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Cooper Union expands units for the homeless

A handful of homeless Rochesterians will now have a home at Cooper Union, a supportive housing complex run by the Volunteers of America. Seven units have been added to the 45-apartment building. The units for the homeless are located on the ground floor of the building on State Street; the...
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AFCU donates money to Crimestoppers at K9 meet-and-greet

GATES, N.Y. (WROC) — Advantage Federal Credit Union in Gates hosted a K9 meet-and-greet event Friday to donate money to the K9 units from Rochester Police Department, Monroe County Sheriff’s Office, and from Gates, Greece, and Brockport. Two dogs were welcomed into the bank with their human police partners. Yellow Lab, Sonny and Bloodhound, Peak […]
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Remembering Malcolm X's visit to Rochester

Artist Ephraim Gebre will be back in Rochester to paint another mural of civil rights icons. The Rochester native is the artist behind the "I am Speaking" mural featuring John Lewis in downtown Rochester. Gebre's new project is a mural of Malcolm X and Constance Mitchell, the first Black woman voted into office in Monroe County.
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First American Equipment Finance named among Best Workplaces for Parents

First American Equipment Finance has been named as one of 2021's Best Workplaces for Parents. It is the first time the Victor-based firm has been named to the list, ranking 49th out of 100 companies. The Best Workplaces for Parents ranking is based on survey responses from more than 6 million current employees. In the survey, 98 percent of First American’s ...
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Rochester community recognizes World AIDS Day

Monroe County, N.Y. — Monroe County is helping the AIDS community with hope and healing. An AIDS memorial quilt panel is now on display in the Monroe County Office building to commemorate World AIDS Day. Several events were available Wednesday for Rochester families and community members to learn more about...
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Monroe County marks World AIDS Day

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — A quilt created nearly four decades ago during the darkest days of the aids pandemic is being recognized in Monroe County amid a current pandemic. The quilt is the largest community arts project in the world and is a part of the national aids. It weighs 54 tons and stretches more than 50 miles in length, and today a section of the quilt is on display in the county office building. With today being World AIDS Day, Monroe County wanted to honor all those impacted.
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Monroe County raises awareness for fight against HIV on World AIDS Day

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Monroe County Executive Adam Bello, along with local LGBTQ+ advocates, marked World AIDS Day Wednesday. They unveiled a portion of the AIDS Memorial Quilt, which is now on display in the Monroe County Office Building. “The section of the quilt on display contains the some of the...
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Quilted panel honoring lives lost to HIV/AIDS hangs in County Office Building on Main Street

On World AIDS Day, Monroe County leaders joined with LGBTQ activists to remember the lives lost to the disease. “Today we mourn the many people who lost not only their lives, but their livelihood, to this virus, and to the bigotry, and stigma, and all the other inequities that they have had to deal with in their short lives,” public health commissioner Dr. Michael Mendoza said during Wednesday’s ceremony in the county office building.
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Racist incidents in Pittsford are the focus of a NY Times story

The Town of Pittsford got some national publicity over the weekend in a story by the New York Times which talked about racist incidents in the town in recent years. The article talked about a variety of concerns and incidents, including a video of a white student brandishing a gun and making a racist threat. When news about the video surfaced in September, Monroe County deputies had said that the teen was not an immediate threat, noting that the weapon was an air pistol and the video was recorded months ago.
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Homeless remain in Civic Center garage

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — How long can the homeless people living in the Civic Center garage stay?. There was panic Friday morning when advocates thought the county was about to do a clear-out. Turns out, that did not happen but Monroe County Executive Adam Bello says a concrete slab in a parking garage with no access to bathrooms is not a safe or humane place to sleep.
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Rapid COVID-19 tests in high demand heading into the holidays

Rochester, N.Y. — (WHAM) - If you’re in search of a rapid COVID test nearby in the next week, you may be out of luck. A quick search at CVS pharmacies online shows no available time slots in the Rochester area over the next several days. However, Greater Harvest Church...
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Food drive for Rochester families in home stretch

Rochester, N.Y. — Uniting and Healing through Hope of Monroe County has teamed up with local churches, elected officials, law enforcement, and community organizations to collect food. This is the second phase of the drive and follows the Stuff the Bus campaign last weekend. Organizers say, despite people's generosity, the...
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Rochester community group feeds those in need for Thanksgiving

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — ​A local group working toward ending the violence in Rochester, as well as bridging the divide between police and the community, is shifting its focus Friday to feeding those in needs. Uniting and Healing Through Hope of Monroe County teamed up with elected officials, law enforcement and...
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