News Room News releases from the City are listed here in chronological order, starting with the most recent release. Releases can be searched by topic or date. Releases reflect current events at the time they were published. Some information may have changed. Results RSS Feed December 9, 2016 News Release - Reliant Community Credit Union Collects, Donates More Than 1,000 Books and Bears for Rochester Children (Friday, Dec. 9, 2016) – Reliant Community Credit Union completed its November campaign to collect items for Mayor Lovely A. Warren’s Books and Bears program, resulting in the donation of more than 1,000 new books and stuffed animals to the program. Categories: Volunteer and Giving Opportunities December 7, 2016 News Release - Neighborhood and Business Development Offices to Close Early for Staff Training All Neighborhood and Business Development Offices will close at noon on Friday, Dec. 9 for staff training and will resume regular hours of operation on Monday, Dec. 12. News Release - Public Meeting Cancellation for Dec. 13, 2016 (Wednesday, December 7, 2016) - The following public meeting is cancelled: Categories: Boards & Commissions December 6, 2016 News Release - Mayor Warren Unveils Adopt-A-Hydrant with 2016-17 Snow Removal Plan (Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016) – Mayor Lovely A. Warren announced today that the City has launched “Adopt-A-Hydrant,” a new tool to empower citizens play an active role in snow removal and clearing operations in their neighborhood or near their business. Categories: Streets, Sidewalks and Infrastructure News Release - Rochester Selected to Participate in the “Cities Supporting the Early Childhood Workforce” Initiative Mayor Lovely A. Warren has announced that Rochester has been selected by the National League of Cities (NLC) to participate in the “Cities Supporting the Early Childhood Workforce” technical assistance initiative. With funding from the Foundation for Child Development, the NLC, through its Institute for Youth, Education, and Families (YEF Institute) will provide Rochester’s early education stakeholders with one-on-one technical assistance, site visits, peer learning opportunities and other assistance. December 2, 2016 News Release - Public Meetings for week of Dec. 12-16, 2016 (Friday, December 2, 2016) - The following public meetings are scheduled for the week of December 12 through December 16, 2016. Categories: Boards & Commissions December 1, 2016 News Release - Mayor Warren Pulls Plug on Red Light Camera Program (Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016) – Mayor Lovely A. Warren today submitted legislation to City Council that would terminate the City’s Red Light Camera Traffic Safety Program. Categories: Crime Prevention November 30, 2016 City of Rochester News Release - Mayor Warren Announces “Light up the Holidays” and City’s Schedule of Festive Holiday Events Mayor Lovely A. Warren today announced a host of fun-filled family activities and events to celebrate the holiday season beginning with “Light up the Holidays,” an evening of fun that includes the lighting of the Liberty Pole Downtown, a holiday parade, ice skating and fireworks. November 29, 2016 News Release - City Launches Vanpool Pilot Project (Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016) – Mayor Lovely A. Warren today announced the launch of the Rochester Vanpool Pilot Project, a new transportation initiative that will help connect Rochester residents to jobs in the region. The City has contracted vRide, Inc., the nation’s largest van pool vendor, to provide a turn-key van pool program in Rochester. The City is partnered with the Regional Transit Service (RTS) and, during this pilot phase, will test the new service with a local job-placement agency, Career Start. Categories: Jobs November 23, 2016 News Release - Public Meeting for Dec. 7, 2016 (Wednesday, November 23, 2016) - The following public meeting is scheduled for December 7, 2016. Categories: Boards & Commissions A Thanksgiving Message from Mayor Lovely A. Warren: Nov. 24, 2016 Our nation’s first Thanksgiving celebrated the cooperation of the Pilgrims and the Native Americans who helped the Pilgrims learn how to succeed in a new home. Today, more than ever, that spirit of unity still defines America’s values. It remains a cause for celebration and a reason to give thanks. Categories: Things To Do November 21, 2016 City of Rochester News Release - The City of Rochester and RochesterWorks! Seek Community Partners to Deliver Summer Work Experiences for Youth The City of Rochester’s Summer of Opportunity Program (SOOP) and the RochesterWorks! Youth Summer Employment Program is seeking community partners to offer structured, project-based, paid work experiences for youth ages 14 to 20 during the summer of 2017. News Release - No-Fee Pet Adoption Event at Animal Services Center Black Friday Weekend Rochester Animal Services will host a four-day, no-fee pet adoption event, supported by Zappos and Best Friends Animal Society from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m, Friday, Nov. 25 to Monday, Nov. 28 at the Rochester Animal Services Center, 184 Verona St. Categories: Pets and Animals November 18, 2016 News Release - City Offices to Close for Thanksgiving Rochester City Hall, Neighborhood Service Centers, administrative offices and all R-Centers will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 24, and Friday, Nov. 25 in observance of Thanksgiving. November 17, 2016 News Release - Public Meetings for Nov. 28 and Nov. 30, 2016 (Thursday, November 17, 2016) - The following public meetings are scheduled for November 28 and November 30, 2016. 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