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Mayor Jorge Elorza announced that the city of Providence ran a budget surplus in 2016, ending years of deficit spending. 2016 was also the first year in the city’s history without a gang-related homicide.

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Mayor Elorza overviews policy platform at community meeting

October 13, 2017 0 comments

The mayor reiterated his administration’s four priorities: budget, infrastructure, education and accessible public officials.

Bill restricting sex offenders in homeless shelters passes Rhode Island House, Senate

Bill restricting sex offenders in homeless shelters passes Rhode Island House, Senate

October 5, 2017 0 comments

A bill that would cap the proportion of registered sex offenders in homeless shelter beds at 10 percent for shelters passed in the Rhode Island State House.

City Councilman David Salvatore, whose resolution to enforce restrictions on early morning waste collection passed, speaks after the meeting with another attendee. Thirteen other ordinances also passed.

City Council restricts early trash pickups

October 5, 2017 0 comments

The city passed ordinances about the Providence Water Supply Board and a resolution for the enforcement of restrictions on early morning waste collection.

The governor emphasized her desire to see students living, working and contributing to the betterment of Rhode Island after their graduation.

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Rhode Island Governor urges women to engage in politics

October 3, 2017 0 comments

Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo encouraged students — and women in particular — to participate in the political process.

Over 400 Rhode Islanders gathered at India Point Park to highlight issues about race and inequality. Sunday’s demonstration included speeches from State Rep. Marcia Ranglin-Vassell and City Councilor Nirva LaFourtune.

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Speakers call for racial justice in R.I. sister rally

October 1, 2017 0 comments

Rhode Island’s March for Racial Justice, one of the 18 marches that took place across the nation, kicked off at India Point Park Sunday afternoon.

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R.I. Governor to sign bill limiting access to guns for domestic abusers

October 1, 2017 0 comments

Convicted domestic abusers in Rhode Island will be restricted from owning firearms once the Protect Rhode Island Families Act is signed by Governor Gina Raimondo

TEDx Providence featured video programming alongside its signature speeches that evoked themes of perserverance and optimism.

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TEDxProvidence brings R.I. stories to public

October 1, 2017 0 comments

Following the theme of “Past, Present and Future,” 16 of Rhode Island’s leaders and innovators shared their stories at the TEDxProvidence event.

Lifespan allegedly failed to provide on-site sign language interpreters at the Rhode Island Hospital and Hasbro Children’s Hospital. The two plaintiffs were unable to communicate clearly about the treatment of their children, including blood transfusions, surgery and psychiatric treatment.

Lifespan sued for lack of interpreters

September 28, 2017 0 comments

Two individuals filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against Lifespan that alleges a lack of interpreters within Lifespan’s subsidiary hospitals.

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University, Pokanoket agree to create land trust

September 25, 2017 0 comments

The University and the Pokanoket Nation reached an agreement Sept. 21 to put a portion of the Bristol land in a preservation trust.

The Rhode Island General Assembly held an atypical Sept. session last Tuesday in an effort to resolve three issues left unaddressed in the summer.

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Rhode Island Senate meets for special session

September 25, 2017 0 comments

A legislative session of the Rhode Island General Assembly was held last Tuesday to resume issues left unaddressed in June.