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Long-awaited Trader Joe’s opening slated for next Thursday

After years of waiting and speculation, the Fox Point Trader Joe's will have its grand opening next Thursday, Nov. 3. “Moments before doors open at 8 a.m., there will be a brief ceremonial ribbon cutting,” according to a press release from the grocery store chain. “Store Captain Linda Iannitti ...


CDC recommends COVID bivalent booster for kids

On Oct. 12 the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention expanded its recommendation for the updated bivalent COVID-19 vaccine booster to include children ages five through 11, according to a CDC press release. The updated vaccines include Omicron BA.4 and BA.5 spike proteins, which target Omicron ...

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RI House candidates clash in contentious debate

With just three weeks to go until the midterm elections, Democrat Seth Magaziner ’06 and Republican Allan Fung — candidates for Rhode Island’s 2nd Congressional District — clashed in a televised debate Tuesday evening. The debate marked one of the last high-profile opportunities for the candidates ...


Construction underway on East Providence offshore wind terminal

Construction is currently underway for the South Quay Marine Terminal, a new hub for the shipping and assembly of wind turbines in East Providence, just south of India Point Park. The terminal will facilitate the development of wind turbine technology and the installation of wind farms across the ...


How Rhode Islanders are celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

From Sept. 15 to Oct. 15, the United States commemorates Hispanic Heritage Month. In Rhode Island, the Latinx community is rapidly growing, having increased 40% in the last decade, per the US Census Bureau's 2021 census. To celebrate a vibrant and diverse community, local governments, businesses ...


Rhode Islanders see 47% increase in their electricity bills

Following a public comment session on Sept. 23, the Rhode Island Public Utilities Commission approved a 47% increase in residential electricity bills proposed by Rhode Island Energy for this winter. The rate increase, which will also affect business’s bills, went into effect October 1. Residents ...

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