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Mayor launches menstrual product pilot program

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Mayor launches menstrual product pilot program

March 4, 2019 0 comments

Providence city officials announced the launch of a pilot program Feb. 20 that aims to make free menstrual hygiene products more accessible for Providence Public School students.

Three members of the city council introduced a resolution opposing the monetization project, citing troubles encountered by other cities. The mayor has advocated for water monetization.

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Opposition mounts against water monetization

March 1, 2019 0 comments

Three City Council members introduced a resolution opposing the monetization of Providence’s water supply Feb. 21.

Representative Charlene Lima, D-Dist. 14, is sponsoring bill H5330. Speakers at Wednesday’s Rhode Island House Judiciary Committee discussed the intentions and necessity of the proposed panhandling bill.

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Panhandling bill sparks debate at State House

March 1, 2019 0 comments

There were more speakers than listeners at a Rhode Island House Judiciary Committee hearing Wednesday evening that included debate over  a bill that could prevent panhandling in the state. Representative Charlene Lima, D-Dist. 14, is sponsoring bill H5330 which, if passed, would make it illegal for a driver in an […]

R.I. standardized test scores fall short of M.A.

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R.I. standardized test scores fall short of M.A.

February 28, 2019 0 comments

Rhode Island Comprehensive Assessment System test results from November 2018 show that Rhode Island school districts lag far behind their Massachusetts neighbors. The standardized test was implemented in Spring 2017 for public school students in grades three through eight.

State Senator proposes reforms to voting, campaigning accessibility

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State Senator proposes reforms to voting, campaigning accessibility

February 28, 2019 0 comments

State Senator Gayle Goldin (D-Providence) sponsored five bills proposing various reforms to the way Rhode Island voters and candidates participate in the electoral process. The five bills include the following proposals: allowing for paid time off on election day to vote (SB 316)…

After open houses, promotional giveaways and extensive advertising on campus, the first tenants will move into the apartments on June 1.

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New apartments unveiled in Jewelry District

February 28, 2019 0 comments

Glitz with a waterfront view — River House Apartments has debuted in the Providence Jewelry District. The development, located next to South Street Landing, is a modern structure in a historic, industrial district. Move-in days start June 1, said Development Leasing Specialist for River House Kasai Carter.

Youth from environmental activist group the Sunrise Movement lined the hallways of Sen. Mitch McConnell’s office in Washington, D.C. to protest McConnell’s call to force a vote on the Green New Deal in the Senate.

Environmental activists stage sit-in on Capitol Hill

February 27, 2019 0 comments

Over 200 young people from Sunrise Movement, including 11 University students, swarmed the hallways outside Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s Capitol Hill office Monday, protesting his plan to bring the Green New Deal to a Senate vote and his acceptance of money from fossil fuel companies.

State withdraws cuts to bike, pedestrian infrastructure

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State withdraws cuts to bike, pedestrian infrastructure

February 26, 2019 0 comments

The Rhode Island Department of Transportation withdrew a proposed amendment that would have reduced state funding by $27.67 million for bike and pedestrian infrastructure Friday, citing an influx of federal funds for instrastructure improvements. The initial amendment would have postponed projects relating to bike infrastructure and transportation alternatives, instead prioritizing […]

On Saturday, students and community members gathered for the “Brown for Beto” event as part of a national grassroots movement to encourage the presidential candidacy of former Texas congressman Beto O’Rourke.

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University students organize for Beto O’Rourke

February 25, 2019 0 comments

Despite the already packed field of candidates vying for the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination, a group on campus is intent on one person joining the fray.

Providence plans for Roger Williams Park Welcome Center

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Providence plans for Roger Williams Park Welcome Center

February 21, 2019 0 comments

The shell of a property destroyed by fire has loomed outside Roger Williams Park for over a decade, but the city of Providence now has plans to redevelop the area.