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Providence police to wear body cameras

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Providence police to wear body cameras

October 18, 2017 0 comments

The Body-Worn Camera Program, which will require all on-duty Providence patrol officers to wear body cameras, went into effect Sunday.

Known to many students as the “Thayer Street Motorcycle gang,” the bikers frequent Thayer for food and company with fellow riders.

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Motorcyclists camp out on Thayer St.

October 17, 2017 0 comments

On a Tuesday night in October, Thayer Street is quiet, interrupted only by a sound that has become a staple around campus: motorcycles.

Providence expects second fiscal surplus in two years

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Providence expects second fiscal surplus in two years

October 15, 2017 0 comments

Last Wednesday, Mayor Jorge Elorza announced that Providence is expecting a $10 million surplus for fiscal year 2017.

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Providence begins to tackle school facilities improvement at city level

October 13, 2017 0 comments

Providence kicked off its initiative to renovate public school facilities with the first “All In: Our Learning Spaces” workshop held at Hope High School.

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