The social and economic justice group Metro Justice
will conduct a canvassing drive
in the Highland Park neighborhood this Saturday, July 12. A press release says that group members will knock on doors to tell people about Metro Justice and its mission, and to hopefully get people to join.
Group members will meet at 10 a.m. on Saturday at the Equal Grounds coffee shop, 750 South Avenue. RSVP, metrojustice.nationbuilder.com/july_12th_gtw
The developers of College Town
on Mount Hope will host a job fair
from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, July 8, at Staybridge Suites, 1000 Genesee Street.
Scheduled to open this fall, College Town will consist of retail, restaurants, housing, hotel, market, book store, and other amenities on 14 acres on Mount Hope.
Tuesday’s job fair is the first in a series to help fill the approximately 490 permanent jobs that will be part of College Town. BY CHRISTINE CARRIE FIEN
Starting today, candidates for local and state office
can file their ballot petitions. The deadline to submit petitions is close of business on Thursday, July 10.
Democratic primaries are looming in a couple of city races. Michael Patterson
got the party’s backing to run for the Northeast District seat on City Council, and is being challenged by Eugenio Cotto
, former executive director of the Group 14621 Community Association executive director. Patterson currently holds the seat.
In the County Legislature, Democrat Leslie Rivera
got the party’s endorsement for the 29th District seat, and there have been rumblings that Ernest Flagler
may challenge her.
The Monroe County Board of Elections
typically posts a list of petitions it has received on its website
At the state level, Fordham University law professor Zephyr Teachout
has been trying to gather enough signatures to force a Democratic primary against Governor Andrew Cuomo
. The governor has his party’s endorsement, as well as the endorsement of the Working Families Party
. BY JEREMY MOULE