Topic: Metro

Rhode Island company emphasizes locally grown food as climate change looms

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Rhode Island company emphasizes locally grown food as climate change looms

November 7, 2019 0 comments

Passersby of a windowless building tucked away in North Providence might not immediately assume that it contains a sustainable farm producing microgreens and shoots.

Anne (left) and Mariusz (right) Masnyk run the Subway on Waterman Street. The couple enjoys working together in the shop, which serves much of the Brown community.

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Couple turns Subway into family operation

October 31, 2019 0 comments

The Subway tucked on Waterman behind the Sciences Library is more than just one of the franchise’s many quick stops. It’s a local, family-run business and an opportunity for its owners, Anne and Mariusz Masnyk, to connect with each other.

Never Again Action condemned the grand jury’s decision not to indict the correctional officer who drove a truck into their protest Aug. 14.

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Wyatt correctional officer who drove truck into crowd will not face indictment

October 24, 2019 0 comments

A state grand jury has decided not to file criminal charges against a former Wyatt Detention Facility captain who was captured on video driving a truck into a line of peacefully-assembled protesters in August, announced Rhode Island Attorney General Peter Neronha Wednesday.

Providence Public Schools to provide free meals to all students

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Providence Public Schools to provide free meals to all students

October 22, 2019 0 comments

In a sweeping effort to improve access to nutrition among its students,  the Providence Public School District is offering free breakfast and lunch to students at all grade levels, with no eligibility requirements.

Lime Scooters left Providence this past Friday after launching in November of 2018.

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Lime Scooters peel out of Providence

September 24, 2019 0 comments

Lime Scooters pulled out of Providence Friday, marking the third loss in electric ride-sharing transportation options in the city after both Bird scooters and JUMP bikes were removed earlier this summer.

The national Sunrise Movement group organizes young people across the country to act against climate change and encourage politicians to pass a Green New Deal.

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Sunrise splits College Hill, Providence chapters

September 24, 2019 0 comments

The Sunrise Movement’s Providence hub will split into a city chapter and a Brown-Rhode Island School of Design chapter over the coming weeks in an attempt to address long-standing concerns about the role of University activists in the Providence area, according to multiple organizers from the Providence chapter.

Tiverton and Lincoln are the only cities in Rhode Island that voted to legalize sports betting, but the newly launched app allows people to bet on sports across the state once they have signed up in person.

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Rhode Island mobile sports betting app launches, faces legal questions

September 19, 2019 0 comments

Rhode Island residents and visitors can now place bets on sporting events from the comfort of their own homes, thanks to a new mobile application launched Sept. 4 by the Rhode Island Lottery.

Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza endorsed Pete Buttigieg, mayor of South Bend, Indiana, for president of the United States.

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Elorza endorses Pete Buttigieg for president

September 19, 2019 0 comments

Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza joined nearly 60 current and former mayors nationwide to endorse Pete Buttigieg, mayor of South Bend, Indiana, for president.

The space previously occupied by Cable Car Cinema will be replaced by Cafe and Microcinema Acoustic Java, which opens today.

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Acoustic Java replaces Cable Car Cinema

September 19, 2019 0 comments

Lights, camera, coffee. Fingers tap on keyboards under dim lights and students sip on cappuccinos while an art house film plays on the big screen in the background. Audio from the film travels through an app and then to earbuds, keeping the air quiet and still.

In a panel Monday, Providence community leaders, students and educators stressed the need for dialogue between all groups with a stake in the state’s upcoming takeover of the Providence Public School District.

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PVD community members call for dialogue in school takeover

September 17, 2019 0 comments

In a panel Monday, Providence community leaders, students and educators stressed the need for dialogue between all groups with a stake in the state’s upcoming takeover of the Providence Public School District.