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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
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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!

Click here for more pictures from the IBERO picnic.

July 16, 2015
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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. 

Click here for more photos from this great show.

July 13, 2015
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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VisualDx Opens New Headquarters in Downtown Rochester

I was pleased to help Dr. Art Papier and VisualDx open its new headquarters in Downtown Rochester. Founded in 1999 by Dr. Papier, VisualDx is a team of physicians, educators, artists and computer scientists who have developed a web-based clinical decision support system to enhance diagnostic accucracy and improve patient safety. This new facility will allow VisualDx to continue to grow and expand in the Rochester region.

June 29, 2015
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Senator Joe Robach to Present Liberty Medals to Seven Town of Brighton First Responders

Firefighters and Police Officers Rescued Residents Trapped Inside Burning Home 

June 25, 2015
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Robach Sponsored Legislation to Limit Parole Eligibility for Violent Felons Approved in State Senate

Earlier this week, the State Senate passed legislation that I sponsored that would require violent felons to complete 80% of their sentence to be considered for early release. Too often these criminals are released to the public too soon and go on to commit additional violent crimes. This legislation will ensure the safety of our neighborhoods and make certain that these felons are completing their rehabilitation in a secure setting. Click the link below to hear my comments on the passage of this legislation.

June 19, 2015
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Committee Meeting: Transportation Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Transportation  Senator Joseph E. Robach, Chair  Tuesday, June 16, 2015  OFF THE FLOOR

June 16, 2:52 PM - 3:30 PM
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Theresa Bowick, Winner of the Get Outdoors Award

I was pleased to present Theresa Bowick with the Get Outdoors Award from Parks and Trails New York yesterday at the State Capitol. Theresa started the Conkey Cruisers, a grassroots neighborhood bicycling group that rides along the El Camino Trail in the northeast part of the City of Rochester. Theresa started the Conkey Cruisers in hopes that they will inspire her neighbors to stay active, make healthy food choices, decrease obesity rates and create a positive image of their neighborhood. Congratulations to Theresa, and all of the members of the Conkey Cruisers, and thank you for your commitment to the City of Rochester!

June 11, 2015
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RHYBL Opening Day

Play Ball! I recently had the opportunity to help the Rochester Hispanic Youth Baseball League kick-off its season at its Opening Day ceremony at Don Samuel Torres Park in the City of Rochester. Celebrating its 20th season, RHYBL teaches players the fundamentals of baseball, as well as sportsmanship and teamwork. Best of luck to all of the teams during the 2015 season!

June 10, 2015
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Italian American Legislators Scholarship

Congratulations to Julianna Gatto, a senior at Gates Chili High School, for receiving a $2,500 scholarship from the Italian American State Legislators Conference. Julianna is the Gates Chili Class of 2015 Valedictorian, a member of the Marching Band and National Honor Society, an accomplished gymnast, and an avid volunteer in her church youth group. I was pleased to nominate and present Julianna with this scholarship yesterday afternoon at the State Capitol, she is certainly most deserving. Once again, congratulations to Julianna, she should be proud of all of her hard work and dedication. 

June 9, 2015
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Rochester School for the Deaf River Ramble 5k

I was happy to help kickoff the 7th annual Rochester School for the Deaf River Ramble 5k over the weekend. This fun 5k run/walk helps raise money for the Rochester School for the Deaf and all of their programs and services. 

June 8, 2015
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Committee Meeting: Transportation Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Transportation Senator Joseph E. Robach, Chair 10:30 AM, Tuesday, June 9, 2015 Room 804 LOB

June 9, 10:30 AM - 10:39 AM
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New Pavilion at the Greece Town Campus

I was pleased to work with Greece Town Supervisor Bill Reilich and the Greece Town Board to secure funding for a new entertainment pavilion at the Greece Town Campus. This beautiful new pavilion will host a variety of events, from concerts and senior dances, to special event services and ceremonies. This is another great addition to the Greece community and another great amentity for its residents.

May 29, 2015
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Committee Meeting: Transportation Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Transportation Senator Joseph E. Robach, Chair 10:30 AM, Tuesday, June 2, 2015 Room 804 LOB

June 2, 10:30 AM - 10:37 AM
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Visit to Northstar Christian Academy

I enjoyed speaking to the senior government class at Northstar Christian Academy earlier this week. Best of luck to these fine students as they head towards final exams and move on to college!

May 28, 2015
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