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MBTA approves proposal for faster train between Boston, Providence

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MBTA approves proposal for faster train between Boston, Providence

November 19, 2019 0 comments

In the commute between Boston and Providence, missing a train does not always mean a brief 20 minute delay — sometimes, this misstep can set travelers back by two hours.

Elorza releases new Climate Justice Plan

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Elorza releases new Climate Justice Plan

November 12, 2019 0 comments

With the impacts of climate change disproportionately affecting low-income communities in Providence, Mayor Jorge Elorza unveiled a plan that he hopes will help mitigate the disparity.

Providence bids goodbye to plastic bags

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Providence bids goodbye to plastic bags

October 23, 2019 0 comments

The use of retail plastic bags is a thing of the past in Providence, following the beginning of a city-wide ban yesterday. The ban was signed into law by Mayor Jorge Elorza May 1.

Christy Turlington Burns led a conversation about the importance of proper care to expecting and new mothers. Burns has previously conducted research about the maternal mortality rate in the United States, which is the highest among the world’s wealthiest 11 nations.

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Event spotlights rising U.S. maternal mortality rate

October 16, 2019 0 comments

Community members packed into a room in the List Art Center Tuesday evening to learn about the maternal mortality rate in the United States — a figure that has more than doubled over the last two decades.

Students reflect on Trump impeachment inquiry

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Students reflect on Trump impeachment inquiry

October 9, 2019 0 comments

As debate over the impeachment inquiry against President Trump dominates discourse nationwide, some students on campus are weighing the implications of the investigation.

Rhode Island falls behind emissions goals, study shows

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Rhode Island falls behind emissions goals, study shows

October 3, 2019 0 comments

A new report commissioned by the University and written by the Stockholm Environment Institute shows that Rhode Island’s greenhouse gas emissions are significantly worse than previously thought.

Lime Scooters left Providence this past Friday after launching in November of 2018.

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Lime Scooters peel out of Providence

September 24, 2019 0 comments

Lime Scooters pulled out of Providence Friday, marking the third loss in electric ride-sharing transportation options in the city after both Bird scooters and JUMP bikes were removed earlier this summer.

Three people contract rare EEE disease in R.I.

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Three people contract rare EEE disease in R.I.

September 18, 2019 0 comments

The Rhode Island Department of Health confirmed Tuesday that two more Rhode Island residents have been diagnosed with Eastern Equine Encephalitis, a rare but potentially fatal mosquito-borne disease. These diagnoses bring the state’s total number of human cases this year to three.

Rhode Island reps call for gun safety action in Congress

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Rhode Island reps call for gun safety action in Congress

September 12, 2019 0 comments

Following the summer’s bout of mass shootings in cities such as Dayton, Ohio and El Paso, Texas, Rhode Island’s representatives in Washington are frustrated with the nation’s lack of action to reduce gun violence.

JUMP bikes have been used in assaults and robberies in Providence, with perpetrators rigging the bikes to be used anonymously.

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JUMP bikes removed over safety, crime concerns

September 10, 2019 1 comment

Students returned to campus this fall to an empty bicycle rack, the docks missing their trademark red JUMP bikes. The notable absence of the motorized bikes, owned by rideshare company Uber, follows the city of Providence and JUMP Bike’s decision to pause the bike program…