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    Barbershops, Salons, and Relationships

    Frank Staropoli

    October 7, 2019-  Wade Norwood, CEO of Common Ground mentions the critical place of barbershops and salons in the life of the Black community.

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    La Avenida gets a facelift


    September 12, 2019Mike Bulger, healthy communities project coordinator of Common Ground says “Speeding cars have prevented families from walking, biking and playing in neighborhoods across the city,”

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    N Clinton Ave neighborhood gets a new look

    WXXI News

    September 30, 2019Mike Bulger, Community Coordinator for Common Ground's Healthi Kids Initiative says "their goal is to utilize community input to transform streets to make them safer for pedestrians and cyclists."

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    Ralph Wilson Jr. Foundation, NYS announce ‘transformative’ funding

    The Evening Tribune

    August 21, 2019Common Ground's CEO Wade Norwood said, "We applaud the leadership and commitment of Governor Cuomo, the Wilson Foundation, the Genesee Transportation Council, Monroe County, State Parks and Friends of the Genesee Valley Greenway for making these enhancements possible.”

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    A link between poverty and health issues

    WENY News

    August 13, 2019- Common Ground's CEO Wade Norwood, "The health impact assessment was an opportunity to really look at the housing conditions in the 14901 and document the link between housing, health conditions, and see if there were any opportunities to address health improvement through housing," 

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    Scooters are coming, eventually

    City Newspaper

    August 14, 2019- Common Ground's Healthi Kids advocates changes to city law, including treating e-scooters and electric-assist bikes the same way city laws currently treat bicycles.

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    $6.5M in funding to improve Genesee Valley Greenway

    Wellsville Daily Reporter

    August 21, 2019“As the health impact assessment of the Greenway documented, this gorgeous trail is already a shot in the arm for community wellness", says Wade Norwood, CEO of Common Ground.

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    Strategic plan to improve the Genesee Valley Greenway

    New York State News

    August 21, 2019- Common Ground's CEO Wade Norwood said, "With these critical new upgrades, folks of all abilities will be able to access the Greenway for walking, biking and other activities proven to reduce chronic illness and improve mental health. "

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    Promoting play in Rochester

    WROC News 8

    August 20, 2019- Play is critical to whole child health and development says Jenn Beideman of Common Ground's Healthi Kids

  • the-urban-phoenix

    Plan for spontaneity

    The Urban Phoenix

    August 14, 2019- Jenn Beideman, Advocacy Manager of Common Ground's Healthi Kids inititative, says The Play Walk project creates a unique and interactive place to support the health of our communities.

  • npr

    Creative Crosswalks meet government resistance


    July 16, 2019- This national story showcases how colorful sidewalks in Rochester are helping to calm traffic and build a sense of community. Common Ground’s Mike Bulger points out that street art nudges residents toward healthier options and safer behaviors.

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    City neighborhoods celebrate play

    13 WHAM

    July 14, 2019- Healthi Kids', PlayROCs your Neighborhorhood worked with more than 50 partners to raise awareness for safe and accessible play spaces in the City of Rochester.