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Metro Roundup, Oct. 25

The Rhode Island Foundation’s 15-member steering committee, tasked with delivering recommendations to the R.I. General Assembly on how to spend $1.13 billion in state funding allocated by the American Rescue Plan Act, delivered its report Oct. 19, WPRI reported. ...

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Watson Institute honors Gregorian’s legacy

Vartan Gregorian, Brown’s 16th president and former president of the Carnegie Corporation, passed away last April and was honored in a virtual event yesterday for his commitment to diversity, peace and equal opportunity. “Fostering a More Just and Peaceful World — Vartan Gregorian and His Legacies ...

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WaterFire hosts first ever lighting in honor of BIPOC residents

As the sun set Saturday, hundreds of visitors and Providence residents gathered at the Providence River to watch WaterFire, a community gathering and fire-lighting performance routinely held from summer to the end of fall. The Oct. 16 performance was the first WaterFire to celebrate Black, Indigenous ...


E-bikes back in Providence: an early look at the Spin program

The City of Providence saw in June the return of an electric bike rental program, this time operated by the electric bike- and scooter-sharing company Spin. The orange bikes have become an increasingly common sight around College Hill, but the Spin program, which aimed to put 400 bikes on Providence ...

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