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PPSD teacher shortage continues to strain Providence schools

Teachers in the Providence Public School District report continued problems related to vacant teacher positions, including packed classrooms, being forced to cover other classes during prep periods and diminished student motivation.  94% of all classrooms are currently staffed with a ...

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Blue State on Thayer to close permanently

After 15 years on Thayer Street, Blue State Coffee will permanently close its doors on Thursday, Nov. 17. A sign in the cafe’s window at 300 Thayer St. read, “This Blue State Coffee cafe is closing permanently as of 5 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 17. Thank you for your patronage and for making ...


Politics experts explore implications of midterm elections

Four political science faculty experts spent Wednesday night unpacking the complicated results of Tuesday’s midterm elections at a panel hosted by the Taubman Center for American Politics and Policy. Reactions varied from cautious optimism about increased diversity and the failure of the predicted ...

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Magaziner defeats Fung in highly contested race for CD2

Seth Magaziner ’06, the general treasurer of Rhode Island and Democratic candidate for the state’s 2nd Congressional District seat in the United States House of Representatives, defeated Republican Allan Fung on Tuesday night, according to projections from WPRI-12. Fung conceded to Magaziner ...


Metro Roundup: Bonds on the ballot

Tomorrow, Rhode Island residents will head to the polls. Along with a gubernatorial election, a tightly-contested U.S. House race and contests for local and state representatives, voters will decide on three state bond referenda.  Meanwhile, development remains ongoing downtown: The Providence ...


Trader Joe's opens for business in Fox Point

Following years of speculation and an official announcement last week, Trader Joe’s held a grand opening ceremony Thursday morning for its new Fox Point location that was attended by over 100 shoppers. The new location — the first Trader Joe’s in Providence — is a welcome addition ...

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