Beat in My Step Ja’lynn is featured on

Congratulations Ja’lynn on ALL of your accomplishments and the success of you book keep rising to the top!!  Continue reading Rochester’s Own Young Author Ja’lynn Featured On Ellen & Cheerios One Million Act’s Of Good

Just Law essay winners


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Rochester Institute of Technology Gets Grant To Track Gun Violence In Rochester

There was an article I thought was interesting and wanted to share about the shootings in the Rochester, NY area by 13WHAM.

The Rochester Institute of Technology and the Rochester Police Department has been tracking all of the shootings for the past five years in the City of Rochester.

RIT acquired a grant for $194,000 from the New York State Health Foundations to track and study shootings and emergency room interventions.  Continue reading Rochester Institute of Technology Gets Grant To Track Gun Violence In Rochester