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Marchers Declare Fight for Justice in Police Shootings Not Nearly Over
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Home for the Holidays? So are Your Dust Mites
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NYS Board of Regents Asks for $2 Billion Increase in State Aid
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Immigration Debate Reignites amongst Advocacy Groups and Conservative Organizations
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NYS Board of Regents Passes Regulation Allowing Kids to Enroll in School, Regardless of Immigration Status
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State Education Commissioner John King Joins Obama Administration
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Tips to Stay Safe in Winter Weather
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Herman Badillo, First Puerto-Rican Born Congressman, Dies
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State Attorney General Requests Authority to Investigate Police Involved in Civilian Deaths
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Women’s Equality Coalition Calls for New York State Pregnant Worker Protections in New York as Supreme Court hears Young v. UPS
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Monroe County Announces Christmas Tree Recycling Program
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Rochester City School Board to Discuss U of R’s Plan for East High
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Rochester to Receive $1.9 Million Innovation Grant
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Finger Lakes Regional Economic Development Council Awarded $80.7 Million, Rochester to Receive $14 Million
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City Ethics Board Says Yes to McFadden, HUD Says No
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Pierson Family Members, Others call for Mayor’s Resignation
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¿Qué son chinches?
Los chinches son una plaga que no es fácil de eliminar. Estos insectos pequeños sin alas se alimentan con la sangre de humanos, roedores, mascotas y pájaros. Son de forma ovalada y plana y su color varía de blanco a café oscuro luego de alimentarse con sangre.    read story

The Literary Café Club Met Valerie Miles
This month, the Cafecito Literario attended a presentation of the book A Thousand Forests in One Acorn (published in 2014), from the multifaceted writer and cultural journalist Valerie Miles (born in New York, 1963). This book is, in reality, a translation into English of the book Mil Bosques en una Bellota, published in 2012.   read story

How to Make Sense of the Medicare Annual Election Period
Consumer Alert: People with Medicare can expect information overload this month! Medicare’s Annual Election Period (also known as “open enrollment”) began October 15 and runs through December 7. This is when people enrolled in or eligible for Medicare have the opportunity to reevaluate their healthcare options and sign up for or switch their current coverage in Medicare Advantage plans.    read story

Another “Food For Thought” Report on Developing Task Forces in the Community
Dear Rochester City School District (RCSD) Parents and Community Members, My critique of the article at the link above is not offered as a matter of simplistic cynicism, nor cheap criticism.    read story

Update:LULAC's Major Scandal and Travesty of Justice Within National Board Elections
NiLP Note: The election of officers of the League of United Latino American Citizens (LULAC) last July during the organization's annual convention in New York has been steeped in controversy. Below is an update on the situation from the perspective of one of the sides in this issue, which we thought you would find useful nonetheless in understanding some of the issues involved. We would, of course, welcome other perspectives. ---Angelo Falcón    read story

“My name is Jones (hoe-ness)”
Being a news and politics junkie, I spend hours every day reading news articles and watching cable news channels – especially items about Hispanics. I burst into laughter while reading an article of how Republicans are reaching out to Hispanics.   read story
 
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