Government & Politics News
- Pfizer to pay N.Y. $55.6M to resolve Wyeth lawsuit
New York is in line to get a $55.6 million as the state’s share of a $784.6 million settlement between Pfizer Inc.’s Wyeth subsidiary and federal and U.S. state governments, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said Wednesday.
- Rochester ranks poorly among best for Hispanic entrepreneurs
Rochester ranks among the worst cities nationwide for its friendliness toward Hispanic entrepreneurs, a new report from WalletHub shows.
- Kress replaces Seligman as co-chairman of regional council
Monroe Community College president Anne Kress has been tapped to serve as the academic co-chairman of the Finger Lakes Regional Economic Development Council.
- Nearly 700 attend Downtown Real Estate Revival Power Breakfast
Andrew Gallina believes innovation and creativity are key drivers of growth downtown. He made his remarks at the Downtown Real Estate Revival, part of the Rochester Business Journal's Power Breakfast series.
- Biden highlights success of MCC during speech
Vice President Joe Biden cited Monroe Community College as a ticket to a better life.
- Center for Urban Entrepreneurship marks its opening
A new hub for urban entrepreneurial programs and research opened downtown Monday.
- $15M site set to open
- Snap Poll: Letchworth State Park tops list of favorite parks
When respondents to this week’s RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll were asked to pick their three favorite parks, Letchworth State Park was named more than any other.
- Home sales climb nearly 16% in Q1
Area home sales increased 15.9 percent in the first quarter compared with a year ago, the Greater Rochester Association of Realtors Inc. reported Thursday.
- I-Square developers confront COMIDA
The developers of I-Square LLC took the County of Monroe Industrial Development Agency board to task Tuesday over statements the agency released saying the I-Square project was behind on its capital investment for the project and a default had occurred for the project’s second building.
- Region's unemployment rate falls to 4.9% in March
Rochester’s unemployment rate continued to fall last month, the state Department of Labor reported Tuesday.
- 'We can solve this problem'
- DEC files suit against company over water woes
- City of Rochester/REDCO - Assisted Projects
- DEC files suit against firm over pollution
An Ontario County contractor is responsible for at least $1.4 million in costs the state Department of Environmental Conservation has racked up so far to protect the town of Victor’s water supply, the state regulator claims.
- Monroe County appoints new medical examiner
Nadia Granger has been appointed as Monroe County medical examiner, county officials announced Tuesday.
- RRH to provide psychiatric services for Canandaigua VA patients
Rochester Regional Health has inked an exclusive contract with the Canandiagua VA Medical Center to provide psychiatric services for patients of the center, officials said Tuesday.
- COMIDA-Assisted Projects
- The rest of the world is weighing on the U.S. economy
- Snap Poll: Economy and jobs still top election issue
The economy and jobs—those are the top issues for Rochester Business Journal readers in this year’s presidential election, by a wide margin.