David Ortiz dice que es un honor estar junto a las leyendas de los Medias Rojas

David Ortiz se acercó al micrófono, se limpió las lágrimas de los ojos y esperó a que la muchedumbre en el Fenway Park, gritara “¡Papi!” unas pocas veces más. Los Medias Rojas esperaron en la parte superior de su dugout. Los Angelinos de Los Ángeles inclinaron sus gorras. Amigos y familiares y dignatarios de dos países se alinearon en el infield. Tres trofeos de la Serie Mundial brillaron en el crepúsculo del sol. Los miembros del Salón de la Fama, Carl Yastrzemski, Pedro Martínez, Wade Boggs y Jim Rice, cuyos números precedieron a Ortiz en a fachada del Fenway, fueron…
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2017 Celebrate Providence! Neighborhood Performing Arts Initiative

Providence, RI - Mayor Jorge O. Elorza, the Department of Art, Culture + Tourism, the Department of Parks & Recreation and the Partnership for Providence Parks announced the 2017 Celebrate Providence! Neighborhood Performing Arts Initiative. Mayor Jorge O. Elorza's Neighborhood Performing Arts Initiative celebrates the culture and creativity rooted in Providence neighborhoods through performances in local parks. Organizations receiving a grant to participate in the initiative this year include Opera Providence, Partnership with Providence Parks, Providence Children's Film Festival, Fargnoli Park, Stages of Freedom/Jazz is a Rainbow, the West Broadway Neighborhood Association, Family Service of Rhode Island and Project 401/Alleppo…
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House Approves Perkins Reauthorization to Strengthen Career and Technical Education

Legislation will help more students gain knowledge, skills to succeed in the workforce WASHINGTON — Today, the House of Representatives passed bipartisan legislation to strengthen and improve career and technical education and give Americans the skills they need to compete for in-demand jobs. The Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act ( 2353), which reauthorizes the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act, was introduced by Congressional Career and Technical Education Caucus co-chairs Reps. Glenn “GT” Thompson (R-PA) and Jim Langevin (D-RI), along with Reps. Raja Krishnamoorthi (D-IL), Lloyd Smucker (R-PA), Bradley Byrne (R-AL), Drew Ferguson…
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RIDOT, RISP And R.I. Resource Recovery Join Forces To Reduce Litter On Highways

The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) joined with the Rhode Island State Police and the Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation (Resource Recovery) on a new initiative aimed at reducing roadside litter, particularly on highways and other roads leading to the Rhode Island Central Landfill in Johnston. Roads such as I-295, Route 6, Plainfield Pike and Shun Pike have higher than usual amounts of litter and require more frequent cleaning. The source of this extra trash is the beds of trucks - either when hauling debris to the landfill and surrounding industries or leaving it, with lightweight debris blowing out…
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Newport Resident Pleads Guilty to Drug Trafficking

PROVIDENCE – Pedro Jimenez-Rodriguez, 41, of Newport, pleaded guilty in federal court in Providence today to possession with the intent to distribute 500 grams or more cocaine. According to a plea agreement filed in this matter, the government will recommend a term of imprisonment of 72 months when Jimenez-Rodriguez is sentenced by District Court Judge John J. McConnell, Jr., on August 31, 2017. Pedro Jimenez-Rodriguez’s guilty plea is announced by Acting United States Attorney Stephen G. Dambruch; Newport Police Chief Gary T. Silva; Sean M. Boyce, Team Leader of the Providence Postal Inspection Service field office; and Michael J. Ferguson,…
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Mass. Resident Pleads Guilty to Trafficking Cocaine

PROVIDENCE – Francisco Fernandez, a/k/a Joel Antonio Santana Arias, 43, of Lawrence, MA, pleaded guilty in District Court in Providence, , today to possession with the intent to distribute 500 grams or more of cocaine. The cocaine was discovered inside Fernandez’s vehicle by a Rhode Island State Police trooper during a routine traffic stop in February 2017. According to information presented to the court, on February 11, 2017, during a routine traffic stop of Fernandez’s vehicle on Interstate 95 in West Greenwich by a Rhode Island State Police trooper, it was determined that Fernandez did not have a valid driver’s…
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Mexican National Pleads Guilty to Illegal Reentry

PROVIDENCE – Fernando Cortez Cueves, 40, a Mexican national who was previously deported from the United States in 2007, pleaded guilty in federal court in Providence today to illegal reentry into the United States. According to information presented to the court and court records, Cueves was arrested by Rhode Island State Police on April 17, 2017, and ordered detained at the Adult Correctional Institution (ACI). On April 27, 2017, Cueves was released from the ACI to the custody to personnel from Immigration Customs Enforcement. Appearing before District Court Judge John J. McConnell, Jr., Cueves admitted to the court that he…
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PPD identify suspect wanted in connection to vandalism of the Big Blue Bug

Providence Police Detectives have obtained an arrest warrant for Nathan Beaumier, age 25 of Providence, in connection to the vandalism that occurred last week at Big Blue Bug Solutions, 161 O'Connell Street. Beaumier is one of the suspects responsible for vandalizing and spray painting "Nibbles Woodaway" with graffiti. This investigation is ongoing and detectives are actively looking into additional suspect(s) in this case. Anyone with information related to this case or Nathan Beaumier is asked to contact Detective Kenneth Court at (401) 243-6330 or Detective Sergeant William Dwyer at (401) 243-6380.
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Langevin Statement on the Shooting in Alexandria, Virginia

WASHINGTON, — Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI) released the following statement regarding today’s reports of a shooting at a Congressional baseball practice in Alexandria, Virginia: “I am shocked and saddened by the news of this horrible and senseless shooting at a Congressional baseball practice in Virginia this morning. My thoughts and prayers go out to House Majority Whip Steve Scalise and the others injured during this heinous act. I salute the first responders for their rapid response and the brave Capitol Police officers who put their lives on the line to protect Congress each and every day.
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Brown honors 20 Providence high school grads with college scholarships

*PROVIDENCE, * — Twenty high school seniors from Providence public schools were honored with college scholarships from Brown University’s Fund for the Education of the Children of Providence at an event held at the home of Brown President Christina Paxson on Monday, June 12. Paxson commended the students for their hard work and perseverance in high school and acknowledged that some of them had contended with difficult life experiences, noting that many come from families new to the United States and are the first in their family to attend college. She encouraged them to view those experiences as strengths. “As…
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