CITY OF ROCHESTER, NY NEMNU PAGE
CITY OF ROCHESTER, NY NEMNU PAGE
NEMNU AREAS OF INTEREST
Some areas that we are passionate about include, but are not limited to:
Our Boundaries are Culver Road, Cedarwood Avenue, Jersey Street & East Main Street.
THE NEMNU BOARD | North of East Main Neighbors United
Lorraine D'Ortona: NEMNU President
Lorraine is a founding member of NEMNU and has lived on Maxson St. for 27 years. She taught Computer Science at Monroe Community College for 26 years, retired from full time teaching 6 years ago, and still teaches at MCC as an adjunct professor. Lorraine’s main hobby is gardening.
Diane Picciolo: Treasurer
Diane was born in Rochester, NY an attended SUNY Delhi. Nine years ago she purchased her home on Macbeth St. from her Aunt and Uncle who previously owned the home for over 50 years. Diane worked for Johnson and Johnson as a Training Coordinator. She is now retired but works for Midtown Athletic Club part time as well as volunteers at Petra Place, a not-for-profit Christian counseling agency. When not working, Diane enjoys reading sewing, beadwork and cooking.
Diane and her husband Simone have three daughters; Cara, Megan and Renee. Diane and Simone love city life, and often attend RPO concerts, theatre productions, art openings and dining at the many wonderful restaurants that Rochester has.
Jan Dubin: At-Large
Jan moved to Berry St. in 2011, but he grew up not far from here, on Grand Ave., graduating from East High in 1974. He has worked as a technician at Xerox since 1977. He has three grown children. In his free time, Jan enjoys going to live jazz / blues/ classical music concerts, and swimming or walking for exercise. Jan says, "joining NEMNU has been a great way to meet people in my neighborhood and work with them to help make it a better place to live".
Barb Locke: At-Large
Barbara Locke owns her home on Cedarwood Terrace, where she has lived for almost 27 years. She is retired from her career as a Police Paralegal with the City of Rochester, a position she held for 30 years. She currently has a summer position as a Tram Attendant with the Seneca Park Zoo.
Barb shares her home with a Great Dane/lab mixed dog named Sadie Mae. In her spare time, Barb enjoys taking Sadie Mae for walks, gardening, riding her bike, kayaking, reading, cooking, and visiting friends and family.
We are currently looking to fill board positions for a Secretary, Vice-President, & At-Large positions! If you are interested please email us at NEMNUROC@gmail.com
In 2011, residents in an area joined together to create The North of East Main Neighbors United Neighborhood Association. We had one common mission, To improve the quality of life in the neighborhood.
That is approximately the number of households in the NEMNU Area!
NEMNU LOCAL HISTORY
In the early 1900's the NEMNU area was part of Brighton (referred to as West Brighton). Jane Wood owned 27-1/2 acres, while familiarly-named landowners L.W. Hall, M. Berry and F.W. Maxson owned large plots. Starting around 1910, a few streets began appearing, but with different names than we’re used to. Macbeth St. was Stratford St., Cedarwood Terrace was Federal St., Packard St. was Bonner Place and Hall St. was then called Maxson St. There were three large nurseries located in the neighborhood. Glenwood Nurseries, Graham Nursery Co and Woodlawn Nurseries. By 1925, the NEMNU area had become primarily residential except for E. Main St. businesses.
North East Main Neighbors United is located in Rochester, New York.