Protestors gathered Saturday to signal disapproval of plans to renovate Kennedy Plaza that would affect homeless people living downtown.

Advocates for homeless protest in Burnside Park

October 17, 2016 0 comments

October marks the fifth anniversary of the Occupy Providence movement, a protest that saw hundreds of the city’s residents gather in Burnside Park.

Providence, Guatemala City sign sister city agreement

Providence, Guatemala City sign sister city agreement

October 14, 2016 0 comments

A delegation from Guatemala City met with Providence officials to sign an agreement that will formalize economic and cultural exchange between the cities.

Prov. council president accused of violating campaign finance regulations

Prov. council president accused of violating campaign finance regulations

October 14, 2016 0 comments

Luis Aponte, president of the Providence City Council, stands accused of illegally diverting assets from his campaign fund for personal use.

The Providence Police Department will receive a $375,000 grant to equip officers with body cameras, an increasingly common trend for police departments across the country.

Providence police win matching DOJ grant for body cameras

October 3, 2016 0 comments

The city of Providence has won a $375,000 federal matching grant for body cameras for the city’s police force, according to a Sept. 26 press release.

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Resources for women’s health vary across R.I. colleges

September 23, 2016 0 comments

Collegiate health centers are oftentimes the first stop for undergraduate women and female-sexed students seeking sexual and reproductive medical care.

Rhode Island files suit against oil companies

September 20, 2016 0 comments

Rhode Island filed suit against 34 oil companies Sept. 6, arguing that the entities contributed to contamination of the chemical MTBE in groundwater.

Homeless advocacy groups and press members were barred from a community discussion about Paolino’s Kennedy Plaza proposal. Security voiced concerns about overcrowding, but the space was not at capacity.

Plaza proposal marred by protest, exclusion

September 16, 2016 0 comments

Former Mayor of Providence Joseph Paolino Jr. P’17 unveiled his plans for the redevelopment of Kennedy Plaza Wednesday at a closed-door meeting.

University students who are registered to vote in Rhode Island cast their ballots in Salomon lobby for the state’s primary election. The seats up for grabs included mayoral positions, state legislators and Rhode Island’s two spots in the House of Representatives.

In RI primary, incumbents’ success maintains status quo

September 14, 2016 0 comments

Tuesday’s state primary changed little for the Ocean State, with most incumbent candidates retaining their parties’ nomination.

School officials, researchers clash over R.I. school choice

September 8, 2016 0 comments

The debate over the quality of primary and secondary education in Rhode Island is taking center stage once again.

Student suspended for sexual misconduct allowed back on campus

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Student suspended for sexual misconduct allowed back on campus

August 30, 2016 0 comments

A student found guilty of sexual assault will be allowed back on campus for the semester following an order issued from a U.S. district court judge Aug. 23.