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September 18, 2019
Annual festival, parade celebrate Puerto Rican culture
Annual festival, parade celebrate Puerto Rican culture

The 50th-annual Rochester Puerto Rican Festival took place Aug. 16-18 at Frontier Field’s VIP lot.

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September 12, 2019
Brockport church welcomes migrant farmworkers with Mass, picnic
Brockport church welcomes migrant farmworkers with Mass, picnic

A welcoming Mass for migrant farmworkers took place Sept. 8 at Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church in Brockport. 

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August 14, 2019
Events highlight potential of revamped Rochester neighborhood
Events highlight potential of revamped Rochester neighborhood

El Camino Neighbors — Project HOPE and No Más Rochester have hosted four of six “Market Days” that have been planned this summer at the future site of La Marketa at the International Plaza on North Clinton Avenue in Rochester.

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August 14, 2019
Rochester church offers mission for Hispanic Catholics
Rochester church offers mission for Hispanic Catholics

Father Jorge Ramirez was the main preacher for the annual Santa Mision, which took place Aug. 5-7 at Holy Apostles Church in Rochester. 

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July 17, 2019
Vigil participants urge end to immigrant detention centers
Vigil participants urge end to immigrant detention centers
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July 3, 2019
Hispanic youth baseball league kicks off 24th season
Hispanic youth baseball league kicks off 24th season

The Rochester Hispanic Youth Baseball League kicked of its 24th summer season June 29 with a parade down Rochester’s North Clinton Avenue.

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July 2, 2019
Rochester protesters decry detention centers, family separations
Rochester protesters decry detention centers, family separations

More than 200 people gathered in front of the Federal Building in Rochester July 2 to call on Congress to close immigrant detention centers and end family separations at the U.S. border with Mexico.

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June 11, 2019
New queen, princess crowned during 50th-annual cultural pageant
New queen, princess crowned during 50th-annual cultural pageant

Four local high-school students competed in the 50th-annual Miss Puerto Rico of Rochester Cultural Pageant June 2 at James Monroe High School in Rochester.

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May 15, 2019
Borinquen Dance Theatre marks anniversary with community performance
Borinquen Dance Theatre marks anniversary with community performance

Borinquen Dance Theatre marked its 38th anniversary with a community performance titled Light, Joy and Life, which took place April 27 at The Hochstein School in Rochester.

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May 7, 2019
Bishop Matano blesses Our Lady of Guadalupe statue
Bishop Matano blesses Our Lady of Guadalupe statue

Bishop Salvatore R. Matano blessed a statue of Our Lady of Guadalupe following a May 5 Mass at the Mission of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Marion.

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