Brian Sharp, Rochester D and C

Brian Sharp

Rochester D and C

Rochester, NY, United States

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Recent articles by Brian:

City's latest anti-violence effort would provide $5M for coordinated, grassroots efforts

Legislation proposing what's being called the Rochester Peace Initiative was submitted to City Council on Tuesday. → Read More

Mayor 'honing list of finalists' for next Rochester police chief

The goal is to have someone hired and on the job in May, or soon after, and the city is "right on schedule." → Read More

Siding buckles, collapses from long-vacant downtown Rochester hotel building

Panels tore loose from the 10-story former Richford Hotel on the corner of Chestnut and Elm streets. → Read More

Strong Memorial Hospital to detail multi-year expansion, modernization project

Strong Memorial Hospital officials are expected to reveal plans Tuesday. → Read More

City Council votes down 'good cause eviction' legislation; focus turns to Albany

The 6-3 vote against the legislation was expected. And the debate, emblematic of the divisions between activist members and their colleagues. → Read More

Joseph Avenue synagogue could finally be getting makeover years in the making

Funding comes from the $1.5 trillion omnibus spending bill that Congress approved last week. → Read More

Monroe County marks 2 years of COVID with caution mixed with longing for normalcy

The pandemic isn't over, health officials say, though fatigue and optimism are fueling a desire to make it so → Read More

Hochul visit spotlights High Falls Park, Inner Loop, Frontier Field

Hochul will be in town to tout her 2022 executive budget proposal, and is scheduled to speak at Monroe Community College downtown. → Read More

Excellus marks 20-year high in medical expenses paid; Profits up year-over-year

Officials attributed the increase, in part, to pent-up demand for medical services that were postponed or delayed by the COVID-19 pandemic. → Read More

Sabrina LaMar to become first Black woman to lead county Legislature after deal with GOP

She would become the first city lawmaker and the first Democrat to lead the body in more than 30 years. → Read More

Rochester has a new mayor. How to watch Malik Evans' inaugural address

Saturday marks Rochester Mayor Malik Evans' first day in office, having been sworn in at midnight. → Read More

Susan B. Anthony Museum & House eyes expansion including interpretive center

"We have a lot more of a story to tell about Susan B. Anthony ... about her life, and her impact." → Read More

Mayor-elect Evans adds to senior staff appointees; deputy mayor awaits

Topping the list, Evans named Dana Miller to oversee matters related to housing, downtown revitalization and code enforcement. → Read More

Warren's final days: Keys, plaques, medals and celebrations

Former-Mayor Lovely Warren handed out 135 keys to the city in the days and weeks before resigning. → Read More

Toronto firm chooses Rochester for new HQ, will buy AIM Photonics building on Lake Ave.

Gov. Kathy Hochul announced Tuesday that Toronto-based Delta-X Global Corp. (an offshoot of Pack-Smart) has chosen Rochester for its U.S. research and manufacturing headquarters. → Read More

Rochester poised to join NY localities offering guaranteed basic income

Mayor-elect Malik Evans had tabled the matter, but said a majority of his City Council colleagues support moving forward now on this first step. → Read More

COVID updates: Monroe County reports 803 new cases, MCH to reduce pressure on hospitals

That's the second-highest single-day total for new COVID-19 cases since the start of the pandemic. → Read More

Mayor-elect Evans announces first cabinet, senior-staff appointees

Evans will take office Jan. 1. Who he appoints to his cabinet is an initial test for his promise to reset city government after a tumultuous year. → Read More

Rochester's newly-installed Mayor James Smith in quarantine after testing positive for COVID

Smith has been sequestered at his apartment in the Park Avenue neighborhood since receiving the diagnosis last week. → Read More

New plan for shuttered downtown hotel; Warren seeks approval of UBI as she leaves office

Here's what a new plan for the vacant Riverside Hotel downtown would do. → Read More