We now know what 'medical issues' the Mayor was talking about last week when he decided not to continue his re-election bid.

Matthew Richards lost his 5-year battle with cancer yesterday. He was a 1994 grad from McQuaid Jesuit. He was just 37, married with two sons.

My thoughts and prayers are with the Mayor and his family.


Matthew Richards, the son of Rochester Mayor Tom Richards, died Monday after a 5-year battle with cancer. Matthew Richards was 37. He is a graduate of McQuaid Jesuit High School, Columbia University, and St. John Fisher College. The family will hold a private funeral.

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