Recent Stories

UR retains spot as region’s top employer

With roughly 32,000 workers, the University of Rochester employs more people in the state than Walmart, McDonald’s and Home Depot, a new report from the Center for Governmental Research says. It is the seventh-largest employer in New York.

Remembering 9/11 after 20 years

On Sept. 11, 2001, the world as most Americans knew it changed forever. Rochester Beacon readers recall that day and reflect on its impact.

Long time coming

After three decades, rocker Joff Wilson is ready to roll out his first record.

Long time coming

After three decades, rocker Joff Wilson is ready to roll out his first record.

A badge of volunteer service

Members of the Greece Special Police Department, a unit of New York State certified peace officers, give back to the community by providing additional law enforcement manpower.

It’s time to fix RCSD’s structural racism

For decades, the city schools have left a very large proportion of its mostly Black and Latinx students undereducated and ill-prepared to rise into the middle class and take their place as fully productive citizens.

Rev. Lewis Stewart still hears the call

The president of the United Christian Leadership Ministry is guided by a sense of justice grounded in spirituality. At 75, he is “still fighting for justice, still fighting for liberation, still believing that God is with me.”

Hope for Haiti amid disaster

Rochesterians Pepin Accilien, a native of Haiti, and Ed Hourihan, a board member of the Haitian Health Foundation, believe the Caribbean island nation can overcome its recent travails and troubled past.