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Providence welcomes new indie bookstore Heartleaf Books

New independent cooperative bookstore Heartleaf Books was opened by sisters Caroline and Mads Vericker on Atwells Avenue last Wednesday. Heartleaf is a consumer and worker co-op which aims to involve community members by allowing them to purchase shares in the business and become part owners. ...


COVID-19, monkeypox continue to impact Rhode Island

Rhode Island public health officials are continuing the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic as a new threat of monkeypox emerges. Officials who spoke with The Herald expressed optimism about Rhode Island’s COVID-19 infection rates and shared preventative tips for monkeypox. 


McKee, Magaziner ’06 win primaries

Incumbent Gov. Dan McKee won the Democratic primary for governor Tuesday night, narrowly defeating opponents Helena Foulkes, former chief executive of CVS Health, and Secretary of State Nellie Gorbea.


Brett Smiley poised to become next mayor of Providence

Democrat Brett Smiley won the Democratic primary for Providence mayor Tuesday, defeating challengers Gonzalo Cuervo and Nirva LaFortune MA’19, The Boston Globe projects. No Republicans or Independents will appear on the ballot in November, meaning that Smiley’s ascension to the mayor’s office ...


Metro roundup, Sept. 12: Primary palooza

Rhode Island is holding primary elections Tuesday, Sept. 13, with competitive races for governor, mayor of Providence and General Assembly seats. So far, nearly 28,000 Rhode Islanders have cast their ballots through early voting or mail-in ballots. Election results are expected tonight.


Brown students help with midterm campaigns, voter registration

For many on campus, fall is marked by the onslaught of pumpkin spice-everything, the changing of the leaves and the swapping out of short sleeves for long ones as Providence weather takes a turn for the worse. But for politically active Brown students, fall 2022 means midterm elections are right ...

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Tiger Sugar joins Thayer boba scene

A new shop has joined the Thayer Street bubble tea scene: Tiger Sugar. With franchises across the country, Tiger Sugar found a new home at 288 Thayer in June and has found great success since, according to manager Xiang Chen.


RI Pride returns in person for first time in two years

On June 18, Rhode Island Pride celebrated its 46th annual Rhode Island PrideFest in Providence Innovation District Park, capping off its Pride Month mainstay with an illuminated night parade in downtown Providence later that evening. Many attendees eagerly awaited the return of

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Pelosi, Shaggy, Berkley to receive honorary degrees

During Commencement and Reunion Weekend from May 27 to 29, President Christina Paxson P’19 will confer honorary degrees on nine distinguished leaders: Dr. Nicole Alexander-Scott MPH’11, Dr. Seth Berkley ’78 MD’81, Guido Imbens MA’89 PhD’91, Stanley Nelson, Nancy Pelosi, Shaggy, Alice ...


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