Government & Politics News
- State commits $3 million for center at Eastman Business Park
The state will commit $3 million to the Eastman Business Park Bioscience Manufacturing Center slated to begin construction later this year, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Thursday.
- 5Linx generates $6.7M return for retirement fund
5Linx Enterprises Inc. has generated an estimated $6.7 million return, nearly four times the initial investment, for the New York State Common Retirement Fund, the state comptroller said Thursday.
- Trio of grants support efforts for 19th Ward
Three grants totaling $33,000 will support efforts to nominate four areas in Rochester’s 19th Ward for listing in the National Register of Historic Places, officials announced Monday.
- County seeks operator for public golf courses
Monroe County will assume maintenance responsibilities for its three municipal golf courses in 2015 and is seeking a vendor to provide those services, officials said Friday.
- Snap Poll: Most disapprove of Cuomo's performance
More than half of respondents to this week's RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll disapprove of Gov. Andrew Cuomo's overall job performance.
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- City transfers title to former Midtown Tower to partnership
Rochester Mayor Thomas Richards on Thursday said the city transferred title to the former Midtown Tower to Midtown Tower LLC, a partnership of Buckingham Properties LLC and Morgan Management LLC. The $59 million redevelopment project, now known as The Tower at Midtown, will create a focal point of commercial/retail, office and residential activity.
- NY Green Bank gets $210 million in funding
Gov. Andrew Cuomo Friday announced $210 million in initial funding for NY Green Bank. The funding will be used to kick-start clean energy development, to foster job growth and to help communities become more sustainable.
- City grant, loan aid redevelopment on Vick Park A
A Rochester-area real estate agent is developing a building in the city with the help of a grant and low-interest loan approved by City Council this week.
- City commissioner hired for Greece post
Paul Holahan, commissioner of the Department of Environmental Services for the city of Rochester since 2006, has been appointed finance director for the town of Greece, officials said Friday.
- Mayor-elect Warren to retain Redon as deputy mayor
Rochester Mayor-elect Lovely Warren announced the first selections for her administration Friday, including Deputy Mayor Leonard Redon continuing to serve in that post. The list of seven appointees includes Lisa Bobo, another holdover from Mayor Thomas Richards’ administration.
- State commission recommends property tax freeze
A report released Tuesday by a state commission recommends a two-year freeze on property taxes, with a $2 billion budget surplus used to further reduce taxes, along with lowering rates for businesses.
- Economic development funding announcement due Wednesday
Funding for the state’s regional economic development councils will be announced Wednesday in Albany, officials said Tuesday.
- Defense officials to visit Eastman Business Park, RIT
Two officials from U.S. Department of Defense’s procurement division will tour the Eastman Business Park and two Rochester Institute of Technology manufacturing facilities Monday with Rep. Louise Slaughter, officials said Friday.
- Grant Makers
Information was obtained from the IRS Form 990, 990-EZ or 990-PF filed by each foundation, and from The Foundation Center as provided by GrantMakers Forum of New York. The list includes private and public foundations that are based in Monroe County.
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- Warren elected Rochester mayor
Rochester City Council President Lovely Warren swept to victory in Tuesday's mayoral election, unofficial results from the Monroe County Board of Elections show. She is the first woman to be elected Rochester mayor. With all 212 districts reporting, Warren had 55.2 percent of the vote.
- Richards says if elected, he will serve
Mayor Thomas Richards released a statement late Monday afternoon saying he would continue to serve as mayor if re-elected Tuesday.
- State GOP calls for investigation of Duffy
The Republican Party of New York State wants an investigation into whether Lt. Gov. Robert Duffy violated state ethics laws by interviewing for a position with the Rochester Business Alliance Inc., the state GOP said Monday.