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City to sponsor FAFSA Fest
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Slew of Pedestrian Accidents Plague the Rochester Area, One Man Survives
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Hochul announces Rochester Anti-Poverty Task Force
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Six Winter Workouts That Are Perfect for Syracuse Residents
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BBB Warning: Child predator email scam preys on concerned parents
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Five Things Families with College Bound Students Should Consider
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Former New York State Governor Mario Cuomo Dies at 82
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President Obama says Black America ‘Better Off Now’ Than When He Took Office
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Gov. Cuomo Places Ban on Fracking in New York State, Local Officials Applaud the Move
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NYS Board of Regents Passes Regulation Allowing Kids to Enroll in School, Regardless of Immigration Status
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Vargas releases New Phase II Renovation Plans for City Schools
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Anthony L. Jordan Health Center Employees ratify Contract
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Community Advocate Yahya Jihad Abdullah Dies
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City Council votes to spend $30K for Additional Red Light Camera Study
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Warren announces Annual Winter Adventures Series
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'Hyped for Halftime' Concert Draws More Than Twice Expected Crowd in Downtown Rochester
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EDITORIAL
Tips for Year-Round Wellness
The holiday season can bring stress for a variety of reasons: traveling, preparing for the traditional gatherings, shopping and more. Now, after the holidays we sometimes feel the after effects of all the stress we were under during that special season. Many chemical, physical and emotional factors may take us out of balance and negatively affect the nervous system’s communication between the brain and body.    read story

¿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
 
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