Governor Daniel McKee introduced a new state environmental initiative called “Clean Heat RI” on Sept. 1.
Injy El-Dib is a metro staff writer at The Brown Daily Herald. She has previously covered activism and public health in the Providence area. In her free time, Injy enjoys playing volleyball and crocheting stuffed animals.
The R-Line is the most used bus route in Rhode Island, representing 16% of RIPTA’s statewide bus ridership.
For the third consecutive year, Rep. Steve Casey (D-Woonsocket) has introduced a bill that would allow Rhode Island firefighters and police officers diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder to receive pay for injury on duty and made eligible to apply for a disability pension.
The legislation will be enacted at no cost to homeowners and addresses concerns about the material’s health and environmental risks.
Xylazine has been found in the Rhode Island drug supply, leading researchers at the University’s testRI study to warn of overdoses and adverse effects stemming from exposure to the veterinary sedative.
Gonzalo Cuervo, former deputy secretary of state and former chief of staff to R.I. Secretary of State Nellie Gorbea, is among four people who have officially declared their candidacy for the Providence mayoral election in 2022. "I love the city. I raised my kids here,” Cuervo said, emphasizing ...
On Feb. 9 Gov. Dan McKee announced his plan to lift indoor masking requirements in Rhode Island schools on March 4 and allow masking policies for restaurants and businesses to be determined at the local level beginning Feb. 11, The Herald
Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza announced a $2.6 million anti-violence initiative Jan. 12 aimed at reducing gun-related violence in the city through a “three-pronged approach” that includes “nonviolence trainings, mentoring and new employment opportunities for youth,” Andrew Grande, a spokesperson ...
Traces of lead in Providence water lines have resulted in increased incidence of lead poisoning, especially in children, spurring a movement to replace all lead-contaminated pipes in the area. Despite being outlawed by Congress in 1986, “there are approximately 30,000 known lead service ...
The Providence City Council moved to reclassify the Community Relations and Diversion Services Major position to a civilian role following criticism of Mayor Jorge Elorza’s pick for the position on Sept. 16.