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The Hassenfeld Family Foundation in Puerto Rico

Hurricane Maria, devastated Puerto Rico and left its residents in absolute helplessness. After the disaster came illnessess, epidemics, hunger and an immense dispair to get food, water and medications. In the face of this horrifying situation, the Hassenfeld Family Foundation and Natalia Denegri, for several years producer and host of the Mega TV program Corazones Guerreros, decided to organize as they usually do, but this time with the goal of lending a helping hand to our Puerto Rican brothers. In less than a week, they joint forces with Mega TV,Univisión and Telemundo and collected a substantial amount of medications, canned…
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Natalia Denegri, la Hassenfeld Family Foundation, Adamari López y Johnny Lozada llevaron ayuda a Puerto Rico

Miami, FL - La actriz, presentadora y productora argentina Natalia Denegri junto a la fundación Hassenfeld Family Foundation donaron un avión para ayudar a la isla del encanto Puerto Rico en estos momentos en los que más lo necesitan. El vuelo fue encabezado por Adamari López, Johnny Lozada y Henry Zakka, que salió de Miami, rumbo a Puerto Rico con un cargamento de ayuda que incluía agua, comida, leche para niños, juguetes, productos de limpieza e higiene, así como pañales para bebé y artículos de primera necesidad. Acompañaron también al grupo, la primera dama de Miami, Ana Regalado, así como…
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Langevin Opposes Republican Effort to Authorize Border Wall

WASHINGTON, — Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI), a senior member of the House Committee on Homeland Security, voted against 3548, the Border Security for America Act, during committee consideration of the bill. The legislation, introduced by Chairman Michael McCaul (R-TX), would authorize billions of dollars in additional funding to construct the border wall demanded by President Trump. The bill was reported out of committee by a vote of 18-12.   “As I have said before, while I believe that border security is integral to our national security, a wall is an ineffective and expensive way to enhance it,” said Congressman Langevin.…
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SPRINT’S 1MILLION PROJECT TO CONNECT 600 STUDENTS IN THE 2017-2018 SCHOOL YEAR

Students Will Receive a Free Device and Free Wireless Service in First Year of the Program PROVIDENCE, RI – October 4, 2017 – Sprint (NYSE: S) and the Providence Public School District announced today that 600 high school students will receive the equipment and connectivity they need to complete their schoolwork from home as part of the 1Million Project. In January, the Providence Public School District was one of 11 districts across the country to participate in the pilot launch of Sprint’s 1Million Project. The school district received 250 devices at that time. The 2017-2018 school year marks the first…
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SPRINT’S 1MILLION PROJECT TO CONNECT 600 STUDENTS IN THE 2017•2018 SCHOOL YEAR

PROVIDENCE, RI - October 4, 2017 - Sprint (NYSE: S) and the Providence Public School District announced today that 600 high school students will receive the equipment and connectivity they need to complete their schoolwork from home as part of the 1 Million January, the Providence Public School District was one of 11 districts across the country to participate in the pilot launch of Sprint's 1 Million Project. The school district received 250 devices at that time. The 2017-2018 school year marks the first year of the initiative with more 180,000 students in 1,300 schools across 30 states. Every year…
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Providence Police Department to deploy Axon 2 Body Worn Cameras

Providence, RI- The Providence Police Department announces the implementation of body worn cameras (BWC’s) for all officers serving within the patrol bureau of the department.  Officers will begin training throughout the month of October and BWC’s will be fully operational in the field within 8-12 weeks from the start of training. Axon 2 Body Worn Cameras are being utilized by the PPD to help contribute to officer safety, provide evidence for criminal prosecutions, assist in resolving citizen complaints and to foster positive relationships within the community. The privacy and safety of the Providence community will not in any way be…
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Central Falls joins force with the RI Department of Labor and Training, and the Workforce Partnership of Greater RI

CENTRAL FALLS, RI – On Wednesday, October 11th, from 9 to 12 , Mayor James A. Diossa and the City of Central Falls will be hosting the 3rd Annual Central Falls Job Fair at Knights of Columbus Hall in Central Falls. The initiative, spearheaded by Councilwoman Carlene Fonseca three years ago, comes as a collaboration between the City, the RI Department of Labor and Training, and the Workforce Partnership of Greater RI. The primary goal is to connect Rhode Island businesses with the large, diverse pool of Central Falls and neighboring community job seekers who are actively seeking employment in…
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DMV starts mandatory reservation program Thursday For customers seeking license, registration reinstatements

CRANSTON, – The Division of Motor Vehicles begins a MANDATORY reservation program for service in its Adjudication Office beginning Thursday, Oct. 5 as the Division continues the operational improvements started earlier this year with the launch of a new computer system. Customers seeking Adjudication Office service will now be required to first secure a reservation for most transactions by visiting and accessing the Customer Reservations portal. The Adjudication Office accounts for about 10 percent of customer volume at the DMV’s Cranston headquarters – about 1,000 people per month use this office. Customers making a reservation should bring with them a…
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October is Manufacturing Month in Rhode Island

PROVIDENCE, - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today declared October as Manufacturing Month in the State of Rhode Island. Joined by Commerce Secretary Stefan Pryor, Department of Labor and Training Director Scott Jensen, Commissioner of Elementary and Secondary Education Ken Wagner and other members of her administration, the Governor signed the proclamation after visiting manufacturing classes at Davies Career & Technical High School. "When I was growing up, my father's manufacturing job at Bulova Watch put food on our table," said Governor Raimondo. "It's crucial that we continue to invest in new skills and job training to ensure that manufacturing remains…
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RI Receives $24.5 Million to Help Students GEAR UP for College Federal funds will help disadvantaged students with college prep

WASHINGTON, DC -- Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse and Congressman James Langevin and David Cicilline today joined the Rhode Island Office of the Postsecondary Commissioner and The College Crusade to announce a new federal grant that could provide up to $ million over the next seven years to help public school students across the state succeed in school, prepare for college, and earn a postsecondary degree. The Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP) grant program is designed to help economically disadvantaged students, starting in the middle grades, prepare academically, socially, and financially for success in…
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