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Articles by Julia Grossman (13)

Fewer mobile blood drives during the coronavirus pandemic have caused shortages for The Rhode Island Blood Center and other centers around the country.

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R.I. blood supply in jeopardy amid COVID-19 concerns

September 13, 2020 0 comments

Many mobile blood drives in Rhode Island scheduled for this upcoming fall have been canceled due to concerns surrounding the coronavirus pandemic, according to Kara LeBlanc, marketing communications manager of the Rhode Island Blood Center.

Health Services aims to provide accessible remote care to students on College Hill and at home through phone calls and videoconferencing.

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Brown Health Services available to students on, off College Hill

April 22, 2020 0 comments

Students can now access remote health care around the globe alongside continued in-person care— as Health Services has transitioned to providing care virtually in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Mental health services still available to Brown on-campus and afar: ‘We’re talking to people all over the world’

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Mental health services still available to Brown on-campus and afar: ‘We’re talking to people all over the world’

April 14, 2020 0 comments

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, when many students find themselves far from campus and their usual mental health resources, Counseling and Psychological Services is still providing services to students across College Hill and the globe.

Report finds RI forests need more protection

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Report finds RI forests need more protection

April 9, 2020 0 comments

A report titled “The Value of Rhode Island Forests” found that Rhode Island’s forests provide many public health, economic, social and environmental benefits, but they need more protection from a myriad of threats, according to Tee Jay Boudreau.

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.