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PROFILE | BY TIM LOUIS MACALUSO The Democratic primary for the State Assembly’s 137th district is sure to be a referendum on the long career of incumbent David Gantt. Gantt has represented the district for more than three decades. On September 13, voters will decide if they still want or need the influence Gantt’s seniority […]

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BY TIM LOUIS MACALUSO Praise flowed for Ann Romney even before she delivered her speech at the Republican National Convention last night. Hours earlier, Republicans nominated Mitt Romney for president. But Romney, polls indicate, is having trouble with women and minority voters. And it was on Ann Romney’s shoulders to help recast his image in […]

Mitt Romney's health-care plan gave his state the nation's best rate of insurance coverage. PHOTO COURTESY DAVE DELAY

BY JEREMY MOULE Massachusetts has the lowest rate of residents without health insurance of any state in the US. That’s a simple fact, released this morning by the Census Bureau. But it has massive political overtones: Massachusetts has a health insurance system that is the basis of Obamacare. And that system – including an individual […]

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BY WILLIE CLARK AND REBECCA RAFFERTY MUSIC: Sometimes it just takes two. In the case of Jumbo Shrimp, it is exactly that: Just two guys, an acoustic guitar, and drums, churning out your rock and roll favorites all around town. The shrimp come to shore at Marge’s Lake Side Inn (4909 Culver Road) tonight, at […]

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BY JEREMY MOULE This story has been updated. Nobody argues that, as dean of Rochester’s state Assembly delegation, David Gantt is an influential and powerful figure in local politics. But Gantt, like every politician, has critics. In Gantt’s case, those critics wonder if the Assembly member truly represents the community’s interests, or his own. The […]

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BY TIM LOUIS MACALUSO The situation at School 16 has many residents in the city’s southwest neighborhoods re-thinking their relationship with the Rochester school district, neighborhood leaders say. Residents are holding a meeting tonight — Wednesday, August 29 — to discuss the situation. The Rochester school board approved closing School 16 for this school year […]

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BY JEREMY MOULE Maggie Brooks was in the news a lot last week. On the county executive front, her administration reached a tentative agreement with negotiators from a CSEA unit. The terms will be kept under wraps until union members have reviewed the agreement. Members must also ratify it before it goes into effect. The […]

Veritas Wine Bar. PHOTO BY MATT DETURCK

[ CHOW HOUND ] BY DAYNA PAPALEO You know, wine might be the original form of conscious eating. With a label full of details about things like vintage and varietals, few packaged products throughout history have been so transparent with regard to their origins. Sometimes, though, it seems like a lot of information, and that’s […]

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