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January 17, 2018
Protesters support woman during immigration hearing
Protesters support woman during immigration hearing

More than 20 protesters seeking an end to the deportation of immigrants braved a fierce, cold wind last month to rally in front of the Buffalo Federal Detention Center in Batavia in support of a local woman.

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January 17, 2018
Rochester Police Department makes command staff changes

The Rochester Police Department has made changes in its command staff that went into effect this month.

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January 17, 2018
Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren eyes economic equality during second term

Rochester Mayor Lovey A. Warren was sworn in on New Year’s Day and pledged to bring economic equality to the city during her second term.

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January 8, 2018
Bishop Matano welcomes Puerto Ricans to Diocese of Rochester
Bishop Matano welcomes Puerto Ricans to Diocese of Rochester
December 12, 2017
Affordable-housing complex proposed

A welcome center to provide information and resources to families who have left Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria will remain open until at least the end of December.

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December 12, 2017
Displaced Puerto Ricans continue to be helped in Rochester
A welcome center to provide information and resources to families who have left Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria will remain open until at least the end of December.
 
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December 12, 2017
Poverty, opioid crisis driving up homelessness in Rochester
Poverty, opioid crisis driving up homelessness in Rochester

Despite communitywide efforts to better meet the needs of the homeless, social-justice advocates and shelter directors say the number of people who lack housing is on the rise due in part to the city’s extreme poverty and the opioid crisis.

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December 12, 2017
Community groups recognized for work in Rochester neighborhoods

Two community groups were recognized last month for their efforts to have a positive impact on Rochester neighborhoods.

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December 12, 2017
Partnership aims to improve police department’s body camera program

Rochester officials have formed a partnership with a community coalition to improve the Rochester Police Department’s Body Worn Camera Program.

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November 14, 2017
Center offers alternative way to lodge police complaints

When Rochester city officials created the Civilian Review Board in 1992, they selected the nonprofit organization Center for Settlement Dispute to administer the board process.

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