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We Must Relentlessly Fight For Education Reform

Jean-Claude Brizard | Posted 07.28.2014 | Impact
Jean-Claude Brizard

Over my 28 years living inside urban school systems, I have come to understand and believe that there are two things that we must do and/or keep in mind: respect the complexity of this challenge and relentlessly execute against clear goals.

Foster Mom Recalls Oregon Woman Found In Suitcase

Associated Press | M.L. JOHNSON and GOSIA WOZNIACKA | Posted 07.01.2014 | Crime

An Oregon teenager identified Monday as one of two women whose bodies were found in suitcases in Wisconsin had a hard time after giving up her son to ...

Second Woman Found In Suitcase Is Identified

The Huffington Post | David Lohr | Posted 06.30.2014 | Crime

Authorities have identified Jenny Gamez as the second woman found dead in a suitcase left on the side of a rural Wisconsin roadway. According to th...

David Lohr

Did Police Do All They Could In Wisconsin Suitcase Bodies Case?

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 06.30.2014 | Crime

The arrest of a former police officer this week after the discovery of two women's bodies stuffed into suitcases and dumped in Wisconsin has raised qu...

Vacant Walmart May House Children of Illegal Immigrants

Caurie Putnam | Posted 08.25.2014 | Politics
Caurie Putnam

In a stunning news release from Congressman Chris Collins (NY-27) today, it was revealed a vacant Walmart in an upstate New York suburb is being considered by the federal government to house children of illegal immigrants.

This Disc Jockey's Sketchy Marriage Proposal Rocked

Caurie Putnam | Posted 07.15.2014 | Weddings
Caurie Putnam

He found the perfect spot to propose -- the gardens of the historic Ellwanger Estate in Rochester -- and found a caricature artist who was willing to play along.

Burger King Reunion Inspires Adoptee to Search via Facebook too

Caurie Putnam | Posted 06.11.2014 | Women
Caurie Putnam

Burger King was the final straw that an adopted upstate New York woman needed to launch her own search for her birth parents.

What Does Public Innovation Mean?

Richard C. Harwood | Posted 05.19.2014 | Impact
Richard C. Harwood

We must be willing to see and hear people around us, especially those who are different from us and who challenge our own comfort levels.

David Lohr

Daughter's Search For Mom Goes On, 23 Years After She Disappeared

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 03.27.2014 | Crime

When Amy Kusaywa thinks about her mom today, she doesn't picture her as the gray-haired grandma she would now be, but, rather, as the loving mom she o...

What Happens When NY Street Artists Collide On The Walls

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 04.21.2014 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

Whose voice gets to be heard, and at what cost? It's an ongoing battle with companies and politicians and citizens fighting to control the radio airwa...

Mayor: Some Areas Hit Harder Now Than In Great Depression

The Huffington Post | Byron Kittle | Posted 02.18.2014 | Politics

Lovely Warren, the first female mayor of Rochester, N.Y., said Thursday that for many of her constituents, making ends meet in a still struggling econ...

Eddie Anderson Broke Racial Barriers With Role of 'Rochester' on The Jack Benny Program

Kate Kelly | Posted 03.31.2014 | Entertainment
Kate Kelly

Pullman porter, waiter, valet -- these don't sound like breakthrough parts, but for an African-American actor who was accustomed to producers casting white men in the roles of black people (these were the days of Amos and Andy), these parts offered a major opportunity.

How Facebook Helped Me Find a Mom Like Me

Caurie Putnam | Posted 02.16.2014 | Parents
Caurie Putnam

I asked Dr. Kwon for the mother's name or email or town, but of course she couldn't tell me anything. I totally understood, but I kept wondering about that other family. I pined for another mom to talk to.

Street Artist Adorns Cities Across The Globe With Massive, Intricate Animals

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

New Work from ROA in Austria, Canada, Great Britain, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and the US. Today we visit with street artist, urban n...

The Uncommon Schools/RIT Charter High School Project

Bill Destler | Posted 11.11.2013 | College
Bill Destler

The partnership will allow the university -- its faculty, students, staff, and facilities, to serve as a kind of extension in support of the new charter high school and its students. These students will have access to the universities classrooms, laboratories and facilities.

Who Wants To Buy A Frank Lloyd Wright Home?

ARTINFO | Posted 08.21.2013 | Arts
ARTINFO

There are about 20 Frank Lloyd Wright-designed homes on the market across the country at the moment, which the Wall Street Journal called the "largest...

A Table With A View

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 08.19.2013 | Travel

Popular reservation website OpenTable has released a list of the Top 100 Scenic View Restaurants to pay homage to the summer and outdoor dining season...

8 Uncommonly Cool Children's Museums

MiniTime | Posted 10.07.2013 | Travel
MiniTime

(photo: Paul Specht/Boston Children's Museum) While plenty of adult museums offer specific exhibits with kid appeal, there is a whole genre of museum...

Street Art Therapy

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 09.29.2013 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

Diagnosis One: America's deflated rustbelt cities can expect a deteriorated dust bowl demeanor until bankruptcy, followed by tumbleweeds. Diagnosis...

New Hall Of Fame Gets A Home

AP | Posted 06.25.2013 | Travel

ROCHESTER, N.Y. -- The great minds of the toy industry will be honored alongside their famous creations when the Toy Industry Hall of Fame combines wi...

48 Hours In Rochester

Reuters | Posted 05.15.2013 | Travel

By Ben Dobbin ROCHESTER, N.Y., March 15 (Reuters) - Synonymous with film photography, lilacs and classical music, Rochester offers an ...

2 Firefighters Still Hospitalized After Gun Ambush

AP | Posted 02.24.2013 | Crime

ROCHESTER, N.Y. -- Two upstate New York firefighters remain hospitalized in guarded condition Tuesday, a day after being shot in a hail of bullets tha...

David Lohr

'Wife Swap' Beauty Queen Escapes Prostitution Charge, Still Faces Misdemeanor Counts

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 12.14.2012 | Crime

A New York district attorney has dropped a prostitution charge against former reality TV star Alicia Guastaferro, but will still pursue remaining misd...

David Lohr

New Drawing Shows What Missing Girl May Look Like Today

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 03.27.2014 | Crime

Coming up on the fourth anniversary of Brittanee Drexel's disappearance, the CUE Center for Missing Persons has released an age-progressed portrait sh...

Autumn: On Elections, Fear, and Planting the Future

Wayne Muller | Posted 12.03.2012 | Politics
Wayne Muller

Our fear is selfish and narcissistic. It is imperative we give thanks -- not for what we have accumulated, but for what we can offer, what we can leave, as a truly generous and necessary gift for those who will follow in the path we walk, together, this season.