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City schools re-evaluate facilities

Providence Public Schools recently finished the first round of community meetings to update their Facilities Master Plan, drawing on comments from parents and community members to craft a set of recommendations to improve the school system's facilities.According to Chief Operating Officer Carleton Jones, ...


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Carcieri vetoes domestic partner bill

Following last week's special session at the General Assembly, Gov. Donald Carcieri '65 issued a number of vetoes this week, canceling bills that would have allowed domestic partners to plan each other's funerals and provide for special elections to fill Senate vacancies.The bill to allow domestic partners ...


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Forbes: Providence is sixth-safest U.S. city

Providence has been named the sixth-safest city in the United States by Forbes Magazine, which recently ranked the 40 most-populous metropolitan areas based on 2008 data on violent crime rates, natural disasters and traffic- and workplace-related deaths.


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Student, U. property taxes on hold for now

While legislators were busy banning indoor prostitution and texting while driving, two bills that could have cost Brown millions did not make it onto the agenda of last week's General Assembly special session — and though they are dead for now, their fate remains uncertain.


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For volunteers, reading is elementary

Members of St. Anthony Hall, Brown's co-ed literary fraternity, started a children's writing workshop at the Fox Point Community Library earlier this week. The Fox Point Reading Club is an "informal participatory program to get kids actively involved in reading and writing," said Alexander Wankel '11, ...


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Residents win award for gas-meter fight

Preserve Rhode Island, a nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting Rhode Island's historic structures, awarded local politicians and community members an award Oct. 29 for their role in a legislative battle against the utility company National Grid's decision to place gas meters outside of historic ...


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Task force calls for school reform

The Rhode Island Urban Education Task Force, created by Gov. Donald Carcieri '65 in January 2008, released its final report last week, outlining proposals for raising student achievement and improving the quality of urban education.


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Developer hopes to build hotel on Brook Street

Providence real-estate mogul Ed Bishop '54 P'86 P'91 wants to build a $35 million luxury hotel on Brook Street with easy access to campus and Thayer Street businesses and is attempting to get his proposal approved by the Providence City Planning Commission.


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City gets creative with arts plan

It's been a busy year for the arts in Providence. The city's Department of Art, Culture and Tourism has been working to draft, present and implement "Creative Providence," an ambitious, 10-year cultural plan designed to boost local arts-related activities and investment.


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State name question will go to ballot box

In a special session that began Tuesday night and is expected to continue through Thursday, the Rhode Island General Assembly has already addressed a wide variety of issues, including bills on the state name, indoor prostitution and driving while texting. The special session marks the return of the ...


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House to revise legislation next week

Members of the Rhode Island House of Representatives can expect to deal with unfinished business — including a change to prostitution law — when they meet for a special session next week. The House will also hold talks on the economy before next year's session, Speaker William Murphy, D-Dist. ...





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