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Need a Job?  They're Out There  (Read On)

It's not too late to apply for a job at inner city Rochester's newest full service grocery: Hart's, on Winthrop St.
Need a Job? They're Out There (Read On)
Thursday, May 29, 2014  Rochester, NY -  We hear it all the time:  "Rochester's a great place to live, but there aren't any jobs out there!"  Not true, or so says the data.  If you are out of work, you may want to click inside. Read More ...
Christopher J. Wilmot - 1 opinion posted

Rochester's Future
Rochester's Future

Monday, May 26, 2014  A thought recently occurred to me that I cannot resolve: is Rochester on its way back after a long decline or are we witnessing the last gasps of a dying city? The objective evidence is mixed; the subjective assessments are all over the place. Any care to place a bet?

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Aaron E. Wicks - 1 opinion posted

Why I Now Loathe Writing About Local Politics

Overly sanctimonious Bill Johnson, with his OTB funded fellow anti-casino cohorts: While certainly 'some' anti-Henerietta casino types were sincere, the group's shameless acceptance of lobbying money from Off-Track-Betting taints their message, forever.
Why I Now Loathe Writing About Local Politics
Tuesday, May 20, 2014  Rochester, NY -  From Bill Johnson's shameless advocacy for OTB against gambling competitors in Henrietta, to local Republican opposition to logical governmental mergers and consolidatoins, Greater Rochester likely contains some of the most shortsighted, unimaginative, and frankly, boring elected officials this side of the Mississippi. Read More ...
Christopher J. Wilmot - 1 opinion posted

Richards Irredentists Resurgent?

She's baaaaaaaaaaaaack!!!! (Maybe)
Richards Irredentists Resurgent?

Wednesday, May 7, 2014  Well, it was inevitable: the ghost of Duffy-Richards may be rising from the grave – just a few days after Easter, nonetheless. Could Democrats (predictably) be on the verge of another internecine battle over the party? The rumored next battleground? The Northwest District City Council seat.

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Aaron E. Wicks

In the Words of WHEC TV-10:  "Who Killed East High School?"  We All Did.

East High School: Death be not proud (photo: D&C).
In the Words of WHEC TV-10: "Who Killed East High School?" We All Did.
Monday, May 5, 2014  Rochester, NY -  WHEC TV-10's Berkeley Brean recently commenced a very interesting investigative news piece about the academic demise of the RCSD's East High School.  Brean asks viewers, "Who killed East High?"  He mentions possible culprits:  RCSD Superintendent Bolgan Vargas; East High School's principal Mr. Anibal Solar; East High teachers, their students, and parents.  Truth is, all 750,000 residents of Monroe County killed East High, through caustic indifference, ethnic and racial tribalism, and a general unwillingness to integrate Monroe County's public schools. Read More ...
Christopher J. Wilmot