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Operation Transformation Rochester (OTR)

Operation Transformation Rochester (OTR)   Overseen by Bureau of Employment Skills Training and Youth Services, an office within the Department of Recreation and Youth Services, Operation Transformation Rochester (OTR) serves

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Sabres’ Evander Kane Denies Wrongdoing After Report of Sex Offense

By Rebecca Vogt   BUFFALO, N.Y. — Buffalo Sabres forward Evander Kane is denying wrongdoing after being named in an alleged sex offense investigation. The 24-year-old took the ice Monday

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Limit Calories and Cholesterol During the Holidays

The fall and winter holidays are full of F-words: fun, frolicking and fattening food. That last one is bad for everyone, but can be particularly dangerous for people with high

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Harlem Globetrotter Meadowlark Lemon, famed hoops jester, dies at 83

By Brandon Griggs, CNN (CNN)George “Meadowlark” Lemon, the basketball star who entertained millions of fans around the world with his antics as a longtime member of the Harlem Globetrotters, died

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Superintendent Vargas to Leave Post This Week

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Rochester City Schools superintendent Bolgen Vargas is leaving his post this week. “More and better learning time for our students,” he said. That’s the mark Dr. Bolgen


Surveillance Camera Captures Webster Vehicle Break-In

By Tara Grimes Sunday, December 27, 2015 at 11:30 PM EST WEBSTER, N.Y. — A string of car break-ins has Webster residents taking to social media, spreading the word in

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Rochester Restaurant Mario’s Serves its Final Dinner

By Jordan Mazza BRIGHTON, N.Y. – A longtime Rochester restaurant will remain dark and quiet for the foreseeable future having served its last meal. “It has such fond, good, wonderful

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‘Race Penalty’: Economic Policy Institute Study Finds Unemployment Among Black College Graduates Is the Same as Whites with a High School Diploma

A new study on the subject of Black vs. white unemployment is not a new story, reflecting what we have known for years– Black unemployment is double that of the

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Medical Marijuana Patients Can Now Apply for State ID Card

A new online registration system will allow patients to buy medical marijuana when it becomes available in January. State health officials say patients need certification from a registered doctor, before

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An Experience Our Voice and Your Voice will have! By Mike Yates

by Mike Yates   It is an experience we’ve all had: you are listening to the radio and you hear a song that you love so much it seems impossible

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We Are Reckless: A Crime Is Being Committed ~ By Melanie Funchess

A crime is being committed in my community. The crime is Reckless Endangerment. Who is committing this crime? We are!! Reckless Endangerment is a crime consisting of acts that create

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A first-look at the trailer for Spike Lee’s ‘Chi-Raq’ – Chicago Tribune

[ot-video type=”vimeo” url=”″] The official trailer for the new Spike Lee film “Chi-Raq.” Nina MetzContact ReporterChicago Closeup A trailer for Spike Lee’s “Chi-Raq” was released Tuesday, offering a first look

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Youth Project – A Proposal with Vision

By Adelina Gonzalez   Back in 2004, I came up with an idea–a project that I believe would aid our youth in excelling in school, as well as in the

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Lets Chat, Man to Man by Tracy L Williams

  Not too long ago I received a notice on Facebook from my dear friend, Dr. Leonard Brock. He wanted me to look at some alarming statistics. Although I was

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Family’s Health History

by Theresa Lou Bowick BSN,RN   Your family history may be one of the greatest infl uences on your risk of developing chronic health problems like heart disease, stroke, diabetes,