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Providence Public School District opens fully in person

The Providence Public School District is adopting in-person learning for the remainder of the school year, Governor Dan McKee announced Dec. 29. Since the start of the pandemic, COVID-19 has been disrupting schooling across the country, leaving local educators, health experts and community members ...


Black Lives Matter RI PAC reflects on first year and a half

Black Lives Matter Rhode Island Progressive Action Committee launched over a year ago in July 2020 with the aim of helping a diverse group of young, progressive politicians run for state and local office. The organization’s overarching goal is “to see systemic racism dismantled,” according ...


Haus of Codec houses LGBTQ+ youth

Haus of Codec, founded by Providence artist Julio Berroa, has provided emergency housing to homeless LGBTQ+ youth since 2020. Originally founded in 2017 as a design firm for Providence artists, Haus of Codec pivoted to its current role as an emergency shelter for LGBTQ+ youth during the COVID-19 ...


Wickenden shops describe challenges posed by COVID-19

On a snowy Friday afternoon, Wickenden Street is empty. Nearly every store has an “open” notice in the window or folding sidewalk sign out front to invite passersby inside.  But underneath Wickenden’s peaceful exterior, shop owners and employees told The Herald that businesses are ...

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Providence introduces initiative to fight gun violence

Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza announced a $2.6 million anti-violence initiative Jan. 12 aimed at reducing gun-related violence in the city through a “three-pronged approach” that includes “nonviolence trainings, mentoring and new employment opportunities for youth,” Andrew Grande, a spokesperson ...


Fashion icon André Leon Talley MA ’72 dies at 73

World-renowned fashion journalist and University alum André Leon Talley MA ’72 died Tuesday at the age of 73. Having held positions as a stylist, creative director and the Editor-at-Large of Vogue Magazine throughout his expansive career, Talley leaves behind a legacy of creativity and innovation ...

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