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The clinic was partially funded by the Rhode Island Foundation, and Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo was at the ribbon-cutting ceremony.

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First LGBTQ+ health clinic opens in Rhode Island

March 11, 2020 0 comments

Open Door Health opened March 2 and is now Rhode Island’s first health clinic that specializes in primary care, sexual health and other health initiatives for the LGBTQ+ community. The clinic is located at 7 Central Street in Providence.

Rhode Island bill may require public schools to offer free pads, tampons

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Rhode Island bill may require public schools to offer free pads, tampons

March 4, 2020 0 comments

If passed, a bill currently in the Rhode Island State Senate would require all of the state’s public schools that include grades six through 12 to provide free feminine hygiene products in bathrooms.

Rhode Island considers bills to reduce plastic pollution

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Rhode Island considers bills to reduce plastic pollution

February 12, 2020 0 comments

Two bills that aim to increase sustainability and reduce pollution from single-use plastics were heard by the Rhode Island House Committee on Environment and Natural Resources Feb. 6.

New Trader Joe’s may open on Wickenden in two years

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New Trader Joe’s may open on Wickenden in two years

February 5, 2020 0 comments

The national grocery store chain Trader Joe’s may be working to open a new store in Providence on the corner of Wickenden Street and South Water Street, according to Jewelry District Association President Sharon Steele.

This RIPTA bus features new concealed solar panels provided by eNow, meant to prolong battery life on buses by multiple years.

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New solar panels power RIPTA buses

January 31, 2020 0 comments

Thirty-three buses from the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority system have been equipped with solar panels from the Warwick-based company eNow. The panels serve to power the buses’ batteries and to prolong battery life, according to RIPTA Director of Public Affairs Barbara Polichetti.

Following departures of e-scooter and e-bike companies, the city  plans to promote safe riding practices in order to increase the number of transportation options for all Providence residents.

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City looks to strengthen e-mobility options, increase safety

January 24, 2020 0 comments

On Jan. 9, WPRI reported that a car struck and injured a Providence man riding an e-scooter on a highway ramp. While this accident involved a personal e-scooter — not one from any of Providence’s vendors — scooter company VeoRide, along with Mayor Jorge Elorza’s office, is committed to addressing safety concerns.

Ceremony tea shop opened on Thayer Street Dec. 13th. It is owned by Michelle Cheng, who also owns Leafy Green tea company.

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New tea shop sources local produce and customers

January 21, 2020 0 comments

Despite the challenges of seasonal student presence on Thayer Street, the crowd of customers shows that Ceremony finds business steadily growing.

Students from The Wheeler School are working on a French-themed mural in hopes of completing the work before Thanksgiving.

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New murals populate Thayer Street

November 21, 2019 0 comments

In an effort to bring more art to Thayer Street, The Wheeler School is working with Thayer Street District Management Authority to create a series of murals along the street.

Students for Educational Equity plans to institute a mentorship program geared toward middle school students in Providence.

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Students for Educational Equity advocates for PPSD reform

October 4, 2019 0 comments

Amid the ongoing state takeover of the Providence Public School District, the new campus group Students for Educational Equity seeks to raise awareness about the district’s challenges and advocate for reform.