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Breaking the cycle

Rochester is known for having an extremely philanthropic, resource-rich populace, yet we maintain a large gap between the rich and the poor.

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Polls do not reflect community

I am a Rochester businessman engaged in the same activities that occupy all of our business hours. I strive to provide the best product and service possible. I struggle with maintaining margins and meeting the needs of my employees, all ...

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More transit investment needed

Dear Editor, On Oct. 20, we joined with federal, state and local partners to dedicate the brand-new RTS Transit Center. Years in the making, it signals a new era for public transportation and improved quality of life in Rochester. It ...

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Reed bill would provide key relief

Dear Editor: At a time when Congress cannot agree on much, Rep. Tom Reed has introduced and garnered support for something significantly important for our region in particular and the country generally: a national disaster tax relief bill. One of ...

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Early RYP members deserve credit

Dear Editor: While I applaud the RBJ for its attention to young professionals, I was sad to see that the author of the Aug. 1 article “Fast Start: A New Phase at RYP” chose to disparage the organization and its ...

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China’s ‘advantage’ is trade cheating

Dear Editor: In Amitrajeet A. Batabyal’s May 2 op-ed, “Does trade with China hurt American workers?” a false and irrelevant choice is presented. China’s state-managed and subsidized capitalist system has grown by way of trade cheating and rigged, predatory prices ...

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Gun violence is bad for business

Dear Editor: The recent RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll regarding the NY SAFE Act, published Jan. 24, raises a question readers of this publication should be asking: Is the SAFE Act good for business in Rochester? Aside from numerous polls ...

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Strong gun laws keep N.Y. safe

Dear Editor: Your Jan. 24 article, “A year later most oppose NY SAFE Act,” notes that 62 percent of respondents to the RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll oppose the law with 53 percent thinking that it should be repealed. The ...

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What complainers fail to see

Dear Editor: I’m writing in reference to the Aug. 23, 2013, Snap Poll article, "Most readers have no plans to move away." I did not take the poll, but as a Western New York native, I was intrigued by the ...

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