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Vaccination equation: the search goes on

Situated across from a parking lot, the two-story grayish-brown building at 146 Clifford Street is an unimposing site, nestled in the heart of Providence's Jewelry District. The building is home to EpiVax Inc. — a company dedicated to the design of new vaccines and the engineering of therapeutic ...


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Moving forward and reversing wrinkles

Isis Biopolymer, Inc. moved into the severe, sandy-colored building at 233 Richmond St. this past November. The facility, previously home to a watch-making company, now ticks out about 6,500 transdermal drug delivery patches a day. Come this May, it will be both a bustling factory and full-fledged research ...


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Special: The knowledge economy in profile

The two words have become something of a magic catchphrase for Providence's future. Say "knowledge economy" — with the perfect combination of hope and awe — around City officials, University administrators and local entrepreneurs, and watch the glimmer flicker across their eyes.


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Mayor talks future of Shooters site

Providence Mayor David Cicilline '83 appeared Monday at a Fox Point Neighborhood Association meeting and expressed his approval of the group's plan to make the former site of Shooters nightclub part of a public waterfront space. His appearance comes on the heels of last week's vote by the City Plan ...


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Hundreds crowd State House for marriage rally

"Hi, my name is Frank Ferri. I'm the state rep and I'm gay," said State Rep. Frank Ferri, D-Dist. 22, to begin his speech at Marriage Equality Rhode Island's rally at the State House Wednesday afternoon, before calling up his husband from the crowd.


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PPD officer charged with assault

Detective Robert DeCarlo, a 16-year veteran of the Providence Police Department, was arraigned Wednesday at the Rhode Island Superior Court in Providence on two counts of assault. The charges stemmed from an incident last October in which DeCarlo took part in the arrest of a trespassing suspect at the ...


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Film festival brings the arts to Providence kids

A tower of miniature cupcakes, flutes of sparkling apple cider, a visit from the mayor and — of course — bags upon bags of fresh, buttery popcorn. After almost a year of planning and with hundreds of kids squirming in their seats, the first annual Providence Children's Film Festival officially ...


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Rep. Kennedy not to seek reelection to Congress

The news that Rep. Patrick Kennedy will not be seeking reelection offers has upended the race for the First Congressional District House seat and prompted two high-profile Democrats to enter the contest.  "Now having spent two decades in politics, my life is taking a new direction, and I will not ...


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Stimulus grant helps unemployed build futures

As a part of an effort to combat national unemployment and to reinvigorate the economy, the federal government has recently awarded the Providence-based Building Futures program with a $3.72 million federal stimulus grant.Building Futures was established in 2007 as an offshoot of the Providence Plan, ...


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R.I. dance crew steps up

Nicki Minaj's "I Get Crazy" blares in the studio as the dancers watch themselves in the mirrors. One will stomp and dip his head, and the others will mimic. They pause to tell each other what they think they should do, each demonstrating specific moves."We're all choreographers," Kelvin Fabian, one ...


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JWU student job cuts proposed

The vast majority of Johnson and Wales University students working for Brown Dining Services will lose their jobs if, in its February meeting, the Corporation approves a budget-cutting measure recommended by the Organizational Review Committee.


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Same-sex marriage a hot issue in the race for governor

Three gubernatorial candidates — former U.S. Sen. Lincoln Chafee '75, Attorney General Patrick Lynch '87 and General Treasurer Frank Caprio — planned to declare their support of a same-sex marriage bill at the Marriage Equality Rhode Island rally set for Wednesday at the State House until ...






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