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Dorm room startup gives $100,000 in loans

When Brunonians exit through the Van Wickle Gates during commencement, they take with them ideas cultivated in classrooms and steeped in academic rhetoric. With some fresh air, those ideas can grow to be bigger than their originators.


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FBI takes down local mobsters in major bust

Luigi "Baby Shacks" Manocchio, 83, former longtime boss of the New England-based Patriarca crime family, was arrested Jan. 20 along with 126 other members of the mob and known La Cosa Nostra associates during what officials call the biggest mob take-down in Federal Bureau of Investigation history. The ...


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NSF funds RISD workshop on science

In its latest effort to integrate the sciences and the arts, the Rhode Island School of Design hosted a collaborative workshop Jan. 20 and 21. A "groundbreaking" achievement for an art school, the workshop was funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation, said Christopher Rose, a visiting ...


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Gas prices reach year high in R.I.

Gas prices broke the $3 mark in Rhode Island last week before the beginning of Thanksgiving break and continue to climb statewide. Prices are at their highest so far this year, according to the American Automobile Association of Southern New England.


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City, police dept. sued over freedom of speech conflict

The Rhode Island chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union has filed suit against the city and members of its police department on behalf of a Providence woman whose free speech rights were allegedly violated when Providence police officers threatened to arrest her for leafletting on a public sidewalk. ...


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RIPTA looks at streetcar routes

Three possible streetcar routes were discussed Monday night at the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority's meeting with the College Hill Neighborhood Association. Each route provides a slightly different link between major city hubs including Brown, Rhode Island Hospital, Kennedy Plaza and the train ...


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Pedestrian bridge will provide 'critical link'

The 11 entries in the city's pedestrian bridge design competition are on display at City Hall until the end of November. The pedestrian bridge will replace the old Interstate 195 roadbed that spans the Providence River, but will stand on the existing supports.


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Block party is just getting started

Though Moderate Party founder and candidate for governor Ken Block finished fourth at the polls last Tuesday, he gained enough votes to keep his party on the ballot and may soon find himself in a position of influence on one of his favorite issues — the efficiency of state government.





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