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Sameer Sinha

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Teacher shortages continue to strain PPSD

The Providence Public School District currently has 129 teacher vacancies, according to Maribeth Calabro, president of the Providence Teachers Union. These vacancies have been caused by various factors such as the COVID-19 pandemic, curriculum and certification requirements.

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Buckle up: Food trucks roll onto campus

For the next two weeks, various local food trucks will be parked outside of Josiah’s starting at 6 p.m. each night. The new schedule began yesterday with Gnarly Vines Farm serving “farm to table Brazilian/American food,” according to an Instagram post from Brown Dining Services.

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R.I children aged five to 11 eligible for COVID-19 vaccine

Last Wednesday, Governor Dan McKee and the Rhode Island Department of Health announced that children five to 11 years old will be able to receive a COVID-19 vaccination. The announcement follows a Nov. 2 recommendation from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which found the Pfizer-BioNTech ...

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R.I. is first to legalize safe injection sites

Governor Daniel McKee signed a bill into law to create safe injection sites for drug users in order to combat the opioid crisis July 7. Now, plans to open such sites are underway. The sites would allow those with an addiction to use drugs such as heroin and methamphetamine in a supervised, ...

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