August 2009 Blog Posts (19)

UR Students Volunteer on “Wilson Day” in the 19th Ward

Today was "Wilson Day" at the U of R. 13WHAM did a story that featured students that volunteered in the 19th Ward. Read Story Great to be mentioned for something other than crime!

More about Wilson Day from the UR Website.

Added by Shawn on August 31, 2009 at 8:30pm — 1 Comment

Health Care on the Back of a Napkin Series

This is a very interesting way to understand the Health Care debate (or insurance reform)


Added by Shawn on August 28, 2009 at 9:10pm — No Comments

Business Week Ranks Rochester 3rd Cheaper Homeownership Market

With an annual cost of $9,523 to own, vs the annual cost of $8,448 to rent. It is almost cheaper to buy then rent in Rochester.

Story from Business Week

Added by Shawn on August 28, 2009 at 8:43pm — No Comments

And Now For Somethng Fun!

Every year the City Newspaper holds it's "Best of Rochester" contest. Residents are asked to submit suggestions as to what they think are Rochesters best assets in at least 40 catagories. From restaurants, shops, and services.

You can voting for the primary ballot now through Friday, October 2, but only online. CLICK HERE and then… Continue

Added by Shawn on August 28, 2009 at 12:04pm — No Comments

Crash and Grab on Chili Ave

From YNN, I just read that someone stole a truck and crashed it into a convenience store on Plymouth Ave early this morning. Then later crashed it into a Store on Chili Ave and stole some items. Later they abandoned the truck on Magnolia St.

Some pretty violent and bold moves I would say. Does it mean that they feel like they know they can get away with such acts in our neighborhoods?…


Added by Shawn on August 28, 2009 at 7:30am — 1 Comment

Fire at Plymouth Avenue Apartment High Rise

Fire deptment battle fire at Plymouth Garden Apartments on South Plymounth Ave, near Brooks Landing. No injuries were reported.

Story from WHAM13

Story from D&C

S. Plymouth Ave. fire… Continue

Added by Shawn on August 27, 2009 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Man Shot in Robbery Attempt on Chili Ave

Man was shot around 1:30 am after three men approached him demanding money.

Story at YNN

Story on 13WHAM…


Added by Shawn on August 27, 2009 at 8:00am — 1 Comment

Community Meeting to Discuss Public Safety on Thurston This Wednesday!

Members of the 19th Ward community are invited to a special meeting to discuss open-air drug markets and public safety issues on Thurston Road this Wednesday, August 26th at 7PM at the Rochester Presbyterian Home at 256 Thurston Road. The meeting has been called by Rochester South District Councilmember Adam McFadden, the Chair of City Council's Public Safety Committee. Please come to discuss issues ranging from open-air drug markets and drug houses in the area to reducing the risk of… Continue

Added by Shawn on August 24, 2009 at 9:17pm — No Comments

Obama On Health Care Reform

I know that this is not directly related to the 19th Ward. But I feel strongly about the health care debate, and that reform is greatly needed. I do not have health insurance, and can not afford it. So to those who think the system does not need to be fixed. I beg to differ. We need to stop trying to scare each other for political purposes, and do what is right for the nation as a whole. Let have a true debate, that we can be proud of. Debate, compromise and… Continue

Added by Shawn on August 23, 2009 at 9:00pm — 5 Comments

Classes start September 2nd For Rochester City School District Students

A reminder to parents of children in the Rochester City School District: Classes resume before the Labor Day holiday this year.

The first day back for students is Wednesday, September 2.

Start times for the district's elementary schools will be staggered this year. Tier one will begin at 7:50 a.m. and end at 2:10 p.m. with a Wednesday early dismissal of 1:25 p.m.

Tier two will start later at 9:15 a.m. and end at 3:35 p.m. with a Wednesday early dismissal of 2:50… Continue

Added by Shawn on August 22, 2009 at 8:00pm — 2 Comments

U of R Freshman Move In Day Monday 8/24

WHO: The University of Rochester's incoming freshmen class along with their parents move carloads of belongings into their new homes at the Eastman School of Music and on the River Campus on Monday and Tuesday.

TIME, DATE, PLACE: 8 a.m. to noon Monday, Aug. 24 at the Eastman School (100 Gibbs Street) and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 25, at Susan B. Anthony Residence Hall (off of Library Road) on the River Campus, followed by the College Celebration at 5 p.m.

WHAT:… Continue

Added by Shawn on August 21, 2009 at 8:19pm — 3 Comments

looking for Photos for the Location19 Header

Hi All,

I wanted to let you know, that if you have any photos that you think would look good on the top of Location19, please feel free to drop them in an email to me. I will look through them, and choose the ones that will work the best for the area I have to fit them into. I tend to shy away from photos of people, unless you have a models release, or unless you can not immediately identify who they are. They only other thing I… Continue

Added by Shawn on August 18, 2009 at 8:50am — No Comments

You can now get to location19 by typing in (the ".com" was taken). The original Ning address ( is still valid, and you should not see any problems with using either web address.

I felt it was time for Location19 to finally grow up and have it's own domain name. If you do experience any problems, please feel free to drop me an email.


Added by Shawn on August 12, 2009 at 10:02am — No Comments

August 2009 Genesee Street News

I have uploaded a copy of the August Genesee Street news. It is in PDF format.

Added by Shawn on August 11, 2009 at 2:21pm — No Comments

Suspicious Incident on Marlborough, Sunday 8/9 Approx 6:30PM‏

This is a repost from Sheri:

Last night at approximately 6:30pm a silver Impala pulled over in front of our house. There were several people in the car including a female in the passenger seat. A young male exited the rear driver side door and the vehicle drove off. The young male (black, thin to average weight, grey sweatshirt, dark colored ball cap) started walking east on Marlborough then he turned and quickly (almost running) went into Kathy's backyard and jumped over her fence… Continue

Added by Shawn on August 10, 2009 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Car hit our neighbors house. Penhurst Street

Sheri just shared this information with me. Anthony and I were at the Little last night when this happened. There was a police car at the neighbors house when we got home. Because someone last week ran down the street light in fron of our house, it was too dark to tell that something had happened! Watch out for crazy drivers on Penhurst!



Added by Shawn on August 10, 2009 at 2:00pm — 3 Comments

Renaissance Square.....

I've been following the recent Renaissance Square project/debate and would be interested in hearing more about how our elected City Officials viewed this project. I've seen Dana Miller's comments on TV and in the newspaper but haven't seen anything from any other city council members. Does anyone have additional information on how various council members viewed this project, how they voted, etc??

Added by Margy Meath on August 5, 2009 at 9:06am — 1 Comment

Attempted Break In

Reposted from 19th Ward Yahoo Group:

Hello all.

Just for your information: When I got home from National Night Out at about 9:00, I noticed a kitchen window wide open and a basement "window" that is actually a piece of thick wood with a round hole through which a dryer hose and vent are fitted kicked in. (A window used to be there.) The kitchen window is directly above the basement dryer vent. A window well sits there.

The two officers who responded--quickly for… Continue

Added by Shawn on August 5, 2009 at 7:59am — No Comments

Robbery at 80 Enterprise

I had a door bell ring from the police last night at 4 AM, as the new neighbors across the street had been robbed. I was still on my computer. I had not seen anything, but when I went out, the street was full of police. They said there was a robbery as the people walked from their car in the driveway to the front door. The robbers came from Thurston Rd.

Added by Mark Sweetland on August 1, 2009 at 11:16pm — 2 Comments

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