Topic: city

R.I. Commissioner of Education Angélica Infante-Green will oversee the state’s takeover of Providence schools starting on Nov. 1.

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Infante-Green spearheads Providence school takeover

October 18, 2019 0 comments

When Angélica Infante-Green’s son was diagnosed with autism, she was told not to speak to him in Spanish. A Manhattan-raised daughter of parents who emigrated from the Dominican Republic, Infante-Green was used to speaking Spanish at home, and resolved to keep doing so.

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Citywide conversation tackles race, environment in Providence

February 27, 2017 1 comment

Community organizers and residents gathered to launch a discussion on the role race and racism play in the environmental challenges that Providence faces.


Brown’s asking price has Providence stadium on life support

September 9, 2015 1 comment

The possibility of the PawSox owners’ making a deal for a piece of land partially owned by Brown now appears to be dead.

On the night of her election, Gov. Gina Raimondo promised Rhode Islanders economic reform focused on cutting down on government excess and streamlining fiscal efficiency as well as elimination of insider favoring.


Raimondo focuses on economic recovery, gender equality in the workplace

April 23, 2015 1 comment

Raimondo has begun her efforts to remedy the situation by highlighting the jobs portion of her budget — including a number of tax incentives and investments.

Marissa Quinn, director of communications at the Watson Institute, said she will aim to “bring sound judgment” to the R.I. Ethics Commission.


Quinn selected to join Rhode Island Ethics Commission

April 23, 2015 Comments are Disabled

Marisa Quinn, director of communications and outreach at the Watson Institute, was appointed by Gov. Gina Raimondo to the Rhode Island Ethics Commission.

Providence bakeries, coffee shop earn sweet victory

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Providence bakeries, coffee shop earn sweet victory

April 9, 2015 Comments are Disabled

Readers of Travel and Leisure Magazine ranked Providence second on a list of America’s Best Cities for Sweet Tooths that was released April 1.


Proposed bill would ban use of plastic bags

February 5, 2015 Comments are Disabled

Rhode Island may soon be among the first states in the country to ban the use of disposable plastic checkout bags at retail establishments.


Mayor, City Council president differ on budget opinion

January 21, 2015 Comments are Disabled

Elorza spoke in his inaugural address on the potential for a “New Providence,” where a family like his can achieve the American dream.