The Greece Blue Knights Marching Band

I recently had the opportunity to join parents, families and friends for a performance by the Greece Blue Knights Marching Band. These students show tremendous dedication to perfecting their craft and should be celebrated for all their efforts. Congratulations and best of luck for a successful 2015 season!

August 25, 2015

Puerto Rican Festival Parade

On Saturday morning, I joined the Rochester Puerto Rican and Latino community for the annual Puerto Rican Festival Parade. Rochester is home to a large and proud Puerto Rican community and it showed by the great support and turnout for the parade. Thanks to Geena Cruz and all of the dedicated volunteers who make this a great event every year. 

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August 24, 2015

Monroe County Salute to Seniors

I had the pleasure of joining seniors from all over Monroe County at Ontario Beach Park for the annual Salute to Seniors picnic. This is a great day that gets seniors down to the beach for great music, food and good company. It was great to see so many old friends and familiar faces!

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August 21, 2015

News & Views with Senator Joe Robach

In the latest edition of News & Views, I talk about potential game-changers in economic development and job creation for the Rochester region. 

August 19, 2015

UR Medicine Breaks Ground on Imaging Center & Autism Clinic

I was honored to join the University of Rochester to break ground on its new Medicine Imaging Center and William and Mildred Levine Autism Clinic. This state-of-the-art facility will provide advanced diagnostics and treatment in a patient-friendly environment, and will also feature western New York's first stand-alone autism clinic. The William and Mildred Levine Autism Clinic will provide collaborative care for children and families on the autism spectrum, and will help them get the proper treatment and support they need.

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August 17, 2015

Summer of Opportunity Program at IBERO

I recently had the chance to talk to a group of Rochester youth participating in the Summer of Opportunity Program at IBERO American Action League. This is a great program that I have helped secure funding for since its inception, and helps Rochester teens earn an honest living during summer vacation. 

August 14, 2015

Charlotte Community Association Picnic

It was a perfect night at Ontario Beach Park for the annual Charlotte Community Association picnic. Having grown up in Charlotte, I always make sure to add the CCA picnic to my schedule. Thanks to all the volunteers and community members of CCA for all that they do for Charlotte!

August 13, 2015

Hamlin Fireman's Parade

We had a great night and another great turnout for the annual Hamlin Fireman's Parade over the weekend. This is always a fun parade, with so many children and families coming out to support the Hamlin Fire Department and their community! Fun times had by all!

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August 10, 2015

Town of Greece National Night Out Against Crime

Despite the weather, there was a nice turnout at the Town of Greece National Night Out Against Crime event at the Town Hall Campus. Great to see so many families come out to support local law enforcement and our community!

August 5, 2015

Senator Robach Announces 8th Annual Women's Wellness Fair

Senator Joe Robach pleased to announce that his 8th annual Women’s Wellness Fair is scheduled for Saturday, September 12, 2015 from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at the Mall at Greece Ridge Center. Please use Entrance #9, located between Marshalls and the Food Court entrance, when arriving.

The Women’s Wellness Fair will once again feature free blood pressure checks, chiropractic information, financial information, childcare information, fitness demonstrations and much more!

Participating Vendors Include:

August 4, 2015

Back to School Supplies Drive

With the new school year quickly approaching, I'd like to announce that I will once again be holding my Back to School Backpacks and Supplies Drive. From now until September 4, I will be collecting school supplies and backpacks to be donated to the Greece Ecumenical Clothes Closet. 

Please click the link below for more information. Thank you for your help on this project. 

August 3, 2015

Thurston Village Revitalization Project

I was pleased to join residents of the 19th Ward and officials from the City of Rochester to help mark the completion of the Thurston Village Revitalization Project. This project consisted of improving pedestrian signage and amenities with benches, crosswalks and improved store fronts. The residents of the Thurston Village and the 19th Ward will surely love it!

July 31, 2015

Hilton Fire Department Parade

Last night was a perfect night for the annual Hilton Fire Department Grand Parade. As usual, the parade route was full with Hilton-Parma families as we helped kickoff the Hilton Firemen's Carnival. Thanks to the Hilton Fire Department for their efforts planning the parade and carnival, and to all of the families who came out and made it an enjoyable evening!

Here are some more pictures from the Hilton Parade!

July 17, 2015

IBERO American Action League Safe Summer Picnic

It was a beautiful day for the 20th annual IBERO American Action League Safe Summer Picnic at Seneca Park. I am proud to have supported IBERO for a number of years, and was humbled to receive recognition for that support. I hope everyone had a great day at the Safe Summer Picnic, and thanks to IBERO for all that they do for the Rochester community!

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July 16, 2015

WDKX SummerFest 2015: Blues & BBQ

It was a great weekend for Rochester SummerFest 2015, hosted by 103.9 WDKX, it certainly exceeded our expectations. I was pleased to partner with WDKX to present Friday night's line-up, Blues & BBQ, featuring Jimmie Highsmith, Chris Beard, Joe Beard, Lenny Williams, Pokey Bear and Clarence Carter. It was a great crowd with a lot of great performances, I was happy to be a part of the entire weekend. 

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July 13, 2015

RIT Announces MAGIC Center

It was an exciting day yesterday as RIT announced plans for its multimillion dollar MAGIC Center. The MAGIC Center will be home to RITs media and game design facility, a rapidly growing industry in New York and nationwide. This facility will increase RIT's ability to offer this development program to more students, and will help move New York to the top of the digital and game industry. 

July 10, 2015

Senator Robach Secures $6 Million in State Funding for the City of Rochester

I was proud to lead the efforts to secure $6 million in State funding for the City of Rochester, working with my partner in the Senate, Senator Rich Funke. This funding was announced at yesterday's Finger Lakes Regional Economic Development Council meeting, and will help strengthen our city's neighborhoods, create quality housing options and stabilize its tax base.

July 10, 2015

Summer Programs Begin at NEAD Freedom School

I was excited to help welcome students, parents and staff to the start of summer school at the NEAD Freedom School in the City of Rochester. In its 11th year, Freedom School is a great place that makes learning fun and interactive, and provides the students with a welcoming environment to continue their learning throughout the summer. Many thanks to George Moses, Wallace Smith and all the dedicated people at Freedom School for all that they do for youth in our community!

July 6, 2015

Senator Robach's FREE Electronics Recycling Event

Senator Joe Robach is pleased to announce that he is once again sponsoring a FREE electronics recycling event. In conjunction with Time Warner Cable, Town of Gates and Sunnking Electronics, this recycling event is completely free and open to the public. 

When: Sunday, July 19, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Where: Gates Town Hall

1605 Buffalo Road

 Rochester, NY 14624

July 1, 2015

Summer Reading Kickoff at the Parma Public Library

I was excited to help kickoff the summer reading program at the Parma Public Library earlier this week. This is a great program that encourages kids to continue reading during summer vacation and helps them improve their literacy for the classroom. 

June 30, 2015