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Ricci v City of Providence

SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT AND RELEASE This Settlement Agreement and Release (“Settlement Agreement”) is entered into among Roberta Ricci, Dachelle L. Threats, Vincent Pizzi, Diane Dinobile, Abigail Torres, John Borden, and North American Auto Leasing, LLC (together, “Named Plaintiffs”), individually and in their putative capacity as representative plaintiffs on behalf of the putative Class Members (defined below), the City of Providence, by and through its Treasurer, James J. Lombardi, III (“City”) (the Named Plaintiffs and the City collectively, “Parties,” and each individually a “Party”), Greenberg Traurig, LLP, counsel for the City, Law Offices of Peter N. Wasylyk (“Wasylyk Law”), and Petrarca &…
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Meet Team Brunel

Second place winner of leg 8 Newport, Rhode Island No one has sailed more miles in the Volvo Ocean Race than Team Brunel skipper Bekking, who made his first appearance as a crew member on Philips Innovator back in 1985-86.   More than 30 years on, and now aged 54, Bekking’s Volvo Ocean Race obsession has only intensified – and he’s still chasing an elusive first win.   Team backers include Brunel, the Dutch-based global project management, recruitment and Consultancy Company, and its founder Jan Brand. Brunel are Volvo Ocean Race veterans themselves, having had their first involvement in 1997-98,…
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Meet Team MAPFRE

  MAPFRE wins leg 8 Newport, Rhode Island MAPFRE return to the Volvo Ocean Race and their goal could not be clearer – to win the Volvo Ocean Race trophy for the first time in Spain’s history. Skipper Xabi Fernández has built a mixed and multinational squad brimming with honours – from Olympic gold medallists and America’s Cup winners, to some of the most highly regarded offshore sailors on the planet. After finishing in fourth place last time out, it’s fair to say that MAPFRE look stronger than ever before in 2017-18. Skipper: Xabi Fernández Date of Birth: 19 October 1976 In: Ibarra,…
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Robert De Robbio Anuncia su Candidatura para Alcalde de Providence

Providence, Rhode Island,- El Dr. Robert A. DeRobbio, educador y emprendedor social con más de 30 años de experiencia en el sistema escolar y más de una década sirviendo en el Departamento Escolar de Providence, anunció su candidatura para Alcalde de Providence en la Antigua Casa de Estado en College Hill. DeRobbio hizo hincapié en la educación y la reforma de éticas en su anuncio, “Hace cuatro años, la administración prometió hacernos Una sola Providence, pero se parece más a A Tale of Two Cities/ Cuento de dos ciudades,” dijo DeRobbio. “Providence se merece un gobierno donde trabajar en el…
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Shower To Empower

What is Shower to Empower? Shower to Empower is a mobile navigation unit operated and funded through a partnership between the House of Hope Community Development Corporation (CDC), Team Williams, LLC, and the City of Providence. Shower to Empower is a one of a kind model and uniquely links basic needs such as complimentary showers and haircuts with case management and medical navigation services in a mobile delivery model. It is aimed to provide assistance and restore dignity to Rhode Island’s experiencing homelessness, ultimately making connections to essential services. About the Unit: The unit is a customized 20’ x ’…
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Bret Williams Way to Help Homeless People in Rhode Island with showers and essential services

“This is a project that I am extremely passionate about as it will have a direct impact on thousands of our fellow Rhode Island neighbors who are truly struggling,” said Team Williams, LLC. President Bret Williams. “At a very young age, I was in a shelter and if it were not for my parents who adopted me, I am not sure how life would have turned out. It is our goal to provide basic hygiene needs and assistance to better their situations and that of their families. There is no program offering all of these services in the United States,…
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NIEER Research Reveals States Choose Quantity Over Quality in Pre-K Enrollment Grows but Inadequate Funding Short-Changes Teachers and Children

New Brunswick, NJ—A new state-by-state report shows more young children enrolled in public pre-K programs but a troubling lack of policies ensuring the quality classroom experiences they need to get ready for kindergarten. The State of Preschool 2017 annual report, based on 2016-17 academic year data, finds states heeding the demand for pre-K and expanding access to publicly funded programs in a variety of settings. But instead of supporting quality early learning with adequate resources, most state programs invest too little to help children catch up with their more advantaged peers by kindergarten. “Recent changes in federal policy--including the Every…
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Fallece ex primera dama estadounidense Barbara Bush

La ex Primera dama de Estados Unidos, Barbara Bush, ha muerto a los 92 años, informó un portavoz de la familia. La señora Bush, fue solo una de dos primeras damas estadounidenses que también fue madre de un presidente. La otra era Abigail Adams, esposa de John Adams y madre de John Quincy Adams. La manera sencilla de hablar de la Sra. Bush y su total falta de pretensiones la hicieron más popular que su esposo. Ella trajo un estilo de abuela a Washington, con sus característicos collares de perlas falsas y mostrando sin vanidad su cabello blanco y sus…
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Juntos Rhode Island una iniciativa de Rhode Island Foundation

El pasado sábado se reunió un grupo de personas de las ciudades de Central Falls y Pawtucket, donde se proclamó que estas comunidades ya tienen una Voz. Es claro que nadie conoce mejor su ciudad y el estado que sus residentes, la reunión empezó con un desayuno y la bienvenida a los participantes. Estuvo presente el alcalde Don Grebien de la ciudad de Pawtucket quien conversó sobre diferentes temas. La diversidad se sintió en el lugar, que contó con intérpretes y material en varios idiomas. El dialogo fue amigable en las diferentes mesas, en el recorrido realizado por LPR escuchamos…
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