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Mayor Warren Opens the ROC City Skate Park

(Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020) – Mayor Lovely A. Warren, joined by state and local officials and a host of skatepark enthusiasts, officially opened the new ROC City Skatepark during a ribbon cutting ceremony today. The long-awaited and much-anticipated skatepark, located along the Genesee Riverway Trail under the Frederick Douglass-Susan B. Anthony Bridge, just south of the Erie Harbor Promenade, is part…

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City Provides No-Cost COVID-Testing and Flu Shots

(Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020) – Mayor Lovely Warren today announced that nearly a thousand people benefited from the no-cost COVID testing and flu shot clinics set up at select Rochester churches over the past two weeks. The initiative provided Rochester’s minority communities with additional opportunities to access to these services during the pandemic as the area prepares for the upcoming influenza…

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Mayor Warren Creates Crisis Intervention Teams

(Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020) – Mayor Warren announced that operation of the Family and Victims Services office has been transferred from the Rochester Police Department to the City’s Department of Recreation and Youth Services (DRYS), and a new Crisis Intervention Services Unit has been created that will better serve the needs of the community. Details regarding the new crisis intervention…

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MAYOR LOVELY A. WARREN URGES AMAZON TO RECONSIDER ROCHESTER REGION FOR HQ2

Mayor Lovely Warren released the following statement on Thursday regarding the interest of Amazon considering The Greater Rochester region for their eastern headquarters: “Today I am calling on Amazon’s leaders to strongly reconsider the Rochester Metro Corridor for the company’s eastern headquarters, also known as Amazon HQ2. Once, the I-35 corridor between San Antonio and Austin was empty. It was…

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Mayor announces overwhelming support for community schools model

More than 90 percent of Rochester citizens who participated in community input sessions on Rochester schools support a Community Schools model as well as the Mayor having a closer, more formal partnership with City schools, according to a report on the Community Input sessions released today. “It’s clear that our residents want Community Schools that provide wrap-around services including counseling,…

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Mayor, City Leaders Commit to “Let’s Get REAL”

  “We are thrilled to be in Rochester as part of their participation in the Cities for Racial Equity and Racial Healing Technical Assistance Initiative, which is generously supported by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation,” said Leon Andrews, director of the National League of Cities Race, Equity and Leadership program at Tuesday’s news conference–  kicking off a multi-year plan for strategic work…

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Governor and Lieutenant Governor Endorse Mayor Warren

Mayor Lovely A. Warren received the endorsement of Governor Andrew Cuomo and Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul today, adding to the list of high-ranking dignitaries who have backed her bid for reelection. “Rochester has seen unprecedented growth in recent years, and much of this can be credited to Mayor Lovely Warren’s leadership and vision,” Cuomo said. “Mayor Warren has been a…

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