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Mayor considers offering Rochester housing for immigrant kids
Mayor Lovely Warren has met with her senior staff to discuss an inquiry made for housing up to 172 immigrant children at the former Blossom South Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, according to a city press release.   read story

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

Kodak number one for releasing most toxic chemicals in New York waterways, 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, putting 12,151 pounds of toxic pollution into the Lower Genesee River.   read story

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Hispanic Scholarship Fund Awards $38.5 Million in Scholarships
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Mexican Hostel Busted for Abusing Nearly 600 People
Normally, hostels are a safe haven for those who need a place to stay and who generally cannot afford a hotel. For the 596 people who were exploited and physically abused at La Gran Familia hostel, it was a living nightmare.   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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Senate Republicans have $5 million on hand
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GATEWAYS MUSIC FESTIVAL RECEIVES $20,000 STATE GRANT
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Mayor, City Council proclaim days of remembrance and recommitment to mark July ‘64 Anniversary
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SSGT JAVIER ORTIZ MEMORIAL 5K RACE & FITNESS WALK
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Cool Down with Cool Sweep Presented by RG&E
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Child Care Council offers farmers markets for low-income families
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New York State teachers union endorses O’Brien
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Puerto Rico: Detroit of the Caribbean
Friday marks the one-year anniversary of the grim day Detroit filed a Chapter 9 petition - the largest municipal bankruptcy in American history - and the political and business leaders of New York and other big cities gave a shudder and wondered: Could it happen here?   read story

Mayday to Earth Day
Earth Day needs to be a year-long consideration rather than the one-day PR stunt it has turned into. Rather than making structural adjustments to our economic model and our personal behaviors, Earth Day seems to have become completely non-committal, resulting in feel-good activities such as picking up trash.    read story

I dare you to say the F word…Father!
According to the National Center for Fathering more than 24 million (33%) children live in a home without the physical presence of a father. Millions more have dads who are physically present, but emotionally absent.    read story

The Literary Café and Indian Passion by Javier Moro
This month, the Literary Café got together to discuss the book called Indian Passion (written in 2005), a story in novel form about an interracial marriage between the Maharaja of Kapurtala and the Spanish dancer Anita Delgado.    read story

Republican Leader Run Over by the Grass Roots
With an almost 100 percent string of victories over Tea Party insurgents so far in the 2014 political season, Establishment Republicans looked at the Virginia and South Carolina primaries for more success. Senator Lindsey Graham easily won in South Carolina.    read story

ICE criticized for preventing a father from being released on bond
In what some are calling a rare move, immigration officials appealed a judge’s decision this week to prevent an undocumented father of two U.S. citizen children from being released on bond.   read story
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