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Arc of Monroe Enrichment Campus Ribbon Cutting

The Arc of Monroe County celebrated the grand opening of the James V.C. and Anita Lambert Enrichment Campus this morning. The new 24,000+ square foot facility is located at 2657 West Henrietta Road and was designed around the needs of the program's current and future participants. This project wouldn't have been possible without the gracious lead donation from Anita Lambert and all of the other generous donors.

The Arc of Monroe has provided services for with developmental disabilities for more than 50 years. We are so fortunate to have an organization like the Arc in our community.

September 17, 2013

Hispanic Heritage Month Kickoff Event

Yesterday, I joined Rochester Mayor Tom Richards and my colleagues from City government to officially kick off Hispanic Heritage Month in the City of Rochester. Students from Wilson Foundation unveiled the 23 National flags of Latin America, which will hang from the mezzanine overlooking the City Hall Atrium, where they will remain during Hispanic Heritage Month.

September 17, 2013

Senator Robach & NYS Senate Majority Coalition to Host Public Hearing on Regulatory Reform & Biotechnology

Senator Robach & NYS Senate Majority Coalition to Host Public Hearing on Regulatory Reform & BiotechnologyRobach Seeks Bioscience Experts & Business Leaders to Testify at Hearing 

New York State Senator Joseph Robach and the members of the Senate Majority Coalition announced today that they will be hosting a public hearing on regulatory reform and biotechnology on Tuesday, October 15 from 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. This hearing will be held at the Monroe County Office Building Legislative Chambers (4th floor, Rm. 406), 39 West Main Street, Rochester, NY 14614.

September 12, 2013

Downtown Rochester Academy Building Ribbon Cutting

Yesterday afternoon, I joined Mayor Tom Richards, County Executive Maggie Brooks and other local officials at the ribbon cutting of the newly renovated Academy Building. Originally built in 1873, the Academy Building was once home to the City's first school. Renovated by Traikos Real Estate Group, this historic Downtown Rochester building will now be home to residential apartments and commercial space.

I was pleased to be able to support this project through Round 2 of the Restore New York Program.

September 6, 2013

High Falls Transformation Press Conference

This morning I joined Mayor Tom Richards to announce an exciting new project for the High Falls area in Downtown Rochester. I'm pleased to be able to secure state funding to help this new project that will upgrade the existing trail along the Genesee River and High Falls and help pay for new lighting of the falls.

We're so fortunate to have an attraction like High Falls in our community, this project will allow more people to experience all it has to offer.

September 5, 2013

Windstream Ribbon Cutting

I was honored to join my colleagues in government at the ribbon cutting for the new Windstream building at the former Midtown Plaza site in Downtown Rochester. About 335 Windstream employees will be working out of this building on a daily basis, bringing more people and jobs to Downtown Rochester.

September 3, 2013

Greece Central School District Summer Commencement Ceremony

Last night, the Greece Central School District held its summer commencement ceremony at the Greece Athena Performing Arts Center. 18 students from all four Greece High Schools received their High School Diploma, along with 88 graduates receiving their Adult Literacy GED Diploma.

August 30, 2013

Enrico Fermi School 17 Ribbon Cutting

The Rochester City School District held a ribbon cutting today for Enrico Fermi School 17 on Orchard Street. School 17 is an extended learning time school, adding 300 hour to the school year for each student in grades Pre-K through 8th. This school will provide City School students with all of the tools needed to be successful in the classroom.

Best of luck to Principal Dr. Ralph Spezio, the teachers, students and parents of School 17 on a great school year!

August 29, 2013

3rd Annual Taste of the Town

The Greece Chamber of Commerce held its 3rd annual Taste of the Town Sunday afternoon at the Greece Community & Senior Center. This family-friendly event brings local restaurants together to promote their business and give taste-sized samples to attendees. You'd be hard-pressed to leave hungry, I'm already looking forward to next year's event!

August 27, 2013

Greece Community Partners Volunteer Recognition

On Saturday afternoon, the Greece Community Partners held their annual Volunteer recognition ceremony at the Greece Community & Senior Center. I was pleased to be invited to help recognize this year's 22 honorees. Each honoree has given their time and dedication volunteering in our community. It's people like these recipients that make the Town of Greece a great community.

August 26, 2013

BCCR Terri Scmitt Legislative Reception

Last night, I was pleased to join my colleagues in government at the Breast Cancer Coalition of Rochester's 10th annual Terri Schmitt Legislative Reception. This reception was highlighted by a beautiful tribute to Terri from her son, Tim Deckman.

Terri served as Co-Chair of the BCCR and was an unbelievable advocate for our community until losing her own battle with breast cancer in April 2002. While it's been 11 years since Terri's unfortunate passing, her legacy and vision lives on through the BCCR.


August 15, 2013

Grace Unity Fellowship Church Youth Festival and Parade

Last Saturday, I was pleased to join Grace Unity Fellowship Church for their community parade and youth festival. This free event celebrates young people in our community and encourages them to make our city a safer place to live. I'd like to thank Reverend Roosevelt Dixon and all who planned and participated in this great event.

August 13, 2013

Greece Historical Society 25th Anniversary Celebration

The Greece Historical Society celebrated the 25th anniversary of moving the Larkin-Beattie-Howe House from the corner of Latta Road and Long Pond Road to its current location at 595 Long Pond Road. I was honored to serve as an honorary host for this event.

August 9, 2013

2013 National Night Out Against Crime

On Tuesday night, I celebrated National Night Out Against Crime in the Dewey-Stone neighborhood in the Town of Greece, and at Ontario Beach Park with the Charlotte Community Association. National Night Out is recognized nationwide to raise awareness for anti-crime efforts and to promote community-police partnerships.

August 8, 2013

Port of Rochester Marina Press Conference

This morning, I joined Mayor Tom Richards and members of the Rochester Building and Construction Trades Council at the Port of Rochester to announce that the City is now seeking a firm to begin construction on the exciting Marina project.

August 7, 2013

Back to School Backpack and 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 August 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 2, 2013

FLRBA Send-off Breakfast

I had the pleasure of taking part in the annual Finger Lakes Regional Burn Association Youth Burn Camp Send-off Breakfast yesterday morning. These resilient children will take part in Camp Courage, a four day retreat for youth burn victims. This camp gives them a chance to participate in a wide array of activities that encourage creating a new and positive self-image. Special thanks to the Rochester Fire Department for hosting the send-off breakfast. 


August 2, 2013

2nd Annual Wounded Warriors Benefit Concert

I was honored to attend the 2nd annual Wounded Warriors Benefit Concert was held at Greece Post 468 this past weekend. Post 468 did an incredible job planning this great event once again. 100% of the proceeds from this event went to the NY Warrior Alliance.

To this year's honorees, Cody Coopenberg, Danny Fittos and Christopher Velez - we humbly thank you for your service to our great nation, and for putting the lives of others above your own.

July 30, 2013

Senator Robach's Legislation to Enhance Fire Prevention & Safety for College Students Signed Into Law

Robach’s Legislation to Enhance Fire Prevention and Safety for College Students Signed Into Law by Governor Cuomo 

The New York State Senate passed legislation during the 2013 Legislative Session to enhance fire prevention and safety for college-owned housing. This legislation was sponsored by Senator Joseph Robach and signed in to law by Governor Andrew Cuomo on July 25, 2013.

July 26, 2013

News & Views with Senator Robach - July 2013

On Wednesday, July 24, Senator Robach was a guest on News & Views in Albany. In this episode, Joe discusses job creation in his hometown of Rochester and highlights from the recently completed 2013 Legislative Session. 

July 25, 2013