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Help Save Adult Education in Rochester.

We are trying to turn our schools around by making them community schools which provide wrap-around services for students and families.  In many cases that means providing work skills to parents or older siblings who dropped out of school…


Added by John Boutet on July 20, 2016 at 1:47am — No Comments

Your help is URGENTLY needed for our students -- THURSDAY DEADLINE

Time is running out to get the funding for school renovations, including that for School 16.    This renovation schedule all depends on the extended MCA getting passed now

Thursday June 16 is the last day in this 2016 legislative session.

The Senate version…


Added by John Boutet on June 15, 2016 at 1:27am — 3 Comments

City Budget – our opportunity for input

Unfortunately, most of us missed the community forum last night regarding budget priorities.  Please take a few minutes to take the online survey.  As Mayor Warren and her budget committee try to close a $41 million gap in the budget, it is important that they hear from us regarding our priorities.  Open this link,  which will take you to the City of Rochester budget information page,…


Added by John Boutet on April 22, 2016 at 3:39pm — No Comments

6 TED Talks on the power of the individual voice

I just watched these 6 TED Talks Eileen Graham and Tamara Leigh posted.  They are well worth watching.

Added by John Boutet on March 13, 2016 at 1:51am — No Comments

"Youth As Resources" - Check out YAR Grants

Youth as Resources (YAR) is a community-based youth philanthropy and youth voice program.

It is funded by the Rochester-Monroe County Youth Bureau and the Rochester Area Community Foundation. The YAR Board provides…


Added by John Boutet on March 1, 2016 at 3:06pm — No Comments

Counterfeit scammers are on the prowl !

Be on guard for large counterfeit bills being passed.  Just received this warning from a friend:

Southwest quadrant faith communities are noted for their welcomeness, generosity and outreach to persons in real need. This open-hearted attitude makes members vulnerable to persons who exploit kindness for personal gain. Please avoid being scammed by persons seeking change for an undisclosed amount of money for seemingly legitimate needs. The…


Added by John Boutet on January 8, 2016 at 10:22pm — No Comments

City Seeks Community Input on Federal Funding Strategy

City of Rochester

News Release

City Seeks Community Input on Federal Funding Strategy

(Wednesday, January 7, 2015) - Administrators with the Department of

Neighborhood and Business Development will host four community meetings in January to engage the general public and private stakeholders in the development of…


Added by John Boutet on January 11, 2015 at 11:07pm — No Comments

How can you help your neighborhood become a Greenlight District?

Currently we can have DSL with a possible download speed of 6 Mbps or cable which claims 15 to 20 Mbps depending on which of the more popular plans you have and how much traffic there is on the cable.  Upload speeds are usually much slower for both types of service.

Greenlight is a new fiber-optic service which is slowly growing in the area.  Their basic service is for a 100 Mbps download speed currently priced at $50.  They also offer a 1,000 Mbps service for $250 per month.  Time…


Added by John Boutet on December 20, 2014 at 3:30am — No Comments

National Night Out Against Crime 2014

This was the 20th year southwest Rochester has participated in National Night Out.  

A Shutterfly album of this year's event has been posted at:  140815 National Night Out 2014…


Added by John Boutet on August 31, 2014 at 2:00pm — No Comments


The Coalition to Prevent Lead Poisoning (CPLP) and the Rochester Healthy Homes Partnership are pleased to announce the publication of the newly revised “Healthy Homes, Healthy Families: A Guide to Protecting your Family’s Health By Making Your Home A Safer Environment.” The full-color 32-page booklet includes practical tips for reducing environmental…


Added by John Boutet on June 6, 2014 at 12:36am — No Comments

Calendar Links

Note the "Local Calendars..." Box under the Events Box. 

19WCA Calendar,  Dan's May 25th…


Added by John Boutet on May 30, 2014 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Wilson Student Missing - - UPDATE Tuesday, 9 p.m.: A police spokesperson said the missing teen has been located

<- Missing Person - UPDATE Tuesday, 9 p.m.: A police spokesperson said the missing teen  Amber Goolsby has been located    …


Added by John Boutet on May 6, 2014 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Palm Sunday Breakfast - Speaker: Mayor Lovely Warren

Palm Sunday Breakfast
Sunday, April 13…

Added by John Boutet on February 28, 2014 at 2:30pm — No Comments

As of Tuesday Jan 7, three temporary emergency shelters have been CANCELLED

Latest news is the Emergency overnight shelters have been cancelled.  The 7 Community Centers  should be open 10 A.M. to 5 P.M.

The following City recreation and community centers will be open for regular programming from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.:

* Avenue D Community Center: 200 Avenue D

* Carter Street Community Center: 500 Carter St.

* Edgerton Community Center: 41 Backus St.

* Flint Street…


Added by John Boutet on January 7, 2014 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Winning public safety projects announced


(Friday, Dec. 27, 2013) - Mayor Thomas S. Richards today announced the results of the public vote for the "Voice of the Citizen" Budgeting for Public Safety initiative. The two-week voting period ended on Monday, Dec. 16 with a total of 840 votes cast.

The Southwest quadrant winner was the Jobs for Life career and community education program which will provide job referrals and mentors for 30 adults and tutoring for 60 youth in…


Added by John Boutet on January 2, 2014 at 12:38am — 2 Comments

Douglas student Alesha Hicks is missing.

Alesha Hicks she is 15 years old and is about 5'4" and 110 lbs.  If you know her whereabouts please call…


Added by John Boutet on November 24, 2013 at 2:00am — No Comments

Foodlink's Curbside Market truck is coming at the YMCA on Thurston Monday mornings, 10:30-11:15am

Just heard from Cheryl Bertou:  Foodlink's Curbside Market truck will be selling fresh produce at the YMCA on Thurston Monday mornings, 10:30-11:15am, July through September!

The Curbside Market is an 18 foot truck filled with fresh fruits and vegetables at…


Added by John Boutet on June 7, 2013 at 3:38pm — No Comments

School 16 Survey

As you may know, School 16 on Post Avenue was closed last summer for renovation, with parents and staff told that the school would be temporarily relocated to the Freddie Thomas Building in Northeast Rochester. 

Since that time, School…

Added by John Boutet on January 3, 2013 at 4:00pm — No Comments

SW Merchants

Information Links

These links plus others can also be found under the Links tab.


19th Ward Community Association
Rochester City Living



To report animal cruelty, call 911 or  THE ANIMAL CRUELTY HOTLINE: (585) 223-6500

City of Rochester Low-income Spay/Neuter for pet Dogs and Cats

Rochester Community Animal Clinic - low-income spay/neuter for pet dogs and cats, and feral cats

PAWS, Inc.Providing Animal Welfare Services

City of Rochester Adopt a Dog or Cat

Lollypop Farm, The Humane Society of Rochester and Monroe County 



City of Rochester Property Information

Rochester City Living

Trulia Listed Homes For Sale

UR Home Ownership Program

Zillow listed homes for sale


Arnett Public Library

Brooks Landing

City of Rochester 

John Lightfoot, Monroe County Legislator,District 25

Loretta Scott, City Council President, At Large

LaShay D. Harris, South District

Genesee Valley Park

Metro Justice

RGRTA Bus Information

Minority Reporter

SouthWest Tribune

Rochester Green Living


Sector 4 Comm. Developmant Corp

Savor Life Radio Show

Teen Empowerment

WDKX Urban contemporary 103.9 FM

WRUR 88.5 UR and WXXI partnership  88.5 FM

Southwest Family YMCA

UR Gov. & Community Relations


Rochester Prep Charter School

U.S. Dept. of Education



St. Monica Church


El Latino Restaurant
D and L Groceries
Hand Crafted Wrought Iron
Jim Dalberth Sports
Menezes Pizza
TOPS Friendly Markets
Staybridge Suites


Coalition to Prevent Lead Poisoning (CPLP)

Dealing with Lead
Drug Activity
Healthy Blocks
HEAP NY Home Heating Assistant
Home Safety Tips    LifeTimesAdultDay Health Care
NeighborWorks Rochester
Parking / Abandoned Vehicles
2-1-1 Social Services
ACT Rochester


Genesee Co-op FCU

3/50 Project

South Wedge Ning

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