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Superintendent Terry Dade at a news conference March 15, 2020, about how the Rochester City School District would provide meals to children. Provided by Rochester City School District

School No. 7 Becomes Site for Grab-and-Go Meals

Staff reports City children have one more place to pick up a meal during the COVID-19 outbreak. Starting March 31, the Rochester City...

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Dade Proposes $948.9M Balanced Budget to School Board

Patti Singer pattisinger@minorityreporter.net For each item that goes back into the budget, Rochester City School Superintendent Terry Dade...

RCSD Budget Put Off Again, Now Set for March 26

Patti Singer pattisinger@minorityreporter.net First, the date was March 17. Then it was March 24. Board of Education President Van White...

Julio Saenz, Ibero American Action League. Provided photo

Ibero is Among Community Agencies Helping During COVID-19 Crisis

Patti Singer pattisinger@miniorityreporter.net Even before the first confirmed local case of COVID-19, officials in Rochester and Monroe...

Rosario Escher, Two Others Want Petition Process Stopped During COVID-19 Threat

Patti Singer pattisinger@minorityreporter.net Concerns about the coronavirus have led two rivals in the 137th Assembly District to ask the...

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RHA Accepting Online Applications for Public Housing Wait List

Staff reports Applications for the Rochester Housing Authority  public housing waiting list can be made online as the system moves to...

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URMC Seeks to Diversify Study of Dementia Caregivers

Carol Elizabeth Owens Older African Americans and Latinos are more likely than Whites to get a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease,...

Red indicates the site of fatal overdoses and blue indicates nonfatal overdoses in Monroe County in 2018 and 2019. Provided by Monroe County Heroin Task Force

Team Approach to Opioid Epidemic Resulted in 9 Convictions in OD Deaths

Patti Singer pattisinger@minorityreporter.net Opioid deaths and overdoses show little sign of abating. As a result, neither do the...

Brandon Bermudez, left, is swon in as Monroe County Sheriff's Office jail corporal at a ceremony Feb. 25, 2020. Photo by Patti Singer/Minority Reporter Media Group

Promotions Show Gains in Diversity in Sheriff’s Office

Patti Singer pattisinger@minorityreporter.net Brandon Bermudez was introduced to a law enforcement career early. His father was a probation...

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RCSD Announces Increase in August Graduation Rate

The Rochester City School District’s four-year graduation rate was 63% in August, a 3.7 percentage point increase from the previous...