From the Democrat and Chronicle: "In three neighborhoods on the east side of Rochester, nearly half of the residents subsist on food stamps, and 40 percent of households are scraping by with incomes below the poverty line. Good luck finding a job in these parts of the city, where fewer than one in 10 residents is employed in the neighborhood where he or she lives. More than half of residents who do have jobs are forced to commute to the suburbs. Creating sustainable, living-wage jobs in parts of the city like these is a top concern for local leaders as they work to unravel deeply concentrated pockets of poverty that threaten to undermine the region's economy and quality of life as a whole. Rochester's leaders are looking well beyond New York state's borders for ideas. And led by Mayor Lovely Warren, they've seized upon a model about 250 miles to the west, in Cleveland, Ohio...."
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