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Puerto Ricans Who’ve Come to RI Following Natural Disasters May be Eligible for Food Assistance

CRANSTON, (October 11, 2017) – The US Department of Agriculture has advised the RI Department of Human Services that Americans who’ve left their homes in Puerto Rico due to Hurricanes Maria and Irma may be eligible for temporary SNAP benefits. Puerto Ricans who are recipients of the Nutrition Assistance Program (NAP) and have left their homes temporarily may be eligible to receive two months of federally funded SNAP benefits. Courtney Hawkins, Director of the RI Department of Human Services encourages those in need to seek assistance. “Rhode Island welcomes these American citizens who have sought temporary shelter here after evacuating…
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Hassenfeld Family Foundation en Puerto Rico

Natalia Denegri organizo un viaje humanitario para ayudar a nuestros hermanos de PUERTO RICO. Se trasladaron en un avión lleno de provisiones y medicinas el cual regresará con cientos de familias que serán reubicados a diferentes partes del país. Gracias a: Hassenfeld Family Foundation, Adamari López, Johnny Lozada, Henry Zakka, Alain Makki, Senador José Dalmao, Dr. Cotton y Dr. Eddie de Armas entre otros. Las donaciones fueron entregadas a dos hospitales de niños en Puerto Rico , Hospital San Jorge y el Hospital Pediátrico Las donaciones incluían agua, leche en polvo, comida para bebe, comida enlatada, medicinas y juguetes. Después…
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The Hassenfeld Family Foundation in Puerto Rico

Hurricane Maria, devastated Puerto Rico and left its residents in absolute helplessness. After the disaster came illnessess, epidemics, hunger and an immense dispair to get food, water and medications. In the face of this horrifying situation, the Hassenfeld Family Foundation and Natalia Denegri, for several years producer and host of the Mega TV program Corazones Guerreros, decided to organize as they usually do, but this time with the goal of lending a helping hand to our Puerto Rican brothers. In less than a week, they joint forces with Mega TV,Univisión and Telemundo and collected a substantial amount of medications, canned…
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Natalia Denegri, la Hassenfeld Family Foundation, Adamari López y Johnny Lozada llevaron ayuda a Puerto Rico

Miami, FL - La actriz, presentadora y productora argentina Natalia Denegri junto a la fundación Hassenfeld Family Foundation donaron un avión para ayudar a la isla del encanto Puerto Rico en estos momentos en los que más lo necesitan. El vuelo fue encabezado por Adamari López, Johnny Lozada y Henry Zakka, que salió de Miami, rumbo a Puerto Rico con un cargamento de ayuda que incluía agua, comida, leche para niños, juguetes, productos de limpieza e higiene, así como pañales para bebé y artículos de primera necesidad. Acompañaron también al grupo, la primera dama de Miami, Ana Regalado, así como…
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SPRINT’S 1MILLION PROJECT TO CONNECT 600 STUDENTS IN THE 2017-2018 SCHOOL YEAR

Students Will Receive a Free Device and Free Wireless Service in First Year of the Program PROVIDENCE, RI – October 4, 2017 – Sprint (NYSE: S) and the Providence Public School District announced today that 600 high school students will receive the equipment and connectivity they need to complete their schoolwork from home as part of the 1Million Project. In January, the Providence Public School District was one of 11 districts across the country to participate in the pilot launch of Sprint’s 1Million Project. The school district received 250 devices at that time. The 2017-2018 school year marks the first…
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Providence Police Department to deploy Axon 2 Body Worn Cameras

Providence, RI- The Providence Police Department announces the implementation of body worn cameras (BWC’s) for all officers serving within the patrol bureau of the department.  Officers will begin training throughout the month of October and BWC’s will be fully operational in the field within 8-12 weeks from the start of training. Axon 2 Body Worn Cameras are being utilized by the PPD to help contribute to officer safety, provide evidence for criminal prosecutions, assist in resolving citizen complaints and to foster positive relationships within the community. The privacy and safety of the Providence community will not in any way be…
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Raimondo Signs Legislation Guaranteeing Paid Sick Leave for Rhode Island Employees

PROVIDENCE, ;- Governor Gina M. Raimondo, joined by legislative sponsors, members of her Cabinet and community advocates, today signed legislation guaranteeing paid sick leave for more than 100,000 Rhode Island employees. "Being able to recover from an illness or care for a sick relative without having to worry about losing your job or going without pay is a basic right that Rhode Islanders deserve," said Governor Raimondo. "Treating workers with dignity and respect is imperative to creating a strong, productive workforce, but more importantly, it's the right thing to do. I want to thank every legislator, community advocate and citizen…
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Rhode Island State Police Announces Recruitment Drive for 2018 Rhode Island Police Training Academy

North Scituate, RI - Colonel Ann C. Assumpico, Superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police and Director of the Department of Public Safety held a news conference at State Police Headquarters to announce the launch of a recruitment drive for the 2018 Rhode Island State Police Training Academy. Colonel Assumpico was joined by Cheryl A. Burrell, Associate Director of the Rhode Island Office of Diversity, Equity and Opportunity, as well our community outreach partners. They discuss some of the specific new initiatives that will be undertaken to attract and retain a gender- and racially diverse group of men and women…
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Statement from the Trillo for Governor Campaign

President Trump is entirely correct when he criticizes those who refuse to stand for the National Anthem or the Pledge of Allegiance. While I support everyone’s right to protest peacefully, there are a million ways to protest. The National Anthem is where we the people of this great country give thanks to those who have given their lives for all the freedoms we enjoy. I support President Trump who is one man trying to emphasize the importance of this message. Athletes need to realize that young kids look up to them and the last thing we need is to have…
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Wexford Innovation Complex Breaks Ground

PROVIDENCE, - Governor Gina Raimondo today joined state and local officials, representatives from Wexford Science and Technology, Brown University, the Cambridge Innovation Center, Johnson & Johnson, and members of the public to break ground on the Wexford Innovation Complex. The projects, which are being constructed on former I-195 land in the heart of Providence's Innovation and Design District, will generate approximately $100 million in additional revenues to the State over the next 20 years. The Cambridge Innovation Center (CIC) (63,000 square feet), Brown University's School of Professional Studies (50,000 square feet), and Johnson & Johnson (31,000 square feet) will be…
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