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Joe Prude speaks at an online news conference Feb. 4, 2021 about introduction of Daniel’s Law, named after his brother. Photo by Patti Singer/Minority Reporter Media Group from Zoom video conference

Daniel’s Law Would Send a Mental Health Responder to a Person in Crisis 

By: Patti Singer pattisinger@minorityreporter.net Under a proposed state law championed by the Rochester delegation, a mental health...

DeAnna R. Burt-Nanna, Ph.D., MCC’s 6th President

DeAnna Burt-Nanna Appointed as MCC’s First President of Color

By Tyronda James tyrondajames@minorityreporter.net (Versión en español disponible.) An experienced educator, administrator, and advocate...

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...

Save Rochester Voices Concern Over Potential Vaccine Mandate

Patti Singer pattisinger@minorityreporter.net As COVID-19 vaccination extends to more health care workers, nursing home residents and...

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New York’s Online Learning Opportunity Could Leave Some Workers Behind

Patti Singer pattisinger@minorityreporter.net (Versión en español disponible.) New York state is offering a free way for unemployed and...

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Ibero Holds State of the Latino Community Forum Virtually

By Tyronda James tyrondajames@minorityreporter.net (Available in Spanish.) The Ibero-American Action League recently held its 2020 State of...

Jackie Ortiz is currently a Rochester City Council Member

Monroe County Legislature Fails to Vote on Ortiz Appointment

Patti Singer pattisinger@minorityreporter.net (Versión en español abajo.) The Board of Elections remains without a permanent Democratic...

Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren shows Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul what La Marketa will look like when completed. File photo

Mayor Shows Lt. Gov. Hochul the Progress of La Marketa

By Tyronda James tyrondajames@minorityreporter.net (Spanish translation bellow) New York State Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul made Rochester her...

Narcan can reverse the effects of an opioid overdose. The medication comes in two doses. Photo by Patti Singer/LaVoz

Under Proposed Law, Opioid Prescription Comes with Dose of Narcan

Patti Singer pattisinger@miniorityreporter.net A bill being proposed in the Monroe County Legislature would require that anyone receiving a...

A car belonging to the city of Rochester was vandalized May 30, 2020, in a parking lot across from the Public Safety Building. Police have begun announcing arrests in the riot and looting that followed a peaceful protest. Photo by Patti Singer/Minority Reporter Media Group

RPD Identifies First Wave of Arrests After Rally

Staff reports The Rochester Police Department identified the 13 people arrested following the May 30 protest that started peacefully at...