For five hours straight, two days per week, every week of the fall semester, a group of students at the Rhode Island School of Design listened eagerly to lectures about local Indigenous history, sifted through samples of native plants and reviewed blueprints.
A state-based pilot program launched last month aims to provide 125 permanent supportive housing slots for especially vulnerable unhoused individuals by Sep. 30, 2025 using private investor funding.
On Dec. 11, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation shut down the westbound side of the I-195 Washington Bridge due to structural concerns, causing traffic delays. On Jan. 26, the United States Department of Justice and Office of the Inspector General released a federal investigation into the ...
From voting rights, healthcare and housing to minimum wage, several new laws from the State House went into effect on Jan. 1. Here’s a summary of the legislation and how they will impact Rhode Islander in the new year.
Rhode Island’s Plastic Waste Reduction Act went into effect Jan. 1, banning R.I. retail establishments from providing single-use plastic bags to customers at the point of sale.
On Nov. 2, Mayor Brett Smiley’s administration had requested that the city’s Board of Contract and Supply consider the allocation of $3.35 million to United Way of Rhode Island, a nonprofit organization that focuses on advancing racial equity.
Earlier this fall, Brown announced that it would enter an agreement to strengthen its existing affiliation with Lifespan, the largest hospital system in Rhode Island, starting in 2024.
Southside Community Land Trust manages over 60 community gardens and urban farms throughout Rhode Island.
Vendors sell a wide array of goods at The Providence Flea’s holiday markets.
Community members raise concerns over definition’s applications, cite lack of specific regulations
On Friday, 14 organizations from across Providence and over 50 protestors gathered at the Rhode Island State House to “Get Loud for Gaza,” showing support for Palestine and calling for a permanent ceasefire. Demonstrators called on the Rhode Island congressional delegation to voice support for a ...
On Saturday morning around 11 a.m., roughly 30 community members joined organizers from Climate Action Rhode Island — a local affiliate of the international 350.org climate movement — to protest at JPMorgan Chase Bank in Barrington. The protestors demanded that Chase divest from the fossil fuels ...
Providence Streets Coalition released their PVD Crash Data, which includes an interactive map of traffic incidents spanning 13 years of traffic data.
Symposium Books, an independent bookstore in downtown Providence, is looking forward to celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2024.
Overdose prevention centers are not associated with increased crime or disorder, despite safety concerns surrounding the sites, according to a recent study co-led by a Brown researcher.
Suspect arrested, charged in shooting of three Palestinian students, including Brown University juniorBy Neil Mehta | November 27
A suspect was arrested Sunday for the shooting of three Palestinian-American college students in Burlington, Vermont, according to the Burlington Police Department. The shooting occurred Saturday evening, and the victims include Brown undergraduate Hisham Awartani ’25, Kinnan Abdalhamid and Tahseen ...
With significant development across the district, and in the broader Jewelry District neighborhood, The Herald mapped out the 21 parcels of District land, compiling proposal and construction updates from the last 12 years.