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11:17 am
Thu April 17, 2014

Mayor Warren Hospitalized With The Flu

Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren had to be hospitalized Wednesday night due to symptoms related to the flu. That according to a statement released by City Hall on Thursday morning.

A spokesperson says she was taken to Strong Hospital by ambulance, but is doing ok now. The 36 year old Warren is expected to be released from the hospital on Thursday and then spend the Easter Weekend with her family. 

Spokesperson Chris Christopher says she would not be surprised to see Warren back in the office early next week.

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Health
10:16 am
Thu April 17, 2014

Off-Season For Football Players May Not Be Long Enough To Recover From Head Injuries

Credit urmc.rochester.edu

A new study that involves a local researcher says that the typical off-season for a football player may not be long enough for the player's brain to heal from head injuries.

The lead author of the study is Dr. Jeffrey Bazarian, associate professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry.  Bazarian investigated the brains of 10 U of R football players before the start of the 2011 season, at the conclusion of the season, and after six months of no-contact rest.

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Government
7:50 am
Thu April 17, 2014

Historic Eastman Dental Dispensary Funded to Be Repurposed as Affordable Housing

More than 3 and a half million dollars will go to repurpose the historic Eastman Dental Dispensary for affordable housing in Rochester.

The money comes from more than $95 million in tax credits and low-interest loans from the state for more than 2 thousand units.

In a statement, Governor Andrew Cuomo calls the New York State Homes and Community Renewal funding a public-private partnership that will leverage more than 435 million dollars in grants, loans, and private resources.

The Monroe County project is one of 37 across the state.

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Government
5:47 am
Thu April 17, 2014

Longtime NY Politician Basil Paterson Has Died

Credit Newsday/AP

There's word this morning that Basil Paterson, the father of former Governor David Paterson has died.  Newsday says he died Wednesday night at the age of 87.

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Connections
9:55 pm
Wed April 16, 2014

Coming up on Connections: Thursday, April 17th

12 noon: The lessons of convicted sex offender (and former NY Yankee) Chad Curtis

1pm: Climate change: Can we realistically reverse the trends?

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Economy
5:57 pm
Wed April 16, 2014

Rochester Officials Choose High-Rise Option For Charlotte Development

Edgewater illustration of proposed Charlotte development.
Credit Edgewater Resources

Despite objections from some people living in the Charlotte area, Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren's administration is moving forward with a proposal for a $77 million high rise development in that neighborhood.

City Hall officials are pursuing the plans laid out by Edgewater Resources, instead of a plan proposed by CEA International and Morgan Management. The Edgewater proposal would involve a hotel and conference center, about 120 condos, 50 townhouses and other amenities. The other plan would have been for a smaller, four story building.

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Economy
3:52 pm
Wed April 16, 2014

New Genesee Brewery CEO Looks For Growth

Credit Randy Gorbman / WXXI News

The new leader of the Genesee Brewery started his job this week and Kris Sirchio is looking to build on the relationship his company already has with the Rochester community.

Sirchio was named CEO of North American Breweries, the company that has owned the Genesee Brewery for the last five years, and he looks to build on the growth that has already occurred in recent years.

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Government
2:26 pm
Wed April 16, 2014

Making a Fatherhood Connection

Graduation ceremony for the Fatherhood Connection program
Credit Alex Crichton / WXXI

Eleven more men have graduated from Monroe County's Fatherhood Connection program at the Open Door Mission.

Monroe County's Fatherhood Initiative Coordinator, Reggie Cox, is a father of ten children and runs the program.

He says around the country, 24-million children wake up each day in a fatherless home.

He says the program teaches men about the important role they play in their children's lives, and help them with personal development and parenting skills.

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Health
2:16 pm
Wed April 16, 2014

Looking For "Bold Moves" To Help People With Disabilities

A number of local organizations are trying to change the way that people with intellectual and physical disabilities are perceived. Officials with these groups realize there are some longstanding assumptions that have to be challenged.

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Government
1:36 pm
Wed April 16, 2014

A State Judge Upholds New York's Gun Law

Credit www.thinkprogress.org

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP)  A trial-level judge in Albany has ruled that New York's new gun law does not violate the Second Amendment. 

The decision announced Wednesday from state Supreme Court Justice Thomas McNamara also rejected legal claims that the gun law was improperly pushed through the legislature by Gov. Andrew Cuomo. 

Cuomo issued a ``message of necessity'' that allowed lawmakers to vote on the measure without the usual waiting period for the consideration of bills. The law bans high-capacity magazines and many semi-automatic firearms. 

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