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Shiru Cafe ramps up search for U.S. sponsors

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Shiru Cafe ramps up search for U.S. sponsors

December 4, 2018 0 comments

Since establishing its first U.S. location in Providence in Feb. 2018, Shiru Cafe has yet to secure any corporate sponsors for its operations in the United States.

Though City Council originally approved height changes for the tower in a nine-to-five vote Friday, Mayor Jorge Elorza vetoed the measure.

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Mayor vetoes proposed zoning change for tower

December 2, 2018 0 comments

After several public hearings and a litany of high-profile City Council committee votes, Mayor Jorge Elorza vetoed a height ordinance change for the proposed 46-story Hope Point Tower Friday afternoon.

R.I. Speaker of House receives student criticism

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R.I. Speaker of House receives student criticism

November 29, 2018 0 comments

Rhode Island House Speaker Nicholas Mattiello’s close win in the November election this month could reflect a larger divide within the Democratic party between progressive and moderate party members.

State continues marijuana legalization debate

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State continues marijuana legalization debate

November 29, 2018 0 comments

States neighboring Rhode Island are going green — and not only as a result of environmental concerns. The first recreational dispensaries in Massachusetts opened Nov. 20 to long lines spilling out of their doors.

The Twin River Casino in Lincoln rolled out sports betting Monday following state legalization in June 2018. As of Nov. 26, the casino is the only place in New England to have introduced legal sports betting.

Legal sports betting begins in R.I.

November 26, 2018 0 comments

Just outside Lincoln, slot machines glittered and chirped as gamers clutched Cash Out Vouchers and roamed around the halls. The new flat screen TVs flashed sports statistics and spreads as bookies prepared to accept the first ceremonial wagers.

University changes policy to expand paid sick, safe leave to all University employees

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University changes policy to expand paid sick, safe leave to all University employees

November 15, 2018 0 comments

All University employees became eligible to take paid sick and safe leave after the University adjusted its policy to comply with the Rhode Island Sick and Safe Leave Act this month.

Hope Point Tower moves closer to zoning approval

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Hope Point Tower moves closer to zoning approval

November 15, 2018 0 comments

The Providence City Council voted to approve a change in city height ordinances for the Hope Point Tower Project Thursday night.

R.I. gun safety working group to inform governor’s decisions

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R.I. gun safety working group to inform governor’s decisions

November 13, 2018 0 comments

The October findings of Gov. Gina Raimondo’s Working Group for Gun Safety — the 43-member collective that worked to study gun violence in Rhode Island for over six months — are informing many of the Governor’s conversations in preparation for the start of the January legislative session.

Teas and Javas closed its doors in Wayland Square in October after months of local rumors about its impending closure. The cafe opened in 2012 and was a hub for patrons ranging from students to professionals.

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Teas and Javas closes in Wayland Square

November 13, 2018 0 comments

Teas and Javas, a cafe launched by Alex and Ani Chief Executive Officer Carolyn Rafaelian, closed its Wayland Square location Oct. 11.

Protesters gathered at the R.I. State House yesterday to denounce the appointment of Matthew Whitaker as acting attorney general, a move they believe puts Robert Mueller’s investigation in jeopardy.

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Protesters call for Senate to protect Mueller probe

November 9, 2018 0 comments

Community members surrounded the R.I. State House late Thursday afternoon to denounce President Trump’s appointment of Matthew Whitaker as acting attorney general.