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Rochester Mayor, Lovely Warren

Mayor Pleads With Latino, Black Communities: Heed Warnings About COVID-19

Patti Singer pattisinger@minorityreporter.net Ministers making Facebook videos. Robocalls to homes. Using whatever tools are available and...

From April 6, 2020 until further notice, all trash will have to fit into the green refuse toter or blue recycling toter. No bulk items will be collected as the city adjusts trash collection because of COVID-19. Photo by Patti Singer/Minority Reporter Media Group

City Suspends Bulk Refuse Collection During COVID-19 Outbreak

Staff reports As of April 6, the city will suspend the collection of bulk refuse. The hold is in effect until further notice. Normal refuse...

Beatriz Lebron, RCSD School Board Commissioner

LeBron, Barnhart, Lupien ‘Zoom’ in on Residents’ Concerns

Patti Singer pattisinger@minorityreporter.net A Monroe County legislator, a Rochester City Council member and a Rochester Board of...

Monroe County Department of Public Health Commissioner Dr. Michael Mendoza, left, at a news conference March 12, 2020 about COVID-19. File photo

Health Department to Issue Regular Updates on COVID-19

Patti Singer pattisinger@minorityreporter.net Monroe County has 14 confirmed cases of COVID-19 as of 10 a.m. March 17, according to the...

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...

Maria Quiñones-Cordero. Provided by the University of Rochester Medical Center.

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...

How Would You Change Medicaid to Save Money, Keep Services?

The public is invited to comment on proposed changes to the state’s Medicaid program under the budget for the 2021 fiscal year. The New...

Noisy Nursery Lesson

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...

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,...