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November 14, 2017
Rochester welcomes Puerto Ricans fleeing Hurricane Maria’s devastation
Rochester welcomes Puerto Ricans fleeing Hurricane Maria’s devastation

EMC photo by John Haeger

 Ana Berrios said when Hurricane Maria hit Naguabo, Puerto Rico, the storm shattered her windows and her home was completely flooded with water.

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By Annette Jiménez/EMC
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November 14, 2017
University of Rochester aids students displaced by hurricanes

The University of Rochester is inviting up to 12 college students from Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands to continue their undergraduate coursework at the university during the 2018 spring semester.

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November 14, 2017
Rochester plans to raze, redevelop vacant properties
Rochester plans to raze, redevelop vacant properties

The city has introduced a new program through which blighted properties around Rochester will be turned into vacant lots that can be redeveloped to help stabilize city neighborhoods and make them more secure.

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By Annette Jiménez/EMC
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October 18, 2017
Local groups helps Puerto Ricans in wake of Hurricane Maria
Local groups help Puerto Ricans in wake of Hurricane Maria

Area organizations and groups are preparing to welcome residents from Puerto Rico who are leaving due to devastation from Hurricane Maria, while money is being raised locally to assist those who have chosen to stay on the island.

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October 18, 2017
Hispanic organization honors Rochester businessman
Hispanic organization honors Rochester businessman

The 2017 Rochester Hispanic Business Association Hispanic Business Person of the Year has advice for business owners.

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October 18, 2017
YWCA event features Empowering Women winner, ‘Sesame Street’ actress

The director of Children Services & Family Sustainability at Ibero-American Action League was honored last month with the YWCA of Rochester and Monroe County’s 2017 Empowering Women Award.

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September 27, 2017
Fundraisers to aid Puerto Ricans, Mexicans affected by disasters

Upcoming fundraisers will assist victims of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico and the massive Sept. 19 earthquake in Mexico.

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September 13, 2017
Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren wins Democratic primary

Eligible voters in the City of Rochester chose several incumbents in the Democratic Primary Election on Sept. 12, including Mayor Lovely Warren.

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September 12, 2017
Rochester Police Department has new way to combat opioid crisis
Rochester Police Department has new way to combat opioid crisis

Rochester police officers have a new tool at their disposal to help curb the local opioid crisis by directing drug users to treatment.

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September 12, 2017
Sweetwater Energy CEO to speak at Ibero-American Action League event

Rochester’s Ibero-American Action League will present its 49th-anniversary luncheon and recognition awards ceremony next month.

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