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Rebuttal to the May 12 guest opinion on apartments

Why would anyone demolish 60 units that the tenants enjoy, and whose footprint in the middle of Cobbs Hill Park is nearly invisible? Because the owners, Rochester Management Inc., are thinking first about the corporate bottom line, rather than the ...

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The Loop

Keegan and Xerox One of the most viewed stories on the Rochester Business Journal website over the final week or so of May was one that rumbled with echoes of the Big Three era in Rochester. Xerox, with the retirement ...

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Community Calendar

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 7  “A Visit to the State Fair” for St. Joseph’s Neighborhood Center: Join us for the 23rd Annual Auction & Party to benefit St. Joseph’s Neighborhood Center. All proceeds support health care programs for the uninsured and underinsured.  ...

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Rochester’s airport gets grant for renovations

The Greater Rochester International Airport has received a $2.4 million grant from the Federal Aviation Administration for airport improvements. The funding will be used to reconstruct north apron pavement that has reached the end of its useful life and design ...

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RBJ Snap Poll: Plurality favors neither bag ban nor tax

The week’s RBJ Snap Poll asked readers their views on bans of or taxes/fees put on single-use plastic shopping bags. A plurality favored neither a ban nor a tax, but a majority favored some action, either a ban or a tax.

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The Loop

What’s a catamount? The recent news that St. Bonaventure University’s men’s basketball team will return to Rochester for a game for the fourth straight year brought excitement to Bona fans and Division I hoops devotees. And the news that the ...

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In cider Cider and history fans can experience both at Genesee Country Village & Museum. The museum will be introducing its Flint & Steel Bourbon Barrel Hard Cider, produced in a 19th-century style, at History on Tap next Friday. The ...

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Sweet spot A recent report by Redfin, a Seattle-based residential real estate firm, lists Rochester as one of the best college towns in which to buy an investment property. Rochester, specifically the area near the University of Rochester, ranked No. ...

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Kodak reports its first quarter swings to profit

Eastman Kodak Co. on Tuesday reported a profit in the first quarter despite a decline in sales during the period. The company reported net earnings attributable to Kodak of $7 million, or 5 cents a share, up from a loss ...

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The Loop

Dog-tested lessons This week’s column will include a bit of self-indulgence, more than the usual amount, so please bear with us. Last week we said goodbye to an infrequent contributor to the Loop. Lucy, managing editor Mike Dickinson’s dog, had ...

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Digital Rochester announces Technology Woman of the Year

Digital Rochester Inc.’s 2017 Technology Woman of the Year is Garland Nichols, officials announced Wednesday. Technology Woman of the Year is designed to recognize, celebrate, and make visible the achievements of women in high technology fields, according to Digital Rochester. ...

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The Loop

There’s a nap for that Oh, the wonderful twists life provides us. In kindergarten—we’re talking old-time kindergarten—we detested the forced naps, groaningly putting our heads on the desk as the lights were flicked off. Then for the rest of our ...

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Alumnus named as next president of Hobart and William Smith

Hobart and William Smith Colleges on Thursday named its next president. The board of trustees voted to approve the presidential search committee’s recommendation naming Gregory Vincent as the 27th president of Hobart College and the 16th of William Smith College ...

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Bonduelle USA to add 22 jobs here as part of $20M expansion

Empire State Development on Thursday announced frozen food processor Bonduelle USA Inc. will expand operations at its locations in Monroe and Genesee counties. The company is investing in new equipment and machinery at its facilities in Brockport, Bergen and Oakfield, ...

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