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Rochester Housing Authority Names Adam McFadden Executive Director
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City postpones releasing red light camera report; delays vote to extend program
The city of Rochester had been scheduled to release a final report detailing the effectiveness of the city’s Red Light Camera Program Oct. 10, but the consultant’s report did not come in as expected, according to city officials.    read story

City announces National Fire Prevention Week
Mayor Lovely Warren and Fire Chief John Schreiber have announced the week of Oct. 5 through Oct. 11 as National Fire Prevention Week, according to a city press release.   read story

Elizabeth Smart speaks at 2014 YWCA Empowering Women Luncheon
The YWCA of Rochester, in collaboration with Monroe County, held its eighth annual Empowering Women Luncheon Thursday, Oct. 2, at the Joseph A. Floreano Rochester Riverside Convention Center, and Elizabeth Smart was the featured guest speaker.   read story

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Death of Thomas Eric Duncan Gives Rise to Question: Where is the Surgeon General?
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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month
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3 Ways to Protect Our Farmers This Fall
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U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder announces resignation
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Celebrating the Haudenosaunee at the Schweinfurth and Cayuga Museum
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Syracuse professor says minorities with lighter skin tend to vote Republican
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Rochester Sisters Receive National Honor at Local Scleroderma Awareness Event
Rosa Johnson and Marilyn Sibley held an African-American Health Awareness Day last Saturday, where they were honored for their many contributions to scleroderma awareness. read story

Rochester Works to receive $5.2 million grant to help area unemployed
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County announces 11th annual Coats for Seniors Program
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Coalition for homeless to hold press conference at Monroe County LDC meeting
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Rochester-Area Liquor Store Selected to Pilot Local Wine Branding Campaign
Bombace Wine and Spirits of Farmington is among six liquor stores in the state selected to participate in a pilot branding program for New York wines and other beverages, it was announced late last week. read story

“Mickalene Thomas: Happy Birthday to a Beautiful Woman” at the George Eastman House until Sunday
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EDITORIAL
“Ferguson October” and the Effect of Militarized Police Forces on Minority Communities
One of the main reasons I wanted to travel the sixteen plus hours to St. Louis to participate in the weekend of national resistance called "Ferguson October," was to make a visible stand against the militarization of our police forces.    read story

Something to Think About: Really? The liberalism our courts have displayed is extreme
In the last week, there has been a story from Arkansas where a young man named Demias Jimerson has been barred from scoring too many touchdowns! It seems this story has gained some level of national prominence because of its sheer ridiculousness.   read story

Readers Write: "An open letter To Rich Funke"
Editors Note: Betty DeFazio, executive director of Planned Parenthood of Central and Western New York's Action Fund Political Committe,has written the following letter to Republican Senate candidate Rich Funke, regarding his position on the Women's Equality Act:   read story

Race to Nowhere
I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but it's vitally important for African American and Hispanic parents and families in particular, to understand, with regard to progressive education policies, or really the lack thereof, President Barack Obama has not been our friend.   read story

Voter Suppression
The U.S. Supreme Court has blocked an appeals court ruling that would have restored seven days of voting in Ohio. In just three sentences, the court reduced voting access to tens of thousands of Ohioans, in yet another effort to suppress the vote. In North Carolina, the Appeals Court granted an injunction to restore same day registration and out of precinct voting. It didn’t strike down early voting restrictions because of time constraints, but they did acknowledge that reducing early voting is a way to suppress the vote.    read story

Celebrate Farms and Schools
In October, America celebrates the harvest, and specifically initiatives to put healthy, locally-grown food on our children’s plates at school. And, it all starts with America’s farmers and ranchers.   read story
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