As you may have heard on social media, print, or on television, there were at least two acts of arson this week in our North Winton Village neighborhood. Not only was this arson, this was also a hate crime. At least two Gay Pride Flags have been burned while still attached to neighbors’ homes. Confirmed are one on Atlantic Avenue and one on Marion Street.
As a neighborhood, we will not tolerate hateful acts towards our fellow neighbors. We will also not tolerate any kind of property crime in our area. North Winton Village has had a proud history of supporting and looking out for one another in times of need. We are all neighbors, and many of us are also friends. That is what makes us strong and the best neighborhood in Rochester — not because we always agree, but because we all want the best for our neighborhood and our neighbors. There have been many neighbors and friends who have reached out asking what they can do or how they can help. If you have a flag or choose to purchase one, display it and show we stand united against hate and crime in our neighborhood.
There will be an event this Saturday — organized by our neighbors for our neighbors — to show their support. All are welcome to attend.
Via Officer Brian Cannon:
The Rochester Police Department, Goodman Section, is looking for assistance in identifying individuals shown in the accompanying flyer.
If anyone has any information – please call 911 or 311, or the Goodman Section NSC at 428-7640. …
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As you may have noticed, work has begun on the corner of Culver Road and Humboldt Street to clear the way for a new Burger King restaurant. These plans are currently with the City Zoning Board. …
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An important meeting will take place next week concerning the increase in rats due in part to the North Winton Road construction. Representatives from the Monroe County Health Department will be on hand to discuss how best to address the situation.
Thursday, October 20, 2016
Neighborhood Safety Center
1933 East Main St.
The City of Rochester will be holding an eWaste Day to give residents the opportunity to dispose of outdated and unwanted electronics.
Saturday, October 15, 2016
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
460 Oak St., Smith St. entrance …
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The RPD are looking for two suspects in a forged check investigation at Citizens Bank, 175 North Winton Rd. Please call 911 if you know anything about the suspected forgers.
Please spread the word. Starting this September, neighborhood meetings will move to the first Thursday of the month at 11:30 a.m. and the third Thursday at 6:00 p.m. All meetings will take place at the Neighborhood Safety Center at 1933 East Main Street.
Neighborhood meetings are a good way to ask questions and express your concerns about crime, safety, and other issues with the neighborhood association and law enforcement.
Opioid abuse is rising in Rochester and around the country. On Monday, September 12, learn what you should do when you see an overdose in progress through free training provided by Strong Memorial Hospital. Contact County Legislator and neighborhood resident James Sheppard to R.S.V.P.
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According to the Democrat and Chronicle, Rochester now has a local Kiva crowdfunding operation that may help area entrepreneurs with strong business ideas to fund their startup business. If you’re interested in learning about funding through Kiva, please read the D&C article, visit Kiva.org, and read the flyer below.
Via CPO Brian Cannon:
The Goodman Section – Neighborhood Service Center – will be holding a Community Outreach at 180 Newcastle Road on Thursday, August 18th from five o’clock to seven o’clock. We will be walking in the neighborhood, and inviting residents to meet us, receive information, and to share concerns with us. We will also be conducting Operation Safe Child at the command vehicle. If there are any questions, please call 311 or the Neighborhood Service Center at 428-7640.