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December 11, 2018
Worker Justice Center of New York hires new executive director

The Worker Justice Center of New York (WJCNY) has hired a new executive director to replace its longtime director, who is retiring.

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November 29, 2018
Angelica Perez-Delgado named Ibero-American Action League’s new CEO
Angelica Perez-Delgado named Ibero-American Action League’s new CEO

Angelica Perez-Delgado has been named new president and CEO of Rochester’s Ibero-American Action League.

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By Mike Latona/EMC
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November 14, 2018
Local leaders urge income equality for Latinas
Local leaders urge income equality for Latinas

Latina women need to “rise up” and demand income equality, as their average salary ranks the lowest compared to other ethnicities and races, say local Latina leaders.

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By Annette Jiménez
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November 14, 2018
Ibero-American Action League honors ‘El Mensajero’ reporter
Ibero-American Action League honors ‘El Mensajero’ reporter
Humbled. That’s the word Annette Jiménez used to describe the way she felt upon learning she was the 2018 recipient of the Ibero-American Action League’s Alicia Torres Award.
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By Jennifer Burke/EMC
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November 14, 2018
ACA enrollment assistance available at Monroe County libraries

Monroe County residents can visit their local libraries in order to obtain assistance with enrolling in the Affordable Care Act.

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November 14, 2018
Catholic Family Center receives grants to help immigrants

Rochester’s Catholic Family Center has been awarded $2.4 million in federal and state grants to support local immigrants seeking naturalization and citizenship and to provide job-skill training to immigrants and refugees.

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October 16, 2018
NY mental-health initiative to aid Hurricane Maria survivors

New York state will continue its support of Puerto Rico through a mental-health initiative and a Hurricane Maria memorial, according to information from Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office.

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October 15, 2018
Two vie to fill 25th congressional district seat

Democrat state Assemblyman Joe Morelle is running against Dr. Jim Maxwell, a Republican, for the 25th congressional district seat left open after the March 16 death of Congresswoman Louise Slaughter.

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October 15, 2018
Grant will allow Foodlink to expand Curbside Market program
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has awarded Foodlink with a nearly $500,000 grant to expand its Curbside Market program that provides access to low-priced, fresh produce to low-income communities throughout the Rochester region.
 
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October 15, 2018
Grant will help Rochester homes become more energy efficient

The City of Rochester received a $150,000 grant from the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority for a campaign to encourage homeowners to install energy-efficient heating and cooling systems.

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