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Governor Patrick Signs Boston Strong License Plate Bill

BOSTON – Friday, April 18, 2014 – Governor Deval Patrick today signed H. 3664, “An Act Relative to a Massachusetts Boston Strong License Plate,” which directs the Registrar of Motor Vehicles to establish a license plate memorializing the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings adorned with the phrase “Boston Strong.” All proceeds from sales of the license plate will be distributed to the One Fund or, in the event of its dissolution, another non-profit organization that provides financial assistance to the victims of last year’s Marathon attacks. Friday, April 18, 2014 - Governor Patrick signs H. 3664, “An Act Relative…
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State Police Arrests Subject for Driving While Under the Influence of Alcohol and/or Drugs with a Seven-Year-Old Child in the Vehicle

Colonel Steven G. O'Donnell, Superintendent, of the Rhode Island State Police and Commissioner of Public Safety, announces that on April 17, 2014, Troopers assigned to the Lincoln Woods Barracks responded to a motor vehicle accident involving three vehicles on Route 195 west in the City of East Providence. One of the operators was identified as, Luis Manuel Medeiros, age 42, of 209 Brightman Street, Apt. 2, Fall River, MA. While interacting with Mr. Medeiros, Troopers observed various indicators consistent with intoxication. Also traveling in the vehicle was an unrestrained seven-year-old male seated in the rear passenger seat. Mr. Medeiros submitted to…
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Mayors Taveras and Fung to Host Job Fair for Military, Veterans and Their Families at Providence Career & Technical Academy

Ninety companies to participate with more than 500 job openings; Brief opening ceremony featuring Brigadier General Petrarca, Hope High School Junior ROTC and area veterans PROVIDENCE, RI - Providence Mayor Angel Taveras and Cranston Mayor Allan Fung are co-hosting a job fair for Rhode Island's military, veterans and their families on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at 1 at the Providence Career & Technical Academy, 41 Fricker Street, Providence. There will be 90 businesses that are actively hiring on hand for the event, which will include a brief opening ceremony and four workshops for attendees. This event will be the fourteenth…
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Correctional Officers Union Endorses Frank Caprio for Treasurer

The Rhode Island Brotherhood of Correctional Officers (RIBCO) today announced their endorsement of Frank Caprio for Treasurer of Rhode Island. "The hard-working men and women in our union are excited to support Frank in his comeback bid for the Treasurer's office," said RIBCO President Richard Ferruccio. "Frank will be a strong voice for middle class families who want a Treasurer who saves taxpayer dollars and works everyday to grow the economy and create jobs." RIBCO represents approximately 1,300 members, comprising rank and file officers, stewards, inmate industries' supervisors, office personnel, and medical and social work professionals. "I am grateful to…
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North Smithfield Democrats Endorse Gina Raimondo For Governor Become Sixth Democratic Town Committee to Endorse Her in the Democratic Primary

NORTH SMITHFIELD – Last night the North Smithfield Democratic Town Committee voted unanimously to endorse Gina Raimondo in the Democratic primary for governor. Gina has earned three committee endorsements in the past two days, a sign of the growing support for her candidacy. “Our committee is proud to be backing Gina for governor,” said Chairwoman Katrina Therien. “With so many Rhode Islanders out of work and families struggling, we need a governor who has the ability to help bring back good, middle-class jobs and get our economy growing again. Gina has an innovative, comprehensive approach to job creation and she…
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Mayor Taveras Launches Second Season Of Providence Road Improvement Project; Capital City Ahead Of Schedule To Complete $40 Million In New And Repaired Roads

PROVIDENCE, RI - Mayor Angel Taveras today kicked off the second season of Providence's $40 million Road Improvement Project on Moses Brown Street in the Wayland Square neighborhood. "We are excited to resume paving roads throughout Providence for the second season of our $40 million road improvement project," Mayor Taveras said. "We covered a lot of ground last year and anticipate another productive season of road repairs. The Providence Road Improvement project is a long-term investment in jobs and infrastructure, and is immediately improving the quality of life in Rhode Island's capital city." Residents can access a map of completed…
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Carlos M. Diaz To Seek Providence City Council Post In Ward 8

Long time Providence activist Carlos M. Diaz announces today he will seek a position on the Providence City Council representing Ward 8! Diaz, 42 immigrated to the United States from the Dominican Republic in 1983. “Since moving to this great country, I have had to watch my neighborhood continue to deteriorate,” Diaz said. Pointing to high crime and high unemployment, Diaz believes “enough is enough”. Carlos Diaz and his wife (Emilia) reside at 140 Burnett Street in Providence. A 1991 graduate of Central High School he also holds a Bachelor of Science degree from New England Institute of Technology. From his early days as a…
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Influenza Deaths Climb; H3N2 taking toll on elderly

Providence: Thirteen people, most of them in their 80s and 90s, have died from influenza this season, many since the arrival of the H3N2 strain of flu in late March. Rhode Island is also seeing cases of Type B strains recently. There have been 392 hospitalizations, with 40 of those occuring in the last week with a spike in influenza activity, as part of a the late season second wave of influenza disease. “Thirteen Rhode Islanders have died from influenza this season, and the number of hospitalizations due to influenza has increased, with much of the activity occurring in the…
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Raimondo to Honor 41 High School Juniors with Young Leader Award

PROVIDENCE, - Rhode Island General Treasurer Gina M. Raimondo will visit Ximedica to present the Treasury Young Leader Awards on Wednesday, April 16, 2014. The Young Leader Awards are presented to Rhode Island high school juniors who have demonstrated outstanding academic excellence and service to their community. Michael Pereira, Senior Vice President and Head of Technology and Operations at Ximedica, will speak at the ceremony. "I am eager to meet these talented students, who not only excel at their studies but also make meaningful contributions in their communities," Raimondo said. "They truly make me proud and optimistic for the future…
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Nuala Pell Passes Away

Nuala Pell, widow of the late Senator Caiborne Pell and grandmother to gubernatorial candidate, Clay Pell passed away on the morning of April 13, 2014 at Newport Hospital. She was 89 years old. Funeral arrangements are under way and the service will be held next week on April 21 in Newport at Trinity Episcopal Church at 11am. Many people throughout the state have expressed their condolences over her passing and have sent tributes to her. Clay Pell, grandson & gubernatorial candidate: “Our entire family is heartbroken by my grandmother’s passing. She dedicated her life to her family and to the…
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