The Wedge


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224 Mt. Hope Ave, Rochester, NY 14620
585 256 1740 Ext. 4
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The WEDGE Newspaper is the official publication of the South Wedge area. It began publication as a one-page flyer in 1978. It grew into the South Wedge Newsletter 1979-1981. In 1982, it morphed again into The S.O.S. News and later that year became The WEDGE Newspaper. Its motto today is, "The WEDGE Gets Read."

The not-for-profit periodical is published by the South Wedge Planning Committee (SWPC), a non-profit organization serving the South Wedge. It is printed bimonthly (February/March, April/May, June/July, August/September, October/November and December/January). It temporarily ceased print publication in March 2020 when the COVID-19 pandemic hit the country, but it resumed print publication with its August/September 2023 issue. Throughout the print hiatus it continued to be available online at

The local paper covers news about all things South Wedge and beyond in southeast Rochester, SWPC's programs and projects which include the South Wedge Farmers Market, The South Wedge Victory Gardens, South Wedge Fest and house projects such as house rehabs for first-time home buyers.

The WEDGE profiles new businesses in the South Wedge and other southeast neighborhoods and offers several columns, including Spice Up Your Life (Merriya Valleri), Sparklin' in the Wedge (Michele H. Martell), Swillburg Shoutout (Mike Henry) and more.

It welcomes submissions from area writers and photographers.

For more information, contact Editor Michael Saffran (editor since issue dated December 2023/January 2024) at

Past editors include: Nancy O'Donnell Hale, Hailie Higgins, Patti Giglio and others.


The paper originally printed 5,300 copies which were distributed through businesses in the South Wedge and Greater Rochester. It is now prints 2,000 copies.


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