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PPSD staff work to improve school culture

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PPSD staff work to improve school culture

January 23, 2020 0 comments

In the wake of a state takeover of the Providence Public School District, Gilbert Stuart Middle School teachers and administrators are implementing new strategies aimed at meeting every child’s needs.

In Providence school struggles, staff support students

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In Providence school struggles, staff support students

January 22, 2020 0 comments
This article is part of the series A look inside a Providence Public School

This is the first in a two-part series called, “A look inside a Providence Public School”The phone rings in the main office of Gilbert Stuart Middle School. The office is empty except for two secretaries; it’s 4 pm, and students have already gone home for the day. One of the women takes the call.

The Whiskey Republic is a bar frequented by Brown students. New management plans to remodel the interior and the exterior in March.

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The future of ‘Whiskey Wednesdays’

January 22, 2020 0 comments

Local entrepreneurs Garry Williams and Frank Manfredi Jr. took over management of the Whiskey Republic, a bar on the Fox Point waterfront, on Jan. 1.

Ceremony tea shop opened on Thayer Street Dec. 13th. It is owned by Michelle Cheng, who also owns Leafy Green tea company.

New tea shop sources local produce and customers

January 21, 2020 0 comments

Despite the challenges of seasonal student presence on Thayer Street, the crowd of customers shows that Ceremony finds business steadily growing.

On Friday, about 600 protesters marched through Providence to assemble in front of the State House as part of a national day of climate action.

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Sunrise Movement occupies State House, rallies for climate justice

December 7, 2019 0 comments

Fourteen climate activists were arrested last night, including at least 10 University students, after occupying the Rhode Island State House rotunda for nearly five hours to call on Gov. Gina Raimondo to sign a No Fossil Fuel Money Pledge. The activists were released later that night.

Faculty, staff describe experiences as PPSD parents amid state takeover

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Faculty, staff describe experiences as PPSD parents amid state takeover

December 6, 2019 0 comments

Six months after the Johns Hopkins report documented the systematic underperformance of the Providence Public School District, University faculty, staff and an administrator reflected on their experiences as parents of PPSD students.

Providence recently welcomed a new greenhouse run by hydroponic farming company Gotham Greens.

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New tech-driven greenhouse opens in downtown Providence

December 6, 2019 0 comments

Heads of lettuce cuddle together under a glass sky, warm in an artificial summer despite the snow and wind outside. The picturesque scene marked the opening ceremony for a new greenhouse in Providence run by a hydroponic farming company called Gotham Greens.

Over the past decade, Thayer Street has evolved from an eclectic shopping district to a restaurant and chain-filled strip.

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The changing faces of Thayer Street: Local shops struggle to stay afloat

December 6, 2019 9 comments

Lois Hollingsworth owned Zuzu’s Petals, a dress boutique on Thayer Street, for 24 years. But in 2015, she chose to shutter her store because of what she described as a drastic change in Thayer’s character.

The offshoot of the R.I. Democratic Party Women’s Caucus was established a week before the bylaws were passed.

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Democratic Party Women’s Caucus ends party affiliation

December 2, 2019 0 comments

The Rhode Island Democratic Party Women’s Caucus announced the establishment of a separate allied offshoot unaffiliated with the party called “the Rhode Island Democratic Women’s Caucus” at a press release Nov. 19.

R.I. public universities propose tuition increase

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R.I. public universities propose tuition increase

November 22, 2019 0 comments

Tuition rates may be on the rise for students at Rhode Island’s public post-secondary institutions. Recently, the University of Rhode Island, Rhode Island College and the Community College of Rhode Island all proposed increases to in-state and out-of-state tuition and fees.