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Timing is everything. The announcement of an actual bricks, windows and door home for the Rochester Music Hall of Fame would have been the big surprise at any of the first six concerts honoring that year’s inductees.

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A performing arts center and residential complex that has been proposed for a key piece of land in downtown Rochester continues to generate a lot of discussion.

People from a number of groups gathered at the Parcel 5 site off Main Street on Sunday to make sure their voices are heard.

They gathered on Earth Day, and that was appropriate since a number of environmental activists are also part of a group called the Our Land Roc Coalition.

The City of Rochester is in the process of trying to make changes to the Nuisance Abatement laws that are now on the books. The law assesses points for various kinds of code violations, so that the city can take action regarding properties that are causing problems.

Rochester originally enacted a Nuisance Abatement law in 1985 and has made various changes since that time.  Mayor Lovely Warren is asking City Council to take steps to make changes that Commissioner of Neighborhood and Business Development, Baye Muhammad says will make things more consistent.

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Funeral services for Congresswoman Louise Slaughter are being held Friday at Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre and a number of notable political officials will be in attendance.

Among the most recent names mentioned, Former President Bill Clinton. It was previously announced that his wife, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton would be among those delivering a eulogy, along with civil rights icon and Congressman John Lewis and House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi.

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The City of Rochester and the owners of the Rochester Rhinos soccer team say they've reached a lease agreement.

David and Wendy Dworkin say while the efforts the past two months diverted a significant amount of time from their primary goal of using a one-year hiatus to solidify a foundation for sustained success, they can now shift their focus back to keeping professional soccer in the region, as well as providing a wide array of events at Capelli Sport Stadium this season.  

What looked like possible progress in the lease negotiations involving the City of Rochester and the owners of the Rochester Rhinos apparently fell short.

David and Wendy Dworkin, who own the local soccer team, released this statement on Monday:

Eastman Kodak is reporting earnings for the 4th quarter and all of 2017.

The company is reporting profits of $129 million for the quarter and $94 million for the year overall. But as George Conboy of Brighton Securities points out, that profit is mainly due to the fact the company had a one-time tax benefit of $101 million.

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The Little Theatre in downtown Rochester kicked off a major fundraising campaign Thursday evening. The goal for the six-month long “Little Big Picture Campaign” is one million dollars to match the money given to the venue this year from the state’s Regional Economic Development Council.

In a pair of news conferences late Tuesday afternoon, officials from both the City of Rochester and the Rochester City School District admitted that mistakes were made in the events that led up to the death of 14 year old Trevyan Rowe. 

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Hundreds of people attended a candlelight vigil at the Blue Cross Arena at the War Memorial in Rochester on Monday night to honor the life of Trevyan Rowe, the 14-year-old boy whose body was recovered from the Genesee River on Sunday.

Trevyan had autism, and when he got off a school bus on Thursday morning to go to School 12 on South Avenue, he apparently never went into the school, and wandered away.

More than a thousand people, including many volunteers, were looking for him right up until his body was found in the river near the Douglass Anthony Bridge.

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