Brown signs on to Defense Department education agreement

Brown University is now officially a participating institution in the department’s Voluntary Education Partnership Memorandum of Understanding, which will allow the University to reach out to active service members on military bases. *PROVIDENCE, * —PROVIDENCE, — A few years ago, a Brown University admissions officer visiting Norfolk, Va., thought to add the nearby Navy base to the itinerary of his trip. But Brown was not certified by the Department of Defense to reach out to potential students at military facilities, so the visit couldn’t take place. That is the case no longer. With the University having completed and signed the…
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City Council Panel Passes Landmark Legislation to End Racial Profiling, Bolster Police Accountability and Oversight

PROVIDENCE, RI— The Providence City Council Committee on Ordinances tonight approved passage of the Community Safety Act (CSA), a community-driven, comprehensive ordinance that codifies into law best practices in police conduct from around the country. The CSA is considered one of the most progressive pieces of legislation in the United States, exceeding standards set forth by the Comprehensive Community-Police Relations Act passed by the RI General Assembly in 2015. Following last week’s public hearing, the Ordinance Committee tonight adopted final amendments to the CSA that reflect greater input from all stakeholders. In its final form, the bill is the product…
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RIDOT Beginning Repairs on Providence Area Interstate Bridges

Initial phase of work to focus on I-195 and involve highway lane splits The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) has started a project to perform preventive maintenance on Providence area Interstate bridges. The work will be completed in phases, affecting three separate areas on I-195, I-95 and the Clifford Street Bridge over the next several months. The project begins on both directions of I-195 in Providence, just east of the Providence River Bridge near Exit 2 (India Street/South Main Street). During this work, all lanes of travel will be maintained during daytime and peak travel periods. However, RIDOT will…
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American Mothers Names Nydia Diaz-Perez Puerto Rico Mother of the Year

National Non-Profit to Honor Mothers across the US States, DC, and Puerto Rico Washington, DC - American Mothers Inc. ® has named the state Mother of the Year® and Mother of Achievement honorees for 2017. Nydia Diaz-Perez from Ponce, PR has been selected to represent the territory of Puerto Rico. She will serve as an ambassador for mothers across the country and will be recognized at an annual national conference in Washington DC from April 23-25, 2017, where the National Mother of the Year will be named. American Mothers Inc. ® is celebrating its 82nd year of nationally honoring motherhood,…
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CMS releases quality data showing racial, ethnic and gender differences in Medicare Advantage

health care during National Minority Health Month In recognition of National Minority Health Month, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Office of Minority Health (CMS OMH) released a pair of reports detailing the quality of care received by people enrolled in Medicare Advantage (MA). One report compares quality of care for women and men while the other report looks at racial and ethnic differences in health care experiences and clinical care, among women and men. Each April, in recognition of National Minority Health Month, CMS plans to make additional reports available online on the CMS OMH website. “This is…
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Promotion Ceremony for Fire Department Held at City Hall

PAWTUCKET – At a ceremony held today at City Hall, a member of the Pawtucket Fire Department was sworn in to his new role and five new officers were officially sworn as members of the department by Public Safety Director Antonio J. Pires and Chief William Sisson. The ceremony began with Public Safety Director Pires promoting Private Joseph Warzycha to the rank of Fire Lieutenant. His Lieutenant badge was pinned on him by Kara Montalbano. Warzycha is a 13 year veteran of the department. Lieutenant Warzycha has also received training as a rope rescue technician, swift-water rescue responder, and a…
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PBS Welcomes Back LATIN MUSIC USA

A Celebration of the Latino Contribution to the American Songbook (Boston, MA)– Discover the fascinating musical fusions that propelled Latinmusic to the top of the US charts with LATIN MUSIC USA, coming back for audiences on Fridays, April 28thand May 5that 9:00 ET (check local listings). Produced by public media leader WGBH Boston in co-production with the BBC, this two-part, four-hour documentary explores the Latin rhythms that influenced jazz, rock, country, and rhythm and blues, highlighting the enduring contributions made by Latino musicians to the American songbook. LATIN MUSIC USA invites audiences into a vibrant musical conversation that has helped…
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PBS retransmitirá LATIN MUSIC USA

  Una celebración de la música Latina y su influencia en la música y cultura estadounidense 27 de marzo de 2017 (Boston, MA)–Con el regreso de LATIN MUSIC USA, descubra las fascinantes fusiones musicales que impulsaron la música latina a la cima de las listas de éxitos. La serie se transmitirá el viernes 28 de abril y el viernes 5 de mayo a las 9:00 , hora del este (consulte su programación local). Este documental de cuatro horas, dividido en dos partes, es una coproducción de WGBH Boston y la BBC. En él se exploran los ritmos latinos que han…
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House Minority Whip Blake Filippi to Present Three Constitutional Reforms to House Judiciary Committee

STATE HOUSE - Today, April 11, 2017, House Minority Whip Blake Filippi (R-District 36, Block Island, Charlestown, South Kingstown and Westerly) will present three resolutions to the House Judiciary Committee to amend the Constitution of the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations. The bills include H-5401, H-5541, and H-5513. House bill 5401 proposes a Constitutional amendment, which would empower the People of Rhode Island to take the government to court over unlawful spending. "Unfortunately, Rhode Island and federal case law generally prohibit the People from contesting the legality of government spending," said Filippi. "Hard-working Rhode Island families dutifully pay…
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House Minority Leader Patricia Morgan to Submit Legislation to Repeal Truck Tolls in Rhode Island

STATE HOUSE -- On Tuesday, April 11, 2017, House Minority Leader Patricia Morgan (R-District 26 Coventry, Warwick, West Warwick) will submit legislation to repeal the Rhode Works toll law. Rep. Morgan's bill would repeal the provisions of the general laws which created the "Rhode Island Bridge Replacement, Reconstruction, and Maintenance Fund Act of 2016", also known as "Rhode Works", which will impose tolls on large commercial trucks. "The Rhode Works bill is irresponsible and should never have passed last year. It is a $45 million albatross around the necks of Rhode Island consumers. It will add to our already high…
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