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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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I-195 commission developments continue after 11 years

Eleven years after its formation, the I-195 Redevelopment District Commission continues to develop several parcels of land previously occupied by Interstate 195 across Fox Point and the Jewelry District. Several projects have since been completed, whereas others — such as the Trader Joe’s on ...


Saturday’s WaterFire honors Rhode Island educators

For the first time since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, WaterFire is back in full-force. Last Saturday’s lighting, which was attended by between 30,000 and 50,000 people, celebrated local educators and was supported by the Rhode Island Department of Education. 

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Feed the Cheeks, Zinneken’s coming soon to Thayer area

New locations of Feed the Cheeks, a cookie shop, and Zinneken’s, which serves Belgian waffles, plan to open just off Thayer Street this semester. Both located on Angell Street, Feed the Cheeks will be next to DenDen Korean Fried Chicken, and Zinneken’s will be in the neighboring lot.


Providence welcomes new indie bookstore Heartleaf Books

New independent cooperative bookstore Heartleaf Books was opened by sisters Caroline and Mads Vericker on Atwells Avenue last Wednesday. Heartleaf is a consumer and worker co-op which aims to involve community members by allowing them to purchase shares in the business and become part owners. ...

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