Naturalization Oath of Allegiance to the United States of America

Oath "I hereby declare, on oath, that I absolutely and entirely renounce and abjure all allegiance and fidelity to any foreign prince, potentate, state, or sovereignty, of whom or which I have heretofore been a subject or citizen; that I will support and defend the Constitution and laws of the United States of America against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I will bear arms on behalf of the United States when required by the law; that I will perform noncombatant service in the Armed Forces of the United…
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Baker-Polito Administration Awards Over $10 Million for Dam and Seawall Projects

BOSTON - November 2, 2016 - The Baker-Polito Administration today announced over $10 million to assist communities and groups across the Commonwealth in addressing deteriorating dams and refurbishing critical coastal infrastructure. The awards, funded by the Dam and Seawall Repair or Removal Fund and the Governor's annual capital budget, include engineering or construction phase support for seven dam repair projects, five dam removal projects and eight coastal protection reconstruction projects. "Through the Dam and Seawall Repair or Removal Fund, we hope to protect our communities and natural resources from the effects of strong storms and ensure dams and seawalls across…
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U.S. Attorney to lead forum about heroin and opioid addiction

Rhode Island's top federal prosecutor, Peter F. Neronha, will come to Roger Williams University on Nov. 3 to moderate a talk about addiction and prevention during an event co-sponsored by RWU's School of Justice Studies BRISTOL, - Attorney Peter F. Neronha will lead a discussion about heroin and opioid addiction during a forum on Thursday, Nov. 3, at Roger Williams University in Bristol. The state's top federal prosecutor will lead a town-hall style event co-sponsored by RWU's School of Justice Studies. The event, the latest in a series of presentations by the Attorney's Office, will include the screening of a…
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Governor Raimondo and Congressman David Cicilline supporting question 3 for RI Veterans Home

LPR News Podcast Press Conference NEWS 1 NEWS 2 Explanation and purpose of Question 3: These bonds will allow the State to complete a new Veterans Home that is already under construction and to borrow less money than the $94 million voters previously approved for the new Veterans Home in 2012. While voters originally authorized $94 million to be spent on the new Veterans Home, the state received federal funding and only ended up needing to borrow $ million for the project. Now the State needs to authorize an additional $27 million to complete the new Veterans Home project. The…
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Meeting Street Hosts Annual Halloween Parade

Decades-Old Tradition Features Hundreds of Ghouls and Goblins Trick-or-Treating with Meeting Street Staff, Donors and Supporters Providence – Meeting Street held its annual Halloween parade on Halloween morning, Monday, October 31st. Hundreds of children dressed in costumes paraded from their classrooms to the gym, where Meeting Street faculty, staff, and supporters dressed in costume distributed thousands of pieces of candy to the trick-or-treaters. Also joining the fun were Nick, Ron & Pete from Cardi's Furniture and Eyewitness News Chief Meteorologist Tony Petrarca and LPR’s General Manager, Reynaldo Almonte dress like Indiana Jones. About Meeting Street Founded in 1946, Meeting Street…
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Downtown Warren Receive National Designation as Great Neighborhood

"The eco-haven of downtown Warren is ideal for bikers and foodies alike. The tiny downtown area and its highly involved community have set the green standard for active living, while local foods have set the stage for a story of urban renewal" Press Conference Downtown Warren honored as one of USA's 'great neighborhoods' La Historia Nathan Kelly, AICP, President, APA Rhode Island Chapter The American Planning Association (APA) named Downtown Warren in Warren, RI as one of five Great Neighborhoods on the organization’s annual Great Places in America. Congressman David Cicilline Lt. Governor Daniel J. McKee Secretary Of State Nellie…
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NEXT PHASE OF I-95 SOUTH LANE SHIFTS BEGINS TONIGHT

Motorists reminded to stay in their lane These changes begin at 9 on Friday The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) is reminding motorists about the second phase of traffic pattern changes on I-95 South near Exits 22 (Routes 6/10; Downtown) and Exit 21 (Atwells Avenue) in Providence. RIDOT is shifting the lanes one at a time as it completes the necessary construction to fully open the new Providence Viaduct southbound bridge. Overnight lane closures are planned for I-95 South and Route 146 just prior to the bridge, beginning at 9 Friday night. The right lane on Route 146 South…
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Rethinking public schools focus of conference November 18-19

The Transformative Researchers and Educators for Democracy (TRED) will hold its 5 th annual UMass Dartmouth Graduate Students Conference , Friday, November 18, 6-8 , through Saturday, November 19, 2016, 8:30 , at the New Bedford Whaling Museum. The theme of the 2015 conference, "Rethinking Public Schools: Education, Immigration, and Economic Development," aims to provide a public space for educational researchers and practitioners to engage in critical and transformative dialogues to rethink the role of public education in the light of immigration and economic development. TRED seeks to provide a public space for critical dialogue about the opportunities within public…
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Pawtucket Central Falls Commuter Rail Station RhodeWorks Sign Unveiling

The City of Pawtucket, Mayor Donald R. Grebien, the City of Central Falls, Mayor James Diossa, Director Peter Alviti of the Rhode Island Department of Transportation, and Jan Brodie of the Pawtucket Foundation will unveil the RIDOT RhodeWorks sign at the site of the Pawtucket Central Falls Commuter Rail Station. The rail station, which is slated to open in 2020, will be located between Barton Street, Conant Street, Goff Avenue, and Dexter Street at the city line between Pawtucket and Central Falls. The rail station will be a stop on the MBTA commuter rail line between Rhode Island and Boston.…
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Glendale author helps readers deal with depression, inspires emotional wholeness in new self-help book

GLENDALE , — Author Forshia Ross announces the nationwide release of her encouraging new book, “No Secondhand Rose, My Name Is Forshia: Who Are You?” “No Secondhand Rose, My Name is Forshia” is written for those who question their existence in the world, who struggle to live up to their own and loved ones’ expectations and whose emotions threaten to overwhelm them. In this self-help book, Ross shares her journey and insights as she has traveled the same path and understood the turmoil. Readers will walk with her as she shares her hospital experience and painful battle for emotional wholeness.…
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