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November 14, 2018
School, state programs ensure no students go hungry
School, state programs ensure no students go hungry

At St. Francis-St. Stephen School in Geneva, a new lunch program offering fresh, healthy meals prepared on site will be available to students regardless of their financial status.

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October 17, 2018
Agency celebrates 50th anniversary
Agency celebrates 50th anniversary

Fifty years ago, a group of Puerto Ricans in Rochester banded together to advocate and provide services for their brothers and sisters from the island.

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October 15, 2018
Continued support urged for Hurricane Maria survivors
Continued support urged for Hurricane Maria survivors

Organizers of a local rally to mark one year after Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico said communities across the state and country must continue to advocate for ongoing support of families on the island and in Rochester.

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September 11, 2018
Rochester group assists local Hurricane Maria survivors
Rochester group assists local Hurricane Maria survivors

Igdioris Verdejo left Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria to start a new life with her 13-year-old daughter in Rochester.

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September 11, 2018
Rochester, Geneva plan Hispanic Heritage Month events
Rochester, Geneva plan Hispanic Heritage Month events
Outdoor events with food and music are planned to kick off Hispanic Heritage Month in the cities of Rochester and Geneva.
 
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September 11, 2018
Events highlight Hispanic Heritage Month

Here is a list of events planned to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, which is Sept. 15-Oct. 15.

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August 14, 2018
Play highlights Cuban immigrants’ experiences
Play highlights Cuban immigrants’ experiences

The story of a cigar factory and its impact on a Cuban-American community in Tampa, Fla., in 1929 will be portrayed on stage next month through a collaboration between the Rochester Latino Theatre Co. and Blackfriars Theatre.

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July 17, 2018
Rochester organization notes 20 years of finding pathways to peace
Rochester organization notes 20 years of finding pathways to peace

Twenty years ago, Pathways to Peace was created as a response to one of the worst crime sprees in Rochester’s history, perpetrated largely by young men, according to its founding members.

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July 17, 2018
Festival, parade aim to make displaced Puerto Ricans feel at home
Festival, parade aim to make displaced Puerto Ricans feel at home

The families that have moved to Rochester from Puerto Rico will be made to feel at home this summer during the 49th-annual Puerto Rican Festival and the Puerto Rican Parade, organizers say.

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July 17, 2018
Author counts the ways poverty affects children, families
Author counts the ways poverty affects children, families

Trauma. Depression. Violence. Shame. Abuse.

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