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2014 predictions


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2014 predictions

  1. 1. 2014 Predictions Rochester
  2. 2. 2014 Predictions Robert Duffy will not run for another term as lieutenant governor. Will he become chairman of Rochester Business Alliance? Skeptical because of ethics issues and fact he withdrew application.
  3. 3. 2014 Predictions Medley Centre and East Irondequoit Central School District end up in court. Mall owner Scott Congel gives his first non-ambush interview to local media. Possible construction starts.
  4. 4. 2014 Predictions Lovely Warren & Joe Morelle try in earnest to get Rochester Broadway Theatre League to ditch Medley for Midtown for a new performing arts center.
  5. 5. 2014 Predictions Mayor Lovely Warren begins push for more charter schools, creating friction with RCSD Superintendent Bolgen Vargas. She might suggest they share school buildings.
  6. 6. 2014 Predictions Common Core remains, but becomes issue in reelection campaigns of Governor Cuomo, state lawmakers. (Side prediction: Trump will not run for governor.)
  7. 7. 2014 Predictions Adam Urbanski retires. Longtime Rochester Teachers Association leader won his battle with Brizard and negotiated new contract with Vargas. Is there one more fight left?
  8. 8. 2014 Predictions Bolgen Vargas leaves his job as head of RCSD. Going out on limb, but he’ ll have served for a few years, which is about when urban superintendents take off.
  9. 9. 2014 Predictions Downtown Rochester continues to improve. Twoway conversion of St. Paul & Clinton moves ahead, Midtown Tower work starts, more housing comes online, more businesses move in.
  10. 10. 2014 Predictions Robert Wiesner will not be convicted of any crimes.
  11. 11. 2014 Predictions Bills make the playoffs. Ownership succession becomes more clear.