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 September 27, 2016 News Release - City Releases Videos Related to Hollenbeck Street Incident (Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016) – The City of Rochester today released a series of videos related to last week’s arrest on Hollenbeck Street. Categories: Community and Youth Programs, and Crime Prevention News Release - Mayor Announces ‘90-Days of Community Engagement’ (Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016) -- Mayor Lovely A. Warren, Council President Loretta Scott, Councilman Adam McFadden and Chief Michael Ciminelli today announced renewed efforts to give the broad Rochester Community a voice in ongoing efforts to improve the relationship between the Rochester Police Department and the public they serve. Additionally, rank and file officers will also be engaged to give their feedback and ideas toward the same goal. Councilman McFadden outlined a process for City Council to strengthen the current Civilian Review Board which gives oversight to the Police Department. Categories: Crime Prevention September 21, 2016 Motorist Advisory- GEVA Ribbon Cutting to Close Street Downtown traffic will be affected as a result of a Ribbon Cutting ceremony at Geva Theatre on Friday, Sept. 23. Traffic on Woodbury Boulevard will be effected. Categories: Things To Do New Release- Get Your Dog Licensed and Receive A Gift (Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016) – Mayor Lovely A. Warren announced today that Rochester Animal Services (RAS) has launched a campaign in partnership with Pet Saver Healthy Pet Superstore and the Verona Street Animal Society (VSAS) to encourage city residents to license their dogs.. Categories: Pets and Animals September 20, 2016 News Release - Public Meeting for Sept. 28, 2016 (Tuesday, September 20, 2016) - The following public meeting is scheduled for September 28, 2016. Categories: Boards & Commissions September 19, 2016 City of Rochester News Release -Mayor Warren Embraces Rochester’s Deaf Community (Monday, Sept. 19 , 2016) – Mayor Lovely Warren was joined by City Councilmember Elaine Spaull to proclaim “International Deaf Awareness Week in Rochester” and announce the City’s ongoing initiatives to make City Hall more deaf friendly, including a new web page that communicates City resources and information about accessing City government for the deaf community at www.cityofrochester.gov/deafresources. Categories: Education, Community and Youth Programs, Jobs, City Council and Legislation, Crime Prevention, Things To Do, and Projects and Initiatives September 16, 2016 News Release - Mayor Warren Announces Inner Loop Project Recommendations (Friday, Sept. 16, 2016) — Rochester Mayor Lovely A. Warren today announced the selection of four projects that will be recommended to redevelop parcels along the former site of the Inner Loop highway in Downtown. The Projects recommended are from Home Leasing, the Strong Museum and Morgan Development in partnership with Christa Construction. A fifth site will be maintained as a temporary urban green space until the other projects are developed, at which time it will be reviewed for possible development. Categories: Business Assistance, Streets, Sidewalks and Infrastructure, and Projects and Initiatives September 14, 2016 News Release - Public Meeting for September 19, 2016 (Wednesday, September 14, 2016) - The following public meeting is scheduled for September 19, 2016. Categories: Boards & Commissions 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, Sept. 17 at the Rochester Animal Services Center, 184 Verona St. Categories: Pets and Animals News Release - Mayor Adds Stronger Community Relations Role at RPD (Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2016) -- Mayor Lovely A. Warren and Chief Michael Ciminelli announced today the creation of a new Deputy Chief of Community Relations post in the Rochester Police Department. This new position will add to Mayor Warren’s and Chief Ciminelli’s efforts to seek more ways to connect with and engage citizens. Current Deputy Chief Wayne Harris will transition to fill this new role. Categories: Crime Prevention News Release - Mayor Warren Embraces Rochester’s Deaf Community (Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2016) – Mayor Lovely Warren will proclaim the week of Sept. 19 "International Deaf Awareness Week in Rochester" and announce the City’s ongoing initiatives to make City Hall more deaf friendly, including a new web page that communicates City resources and information about accessing City government for the deaf community. Categories: Education, Community and Youth Programs, Fire Safety, Jobs, Crime Prevention, and Projects and Initiatives News Release - Public Meeting Cancellation for Sept. 20, 2016 (Wednesday, September 14, 2016) - The following public meeting is cancelled: Categories: Boards & Commissions News Release - Mayor Warren Visited Purpose Built Community in Atlanta (Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2016) — Mayor Lovely A. Warren returned today after two days in East Lake, Atlanta—a neighborhood of Atlanta, GA. The Mayor was joined by Holli Budd, Executive Director of the Farash Foundation; Dr. Shaun Nelms, Superintendent of East High School; Lashunda Leslie-Smith, Executive Director of Rochester’s Connected Communities; and other local officials to tour the Purpose Built Community there. The Mayor intends to bring the Purpose Built Community model to Rochester. Categories: Community and Youth Programs, and Projects and Initiatives Motorist Advisory - The 2016 First Niagara Rochester Fringe Festival The 2016 First Niagara Rochester Fringe Festival will begin on Thursday, Sept. 15 and run through Saturday, Sept. 24. Traffic in the East End and Main Street area will be affected. Categories: Streets, Sidewalks and Infrastructure September 13, 2016 News Release - Citywide Scout Recruitment Drive (Tues., Sept. 13, 2016) – Rochester City Council Vice President Dana K. Miller joined Stephen Hoitt, Scout Executive/CEO, Seneca Waterways Council, Boy Scouts of America at City Hall today to announce that Boy Scout and Cub Scout representatives will be at 15 City R-Centers and 6 City Fire Stations from 6 to 7:30 p.m., tomorrow, Wed., Sept. 14 to provide more information and to help families sign up for Scouting. Categories: Community and Youth Programs, and Things To Do 1234567891011121314 2Next > Help us improve our site. 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