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Latest Data From State Department Indicates Falling Unemployment Rate for Syracuse
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Mayor considers offering Rochester housing for immigrant kids
Mayor Lovely Warren has met with her senior staff to discuss an inquiry made for housing up to 172 immigrant children at the former Blossom South Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, according to a city press release.   read story

Cuomo announces new consortium; says Rochester will get 500 jobs
Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced July 16 that the state will partner with over 100 private companies, including Sematech and IBM, to launch the New York Power Electronics Manufacturing Consortium; a group which will create thousands of jobs in Upstate New York over the next five years, including at least 500 in Rochester.    read story

Kodak number one for releasing most toxic chemicals in New York waterways, study finds
According to a June report from Environment New York Research & Policy Center, Eastman Kodak Co. has been named the top discharging facility in 2012, weighted by toxicity concentration, in all of New York State, putting 12,151 pounds of toxic pollution into the Lower Genesee River.   read story

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Survey Reveals Deepest Concerns for African Americans
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Study finds death penalty fails to identify the worst
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State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announces $2.2 million restitution fund for victims of immigration scam
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IDC reports $4.3 million on hand; Cuomo leads with $35 million
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Black Women are Increasingly Likely to Become Entrepreneurs in the U.S., Says Study
According to the latest data by the Center for American Progress, black women are the quickest-growing group of entrepreneurs in the U.S. right now. “African American women are starting businesses at a rate six times the national average, and their 2.7 million firms are currently generating $226.8 billion in annual revenue and employing almost 1.4 million people," the report reads.   read story

Senate Republicans have $5 million on hand
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GATEWAYS MUSIC FESTIVAL RECEIVES $20,000 STATE GRANT
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Mayor, City Council proclaim days of remembrance and recommitment to mark July ‘64 Anniversary
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SSGT JAVIER ORTIZ MEMORIAL 5K RACE & FITNESS WALK
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Cool Down with Cool Sweep Presented by RG&E
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Child Care Council offers farmers markets for low-income families
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New York State teachers union endorses O’Brien
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Something to Think About: African Americans should look beyond the Democratic Party
This week I feel obligated to point out items that may be obvious to some, but not to others. It seems there have been debates going on in our country that we may need to look into more deeply before we decide whether or not to give them our support.    read story

Straight No Chaser: Some black businessmen receive unfair treatment in Rochester
It was heart-warming to see the turn out, and support, at a recent city Zoning Board of Appeals hearing for Marvin Maye, and his attempt to build a grocery store on W. Main St.    read story

Hawkins Says Rather than Create Women’s Ballot Line, Cuomo Needs to Do More to Help Poor Women
Hawkins Would Eliminate WEP for welfare Howie Hawkins, the Green Party candidate for Governor, said today that Governor Cuomo's effort to create a Women's Equality    read story

Summer Enrichment Means Lifetime Survival
It’s mid-July. Do you know if your children are learning? Just a month ago they were eager to leave the regimentation of the daily classroom to “enjoy the summer”.    read story

Mayday to Earth Day
Earth Day needs to be a year-long consideration rather than the one-day PR stunt it has turned into. Rather than making structural adjustments to our economic model and our personal behaviors, Earth Day seems to have become completely non-committal, resulting in feel-good activities such as picking up trash.    read story

Something to Think About: Is Obama the worst?
A poll released last week showed that one-third of voters believe President Barack Obama is the worst president since World War II!    read story
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