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City of Rochester Communications Bureau

Links of the Day:

– A Community Report Card produced by the Rochester Area Community Foundation and United Way is a fascinating read. First reported in the Democrat and Chronicle, the report paints a picture both hopeful and deeply disturbing.

The report spotlighted our region’s cultural attractions, affordable housing and high tech jobs. But it also showed deep divides among white and black residents, and city and suburban residents in the areas of infant mortality, child poverty and education.

The study shows a decline in median income, charitable giving and tourism revenue.

There are no surprises, but it is an opportunity for reflection on our community.

– Federal funds have been fueling Delphi’s fuel cell research. Those funds are in jeopardy.

– Only 9 percent of new cars sold are manual transmission. I am a stick shift die-hard.

– The Rochester Subway blog, in its fight to save 13 Cataract, is pointing out eyesores can be saved. Today’s installment looks at Station 55.

One Response to Community Divide

  1. March 27, 2012 at 9:48 am lynn ellingwood responds:

    The racial divide is often because of poverty. African americans in the suburbs are more likely to live in public housing and be farther away from doctors and dentists due to a lack of suburban practioners who take Medicaid and blue choice option. Right now I need to find eye doctors who take Medicaid. Its a pain and there are eye doctors galore in Webster.

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