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The University currently only provides housing units for 80 graduate students each year, compared to the 270 offered by River House.

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Brown purchases River House to turn into graduate student housing

July 22, 2021 2 comments

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.  The University has purchased River House, a 174-unit residential building located in the Jewelry District, with plans to turn the complex into housing for Brown graduate and medical students. The University formed and executed the purchase of River House through a […]

Centered on Article 5 of the Student Bill of Rights — ‘students have the right to express their identity’ — one billboard can be seen along I-95, near Black Street.

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BAI, Providence Student Union unveil youth-created billboard series highlighting Student Bill of Rights

July 21, 2021 1 comment

The Brown Arts Initiative, the Providence Student Union and a group of local artists unveiled a series of three billboards that highlight an ongoing campaign “to secure a safe, healthy and engaging school environment for all students” through a national Student Bill of Rights.

‘Living in fear’: local Haitian communities rocked by president’s assassination, civil unrest

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‘Living in fear’: local Haitian communities rocked by president’s assassination, civil unrest

July 19, 2021 0 comments

There are nearly 1600 miles between Providence and Port-au-Prince, Haiti. But the small yet closely connected Haitian community in the Ocean State still felt shockwaves of the July 7 assassination of Haitian president Jovenel Moïse and the civil unrest that has followed.

University rejects community stakeholders’ proposed changes to Brook Street dorm

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University rejects community stakeholders’ proposed changes to Brook Street dorm

July 19, 2021 0 comments

The University recently rejected a set of four requests regarding the planned dorm on Brook Street made by various community groups and stakeholders. A letter to University leaders and an accompanying petition asked for a reduction in height, preservation of historical buildings, preservation of retail space and for the design […]

The University withdrew its objections to the expansion of the historic district on College Hill, which will include one University property containing three buildings.

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College Hill historic district expansion passes despite prior University objections

July 14, 2021 2 comments

A long-debated expansion to the historic district on College Hill, which includes three buildings owned by the University, was passed unanimously by the Providence City Council June 3. 

Abu Yarub Al-Shami is located at 225 Thayer, which was previously occupied by Pie in the Sky.

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Family-run restaurant Abu Yarub Al-Shami will bring Syrian flavors to College Hill

July 8, 2021 0 comments

When Amir Tatari moved to the United States from Syria in the late 1980s, his first job was working at a Dunkin’ Donuts on Thayer Street. Now, over 30 years later, he is set to open the restaurant Abu Yarub Al-Shami on the very same street.

Metro Roundup, July 7

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Metro Roundup, July 7

July 7, 2021 0 comments

Gov. Dan McKee vetoed a renewable energy bill that would have placed millions of dollars in costs of wind and solar projects onto ratepayers rather than developers, according to The Providence Journal.

The raid and arrests came after the Cranston Police Department’s Special Victims Unit conducted a months-long investigation, which is still ongoing.

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Eleven Cranston ‘massage workers’ arrested during police raid

July 1, 2021 4 comments

Cranston police arrested 11 people and shut down six “suspected illegal massage parlors” in a coordinated raid June 17, according to a Cranston Police Department news release.

The project included adding over 300 books to the collection, including texts on poetry, art and hip hop.

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Hope High School opens University-funded library redesign

July 1, 2021 0 comments

After 11 months of work and $150,000 of University support, Hope High School opened its redesigned library and media center June 7, according to a University press release.

After a year of research and piloting, the State is on track to provide body-worn cameras to all 1,700 frontline police officers.

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R.I. to supply body cameras to all police officers

June 30, 2021 0 comments

Rhode Island Attorney General Peter Neronha and state legislators announced new legislation on June 16 to provide body-worn cameras to all 1,700 frontline police officers in the state. The bill has passed both the House and Senate.