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Salmonella breaks out in R.I.

As of Wednesday morning, 75 cases of salmonella had been reported as part of an outbreak centered at DeFusco's Bakery in Johnston and Cranston, according to Annemarie Beardsworth, spokeswoman for the Rhode Island Department of Health. Of the 75 people who contracted salmonella, two have died, and two ...


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New public plaza to liven U.'s presence downtown

By now it's obvious — the University is proudly "Building Brown." But what is less obvious is the University's rapid development on the other side of the river, away from the daily lives of students. The new Medical Education Building at 222 Richmond St. will be completed in July. A month later, ...


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Gay marriage bills stall in legislature

Though gay marriage has the backing of Rhode Island's governor and its Speaker of the House, bills to legalize it have yet to be put to a vote. Opponents say the bills simply do not have enough support from state legislators.  


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Korean truck dishes up food and culture

Mama Kim's Korean BBQ joined the fleet of food trucks that serve mobile cuisine to Providence locals and students this March, adding a variety of flavorful and healthy options. The truck primarily parks in front of Barus and Holley Building in the afternoon and in front of MacMillan Hall at night. Hyun ...


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R.I. workers may face immigration checks

The Rhode Island Senate Judiciary Committee heard a bill March 22 that would require all non-governmental employers with more than three employees to check the immigration status of job applicants in E-Verify, a federal employment verification database.


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Mayor and city labor union strike pay deal

Providence Mayor Angel Taveras signed an agreement Wednesday morning with the city's largest labor union that will affect nearly 900 workers and save more than $26 million over the next four years. The city faces a $180 million two-year budget deficit.


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City schools hit with two more blows

Calling for sweeping cuts to close a two-year $180 million budget gap, Providence Mayor Angel Taveras called the city's finances a "category five" hurricane. But last Tuesday, that would have more aptly described the city's embattled school system.


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Community outraged at impending release of child-murderer

Nearly four decades after brutally murdering a five-year-old South Kingstown boy, Michael Woodmansee is slated to be released this August, 12 years before completing his full sentence. The prospect of his release has fueled anger across the state as residents question why a prison system designed to ...


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Ed. commissioner maintains positive outlook for R.I. schools

Education Commissioner Deborah Gist expressed optimism about the implementation of federal Race to the Top funding and the current outlook for the state's education program in front of the Rhode Island House of Representatives Health, Education and Welfare Committee yesterday. She did not touch on recent ...


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At forum, community laments school closings

At a meeting to address the announced Providence school closings yesterday at Classical High School, upset students, teachers and parents loudly expressed opposition and urged the Providence Public School Board to reconsider the city's decision to close their schools. ­




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