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New Report Exposes the Legacy of Racial Covenants in Rochester and Monroe County

Tuesday, August 4th, 2020
Confronting Racial Covenants - How they segregated Monroe County and what to do about them

Yale Law School, New Haven, CT – Racial segregation plagues communities across the United States, including those in Rochester, New York and in surrounding Monroe County. On July 29, 2020, Rochester’s City Roots Community Land Trust, in partnership with the Yale Environmental Protection Clinic, released a guide — Confronting Racial Covenants: How They Segregated Monroe County and What to Do About Them  for those looking to understand and address such segregation. 

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Tuesday, August 4th, 2020
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Rochester Is Ranked No. 5 in the Nation for Deer-Vehicle Collisions – What Can You Do to Stay Safe?

Thursday, July 2nd, 2020
Rochester is ranked 5th in the nation for deer-vehicle collisions.

By Sammi Cohen

According to the National Highway Safety Administration (NHSA), there are approximately 1.5 million deer-related car accidents annually, leading to 175 to 200 fatalities each year. Of course, this number pales in comparison to the number of human pedestrians killed in traffic accidents each year (4,700), but in certain areas of the country, deer collisions are a real threat.

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Thursday, July 2nd, 2020
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ROC COVID-19: What’s Going On This Month?

Wednesday, June 24th, 2020

Clearly, the coronavirus has changed the world. There isn’t a person in the United States that has not been drastically affected by the COVID-19 crisis. Thousands of people have lost their lives, millions of people have lost their jobs, and virtually every single person is riddled with severe anxiety over the last few months.

Hopefully things are starting to return to at least somewhat normal, especially as phases one through four begin opening. But it’s imperative that every Rochester citizen remains vigilant and focusing on preventing the spread of this deadly virus.

Here are some important aspects to pay attention to as we reach the later months of the COVID-19 pandemic…

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Wednesday, June 24th, 2020
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Staying Healthy During and After the Pandemic: 3 Great Tips

Friday, June 5th, 2020

By Melissa Brewer

There isn’t an individual in the U.S. that hasn’t been affected by the coronavirus in some way or another. Hundreds of thousands of people have lost their lives, tens of millions of people have lost their jobs. And literally every single person in the country has been dealing with unprecedented levels of anxiety and fear.

Things are scary. That might be the understatement of 2020 — but they can and will get better. It’s just on us to do everything we can to better ourselves, our communities, and our world.

In Rochester and abroad, it starts with maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

During quarantine, it’s easy to slip into a funk and waste away your day eating junk food, watching 8 hours of Netflix, and including in some other unhealthy habits. Donuts and Netflix every once in a while is not a bad thing — in fact, it’s downright necessary. But you can’t do that too often because your health will be in serious jeopardy. You have to do everything you can to stay healthy so you can fight off any viruses and so you’re in a good mental state to get back to work and start building your future.

Here are some great tips for staying healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic and in the days, weeks, and months following…

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Friday, June 5th, 2020
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Rochester Among NYS Regions Set to Reopen May 15

Wednesday, May 13th, 2020

By Samson Weinberg

During Governor Cuomo’s daily briefing at Rochester Regional Health in Irondequoit on Monday May 11, he announced that the Finger Lakes region — which includes Monroe County — is among those that have met the necessary criteria to reopen amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Cuomo’s “New York on Pause” order, which mandated that all non-essential businesses close their physical locations and all individuals only leave their homes for trips to the grocery store and other essential needs, goes through May 15. Any region that has met certain criteria can start to reopen after that date, while regions that have not met the criteria will see an extension of the stay-at-home orders through June 1.

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Wednesday, May 13th, 2020
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Rochester Industries Fighting Back Against COVID-19

Tuesday, May 5th, 2020

By Sammi Cohen

There is no getting around it: COVID-19 continues to have a significant impact on local businesses. A great deal of uncertainty surrounds the virus, leaving many questions unanswered. What does the future look like for essential and non-essential businesses? When will things return to “normal?” Is it possible to fully return to the normal we once knew?

Several businesses are taking action into their own hands, not sitting idly by or waiting around for answers. Here are just a few things businesses are doing in a stirring show of perseverance, strength, and solidarity during these uncertain times.

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Tuesday, May 5th, 2020
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Pandemic Prompts Wegmans to Prioritize Increased Demands and Worker Wellness

Wednesday, April 29th, 2020

By Sammi Cohen

Just a few short months ago, Wegmans made headlines for its willingness to lead the charge ahead of the statewide plastic bag ban. While annual polyethylene production clocks in at around 80 million tons worldwide, the popular grocery store chain was willing to be the first to tell its customers they’d need to make the switch to reusable or paper bags instead.

But now, Rochester’s hometown supermarket is being subjected to even more pressure to our rapidly changing world. As COVID-19 continues to impact thousands of Flower City residents, Wegmans is evolving almost as quickly as new cases are confirmed.

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Wednesday, April 29th, 2020
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How Are Local Businesses Faring Amidst COVID-19 Countermeasures?

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2020

By Samson Weinberg

There is no doubt about it… the world will forever be different after the 2020 coronavirus pandemic. COVID-19 has impacted virtually everyone’s life in every part of the world. Families are shattered with grief, entire cities are shut down, and uncertainty and worry are sweeping the globe.

Across the U.S., hundreds of businesses have already filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy (liquidation bankruptcy) and owners are doing everything they can to keep their businesses afloat — but they’re running out of options. Unfortunately, small businesses are suffering just as much due to the nationwide quarantine, and Rochester is no exception.

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Wednesday, April 22nd, 2020
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4 Things to Watch Out For During the COVID-19 Quarantine

Tuesday, April 21st, 2020

By Melissa Brewer

As of Monday, April 20, there are 1,035 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Monroe County alone. Sadly, these wild times have all of Rochester anxious, with the majority of people either out of work or working from home. Also, social distancing with PPE gear and self-quarantine are being encouraged all over Rochester, New York, and the entire country.

Though it’s important to spend time having fun with your family so you’re not all just constantly worrying, you still need to be careful about a few things. Here are a few things that you should watch out for during this year’s national quarantine:

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Tuesday, April 21st, 2020
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Rochester Restaurants Open For Business…Err, Takeout

Wednesday, March 18th, 2020

By Samson Weinberg

With the rate of COVID-19 infections on the rise in Rochester, everyone is on high alert. Folks have been encouraged to practice social isolation in order to stem the risk of infection. Now that the first death from COVID-19 in Monroe County has been confirmed, it makes sense that people are feeling uneasy.

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Wednesday, March 18th, 2020
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As Confirmed Coronavirus Cases Increase, List of Rochester Cancelations Gets Longer

Monday, March 16th, 2020

By Samson Weinberg

The rapidly spreading new coronavirus is already taking its toll on Americans — and residents of the Flower City are now being encouraged to wait out the worst from the comfort of their own homes. With major holiday events and public school courses both on the cancelation list, it’s an eerie feeling for a city that normally has no shortage of things to do.

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Monday, March 16th, 2020
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It’s Finally Here: Wegmans Sets Date For Plastic Bag Ban

Wednesday, January 8th, 2020

By Sammi Cohen

Most Rochesterians can’t imagine life without Wegmans. But soon, they’ll all need to remember their reusable grocery bags when they make a shopping trip — or else they’ll end up paying the price.

That’s because the chain has finally set the date of their plastic bag ban, ahead of New York State’s own that goes into effect on March 1. Starting on January 27, Wegmans shoppers statewide will no longer have access to the single use plastic bags they’ve grown accustomed to using (and adding to a growing collection in the hall closet).

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Wednesday, January 8th, 2020
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Rochester Home Assessments Reach Impressive Heights

Thursday, January 2nd, 2020

Rochesterians know all too well that living in the Flower City comes with its caveats. While the city offers a plethora of cultural events, a rich history, and an exploding food scene, the harsh winters can sometimes make some forget why they live here in the first place. When you’re scraping ice off your car or shoveling snow in the driveway — whether it’s six inches of wet snow or 38 inches of dry snow, it’s all the same — you might curse your decision to settle down in the ROC. But you may change your tune when you hear about just how valuable your home might be.

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Thursday, January 2nd, 2020
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ROC Around the Christmas Tree: Must-See Holiday Events in Rochester

Wednesday, November 27th, 2019

By Sammi Cohen

According to the New York Post, Rochester seems to be a “grim and depressing” place to live. But anyone who loves the Flower City will tell you otherwise — even when it’s covered with that ubiquitous lake effect snow. Although people over the age of 55 are at least four times more likely to suffer a heart-related injury when shoveling the white stuff, many Rochesterians feel the harsh winters are well worth staying for.

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Wednesday, November 27th, 2019
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Like a Phoenix From the Flames, Water Street Music Hall Rises From the Ashes

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2019
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By Samson Weinberg

Ever since Water Street Music Hall lost its entertainment license back in 2016, Rochester hasn’t been the same. The once-top venue in the music scene was the victim of violence and financial insecurity, causing the city of Rochester to question its safety.

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Tuesday, October 22nd, 2019
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Homeowners Building In The City Could See More Tax Break Incentives

Wednesday, October 2nd, 2019
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By Melissa Brewer

Mayor Lovely Warren recently announced a new effort to promote homeownership in the city of Rochester. She wants to expand the homeownership tax breaks that the city currently offers in downtown Rochester to all city neighborhoods.

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Wednesday, October 2nd, 2019
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Heat Wave Hits Rochester: Here’s How to Stay Cool this Weekend

Friday, July 19th, 2019

There’s a lot to look forward to this weekend in Upstate New York; between the Rochester Pride Parade and the Ithaca Grassroots festival, we’re planning on spending a lot of time outside. Unfortunately, the heat might try to ruin your summer fun as temperatures soar into the 100s.

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Friday, July 19th, 2019
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Pet Parrot Takes Flight, Returns Home Over A Year Later

Monday, June 17th, 2019
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By Melissa Brewer

Rochester resident Cindy Dudak experienced the unique sadness that comes with a beloved pet going missing when her pet bird Missy, a conure parrot, flew out of their Seneca Towers apartment. Dudak has also now experienced the wonderful happiness and sense of relief that comes with that same pet returning home. What’s strange about this story is that these two feelings happened over a year apart.

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Monday, June 17th, 2019
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Rochester To See New Affordable Housing Program And Plan For City Rezoning

Thursday, May 30th, 2019

By Melissa Brewer

The city of Rochester is gearing up for a few major construction projects that are all looking to change its current landscape and affordability. One program that will shift the housing market in Rochester is the Mission-Based Affordable Housing Partnership.

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Thursday, May 30th, 2019
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Tongue-Tie and Breast-Feeding: Rochester Doctor Discusses Ankyloglossia

Saturday, March 30th, 2019

By Sammi Cohen

Ankyloglossia is a condition present at birth that can lead to serious problems for both a child and mother. Ankyloglossia is a scary medical term that not too many people are familiar with. This condition is more commonly known, simply, as tongue-tie, which affects between 4% and 11% of newborn babies.

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Saturday, March 30th, 2019
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