AT&T Wireless Opens in the Town of Greece

AT&T Wireless recently opened its newest location in the Dewey Avenue Corridor in the Town of Greece. This is the latest store to open in the revitalized Dewey Corridor, it's great to see this part of Greece buzzing once again. 

February 4, 2014

Fleet Feet Opens at the Culver Road Armory

On Saturday morning, I was excited to join the Rochester community at the grand opening of the newest Fleet Feet Sports location at the Culver Road Armory. This is just the latest addition in the ongoing transformation of the Culver Road Armory, and is a great fit for the community. Best of luck to Boots, Ellen and the entire Fleet Feet team on their newest adventure!

February 3, 2014

Holy Cross Anti-Bullying Assembly

It was great to go back to my Alma Mater, Holy Cross School, to help them kickoff their anti-bullying assembly today. There were a few great presentations by the students, and a great message of anti-bullying. Many thanks for inviting me to help kickoff this event!

January 31, 2014

Senate Education Committee Meeting - January 23, 2014

I recently joined my colleagues on the New York State Senate Education Committee to meet with Education Commissioner John King, where I had the chance to express concerns of many of my constituents on a variety of education issues such as Common Core and high stakes testing. 

You can watch the entire hearing here. 

January 30, 2014

G.R.A.P.E. Legislative Town Hall Meeting

I was pleased to join members of G.R.A.P.E., Greater Rochester Area Partnership for the Elderly, at their annual legislative Town Hall meeting this morning. Many thanks for the invite, and for all that you do for the elderly in our community.

January 24, 2014

29th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Service

I was honored to join the Rochester community for the 29th annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Celebration. Dr. King inspired change in our nation by leading the Civil Rights movement. Even after his untimely death, at just 39 years old, Dr. King's legacy and vision carries on. Many thanks to the Great Rochester MLK JR. Commission for planning and hosting this annual event. 

January 21, 2014

Genesee Valley Physical Therapy Ribbon Cutting

Genesee Valley Physical Therapy celebrated the opening of their new Greece location with a ribbon cutting. This state of the art facility will provide high quality care for patients. Checkout all they have to offer at Congratulations and best of luck for future success!

January 17, 2014

Brighton Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting

I was pleased to join members of the Brighton Chamber of Commerce for their annual meeting yesterday afternoon. I'm pictured here with outgoing President Brennan Redman and incoming President Nelson Lopatin. I'm proud to be a member of the Brighton Chamber of Commerce, and appreciate all they do for business and commerce in the Brighton community. 

January 17, 2014

New York State Tax Reform Press Conference

I was pleased to join my colleagues in State government and local leaders today in supporting tax reforms proposed by Governor Cuomo at last week's State of the State address. These reforms will provide needed tax relief for hardworking families, and will help attract more businesses and create more jobs for Upstate New York. This is real change that will help the New York economy continue on its path to recovery.

January 15, 2014

NY Jobs for Heroes Program

I recently had the privilege of joining my colleagues in the State Legislature and Service-Connected Disabled Veterans at the NY Jobs for Heroes Program press conference. This program will create a state contract preference for service-connected disabled veteran owned small businesses in New York State. We are forever grateful for the service and sacrifice of our veterans, providing them with this opportunity is commonsense.

January 15, 2014

News and Views - Senator Robach Discusses Governor Cuomo's State of the State

Senator Robach was recently a guest on News and Views to give his take on Governor Cuomo's recent State of the State address, specifically his plans for job creation and business growth. 

January 14, 2014

Electronics Recycling Event

I'm pleased to say we had another successful electronics recycling event at the Monroe County Ecopark over the weekend. Over 700 cars came through to drop off their old TVs, VCRs, computers, laptops and other unused electronics to be properly disposed of. Thanks to Time Warner Cable, Sunnking Electronics, Waste Management and Monroe County for partnering with me on this great event. And thanks to Boy Scout Troop 94 from the Town of Gates for all their help throughout the day.

If you were unable to make it, you can log on to or to see upcoming collection dates. 

January 6, 2014

A Look Back at 2013

As we welcome in 2014 with excitement and anticipation, I'd like to take a minute to look back at 2013. I was fortunate to meet a lot of wonderful people and go to a lot of great events throughout the year. Thanks to everyone who helped make it a great year for the Rochester community. Here's to an even better 2014!

January 2, 2014

English Village Elementary School Donates to the Greece Clothes Closet

Students at English Village Elementary School showed their holiday spirit by donating over 100 pairs of children's pajamas to the Greece Clothes Closet. These pajamas will go to less-fortunate children in our community. Even at such a young age, these students know the importance of giving back to our community. Great job, and thanks to all who helped organize this clothing drive!

December 19, 2013

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, Waste Management, Monroe County and Sunnking Electronics, this recycling event is completely free and open to the public. 

When: Saturday, January 4, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Where: Monroe County Ecopark 10 Avion Drive Rochester, NY 14624

Acceptible Items include:

December 18, 2013

WDKX Bringing Christmas Downtown

WDKX recently held its Bringing Christmas Downtown at the Salem United Church of Christ on Bittner Street in Downtown Rochester. I was pleased to support this event by collecting winter coats, gloves and hats to be donated to needy children. Thanks to everyone at WDKX for planning this event and giving back to our community. 

December 17, 2013

Walmart Foundation Donates to Gilda's Club of Rochester

Many thanks to the Walmart Foundation for their generous $25,000 donation to Gilda's Club of Rochester. This funding will be used to help fund Gilda's nutritional cooking and education classes that teach healthy and affordable recipes to families. I applaud Walmart Foundation's community spirit and their efforts to give back to the Rochester community. 

December 13, 2013

Havana Cabana Opens at 289 Alexander Street

Havana Cabana Restaurant and Bar recently held a ribbon cutting ceremony at 289 Alexander Street. Located in the heart of Rochester's East End, Havana Cabana offers authentic Caribbean cuisine in a friendly atmosphere. Stop by 289 Alexander Street or check out their website,, to see their menu. Congratulations and best of luck to Matt, Jen, Trey and the entire team at Havana Cabana! 

December 11, 2013

Tops Brighton Grand Re-Opening

The Tops Friendly Market on South Clinton Avenue in the Town of Brighton held a grand re-opening ceremony to mark the completion of its renovation project. The newly renovated store will offer more specialty items, provide greater service to shoppers and an expanded pharmacy. Congratulations, here's to many more years of serving the Brighton community.

December 10, 2013

Pearl Harbor Commemoration Service

Our nation commemorated the 72nd anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbor on Saturday. I was honored to join local veterans, Veteran Organizations and three local Pearl Harbor survivors at the Rochester Yacht Club to remember those who died during this horrific attack on our nation 72 years ago. As a nation, we will never forget those who died, and those who survived, on that day and all that they have done for our freedom.

December 9, 2013