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 August 24, 2016 City of Rochester News Release - Mayor Warren Declares Heat Emergency for Wednesday, Aug. 24 Mayor Lovely A. Warren announced that a Cool Sweep Heat Emergency has been declared for Wednesday, Aug. 24. Cool Sweep operations will provide residents with opportunities to get relief from the heat with cooling sprays from fire hydrants, extended hours at City pools, Durand Eastman Beach and spray parks. Cool Sweep — presented by Avangrid Foundation and RG&E — is the City’s annual public safety and customer service program that is triggered when the forecast calls for temperatures to reach or exceed 85 degrees. When temperatures are forecasted to be 90 degrees and above, a Cool Sweep Heat Emergency is initiated. August 22, 2016 News Release - Mayor Warren Announces New Program for Rochester Entrepreneurs Mayor Lovely A. Warren announced the launch of Kiva Rochester, a new program that will help entrepreneurs in the city grow their businesses and create jobs. Kiva is the world’s largest nonprofit crowdfunded platform that helps business owners access capital, and now, with a local Kiva office and matching funds from the City, more entrepreneurs will be able to take advantage of the innovative model. Categories: Business Assistance August 19, 2016 News Release - No-Fee Pet Adoption Event at City Animal Services Center on Saturday (Friday, August 19, 2016) — Rochester Animal Services will host a no-fee Pet Adoption event, supported by the Petco Foundation from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., tomorrow, Saturday, August 20 at the Animal Services Center, 184 Verona St. Adoption fees will be waived for all cats and dogs adopted on that day. Categories: Pets and Animals News Release - Report Recommends Improvements to Nuisance Abatement Point System (Friday, Aug. 19, 2016) – Rochester’s Nuisance Abatement Point System continues to provide an innovative and effective enforcement mechanism to strengthen neighborhoods and generate investment but could be improved through better implementation, a report commissioned by Mayor Lovely A. Warren has found Categories: Code Enforcement, Quality of Life, and Reports and Studies News Release - Public Meeting for September 7, 2016 (Friday, August 19, 2016) - The following public meeting is scheduled for September 7, 2016. Categories: Boards & Commissions August 18, 2016 City of Rochester News Release - Mayor Warren Announces Fall Recreation and After School Programs Mayor Lovely A. Warren has announced the City of Rochester’s fall recreation line-up which includes after school programs, activities for seniors, fitness classes, special events and more. Categories: Things To Do, Recreation Centers, and Public Market August 17, 2016 News Release: SMG Selected to Continue Operating the Blue Cross Arena at the War Memorial (Wednesday, August 17, 2016) — Mayor Lovely A. Warren announced the City has chosen SMG as part of the Request For Proposal process to select an operator of the Blue Cross Arena at the Community War Memorial. Categories: Streets, Sidewalks and Infrastructure, Downtown, and Things To Do August 12, 2016 City of Rochester News Release - Vertus High School Dean of Students to speak at Operation Transformation Rochester Talk Vertus High School Dean of Students, Joseph Carter, will speak about the importance of family and unity within our community at this month’s Operation Transformation Rochester (OTR) Talks at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 19. This free event will be held at the David F. Gantt R-Center, 700 North St., and is open to the public. August 11, 2016 News Release - Public Meeting Cancellation for August 16, 2016 (Thursday, August 11, 2016) - The following public meeting is cancelled: Categories: Boards & Commissions News Release - $2 Million in State Funding to Enhance Main Street Streetscape The New York State Senate has secured $2 million in state funding to enhance the Main Street streetscape, making it safer for both pedestrians and traffic, and more appealing to business owners looking to create jobs in the City of Rochester, Mayor Lovely A. Warren announced today, along with state Sens. Joe Robach and Rich Funke. Categories: Streets, Sidewalks and Infrastructure, and Downtown News Release - Public Meeting Cancellation for August 15, 2016 (Thursday, August 11, 2016) - The following public meeting is cancelled: Categories: Boards & Commissions August 10, 2016 News Release - (Street Closures for Saturday’s Women Run the Roc) (Wednesday, August 10, 2016) — This Saturday, August 13, the below streets will be closed from 7:30 a.m. until approximately 11 a.m. for the Women Run the Roc. The run will start at 8 a.m. at the Rochester Museum & Science Center. Categories: Zoning and Planning News Release - (Street Closures for Saturday’s Carifest Parade) (Wednesday, August 10, 2016) — This Saturday, August 13, the below streets will be closed from 9:30 a.m. until approximately 2 p.m. for the Carifest Parade. The parade will step off at 10 a.m. at the corner of Franklin and East Main Streets (Liberty Pole Plaza) and proceed west down Main Street to Plymouth Avenue. Categories: Zoning and Planning News Release - (Section of Morrie Silver Way to Close to Traffic) (Wednesday, August 10, 2016) — Starting Monday afternoon, August 15, as part of the Monroe Community College Downtown Campus Project, there will be a crane set up on Morrie Silver Way between N. Plymouth Avenue and State Street for roof top work. Categories: Downtown, and Zoning and Planning August 5, 2016 News Release - Public Meetings for the week of August 15-19, 2016 (Friday, August 5, 2016) - The following public meetings are scheduled for the week of August 15 through August 19, 2016. Categories: Boards & Commissions 1234567891011121314 2Next > Help us improve our site. Take a short survey about our search engine.