Leaders ranging from President Christina Paxson P'19 to Governor-Elect Gina Raimondo participated in the groundbreaking ceremony for the South Street Landing Project, a public-private collaboration, which will create a new shared nursing education facility for URI and RIC, as well as administrative space and graduate housing for the University.

Federal, state officials break ground on Dynamo project

December 15, 2014 0 comments

Federal, state and municipal officials gathered with private sector leaders in a ceremony to kick off renovations to the South Street Power Station Monday.

Raimondo taps Roberts ’78 for cabinet position

December 8, 2014 0 comments

Rhode Island Lt. Gov. Elizabeth Roberts ’78 was nominated as Secretary of the Executive Office of Health and Human Services.

To protest a grand jury’s decision not to indict Darren Wilson, hundreds of people blocked traffic on I-95 for about 15 minutes Nov. 25.

In wake of Brown case, Providence grapples with police relations

December 5, 2014 0 comments

City activists and law enforcement officials are considering the steps needed to address local concerns over police officers relations with people of color.

Two new R.I. charter schools to open this fall

December 5, 2014 0 comments

Those involved in the state’s education policy continue to examine how the increase in nontraditional schools meshes with larger education plans.

R.I. Medicaid limits supply of Hepatitis C drug due to cost

December 4, 2014 0 comments

Rhode Island’s Medicaid program decided in September to ration the delivery of Sovaldi, a prescription drug approved to cure chronic Hepatitis C.

Museum to examine role of church in slavery

December 4, 2014 1 comment

The Episcopal Diocese of Rhode Island recently approved a plan to open a museum to examine the Episcopal Church’s role in slavery in northern states

Mayor-elect Jorge Elorza listened to citizens’ concerns Monday at Nathan Bishop Middle School during the last of four listening forums, in which city residents had the opportunity to raise issues with Elorza prior to the start of his tenure.

Mayor-elect forum tackles education, budget

December 2, 2014 0 comments

Elorza sat on stage at the One Providence Listening Forum Sunday taking note of residents’ concerns on education, public safety, housing and transportation.

Following a $2.4 million investment and five months of construction, Kennedy Plaza renovation work will come to a close at the end of December. Rerouted bus lines and service disruptions prompted complaints from RIPTA riders, but the new design aims to combat former congestion problems.

Kennedy Plaza renovations aim to reduce congestion

December 2, 2014 0 comments

After almost five months of construction, the redesign of Kennedy Plaza is coming to a close.

R.I. boasts high rate of overweight adolescents

R.I. boasts high rate of overweight adolescents

November 21, 2014 0 comments

A Rhode Island Department of Health study that found that 11 percent of high school students had BMIs above the 95th percentile, qualifying them as obese.

State insurance exchange reopens for enrollment

November 20, 2014 1 comment

HealthSource RI, the state health insurance exchange, opened its second enrollment period Nov. 15 to allow individuals and families to renew their coverage.