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Wednesday 20 January 2021
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Felipe Hernandez was announced as interim chief of the Rochester Fire Department on Jan. 14, 2021. His appointment takes effect the end of February.  Retiring Chief Will Jackson is at left and Mayor Lovely Warren is at right. Patti Singer/Minority Reporter Media Group

Felipe Hernandez Jr. Named Interim Chief of Rochester Fire Department

Patti Singer pattisinger@minorityreporter.net (Versión en español disponible.) A couple of years ago, Rochester Fire Department’s...

Miquel Powell said he will run for an at-large seat on City Council in 2021. Provided photo

Former PAB member Miquel Powell Says He’ll Seek City Council At-Large Seat

Patti Singer pattisinger@minorityreporter.net For the past few months, advocates and activists have been calling for different approaches...

Drivers line up in December at Wilson Magnet High School for COVID-19 testing. File photo

COVID-19 Testing Continues in City Through January

Staff reports Testing for people who are not showing signs of COVID-19 will continue through January. The city, along with Monroe County...

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Monroe County Issues English and Spanish Versions of Announcement of Possible COVID-19 Exposures at Pentecostal Holiness Church

Staff reports The Monroe County Department of Public Health is urging anyone who visited Pentecostal Holiness Church, 939 N. Clinton Ave....

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Rochester cuenta con una nueva Plaza Internacional, La Marketa, con sabor latino

Rochester cuenta con una nueva Plaza Internacional, La Marketa, con sabor latino Por Marisol Galarza-Ruiz  ...

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RASE Commission Wants to Hear About Experiences with Social Service Agencies

RASE Commission Wants to Hear About Experiences with Social Service Agencies Staff reports (Versión en español abajo.) The Commission on...

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C.A.R.E. Coalition Works to Strengthen North Clinton Neighborhood

Patti Singer pattisinger@minorityreporter.net (Versión en español abajo.) The construction on La Marketa is not the only indication that...

Rudy Rivera, executive director of the Father Tracy Advocacy Center, speaks out about the increase in percent of overdose deaths among Latinos and Blacks. File photo

Blacks, Latinos Accounted for Higher Percentage of Monroe County OD Deaths in 2019

Patti Singer pattisinger@minorityreporter.net (Versión en español abajo.) The percentage of Blacks and Hispanics who died from heroin...

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City Selects Two Anchor Tenants for New International Plaza

Staff reports (Versión en español abajo.) Borinquen Bakery and New Generation Meats have been selected as vendors for the retail kiosks...

Miguel Melendez Jr. was  named to the vacant City Council at-large seat on Sept. 21, 2020. Provided photo

City Council Names Miguel Melendez Jr. to At-Large Seat

Patti Singer pattisinger@minorityreporter.net (Versión es español abajo.) Miguel Melendez Jr. has been appointed by City Council to fill...