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At nearby restaurant Plant City, Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza launched a city-wide campaign called #ThinkPVD to promote small businesses. The campaign will include a free parking initiative and partnerships with some local businesses to offer discounts to city residents. Speakers also encouraged supporting small businesses during the holiday season.

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Mayor Elorza kicks off #ThinkPVD campaign to support local businesses

November 20, 2019 0 comments

Graduate students rallied on the steps of the Stephen Robert ’62 Campus Center Tuesday to reiterate demands for a union contract that would improve benefits for graduate student workers…

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.

Rhode Islanders report housing, jobs as most pressing challenges

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Rhode Islanders report housing, jobs as most pressing challenges

November 19, 2019 0 comments

Ocean State residents generally say that poor access to affordable housing lowers the quality of their communities more than any other factor, according to a report issued by health insurance provider Blue Cross Blue Shield Rhode Island in partnership with the University’s School of Public Health.

On the corner of Wickenden and Hope streets, Aqua-Life Aquarium was torn down this past Saturday. The space will be replaced with a residential and retail building, including 14 one-bedroom apartments  and one two-bedroom apartment.

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Wickenden aquarium store to be replaced with modern development

November 15, 2019 0 comments

The former Aqua-Life Aquarium building was a bright spot of blue on the corner of Wickenden and Hope streets, its walls decorated with an underwater scene.

William Taylor Jr., acting ambassador to Ukraine, discussed a call where Trump discussed “investigations” into political opponents.

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As impeachment dominates D.C., students express tempered excitement

November 14, 2019 0 comments

As the public phase of the House of Representatives’ presidential impeachment inquiry commanded attention in the nation’s capital, students on College Hill tried to stay engaged with the news while focusing on more localized challenges: midterms.

The Food in Providence panel featured the owners of PVDonuts, Plant City and Louis Family Restaurant. They discussed the use of social media, business management and the food scene in Providence.

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Plant City, PVDonuts, Louis owners discuss food industry

November 12, 2019 0 comments

The owners of an Instagram-darling donut shop, a plant-based food ‘city’ with four restaurants under one roof and a 5 a.m. diner once featured by Guy Fieri convened yesterday to share their stories and discuss entrepreneurship.

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.

Sunday night, Providence community members attended a sold-out campaign event for Pete Buttigieg at Veterans Memorial Auditorium downtown. This is the first time a Democratic contender competitive in the polls has campaigned in Rhode Island since the start of the 2020 presidential race.

In Providence, Pete Buttigieg rallies students

November 11, 2019 0 comments

Sunday night, Pete Buttigieg became the first Democratic presidential candidate competitive in national polls to visit Rhode Island since the race ramped up this year, speaking to hundreds at the Veterans Memorial Auditorium in downtown Providence.

Rhode Island company emphasizes locally grown food as climate change looms

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Rhode Island company emphasizes locally grown food as climate change looms

November 7, 2019 0 comments

Passersby of a windowless building tucked away in North Providence might not immediately assume that it contains a sustainable farm producing microgreens and shoots.

State ban on flavored vape products triggers lawsuit

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State ban on flavored vape products triggers lawsuit

November 1, 2019 0 comments

Today marks one month since Gov. Gina Raimondo and the Rhode Island Department of Health banned the sale of flavored vaping products in the state in an effort to address growing public health concerns around vaping, particularly among youth.