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Climate orgs. mobilize labor for greener R.I.

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Climate orgs. mobilize labor for greener R.I.

September 17, 2021 0 comments

As various forces in Rhode Island work toward a more sustainable future, two environmental organizations in the Ocean State have focused on making labor a key player in the transition. The organizations, Renew Rhode Island Coalition and Climate Jobs Rhode Island.

The 150,000 signature petition urging divestment stretched down the sidewalk past the bank’s Thayer Street branch.

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Climate Action Rhode Island takes on Thayer Street to protest JPMorgan Chase’s funding of fossil fuels

September 15, 2021 1 comment

Members of Climate Action Rhode Island marched on Thayer Street Wednesday protesting JPMorgan Chase’s funding of fossil fuel companies. The group carried large signs reading “Chase funds death” and “Stop Chase the toxic bank” as they approached the bank’s Thayer location. 

About 20,000 people attended Waterfire in a special lighting that honored essential workers.

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First WaterFire lighting of the season held in honor of COVID-19 heroes

September 15, 2021 0 comments

The Providence River was lit up for the first time in nearly two years Sept. 4 as WaterFire held a special lighting in honor of “COVID heroes” — Rhode Islanders who served as essential workers throughout the pandemic.

East Side Mini Mart will have been open for 28 years before it closes its doors on September 30.

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East Side Mini-Mart to close in “bittersweet” farewell as University makes room for new dorm

September 14, 2021 1 comment

The plaza at 250 Brook St. is a round-the-clock hub for the University community, with students grabbing late-night snacks from East Side Mini-Mart and easing into groggy weekend mornings with Bagel Gourmet’s hearty breakfast sandwiches.

Infestations, poor management, and deteriorating living conditions impact Wickenden Street residents.

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Residents detail systemic issues at Fox Point Manor

September 14, 2021 2 comments

Fox Point Manor, a public housing apartment complex located at 575 Wickenden St., is known to some residents as “Purgatory Palace” and “Fox Point Penitentiary.” One resident described living there in no uncertain terms: “Never in my life have I lived anywhere as bad as this.”

RI Treasurer Seth Magaziner set to declare candidacy for governor. At the same time, the state kicks off redistricting Sept. 9.

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Metro Roundup, Sept. 13

September 13, 2021 0 comments

Seth Magaziner, current Rhode Island Treasurer, is set to declare his candidacy for governor tomorrow, according to a press release from his campaign.

Teachers expressed concern about overcrowding and lost learning for students who have to quarantine because of the lack of a remote option.

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PPSD starts third year amid pandemic

September 13, 2021 0 comments

The Providence Public School District began its third academic year amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic Sept. 9.

Ceremony maintained its calm ambiance and minimalist aesthetic in its new, larger location.

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Ceremony Tea opens new location, expands options

September 13, 2021 0 comments

The soft launch of Ceremony Tea’s new location at 21 Euclid Ave.  saw a steady stream of customers eager to return to the shop Friday, preceeded by a month-long hiatus following its move off Thayer Street.

25,000 Rhode Islanders vaccinated and $750,000 donated to local nonprofits through the RI Gives VAX Challenge.

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$750,000 donated and more than 25,000 vaccinated after RI Gives Vax Challenge launch

September 10, 2021 0 comments

The RI Gives Vax Challenge met its goal of inoculating 25,000 Rhode Islanders this summer while giving $750,000 to local nonprofits on the frontlines of COVID-19 pandemic response.

Activists push for repeal of the Law Enforcement Bill of Rights following police brutality incidents.

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RI legislators, activist groups call for the repeal of the Law Enforcement Officers’ Bill of Rights

September 10, 2021 2 comments

After recent violent arrests by Rhode Island police, state legislators and several activist groups are increasing efforts to push for the abolishment of the Law Enforcement Officers’ Bill of Rights.