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Buttonwood Park Zoo Makes In Defense Of Animals’ 2013 List Of “Ten Worst Zoos For Elephants”

Buttonwood Park Zoo Makes In Defense Of Animals’ 2013 List Of “Ten Worst Zoos For Elephants” - Grabs Fourth Spot San Rafael, Calif. – In Defense of Animals (IDA), an international animal protection organization, released today its list of the Ten Worst Zoos for Elephants for 2013. This marks IDA’s ten-year anniversary of exposing the suffering endured by elephants in zoos. “Ten years should have been enough, but as long as zoos continue to house elephants in substandard exhibits that sacrifice the animals’ welfare, IDA will continue to call out the worst offenders,” said Nicole Meyer, Director of IDA’s Elephant…
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Mayor Taveras, US Small Business Administration Renew Partnership to Support Business Growth, Development in Providence

Mayor Taveras, US Small Business Administration Renew Partnership to Support Business Growth, Development in Providence Partnership supports raising participation in state and federal incentive programs, a priority outlined in Mayor's 20-point economic development plan PROVIDENCE, RI - Mayor Angel Taveras joined Rhode Island District Director Mark S. Hayward of the Small Business Administration (SBA) this morning to renew a first-of-its-kind, 18-month partnership to support business growth, economic development and job creation in the Capital City. The partnership addresses raising participation in state and federal incentive programs, one of the 20 action steps outlined in Mayor Taveras' economic development action plan,…
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Rhode Island Voter ID Now Required

Secretary Mollis reminds voters that Rhode Island’s VOTER ID law is in full effect, and the Woonsocket Special Primary will require valid Photo ID Woonsocket Special Primary first election of 2014 to Require Full Photo ID PROVIDENCE, RI -- Secretary of State A. Ralph Mollis is reminding voters that in the upcoming Woonsocket election, only a photo ID will be accepted at the polls in any primary and/or election. "The concern that fraud could occur at the polls undermines the public's faith in the outcomes of our elections. VOTER ID ensures that poll workers can validate the name that voters…
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Mayor Angel Taveras Appoints Johanna Harris to Providence’s Board of Licenses

Mayor Angel Taveras Appoints Johanna Harris to Providence’s Board of Licenses Accomplished attorney and business owner with long record of civic engagement, Harris is committed to “weighing all decisions in a manner that best positions our Capital City to prosper” PROVIDENCE, RI – Mayor Angel Taveras has appointed attorney Johanna Harris to serve as a member of the city’s Board of Licenses. “I am very pleased that Johanna Harris has agreed to serve on the Board of Licenses. Ms. Harris is an accomplished attorney who is committed to our community and brings valuable expertise to the important work of the…
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STATE POLICE FINANCIAL CRIMES UNIT ARRESTS TWO MASSACHUSETTS MEN FOR OBTAINING PROPERTY VALUED AT $380,000 UNDER FALSE PRETENSES

Colonel Steven G. O’Donnell, Superintendent, of the Rhode Island State Police and Commissioner of Public Safety, announces the arrest of two Massachusetts men for allegedly obtaining property valued at $380,000 under false pretenses. The arrests of John J. Jeannetti, age 52, of 18 Elkway, Norwood, Massachusetts, and Glen Conlon, age 35, of 15 Milton Lane, Foxborough, Massachusetts were the result of an investigation by the Rhode Island State Police Financial Crimes Unit.  The investigation was based on a complaint from a Little Compton resident who alleged that Conlon and Jeannetti convinced her to transfer ownership of her Little Compton home…
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Secretario Mollis le recuerda a votantes que la ley de IDENTIFICACION DE VOTANTES esta en plena vigencia

Secretario Mollis le recuerda a votantes que la ley de IDENTIFICACION DE VOTANTES esta en plena vigencia, y que la Elección Primaria Especial de Woonsocket requerirá Identificación con Fotografiá valida y vigente Elección Primaria Especial de Woonsocket, primera elección del 2014 requerirá Identificación con Fotografiá valida y vigente PROVIDENCE, RI -- Secretario de Estado A. Ralph Mollis le recuerda a votantes que en la elección de Woonsocket que se aproxima, solo una identificación con fotografiá valida y vigente será aceptada en los lugares de votación para cualquier elección y/o primaria. “La preocupación sobre la posibilidad de fraude en los lugares…
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Latino Politicians Announce Support For Raimondo

Rhode Island - So far five Latino politicians have announced that they are supporting the candidacy of Democrat General Treasurer Gina Raimondo for governor, according to an email from the Friends of Gina Raimondo. Providence Councilmen Luis Aponte and Davian Sanchez Sabina Matos to State Representatives and Anastasia Williams Grace Díaz join in supporting Raimondo. His only opponent in the Democratic primary, so far, is the Mayor of Providence Angel Taveras, is the first Latino elected mayor as the top leader of the capital city of Rhode Island. Políticos Latinos anuncia apoyo a Raimondo Rhode Island - Hasta el momento…
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Feds Blame Rhode Island For Segregation Of The Disabled

Rhode Island - The Justice Department of the United States found that thousands of disabled residents of Rhode Island were "unnecessarily segregated in day programs licensed by the state and other institutions". Federal authorities say that segregation is a violation of federal civil rights of residents and recommends that the state develop appropriate alternatives to the current system . The report released recently is part of a federal review that began last year The report says in part that the research found that disabled people who are able to work in the community were sent to the day programs licensed…
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Taveras Wants Audit On The Urban League

Rhode Island - Providence Mayor Angel Taveras wants a forensic audit to be performed on the Urban League of Rhode Island before considering to sell a plot of the non-profit agency. Taveras spokesman David Ortiz said that an accounting firm will visit the Urban League to determine the cost and how extensive the audit would be. The Urban League serves the poor and disadvantaged people. The city ceded land on Prairie Avenue in 1990 for $ 1 on the condition it be returned to the city if the organization decided to move. The city has to approve the sale and…
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Increasing Latino Support for Gubernatorial Candidate Gina Raimondo

At least five elected Latino officials are supporting Gina Raimondo in her gubernatorial campaign.  Among these officials are Providence City Council members Sabina Matos, Luis Aponte, and Davian Sanchez and state Representatives Grace Diaz and Anastasia Williams. The Latino leaders joined together with Gina Raimondo on Tuesday to launch Latinos con Gina at a kickoff party. Raimondo's only Democratic primary opponent so far is Providence Mayor Angel Taveras, the first Latino mayor of the city.
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