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Legislation would decriminalize marijuana in R.I.

Around 15 supporters and one lone dissenter provided testimony on two bills regarding the legality of marijuana possession at a House Committee on Judiciary hearing last night. The first bill, introduced by Rep. John Edwards, D-Tiverton and Portsmouth, would decriminalize the possession of small amounts ...


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New student apartments proposed for Thayer

Gilbane Development Corporation has proposed the construction of a four-story luxury apartment complex on Thayer Street between Meeting Street and Euclid Avenue. The building would be modeled after others built around the country near college campuses, said Robert Gilbane '71 P'02 P'05, chief executive ...


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Occupy takes its message from the park to the gallery

Occupy Providence may have left Burnside Park more than a month ago, but members of the group gathered in Olneyville Thursday night for an art exhibit in the Yellow Peril Gallery featuring political artwork of Occupy artists. Most of the artists had been active members of the Burnside Park Occupation ...


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I-195 Commission discusses plans

Several years ago, Interstate 195 ran through the heart of Providence's Jewelry District. But since it was rerouted, city officials have been planning various uses for the now vacant land, hoping to see the neighborhood become part of a "Providence Renaissance." Last year, the state created the I-195 ...


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Islamic health association reaches out to uninsured

A woman, unemployed and uninsured for six months, saw her blood pressure and blood sugar rise to a dangerous level. But she was unaware anything was wrong until she attended a health screening sponsored by the American Islamic Wellness Association, said Jeena Ahmed PhD'11.


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Web update: Students deliver petition asking U. to pay more

Roughly 60 students delivered a petition with more than 600 signatures to the University Friday demanding Brown increase its payments to Providence. The group said they believe the University needs to provide more financial support to the city in order to rebuild Brown's relationship with Providence, ...


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Seven sue to block banner removal

Seven people are seeking an injunction to block a federal judge's ruling that ordered Cranston High School West to remove a prayer banner from its auditorium, the Providence Journal reported. After almost two months of debating whether to appeal the ruling, the banner was officially removed last weekend.  ...





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