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Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren delivered her third State of the City address Monday night. In it, she outlined a list of accomplishments from the last year, including that her administration "created or retained more than 30,000 jobs across the entire city." That figure -- among other statements Warren made about her successes -- has been challenged by her opponents. 

We sit down with Deputy Mayor Cedric Alexander to discuss the address, the administration's goals for the future, and we ask our questions and yours.

WATCH: Lovely Warren on her re-election bid

Mar 28, 2017

There were rumblings she might make a run for Congress in 2016 by seeking the 25th Congressional District seat long-held by Democrat Louise Slaughter. But for now, Mayor Lovely Warren has her eyes set on another four years as the leader of the City of Rochester. And she’s got some competition. Monroe County Legislator James Sheppard, former television journalist Rachel Barnhart and businessman Alex White are all vying for the job of mayor. Is the work of her current tenure enough to pull off another victory? Mayor Lovely Warren joins this edition of Need to Know to to answer that question and more.

Mayor Lovely Warren and Rochester Police Chief Michael Ciminelli released crime statistics for last year. According to the report, part one crime (the category for major crimes) are at their lowest levels in 25 years.

The RPD is reporting the lowest violent crime levels in 10 years. Robbery,assault, property crime, burgalery, and larsonary are all at 25-year-lows.

Chief Ciminelli says to date, their homicide clearance rate is at 84 percent.

We sat down with Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren, 13 months after she took office as Rochester Mayor, and less than a week after her first State of the City address.

Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren was our guest for a full hour on Wednesday to talk with callers about  issues in the City of Rochester.

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Newly elected Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren sat down as Evan Dawson's guest on the first hour of Thursday's Connections.  Warren addressed the much talked about neeed for security detail, along with ideas for downtown development, including a water park. You can listen to the entire program here:

Mayor Lovely Warren - A Need to Know Rochester Special

Jan 6, 2014

This Thursday WXXI News is airing a special Need to Know Rochester featuring Mayor Lovely Warren. WXXI's Hélène Biandudi Hofer talks with Warren in the studio about what's potentially on -and off- the table in her new role. She also visits Warren at home and talks with her family about their hopes for Rochester and the challenges ahead.

Watch this Thursday at 8pm on WXXI-TV, Channel 21.1 and Cable 11 or 1221.

WATCH: Lovely Warren's Victory Speech

Nov 6, 2013

Watch Lovely Warren give her victory speech after winning the Rochester mayoral election on Tuesday.

Rochester Elects First Female Mayor

Nov 6, 2013
City of Rochester

(Update 11:21 p.m.) Rochester has had 65 mayors, all of them male. That will change on January 1 as Lovely Warren wins the Rochester Mayoral election, taking 56 percent of the vote. Warren defeated Rochester Mayor Tom Richards who took 39 percent of the vote, and Alex White who took 5 percent.

Warren stunned pundits back in September, defeating Mayor Tom Richards in the Democratic Primary by 16 percentage points, even while polls showed that Richards has a comfortable lead.

ROC Democratic Mayoral Candidate Talks Issues & Solutions

Oct 30, 2013

On this week's Need to Know Rochester, Democratic mayoral candidate Lovely Warren talks not only issues but also solutions to city challenges. We'll look at an effort underway to ensure city high schools graduate at least 90% of students by 2020 and a roller skating rink is finding ways to give back to the community.

Watch this Thursday at 8pm on WXXI-TV, Channel 21.1 and Cable 11 or 1221.