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Memorial Hospital of RI Employee Installed As President

Pawtucket, RI -  Ewa Dzwierzynski, PharmD, BCPS, BCNSP, pharmacy site manager at Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island, was installed as the President of the Rhode Island Society of Health-System Pharmacists (RISHP) on Saturday, January 25th at the 45th RISHP Annual Installation Dinner held at the Renaissance Providence Hotel. Presiding over the event was Gerry Meyer, PharmD, MBA, FASHP, President of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. Ewa served as the President-Elect for RISHP and, prior to that, as the Director for Legislation. She will serve as the President for the coming year and will then serve the following year as…
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Statement of Gov. Patrick on Announcement In Tsarnaev Case

BOSTON - Thursday, January 30, 2014 - Governor Deval Patrick today released the following statement: "One way or another, based on the evidence, Tsarnaev will die in prison. In each milestone of this case -- today's announcement, the trial and every other significant step in the justice process -- the people hurt by the Marathon bombings and the rest of us so shocked by it will relive that tragedy. The best we can do is remind each other that we are a stronger Commonwealth than ever, and that nothing can break that spirit."
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Commissioner Gist State of Education address to Assembly

Speaker Fox, President Paiva Weed, members of the General Assembly, Governor Chafee, Board Chair Mancuso and members of the Board of Education, school leaders, teachers, students, and all friends of education:   I am honored to stand before you once again to report to you on the state of public education in Rhode Island. Good afternoon! Buenas tardes! Boa Tarde!   Thanks for the special greetings from some of our world-language scholars – students from the International Charter School and from the Leviton Dual Language School, in Providence.   I am especially grateful this evening for the opportunity to speak…
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Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Will Face Death Penalty For Boston Marathon Bombing

WASHINGTON—Attorney General Eric Holder today released the following statement regarding the case of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev: “After consideration of the relevant facts, the applicable regulations and the submissions made by the defendant’s counsel, I have determined that the United States will seek the death penalty in this matter. The nature of the conduct at issue and the resultant harm compel this decision.” The Boston Marathon Bomber who killed three people and wounded 260 will face the death penalty. On Thursday, federal prosecutors announced that they would be seeking the death penalty against Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 20. Seventeen of the thrity federal charges…
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Providence School Board Adopts Resolution Calling for Issuance of $50 Million in School Improvement Bonds

Providence, (January 30, 2014) – On Monday, January 27, the Providence School Board adopted a resolution calling on the City of Providence to provide funding of $50 million through the issuance of school improvement bonds. In the resolution, the Board expressed its commitment to safe, caring and orderly environments that nurture effective teaching and learning, and to maintaining attractive, clean and secure schools. The Board seeks to use the bond funding to renovate or replace some of the city’s 40 school buildings to accommodate 21st century learning. Providence Schools has long acknowledged the challenges associated with its aging infrastructure – the average…
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Mayoral Candidate Solomon Leads Family Service of RI’s Walking School Bus

Michael Solomon, candidate for mayor of Providence, and Councilman Nicholas Narducci led the Walking School Bus Wednesday at Mary E. Fogarty Elementary School, 199 Oxford Street, Providence. Michael Solomon and the Walking School Bus Members of the Providence police and fire departments joined the walk. The Walking School Bus provides routes to and from school led by volunteers. The initiative ensures that each child, living within a mile of the school, who needs to walk arrives on time and returns home safely, even when a family member is unable to walk with him or her. The Walking School Bus is reducing school…
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