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Rev’d plans to incentivize student membership by offering discount packages to University students, which will be announced soon.

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Rev’d Cycling studio to open on Thayer St

September 20, 2019 0 comments

Thayer Street will become home to the Ocean State’s first Rev’d Indoor Cycling spin studio by the end of this year. The studio will occupy the space above Berks Shoes and Clothing, which was filled by Shanghai Restaurant until early 2018.

Tiverton and Lincoln are the only cities in Rhode Island that voted to legalize sports betting, but the newly launched app allows people to bet on sports across the state once they have signed up in person.

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Rhode Island mobile sports betting app launches, faces legal questions

September 19, 2019 0 comments

Rhode Island residents and visitors can now place bets on sporting events from the comfort of their own homes, thanks to a new mobile application launched Sept. 4 by the Rhode Island Lottery.

Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza endorsed Pete Buttigieg, mayor of South Bend, Indiana, for president of the United States.

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Elorza endorses Pete Buttigieg for president

September 19, 2019 0 comments

Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza joined nearly 60 current and former mayors nationwide to endorse Pete Buttigieg, mayor of South Bend, Indiana, for president.

The space previously occupied by Cable Car Cinema will be replaced by Cafe and Microcinema Acoustic Java, which opens today.

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Acoustic Java replaces Cable Car Cinema

September 19, 2019 0 comments

Lights, camera, coffee. Fingers tap on keyboards under dim lights and students sip on cappuccinos while an art house film plays on the big screen in the background. Audio from the film travels through an app and then to earbuds, keeping the air quiet and still.

Three people contract rare EEE disease in R.I.

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Three people contract rare EEE disease in R.I.

September 18, 2019 0 comments

The Rhode Island Department of Health confirmed Tuesday that two more Rhode Island residents have been diagnosed with Eastern Equine Encephalitis, a rare but potentially fatal mosquito-borne disease. These diagnoses bring the state’s total number of human cases this year to three.

Protestors gathered outside the Donald W. Wyatt Detention Facility in Central Falls in anticipation of yesterday’s vote, which was postponed due to “concerns” of the facility’s board. The vote concerns a proposed forbearance agreement with UMB Bank.

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Vote on Wyatt Facility agreement postponed

September 17, 2019 0 comments

The board overseeing the Donald W. Wyatt Detention Facility postponed a highly anticipated vote on the facility’s future over unspecified “concerns,” before closing its meeting to the public Monday evening.

In a panel Monday, Providence community leaders, students and educators stressed the need for dialogue between all groups with a stake in the state’s upcoming takeover of the Providence Public School District.

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PVD community members call for dialogue in school takeover

September 17, 2019 0 comments

In a panel Monday, Providence community leaders, students and educators stressed the need for dialogue between all groups with a stake in the state’s upcoming takeover of the Providence Public School District.

The proposed agreement between the Wyatt and UMB Bank would contractually bind the facility to continue its partnership with ICE.

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“Which side are you on?”: Protesters shut down Wyatt Detention Facility board meeting

September 16, 2019 0 comments

On Friday night, hundreds of protesters shut down a board meeting at the Donald W. Wyatt Detention Facility that was scheduled to discuss a proposed “forbearance” agreement.

The denied motion aimed to make parents, students and community members an official party of the state takeover of the school district.

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Community denied formal role in PPSD state takeover

September 16, 2019 0 comments

Testimony at a standard legal hearing grew personal and searing Friday, when students, parents and community members packed into a room to advocate for a formal role in the upcoming R.I. state takeover of the Providence Public School District.

Overcrowding, accidents and crime issues have arisen with the increase of e-scooter use in cities, leading to the development of regulations.

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Bye-Bye Bird: E-scooter company leaves Providence

September 16, 2019 0 comments

Bird, the electric scooter service, will no longer provide scooters for the city of Providence as of Friday, Sept. 13. The city handed out its latest permits in August, allowing two e-scooter services to populate Providence for the first time — Spin and VeoRide —and renewing Lime’s existing permits.