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RocDocs Expands Restaurant Inspection Database to Include All of New York
In cities like New York, health inspection grades are right on the door, but in Rochester, it may be a little trickier to find out if your fancy dinner is going to make you sick. Fortunately, Democrat and Chronicle unveiled a new RocDocs feature this week that allows diners to catch a glimpse of what's going on in the kitchen.   read story
City announces new Clergy on Patrol program
The city of Rochester and the Rochester Police Department launched the Clergy on Patrol program Saturday, Sept. 14, city officials said. Through the program, RPD officers will walk the neighborhoods with members of the clergy to help build relationships with members of the    read story

President Obama’s remarks at 9/11 Memorial
Here are President Obama’s remarks this morning to mark the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks. The Pentagon PRESIDENT OBAMA: Good morning. Scripture tells us, “We count as blessed those who have persevered.”    read story

Rochester Community Mourning Shooting Death of Police Officer
“Words cannot express the sadness and grief we all feel at the loss of our brother, Officer Daryl Pierson’” Rochester Police Chief Michael Ciminelli said at a press conference earlier today.   read story


New Phone? Don’t Forget to Protect It
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Obamacare Advocates Taking Action to Make Sure Hispanics are Covered
President Obama's health care law hinges in large part on the Latino community, who account for a quarter of the uninsured who are eligible for coverage under the Affordable Care Act.    read story

Speak Up During National Bullying Prevention Month
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Child Nutrition Programs for the New School Year
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Back-to-School Reminder for Parents and Students: Check Out College Tax Credits for 2014 and Years Ahead
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Rochester Fringe Festival's "My Thing" Art Exhibit Spotlights Individual Talents
Rochester's third annual Fringe Festival has kicked off, and organizers wanted people to partake in the festivities before they actually began, by participating in the "My Thing" art exhibit, located in Manhattan Square Park. read story

Suspected Cases of Enterovirus Hit Rochester, Cases Have Already Been Confirmed Elsewhere in NYS
There is a wave of children being admitted to Strong Memorial Hospital's inpatient pediatric unit with respiratory symptoms. The suspected culprit? According to 13 WHAM News, it might be the rare virus infecting children across the U.S., called enterovirus D68. read story

County Executive, Wayne County leader say new plan for lake’s water level poses threat to community
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Warren announces 3-to-3 learning initiative
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RTS to announce results of study focused on new bus stops
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Writers and Books launches community-wide conversations on education
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The Reverse-Decision: Who Said You Can’t Go Home Again?
Lebron James is back in Cleveland. Who dared, hoped or dreamed this would happen? Judging by the reaction of the sports media, or American media in general, as well as Northeast Ohio fans; you’d think the Beatles had all miraculously returned and announced they were moving there from Liverpool.    read story

Ladies, if a man’s not taking care of his kids, don’t sleep with him
I’m not into the business of telling people what to do. But I have daughters and god kids, and they sometimes come to me for advice. When it comes to the kids I love, I am what I would call a L.A.M.E. parent: I offer L-ove, A-dvice, a little M-oney and a great deal of E-motional support.   read story

Is the media overreacting in the Ray Rice situation?
Ray Rice’s wife Janay was physically assaulted in an elevator a few months ago. In the shocking video, Rice punches Janay in the face and knocks her out cold. The case has since become a political football, with some calling for Rice to never play football again.   read story

Straight No Chaser: Anthony D. Reed: Another soldier goes on to glory
When the time had come to offer remarks about Anthony Dean Reed at his funeral, I had chosen to stay seated. It hadn’t only been that I had not been one of the people pre-selected to give remarks, or that I had any fear of amending the list like one other person had, but that I knew it would not have been fair to the family to sit through the lengthy comments I would have offered about my friend, Anthony D. “Tony” Reed.    read story

Something to Think About: A Shout Out to Diane, Kara and Margo
In our society, folks who work in the service industry can sometimes give a bad reputation to the entire profession. How frustrating is it to go up to a cashier, and they are on their cell phone, or when you arrive they look at you like you are bothering them?    read story

Will Caribbean Immigrants Finally Be Able to Self-Identify on U.S. Census Forms?
After a battle waged since 2008, the United States government may finally be prepared to recognize Caribbean immigrants and Caribbean Americans in the United States as what they are – a district identity group within the American society.   read story
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