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Rochester poverty rate decreases, still among top three nationwide (access required)


Poverty in the city of Rochester has fallen in the most recent five-year period, according to new data released by the U.S. Census Bureau. From 2015 to 2019, the overall poverty rate fell to 31.3 percent from 32.6 percent in ...

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Groups collaborate to fund remote learning internet issues (access required)


The County of Monroe is teaming with ESL Federal Credit Union, Greater Rochester Health Foundation and Rochester Area Community Foundation on a solution to improve internet connectivity to help more students actively participate in their lessons throughout the school day. ...

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Summer Meals program to be expanded (access required)


Foodlink Inc., the city of Rochester and the Rochester City School District are taking a new and innovative approach to ensure that children in the community have access to nutritious meals this summer. As the COVID-19 public health crisis continues ...

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County, city collaborate on pandemic initiative to counter racial disparities


The city of Rochester and county of Monroe will partner with Jordan Health, Trillium Health and the University of Rochester Medical Center on a new initiative aimed at reducing racial and ethnic disparities related to COVID-19. “We know that COVID-19 ...

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Parcel 5 a new staple of Festival City

The ROC Women’s Music Fest in July 2017 was just one of the events to use Parcel 5 over the past few years. (Photo by Dick Moss)

As daylight hits the graveled lot of Parcel 5 on crisp early September Rochester morning, anything remarkable about the barren sliver of downtown directly across from Sibley Square is hard to see. But for two days beginning Sept. 13, the ...

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Rochester joins new electric vehicle purchasing collaborative (access required)


Rochester is one of 19 founding cities and two counties nationwide to form an electric vehicle purchasing collective. The Climate Mayors Electric Vehicle Purchasing Collaborative has committed to the purchase of 376 electric vehicles (EVs), representing more than $11 million in ...

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City, five other employers, vow to create charging stations (access required)


The City of Rochester and five other employers are pledging to boost electric vehicle recharging stations, hoping to enlarge the infrastructure supporting the growth of electric vehicles in the state. The employers, which also include Dixon Schwabl, Larsen Engineers, Nazareth ...

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