Alex — a veteran metro writer — served as one of the section’s editors in 2015. Originally from Maryland, he complements his studies of biochemistry with laboratory research on pulmonary fibrosis, and is grateful for the opportunity to learn from Herald writers and editors in an area outside of his academic field. He is involved with Brown and RISD’s joint Catholic community, and also enjoys reading and running.

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Spotlight on the Statehouse: Nov. 12, 2015

November 12, 2015 0 comments

Rhode Island government gets low grade for integrity The Center for Public Integrity, a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that seeks to use investigative journalism to expose abuses of power, gave Rhode Island a “D+” in its 2015 State Integrity Investigation. But despite the low mark, the Ocean State was still fifth […]


Spotlight on the Statehouse: Nov. 5, 2015

November 5, 2015 0 comments

Murals celebrate color, cleanliness, Memories of cold inspire winter preparation, Elorza unveils local food grant program


Spotlight on the Statehouse: Oct. 28, 2015

October 28, 2015 0 comments

Former Gov. Lincoln Chafee ’75 P’14 P’17 dropped out of the race to become the Democratic nominee for president of the United States Friday.

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B.U.S. deploys new technology

October 22, 2015 0 comments

The Brown University Shuttle system equipped its vehicles in July with technology from TransLoc, a public transportation technology company.


Spotlight on the Statehouse: Sept. 24, 2015

September 24, 2015 0 comments

The proposal to build a new stadium for the Pawtucket Red Sox baseball team on I-195 land in Providence is officially dead.


Rhode Island begins operating under new budget

July 29, 2015 0 comments

The Ocean State began operating under a new state budget July 1, after it was passed unanimously by the Rhode Island House of Representatives and confirmed by all but three state senators.


Spotlight on the Statehouse: April 7, 2015

April 7, 2015 0 comments

Technicians reach settlement with RISD. Melted but not forgotten. Cranston schools open on Good Friday. New leadership for I-195 Commission.


Spotlight on the Statehouse: March 5, 2015

March 5, 2015 0 comments

Michael Fine announced his resignation as director of the DOH Feb. 25 and is set to conclude his four-year tenure March 27, WPRI reported.


Spotlight on the Statehouse: February 5, 2015

February 5, 2015 0 comments

With the General Assembly session in full swing, representatives are submitting new bills every day.


Raimondo taps Roberts ’78 for cabinet position

December 8, 2014 0 comments

Rhode Island Lt. Gov. Elizabeth Roberts ’78 was nominated as Secretary of the Executive Office of Health and Human Services.

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