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Articles by Ashley Guo (6)

East Side Mini Mart will have been open for 28 years before it closes its doors on September 30.

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East Side Mini-Mart to close in “bittersweet” farewell as University makes room for new dorm

September 14, 2021 1 comment

The plaza at 250 Brook St. is a round-the-clock hub for the University community, with students grabbing late-night snacks from East Side Mini-Mart and easing into groggy weekend mornings with Bagel Gourmet’s hearty breakfast sandwiches.

Pham would be the first Asian American to serve in the Rhode Island General Assembly if elected.

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Geena Pham runs for State Senate District 3

September 10, 2021 2 comments

Known for her progressive platform, public school teacher Geena Pham is a candidate in the Democratic primary for Rhode Island State Senate District 3, which includes the College Hill, East Side and Fox Point neighborhoods.

Project Weber/RENEW opens new harm reduction center in Olneyville

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Project Weber/RENEW opens new harm reduction center in Olneyville

June 15, 2021 0 comments

On Olneyville Square, a new colorful window display announces that “Health, Safety & Support Live Here.” Project Weber/RENEW, a nonprofit harm reduction organization currently headquartered on Broad Street in Providence, opened a new location in Olneyville May 26 and is in the process of opening another in Pawtucket.

Protesters staged a die-in in front of Sen. Jack Reed’s Providence office as part of a May 21 rally in solidarity with Palestine.

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More than 300 protesters in Providence demand the U.S. stop funding military aid for Israel

May 25, 2021 2 comments

More than 300 protesters rallied at Burnside Park on Friday, raising signs reading “U.S. Aid Kills Palestinian Children!” and “Solidarity with the Palestinian People’s Struggle.”

Only 23 of the women currently held in the Rhode Island Women’s Prison are serving sentences over three years.

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‘Should we close the Rhode Island Women’s Prison?’: OpenDoors event discusses hardships of re-entry for formerly incarcerated women

March 3, 2021 0 comments

With only about 80 women imprisoned in the state of Rhode Island, should the Rhode Island Women’s Prison be closed? This question and nuances surrounding the incarceration of women in the Ocean State were explored at a Wednesday panel hosted by OpenDoors.

With one-third of all Rhode Islanders spending more than 30 percent of their income on housing, the housing crisis has been exacerbated by the pandemic.

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Providence community urges state to do more about evictions

February 8, 2021 1 comment

As houses stand empty and more tenants face eviction in Rhode Island, there is an increasingly urgent need for state aid during a pandemic that has only worsened existing housing issues, according to Brenda Clement, director of Housingworks RI. A pandemic, requiring a place to quarantine and isolate in, makes […]