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Marie Van Brittan Brown: Inventor Home Security System(1922–1999)

Marie Van Brittan Brown was the inventor of the first home security system. She is also credited with the invention of the first closed circuit TV.  Brown was born in Queens, New York,


New interim principal takes over at School 12

By Alex Howard ROCHESTER, N.Y. — The Rochester City School District has selected a new principal to take over at School 12, after interim principal Bridgitte Griffin was dismissed last


Rep. Louise Slaughter, New York Democratic ‘trailblazer,’ dead at 88

By Lauren Fox, Deirdre Walsh and Sunlen Serfaty, CNN Rep. Louise M. Slaughter, the first female chair of the House Rules Committee and one of the longest-serving Democrats in Congress,


RCSD to reexamine policy, procedures for students with disabilities

By Breon Martin ROCHESTER N.Y. — The Rochester City School District’s Board of Education held a special meeting Thursday evening, following the death of Trevyan Rowe, 14. He was a


3 arrested after taxi car jacking

  By Spectrum News Staff   ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Three people face charges after a carjacking on Rochester’s west side overnight. Police say a taxi driver was called to Belknap


A Purpose for Scars

By Cheryl A. Scott I had no idea that on June 20, 2016, my life would change. After relocating to Charlotte, North Carolina, I sought out new medical professionals. In addition to a


Charles Henry Langston; American abolitionist and political activist (1817-1892)

    He was a Black slave, editor, abolitionist and teacher. From Louisa County, Virginia Charles Henry Langston was the second of three sons and a daughter born to Lucy


Vigil for Trevyan brings heartbroken community closer

By Breon Martin ROCHESTER N.Y. — Emotions swept across the Blue Cross arena at a vigil Monday night. Parents of children with autism were hit hard by the loss of


To Reform Gun Violence, Trump Must Accept Responsibility

My first real job out of college was working as a supervisor at an IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) site in Charlotte, N.C. I had a shoestring budget and


Police: Body recovered from Genesee River matches description of missing teen

    ROCHESTER N.Y. — Rochester Police say they recovered a body from the Genesee River Sunday that matches the description of missing 14-year-old Trevyan Rowe. Police Chief Michael Ciminelli


Lupus Is an Urgent Matter!

“Lupus is not some distant disease,” Gabrielle Davis, founder of Lupus Sistas, tells Black Health Matters just days before the Black Health Matters Summit. In fact, lupus is an urgent


RPD, volunteers continue to search for missing autistic teen

By Spectrum News Staff ROCHESTER, N.Y. — The search resumed Saturday morning for the missing 14-year-old autistic boy from Rochester who was last seen on Thursday. Community members gathered at


Tyrod Taylor traded: league source

By Spectrum News Staff ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — Tyrod Taylor was traded to the Cleveland Browns, a league source confirms to Spectrum News. Taylor was the Bills’ starting quarterback for


MCC is now hiring persons 17 years old or older for the 2018 season.

Is your son or daughter looking for a PT job with Baseball perks?   We would like to employ community members looking for a part-time seasonal job.  We park vehicles


Vehicle involved in fatal hit-and-run on Clifford Ave. found

By Melanie Johnson ROCHESTER, N.Y. — New developments in the investigation into the fatal hit and run on Clifford Avenue last week. Rochester police tell Spectrum News they have recovered the