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Articles by Ashley Guo (4)

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 1 comment

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 […]