- Monroe County Democratic party tensions flare
Long simmering divisions in the Monroe County Democratic party have flared up with City Council member Adam McFadden asking the party to “investigate the systematic disenfranchisement of black voters in the city.”
- Entrepreneur Wall of Fame Award winners announced
The Rochester Professional Consultants Network has announced its 2017 Entrepreneur Wall of Fame Award winners, honoring some of the region’s most successful consultants and their roles in impacting the economic development of the Rochester area.
- Rhinos team up with Dinosaur Bar-B-Que
Two of Rochester’s long-standing organizations, The Rochester Rhinos and Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, are partnering at Capelli Sport Stadium.
- Nearly 400 fencers compete at RIT
Rochester Institute of Technology held the Brick City Regional Open Circuit and Regional Junior Cadet Circuit fencing competitions March 24-26—an event that brought together some 400 fencers.
- Prosecutors want lakefront homes from 5Linx defendantsFederal prosecutors have filed complaints to seize two Canandaigua lakefront properties worth roughly $1 million each that are linked to the co-founders of a multilevel marketing company who were arrested Thursday for allegedly defrauding the company of at least $4 million.
- Health Care Achievement Awards presented to 24 honorees
The Rochester Business Journal’s 15th annual Health Care Achievement Awards luncheon brought nearly 400 people together at the Hyatt Regency Rochester Friday to celebrate the region’s medical community.
- N.C. firm to purchase Smart System Technology
A North Carolina firm has signed an agreement to purchase the Smart System Technology and Commercialization Center in Canandaigua, and its related assets, for $2.75 million in cash.
- Rochester principal receives NY state award
Sheelarani Webster, the principal of Rochester’s World of Inquiry School No. 58, has been named the state’s 2017 K-12 Building Principal of the Year.
- City proposes quadrupling fines for littering
The Rochester City Council is going after the litter bugs. City officials have proposed more than quadrupling fines for littering as part of a new effort to clean up city streets.
Majority: Firing hurts corruption fight|
This month President Donald Trump fired Preet Bharara as U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York after the prosecutor reportedly declined to resign. Roughly 67 percent of respondents to this week’s RBJ Snap Poll expect his departure to hurt efforts to reduce corruption in New York.
A boost for electric cars|
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday announced a $70 million program to provide electric car rebates and pay for an outreach initiative—another step toward greater market acceptance.
Automation and job losses: Which way now?|
Many observers of the American workplace are concerned about the malign impact that automation is having and will continue to have on the demand for labor.
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