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Articles by Joanna Wohlmuth (64)


R.I. unemployment drops to 12.9 percent

November 24, 2009 Comments are Disabled

Though Rhode Island’s unemployment rate dropped slightly in October, the state still has the third-highest unemployment in the nation, according to a report released last week by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.


Man shot near Brown Stadium

November 17, 2009 Comments are Disabled

A man was seriously wounded during a drive-by shooting Monday morning on Camp Street — about four blocks from Brown Stadium — and was taken to Rhode Island Hospital where he underwent surgery, according to Providence Police Detective Lt. Paul Campbell.


Student, U. property taxes on hold for now

November 5, 2009 Comments are Disabled

While legislators were busy banning indoor prostitution and texting while driving, two bills that could have cost Brown millions did not make it onto the agenda of last week’s General Assembly special session — and though they are dead for now, their fate remains uncertain.


‘Colosseum’ club to open in Jewelry District

October 1, 2009 Comments are Disabled

One of Providence’s largest clubs will soon reopen under new ownership in the Jewelry District, despite opposition from Brown. The city’s Board of Licenses approved the transfer of the liquor license for the venue formerly housing The Complex, a club that closed earlier this year, to a new owner.


Student convicted in Fish Co. assault

September 24, 2009 Comments are Disabled

David Howard ‘09.5 was convicted of simple assault in District Court on Tuesday, according to the Providence Journal. Howard was accused of punching a patron while working as a bouncer at the Fish Company in April.


Governor and unions may have an agreement

September 15, 2009 Comments are Disabled

Governor Donald Carcieri ’65 has reportedly reached a provisional agreement with state employee unions to allow pay cuts in place of layoffs or government shutdown days. Carcieri has been engaged in an ongoing struggle with the unions in an effort to meet budget cut requirements.


Changes in store for Thayer Street

April 21, 2009 Comments are Disabled

In the coming weeks and months, as most students leave College Hill for the summer, a number of new players are expected to open shop on the busy strip — even as still more stores close. 


City faces deadline to solve budget woes

April 14, 2009 Comments are Disabled

With less than three months remaining in the city’s fiscal year, Providence must rush to close a $16.1 million deficit resulting from slashed state aid and unmet revenue goals.

E-mail error generates changes

March 19, 2009 Comments are Disabled

Brown’s Office of Financial Aid most likely did not violate federal or state laws when it inadvertently revealed the names of nearly 1,800 students who have initiated an application for University financial assistance, according to Steven McDonald, general counsel at the Rhode Island School of Design.

Governor’s budget plan sparks criticism

March 17, 2009 Comments are Disabled

As Rhode Island faces crippling unemployment and the largest budget deficit in the state’s history, Gov. Donald Carcieri’s ’65 proposed budget has garnered criticism from all sides in the week since its release.