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East High Faces Cuts as RCSD Superintendent Closes Budget Gap

Patti Singer pattisinger@minorityreporter.net Rochester City School District Superintendent Terry Dade proposed closing two schools,...

Dr. Michael Mendoza, commissioner of the Monroe County Department of Public Health. Provided photo

COVID-19 Crisis Highlights Disparities in Access to Care

Patti Singer pattisinger@minorityreporter.net COVID-19 is highlighting what people of color – and the medical community — knew...

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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...

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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...

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...

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...

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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Fundraiser Set for Jan. 24 to Help Victims of Puerto Rico Earthquakes

Puertorriqueños Unidos en la Distancia (Puerto Ricans United in the Distance) and local organizations are hosting a fundraiser to help...