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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 ...


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 ...

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