Good riddance, chief Sheppard!
On Wednesday afternoon, Rochester Police Department Chief James Sheppard announced his retirement. This time, it was official.
Sheppard had previously turned in his retirement papers in October. Then, after changing his mind, withdrew them. read story
The Literary Café and A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
Analyzing a work by Betty Smith a century after its being written by a group of immigrants residing in New York State was a very enriching experience. So it was that the novel A Tree Grows in Brooklyn became like an experience in time in which we were able to compare the vision of immigrants in two different time periods, thus finding the following observations: read story
Day of the Dead: Can the Republican Party Rebound?
Very fittingly, on the official Day of the Dead, County Executive Maggie Brooks put the final nail in the aspirations and hard work of the City Republican Committee and the good citizens of Rochester, NY who call themselves Republicans earlier this month when she endorsed Lovely Warren for Mayor. read story
Tips for Protection from Identity Theft and Financial Vulnerability
All of us are exposed to the possibility of identity theft in one form or another. And, despite the fact that technology makes life easier, it also makes us more vulnerable to becoming victims of this crime.
I haven’t met a parent or guardian yet that doesn’t want the best for their child. As parents, we all dream of our kids being the best they can be. And, most of us rely on the school system to educate our children, yet we don’t always do our best to ensure that our kids are in school every day. read story
Dishonoring Craig Heard
In 2003, I produced a short film titled "R.P.D.: Badges of DISHONOR, CORRUPTION and MURDER!" in which I gave Craig Heard's mother, Tammy Westbrook, an opportunity to express her feelings over the tragic loss of her son. read story