A cooperative model

ROC2025 is a new partnership between Rochester Downtown Development Corp., Greater Rochester Enterprise and the Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce. It is designed to put private money to work to attract and retain businesses.

Taking a stand for peace and a safe neighborhood

On May 30, children of Cameron Community Ministries’ after school program will march for peace in the Lyell/Otis neighborhood. Jennifer Muniga, executive director of Cameron Community Ministries, says it is a powerful experience.

RCSD reform plan, Bob Morgan fallout and Abby Wambach

From hopes of reform in the Rochester School District to Abby Wambach’s election in the National Soccer Hall of Fame, the last week had its share of breaking news. In a new section called Notable News, Beacon publisher Alex Zapesochny discusses the significance of these stories.

RCSD takeover? Tell us what you think

Reports suggest that the New York State Board of Regents and Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren support a state takeover of the Rochester City School District. The May 13 Beacon education forum discussed specific proposals that could be solutions to the district’s woes. What do you think of these ideas? Participate in a survey.

Two approaches to RCSD change

The panels at the Rochester Beacon’s May 13 forum explored both districtwide intervention and school-by-school initiatives. Videos of their detailed discussions are now online.

Drafting a vision of Rochester’s future

The city’s proposed comprehensive plan aims for increased economic development, infrastructure improvements, and greater economic and social equality. Its predecessor also had lofty goals; only some were achieved.