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City schools end teacher placement policy

Providence Public Schools will end the practice known as "bumping" — filling teaching vacancies based mainly on seniority — at six schools later this year and throughout the city in 2010. The move to end bumping has angered the teachers union, which may sue to stop it.


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Thayer St. shop pierces the spirit

Alongside the jewelry in the display cases of Rockstar, the piercing shop on Thayer Street, there hangs a picture of a man with long spikes protruding from each side of his chest. The spikes project upward and cross each other to form a halo around the man, Fakir Musafar, who is one of the founders ...


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Budget proposal unsigned by Carcieri

Governor Donald Carcieri '65 announced last week he would neither sign nor veto the Rhode Island legislature's budget-balancing proposal, passed two weeks ago by both houses. Without his signature, the $7.2 billion plan became law last week.


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Homeless, advocates demand share of stimulus package

Video by Hannah Moser.   A crowd of nearly 200 people gathered in the State House rotunda Thursday afternoon, calling for legislators to use federal stimulus money to help those who have lost their homes due to foreclosure, eviction or job loss. The rally was organized by 10 groups, including ...


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Local businesses suffer in economy

View Larger Map It's been a long, hard winter for local businesses. As the economy continues to unravel, shop owners on the East Side have been forced to dramatically alter their business strategies to stay afloat. With sales significantly down from this time last year and limited cash available for ...


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The election: where to vote, what to look for

View Larger Map   Students who are at least 18 years of age and registered to vote in Rhode Island are eligible to vote in today's general election. Voters must have registered in Rhode Island by Oct. 4 to cast ballots for U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives and local races. If unregistered, ...


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Know your neighbor: history behind some Thayer faces

With a new year of the Metro section comes the opportunity to get to know our neighbors a little better. Here are some of the everyday people on Thayer Street - long-time residents and out-of-towners, regulars and first-time visitors - that color the East Side's main drag. Mike and Dawn Ottone Thayer ...


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