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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...

A former warehouse on the site of the soccer stadium will be transformed into an indoor training facility with youth athletes in mind. Provided by Rochester Area Community Foundation

Former Home of Rhinos Gets New Life

Patti Singer pattisinger@minorityreporter.net The soccer stadium that was supposed to turn around a neighborhood may yet have that...

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The Children’s Agenda Sponsors Advocacy Trip to Albany

The Children’s Agenda is organizing an Early Childhood Advocacy Day trip to Albany for parents and providers to urge legislators for more...

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Ida Perez, Rev. Rickey Harvey Named to Police Accountability Board

Patti Singer pattisinger@minorityreporter.net Northeast community activist Ida Perez and the Rev. Dr. Rickey Harvey are among nine city...

Rochester Fire Department January 2020 recruit class. Provided by Rochester Fire Department

Hispanics are Nearly One-Third of New RFD Recruits

The Rochester Fire Department announced that its current recruit class has the highest percentage of minorities of any class in the history...

Hilda Rosario Escher, former Ibero-American Action League president and CEO. Provided photo

As Joe Robach Steps Away, Hilda Rosario Escher Looks to Step In

Patti Singer pattisinger@minorityreporter.net After serving the past 16 years in the state Senate and almost that long in the state...

Manuel "Manny" Ortiz of the Rochester Police Department died Nov. 2, 2019. Provided by the Rochester Police Department

Fundraisers Added to Help Family of Officer Ortiz

Patti Singer pattisinger@minorityreporter.net The Rochester Police Locust Club has set up a fund to help the two younger children of...

Leonard Brock, executive director of the Rochester-Monroe Anti-Poverty Initiative, talks Nov. 18 about the toll of poverty on health. Photo by Patti Singer/Minority Reporter Media Group.

Report: Poverty is a Real Killer

Patti Singer pattisinger@minorityreporter.net Too much month at the end of money is more than a financial strain. The stress saps health,...

Manuel "Manny" Ortiz of the Rochester Police Department died Nov. 2, 2019. Provided by the Rochester Police Department

GoFundMe for Manny Ortiz Gets a Boost

The GoFundMe account for late Rochester Police Office Manny Ortiz received a boost with the promise of a matching donation. The Rochester...

City Holds Groundbreaking on La Marketa

Patti Singer pattisinger@minorityreporter.net Decades after northeast Rochester residents first talked about having a Caribbean-style plaza...