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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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CVS Health and Roger Williams University To Offer Professional Development Program to Support Diverse Suppliers

Training program created by Center for Workforce and Professional Development at RWU School of Continuing Studies will help CVS Health diverse-owned suppliers develop skills in finance, leadership and technology PROVIDENCE, , May 14, 2018 - As part of its ongoing commitment to support the development of diverse business leaders, CVS Health and the Center for Workforce and Professional Development at Roger Williams University's School of Continuing Studies have opened registration for the CVS Health Executive Learning Series for Diverse Suppliers, a customized professional development program to help diverse business owners grow their companies. The training program, now in its fourth…
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Newport Race Village is open!

On a sunny Rhode Island day, the Newport, RI Race Village opened in front of hundreds of visitors With all seven boats having arrived overnight on Monday into Tuesday morning, the Volvo Ocean 65s added a colourful backdrop to what was already a celebration in Newport – the home of American sailing. © Jesus Renedo/Volvo Ocean Race © Jesus Renedo/Volvo Ocean Race © Jesus Renedo/Volvo Ocean Race  Hundreds of fans turned out to watch the official Opening Ceremony, which saw the Navy Northeast band, US Coast Guard Band and a Parade of Nations commence proceedings with a march through the Race…
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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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Pawtucket Group Selected for EPA Environmental Workforce Development & Job Training Program Grant

  BOSTON – Groundwork Rhode Island Grants Transform Lives and Land Across the Countryd, a Pawtucket-based organization, was one of 17 groups selected today by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to share $ million to operate environmental job training programs for local citizens. “Through these Brownfields job training programs, we’re investing in getting Americans back to work and improving local economies and the environment,” said EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt. “Graduates will acquire the skill set necessary to gain full-time employment in the environmental field and help revitalize their communities.” Funded through EPA’s Environmental Workforce Development and Job Training (EWDJT) Program,…
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Bristol Awarded Nearly $1.2 Million to Renovate Prudence Island Ferry Dock

Bristol Awarded Nearly $ Million to Renovate Prudence Island Ferry Dock Reed, Whitehouse, Cicilline announce federal Passenger Ferry Grant to make structural improvements necessary for continued ferry operation Project could lay groundwork for additional transportation options linking Bristol to Newport and Bristol to Providence in the future BRISTOL, RI - Monday, May 7, 2018  Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse and Congressman David Cicilline announced that the Town of Bristol will receive $1,169,096 to rehabilitate the north and south walls of the Prudence Island Ferry Dock Pier. The project will complement a restoration of the west wall that was recently…
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MAPFRE take a stunning win into Newport

by Peter Rusch The Spanish team MAPFRE made an incredible comeback over the final 24 hours to steal a leg win on Leg The Spanish team MAPFRE stunned the Volvo Ocean Race fleet on Tuesday morning by stealing a win in Leg 8, with a shocking come-from-behind victory into Newport, Rhode Island. © Jesus Renedo/Volvo Ocean Race On Monday, with just 300 miles to go, MAPFRE was in fifth place. As Tuesday morning dawned, and with the fleet ghosting towards the finish line in extremely light and shifty winds, Xabi Fernández’s team was among the leading quartet, battling in slow…
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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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Bristol-Warren & Cranston School Committees Support $250M School Construction Bond

Providence, RI – The Bristol-Warren and Cranston School Committees voted unanimously last night to approve resolutions in support of the proposed school construction plan, which includes a $250M State GO Bond to make a once-in-a-generation investment in Rhode Island's public school buildings. Bristol-Warren School Committee Member Adam Ramos said, “I am proud to have been a part of the Bristol-Warren School Committee's unanimous vote in favor of the $250M bond and the plan to invest in our schools. We owe it to our children to ensure that they have healthy and safe spaces to learn.“ These two school committees join…
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The City of Pawtucket Welcomes White Dog Distillery

PAWTUCKET - Pawtucket Mayor Donald R. Grebien and Northern Rhode Island Chamber President John Gregory welcomed White Dog Distilling to Pawtucket today. Based in the mill complex at 560 Mineral Spring Avenue, White Dog Distilling produces rum, corn whiskey, moonshine, gin and bourbon. Owners, Carlo Catucci, Alecia Catucci, Eric Sylvestre and Vincent Greene, plan to open to the public on Saturday, April 28th from 1:00-5:00 to offer craft cocktails and tastings. "The City welcomes White Dog Distilling to the craft brew capital of Rhode Island, where creativity and passion are not limited to just the arts," said Mayor Grebien. "They…
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