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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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By Annette Jiménez/EMC
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November 14, 2017
Calls continue for new Rochester police accountability process
Calls continue for new Rochester police accountability process

Community groups and residents are continuing to call for a new process of reviewing citizens’ complaints against the Rochester Police Department.

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By Annette Jiménez/EMC
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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

 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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By Annette Jiménez/EMC
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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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By Annette Jiménez/EMC
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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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