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File under: Events not to miss in 2011

January 30, 2011

I’ll admit we haven’t been great with updating this site lately. There’s been a lot going on behind the scenes, and some great changes are coming to Greenovation. Yet when something so big and important enters our radar, we can’t ignore it. The Greentopia Festival is such an event, and I encourage everyone to...
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What’s in store for the Culver Road Armory

November 20, 2010
What’s in store for the Culver Road Armory

City Newspaper just unveiled some renderings of the soon-to-be-renovated
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Rochester to get new intermodal train station

October 26, 2010
Rochester to get new intermodal train station

Rochester has gotten $1.5 million in federal funding for an inter-modal train station.  Secured through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, this money will go directly to the design of a new high-speed passenger rail/bus station on Central Ave.  The present station was built in 1978 as a temporary replacement for the demolished Claude...
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Birth Right

October 18, 2010
Birth Right

Throughout this country every day little boys and girls grow up in seemingly normal circumstances. Later in life they will come to achieve the goals and ambitions that their family and their self, have envisioned for them. But yet somehow, underneath it all, some of them will never be able to overcome the void...
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Aliens visit, save us from global warming

October 14, 2010
Aliens visit, save us from global warming

Did I get your attention? This headline sure got mine: “Mystery shiny objects floating over Manhattan spark UFO frenzy“. Then I heard about Stanley Fulham, the retired NORAD guy who claimed not long ago that the world’s largest cities would be visited by UFOs on October 13th, and that these visitors were here to...
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Project Green: Dealing with Rochester’s wasted housing stock

October 5, 2010

Rochester has a problem. It's the same problem so many other "Rust Belt" cities have. It's population peaked decades ago. And while I could go in to the problems of "brain drain", urban flight, or whatever you'd like to call it, it's left a mark on the city that will take...
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Monroe County Highest Taxed in the Nation

September 29, 2010

I saw this one on the news today, and sadly I wasn’t shocked: Monroe County has the highest property tax rate in all of the United States. I’m reminded by friends and family who have lived in the area and moved away. They all know how bad it is. But why aren’t we more...
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First Midtown Skyway Coming Down - 13WHAM.com

September 22, 2010

Who besides me is going to miss those bridges?  They’re sort of iconic, in a way.  I remember coming downtown as a kid and seeing those things linking all of the important buildings, and thinking “wow, what a cool idea, no one has to get snowed on.”  Or using the skyways, when you got...
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The Cleanup Map

August 20, 2010

Want to know where all the environmental messes are?  Who’s cleaning up their spills, and who hasn’t yet?  Check out this map.  It identifies local government cleanup programs, brownfield sites, and tracks their progress.  Bookmark this one, it’ll be interesting to see what’s added in the coming months. The Cleanup Map | rocdocs.democratandchronicle.com. Also...
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Rewatering downtown: will the canal help?

August 2, 2010

There’s been some talk in the past few years about re-watering the old Erie Canal bed through the heart of Rochester. This corridor, which also served as a subway tunnel for light passenger and freight trains during the early half of the 20th century, currently serves as a makeshift homeless shelter for many of...
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