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Posted: December 14, 2016

Last Updated: August 8, 2017

Efforts in Rochester counter surge in heroin use

Residents of neighborhoods along Rochester's North Clinton Avenue -- as well as city officials and the police department -- have taken a stand against a surge of heroin use in the area. Several empty lots along North Clinton have been the target of extensive clean-up efforts to increase the visibility of users and create a safer environment for residents. The effort is being supported by Project HOPE, a neighborhood revitalization project created by Ibero-American Development Corp. with funding from the Greater Rochester Health Foundation.

(EMC photos by Jeff Witherow)