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South Providence residents protest Mayor Jorge Elorza’s proposed plan to renovate homes across the city. They fear the initiative will lead to ballooning housing prices, displacing longtime residents.

Local residents protest housing project

February 12, 2016 0 comments

On Thursday, homeowners from South Providence and Brown students gathered in front of the mayor’s office in City Hall to protest the EveryHome initiative.

Previously boarded up, Skewers has now re-opened and features Mexican food items on its menu.

Skewers experiments with menu change

February 12, 2016 0 comments

Thayer Street’s Skewers has been back in business for the past couple weeks, boasting a revamped menu replete with both Mediterranean and Mexican options.

Spotlight on the Statehouse: Feb. 10, 2016

February 10, 2016 0 comments

The city of Providence bid farewell to its longest-serving mayor, Vincent “Buddy” Cianci, Jr. with a funeral service Monday.

Elorza delivers State of the City address

Elorza delivers State of the City address

February 10, 2016 0 comments

Mayor Jorge Elorza gave his annual State of the City address Tuesday night, focusing his speech on educational reform and business development.

Providence crime statistics reveal fall semester patterns

February 10, 2016 0 comments

Providence saw 5,889 crimes in total during the University’s fall semester, from Sept. 10 to Dec. 22.

Alum proposes single-payer healthcare bill in State House

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Alum proposes single-payer healthcare bill in State House

February 9, 2016 0 comments

Rep. Aaron Regunberg ’12, D-Providence, introduced a bill with several other representatives that would establish a single-payer health system in the state.

Vincent “Buddy” Cianci died Jan. 28 at the age of 74. He was Providence’s longest-serving mayor, known for his larger-than-life personality.

Cianci leaves complicated legacy behind

February 5, 2016 0 comments

Vincent “Buddy” Cianci Jr., lawyer, radio host and Providence’s longest-serving mayor died Jan. 28 at the age of 74, leaving behind a memorable legacy.

Spotlight on the Statehouse: Feb. 3, 2016

February 3, 2016 0 comments

Gov. Gina Raimondo will push for an increase in Rhode Island’s minimum wage from $9.60 to $10.10 per hour, she said at the State House last week.

Torey Malatia, CEO of RIPR, explains split with WBEZ

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Torey Malatia, CEO of RIPR, explains split with WBEZ

February 3, 2016 0 comments

Rhode Island Public Radio finds its home within a manila-folder, commonplace office that does not reflect the personality of the station’s newest CEO.

Students campaign for ethnic studies in Providence

February 3, 2016 0 comments

Jan. 20, high school students protested outside of the Providence School Department for the inclusion of ethnic studies in public school curricula.