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Amica Companies Foundation sponsors National Philanthropy Day

LINCOLN, , Nov. 21, 2017 – The Amica Companies Foundation served as presenting sponsor of the Association of Fundraising Professionals’ National Philanthropy Day breakfast, held on Friday at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Warwick, Rhode Island. Amica was also recognized as a Partner in Philanthropy after being nominated by Providence Children’s Museum. This award honors people or businesses that have furthered the achievement of a nonprofit organization's mission through significant generosity, outstanding leadership or exemplary volunteer contributions. “We’re honored to accept this award for our partnership with the museum,” said Ted Shallcross, senior vice president and general manager at Amica…
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2,500 Additional Rhode Islanders Find Unclaimed Property Following Announcement of YOUR MONEY Program

PROVIDENCE, - Just 24-hours after Rhode Island Treasurer Seth Magaziner announced that 35,000 Rhode Islanders will be automatically reunited with their missing money this holiday season, more than 2,500 additional claims have been initiated through the Treasurer's Unclaimed Property division. Yesterday, Treasurer Magaziner announced YOUR MONEY, a new program which will reunite many Rhode Islanders with their unclaimed property automatically. While more than $10 million is slated to be automatically returned to more than 35,000 Rhode Islanders, the Treasurer's Office has money for thousands of Rhode Islanders whose current addresses have not been matched. Within minutes of the announcement, Rhode…
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RIDOT, State Police Join Local Religious Leaders in Urging Holiday Travelers to ‘Buckle Up Faithfully’

Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) Director Peter Alviti and Colonel Ann C. Assumpico, Superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police and Director of the Rhode Island Department of Public Safety, tuesday joined several of Rhode Island's inter-denominational religious leaders to launch a new holiday safety initiative called Buckle Up Faithfully. The holiday season is a time when roadways are more heavily travelled, which creates an increased risk to motorists and pedestrians. That is why RIDOT and the State Police are joining religious leaders to increase awareness about highway traffic fatalities and serious injuries and to encourage their congregations to…
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Providence Police Department promotes members to the rank of Captain, Lieutenant, Sergeant and Detective

Providence, RI: Mayor Jorge Elorza, Public Safety Commissioner Steven M. Paré, Colonel Hugh T. Clements, Jr. and members of the Providence Police Department gathered at City Hall tuesday for the promtional ceremony of twenty-four members of the department. Members of the PPD that have been promoted are as follows: Promoted to the rank of Captain: Lt. Kevin M. Lanni Lt. Timothy E. O’Hara Lt. Luis F. San Lucas Promoted to the rank of Lieutenant: Sgt. James J. Barros Sgt. Ernest R. Forlini, Jr. Sgt. Stephen J. Gencarella Sgt. Michael J. Fallon Sgt. David D. Allen Promoted to the rank of…
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RI FOOD BANK Releases Status Report on Hunger

The report reveals that pending cuts to assistance programs threaten the safety nets that support Rhode Islanders facing hunger. In addition, problems with UHIP implementation leave many without benefits. The annual update on hunger in Rhode Island details how the pending cuts proposed by Congress will affect the state’s safety net including SNAP, WIC and school meal programs. Organizations like the Food Bank and its member agencies will not be able to meet the increased demand for assistance without an influx of support. Rhode Islanders are especially vulnerable as a result of the continued problems with the state’s benefits enrollment…
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Five Labor Groups Endorse Regunberg for Lt. Gov

PROVIDENCE - State Rep. Aaron Regunberg, a Democratic candidate for Lieutenant Governor, today won the support of five important labor groups - Service Employees International Union (SEIU) 1199 New England, Teamsters Local 251, the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local 618, the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 2323, and Rhode Island Working Families Party. The endorsements by these organizations, which together represent more than eighteen thousand Rhode Islanders, provide more early momentum for Regunberg’s campaign, which last week was endorsed by three statewide environmental groups. The politically active labor groups will promote Regunberg with their members, along with other…
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Governor Invites Rhode Islanders to State House for Annual Christmas Tree Lighting

PROVIDENCE, RI - In a video released today, Governor Gina M. Raimondo invited Rhode Islanders to attend the annual State House Christmas Tree Lighting celebration. This year's celebration will be on Thursday, November 30 starting at 5:30pm. Governor Raimondo, First Gentleman Andy Moffit and their kids will light the Christmas Tree at 6:15pm. "Christmas and the entire holiday season is a special time for my family, and I'm excited to share that time with Rhode Islanders from across our state. I'm looking forward to hosting Rhode Islanders of all ages to kick off the holiday season as we light our…
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Raimondo Ceremonially Signs Legislation Creating Gaspee Days License Plate

PROVIDENCE, RI - Governor Gina M. Raimondo, joined by legislative sponsors and local elected officials, today ceremonially signed legislation creating a special fundraising license plate for the Gaspee Days committee. "It's integral to our identities as Rhode Islanders that our state struck the first blow in the fight for America's freedom," said Governor Gina M. Raimondo. "The legislation I sign today will make sure that proceeds from the new Gaspee Days license plate will support the Gaspee mission, and keep our Rhode Island pride alive for generations." The legislation was sponsored by Chairman Joseph M. McNamara in the House and…
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RI Can’t Afford the Republican-Trump Tax Bill

Led by President Trump, Republicans in Washington are working right now to pass a tax cut for the wealthiest people in America, paid for by the middle class. While millionaires and billionaires get tax cuts on average of $50,000 a year, 64 million middle class families across America will see their tax bill stay the same or go up. If that weren't bad enough, the latest version of the Republican-Trump Tax Bill repeals the individual mandate, which will spike the costs of health care premiums. Here in Rhode Island, we've cut the percentage of uninsured Rhode Islanders by nearly two-thirds.…
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Providence Fire Department 51st Training Academy Graduation Ceremony

Following their completion of a rigorous 24-week training process, 83 men and women will graduate from the 51st Providence Fire Department Training Academy, representing the largest and most diverse academy class in the department's distinguished history including four female recruits, one ranking 3rd overall in the class
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