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Nu-Look Collision Opens 13th Location

I was pleased to join the Gates community in helping Nu-Look Collision open its 13th location in the Rochester area. Nu-Look provides exceptional quality service, as is evidenced by its continued expansion and success. Best wishes on your "Nu-est" location. 

August 29, 2014
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Senator Robach Fights to Protect Domestic Violence Victims

Domestic Violence can affect anyone no matter what age, race, gender, religion, class or ethnicity.  Throughout my tenure in the Senate, I have worked closely with advocates of domestic violence to strengthen New York’s laws to protect victims and punish perpetrator.  Last year, two important bills that I sponsored became law (Chapter 480, Chapter 526).  These new measures strengthened the guidelines surrounding the order of protection process and helped define economic and financial abuse in New York State.  For more information on these new

August 29, 2014
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John Williams School #5 Grand Re-Opening

I was pleased to join Mayor Warren, Superintendent Vargas and other City of Rochester and Rochester City School District Officials in celebrating the Grand Re-Opening of John Williams School #5. This transformation and remodeling will provide a better learning environment for School #5 students and teachers, all in a state of the art facility. Congratulations and welcome back John Williams School #5!

August 28, 2014
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Summer of Opportunity Employment Program

Every summer the City of Rochester, Monroe County and RochesterWorks collaborate for the Summer of Opportunity Employment Program. This program provides summer employment for over 800 area youth, giving them hands-on learning experience and on the job training. I have been pleased to continually support the Summer of Opportunity Program by securing $300,000 in state aid to help fund the program. Many thanks to the City of Rochester, Monroe County, RochesterWorks and all of the organizations who participate every year!

August 27, 2014
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WDKX Back to School Rally

It's (almost) that time of the year again, back to school! I recently joined 103.9 WDKX and officials from the City of Rochester and the Rochester City School District for a Back to School rally. This was a great event, with tons of helpful information and even some free school supplies for parents and students as they get ready to start a new school year. Many thanks to WDKX for hosting this rally and for all that they do in our community. 

August 26, 2014
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Monroe County Salute to Seniors

I recently joined area seniors at Ontario Beach Park for the annual Salute to Seniors program. This great event brings seniors from throughout the community together for food, music and dancing. I hope everyone had an enjoyable day at Ontario Beach Park!

August 25, 2014
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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 30, 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 20, 2014
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Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Kickoff Breakfast

It was great joining the American Cancer Society at their annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Kickoff Breakfast this morning. This is a great event that helps raise awareness and funding for breast cancer research.

August 20, 2014
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Supporting the Badge of Honor Association

I'm pleased to support the Badge Of Honor Association by wearing the BOHA 7 bracelet, honoring 7 fallen Police Officers. Thanks for all that you do for law enforcement officials, including advocating for commemorative signage for fallen officers along state roads, legislation I am proud to sponsor in the State Senate.

August 18, 2014
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Hart's Local Grocers Grand Opening

I was pleased to join the Rochester community this morning for the grand opening of Hart's Local Grocers on Winthrop Street in downtown Rochester. This great store offers local products and will fill a need in downtown Rochester, further helping its revitalization. Congratulations to Glenn Kellogg and the entire team at Hart's!

August 15, 2014
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Senator Robach Announces 7th Annual Women's Wellness Fair

 

Senator Joe Robach pleased to announce that his 7th annual Women’s Wellness Fair is scheduled for Saturday, September 13, 2014 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!

The first 100 attendees will receive a free gift bag. These gift bags include free products like hand sanitizer and reusable grocery bags, as well as coupons, refrigerator magnets and other healthcare related items.

Participating Vendors:

Erna's Hope

August 11, 2014
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2nd Annual AutismUp Kite Flite

I was pleased to join AutismUp for its second annual Kite Flite on Saturday morning at Rothfuss Park in Penfield. AutismUp has quickly become our area's leading autism organization, supporting individuals and families dealing with the Autism Spectrum Disorder. Thanks to everyone who came out in support or donated to Kite Flite. For more information visit www.autismup.org.

Click here to see more photos from this great event.

August 11, 2014
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Kneads & Wants Bakery Opens in Charlotte

I was pleased to join City of Rochester officials and the Charlotte community for the ribbon cutting of Kneads & Wants Bakery on Lake Avenue. It's always great to see new, local business open in my hometown community of Charlotte. Congratulations to Tracy Burgio and everyone at Kneads & Wants!

August 8, 2014
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News & Views - August 2014

Watch the latest News & Views for exciting information about new jobs coming to the Rochester area! 

August 6, 2014
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State Announces Funding for Bulletproof Vests

I was pleased to join my colleagues in State government to announce that seven local police agencies will receive state funding for bullet proof vests through the inVEST Partnership. These vests are critical to the brave men and women who protect our community on a daily basis.

August 4, 2014
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2014 Puerto Rican Parade

It was a beautiful day Saturday morning for the annual Puerto Rican Parade in downtown Rochester. I was pleased to once again sponsor this great parade that celebrates the proud Puerto Rican heritage in the Rochester community!

August 4, 2014
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Park Ave Welcomes Sweet Sammie Jane's

This afternoon I joined City of Rochester officials and the Park Ave Neighborhood in welcoming Sweet Sammie Jane's Catering and Bake Shop to 701 Park Avenue. Congratulations to Kathie and Angela Marmo, and their entire family, on this exciting endeavor.

July 30, 2014
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Upstate Sports & Spine Opens in Brighton

Congratulations to Ryan Uribe and the entire team at Upstate Sports & Spine on the opening of their new office in the Town of Brighton! Upstate Sports & Spine specializes in treating a variety of ailments, from back and neck pain to joint issues and much more! Welcome to the Brighton community!

July 30, 2014
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Summer Reading Program at English Village Elementary School

Thanks to the Greece Central School District for inviting me to read to elementary school students for their summer reading program at English Village yesterday afternoon. This is a great program that helps students improve their reading and literacy during summer vacation!

July 29, 2014
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Re-Lighting of High Falls

Last night, I joined Mayor Lovely Warren and the Rochester community to re-light High Falls in Downtown Rochester. I was pleased to secure funding to help pay for this project, which is not only re-lighting High Falls, but also improve and upgrade the adjacent Genesee Riverway Trail. The Falls will be lit 7 days a week with colored lighting Wednesdays through Sundays, and white lighting Mondays and Tuesdays. Be sure to come see this wonderful Rochester landmark at its finest!

To see more photos from this event, visit my Facebook page here.

July 24, 2014
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