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Statement From Acting Providence City Council President Sabina Matos regarding Nicholas Hemond’s role on the Providence School Board

Boards and commissions serve a critical role in our municipal government. They harness our citizens' talents and offer the perspective of a person removed from day-to-day administration. I am grateful for the service of everyone who serves on our many boards and commissions. However, I am deeply troubled by the apparent conflict of interest presented by attorney Nicholas Hemond's dual role as chair of the Providence School Board and as a private attorney representing many of the nightclubs and bars constantly brought before the Board of Licenses for serious infractions. There is no question that Mr. Hemond, in his role…
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Gina Raimondo announces Run for reelection as governor, At the Democratic Party Women’s Caucus

When you give women a chance we perform Next Year matters Next year really Matters. First of all I need your help I’m on the ballot I got guys running against me. She Takes aim at Donald Trump and men running against her. Governor Gina Raimondo requested help for every women elected including herself at the RI Democratic Party Women’s caucus
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Regunberg Responds to McKee Announcement with Focus on Change

“We need a statewide elected official who will bring the people’s voice to the State House” Providence - State Rep. Aaron Regunberg, a Democratic candidate for Lieutenant Governor, said he looks forward to a spirited and respectful debate on the issues and the need for reform following Dan McKee’s announcement today that he will seek reelection. “The system needs change,” Rep. Regunberg said. “I’ve seen firsthand how often Rhode Islanders who can’t afford a State House lobbyist get ignored. That’s why I’m running to be Lieutenant Governor - because we need a statewide elected official who will bring the people's…
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Lieutenant Governor Dan McKee Announces He Will Run for Reelection

Cranston, Rhode Island, November 7, 2017) Democrat Dan McKee today announced he will run for reelection in 2018, stating that “the Office of Lieutenant Governor can deliver significant benefits to Rhode Islanders and I believe my first term has clearly demonstrated that”. Speaking to a crowd of hundreds of supporters, McKee reviewed his key accomplishments over the past three years and also announced his intention to develop a proposed constitutional amendment to restructure the Office of Lieutenant Governor to allow it to better serve the interests of the taxpayer. McKee stated “I am extremely proud of the initiatives I have…
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Amica’s 2017 Thanksgiving card features work by East Providence, Rhode Island, artist

LINCOLN, , Nov. 6, 2017 – An oil painting by Shawn Kenney, of East Providence, Rhode Island, graces the cover of Amica Insurance’s annual Thanksgiving card, which has been mailed to nearly 840,000 customers across the country. Kenney’s painting, titled “Getting Ready,” evokes memories of preparing for past Thanksgivings, and the special people gathered around the table. It was unveiled in a short ceremony on Friday (Nov. 3) at Amica’s corporate headquarters, and it will hang in the company’s art gallery with the other paintings featured on the holiday card since 1971. “The Thanksgiving piece had to conjure up what…
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Reed Breaks Ground on New Rhode Island National Guard Joint Force Headquarters

RING’s new $25 million Joint Force Headquarters building will be an 81,000 square foot, state-of-the-art facility that will serve as a command & control center EAST GREENWICH, RI – In an effort to enhance Rhode Island’s security and modernize the state’s infrastructure, Senator Jack Reed, a senior member of both the Armed Services Committee and the Appropriations Committee, who helped include $20 million to build a new, state-of-the-art National Guard Readiness Center in East Greenwich, today joined Governor Gina M. Raimondo and members of the Rhode Island National Guard (RING) for a Joint Force Headquarters (JFHQ) construction ground breaking ceremony.…
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WWII Veteran Honored at Cranston Library

CRANSTON, RI – With a salute to the Greatest Generation, Senator Jack Reed today held a special ceremony at the Cranston Public Library for 91-year-old Coventry resident and World War II veteran James Dowling. Before family, friends, and library patrons, Senator Reed presented Mr. Dowling with medals he earned but never received for his service in World War II, including the Good Conduct Medal, the American Campaign Medal, the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, the World War II Victory Medal, the Navy Discharge Button, and the Honorable Service Lapel Pin. A Cranston native, Mr. Dowling enlisted in the Navy at the age…
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Cicilline y demócratas principelas, se unen para demandar acción en Puerto Rico

Siete semanas después del huracán María, la respuesta de la administración Trump sigue siendo mediocre. WASHINGTON - El Copresidente del Comité Democrática, Política y Comunicaciones (DPCC), David N. Cicilline, se unió hoy a otros líderes de la Cámara de Diputados frente al Capitolio de los Estados Unidos, para exigirle al presidente Trump que brinde el alivio necesario a los ciudadanos de Puerto Rico. "Lo que ha sucedido en Puerto Rico es una desgracia. Estos son ciudadanos estadounidenses. Y la administración de Trump le ha fallado completamente a los ciudadanos de Puerto Rico", dijo Cicilline. "Es hora de que el presidente…
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Mayor Jorge Elorza today signed Executive Order 2017-3 establishing the Providence Municipal ID Program

"This executive order is the first step towards expanding opportunities for residents who face difficulties accessing personal identification including immigrants, students, the homeless and members of the LGBTQ community. These IDs boost pride, increase economic opportunity and bolster public health and safety. As leaders, it is the central role of mayors to ensure that all residents feel welcome, engaged and supported. Providence is an inclusive, forward-thinking city which values the dignity and contributions of its diverse communities. At a time when the forces that are dividing us are stronger than they have been in any of our lifetimes, it is…
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Governor Raimondo Directs DPUC to Conduct Review of National Grid’s Preparedness and Restoration Efforts Following this Week’s Storm

PROVIDENCE, RI - Governor Gina M. Raimondo directed the Division of Public Utilities and Carriers (DPUC) Administrator Macky McCleary to conduct an investigative review of National Grid's storm preparedness and restoration efforts ahead of and following this week's wind and rain storm. To ensure that National Grid's full attention is focused on restoration, the review will begin as soon as the utility company restores power to all Rhode Islanders. "Rhode Islanders should expect the lights to come on when the switch is flipped. National Grid owes Rhode Island families and businesses a swift response when power goes out and thoughtful…
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