Did Whitehouse Enable the US Opioid Addiction Epidemic?

Providence: State Representative Bobby Nardolillo, a GOP Candidate for the US Senate in 2018, reacted today to press reports that incumbent Senator Sheldon Whitehouse bears some legislative responsibility for the explosive growth of non-prescription opioid use in America. A recent investigation by 60 Minutes and The Washington Post was released Sunday which Focused on 2016 Federal Legislation sponsored by the Rhode Island Democrat. The Post termed the legislation "The Drug Industry's Triumph over the DEA." "From the moment the 60 Minutes report aired." Bobby Nardolillo explained. "I've been hearing from constituents urging me to hold Mr. Whitehouse accountable for tying…
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Michael Fine, MD, Honored with Primary Cares Most Prestigious Award

Former Director of Health, Physician and Community Activist, Michael Fine, MD, is honored with the Barbara Starfield Primary Care Leadership Award. October 11, 2017 - Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative (PCPCC) honors Michael Fine, MD, with the prestigious Barbara Starfield Primary Care Leadership Award. The award will be presented during the evening of its Annual Conference at the PCPCC’s Annual Awards Dinner on October 11, 2017. Dr. Fine holds the titles of Health Policy Advisor to Mayor James Diossa of Central Falls, Rhode Island, as well as Senior Population Health and Clinical Services Officer at Blackstone Valley Community Health Care (BVCHC).…
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Congress to Campus Program Comes to Rhode Island College

PROVIDENCE, – Rhode Island College has been selected to participate in the “Congress to Campus” program on October 16 and 17. The program, which sends bipartisan pairs of former congress members to schools for two-day visits, is administered by the Association of Former Members of Congress and sponsored by the Stennis Center for Public Service and the Center for Democracy and Citizenship. RIC’s chapter of the American Democracy Project (ADP), a nonpartisan initiative of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities in partnership with the New York Times, will host four panel discussions featuring former Congressional Representatives Loretta Sánchez,…
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Sylvia Moubayed to Receive Genesis Center Community Champion Award

Providence, RI – October 9, 2017 – Sylvia Moubayed, the late owner of CAV Restaurant, will be honored as an outstanding employer partner by Genesis Center at its 35th Anniversary Gala on October 25th at Roger Williams Park Casino. Sylvia, who passed away in September, was a strong supporter of Genesis Center from the start, when she helped Genesis Center’s cofounder, Sister Angela Daniels (along with Father Daniel Trainor), write grants and rally support for the new non-profit agency. CAV went on to host Genesis Center’s culinary training interns and hire program graduates at her restaurant. Sylvia’s family will accept…
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Rhode Island College Wins $1.1 Million U.S. Department of Education Grant

WARWICK, — Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse, and Congressmen Jim Langevin and David Cicilline announced a $ million Department of Education grant for Rhode Island College (RIC) to provide opportunities for disadvantaged students to pursue doctoral studies. The Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement grant will be distributed over a five-year period to help low-income, first-generation college students prepare for graduate school.   The McNair program is one of eight federal TRIO programs that are designed to provide services to individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds to help them progress through the academic pipeline from middle school to postbaccalaureate studies.  Students in…
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Commissioner Paré, Colonel Clements Introduce K-9 EDOX to the Providence Police Department’s Homeland Security Bureau

Providence, RI- Public Safety Commissioner Steven M. Paré and Colonel Hugh T. Clements, Jr. announce a new addition to the Providence Police Department’s Homeland Security Bureau, K-9 EDOX (explosive-detection-odor-expert,) a 16-month-old Belgian Malinois.  K-9 EDOX has been assigned to work with Officer Scott Keenan, who is a 16 year veteran of the force, and the team has been training together since August of 2017. He and Officer Keenan received an intensive training course through the Rhode Island K-9 Academy led by Master Trainer Sergeant Roger Reardon, who formerly served as a K-9 handler and trainer for the Rhode Island State…
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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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Langevin Opposes Republican Effort to Authorize Border Wall

WASHINGTON, — Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI), a senior member of the House Committee on Homeland Security, voted against 3548, the Border Security for America Act, during committee consideration of the bill. The legislation, introduced by Chairman Michael McCaul (R-TX), would authorize billions of dollars in additional funding to construct the border wall demanded by President Trump. The bill was reported out of committee by a vote of 18-12.   “As I have said before, while I believe that border security is integral to our national security, a wall is an ineffective and expensive way to enhance it,” said Congressman Langevin.…
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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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