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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.

State budget proposal cuts funding to city

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State budget proposal cuts funding to city

February 20, 2019 0 comments

Gov. Gina Raimondo’s proposed budget plan, released Jan. 17, included a cut to Rhode Island’s Payment In Lieu Of Taxes program that could lead to new taxes on the University’s non-mission related properties. If approved, the budget plan would cut approximately $6 million from Rhode Island’s PILOT program, which reimburses […]

Rhode Island state representatives discuss East Side, College Hill

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Rhode Island state representatives discuss East Side, College Hill

February 15, 2019 0 comments

State Representative Edith Ajello (D-Providence) and State Senator Gayle Goldin (D-Providence) have both called the East Side home for at least 20 years. The two state legislators — College Hill’s representatives — were re-elected to their respective positions November 2018.

The 400 MW wind farm will be located 15 miles off the coast of R.I. The Deputy Commissioner of the Office of Energy Resources estimates the farm will reduce the carbon equivalent of 100,000 passenger cars on the road.

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National Grid to distribute energy from offshore wind farm

February 15, 2019 0 comments

Amid an effort to tackle both climate change and mounting energy costs, National Grid has finalized a twenty-year contract to buy and distribute energy from Revolution Wind, which will become the largest offshore wind farm to provide electricity in Rhode Island. The 400-megawatt wind farm, which will be located 15 […]

Rhode Islanders can now text 911

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Rhode Islanders can now text 911

February 14, 2019 0 comments

Anyone in Rhode Island experiencing a police, fire or medical emergency can now contact 911 not only through voice calls but also via text messages thanks to a new service launched Feb. 5 by the R.I. Department of Public Safety. 

Rachel Black ’16 testified in support of R.I. HB5196 using research from her undergraduate thesis. The bill aims to  protect those who have not paid their court fees from facing jail time for their unpaid debt.

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Recent alum testifies on criminal justice reform

February 7, 2019 0 comments

As a recent Brown alum waited to enter the hearing room to testify, a woman exclaimed from the room’s threshold: “Are you the author? Oh my god! (Your thesis) has been (essential)  for getting this issue taken up again.”