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Budget proposal unsigned by Carcieri

April 14, 2009 Comments are Disabled

Governor Donald Carcieri ’65 announced last week he would neither sign nor veto the Rhode Island legislature’s budget-balancing proposal, passed two weeks ago by both houses. Without his signature, the $7.2 billion plan became law last week.

Cicilline, CHNA discuss local issues

April 14, 2009 Comments are Disabled

About 40 members of the College Hill Neighborhood Association turned out to discuss city and neighborhood issues with Providence Mayor David Cicilline ’83 at Moses Brown School last night.

Homeless, advocates demand share of stimulus package


Homeless, advocates demand share of stimulus package

April 3, 2009 Comments are Disabled

A crowd of nearly 200 people gathered in the State House rotunda Thursday afternoon, calling for legislators to use federal stimulus money to help those who have lost their homes due to foreclosure, eviction or job loss. The rally was organized by 10 groups, including non-profit organizations such as the Rhode Island Coalition for the Homeless and Housing Opportunities for People Everywhere, a student organization at Brown that works with the homeless community.

Data Science, Interactive Graphic

Local businesses suffer in economy

March 17, 2009 Comments are Disabled

As the economy continues to unravel, shop owners on the East Side have been forced to dramatically alter their business strategies to stay afloat.

Data Science, Interactive Graphic

The election: where to vote, what to look for

November 4, 2008 Comments are Disabled

Students who are at least 18 years of age and registered to vote in Rhode Island are eligible to vote in today’s general election. Voters must have registered in Rhode Island by Oct. 4 to cast ballots for U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives and local races.

Data Science, Interactive Graphic

Know your neighbor: history behind some Thayer faces

September 9, 2008 Comments are Disabled

With a new year of the Metro section comes the opportunity to get to know our neighbors a little better. Here are some of the everyday people on Thayer Street – long-time residents and out-of-towners, regulars and first-time visitors – that color the East Side’s main drag.