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EVENTS: “12 ANGRY MEN,” ISLAND TOUCH BACHATA 19 FILM: “HYDE PARK ON HUDSON,” “THE IMPOSSIBLE” 24 RESTAURANT REVIEW: ACANTHUS CAFÉ 11 GUEST COMMENTARY: THE POOR AND OBAMA’S AGENDA 3 CROSSWORD, NEWS OF THE WEIRD 35 NATALIE B • THE MOHO COLLECTIVE • MIDGE URE • THE SOFT MOON • FATHER JOHN MISTY • AND MORE MUSIC, PAGE 12 JANUARY 9-15, 2013 Free • Greater Rochester’s Alternative Newsweekly • Vol 42 No 18 • News. Music. Life. I feel like a stranger in my own home town.” MUSIC REVIEW, PAGE 13 Money challenges for waterfront project. NEWS, PAGE 5 Recognizing Rochester’s African-American landmarks. NEWS, PAGE 6 ENVIRONMENT | BY JEREMY MOULE | PAGE 8 | PHOTO ILLUSTRATION BY MATT DETURCK Sixty looks at the turbulent 60’s. ART REVIEW, PAGE 18 Nominations open for Rochester Theater Hall of Fame. DETAILS, PAGE 12 Great Lakes: progress and problems The Great Lakes are much better than they used to be in terms of the presence of toxic pollutants like mercury and DDT. But they still face an evolving list of environmental threats and problems. Lake Ontario continues to struggle with nutrient pollution. When substances — phosphorous, for example — enter the water, they act as fertilizer for algae. The resulting blooms cause water-quality problems; one high-visibility consequence is the frequent closings at Ontario and Durand-Eastman beaches. But the health of Lake Ontario and the Great Lakes overall will be aided by research. And recently, two SUNY professors have made important and useful findings. Joe Makarewicz, an environmental science professor at SUNY Brockport, has identified some nutrient sources in the Genesee River watershed, which empties into Lake Ontario. And Sam Mason, an associate professor of chemistry at SUNY Fredonia, has identified an emerging pollutant in the Great Lakes: plastics.

January 9-15, 2013 - City Newspaper

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