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Ed. Department receives $2.5 million grant

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Ed. Department receives $2.5 million grant

October 25, 2018 0 comments

The U.S. Department of Education awarded the Rhode Island Department of Education a federal grant of $2.5 million last week to finance measures to meet public school students’ social and emotional needs.

Nordstrom to close at Providence Place

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Nordstrom to close at Providence Place

October 25, 2018 0 comments

Nordstrom announced last Tuesday that it will be closing its Providence branch Jan. 4. The first store to open at Providence Place Mall and one of the mall’s remaining anchor stores, Nordstrom will be replaced with Boscov’s, a family-owned department store, which will open in fall 2019.

Members of the community attended Monday night’s Providence City Council meeting on the Hope Point Tower project. The Council is considering approving a zoning change to permit the 46-story building’s construction.

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City Council hosts hearing on Hope Point Tower

October 23, 2018 0 comments

A large crowd of people spilled into the hallways of Providence City Hall at Monday night’s City Council meeting to discuss the biggest news in town — the proposed 46-story Hope Point Tower project that has divided the city.

R.I. mail-in ballots increase from 2014 to 2018 gubernatorial election

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R.I. mail-in ballots increase from 2014 to 2018 gubernatorial election

October 23, 2018 0 comments

Forty-one percent more voters applied for regular mail-in ballots in 2018 than in the 2014 gubernatorial election, the Rhode Island Board of Elections reported Tuesday.

Uber driver charged with sexual assault of student

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Uber driver charged with sexual assault of student

October 22, 2018 0 comments

Carlos Carrillo, a 29-year-old former Uber driver, was charged with the second-degree sexual assault of Vanessa Garcia ’20.5 hours after reportedly assaulting her during an Uber ride near campus Aug. 2.

Research reveals Providence socioeconomic divisions

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Research reveals Providence socioeconomic divisions

October 19, 2018 0 comments

Whether by confirming visible disparities or exposing new ones, a new data-based map titled “Opportunity Atlas” uses decades of income data on residents to illustrate the difference a neighborhood can make on a child’s future income — in Providence and throughout the nation.

Moderated by Visiting Assistant Professor of Education Hilary Levey Friedman, the panel included WPRO radio host Dan Yorke, Adjunct Lecturer in International and Public Affairs Robert Hackey and Assistant Professor of Political Science at Rutgers University at Newark Domingo Morel PhD ’14.

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Panelists analyze Rhode Island midterm elections

October 18, 2018 0 comments

The Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs hosted a panel of political commentators Thursday night to discuss the Rhode Island midterm elections.

N.Y. developer proposes constructing tallest building in Providence

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N.Y. developer proposes constructing tallest building in Providence

October 16, 2018 0 comments

The Superman building has some competition as an icon in the city skyline if New York developer Jason Fane receives approval to build the Hope Point Tower, a 46-story luxury apartment building proposed for downtown Providence.

Trump’s disapproval rating increases in R.I.

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Trump’s disapproval rating increases in R.I.

October 16, 2018 0 comments

President Trump’s disapproval rating in Rhode Island hit 61 percent this September — increasing from 46 percent at the start of his term — according to data from Morning Consult.

University community usage of RIPTA declines

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University community usage of RIPTA declines

October 14, 2018 0 comments

The University is entering its tenth year as a participant in the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority’s UPass program. Since the program came to Brown in 2008, students, staff and faculty alike have had free use of RIPTA buses on any route in Rhode Island with a simple swipe of their University ID.