Health systems gird for challenges as mandate looms

UR Medicine and Rochester Regional Health are preparing for possible staff shortages as the deadline for vaccinating health care workers nears. These workers are expected to be immunized with at least one vaccine dose against COVID-19 by Sept. 27.

A COVID game changer?

The Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine appears to be safe and effective for children aged 5 to 11, a key group of unvaccinated Americans. Emergency use approval is expected, but will parents embrace the chance to get shots for their children?

How COVID forced filmmakers to be more creative

When the pandemic struck, and now with the Delta variant spreading rapidly, local directors and producers focused on not merely surviving but also figuring out how to thrive.

A bigger RNA role for Rochester

GreenLight Biosciences’ $16.6 million manufacturing plant at Eastman Business Park will provide the agriculture industry with targeted biocontrols that attack destructive pests.

Hula-ers of hoop

This year’s Fringe Festival opener of “Cirque de Fringe: Afterparty” had all jaws in attendance dropping.

The scourge of illegal guns

The U.S. is awash in guns, and a number of them end up on the street as crime weapons. In Rochester, law enforcement and nonprofits are grappling with the problem.

How will Malik Evans lead Rochester?

After his landslide Democratic primary win, Malik Evans has a clear path to becoming Rochester’s next mayor. In an Oct. 12 online event with the Rochester Beacon, Evans will discuss his priorities and vision for the city.