Mar 31, 2023

Grant aims to help close Rochester’s racial gaps

The city of Rochester is receiving roughly $550,000 to help close racial gaps in income and wealth. 

Mar 10, 2023

Survey reveals women’s views on financial security and employment trends 

According to the newly released survey, 84 percent of women feel apprehensive about staying on track with their financial goals due to the current economic environment.  

Jan 10, 2023

Rochester area reps named to statewide committee on aging  

The group of 28 have been tasked with advising the Master Plan for Aging Council, who is developing the state’s first-ever Master Plan for Aging.  

Excellus BCBS rolls out Medicare plan for local veterans
Oct 14, 2022

Excellus BCBS rolls out Medicare plan for local veterans  

Excellus BlueCross BlueShield will offer a Medicare Advantage plan in 2023 targeting the needs of local veterans.  In addition to $0 premiums and low copays for doctor visits, Medicare Blue Choice Freedom (HMO-POS) includes:  $0 copays for behavioral health visits;  12 one-way rides (50-mile limit per ride) annually to health-related locations at no cost;  $35 Part […]

Oct 14, 2022

Federal dollars help Foodlink expand food access in Monroe County

Foodlink will expand food access for Monroe County families with $1.4 million in proposed federal funds.   Foodlink’s proposal is one of almost 40 projects selected as part of Bring Monroe Back, Monroe County’s plan that will utilize federal funds received through the American Rescue Plan Act.   Monroe County is the recipient of some […]

FLPPS expands into Wyoming County
Aug 29, 2022

Rochester agency expands its reach

Community Action will establish a telehealth hub at its location in Perry and its care coordinators will engage individuals and connect them to primary care and behavioral health services.  

May 23, 2022

The Hub 585’s Life Launch program to provide mentorship for at-risk youth

The Hub 585 is expanding its services, launching a mentorship program for teens aging out of foster care.  

May 2, 2022

International Plaza — The heart of Rochester’s Latinx community

Salsa music plays. The smell of bread, kababs and empanadas waft through the air. Colorful, flowing dresses and skirts catch the eye. For over 50 years, the Puerto Rican Festival has celebrated food, culture, dancing and beauty in downtown Rochester. Founded in 1969, the festival recognizes the many Puerto Rican people who have settled in […]

Apr 11, 2022

Post-pandemic era will provide best opportunity to transform healthcare service delivery model

Sometime in the hopefully not-too-distant future, health and safety concerns will have improved so that Governor Hochul will declare an end to the COVID-related state of emergency in New York. By signifying that sufficient progress has been made in reducing the spread and severity of COVID-19, lifting the state of emergency will mean a return […]

Apr 6, 2022

Roberts Wesleyan builds $15 million Golisano Community Engagement Center

The Golisano Community Engagement Center at Roberts Wesleyan College aims to create a bridge between higher education and the local business community.

Mar 30, 2022

Ending violent crime requires building trust between police, community

Rochester has recently been the recipient of many state, federal and private investments that create a true path for transformational change. Governor Hochul, along with our federal delegation including Senator Schumer, Senator Gillibrand, and Congressman Morelle, have all made announcements that benefit the Rochester region. This, combined with the spirit of collaboration and[...]

Mar 21, 2022

Flower City Habitat for Humanity completes its 250th home

It’s no secret that the benefits of homeownership extend beyond the structure’s four walls.   Owning a home can provide people with more confidence, which can lead to better educational and employment opportunities, as well as more financial independence as the home builds equity.   Flower City Habitat for Humanity knows that first-hand and has spent […]