RWU Receives Funds to Make More Alan Shawn Feinstein Leadership Scholarships Available Now

BRISTOL, , February 7, 2018 ­­– Rhode Island philanthropist Alan Shawn Feinstein has generously expanded the number of scholarships available for Feinstein Junior Scholars to attend Roger Williams University in the fall of 2018. Building upon the $500,000 gift made in 2016, the Feinstein Foundation has accelerated the number of Alan Shawn Feinstein Leadership Scholarships to be awarded to local students attending RWU in the 2018-19 academic year. The Alan Shawn Feinstein Leadership Scholarship is currently supporting 17 students attending RWU, and has supported a total of 28 students since the scholarship program began in 2004. With this accelerated round…
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Mayor Elorza Highlights Progress and Delivers a Message of Unity in 2018 State of the City Address

PROVIDENCE, RI - Mayor Jorge O. Elorza delivered his annual State of the City Address in the Council Chambers of Providence City Hall. Attendees included local elected and appointed officials, as well as business, community, and faith leaders. The Mayor emphasized that unity is at the core of the capital city's strength while making note of the national political landscape and recent controversial and divisive events. "You voted for a city that listened and a city that worked. You voted for a better tomorrow and a safer today. But most of all, you voted for the promise of One Providence,…
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RI Delegation Seeks to Name Post Office in Honor of 1st Sgt. P. Andrew McKenna

McKenna sacrificed his life protecting his fellow service members during an insurgent attack in Afghanistan WASHINGTON, DC - Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse and Congressmen David Cicilline and Jim Langevin have introduced legislation to name a Post Office in honor of the late Army First Sergeant P. Andrew McKenna, a Green Beret. Introduced by Reed in the Senate and Cicilline in the House, the bill would designate the United States Postal Service facility at 515 Hope Street in Bristol, Sergeant McKenna's hometown, as the "First Sergeant P. Andrew McKenna Jr. Post Office." "Andrew McKenna was an extraordinary, courageous young…
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ACLU Sues to Release Mother of Two From ICE Detention

The American Civil Liberties Union filed a petition in federal court shortly before midnight yesterday to seek the immediate release of Rhode Island resident Lilian Calderon from an immigration detention facility. The lawsuit, filed in Boston by the ACLU of Massachusetts with support from the ACLU of Rhode Island, argues that Calderon’s continued detention is a violation of her constitutional right to due process and federal immigration laws and regulations. The petition for habeas corpus seeks her release from custody and a court order barring immigration officials from deporting her until she is provided the opportunity to receive decisions on,…
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Top Youth Volunteers In Each State Selected In 23rd Annual National Awards Program

The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards selects 102 student volunteers to earn $1,000 awards, silver medallions and trip to nation’s capital WASHINGTON, – Many are fighting hunger in their local communities. Some created programs that encourage young women to consider STEM careers. Others are leading initiatives to support people with physical or intellectual disabilities. Those are just some stories of the 102 youth volunteers – two from each state and the District of Columbia – who today were named State Honorees by The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards, a nationwide program honoring students in grades 5-12 for outstanding volunteer service.…
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Lt. Gov. McKee, General Assembly Call for Immediate Relief on Energy Bills

PROVIDENCE, – Lt. Governor Dan McKee and the Rhode Island House of Representatives are calling for immediate rate relief on energy bills to reflect the reduction in the corporate tax from 35 to 21 percent. In late January, local legislators approved House Resolution 31 that calls on the Rhode Island Public Utilities Commission (PUC) to promptly reexamine and reduce current energy rates in relation to the reduction in the corporate tax. Representative Brian P. Kennedy sponsored the resolution in the House. Senator William J. Conley, Jr. will submit a companion resolution in the Senate this week. The resolutions are a…
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Reed: Trump Administration Must Not Impede CFPB’s Independent Equifax Probe

WASHINGTON, DC – Senator Jack Reed, (D-RI), a senior member of the Senate Banking Committee, questioned the Trump Administration’s reported efforts to slow the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) investigation into the Equifax data breach scandal that affected more than 140 million consumers. “There are over 140 million reasons to hold Equifax accountable for endangering consumers, but the Trump Administration doesn’t seem interested in moving quickly to protect a single consumer,” stated Reed, who noted that nearly half of all Americans may have had their personal data compromised by the credit-reporting company Equifax Inc. “Equifax appears to have recklessly compromised…
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Los estudiantes de último año de secundaria pueden solicitar $80.000 en becas universitarias

Entrevista con Claudia Cornejo Los estudiantes de último año de secundaria tienen hasta el 12 de febrero para solicitar becas universitarias de hasta $ a través de la iniciativa CARTER ROGER WILLIAMS en la Fundación Rhode Island. La beca fue Concebida y fundada por los filántropos Letitia y el último John Carter. El programa honra los principios del padre fundador del estado. “Roger Williams representó los ideales que están tan presentes hoy como lo estuvieron en los comienzos de nuestro estado. Gracias a la visión hacia el futuro de la familia Carter, una nueva generación de ciudadanos de Rhode Island…
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Mayor Grebien and Federal Delegation Welcome Pawtucket Fire Recruits New class of firefighters made possible by federal grant

PAWTUCKET - Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse and Representative David Cicilline joined with Pawtucket Mayor Donald R. Grebien to welcome a new class of Pawtucket fire recruits at Fire Station 4 on Cottage Street. Funding for this class of recruits was made possible through a $2,448,938 Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) competitive Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grant. The federal funds will be used to help Pawtucket fund the hiring of 13 of the 16 firefighters in this recruitment class. "I once again want to thank Senators Reed and Whitehouse along with Congressman Cicilline and Langevin…
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