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President Obama’s remarks at 9/11 Memorial
Here are President Obama’s remarks this morning to mark the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks. The Pentagon PRESIDENT OBAMA: Good morning. Scripture tells us, “We count as blessed those who have persevered.”    read story

Rochester Community Mourning Shooting Death of Police Officer
“Words cannot express the sadness and grief we all feel at the loss of our brother, Officer Daryl Pierson’” Rochester Police Chief Michael Ciminelli said at a press conference earlier today.   read story

Minority Contractor Protest “Unfair Practices” of large Contractors
Mary Ellen Belding, owner of SRS Contracting, was out protesting Tuesday on behalf of her company and other women-owned and minority contractors.   read story

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IMPORTANT EBT DOWNTIME NOTICE
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Town hall meetings in Amherst, NY, on Sept. 23 and Rochester, NY, on Sept. 25 to assist nuclear weapons workers to be hosted by US Labor Department
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Gov. Cuomo wins primary race against Zephyr Teachout
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USDA Announces Major Investments to Modernize Service, Improve the Reliability of Rural Electric Systems
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New York State Helps Save Historic, Religious Site
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Breastfeeding Become More Popular For All the Right Reasons
Fresh foods invigorate the body, giving people more natural energy, while processed foods' synthesized ingredients tend to make people feel sluggish and lethargic, which is why breastfeeding has gained so much support recently.    read story

 

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RTS to announce results of study focused on new bus stops
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Writers and Books launches community-wide conversations on education
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Democrats propose legislation to limit businesses’ eligibility for tax breaks
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McQuaid Jesuit's principal announces retirement
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Rochester City School District will hold “Start Strong” event
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Registration begins for T.H.R.I.V.E. program
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The Reverse-Decision: Who Said You Can’t Go Home Again?
Lebron James is back in Cleveland. Who dared, hoped or dreamed this would happen? Judging by the reaction of the sports media, or American media in general, as well as Northeast Ohio fans; you’d think the Beatles had all miraculously returned and announced they were moving there from Liverpool.    read story

Ladies, if a man’s not taking care of his kids, don’t sleep with him
I’m not into the business of telling people what to do. But I have daughters and god kids, and they sometimes come to me for advice. When it comes to the kids I love, I am what I would call a L.A.M.E. parent: I offer L-ove, A-dvice, a little M-oney and a great deal of E-motional support.   read story

Is the media overreacting in the Ray Rice situation?
Ray Rice’s wife Janay was physically assaulted in an elevator a few months ago. In the shocking video, Rice punches Janay in the face and knocks her out cold. The case has since become a political football, with some calling for Rice to never play football again.   read story

Straight No Chaser: Anthony D. Reed: Another soldier goes on to glory
When the time had come to offer remarks about Anthony Dean Reed at his funeral, I had chosen to stay seated. It hadn’t only been that I had not been one of the people pre-selected to give remarks, or that I had any fear of amending the list like one other person had, but that I knew it would not have been fair to the family to sit through the lengthy comments I would have offered about my friend, Anthony D. “Tony” Reed.    read story

Something to Think About: A Shout Out to Diane, Kara and Margo
In our society, folks who work in the service industry can sometimes give a bad reputation to the entire profession. How frustrating is it to go up to a cashier, and they are on their cell phone, or when you arrive they look at you like you are bothering them?    read story

Will Caribbean Immigrants Finally Be Able to Self-Identify on U.S. Census Forms?
After a battle waged since 2008, the United States government may finally be prepared to recognize Caribbean immigrants and Caribbean Americans in the United States as what they are – a district identity group within the American society.   read story
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