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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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March 13, 2019
Coalition looks forward to action on police-accountability proposal
Coalition looks forward to action on police-accountability proposal

Members of a community coalition hope Rochester City Council will act soon on a proposal they helped develop to establish an independent civilian review process for resolving cases of alleged police misconduct.

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March 12, 2019
Preparations begin for 50th Miss Puerto Rico of Rochester Pageant

Preparations have begun for the 50th-annual Miss Puerto Rico of Rochester Pageant, which will take place June 2.

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March 12, 2019
NY offers debt relief to those affected by government shutdown

New York State Attorney General Letitia James announced Feb. 4 that her office will offer a debt-relief program for workers and families who were affected by the federal government shutdown, which began on Dec. 22 and ended on Jan. 25.

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February 12, 2019
NY bishops decry new abortion law

The New York State Legislature enacted the Reproductive Health Act on Jan. 22, the 46th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark Roe v. Wade decision.

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February 12, 2019
Rochester coalition raises awareness of human trafficking
Rochester coalition raises awareness of human trafficking

In recognition of January as National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month, the Rochester Regional Coalition Against Human Trafficking hosted a Jan. 28 fundraiser at Nox Lounge at Village Gate. 

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February 12, 2019
New York enacts bill supporting victims of childhood sexual abuse
New York enacts bill supporting victims of childhood sexual abuse

The Child Victims Act — legislation first proposed in the New York state Legislature more than a decade ago to make it easier for victims of childhood sexual abuse to file complaints — finally passed Jan. 28, with Gov. Andrew Cuomo expected to sign the bill. The act passed overwhelmingly — 63-0 in the Senate and 130-3 in the Assembly.

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February 12, 2019
Rochester launches sustainable homes campaign
Rochester launches sustainable homes campaign

Sustainable Homes Rochester, a campaign designed to encourage residents to install clean heating and cooling technologies and improve home energy efficiency, kicked off a series of five informational meetings Jan. 14.

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