Providence’s Department of Art, Culture and Tourism launched its cultural plan at the City’s annual Pell Lecture on Arts and Humanities Wednesday. The plan, titled “PVDx2031: A Cultural Plan for Culture Shift,” outlines “strategies and recommendations for strengthening arts, culture and ...
On Monday night at 5:01 p.m., the Providence Fire Department was dispatched to 257 Thayer Street — an off-campus apartment complex that primarily serves University students — in response to reports of a gaseous odor, according to an incident report reviewed by The Herald.
Art and history exhibitions at local libraries, museums and other organizations aim to empower and educate Black communities.
Lawsuit alleging gender discrimination against male Alpert Medical School Professor moves to federal courtBy Julia Vaz and Neil Mehta | February 28
A lawsuit from a former professor at the Alpert Medical School alleging gender discrimination and a hostile work environment was moved from state to federal court Friday, according to court filings reviewed by The Herald.
Rep. David Cicilline '83, D-R.I., announced on Feb. 21 that he is leaving Congress.
Officials share plans, concerns for education under new mayoral administration.
With Rhode Island facing a shortage of psychiatric residential care for girls, state officials are recommending sending patients as far as Missouri to receive adequate inpatient psychiatric care. To help address the shortage, state officials recently announced an expanded Psychiatric Residential ...
Activists, legislators hope Medicaid, ‘Pay for Success’ can help alleviate the housing crisis in Rhode IslandBy Jacob Smollen | February 22
Both the Rhode Island Pathways Project and Pay for Success initiatives aim to fight homelessness and reduce health care costs.
‘We stand on the shoulders of giants’: Providence City Council and City Archives host Pillars on Race eventBy Avani Ghosh | February 21
Providence exhibition recounts city’s history from 1935 to present.
Participatory budgeting is a bottom-up investment in public infrastructure where citizens get a direct say in how to fund public projects, explained Jonathan Collins, assistant professor of political science, public policy and education. Participatory budgeting offers a “beacon of hope that ...
The legislation will be enacted at no cost to homeowners and addresses concerns about the material’s health and environmental risks.
Fane Tower is the “second-largest construction project” in Providence’s history, said Greg Macini from Build RI. “It has too much of an economic impact to not let this project go forward.”
A ‘duty to give back’: Looking at the current state of racial, social justice activism in ProvidenceBy Rhea Rasquinha | February 16
Activist groups discuss future goals, repealing Rhode Island’s Law Enforcement Officer’s Bill of Rights.
On Jan. 5, Dawn Desilets filed a federal lawsuit against the Lifespan Corporation for disability discrimination and retaliation for using the Family and Medical Leave Act. According to court documents reviewed by The Herald, Desilets was fired in 2021 after contracting “long-haul” COVID. Desilets ...
Gov. Dan McKee, alongside bill sponsors, recently held a press conference introducing legislation that would ban the sale of assault-style weapons, such as AR-15s, in Rhode Island. If the bill passes, the state will join nine others enacting bans on certain types of assault-style weapons.
New restaurant to offer high quality chicken at affordable prices.
‘Rhode Island is not a dumping ground’: Construction firm charged with illegally dumping contaminated fill at Route 6/10 siteBy Mahin Ashfaq | February 14
Barletta’s alleged actions could pose an environmental risk to surrounding communities.
Council members discussed plans to improve Providence’s education infrastructure, city finances and environmental sustainability.