Saturday 14 December 2019
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Category: City, Health, Hot News

Rudy Rivera of the Father Tracy Health and Wellness Center stands next to buckets placed by volunteers and to be used as a receptacle for used needles at a lot on North Clinton Avenue. Photo by Patti Singer/LaVoz

ODs in Black, Hispanic Communities Highlight Need for Education About Narcan

Patti Singer Through July in Monroe County, 75 of the 483 people who overdosed on an opioid died. The...

Norma Holland, longtime anchor at 13WHAM-TV, left the station in August 2019. Photo provided by Norma Holland

Norma Holland Leaving 13WHAM but Finding New Ways to Help Community

Patti Singer Mornings are going to be different in Norma Holland’s house – maybe in yours, too. Since...

One of the posters from the Northeast Safety Committee to promote responsibility during activities after the Puerto Rican Festival. Provided by Northeast Safety Committee

Northeast Safety Committee Organizer Proud of Volunteer Effort After Fest

Patti Singer First-year efforts by Northeast Safety Committee “laid the groundwork” for working with...


Northeast Residents Strategizing to Clarify and Curtail Events after Puerto Rican Festival

By Dave McCleary – It’s become normal each year after the annual Puerto Rican Festival to see a caravan of cars with Puerto Rican...

Protesters gather in San Juan to demand Governor Rossello's resignation

Rosselló to Step Down as Governor of Puerto Rico

After twelve days of protest by the people of Puerto Rico, the embattled governor Ricardo Rosselló announced late Wednesday that he will...

Orlando Ortiz

Orlando Ortiz Named Hispanic Business Person of the Year

By: Deanna Brown Orlando Ortiz’s dedication to the community was always something that he thought went...

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America’s Economy Must Better Serve Black and Latino Consumers

  By: Charlene Crowell - ( – Anyone who works for a living knows that their money goes a lot quicker than the...

The Impact of Social Media Grows: Visa Applicants Subject to Social Media Checks

While countless parents are worried that their child is spending too much time on social media, the U.S. State Department’s recent...

Ida Perez

Ida Pérez Discusses the ¡No Más! Campaign and her Efforts to help Transform Her Neighborhood

By Dave McCleary (Spanish Version Follows/Versión en español adjunta) Ida Pérez is no stranger to the Latino community in Rochester....


Rochester Latino Advocates Urge Governor Cuomo and State Legislature to Allocate Needed Funding for Multilingual Learners

Latino advocates in the Rochester area led by The Ibero-American Action League, Inc. (IBERO), are urging Governor Cuomo and elected...