News Room News releases from the City are listed here in chronological order, starting with the most recent release. Releases can be searched by topic or date. Releases reflect current events at the time they were published. Some information may have changed. Results RSS Feed October 25, 2016 News Release -- Reliant Community Credit Union Donates $1,000 worth of Books and Bears to City, Invites Community to Match Gift (Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016) – Reliant Community Credit Union made a donation of $1,000 worth of new children’s books and stuffed animals to Mayor Lovely A. Warren’s Books and Bears program today and announced the start of a one-month campaign for community members to make their own donations at local Reliant branches. Categories: News Release - Free Parking at East End Garage for United States Army Field Band Concert The East End Garage will provide free parking this evening only, beginning at 6 p.m., for tonight’s free United States Army Field Band Concert. The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m., at Kodak Hall in the Eastman Theater, 60 Gibbs St. Categories: Parking October 24, 2016 City of Rochester News Release - Rochester a Semi-Finalist for Intelligent Community Award Mayor Lovely A. Warren announced today that the City of Rochester has been selected to advance past the first stage of the Intelligent Community Awards. Rochester is the only U.S. city named as an Intelligent Community Forum (ICF) Smart21 semi-finalist, chosen from nearly 400 entries. As a Smart21 semi-finalist, Rochester will be contention to be designated “Intelligent Community of the Year” in June. Categories: Accreditation, Awards & Recognitions October 21, 2016 Motorist Advisory - Court Street Bridge to Close for Circus Court Street, between Exchange Street and South Avenue will be closed to motorists (except for emergency vehicles) from 6 a.m., Monday, Oct. 24 through 3 a.m. Monday, Oct. 31 to accommodate the Ringling Bros. Circus at the Blue Cross Arena at the War Memorial. This section of Court Street will re-open in time for the morning commute on Monday, Oct. 31. Categories: Parking, Downtown, Things To Do, and Pets and Animals Bill Payment Page on City Website to be Offline Monday, Oct. 24 Direct Pay Users Must Re-Establish Accounts (Friday, Oct. 21, 2016) – The online payment page on the City of Rochester website will be offline Monday, Oct. 24 as the City converts to a new Bill Pay Portal. The new Portal will debut on the City website on Tuesday, Oct. 25 and will give customers expanded options to pay taxes, fees and other bills. Categories: Taxes and Assessments, Water Supply, and Budget and Finance Fall Loose Leaf Collection Program Starts Monday, Oct. 31, 2016 (Friday, Oct. 21, 2016) — The City’s Department of Environmental Services’ (DES) annual Fall Loose Leaf Collection Program will begin Monday, Oct. 31. Categories: Streets, Sidewalks and Infrastructure October 20, 2016 News Release - City Celebrates Peppermint Brand and Boutique’s New Location at Culver Road Armory (Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016) – Kate Washington, Deputy Commissioner of the City’s Department of Neighborhood and Business Development and City Councilmember Elaine Spaull joined business owner Tanvi Asher today for a ribbon cutting ceremony to mark the grand opening of Peppermint at the Culver Road Armory at 145 Culver Rd. Categories: Business Assistance October 19, 2016 News Release - No-Fee Pet Adoption Event at Rochester Animal Services Center on Saturday Rochester Animal Services will host a no-fee pet adoption event, supported by the Petco Foundation from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 22 at Rochester Animal Services Center, 184 Verona St. Categories: Pets and Animals October 17, 2016 News Release - City to Launch New eCitizen Online Bill Pay Portal The Bill Pay Portal offers many new features, including expanded options to pay via multiple bank and payment card accounts; enhanced user profile settings and notifications; the ability to schedule recurring and one-time payments; the ability to set up payment plans; real time account balance updates and easier access to billing information. With the new system, customers will be able to do such things as pay more than one bill with one transaction, make partial payments and view their bill-paying history. Categories: Taxes and Assessments, and Budget and Finance October 14, 2016 News Release - Public Meetings for week of Oct. 31 - Nov. 4, 2016 (Friday, October 14, 2016) - The following public meetings are scheduled for the week of October 31 through November 4, 2016. Categories: Boards & Commissions News Release - Public Meeting for Oct. 26, 2016 (Friday, October 14, 2016) - The following public meeting is scheduled for October 26, 2016. Categories: Boards & Commissions News Release - Public Meetings for October 26, 2016 (Friday, October 14, 2016) - The following public meetings are scheduled for October 26, 2016. Categories: Boards & Commissions News Release - City to Receive $3 Million for Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Mayor Lovely A. Warren announced today that the City has been selected to receive a grant of $3,084,080 over 5 years beginning Jan. 1, 2017 from the New York State Department of Health, Center for Community Health for the Comprehensive Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention (CAPP) Program. Categories: Education, and Projects and Initiatives Motorist Advisory - Ridgeway Avenue Railroad Crossing to Close for Reconstruction Beginning Monday morning, Oct. 17, CSX Railroad will close the Ridgeway Avenue railroad crossing, located between Ramona Street and Lily Street for reconstruction work. Categories: Streets, Sidewalks and Infrastructure October 13, 2016 News Release - Rochester Receives Repeat Designation as Federal Manufacturing Community Mayor Lovely A. Warren announced today that the New York Finger Lakes Region, led by the City of Rochester, has received its second designation as a “Manufacturing Community” by the U.S. Department of Commerce under the Investing in Manufacturing Communities Partnership (IMCP). The region was first awarded the designation in 2014, which is designed to assist communities hard-hit by recession, loss of manufacturing corporations or other economic challenges. Categories: Business Assistance, and Accreditation, Awards & Recognitions 1234567891011121314 2Next > Help us improve our site. Take a short survey about our search engine.