Joseph E. Robach

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GPAS Veterans Day Concert

In honor of Veterans Day, the Greece Performing Arts Society hosted a concert featuring Prime Time Brass, The Greece Choral Society and the Greece Concert Band. It was a great tribute to our area veterans, and helped raise money for Honor Flight Rochester.

November 12, 2014
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Greece Chamber of Commerce Small Business Awards Luncheon

Congratulations Tim Anne and the team at North Greece Physical Therapy for winning the Greece Chamber of Commerce Microenterprise of the Year Award at the Chamber's annual Small Business of the Year Awards luncheon! Tim and his dedicated staff provide great service and care to all of their patients, keep up the good work!

 

November 7, 2014
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National Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week

Today I joined the Open Door Mission to help kickoff National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week. The Open Door Mission helps countless men, women and children every year by providing them with food, clothing and shelter, and participates in National Hunger and Homelessness Week as a prelude to its Thanksgiving Day celebration. I am proud to continue to help the Open Door Mission in anyway possible.  

November 7, 2014
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Take a Vet to School Day

In recognition of Veterans Day, I was proud to partner with Time Warner Cable and the History Channel to host Take a Vet to School Day at Gates Chili High School. This nationwide event brings veterans into the classroom to share their firsthand experiences in the armed forces and combat, and gives the students a better understanding of the sacrifices our veterans make to protect our country and our freedoms.

November 6, 2014
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Redeveloping the Bevier Building

I was pleased to join officials from the City of Rochester, Monroe County and area developers to announce details about the redevelopment of the historic Bevier Building in downtown Rochester. I have been to countless groundbreakings and ribbon cuttings, but this was my first Tape and Spackling ceremony! When completed, this project will feature office space and 15 loft-style apartments, and is the latest example of the revitalization of downtown Rochester!

November 6, 2014
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Participation in Government at Robert Brown High School

I enjoyed speaking with Participation in Government students at Robert Brown High School at the Edison Tech campus. Many thanks to Mr. Hickey and Mr. Amico for inviting me to talk to each of their classes, it's so important to get our younger generations involved in government and the election process. 

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October 30, 2014
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Welcome to the new Hamlin Public Library!

I recently joined the Hamlin community to help open its new public library on the Hamlin Town Campus. I was pleased to help secure funding for this new, state of the art facility that will help better serve the public and will be a true asset to the residents of Hamlin. 

October 27, 2014
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Sons of Italy Vince Lombardi Lodge Awards Dinner

I was honored to receive the Man of the Year award from the Sons of Italy Vince Lombardi Lodge at their annual Italian-American Heritage Awards dinner. I am so proud of my Italian heritage, which has given me so much and helped make me who I am today. I am joined in this photo by music legend Lou Gramm, who received the Lifetime Achievement Award, and my good friend Rich Funke.

October 27, 2014
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Monroe 2 BOCES Participation in Government

I recently had the opportunity to talk to a Participation in Government class from Monroe 2 BOCES about my role as a State Senator and the importance of being involved in the election process. Many thanks to the students and teachers for their involvement and great questions!

October 24, 2014
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News & Views: October 2014

On my latest visit to News & View I discussed upcoming election issues, a variety of exciting job creating projects happening in the Rochester region and upgrades to our area's transportation infrastructure and roads. 

October 22, 2014
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Welcome to College Town!

The University of Rochester celebrated a historic day today with the opening of College Town on Mount Hope Avenue. This mixed use development will not only benefit UR students and faculty, it will be a retail and dining destination for people from all over our region. College Town provides that small town college feeling in the City of Rochester and will be a major economic engine for our community.

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October 17, 2014
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Breaking Ground on Long Pond Senior Housing

I recently helped break ground on an exciting senior housing project off Long Pond Road in the Town of Greece. Located on excess property behind Greece Baptist Church, Long Pond Senior Housing will offer 54 units of supportive rental housing for seniors 55 and older.

October 17, 2014
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Empire State College Breaks Ground on Brighton Campus

I joined officials from Empire State College to break ground on their new, state of the art campus in Brighton. This facility will serve the Genesee Valley region, and will offer a variety of undergraduate and graduate degree programs. I attend the Empire State College graduation every year, it doesn't take long to realize what a positive impact this institution has on its students. This new facility will better serve them, providing a more friendly learning environment. 

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October 16, 2014
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Race on the Ridge 5k

I was pleased to join the Greece Chamber of Commerce (NY) for its annual Race on the Ridge 5k and serve as the Honorary Chairperson for this year's race. Proceeds from the race benefited the Greece Chamber Charitable Foundation and the Greece Performing Arts Society. Thanks to all of the runners for their participation and to all of the volunteers for their hard work!

October 14, 2014
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Ground Breaking at Stadium Estates Apartments

I recently joined officials from the City of Rochester and New York State to help break ground on the Stadium Estates Apartments. Located in the JOSANA Neighborhood near Sahlen's Stadium, this project consists of 45 rental units and will be supported by the Charles Settlement House. This is a great development for the JOSANA Neighborhood and the City of Rochester. 

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October 7, 2014
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O'Rorke Bridge Re-Dedication Ceremony

The Colonel Patrick O'Rorke Memorial Society recently celebrated the 10th anniversary of the dedication of the O'Rorke Bridge, connecting Charlotte to Irondequoit. Colonel O'Rorke was an Irish-American immigrant that fought for the Union Army during the Civil War and was killed during the Battle of Gettysburg. 

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October 7, 2014
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Walk a Mile in my Shoes

I was pleased to join Alternatives for Battered Women and the Rochester community at the annual Walk a Mile in my Shoes fundraiser. This is a great event that supports ABW and raises awareness for domestic violence victims during Domestic Violence Awareness month. For more information, or how you can help ABW, visit their website at www.abwrochester.org. 

October 6, 2014
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Hardy Park Apartments on Jefferson Avenue

Congratulations to Sherman Hardy and his family on the completion of Hardy Park Apartments on Jefferson Avenue in the City of Rochester. Projects like this one are going to help the revitalization of the City of Rochester by providing new housing opportunities for city residents. Many thanks to Sherman Hardy and everyone who helped make this project a reality. 

October 2, 2014
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National Domestic Violence Awareness Month

I was pleased to join Alternatives for Battered Women and the Rochester/Monroe County Domestic Violence Consortium to help kick-off National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Domestic violence is a crime that rips families apart and can affect people of all social, racial and geographic backgrounds.

October 1, 2014
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Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. While great strides have been made in the early detection and treatment of breast cancer, the fight against this deadly disease is far from over. I encourage all women to consult with their health care providers to learn more about the disease and develop an appropriate plan for breast cancer screening. 

I am pleased to work with and support many local cancer research and advocacy organizations, including the Breast Cancer Coalition of Rochester, and am truly humbled to have recently received the BCCR's Advocacy Spirit Award at their annual gala. 

October 1, 2014
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