Government & Politics News
- Urban League gets more than $1 million for job training
The Urban League of Rochester has been awarded $1.05 million to provide job training for at-risk youths, Rep. Louise Slaughter, D-Perinton, said Friday.
- Narrow base of job creation underlies employment gains
- Thank your employees, and help them thank others
- Farash Foundation donates $2M to Jewish Family Service
Jewish Family Service of Rochester Inc. received a $2 million gift from the Max and Marian Farash Charitable Foundation, officials announced Wednesday.
- City issues RFP for consultant on Bull's Head revitalization
The city of Rochester has issued a Request for Proposal for a consultant to help develop a revitalization plan for the historic Bull's Head Neighborhood.
- Slaughter visits Lumetrics to tout Export-Import Bank
Rep. Louise Slaughter, D-Perinton, toured Lumetrics Inc. Monday in an effort to highlight the need for action to save the Export-Import Bank, which will lose its authority to issue business loans on June 30 unless Congress acts.
- DOT begins work on interchange in Brighton
Work is underway on a $30.7 million project to reconstruct the interchange at Interstate 390 and Route 15A in Brighton, the state Department of Transportation announced. It is the last of four projects to improve access to Route 390 and the adjacent roads.
- Wilmot Cancer Institute accreditation is renewed
The American Society of Clinical Oncology has renewed the Wilmot Cancer Institute’s accreditation under ASCO’s Quality Oncology Practice Initiative, University of Rochester Medical Center officials said Monday.
- Big move set for Main St.
- Shaping the future of sustainability
Nancy Jendryaszek, managing partner, leads Pathfinder Engineers & Architects
- Brown to step down as city corporation counsel
Andrew Brown has resigned as Rochester corporation counsel, Mayor Lovely Warren announced Friday.
- CDC seeks nominations for 2015 Reshaping Rochester Awards
The public is invited to submit nominations for the Community Design Center's 2015 Reshaping Rochester Awards.
- Reconnect Rochester gears up for ROC Transit Day
Public transit and environmental enthusiasts are gearing up for a day without cars this week.
- New York among lenient states for drunken drivers
New York State is among some of the more lenient states for drunken drivers, a new report from WalletHub shows.
- Eastman Business Park inks agreement with medical marijuana grower
Eastman Kodak Co. has inked an agreement with Columbia Care LLC to site a 250,000 square-foot marijuana-growing and processing facility at the Gates manufacturing and technology center, Columbia Care officials said Tuesday.
- Schumer urges airlines to reject carry-on changes
Sen. Charles Schumer is urging major airlines to scrap a proposed policy to reduce the size of carry-on luggage for travelers, citing increased costs to passengers.
- Unemployed? N.Y. ranks 24th best state to be
New York is not the worst state to be unemployed in. But it is not the best either. New York ranked 24th. North Dakota is the best state in which to be unemployed, while Mississippi is the worst.
- Comptroller: Finger Lakes DDSO overpaid for purchases
The state’s Office for People with Developmental Disabilities’ Finger Lakes Developmental Disabilities Service Office overpaid for food and other household items and failed to follow state purchasing protocol, a new audit released by state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli revealed on Friday.
- Five area landmarks nominated for historic designations
Five area landmarks have been nominated to be added to the State and National Registers of Historic Places.
- RBJ 75: For the economy, what matters more than jobs?