Tuesday, September 13, 2011

More good press for our LONA area!


8:08 AM
Polls Open for Primary Election Today
By: YNN Staff

Several counties in the Rochester area are holding primary elections Tuesday.
Voters head to the polls Tuesday to cast ballots in several primary races.

Winners of Tuesday's primaries will appear on the ballot for the November 8th general election.

The Lyell-Otis Neighborhood Association had a last minute gathering Monday night so voters could hear from some of the candidates. Concerned residents urged their fellow community members to get out and vote.

The polls open at noon today and will stay open until 9 p.m.

Monroe County Board of Elections

YNN coverage of our LONA September meeting!


09/12/2011 10:10 PM
Lyell-Otis Residents Encourage People to Vote in Primary Election
By: Sheba Clarke

Several candidates in the Northwest district of the city heard concerns of residents loud and clear.

“We need to hear them at our meetings when we have our concerns,” said Frank Louk, Rochester.

Voters are getting last minute answers before heading to the polls Tuesday.

“You have a lot of candidates running. You have a lot of different ones,” said Michael Visconte, President of the Lyell-Otis Neighborhood Association.

Two city council candidates showed up to the LONA meeting Monday night.

“We invited the candidates so everybody can hear a little bit about what they stand for,” said Visconte.

Also, there were three of the eight school board candidates on the ballot who attended. It’s a race that has four open seats.

“There are some interesting choices for the school board and there are a lot of them and that’s good,” said James Muscatella, Rochester.

This leaves a big decision for voters, but many like Muscatella know exactly what they want in a candidate.

“A school board member that has the willingness to work with the community and some new ideas,” Muscatella.

“The school board, I would like them to be realistic,” said Louk.

Concerned residents in this community are urging people to get out and vote in this primary.

“Whoever wins the primary usually wins the election,” said Muscatella.

“So this is the best time to come out. You can change it on primary day,” said Visconte.

The opportunity to do that is from noon to 9 p.m. at your polling place, Tuesday.

Monday, September 12, 2011

LONA meeting - Sept 2011

What a wonderfully attended meeting! I'm happy I got there early to get a seat!

I'm very glad so many people took time out of their busy schedules to join us!

I thank all of the candidates/incumbents, firemen, and city recreation representatives for addressing our lively group this evening.

And, if you are a registered Democrat, please exercise your right to vote in tomorrow's primary election!

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Monroe Ambulance’s upcoming Fall EMT classes

Subject: FW: EMT Schedule
Date: Tue, 16 Aug 2011 20:56:00 +0000

Attached is the information regarding Monroe Ambulance’s upcoming Fall EMT classes. Please note that one is a refresher class, and the other is an EMT original class. They’re great job opportunities in the local emergency medical services community. I understand that unfortunately many organizations have to deal with letting good people go because of budgetary shortfalls, so this may be an opportunity to for some of those folks to look into another career. People with EMT certifications are also put ahead of other applicants when they apply for jobs in the hospital settings. Considering the fact that our areas largest employer is the University of Rochester, this might help some people open those doors to future employment. This is also good for someone looking for some rewarding part-time employment also.

Successful completion of this class will certify a person as a NYS Emergency Medical Technician. If you can think of anyone that might benefit from this class, please have them contact Aaron Horowitz for more information, his information is attached. This class will be 2 nights a week for 3 ½ months.

For those that are already have EMT/Paramedic/Nursing certifications needing any re-certification classes for any of the alphabet courses such as CPR, ACLS, PALS, and others, please feel free to talk to Aaron about our monthly schedules. Thank you all for your time.

Luis Aponte

Community Liaison/Paramedic

Monroe Ambulance

1669 Lyell Ave

Rochester New York, 14606

(585) 327-7686 Direct Office

(585) 509-3648 Cell


Thursday, September 1, 2011

Citizens Police Academy

Sent: Tuesday, August 30, 2011 6:47 PM
Subject: Citizens Police Academy

Good afternoon Community leaders,

Chief Sheppard will be announcing to the media that the next R.P.D. Citizen’s Police Academy (CPA) will commence on Tuesday, October 11, 2011. The CPA and run for approximately (10) consecutive Tuesdays, 6:00PM to 9:00PM.

The Citizen’s Police Academy (C.P.A.) provides a broad based look at the policies, procedures and operations of the Rochester Police Department. At its conclusion, you will be more familiar with law enforcement in our city neighborhoods and also with the training currently being provided to police recruits. You will have opportunities to offer comments and suggestions on police procedures and the recruit academy curriculum.

The Citizen’s Police Academy Instructors will include experienced trainers and operational personnel from several units of our organization. Upon your graduation, you will return to your community with greater knowledge and a unique perspective of the Rochester Police Department. This increased familiarity and interaction helps to improve police-community relations, recognizing the partnership between the citizens and their police force.

Classes are held at the Public Safety Training Facility, 1190 Scottsville Road.

For more information please contact CPO Lamar Cousins (428-1220) or email Lamar.Cousins@cityofrochester.gov

Attached you will find the CPA application. All applications must be submitted to CPO Cousins no later than September 23rd.

Thank you for your assistance.