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Mayor Elorza Relaunches #ThinkPVD Campaign, Free Holiday Parking for Shoppers

PROVIDENCE, RI - Mayor Jorge Elorza today joined PVDonuts owners Lori & Paul Kettelle, the City's Director of Art, Culture + Tourism Stephanie Fortunato and community members to relaunch #ThinkPVD and announce free holiday parking ahead of Small Business Saturday being observed Saturday, November 25. #ThinkPVD is a campaign encouraging residents and visitors to "think, shop and buy locally" all year but especially during the busy holiday season. "Small Business Saturday reminds us of just how important it is to support our local business community," said Mayor Jorge Elorza. "As families prepare for their holiday shopping, we urge them to…
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RI State Police Announces Increased Patrols and Enforcement for Holidays

With the holiday season officially underway, Colonel Ann C. Assumpico, Superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police and Director of the Department of Public Safety, announces that there will be increased State Police patrols starting today (Wednesday, November 22) to provide increased enforcement of all traffic violations – especially those involving drunk driving, distracted driving, speeding and violations of the state’s seatbelt laws. Thanksgiving is traditionally the deadliest of holidays, with more traffic fatalities occurring on that day than any other day of the year, according to federal highway statistics. On average, about 400 people across the country die each…
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McNamara joins national dems in warnings about impact of Trump tax plan

Pending Congressional Passage Will Adversely Affect Middle- and Lower-Income Residents While Enriching Billionaires and Wealthy Corporations WARWICK, – “The Republican-controlled United States Congress is taking action on a tax reform package that will decimate our middle- and lower-class families while enriching wealthy corporations and the upper 1-percent of Americans,” said Rhode Island Democratic Party Chair Joseph M. McNamara Tuesday. “How does that benefit the middle-income wage-earner?” McNamara's comments come on the heels of complaints Democratic leaders nationally are voicing. According to information prepared by the Tax Policy Center, “In general, higher income households receive larger average tax cuts as a…
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10-year Milestone Celebration of the Kent County Re-Entry model

Warwick, RI. – This coming Tuesday, November 28, 2017 @ 11AM in Warwick City Hall Upper Chambers, there will be a 10-year Milestone Celebration of the Kent County Re-Entry model. The purpose is to recognize the commitment of the Kent cities, towns, agencies and the collaborative work which has been taking place among them all these years. Established in 2007, the Kent County Reentry Council is a regional collaborative which identifies and addresses local systemic challenges faced by individuals who are under the supervision of Adult Probation and Parole and by those who are re-entering the community after incarceration. With…
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City Council to Unveil New Computer Lab at Joslin Recreation Center

Providence, RI (November 21, 2017)– Acting City Council President Sabina Matos and Councilman Michael Correia will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony for a new computer lab recently installed at Joslin Recreation Center on Wednesday, November 22 at 4:00 pm. Through a grant from IGT, the city council was able to secure $15, in funds to create a computer lab at the Joslin Recreation Center. The lab will give children access to digital learning that was not previously available. “Not every child has access to a home computer,” stated Acting City Council President Sabina Matos, Ward 15. “It’s our hope that by…
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Reed Statement on Net Neutrality Senator Urges Citizens to Speak Up to Protect Net Neutrality and Internet Freedom

WASHINGTON, DC -- Today, after the Trump Administration announced that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will vote on December 14 on a plan to undo landmark net neutrality rules, Senator Jack Reed issued the following statement: “The Trump Administration’s plan to dismantle net neutrality will undermine the principles of a free and open internet and there’s every reason to think consumers will ultimately pay the price. This repeal will benefit a few big companies at the expense of their customers who use the internet every day. It means Internet Service Providers (ISPs) won’t have to treat all content equally, and…
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Amica Companies Foundation sponsors National Philanthropy Day

LINCOLN, , Nov. 21, 2017 – The Amica Companies Foundation served as presenting sponsor of the Association of Fundraising Professionals’ National Philanthropy Day breakfast, held on Friday at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Warwick, Rhode Island. Amica was also recognized as a Partner in Philanthropy after being nominated by Providence Children’s Museum. This award honors people or businesses that have furthered the achievement of a nonprofit organization's mission through significant generosity, outstanding leadership or exemplary volunteer contributions. “We’re honored to accept this award for our partnership with the museum,” said Ted Shallcross, senior vice president and general manager at Amica…
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2,500 Additional Rhode Islanders Find Unclaimed Property Following Announcement of YOUR MONEY Program

PROVIDENCE, - Just 24-hours after Rhode Island Treasurer Seth Magaziner announced that 35,000 Rhode Islanders will be automatically reunited with their missing money this holiday season, more than 2,500 additional claims have been initiated through the Treasurer's Unclaimed Property division. Yesterday, Treasurer Magaziner announced YOUR MONEY, a new program which will reunite many Rhode Islanders with their unclaimed property automatically. While more than $10 million is slated to be automatically returned to more than 35,000 Rhode Islanders, the Treasurer's Office has money for thousands of Rhode Islanders whose current addresses have not been matched. Within minutes of the announcement, Rhode…
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RIDOT, State Police Join Local Religious Leaders in Urging Holiday Travelers to ‘Buckle Up Faithfully’

Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) Director Peter Alviti and Colonel Ann C. Assumpico, Superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police and Director of the Rhode Island Department of Public Safety, tuesday joined several of Rhode Island's inter-denominational religious leaders to launch a new holiday safety initiative called Buckle Up Faithfully. The holiday season is a time when roadways are more heavily travelled, which creates an increased risk to motorists and pedestrians. That is why RIDOT and the State Police are joining religious leaders to increase awareness about highway traffic fatalities and serious injuries and to encourage their congregations to…
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Providence Police Department promotes members to the rank of Captain, Lieutenant, Sergeant and Detective

Providence, RI: Mayor Jorge Elorza, Public Safety Commissioner Steven M. Paré, Colonel Hugh T. Clements, Jr. and members of the Providence Police Department gathered at City Hall tuesday for the promtional ceremony of twenty-four members of the department. Members of the PPD that have been promoted are as follows: Promoted to the rank of Captain: Lt. Kevin M. Lanni Lt. Timothy E. O’Hara Lt. Luis F. San Lucas Promoted to the rank of Lieutenant: Sgt. James J. Barros Sgt. Ernest R. Forlini, Jr. Sgt. Stephen J. Gencarella Sgt. Michael J. Fallon Sgt. David D. Allen Promoted to the rank of…
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