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City launches new FOIL system

The city of Rochester has a new, and supposedly faster, system for handling requests for accident and crime reports as well as information from City Hall under the Freedom of Information Law.

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Warren names Alexander as deputy mayor

The city of Rochester has a new deputy mayor. Mayor Lovely Warren announced the appointment of Cedric Alexander, a former city police chief and nationally known expert on police-community relations, to the post Monday.

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Deporting immigrants could slow U.S. economy

If President Donald Trump’s hardline stance on illegal immigration leads to large-scale deportations, among those hurt could be the U.S. economy.

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Officials push for more infrastructure funding

Assemblyman Mark Johns, R-Webster, this week joined lawmakers and highway superintendents across the state to rally for an increase to the Consolidated Local Street and Highway Improvement Program to obtain more infrastructure funding for Monroe County. 

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Sheppard wins first endorsements

Rochester mayoral candidate James Sheppard, a county legislator and former police chief, won the endorsement of Democratic committees representing three legislative districts Tuesday night, beating out incumbent Mayor Lovely Warren and a third Democrat, former broadcast journalist Rachel Barnhart.

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Mayor Warren announces re-election bid

Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren launched her re-election campaign to a room packed cheek to jowl at Brue Coffee on Monday night, making her the fourth entrant in a potentially contentious mayoral race

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Fed bides its time as inflation remains below target

In a recent report to both the U.S. Senate and the House of Representatives, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen gave a detailed view of the U.S. economy and monetary policy actions. 

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Chamber, Council push back on REDC proposal

The Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce and the Finger Lakes Regional Economic Development Council are pushing back on a state Assembly proposal to require personal and financial information from REDC members.

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Study ranks N.Y. OK for women

Women in New York have it OK - not great, but not bad either - a new report from WalletHub shows.

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Taxi drivers battle ridesharing services

Rochester area taxi drivers spoke out against ridesharing deregulation last Friday, two weeks after the state Senate passed legislation allowing ride-hailing services to operate in Upstate New York. 

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Charitable foundations get relief from new regs

A plea this month to the state Department of Financial Services by charitable foundations, including those run by local colleges and universities, appears to have hit the mark.

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