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Urban Action 6/8

This week's calls to action include the following events and activities. All are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.

Vigil to free Jalil Muntaqim

Members of Metro Justice and advocates of justice reform will gather for a vigil at the corner of South Avenue and Byron Street at 4 p.m. on Thursday, June 9, in support of Jalil Muntaqim. Born Anthony Bottom, Muntaqim, 64, has been incarcerated since he was 19 and is currently at Attica. He was convicted along with another man of killing two New York City police officers, though there is a long history of controversy surrounding his case. He will soon go before a New York parole board for the ninth time. His supporters say that the former Black Panther is a political prisoner and should be free after serving 44 years.

Edgewater to hold meeting on port project

Edgewater Resources and the city's departments of Environmental Services and Neighborhood and Business Development will hold a public information meeting about a mixed-use development project at the Port of Rochester on Wednesday, June 8. The meeting will be held at the Terminal Building, 1000 North River Street, from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. The city selected Edgewater to develop 2.8 acres of city-owned land in the new Marina Zoning District. Edgewater will present a revised site plan proposal for a 68-room hotel, 27 condos, and retail space. Drawings and architectural renderings will be available at the meeting and the site plan is at Written comments on the proposal can be mailed to the Bureau of Planning and Zoning, City Hall, 30 Church Street, Rochester, New York, 14614, or e-mailed to: The public comment period ends on Wednesday, June 15.