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Articles by Katie Chen (6)

Colosseum owner Anthony Santurri, who is running for a city council seat in Providence’s Ward 1, is currently Chair of Nightlife for the Board of Directors for the Jewelry District.


Anthony Santurri runs for Ward 1 City Council

February 13, 2020 0 comments

On a rainy Thursday evening, most of downtown Providence was a ghost town, with shop doors locked up and lights dimmed. But, one door remained open at the Campaign Headquarters for Anthony Santurri’s bid for Ward 1 City Council.

Mayor Jorge Elorza delivered his State of the City address yesterday, focusing his speech on education reform and improving infrastructure.

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Elorza’s State of the City describes ‘New Providence’

February 11, 2020 0 comments

Chants of his name rang through City Halls as Mayor Jorge Elorza entered the Council Chambers to give this year’s State of the City address. In his following speech, Elorza focused on improving infrastructure and education to create a “New Providence,” while also discussing green initiatives and public safety.

Student protesters, who work to promote environmental justice and stop the climate crisis, decided to interrupt Speaker of the House Nicholas Mattiello (D-Cranston) during a fundraiser. The protesters sang and hold up banners with statements opposing climate change.

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Sunrise Members confront state house speaker

January 31, 2020 0 comments

At the Crowne Plaza in Warwick, Speaker of the House Nicholas Mattiello (D-Cranston) was holding a fundraiser when a group of students from the Sunrise Movement Providence started to sing.

R.I. public universities propose tuition increase

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R.I. public universities propose tuition increase

November 22, 2019 0 comments

Tuition rates may be on the rise for students at Rhode Island’s public post-secondary institutions. Recently, the University of Rhode Island, Rhode Island College and the Community College of Rhode Island all proposed increases to in-state and out-of-state tuition and fees.

At nearby restaurant Plant City, Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza launched a city-wide campaign called #ThinkPVD to promote small businesses. The campaign will include a free parking initiative and partnerships with some local businesses to offer discounts to city residents. Speakers also encouraged supporting small businesses during the holiday season.

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Mayor Elorza kicks off #ThinkPVD campaign to support local businesses

November 20, 2019 0 comments

Graduate students rallied on the steps of the Stephen Robert ’62 Campus Center Tuesday to reiterate demands for a union contract that would improve benefits for graduate student workers…

Rhode Island company emphasizes locally grown food as climate change looms

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Rhode Island company emphasizes locally grown food as climate change looms

November 7, 2019 0 comments

Passersby of a windowless building tucked away in North Providence might not immediately assume that it contains a sustainable farm producing microgreens and shoots.