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Rochester City School District announces new campaign to improve attendance
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RocDocs Expands Restaurant Inspection Database to Include All of New York
In cities like New York, health inspection grades are right on the door, but in Rochester, it may be a little trickier to find out if your fancy dinner is going to make you sick.    read story

Mayor Warren dedicates new street named Andrew Langston Way
Mayor Lovely Warren dedicated a new street named Andrew Langston Way at the Midtown Rising redevelopment site, along with members of the Langston family and city council members, Wednesday, Sept. 24.    read story

Charter school parents sue New York state over funding
The Northeast Charter Schools Network (NECSN) has announced a lawsuit against the New York State Education Department over inadequate funding for charter schools, compared to other public schools in the state, the organization said.    read story

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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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New Phone? Don’t Forget to Protect It
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Alternatives for Battered Women announces release of 2014 Domestic Violence Report
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Suburban Propane partners with the American Red Cross in the first nationwide “Fuel Your Community” campaign to help save lives
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City to install pilot bicycle boulevards, will hold pop-up meetings for community feedback
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Mayor Warren and the Rochester College Access Network announce college preparation events
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Area religious leaders endorse Sen. Ted O’Brien at event hosted by Andrea Stewart-Cousins
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Mayor Warren will hold blood drive in memory of her late grandfather
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EDITORIAL
Something to Think About: What do we want?
In thinking about what to write for this week’s column, the thought has occurred to me to ask a very simple question, “What do we want?” While answers likely will not come from this article, I do hope I am able to stir some thought in your minds as you ponder the question.   read story

It’s time for black scholars to get off the academic plantation
When I first thought about getting a PhD in Business, I found out about the PhD Project. This ground-breaking initiative had the simple goal of creating more black professors to sit in the front of the classroom. It was established by the KPMG Foundation, and from what I understand, might have been inresponse to a series of complaints about racism that the organization had received in the past.   read story

Something to Think About: Always respect authority
A few weeks ago, our community was horrified to hear of the senseless murder of Rochester Police Department Officer, Daryl Pierson. There have been many voices which have spoken about this killing, and, in this week’s column, I am going to add my voice to theirs.    read story

Building Partnerships Between Police Officers and the Communities They Serve
What is community policing? In the wake of increased shootings in Ferguson and around the country, there has been a renewed public interest in the role of police, the extent of police brutality, and the prevalence of racial bias.   read story

Straight No Chaser: Another Senseless Act of Violence
Regarding the recent shooting of Rochester Police Department Officer Daryl Pierson, a variety of thoughts have surfaced in my mind, many having been triggered not only by those who have expressed condolences to the family of the fallen RPD officer, but by some of the blatant ignorance that always seems to find its way to social media.    read story

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
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