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July 2, 2019
Candidates chosen for Rochester court, council, school board

The primary elections for Monroe County took place June 25. Winners will appear on the ballot for the November general election.

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June 28, 2019
NY Legislature passes Farm Laborers Fair Labor Practices Act
NY Legislature passes Farm Laborers Fair Labor Practices Act

Twelve years after its initial introduction in 2007, the Farm Laborers Fair Labor Practices Act has been passed by the New York state Legislature.

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June 18, 2019
NY to allow undocumented immigrants to obtain driver’s licenses
NY to allow undocumented immigrants to obtain driver’s licenses

On the evening of June 17, Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed into law the Driver’s License Access and Privacy Act, which will allow undocumented New Yorkers to obtain driver’s licenses.

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June 11, 2019
Rochester voters to decide on police-accountability law
Rochester voters to decide on police-accountability law

 This fall, Rochester residents will be asked to vote on legislation that would establish an independent board to investigate cases of alleged police misconduct.

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June 11, 2019
PathStone Enterprise Center uses grant to aid Puerto Rican businesses
PathStone Enterprise Center uses grant to aid Puerto Rican businesses

PathStone Enterprise Center, an affiliate of PathStone Corp. in Rochester, recently received a $1.5 million grant that it will use to help small businesses in Puerto Rico that are still struggling to recover from the devastation of Hurricane Maria in 2017.

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June 11, 2019
Miss Puerto Rico of Rochester pageant names new queen, princess
Miss Puerto Rico of Rochester pageant names new queen, princess

A new queen and princess were named during the 50th-annual Miss Puerto Rico of Rochester Cultural Pageant, which took place June 2 at James Monroe High School.

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May 15, 2019
Funds to help seniors avoid nursing homes

The 2019-20 New York state budget that went into effect last month includes a $15 million increase for home and community services for older New Yorkers.

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April 16, 2019
Forum on opioids set for May 14

The Rochester Latino Rotary Club is hosting a free “Opioids in Our Community” forum on May 14 at 5:30 p.m. at the Heart and Soul Community Church, 1185 N. Clinton Ave., Rochester.

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March 13, 2019
Groups seek end to extended use of solitary confinement
Groups seek end to extended use of solitary confinement

Johnny Pérez arrived at Rikers Island, a complex of 10 New York City jails, when he was 16 years old.

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March 13, 2019
El Camino Revitalization Plan moves forward
El Camino Revitalization Plan moves forward

After more than 40 years of discussion, a plan to create a Latin urban village in the neighborhood of northeast Rochester is moving closer to fruition.

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