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Funding for Foodlink expansion passes U.S. House (access required)

The recently passed House appropriations bill has set aside $750,000 for Rochester’s Foodlink Inc. to help the nonprofit cover the costs of a much-needed refrigerator expansion, Rep. Joe Morelle said on Wednesday. The bill still needs to be passed by ...

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Nearly 40 organizations answer RMAPI’s call (access required)

Since the Rochester-Monroe Anti-Poverty Initiative in February quietly put out a call for area businesses and organizations to help lift 10,000 community members out of poverty, nearly 40 establishments have answered that call.  More than 6,500 Rochester area residents already ...

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RASE Commission to launch community leadership phase of implementation plan (access required)

The county of Monroe and city of Rochester have launched an updated website for the Commission on Racial and Structural Equity (RASE) ahead of the Community Leadership phase of its implementation plan. “The work of the Commission on Racial and ...

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Agency distributing rent-relief funds says DiNapoli report was off base (access required)

Just hours after the state comptroller assailed New York’s handling of rent-relief funding, the agency in charge of overseeing distribution of that money said the process has been moving as smoothly as possible. “The comptroller’s sensationalized report doesn’t take into ...

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DiNapoli critical of state’s inability to process rent relief funding (access required)

New York could be at risk of losing federal rent relief funding if the tardiness within the distribution process is not addressed immediately, according to a report released today by New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli. DiNapoli’s findings show ...

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Home Leasing to bring affordable housing to Hickey Freeman building (access required)

The four-story Hickey Freeman building, one of the most iconic manufacturing sites in Rochester, will be undergoing a $70 million transformation, with two-thirds of the sprawling facility turned into affordable senior housing. Under plans expected to be finalized in the ...

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Upstate VOA celebrates 125 years of serving children, the impoverished (access required)

In its first 125 years, Volunteers of America Upstate New York has helped more than 1 million people through poverty and homelessness, reentry and children’s services and annually serves 6,000 people in Upstate New York. Founded in New York City ...

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Salvation Army, Walmart collaborate on annual ‘Stuff the Bus’ campaign (access required)

The Salvation Army of Greater Rochester will work with local Walmart stores to collect school supplies for disadvantaged families this weekend for its annual “Stuff the Bus” event. Stuff the Bus will take place Aug. 6 through Aug. 8 at ...

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Mentoring initiative receives grant for children’s cooking program (access required)

The Champion Academy Extreme Mentoring & Empowerment Initiative has received a $15,000 donation from the MolinaCares Accord, in collaboration with Molina Healthcare of New York. The funds will support a 6-week children’s cooking program that will teach kids in the ...

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Two Arc chapters merge to serve four counties under one umbrella (access required)

This fall, four Rochester-area counties will be served by a newly merged Arc chapter, Arc GLOW. The Arc of Livingston-Wyoming and Arc of Genesee Orleans on Oct. 1 will finalize a merger that has been many months in the making. ...

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