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Because Amazon requested an affiliated higher education program as part of the application package, Brown contributed to the proposal by helping design a talent development partnership plan called Amazon Academy.

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Rhode Island applies to host Amazon’s second headquarters

November 7, 2017 0 comments

The state of Rhode Island managed to put together a competitive proposal for Amazon’s second North American headquarters.

City revokes Penthouse nightclub’s licenses following violations

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City revokes Penthouse nightclub’s licenses following violations

November 6, 2017 0 comments

At a hearing Nov. 2, the city’s Board of Licenses unanimously revoked all licenses of the Penthouse nightclub, owned by 334 South Water LLC.

Community-Police act criticized as implementation nears

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Community-Police act criticized as implementation nears

November 2, 2017 0 comments

When the Providence Community-Police Relations Act passed June 1 with a 13-1 vote in the Providence City Council, supporters celebrated.

City Council hopes to increase recycling efforts

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City Council hopes to increase recycling efforts

November 2, 2017 0 comments

The city passed resolutions to increase efforts to educate the city on recycling and to assign a crossing guard at Bradley School Providence on Broadway.

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PVD Healthworks initiative introduced

November 1, 2017 0 comments

A new initiative, called PVD Healthworks, will supply and strengthen the health care and social assistance workforce in Providence and Cranston.

Mayor Jorge Elorza spoke in support of many marginalized communities in the city, including immigrants and the LGBTQ community.

Mayor Elorza hosts interfaith forum to discuss prejudice

November 1, 2017 0 comments

Mayor Jorge Elorza hosted an Interfaith Forum at the Providence Career and Technical Academy to discuss prejudice, community safety and policy changes.

Council to consider renaming Magee Street to Bannister Street

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Council to consider renaming Magee Street to Bannister Street

October 31, 2017 0 comments

The Providence City Council unanimously voted Monday to rename Magee Street to Bannister Street.

Two candidates make bids for mayoral race

Two candidates make bids for mayoral race

October 26, 2017 0 comments

Only two candidates, community activist Kobi Dennis and Mayor Jorge Elorza, have confirmed their candidacies for the 2018 Providence mayoral race.

The 300 new hires for Pinnacle Logistics will work to facilitate cargo operations for the company and the airport.

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Cargo company to bring 300 jobs to R.I.

October 22, 2017 0 comments

Pinnacle Logistics, a Dallas-based cargo management company, will begin operating out of T.F. Green Airport this month.

The Greater Good Gathering focused on a wide range of issues, including public sector innovation and the power of technology. The event was organized by Eric Schnurer ’80, a former professor at Brown.

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Greater Good Gathering holds inaugural conference

October 22, 2017 0 comments

The Greater Good Gathering conference took place this weekend, featuring speakers from a host of different disciplines including Martin Luther King III.