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Bill looks to boost R.I. gambling industry

The Rhode Island Senate is slated to vote this week on a measure that would allow Newport Grand Slots to host casino-style table games. The proposal passed the state House of Representatives with a 69-3 vote March 6. If it passes the Senate, the measure will be placed on the November ballot for voter ...


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Occupiers commit to reseed Burnside Park

Four members of the Occupy Providence movement marched to City Hall last Monday to reaffirm the group's commitment to reseed Burnside Park and voice concerns about the city's decision to seal the park for scheduled maintenance until June. The women who made up the group marched from the park to the ...


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DPS bill pulled prior to hearing

A bill that could have forced the Department of Public Safety to release names and personal information of students involved in campus crimes was withdrawn this month. Just one week before it was set to appear before the House Judiciary Committee, the bill's sponsor, state Rep. John Carnevale, D-Providence, ...


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Legislation would decriminalize marijuana in R.I.

Around 15 supporters and one lone dissenter provided testimony on two bills regarding the legality of marijuana possession at a House Committee on Judiciary hearing last night. The first bill, introduced by Rep. John Edwards, D-Tiverton and Portsmouth, would decriminalize the possession of small amounts ...


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New student apartments proposed for Thayer

Gilbane Development Corporation has proposed the construction of a four-story luxury apartment complex on Thayer Street between Meeting Street and Euclid Avenue. The building would be modeled after others built around the country near college campuses, said Robert Gilbane '71 P'02 P'05, chief executive ...


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Occupy takes its message from the park to the gallery

Occupy Providence may have left Burnside Park more than a month ago, but members of the group gathered in Olneyville Thursday night for an art exhibit in the Yellow Peril Gallery featuring political artwork of Occupy artists. Most of the artists had been active members of the Burnside Park Occupation ...


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I-195 Commission discusses plans

Several years ago, Interstate 195 ran through the heart of Providence's Jewelry District. But since it was rerouted, city officials have been planning various uses for the now vacant land, hoping to see the neighborhood become part of a "Providence Renaissance." Last year, the state created the I-195 ...


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Islamic health association reaches out to uninsured

A woman, unemployed and uninsured for six months, saw her blood pressure and blood sugar rise to a dangerous level. But she was unaware anything was wrong until she attended a health screening sponsored by the American Islamic Wellness Association, said Jeena Ahmed PhD'11.






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