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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. 

Bill on ‘divisive concepts,’ against ‘critical race theory’ in education sparks statewide debate

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Bill on ‘divisive concepts,’ against ‘critical race theory’ in education sparks statewide debate

June 23, 2021 4 comments

A state bill proposing the prohibition of “divisive concepts” in education has sparked controversy across Rhode Island on the inclusion of racial justice curricula in public schools.

PASS youth leaders organized a two-day school walkout in April to demand SROs be removed from PPSD schools.

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Youth Activists demand school resource officers be removed from Providence Public Schools

June 21, 2021 1 comment

While in middle school, Mocorah Lewis saw members of the Providence Police Department who were placed within city schools, also known as school resource officers, discipline her classmates. 

Metro Roundup, Jun. 18

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Metro Roundup, Jun. 18

June 17, 2021 0 comments

Rhode Island legislators unveiled a $13.1 billion proposed state budget for the 2021-22 fiscal year, WPRI reported. The budget, which exceeds the $11.2 billion proposal from Gov. Dan McKee by roughly $2 billion, includes increases in spending for education and social services in the Ocean State.

Project Weber/RENEW opens new harm reduction center in Olneyville

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Project Weber/RENEW opens new harm reduction center in Olneyville

June 15, 2021 0 comments

On Olneyville Square, a new colorful window display announces that “Health, Safety & Support Live Here.” Project Weber/RENEW, a nonprofit harm reduction organization currently headquartered on Broad Street in Providence, opened a new location in Olneyville May 26 and is in the process of opening another in Pawtucket.