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    1171 North Clinton Avenue

    Rochester, NY 14621

    Phone: 585-266-4693 Fax: 585-266-6196

    Office hours:

    Mon-Tues-Thurs 10am-5pm


    Fri-10am-4pm Email: [email protected]

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    Good Neighbors Add Up!

    “Every time you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that per-son, a beautiful thing” “Cada vez que les sonrías a alguien, es una acción de amor, un regalo hacia esa persona, una cosa hermosa”

  • Board Members 2010-2011 President Vice President Secretary Treasurer

    Nancy Sung Shelton Regina Seabrook Maryanne Reed Louis Shelton Jr.

    Regional Representatives: East: TBA West: Wanda Martinez Central: TBA Business: Charles S. Burden

    Group 14621 Staff: Executive Director: George H. Moses Housing Program Coordinator: Ricardo S. Nieves Office Administrator: Shirley Boone

    School 22 students need help-At city School 22, 207 students failed the spring English Language Arts state tests and 223 students failed the math tests. A community volun-teer effort is gearing up to help teachers with a new, targeted intervention effort. Volunteers are needed who can be at the school 1-2 hours weekly, October to June, to work one-on-one with elementary stu-dents who are just below grade level. No teaching experience required. If you are a caring adult who can listen to a child read aloud, ask the student about what was read and learn & use some strategies to help the student make progress, you can make a difference. Or volunteers can help with math tutoring. School 22 (Lincoln School) is at 27 Zimbrich Street, 14621, which is off Joseph Ave., 5 blocks south of Route 104/Irondequoit. For more about this vol-unteer effort, please contact Ms. Chris Far-num, 241-9249, interim coordinator of the UU/Schools Partner-ship, [email protected] ******************************** Another option, for volunteers who can go once a month at noon: Volunteers read to students on the first Wednesday of each month from 12:20 to 12:50 p.m. through the Spino Foundation Literacy Program. The readers contribute $2 toward the cost of the book and the student gets to keep the books. For that program, contact Geri Spino, [email protected]

    City of Rochester- Reassessment 2012 Un-derway. The Reassessment of all properties in the City of Rochester. In 2012, the city will update 66,500 property assessments, adjusting them to match current real estate values. City, School and county taxes are only distributes fairly when every parcel of property is correctly assessed. Look for updates and additional information as the reassessment program progresses at Any specific questions may be directed to the:

    City of Rochester Bureau of Assessment

    30 Church Street, Rm. 101A Rochester, New York 14614 Phone: (585) 428-7221 TDD/Voice: (585) 232-3260 FAX (585) 428-6423


    FREEDOM SCHOOL– OPEN HOUSE Free tutoring services for eligible students who attend qualifying schools will be pro-vided at the NEAD Freedom School. SES registration will be held at Open House. Space is limited, enroll now! When: Fri. October 7th, 2011 Time: 5:30pm-7:30pm Where: 630 North Goodman St.

    Refreshments will served

    Monday-October 10, 2011 G14621 Office Closed

    Please join us for our Annual Conven-tion and meeting as we celebrate 37 years of serving the 14621 neighbor-hoods. When: Fri. October 28,2011 Where: Helen Barrett Montgomery School 50 - 301 Seneca Ave Time: 5:30-8:00pm Please reply by Oct 24, 2011 to confirm your attendance.

    Mayor Thomas S. Richards and Coun-cilmember Jacklyn Ortiz helped kickoff the annual Hispanic Heritage Month at a City Hall ceremony on Friday, Sept. 16. During the event Mayor Richards and Coun-cilmember Ortiz declared Sept. 15 through Oct. 15 Hispanic Heritage Month. This year's festivities are organized under the theme - Orgullo Latino: Alumbrando el Futuro (Latino Pride: Creating a Brighter Future). For more information, you may call 311 or (585) 428-5990. Be sure to stay up to date by visiting the Hispanic Heritage

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    OCTOBER 2011 ISSUE # 392


    14621 Neighborhood Voice - Published By Group 14621 Community Association, Inc. 1171 North Clinton Ave, Rochester, NY 14621 585-266-4693, Fax: 585-266-6196 Neighborhood Voice reserves the right to edit or reject content submitted. Articles written do not constitute an endorsement or an approval of G14621 or its Board Members

    GROUP 14621


    mailto:[email protected]:[email protected]


    From G14621 Board President ……My Name is NOT “Poverty”

    “If the misery of the poor be caused not by the laws of nature, but by our institutions, great is our sin.” ~Charles Darwin

    We all are inundated with so much information about poverty. 14621 is often spoken in the terms of the “highest concentration” of this social issue or that problem – including “pervasive poverty”. What is poverty? It is simply defined as “the lack of the socially ac-ceptable amount of money and material possessions”. The media often describes poverty as a personal attribute that defines ones char-acter. Well, I am not POVERTY. As I navigate my neighborhood, the evidence of poverty is evident in the condition of many houses, and sometimes as display of hopelessness from my neighbors. HOWEVER, what I see more often are folks getting in their cars headed to work, children on school buses, parents fussing at (disciplining) their kids, young men opening doors for ladies, families gathered at a barbeque, a man giving change to someone who is down and out, groups planting community gardens, a teen mowing a lawn, an elderly woman picking up trash in her yard, and a lot of laughter and smiling faces. Why so many smiling faces, because even though my neighbors may be poor, they are NOT Poverty.

    The reality is that the average household incomes in our region have not kept pace with inflation. In addition, incomes vary greatly among our region's racial and ethnic groups, with African-American and Latino residents earning less and more likely to live in pov-erty. The number of people receiving public assistance has declined, but this may relate to changes in eligibility and administrative fac-tors more than declines in need. People are poverty-stricken when their income, even if adequate for survival, falls markedly behind that of the community. I am prompted to agree that being in poverty is a challenge, with issues like: lack of resources, inadequate health care, limited access to healthy foods, and other quality of life concerns. However, what I see in my neighbors is a sense of pride that won’t accept being poor as a reason to not be a good parent, neighbor, employee, or student. The reality is that most poor peo-ple work harder than their middle and upper class counterparts – because they have to in order to maintain their families. I celebrate you, my wonderful, proud, courageous and giving neighbors…. YOU ARE MY HEROES! My name is Nancy Sung Shelton, please don’t call me POVERTY…

    Nancy Sung Shelton, Board President [email protected] or (585) 730-1372

    G14621 New Executive Director ……………….

    My name is George H. Moses, the new Executive of Group 14621. I also serve as the Executive Director of North East Area Develop-ment (NEAD). I bring to the organization, over 29 years of experience in grass roots community development, a proven and well-documented history of leadership, guidance and service evidenced by my strong commitment and involvement at all levels of our com-munity. A product of the Rochester City School District, I graduated from Monroe Community College, proudly served our country in the United States Navy.

    I have also served as a contributor to the Democrat and Chronicles’ Editorial Board, and as president of the Parent Teacher Organiza-tion at John James Audubon School #33. Honors include: 2003 Monroe County Democratic Committee Volunteer of the Year, ABC’s Lena Gantt Distinguished Community Service Award, MCC Alumni making a difference in the community award, Beechwood Neighborhood Coalition Leadership Award and City of Rochester Unsung Heroes Award.

    My philosophy is community development is rooted in the 4 P's:

    People- Our # 1 asset

    Place - Based strategies that develop & renovate current neighborhoods

    Partnerships- In the age or dwindling resources, partnerships or alliances are key to survival

    Policies- To achieve systemic change, we must address policies that will enable organizations to perform our work more efficiently

    I am a lifelong resident of Rochester; where my wife and I are raising 5 children.

    I look forward to meeting my new neighbors and engaging in the process of changing our community together.

    - George

    mailto:[email protected]


    From the desk of the Housing Coordinator - R.S. Nieves

    Group 14621 administers the Emergency Assistance Re-pair Program (EARP) in the 14621 zip code area of the City of Rochester. The Emergency Assistance Repair Program (EARP) is funded by the City of Rochester from its Community Development Block Grant (CDBG). EARP provides grants to help cover the cost of emergency home repairs. The following emergency work is covered by EARP: Sewer Line Repair/Replacement Water Service Repair/Replacement

    Water Heater Repair/Replacement Furnace Repair/Replacement Electrical System Repairs

    Plumbing Repairs Leaking Roofs and related damage caused by leaks.

    "Roof" includes: shingles, underlayment, ice & water shield, flashing, drip edges, fascia, soffits, vents, and gutters/downspouts if needed.

    You may be eligible for EARP if you: Own a one-to-four-family house in the City

    Are living in that house (and have for at least the past three (3) years)

    Meet income guidelines that are based on your family size

    Have not received a RAP, EARP or other City grant in the past 10 years

    IMPORTANT: Submitting an application does

    not guarantee you will receive an EARP grant.

    Subject to availability of funds and demon-

    strated need, 2011-2012 EARP grants are

    provided on a first-come, first-served basis,

    based on when your application is complete.

    FOR 14621 Residents ONLY- Please call us at 585-266-4693 or stop by our office to begin the application process.


    Block Clubs (Streets)

    Alphonse/Bernard Alphonse, Bernard

    Barberry Barberry

    Berlin/Wilkins Berlin, Wilkins

    Carl St Carl St

    Clifford/Evergreen/Scantom (CES)

    Clifford, Evergreen, Scrantom,

    Cutler Street Plus Cutler St, Conkey Ave

    Dayton Street Dayton, Fairbanks, Baumann, Ave D, Hudson Ave, Hoff

    Dorbeth Dorbeth

    Dunn/Nester Neighbors Dunn, Townsend, Moulson, Bremen, Klein, St. Casimir, Roser, Nester, Wakefield, Wanda, Zygment, Norton

    Durnan St Durnan St.

    El Camino Block Club More details to follow

    E. Ridge Road Assoc. E Ridge Rd to Irondequoit line, Hollenbeck St, N. Clinton Ave and St. Paul from 104 Expressway to Rutledge Dr

    EPRBC Eiffel Place

    Ferncliffe Ferncliffe, Nichols, Clairmount

    F/L/R/T Flower, Lill, Radio, Roth, Treyer

    Huntington PK (HPNW) Huntington Pk, St. Paul, Athens, Ariel Pk, Harris

    Ketchum Ketchum

    Kohlman/Farbridge Kohlman/Farbridge

    Lefrois St. Neighborhood Associ-ation

    Baird, Buonomo, Carter, Dunn. Kilmar, LeFrois, Malone, Milan, Northlane, Rexford, Sayne, Shady Lane, Valois,

    Van Olinda

    Mead Mead

    The Portland Block Club Portland Ave, Mohawk, Furlong

    Mohawk Mohawk

    Norran Norran

    Remington Remington, Morrill, Mead, Carl

    Sobieski St Sobieski

    South of Norton St (S.O.N.) Klein, Bremen, Townsend, VanStallen

    St. Jacob St St. Jacob St

    Unity NE Manchester, St. Stanislaus

    For date time of block club meetings, visit our website: or call 266-4693.

    OCTOBER 2011 Birthstone/Opal Flower/Marigold

    Sat. Oct 1: Carl St. Harvest Party 2-4pm Carl St. Garden Fri. Oct 7: NEAD-Freedom School Open House 630 N. Goodman St. 5:30-7:30pm for more info call 482-7320 or 482-8359 Mon. Oct 10: G14621 Closed-Columbus Day Tues. Oct 11: City Council Meeting, City Hall 7p Fri. Oct 28: G14621 Annual Convention & Meeting 5:30-8p

    14621 Members:

    Send in your nominations by Oct 14, 2011.

    Good Neighbor of the Year Award

    Volunteer of the Year Award

    The Gloria Jean Travis Memorial Business owner Award AND: Regional Representatives for Board of Directors 2011-2012 term.


    752 Avenue D Rochester, New York 14621

    585.467.0218 General Grocery Store





    Ray A. Drouin

    HI-Qual Storage & Management

    Cars Boats RVs Warehousing

    152 East Ridge Road

    Rochester, NY 14621


    You can make a difference!

    There are literally hundreds of opportunities for people to participate in health research right here in Rochester. And researchers are looking for both healthy volunteers as well as those who have the medical conditions they are seeking to treat. Make a difference! Con-sider registering as a volunteer at, or visit the URMC Health Research @ learn about open studies at the University of Roches-ter. You can also call (585) 275-8762 to learn more about current open research opportunities at the University of Rochester.

  • MEMBERSHIP & RENEWAL INFORMATION:Group14621 receives funding from United Way (Donor Option #530), New York State Division of Housing & Community Renewal, GRHP and the City of Rochester. Our organization

    also relies on membership dues and community fundraising events and activities to supplement these sources. Your

    membership is important! If you have not yet joined G14621, we invite you to become one of Group 14621 “neighbors

    working together.” To join or renew, fill out form below and return it to our office with payment. Membership fees,

    contributions, donations can be made online. Visit our website ( Thank you for your support!


    Group 14621 Community Association, Inc.

    *1171 North Clinton Avenue * Rochester, New York 14621*266-4693 * FAX 266-6196*

    ( )$10 enclosed for 1 year regular HOUSEHOLD membership with receipt of newsletter

    ( )$18 enclosed for 1 year regular membership and TOOL BANK enrollment with receipt of newsletter

    ( )$10 enclosed for BASIC BUSINESS 1 year Business Listing in newsletter enrollment ONLY

    ( )$25 enclosed for BUSINESS PLUS membership with 1 year Business Listing enrollment with receipt of newsletter

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    “Business Listing Servicing Your Neighborhood ”

    Auto Shops/Repair J.G. Autowerks 160 E. Ridge Rd. 14621 585-338-2886

    Churches Northridge Church 2052 St. Paul St. 14621 585-338-7810 God’s Vision Ministries, Inc. 694 Hudson Ave 14621 585-467-2645 St. Stanislaus Church 34 St. Stanislaus St. 14621 585-467-3068

    Dentist Jeffrey D. Busch, D.D.S. 240 E. Ridge Road 14621 585-544-3650

    Grocery/Food Stores Discount Food Market 752 Avenue D 14621 585-467-0218 Foodlink, Inc. 936 Exchange St 14608 585-328-3380

    Health URMC Health 585- 275-8762 Your Local Pharmacy [email protected]

    Income Tax Services Burgos Income Tax, Inc. 1816 N. Clinton Ave. 14621 585-266-2680

    Industrial Companies Allied-Action Limited 182 Avenue D 14621 585-342-4700 E.I. DuPont , Inc. 69 Seneca Ave. 14621 585-339-4200 McAlpin Industries 255 Hollenbeck St. 14621 585-266-3060

    Legislative Officials Harry Bronson NYS Assembly 840 University Avenue 14607 585-244-5255 [email protected] Brian M. Kolb NYS Assembly PO Box 835, Canandaigua 14424 315-781-2030

    City Council President-Northeast District Lovely A. Warren 30 Church St 14614 585-428-6684

    Neighborhood Preservation Neighborhood Service Center 500 Norton St. 14621 585-428-7660

    Real Estate Prudential-Antonella Daniels 1303 Marsh Road 14534 585-381-7322 Pittsford, NY 585-305-3421

    Schools Helen Barrett Montgomery School Principal Tim Mains #50 301 Seneca Ave 14621 585-266-0331

    Storage HI-Qual Storage & Management 152 E. Ridge Road 14621 585-261-7901

    Unified Tae Kwan Do 1711 N. Clinton Ave 14621 585-266-2650 Master Charles Flowers Ridge Clinton Plaza

    Web Design PHU Concepts 263 Central Ave 14605 585-284-862

    Anyone who would like to have their business listed in our monthly newsletter may do so for only $10.00 a year. You can fill out the membership form below and mail it back to us or stop by our office.