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Topic: providence

According to DPS, the reported decrease in crime on campus can be attributed partially to having fewer students on campus than usual.

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Brown sees overall decrease in crime in 2020 despite recent uptick in violent crimes

October 15, 2020 0 comments

Reported crimes on the University’s campus decreased by 58 percent compared to last year, according to Brown’s Department of Public Safety crime report, which was reviewed by The Herald. DPS has also seen a 54 percent decrease in reported crimes for September alone, compared to last year.  

Students and local housing experts suggested that the proposed plan was ultimately lacking in any real commitment.

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Drafted Providence housing plans draws critiques, recognition of positive efforts

September 30, 2020 0 comments

In an effort to provide more housing and homeownership opportunities to Providence residents, the city released a draft of its first Anti-Displacement and Comprehensive Housing Strategy on Aug. 26.

Providence College has recently seen a spike in COVID-19 cases, with 202 positive tests confirmed as of Sept. 28. Students are now under a strict stay-at-home directive.

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Brown urges students to be cautious as Providence College sees spike in COVID-19 cases

September 28, 2020 2 comments

In the last seven days, Brown administered 10,000 COVID-19 asymptomatic tests to students and faculty with no confirmed positive cases among students. In total, Brown has announced 16 asymptomatic positive cases since Aug. 24. 

More than 1,000 protestors participated in a youth-organized and led rally yesterday, which included a mile-long walk to the Rhode Island State House, several student speeches and a sit-in.

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Providence youth lead Juneteenth rally, draw over 1,000 participants

June 20, 2020 0 comments

The march to the Rhode Island State House was loud. The eight minutes and 46 seconds spent sitting on the State House steps were almost silent. To recognize the 155th anniversary of Juneteenth, more than 1,000 protestors took part in a youth-led and organized rally in Providence Friday afternoon.

R.I. Department of Health data shows people of color are overrepresented in positive test cases for COVID-19

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R.I. Department of Health data shows people of color are overrepresented in positive test cases for COVID-19

May 1, 2020 3 comments

Data released by the Rhode Island Department of Health revealed that, of the 59 percent of positive test cases where race was reported, Hispanic or Latinx residents comprise 44 percent of positive COVID-19 coronavirus test cases in the state and non-Hispanic Black or African American residents comprise 13 percent.

As of March 17, restaurants, bars and coffee shops in Rhode Island may only offer take-out or delivery services — prompting many to close.

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Rhode Island works to contain COVID-19

March 18, 2020 0 comments

Restaurants, bars and coffee shops in Rhode Island may only offer take out, delivery and drive-thru food and drinks as of March 17, following reports of community transmission of COVID-19 in the state. 

The 250 Brook Street Providence Police Department substation is currently leased to the PPD on a $1 per month rental agreement. It is common for substations in Providence to receive minimal rates.

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Providence Police Department to vacate space for new dorm

March 13, 2020 0 comments

The Providence Police Department will be moving out of its 250 Brook St. substation to make room for a new two-building residence hall that the University plans to construct in the same area, The Herald previously reported.

The original 1648 Town Charter was thought to be lost until City Archivist Paul Campbell found it in the attic of Providence City Hall.

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Providence founding documents return to City Hall

February 26, 2020 0 comments

In 2011, while rummaging through a box labeled “To be indexed” in the dusty attic of City Hall, then-City Archivist Paul Campbell stumbled upon the 1648 Town Charter for the city of Providence — written on a piece of lamb vellum the size of a paperback book. Until then, the document had been thought lost to history.

Colosseum owner Anthony Santurri, who is running for a city council seat in Providence’s Ward 1, is currently Chair of Nightlife for the Board of Directors for the Jewelry District.


Anthony Santurri runs for Ward 1 City Council

February 13, 2020 0 comments

On a rainy Thursday evening, most of downtown Providence was a ghost town, with shop doors locked up and lights dimmed. But, one door remained open at the Campaign Headquarters for Anthony Santurri’s bid for Ward 1 City Council.

Gov. Gina Raimondo, a long-time political ally of democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg, praised his entrepreneurial success at a downtown Providence campaign event.


Gov. Raimondo endorses Bloomberg for president

February 6, 2020 1 comment

Gov. Gina Raimondo announced her endorsement of Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg at his campaign event Wednesday morning, making her the first governor in the country to do so.