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Gonzalo Cuervo runs for Providence mayor

Gonzalo Cuervo, former deputy secretary of state and former chief of staff to R.I. Secretary of State Nellie Gorbea, is among four people who have officially declared their candidacy for the Providence mayoral election in 2022. "I love the city. I raised my kids here,” Cuervo said, emphasizing ...


‘Slow and steady, safe and cautious’: Preschools, COVID-19

Even while Rhode Island lifts mask mandates and boasts the highest percentage of vaccinated residents in the country, one key population is still waiting to be vaccinated: children under five years old, who still lack an FDA approved COVID-19 vaccine. In light of this, preschools have practiced vigilance ...


Pop-Up PVD: coming to a sidewalk near you

A walk down Power Street last summer might have led you to a casual driveway pop-up, with music playing as people perused clothing racks. Those informal pop-ups have now become Pop-Up PVD, a traveling thrift shop that features vintage ...

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Teacher shortages continue to strain PPSD

The Providence Public School District currently has 129 teacher vacancies, according to Maribeth Calabro, president of the Providence Teachers Union. These vacancies have been caused by various factors such as the COVID-19 pandemic, curriculum and certification requirements.


Downtown businesses detail experiences during the pandemic

Nearly two years after the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic with public health conditions still changing, businesses on Westminster Street in downtown Providence have persevered, in part because of rallying support for local shops, owners say.  Even when Rhode Island had the highest COVID-19 ...

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Neo-Nazis disrupt book reading at local library 

Members of the neo-Nazi group NSC-131 disrupted a reading of “The Communist Manifesto” at the Red Ink Community Library in the Mount Hope neighborhood of Providence Feb. 21, banging on windows and screaming at attendees inside the building.

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