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Leon's Quality Cuts Barbershop Opens

On Friday, April 19th, I had the privilege to speak at the grand opening ceremony for Leon's Quality Cuts Barbershop, located at 411 Chili Avenue in Rochester. Best wishes to the entire staff for your continued success!

April 24, 2013
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Honor Flight Rochester Mission 27

On Sunday, April 21st, I had the privilege to welcome back veterans from our area who were a part of Honor Flight Rochester Mission 27. It is always an honor to personally thank all those who have served, and continue to serve, our Country. For more information on Honor Flight Rochester, visit their website at http://honorflightrochester.org/.

April 22, 2013
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Greece Re-Engagement Center Showcase Event

On Friday, I had the privilege to view work done by SNAP students at the Greece Central School District Re-Engagement Center. The students displayed photographs, poems, and artwork to promote the message of anti-bullying.

April 22, 2013
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Community Connection for Week Ending Sunday, April 21st

In this week's Community Connection: Senator Robach urges you to think pink in honor of Mother's Day; upcoming events around the area; and the Naiades Oncology Rowing Group Launches a new boat. Click the link below to read this week's Community Connection in full-screen view. 

April 19, 2013
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Crime Victims Rights Week

Yesterday, I had the privilege to attend a press conference to discuss details of National Crime Victims Rights Week, which will take place next week across the country. The highlight locally of this week will be a walk from the Crime Victims Resource Center, 244 S. Plymouth Ave., to the Crime Victims Memorial at Highland Park. For more details, visit http://www.4victims.org/.

April 19, 2013
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Rochester City School District Hosts Latino Parent Conference

Last weekend, I had the privlege to speak at the Rochester City School District Latino Parent Conference. More than 200 parents took part in this first-ever event. I thank the committee for putting on such a great and important event for our parents and families. Thank you also for the special recognition and plaque during the conference.

April 18, 2013
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News and Views April 16, 2013

On April 16th, New York State Senator Joe Robach made an appearance on News and Views. He was joined by guests: Rose Feor, Outreach & Partnerships (Rochester Junior League) and Denise Murphy McGraw, NYSPAC.

April 17, 2013
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Naiades Oncology Rowing Launches 'Spirit'

On Saturday, I had the privilege to speak at a ceremony hosted by Naiades Oncology Rowing to launch their newest boat. The group is a rowing organization started to help women who have staged the courageous and tough fight against cancer, or who are currently undergoing treatment and are fighting the terrible disease. Their newest boat is named 'Spirit'. For more information on this great group, visit their website at http://www.naiadesoncologyrowing.com/.

April 16, 2013
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Anthony L. Jordan Health Center Opens Urgent Care Center

On Friday morning, I had the privilege to speak at, and help cut the ribbon at, the grand opening ceremony of the new Urgent Care Center that is now offered at Anthony L. Jordan Health Center in Rochester. To learn more about the Anthony L. Jordan Health Center and all it offers to our community, visit http://www.jordanhealth.org/jordanwpcms/.

April 15, 2013
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Sustainability Institute Hall Dedication at R.I.T.

The 84,000-square-foot “living lab” represents RIT’s commitment to the environment through research and academic programs. GIS plans to host an open house for the RIT community later this spring. The building will also be showcased during Imagine RIT: Innovation and Creativity Festival on Saturday, May 4.

April 12, 2013
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Community Connection for Week Ending Sunday, April 14th

In this week's Community Connection, details regarding college scholarships that are now available; upcoming events around the area in the week ahead; and Inspire! Learning and Childcare cuts the ribbon at Greenleaf Meadows. Click the PDF link below to read this week's issue in full-screen view.

April 12, 2013
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Rochester Credit Unions Award Scholarships

Last night, I had the privilege to present a proclamation to Melis Schildkraut of Brighton. She was awarded a scholarship by The Credit Union Association of New York's Rochester Credit Unions. The Rochester Chapter Scholarship Awards Program, solely funded by the annual Rochester Chapter Scholarship Golf Tournament, awards scholarships annually to High School seniors who are members of participating Rochester area Credit Unions. Scholarship applications are distributed to participating Credit Unions in November each year with entries being due in late January. Applicants are judged on their academic and essay writing skills, as well as their extra-curricular activities by a panel of volunteer judges.

April 11, 2013
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Inspire! Learning and Childcare Opens at Greenleaf Meadows

On Wednesdsay evening, I had the privilege to speak at a ribbon cutting ceremony at Inspire! Learning and Chidcare Center. Inspire is located at 500 Greenlead Road in Greece, at the Greenleaf Meadow Apartments. For more infomration about Inspire, visit their website at http://inspirechildcare.com/.

April 11, 2013
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To Honor Mother’s Day, Senator Robach Urges Women Over 40 to Get Screened for Breast Cancer

Risk Factors for Breast Cancer

A risk factor is anything that affects your chance of getting a disease. Having a risk factor, or even several, does not mean that you will get the disease. There are different kinds of risk factors. Some factors can be changed or modified- others cannot be changed, such as age and gender.

April 9, 2013
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Senator Robach Makes Remarks at Lifespan Press Conference

Lifespan’s Elder Abuse Prevention Program (EAPP) protects New York’s most frail and vulnerable population by providing direct intervention services, public education, and training for professionals to assist victims.

 

 

 

Since 1998, Lifespan has intervened in thousands of elder abuse/mistreatment cases and trained more than 25,000 professionals from Buffalo to Brooklyn to recognize elder abuse and what steps to take when it is identified.

 

 

 

Some tragic facts concerning elder abuse:

 

 

 

· In NYS, more than 260,000 older adults are victims of elder abuse every year.

 

· Financial exploitation is the most prevalent form of abuse.

April 9, 2013
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Senator Robach Announces College Scholarships

Senator Robach announced today that the New York Conference of Italian-American State Legislators is now accepting applications for four $1,500 scholarships to be awarded June 10th  at their Annual Legislative Conference Day. Scholarship winners must be present to receive their awards.

 

“As hard working families struggle to afford higher education, this scholarship will go a long way in allowing a student to further their education,” said Senator Robach. “For our high school graduates, every little bit will help them afford their dream of getting a degree.”

 

April 8, 2013
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Community Connection for Week Ending Sunday, April 7th

Even the Community Connection is getting into the Final Four spirit! In this week's issue: Last-minute income tax filing information; upcoming events around the area in the week ahead; and honoring Susan Swanton for her service to our community. Click on the link below to read this week's Community Connection in full-screen!

April 4, 2013
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Susan Swanton Named Gates Lions Club Citizen of the Year

Last night, I had the privilege to speak at a ceremony to honor Sue Swanton as the Gates Lions Club Outstanding Citizen of the Year. I presented her with a proclamation to commend her for all that she has done for our community. She was the Director of Gates Public Library for almost 40 years, and serves in a number of volunteer roles to better the community in which she lives. Congratulations to Sue for this honor!

April 3, 2013
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Governor Cuomo Discusses 2013-2014 NYS Budget

Yesterday, I welcomed Governor Cuomo to Rochester, who was in town to discuss the 2013-2014 New York State Budget. The legislature recently passed a third straight on time budget. The budget cuts taxes, reduces government spending, and creates jobs for the hard working men and women in our community.

April 3, 2013
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Happy 104th Birthday!

Happy belated birthday to Mary Cramer, who turned 104 on Sunday! Mary is a resident at Hamilton Manor Nursing Home in Greece. On Saturday, I had the privilege to present a certificate to her and meet her family!

April 2, 2013
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