Schedule Changes for Providence Recreation Centers for Week of June, 26, 2017

PROVIDENCE, RI - The City of Providence advises residents that from Monday, June 26, 2017 to Thursday, June 29, 2017 recreation centers will operate on a revised schedule in preparation for a busy summer season that will include various new camps and activities for youth. The schedule will allow for cleanups and programming development during a week when Providence recreation centers see a decrease in attendance numbers. To maintain access for residents throughout the week the rotation of closures ensures that a neighboring recreation center is open for those interested. Notices will be posted at closed centers to inform visitors…
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ICE expande su presencia digital con sitio web, Twitter en español

WASHINGTON – El Servicio de Inmigración y Control de Aduanas de Estados Unidos (ICE, por sus siglas en inglés) lanzó hoy , una expansión de su presencia en español en el sitio web de la agencia. El sitio traducido no solo ofrece información sobre ICE y la misión de la agencia, sino también comunicados de prensa y reportajes especiales. “El nuevo es nuestro paso más reciente en aumentar el acceso a información importante y precisa sobre ICE,” dijo Liz Johnson, directora adjunta de relaciones públicas. “Ofrecer información en otros idiomas ayuda a ICE a alcanzar una audiencia más amplia y…
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Rhode Island Hospital marks opening of recovery center dedicated to helping patients overcome opioid addiction

PROVIDENCE, - Rhode Island Hospital and Lifespan leadership were joined today by federal and state officials to mark the opening of the Lifespan Recovery Center. The Rhode Island Hospital program will provide comprehensive outpatient treatment for those seeking to overcome opioid addiction. The center officially opened June 16 with 250 patients already under the care of Lifespan physicians. The center can treat up to 650 individuals. "This new clinic will provide a single touchpoint to some of our most vulnerable community members - those struggling with addiction," said Rhode Island Hospital President Margaret M. Van Bree, MHA, DrPH. "We are…
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RI State Police earlier today arrested a wrong-way on I-95 driver for DUI; seize gun from another motorist stopped for driving 100+ MPH

SCITUATE, RI -- Rhode Island State Police early today arrested two people for allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, including one motorist stopped for driving the wrong way on Interstate 95 in Hopkinton. Also today, in an unrelated incident, troopers seized a gun from a motorist who was allegedly travelling at speeds over 100 miles an hour on Interstate 95 in Warwick. Captain Matthew Moynihan said the wrong-way driver was arrested about 2:15 after several people called 911 to report a car driving north in the southbound lanes of Interstate 95 near Exit 1 in Hopkinton. Troopers…
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Providence City Council Formalizes Support for Paris Climate Accord

PROVIDENCE, RI— The Providence City Council on Thursday unanimously approved and cosponsored a resolution introduced by Councilman Luis Aponte (Ward 10) that formalizes the body’s support for the Paris Climate Accord. “Our federal government has chosen to neglect its duty to protect America and the world from the harmful effects of climate change,” said Aponte. “Ignoring climate change does not lessen its threat. More responsibility now lies in the hands of local governments across the country to enact policies that protect our planet from further destruction. Cities house the majority of industry and population, which makes it more important than…
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Providence City Council Approves First Passage of Fiscal Year 2018 Budget

Fiscally responsible budget streamlines spending, reforms tax penalties, improves quality of life in every Providence neighborhood PROVIDENCE, RI— The Providence City Council tonight approved first passage of the $737M city budget for the 2018 fiscal year. The budget is the result of strong collaboration and shared goals between the City Council and Elorza Administration to produce a fiscally responsible budget that includes no tax increases, invests in schools and neighborhoods, includes strategies to stimulate the economy and ensures city departments streamline operations and maximize efficiencies. The 2018 budget strengthens contributions to the rainy day fund to increase the city’s bond…
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Council Overrides Veto of ‘No Smoking’ Ordinance

PROVIDENCE, RI— The Providence City Council tonight voted to override Mayor Elorza’s veto of an ordinance that aims to protect the public from secondhand smoke in a dense area of public spaces that comprise Providence’s downtown core. The ordinance was approved by the Council on May 24th and vetoed by Mayor Elorza on June 2nd. Tonight’s vote effectively sets the ordinance into law. The area in which smoking will be prohibited is home to high-density foot traffic and is used by thousands of people— including residents, visitors, and children— on a daily basis year-round. According to the Centers for Disease…
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What do baseball and diesel have in common?

DISCOVERY EN ESPAÑOL’S DIESEL BROTHERS TAKE THE MOUND FOR ALL STAR TWO-PART MLB-THEMED SPECIAL The new episodes feature Detroit Tigers’ Miguel Cabrera and former players Pedro Martínez and Carlos Peña. Miami, Florida, June 13, 2017 - What do baseball and diesel have in common? The answer is a DIESEL BROTHERS special, coming to the Discovery en Español screen featuring Detroit Tigers’ Miguel Cabrera and MLB Network analysts Hall of Famer Pedro Martinez and former All-Star Carlos Peña. The two-night special will air as part of the 'Lunes de Motores' programming block on Monday, June 19 and Monday, June 26 at…
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Soccer Star Ronaldo Accused of Tax Evasion

VOA News Soccer megastar Cristiano Ronaldo has been accused of tax evasion. Prosecutors in Spain allege the Real Madrid player defrauded the government of about $16 million in taxes from 2011 to 2014. Specifically, Spanish authorities say Ronaldo "took advantage of a business structure created in 2010 to hide from fiscal authorities income generated in Spain from image rights." Authorities say Ronaldo used a shell company in the Virgin Islands to "create a screen in order to hide his total income from Spain's Tax Office." In the past, the world’s highest paid athlete denied any wrongdoing, and he maintains is…
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North Korea Frees US College Student Ahead of NBA Star Visit

VOA News North Korea has released from prison an American college student who was sentenced to a 15-year term for attempting to steal a propaganda poster in 2016, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said. In a statement, Tillerson said Otto Warmbier, 22, has been released from prison and is currently traveling back to the , where he will be reunited with his family. The Washington Post reported that Warnbier was medically evacuated from North Korea while in a coma. He is due to return home to Cincinnati, Ohio, Tuesday evening. According to the Post, he had been in a coma…
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