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Rep. Grace Diaz Endorses Guillaume De Ramel For Secretary Of State

PROVIDENCE – Representative Grace Diaz (D-Providence) endorsed Aquidneck Island businessman Guillaume De Ramel in his race to become Rhode Island’s next Secretary of State. Rep. Diaz has represented Providence in the General Assembly since her election in 2004, and is the Deputy Majority Leader in the House of Representatives as well as the Vice Chairwoman of the Rhode Island Democratic Party. The endorsement took place during a meet and greet hosted by Rep. Diaz and Providence City Councilwoman Carmen Castillo, an early supporter of Guillaume’s candidacy, at the Colony House Apartments at One Cadillac Drive in South Providence. “I’m asking…
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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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Magnitude 7.5 Earthquake Shakes Mexico

An earthquake of magnitude on the Richter scale has shaken this Friday the surroundings of the city of Tecpan de Galeana, located in the State of Guerrero, in southwestern Mexico, near cities like Acapulco. According to the National Seismological Service of Mexico, the earthquake struck at am, local tim, about 31 kilometers Northwest of Tecpan de Galeana and 10 kilometers in depth. The tremor was felt in Mexico City, as well as in the States of Colima, Jalisco, Veracruz and Michoacan, according to the Mexican daily 'El Universal'. In the Mexican capital have you noticed with special force. "It is shaking", has…
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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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Scottish Independence Would ‘Weaken’ National Security

The promoters of the Scottish independence referendum, as enthusiasts of the so-called right to decide in other latitudes, usually put the emphasis of their political literature in the epic of victimhood and the poetry of a new dawn. But at the Govan Shipyard, located on The River Clyde in Edinburgh, the referendum scheduled for September 18 generates fear and uncertainty. Both facilities are the few who still build boats, thanks to a single client: the British Navy. The British Minister of Defense, Philip Hammond, yesterday reminded in his speech to the employees of a Scottish plant of Thales, another enterprise of Defense which manufactures all the periscopes of the…
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Michael Bloomberg Aims Against the NRA

Michael Bloomberg, 72, who left his post as Mayor of New York last January wants to stand up to one of the most powerful conservative institutions in the country, the National Rifle Association(NRA). Bloomberg, owner of one of the biggest fortunes of in the US, will invest 50 million dollars in pressuring politicians and convince voters of the need to limit access to firearms, as stated in an interview to the New York Times. He will do so through an organization level citizen who will try to counter the influence of the NRA. The initiative has the name of Everytown for Gun Safety and will have women…
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RI State Agencies Promote Tick Bite Prevention as First Line of Defense Against Lyme Disease

Providence: With the tandem of increased outdoor activities and increased tick populations, the Department of Health (HEALTH) has partnered with other state agencies to urge Rhode Islanders to check for tick bites as the first line of prevention against Lyme disease when enjoying and working outdoors. HEALTH, the Departments of Environmental Management (DEM) and Transportation (DOT) are working together to provide Lyme disease and tick bite prevention trainings for seasonal staff and other outdoor workers, and to place education posters at state facilities and public recreation spots, including DEM trailheads, parks, and fishing spots. The URI TickEncounter Resource Center facilitated…
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Investigating the Sinking of the Ferry in South Korea

The coast guard of South Korea said Thursday that it is investigating the details of the last hours of a ferry which sank on Wednesday with hundreds of students on board. Nine people were killed and 287 are missing, while 179 were able to be rescued. Officials could not confirm reports that the crew delayed giving orders to abandon ship and launch the lifeboats. Strong currents have hampered the work of divers. The South Korean President, Park Geun-hye, met with relatives of the missing at a nearby port. The role of captain is not clear. At a police station, he merely…
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