Miner extends offer to relocate migrant kids to Syracuse; community meetings will be held this week
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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

Genesee and Oswego Rivers among most toxic; Kodak number one contributor in NY, 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, dumping 12,151 pounds of toxic pollution into the Lower Genesee River.   read story

Former Pompey Group Home Being Auctioned
New York State is auctioning off a former group home for a fraction of its estimated value. Though the minimum bid is $55,000, public records reveal that the house has an assessed value of $220,000.   read story


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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New York State Now Offering $1.5 Million in Farmers' Market Checks for Low-Income Seniors
Good news for low-income individuals over the age of 60 in New York state: eating healthy won't have to be out of reach if you're able to visit an area farmer's market.    read story


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Red Cross partners with 100 Black Men for blood drive
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Onondaga Community College will announce new partnership
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Miner announces new police substation in Hawley-Green area
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Mary Nelson’s Youth Center will hold barbecue Aug. 16
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State Police Aviation Division Moves to Rochester
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Boot Camp Comes to the White House as 100 Veterans Learn Entrepreneurship Basics in Two Days
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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

July 4 and the meaning of democracy
On July 4, it seems politicians declare their love for the American Revolution and democracy, while doing their best to oppose it both at home and abroad.   read story

Fifty Years After Civil Rights Act: A Land of Opportunity
- Fifty years ago, the U.S. Senate passed the version of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 that would be passed by the House and signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson. The bill faced a filibuster of 14 hours and 13 minutes by the late Sen. Robert Byrd of West Virginia.   read story

Female Genital Mutilation - A Horror of Dominance
When a girl prepares for marriage in the United States and the western world, she plans her trousseau and shops for her wedding gown. I recently learned from Angela Peabody, author of “When the Games Froze”, that in parts of Africa, the preparation for marriage is far removed from trousseau and wedding gowns.   read story

What's happening with Dave Valesky and why should people of color care?
It’s that time of year again, when we’re flooded by commercials from all of the candidates seeking office.   read story
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