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Renovation complete on St. Bernard’s Park senior apartments (access required)

The stately St. Bernard’s Park apartment community has been brought back to life again through the collaborative efforts of Edgemere Development Inc. and CB-Emmanuel Realty LLC. Over the past two years, the 130-year-old structure along Lake Avenue and across from ...

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Local online mentoring site forms alliance with Modern Drummer Magazine (access required)

A Rochester-based online mentoring site has formed a strategic alliance with Modern Drummer Magazine to share educational content and master classes for the world’s drum community. Mastermind Lounge currently provides live online lessons for all forms of music and musicians, ...

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Black-founded Rochester business receives $100,000 Google grant (access required)

Google for Startups has awarded Rochester-based Sign-Speak a non-dilutive $100,000 grant as part of its second Black Founders Fund awards. As part of the program, Sign-Speak Founder Yamillet Payano will receive technical and business mentorship from Google employees, $120,000 in ...

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Agencies collaborate to train doulas to improve maternal, infant mortality rates (access required)

Finger Lakes Performing Provider System (FLPPS), Healthy Baby Network, HealthConnect One and Finger Lakes Community Health will collaborate on a two-year initiative to innovate Healthy Baby Network’s Black Doula Collaborative, which will improve the health and well-being of women, infants ...

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Mayor outlines plan to spend $202 million in federal recovery funding (access required)

The city of Rochester would pay a monthly stipend to up to 200 financially burdened families, provide economic incentives to eliminate food “deserts” and “greenline” previously redlined neighborhoods by building affordable housing on vacant lots if City Council approves Mayor ...

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Legal Excellence Awards honorees announced

The Rochester Business Journal and The Daily Record have announced the honorees for the 2021 Legal Excellence Awards.  Legal Excellence is a new program started by the Rochester Business Journal and The Daily Record to take their legal recognition awards to the next level by combining the ...

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University of Rochester to receive federal funding for mental health treatment (access required)

More than $36 million in federal funding has been made available for mental health treatment and research in Upstate New York. The funding will come from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, said U.S. Sens. Charles Schumer and ...

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Police Accountability Board hiring for more than 30 positions (access required)

The Rochester Police Accountability Board has launched a hiring portal with more than 30 positions now open, including chief of investigations, director of information systems, community engagement coordinator and deputy chief of public information. “It’s official: the PAB is hiring,” ...

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Out of the Darkness suicide prevention walk set for Saturday (access required)

Volunteers from the Greater Rochester area are joining the quarter of a million people who will be walking in towns across the country to raise awareness to the fight for suicide prevention. The annual Rochester Out of the Darkness Community ...

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RochesterWorks initiative aims to reduce gun violence through workforce development (access required)

RochesterWorks! has launched a $2.25 million gun violence prevention initiative that is designed to provide job opportunities for hundreds of Rochester young adults. The region’s largest nonprofit provider of workforce and career services is looking for community organizations to help ...

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Ravindra had structured plan for growth for Ravi Engineering (access required)

When designing a building or a bridge, every detail must be exact, every measurement precise. There can be no surprises, no ad-libbing. Life, however, doesn’t work that way, as Nagappa Ravindra will attest. When he completed his bachelor’s degree in ...

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