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On the corner of Wickenden and Hope streets, Aqua-Life Aquarium was torn down this past Saturday. The space will be replaced with a residential and retail building, including 14 one-bedroom apartments  and one two-bedroom apartment.

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Wickenden aquarium store to be replaced with modern development

November 15, 2019 0 comments

The former Aqua-Life Aquarium building was a bright spot of blue on the corner of Wickenden and Hope streets, its walls decorated with an underwater scene.

State ban on flavored vape products triggers lawsuit

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State ban on flavored vape products triggers lawsuit

November 1, 2019 0 comments

Today marks one month since Gov. Gina Raimondo and the Rhode Island Department of Health banned the sale of flavored vaping products in the state in an effort to address growing public health concerns around vaping, particularly among youth.

Panelists discussed the importance of youth running and working on political campaigns in order to advocate for their political views.

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Young R.I. politicians urge youth to vote in 2020

October 23, 2019 0 comments

As the leaves turn and the 2020 election season looms, progressive groups in Rhode Island are focused on mobilizing a massive voting bloc with notoriously low turnout: young people.

Providence Public Schools to provide free meals to all students

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Providence Public Schools to provide free meals to all students

October 22, 2019 0 comments

In a sweeping effort to improve access to nutrition among its students,  the Providence Public School District is offering free breakfast and lunch to students at all grade levels, with no eligibility requirements.

The Rhode Island Department of Transportation’s proposal involves decentralizing Kennedy Plaza and creating four transit hubs. The proposal also involves building a tunnel underneath Washington Street.

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Kennedy Plaza transit plan elicits mixed criticism, support

October 11, 2019 4 comments

A new plan that proposes a complete transformation of the Kennedy Plaza transit hub has sparked controversy among Providence community members.

Yesterday, five Brown students spoke about their involvement with 2020 presidential campaigns for the high-stakes upcoming election.

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Students discuss how to influence presidential, local elections

October 8, 2019 0 comments

As the 2020 presidential race heats up and young people prepare for a high-stakes election, University students are talking about how to best leave their mark.

Students reflect on climate activism

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Students reflect on climate activism

October 4, 2019 0 comments

Since over 1000 people participated in Providence’s climate strike two weeks ago, local organizers said they have seen more students mobilize for climate justice. But some organizers expressed fear that students on campus might be too complacent and insulated to organize consistently for the future.

The local protest was organized by several climate action groups, including Climate Action Rhode Island and Sunrise Rhode Island.

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International climate strike unfolds in Providence

September 23, 2019 1 comment

An estimated 1,000 people took to the streets of downtown Providence Friday to strike for political action on climate change. The youth-led protest was part of an international strike to demand climate justice.

Tiverton and Lincoln are the only cities in Rhode Island that voted to legalize sports betting, but the newly launched app allows people to bet on sports across the state once they have signed up in person.

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Rhode Island mobile sports betting app launches, faces legal questions

September 19, 2019 0 comments

Rhode Island residents and visitors can now place bets on sporting events from the comfort of their own homes, thanks to a new mobile application launched Sept. 4 by the Rhode Island Lottery.

Forty-one burglaries were reported to the Providence Police in District Nine, which includes parts of College Hill, from the first week of June to the first week of September. That number is comparable to the rate of burglaries reported in this district in the past five years.

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Summer burglaries leave students shaken

September 10, 2019 0 comments

Students living near campus this summer had an extra reason to sweat after a series of robberies swept through College Hill. The Herald spoke with four students who experienced break-ins over the summer, all of whom expressed frustration and unease after the incidents. Evie Hidysmith ’21 woke up around midnight […]