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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.

Community MusicWorks plans to use their $500,000 Lewis Prize for Music toward the development of an alumni fellowship program.

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String quartet brings global sounds to Granoff

February 4, 2020 0 comments

On the evening of Feb. 1, community members streamed into the Granoff Center for Creative Arts to enjoy the Providence-based ensemble Musicworks Collective perform a series of string quartet pieces inspired by traditional music from the East to the West. 

This RIPTA bus features new concealed solar panels provided by eNow, meant to prolong battery life on buses by multiple years.

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New solar panels power RIPTA buses

January 31, 2020 0 comments

Thirty-three buses from the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority system have been equipped with solar panels from the Warwick-based company eNow. The panels serve to power the buses’ batteries and to prolong battery life, according to RIPTA Director of Public Affairs Barbara Polichetti.

Increased lighting,  signage and green spaces will improve 78 miles of the city’s roads, increasing accessibility, sustainability and safety.

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City strives for safer streets

January 28, 2020 0 comments

Mayor Jorge Elorza remembers Providence streets as football fields, curbs as sidelines and basketball courts made with torn paper crates stuck to trees to make hoops.