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Rochester City Officials Say Charlotte Developer Fails To Meet Financial Deadline

A proposal for major development at the Port of Rochester will need some major re-working. Mayor Lovely Warren issued a statement on Friday morning saying that Edgewater Resources failed to meet a deadline to submit detailed project financing for their proposed development. "My first and foremost responsibility is to protect the interests of our City’s residents and taxpayers," said Mayor Warren. "Edgewater has failed to meet our deadline on project financing and in the interest of our...
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Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers were the headline act at Kodak Hall during day 6 of the 2016 Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival. Check out this clip from their performance. 

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Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers were the headline performers at Kodak Hall on Wednesday night. The sixth day of the 2016 Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival also featured Nikki Hill and Jumaane Smith. Check out WXXI photographer Fred SanFilipo's photos from Wednesday at the festival on our Flickr page.

More than half of Rochester's children live in poverty, and Rochester ranks No. 1 in child poverty rates among cities in comparably sized metro areas. The Urban Institute finds that Rochester is in the top 10, nationally, among cities for black-white disparity in employment and homeownership.

What is going to change those numbers? We examine several programs aimed at helping at-risk youth get their first job, keep that job, and graduate from school. Our guests:

In Rochester, the Caribbean community tends to feel forgotten. Its members are wondering: how much do you know about Caribbean geography? History? Heritage? As certain industries grow, such as tourism, others like human and drug trafficking threaten to destabilize that region.

We look at how the local Caribbean community is trying to connect and become more well known in Western New York, including through three upcoming events: Carifest, the Jamaican Independence Gala, and the Rochester Jerk Festival. Our guests:

Months after he was granted a new hearing because of new evidence, Adnan Syed, whose 2000 murder conviction was a key focus of the hit podcast Serial, has been granted a new trial, according to his attorneys.

Baltimore City Circuit Judge Martin Welch vacated Syed's conviction, saying in a memorandum that his attorney "fell below the standard of reasonable professional judgment" in handling his case.

Announcing the news Thursday, attorney Justin Brown tweeted in all-caps: "WE WON A NEW TRIAL FOR ADNAN SYED!!!"

Kodak has announced the development of a new e-commerce company.

The company is called eApeiron, and it was created with some of the assets of Eastman Kodak along with an investment from the Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba Group.

The new firm will be headquarters in Florida, but will also have operations at the Eastman Business Park.   Kodak spokesperson Louise Kehoe says this new venture will utilize Kodak technology to help companies track their products.

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Rochester Police say training starts in July and by August, officers will be using body worn cameras.

Lt. Michael Perkowski is helping coordinate the program.

"We will be wearing the camera and we will be recording during all arrests, detention, use of  force, or any type of pursuit situations," he said. "Part of the reasons that we're going to the program is for transparency and to create better  police community relations as well as give better evidence for prosecuting our cases."

A former Erie County Democratic Committee chairman and longtime local political operative faces nine counts in an indictment unsealed this morning in State Supreme Court. G. Steven Pigeon pled not guilty to all counts, which include bribery, rewarding official misconduct and a grand larceny charge.

  

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Sixty percent of New Yorkers responding to a new poll disagree with Governor Cuomo's statement that the just-completed legislative session in Albany is "probably the most successful in modern history."

The Siena College poll says voters give Cuomo a "C" and both the Senate and Assembly a "C-minus" for their efforts in the session. But a plurality of voters is still willing to send their representatives back to Albany next year.

Edgewater Resources

A proposal for major development at the Port of Rochester will need some major re-working.

Mayor Lovely Warren issued a statement on Friday morning saying that Edgewater Resources failed to meet a deadline to submit detailed project financing for their proposed development.

"My first and foremost responsibility is to protect the interests of our City’s residents and taxpayers," said Mayor Warren.

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