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Bagel Gourmet brings flavor to Jewelry District

Walking through the first floor of the University's Medical Education Building, visitors would hardly know they were in the third branch of Bagel Gourmet Cafe if it were not for the distinctly familiar aroma of bagels that fills the air at the end of a corner hallway.


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Raimondo warns of 'death spiral' for state pensions

Calling the state's underfunded pension system a "death spiral," General Treasurer Gina Raimondo told state senators Monday that urgent action is needed to address the growing gap between the state's assets and its commitments to retiring public sector workers.


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Commissioners appointed to allot I-195 land

Providence and Rhode Island government officials have chosen seven members to serve on a powerful commission designated to oversee the development of land made available by the relocation of Interstate 195. The commission will determine who will acquire and develop the land.


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Taveras seeks more money from U.

Mayor Angel Taveras will seek $9 million in total contributions from tax-exempt organizations — like the University — and will support legislation in the General Assembly requiring such institutions to pay 25 percent of the property taxes they would owe if they were for-profit, he announced ...


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RISD Provost announces resignation

Two months after receiving an overwhelming vote of "no confidence," Rhode Island School of Design Provost Jessie Shefrin announced today she will step down when her contract expires June 30 to "take a well-deserved sabbatical," according to a statement from RISD President John Maeda. She has served ...


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School board votes to close five public schools

The Providence School Board voted last night to close five schools — Asa Messer Elementary School, Asa Messer Annex, Windmill Street Elementary School, Edmund W. Flynn Elementary School and West Broadway Elementary School. Samuel W. Bridgham Middle School will be reopened as an elementary school. ...


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In fiscal storm, University keeps eyes on Jewelry District

The state's political leaders call it a once-in-a-generation economic opportunity. Set to be completed at the end of 2012, the 10-year relocation of Route 195 has cleared 20 acres of prime real estate in Providence's Fox Point and Jewelry District, some of which Brown is eyeing for further expansion. ...


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Forum addresses school interventions

When Shannon Hernandez' husband began working in Massachusetts this year, she decided to stay in Providence with her daughter, who is currently enrolled in kindergarten at Mary E. Fogarty Elementary School in Lower South Providence. But with the latest blow to the city's public schools — this ...


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JWU building gets green award

Johnson and Wales University's new $42 million Cuisinart Center for Culinary Excellence was awarded LEED Gold certification by the U.S. Green Building Council this month. The award is the second-highest environmental acknowledgment a building can receive.


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Drunk driving a stubborn problem in Rhode Island

Since February 2010, two high-profile campus accidents involving drunk driving have raised awareness of the issue at Brown. A hit-and-run two weeks ago that injured two students came just over a year after the Feb. 12, 2010 death of Avi Schaefer '13 after being struck by a car on Thayer St. Though drunk ...


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City suggests revised teachers' contract

At a hearing last night, the City Council Education Subcommittee presented its recommendations for negotiating a new Providence teachers' contract, the single biggest expense in the city budget and the most costly teacher contract in the state. The current contract is set to expire in August.


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State rep. aims to roll back Bush tax cuts

Rep. Larry Valencia, D-Charlestown, plans to introduce a bill this week that would roll back Bush-era tax cuts for Rhode Island's wealthy to rein in the state's projected $331 million budget deficit. The bill, which is still being drafted, proposes increasing income tax rates for married couples earning ...





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