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New Frederick Douglass statues revealed

    By Melanie Johnson ROCHESTER, N.Y. — The first replicas of the Frederick Douglass monument were unveiled Thursday in front of the Hochstein School of Music as part of


Pride Week begins: Top 10 events

    By Matt Driffill ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Rochester Pride Week officially kicked off Monday evening with the opening ceremonies and raising of a 60-foot flag at City Hall, with a


Mayor Introduces Legislation to Protect LGBTQ Youth

        Mayor Lovely A. Warren and City Councilmember Mitch Gruber are seeking to ban the so-called practice of “conversion therapy” within the City of Rochester. “This controversial


16 arrested during peaceful demonstration during Black Lives Matter Rally

    By Brandi Starks   (July 9th, 2018) Rochester, NY-  Saturday, July 7th, 2018, 16 people were arrested while peacefully declaring the mantra, “Black Lives Matter”. The protesters were


U-Prep president retires after blocking student speech

  By Spectrum News Staff ROCHESTER, N.Y. — The Board of trustees of the University Preparatory Charter School for Young Men says it’s accepted the retirement of the school’s president


Face of Courage

‘Hometown Girl’ Cheryl Scott   FORT MILL, S.C. – This year, more than 22,000 women will be diagnosed with ovarian cancer and more than 250,000 will be diagnosed with breast


Trooper, suspect killed after domestic call near Corning

  By Associated Press   ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A New York state trooper responding to an early-morning domestic call has been killed along with a suspect. An official with



        The Roc the Park Urban Music Festival is a series of 3 concerts at Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Park (353 Court Street, next to The Strong Museum


Cool Down with Cool Sweep Presented by Avangrid & RG&E

      Beat the Summer Heat The 2018 Cool Sweep program, presented by Avangrid Foundation and RG&E provides opportunities at City swimming sites, spray parks and fire hydrants for


Statement by Mayor Lovely Warren on Recent Supreme Court Decision

    City of Rochester News Release I am profoundly disappointed in the recent Supreme Court decision which delivered a significant blow to the union movement in America. America’s unions


City proposes more parcels for Inner Loop transformation project

    By Spectrum News Staff   ROCHESTER, N.Y. — A four year project to transform downtown’s inner loop could be expanding with two more parcel proposals announced by the


THE BEAUTIFUL INTIMACY: A Tribute to Anthony Bourdain

What if Anthony Bourdain killed himself because he loved life too much? Bourdain was a man who worked more than 200 days a year on the road. He visited the


Missing Wilson Academy teacher found safe

    By Spectrum News ROCHESTER, N.Y. — A missing Rochester teacher was found and is safe. The daughter of Ellice Harding, a 53-year-old speech therapist at Wilson Academy, confirmed


Search underway for missing Wilson Academy teacher

    By Spectrum News Staff ROCHESTER, N.Y. — The search continues this morning for a missing Rochester teacher. Police are investigating the disappearance of Wilson Academy teacher Ellice Harding,


Charlie Tan to plead guilty in federal court

    By Spectrum News Staff SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Charlie Tan, a man previously accused of killing his father in their Pittsford home back in in February of 2015, is