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Lil' Rhody to get electric car charging stations

The streets of College Hill may soon be populated with more environmentally friendly vehicles after the Northeast Electric Vehicle Network — a coalition of 10 states, including Massachusetts and Rhode Island — announced a plan last month to increase electric transportation by installing ...


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College prep: A tale of three schools

As Brown students savored their spicies with at Josiah's last night, high school students all over the country were slaving away to finish college applications before the University's Nov. 1 early decision deadline. Students in Providence were no exception. For some, the moment represented the culmination ...


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72-hour deadline passes quietly

A cheer rang out at Burnside Park at 9 p.m. last night. As the clock ticked past the hour, protesters had officially begun to defy Providence Mayor Angel Taveras' order to leave, and there were no police in sight.


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Prayer banner case awaits ruling

The case of Jessica Ahlquist, a junior at Cranston High School West, who demanded to have the prayer banner hanging in her high school's gym taken down, was argued Oct. 13 in federal court and is under consideration by U.S. District Judge Ronald Lagueux.


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Education department hosts teachers from China

As part of a program connecting Brown faculty and high school teachers from the Shenzen district in China, 23  teachers from Shenzen visited the Metropolitan Regional Career and Technical Center, a public school in Providence, to observe American teaching and classroom organization styles yesterday. ...


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Occupiers refuse to leave Burnside Park

Members of Occupy Providence announced their willingness to transition from lawful demonstration to civil disobedience yesterday. In response to demands that they vacate Burnside Park, members of the movement told Mayor Angel Taveras they plan on staying put.


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Central Falls High ups AP offerings

After being identified as one of the nation's worst-performing schools last year, Central Falls High School launched an initiative this year to drastically increase the number of Advanced Placement course offerings as part of a three-year transformation process. The school added four more AP courses ...


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First winter shelter opens to homeless

For most Rhode Islanders, colder winter temperatures are a seasonal inconvenience. But for the state's homeless ­— a group that has grown due to the ongoing economic downturn — winter adds a new urgency to the daily struggle to find shelter.


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Initiative provides free food to Occupiers

Through a combination of volunteer efforts and food donations, Providence People's Kitchen is providing three meals per day to members of the Occupy Providence movement, who have been residing in Burnside Park since Saturday evening.


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ProJo establishes pay wall online

The Providence Journal established a pay wall and redesigned its website Tuesday. The website now features breaking news briefs for free and provides full stories only to subscribers through an eEdition of the paper.


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Loan forgiveness program receives $250,000 grant

UnitedHealthcare of New England donated $250,000 to the Rhode Island Foundation's loan forgiveness program last week as part of a series of grants from state and national organizations encouraging medical students, including those at Alpert Medical School, to pursue careers in primary care.


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Civil union loophole bars couples from benefits

Rhode Island legalized civil unions for same-sex couples in July, but lawmakers and lawyers have found that the legislation does not bestow all of the benefits of marriage. In particular, gay couples do not qualify for estate tax exemption and cannot file joint income taxes.


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Hundreds join Occupy movement downtown

Several hundred protesters, including students involved in Occupy College Hill, joined the growing Occupy movement Saturday evening in Burnside Park downtown. The movement, which began with the Occupy Wall Street protests in New York City, opposes growing economic disparity and corporate greed.






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