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Articles by Sarah Perelman (63)

Higher Ed

Gov. introduces municipal relief

April 26, 2012 0 comments

To aid financially struggling cities and towns in Rhode Island, Gov. Lincoln Chafee ’75 P’14 proposed a municipal relief package composed of seven bills, which will be discussed in the House Finance Committee today. 

Higher Ed, Metro

Bill looks to boost R.I. gambling industry

April 3, 2012 0 comments

The Rhode Island Senate is slated to vote this week on a measure that would allow Newport Grand Slots to host casino-style table games. The proposal passed the state House of Representatives with a 69-3 vote March 6. If it passes the Senate, the measure will be placed on the November ballot for voter approval.

Metro

Actress Streep donates $10,000

March 13, 2012 0 comments

After winning an Academy Award for Best Actress last month, Meryl Streep donated $10,000 to Segue Institute for Learning, a public charter school in Central Falls, R.I., in honor of fellow nominee Viola Davis, a Central Falls native whose niece attends Segue. The donation boosted the school’s effort to raise enough money to buy the building it currently occupies, which the bankrupt city is selling as part of its financial recovery plan.