Providence Fire Department 51st Training Academy Graduation Ceremony

Following their completion of a rigorous 24-week training process, 83 men and women will graduate from the 51st Providence Fire Department Training Academy, representing the largest and most diverse academy class in the department's distinguished history including four female recruits, one ranking 3rd overall in the class
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State and Local Officials Celebrate Start of Winter Farmers’ Market Season

NEW BEDFORD – Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) Secretary Matthew Beaton, Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources (MDAR) Commissioner John Lebeaux and Department of Transitional Assistance (DTA) Commissioner Jeff McCue along with local officials today celebrated the start of the winter farmers’ market season during a visit to the New Bedford Winter Farmers’ Market. With over 50 winter farmers’ markets to choose from across the Commonwealth, the agriculture experiences serve as a way for residents to continue to have access to fresh and locally grown products over the winter and provide opportunities for Massachusetts farmers to extend their…
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The Housing Authority for the City of Pawtucket (PHA) is pleased to announce a partnership with Blackstone Health, Inc. an affiliated subsidiary of The VNA of Care New England

Blackstone Health, Inc is a community-based non-profit health and social services agency, located in Pawtucket, Rhode Island. Blackstone Health is committed to providing quality health & social services and meeting the needs of senior and disabled individuals throughout the State of Rhode Island. Blackstone Health Congregate Nutrition Services provides balanced and nutritional meals, in a community-dining setting. The program presently manages dietary services for sixteen (16) locations across the state of Rhode Island, and the newest site to open will be located at Fogarty Manor . Opening Day is scheduled for November 27, 2017. Hours of Operation will be Monday-Friday,…
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Boil Water Notice Issued for Westerly Water Supply

The Westerly Water Department has issued a boil water notice to its customers because E. coli bacteria was found in the water supply. Westerly Water Department customers should boil vigorously for at least one minute all water used for human consumption, including drinking and cooking. Alternatively, customers can use bottled water. This health advisory will remain in effect until corrective actions are completed and satisfactory bacteria results are obtained. The Westerly Water Department will issue a public notice when this requirement is lifted. E. coli is bacteria whose presence indicates that the water may be contaminated with human or animal…
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FSRI’s CORPORATE PARTNER TO DELIVER 72 TURKEYS FOR SOUTH PROVIDENCE FAMILIES

PROVIDENCE, RI, November 15, 2017- Family Service of Rhode Island (FSRI) corporate partner East Commerce Solutions will deliver 72 turkeys for Mary E. Fogarty Elementary students and their families on Friday, November 17, at noon at the school's front entrance at 199 Oxford Street, in Providence's Lower South Providence neighborhood. As many as 94% of the school's students qualify for the federal subsidized lunch program, compared with the 48% statewide rate. Students in FSRI's Walking School Bus program, which promotes school attendance, will receive the turkeys as will others at the school. East Commerce Solutions, based in East Providence, Rhode…
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Mensaje Semanal de la Gobernadora Protejiendo La Ley del Cuidado de Salud a Bajo Precio

PROVIDENCE, – La Gobernadora Gina M. Raimondo hoy presenta su mensaje seminal debajo: La semana pasada, me encontré en el tercer banco de una pequeña iglesia en South County para el servicio funeral del hijo de un querido amigo. Él hijo era un músico talentoso que murió después de una lucha con la adicción. Este fue el segundo funeral al que asistí en varias semanas. Me senté sola, y al otro lado del pasillo estaba la familia de mis amigos. Dije una oración para que él y su esposa pudieran encontrar fuerza en la comunidad que ha llorado la pérdida…
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New York Times Reporter Dan Barry Visits RWU Tuesday to Talk About “The Lost Children of Tuam”

BRISTOL, , November 10, 2017 – New York Times columnist and reporter Dan Barry will visit Roger Williams University on Tuesday, Nov. 14, to discuss his Oct. 28 special report, “The Lost Children of Tuam,” a disturbing account of the historic mistreatment of unwed Irish mothers and their children. Barry’s talk represents that latest installment in RWU’s yearlong series, “Talking about Race, Gender and Power.” Free and open to the public, the talk will run from 4:30 to 5:30 at the Mary Tefft White Cultural Center in the University Library, One Old Ferry Road, Bristol. “The Lost Children of Tuam”…
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HUNDREDS GATHER FOR RI DEMOCRATIC PARTY WOMEN’S CAUCUS 1st FUNDRAISER

Gov. Raimondo, Secy. of State Gorbea & Dozens of Elected Women Headline Event; Urge Political Engagement WARWICK, – More than 200 Democrats joined Rhode Island Democratic Governor Gina Raimondo and Secretary of State Nellie Gorbea Tuesday evening, at the 1st fundraising event of the emerging Rhode Island Democratic Women’s Caucus. The event – held at Roger Williams Park Casino – featured speeches by leading Democrats championing achievements by women activists and urging them to remain politically engaged. Caucus co-chairs Rep. Lauren Carson, Rep. Shelby Maldonado and Rep. Grace Diaz led the two-hour program. “This came about in a groundswell of…
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Immigrants in Rhode Island

Rhode Island has a large community of immigrants, much of which emigrated from the Dominican Republic. More than one in eight Rhode Islanders was born in another country, while over 15 percent of residents are native-born Americans who have at least one immigrant parent. Rhode Island’s economy benefits from the active participation of immigrants in the labor force—from supporting the state’s administrative and service industries to representing a fourth of company and enterprise managers. As workers, business owners, taxpayers, and neighbors, immigrants are an integral part of Rhode Island’s diverse and thriving communities and make extensive contributions that benefit all.…
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Gina Raimondo announces Run for reelection as governor, At the Democratic Party Women’s Caucus

When you give women a chance we perform Next Year matters Next year really Matters. First of all I need your help I’m on the ballot I got guys running against me. She Takes aim at Donald Trump and men running against her. Governor Gina Raimondo requested help for every women elected including herself at the RI Democratic Party Women’s caucus
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