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#NY state seeks to shut down @Lyft ride service

#NY state seeks to shut down @Lyft ride service

The state took action Friday against the app-activating, ride-sharing service Lyft, saying the California-based company “set up shop while defying every law passed whose purpose it is to protect the people of New York.” Lyft, which, via the smartphone, matches prospective riders to local drivers using their own vehicles, has several drivers plying the streets of Rochester and vicinity, local taxi and…read more →

@UofR #Computer center wins $5M New York Grant

@UofR #Computer center wins $5M New York Grant

ROCHESTER, New York — A University of Rochester project on the use of computers for health research has won $5 million in state economic development funds. The grant was one of 11 state investments totaling $22 million announced by Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday. The university is partnering with IBM on the supercomputer project, known as the Health Sciences Center…read more →

@901JAZZ Announces Live #Concert Lineup for 2014-15

@901JAZZ Announces Live #Concert Lineup for 2014-15

If you enjoy listening to Jazz90.1, and live jazz around town, be sure to check out the next season of the Jazz90.1 Live Studio Concert Series. Jazz90.1 (WGMC 90.1) will present live on-air performances by The Bob Sneider Trio on September 17, The Dave Rivello Ensemble on October 15, Quintopus on November 12, The Greece Jazz Band on December 10 for a special holiday performance, The Half Ton Horns on…read more →

#Summer Meals Program Opens for #Rochester Kids

#Summer Meals Program Opens for #Rochester Kids

Rochester, NY — Free meals are available for Rochester’s youth all summer at more than 60 locations throughout the city. The program begins today at schools, libraries, rec centers and churches. Organizers say the meals will provide any city resident age 18 and under with a healthy and nutritious lunch option. Last summer almost 326,000 meals were given out, a…read more →

Tips To Prevent #Heat Stroke or Exhaustion

Tips To Prevent #Heat Stroke or Exhaustion

Updated: Monday, June 30 2014, 03:46 PM EDT Rochester, N.Y. – Sweltering heat has settled into Rochester and many Rochester residents are looking for relief. Rural/Metro Medical Services has issued some safety tips to avoid heat illnesses due to the body being unable to keep cool. Rural/Metro said that the best defense against heat illness is prevention, by drinking water,…read more →

RECALL – Plastic found in #Wegmans Organic Deli #Ham

RECALL – Plastic found in #Wegmans Organic Deli #Ham

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Wegmans is recalling ham, after the company says small pieces of plastic might have made it into its packaging. The company says a broken conveyer belt caused the plastic to mix with deli bags and ham from the brand called “Food You Feel Good About Organic Ham.” They were sliced on organic deli trays between June 12…read more →

#Rochester General #Health and Unity Health Systems Merger Approved

#Rochester General #Health and Unity Health Systems Merger Approved

Updated: Thursday, June 26 2014, 12:52 PM EDT Rochester, N.Y. – A merger between two of the Rochester area’s major healthcare providers is set to go into effect next week. The merger between Rochester General Health and Unity Health Systems was unanimously approved Wednesday night. The new system will include affiliations with Clifton Springs Hospital, UMMC in Batavia and Newark…read more →

#Rochester Mayor names June 24th “Willie Monroe, Jr. Day”

#Rochester Mayor names June 24th “Willie Monroe, Jr. Day”

 Updated: Tuesday, June 24 2014, 01:15 PM EDT Rochester, N.Y. – A Middleweight Boxing champion who grew up in Rochester now has another title under his belt: Mayor Lovely Warren named June 24 “Willie Monroe, Jr. Day”. Monroe has 18 wins and one loss in his boxing career after graduating from School of the Arts. He currently mentors students…read more →

WTF! #Rochester offers to house #immigrant children from #Mexico

WTF! #Rochester offers to house #immigrant children from #Mexico

Updated: Sunday, June 22 2014, 11:38 PM EDT Rochester, N.Y. – U.S. Border Control said the number of minors coming from Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras through Mexico has soared more than a thousand percent. The critical question for the White House administration: What to do with them all? The government is searching for facilities throughout the country, even locally….read more →

Grand Slam sparks @RocRedWings Victory

Grand Slam sparks @RocRedWings Victory

  Updated: 06/20/2014 12:07 AMCreated: 06/19/2014 7:44 PM WHEC.com ROCHESTER, NY — Rookie Daniel Ortiz hit a grand slam in the eighth inning, helping the Red Wings to a 8-6 comeback win over the Pawtucket Red Sox Thursday afternoon at Frontier Field. James Beresford had four RBI for the Wings, who rallied back from a 6-0 deficit. The Red Wings return home on Saturday, June…read more →