Providence, RI Ranks 71 on New List of 100 U.S. Cities w/ Highest Home Fire Risk

The Hartford Home Fire Index Identifies 100 Cities With Highest Fire Risk * Company marks 70th anniversary of its Junior Fire Marshal(r) program with $2 million donation and commitment to educate million children about fire prevention and safety in the 100 cities * Since 1947, more than 110 million children deputized as Junior Fire Marshals; such notable people as Ron Howard, Dick Van Dyke and Ronald Reagan helped to recognize children who participated in the program HARTFORD, (BUSINESS WIRE)--The Hartford released its ranking of the 100 cities with the highest home fire risk. According to The Hartford Home Fire Index,…
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Providence Schools Registration Center Extends Hours

Providence, - The Providence Public School District has extended the hours of its Student Registration and Placement Center, 325 Ocean St., Providence, between now and Sept. 10 to accommodate the annual influx of new school registrations. The extended hours are as follows: * Mondays - Thursdays, Aug. 1 - Sept. 8: 7 AM - 4:30 PM (closed on holidays) * Fridays, Aug. 5 - Sept. 9: 8 AM - 3:30 PM * Saturdays, Aug. 13 - 27 and Sept. 10: 8:30 - 11:30 AM Before visiting the registration center, parents and guardians are encouraged to download and fill out a…
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Neighborhood Block Party Wednesday Night

The Providence Children's Initiative, a program of non-profit Family Service of Rhode Island, is holding a neighborhood block party Wednesday, July 27, 5 to 7:30 at Harriet & Sayles Park, 375 Sayles Street, Providence, 02905. (Directions here). The event's goal is to promote community connections among residents, provide a venue for local performers, connect families with resources, and conduct outreach for the Providence Children's Initiative to increase community involvement with school and neighborhood transformation efforts. The Providence Children's Initiative, created by Family Service of Rhode Island in 2010, seeks to revitalize Lower South Providence by partnering with residents, schools, community…
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Juntas de Vecinos para reportar el crimen

Por Marino Báez PROVIDENCE - El Alcalde de la ciudad de Providence, Jorge Elorza, el Comisionado de la Policia Steven Paré y el Jefe de la Policía, Hugh T. Clements, anunciaron a través de la Asociación de Vencindarios West Broadway, la expansión del Programa de Vigilancia en los Barrios de Providence, a fin de contribuir a contrarrestar la criminalidad. Elorza afirmó que su prioridad al frente de la alcaldía está dirigida a garantizar la seguridad para proteger a los ciudadanos y visitantes que frecuentan la ciudad de Providence. El Alcalde exhortó a los ciudadanos a enfocarse en formar los grupos,…
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Providence Elementary School Receives $20,000 ‘Play 60’ Grant from New England Patriots

PROVIDENCE, RI – Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza joined Patriots Chairman and CEO Robert Kraft, Rhode Island Dairy Farmer Melissa Breene Jordan, and Brandon King of the New England Patriots as George J. West Elementary Schools was awarded a $10,000 ‘Hometown Grant’ in partnership with the NFL and the Rhode Island Dairy Farm Families as well as an additional $10,000 match from Robert Kraft and the Patriots organization.   “This contribution from the New England Patriots and Rhode Island Dairy Farm Families will help provide much needed programming for the students at George J. West Elementary School,” said Mayor Elorza. “Our students…
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Driver Comes Forward In Fatal Hit-and-Run

Providence, RI – On December 9, 2015 at approximately 17:08 hours, Providence Police responded to the area of Mount Pleasant Avenue and Cathedral Avenue for a report of a pedestrian struck. The vehicle had been operating northerly on Mount Pleasant Avenue when it struck the pedestrian before fleeing the scene.   At approximately 18:40 hours, a female by the name of Tarchae Powell (age 19) of Providence, Rhode Island walked into Providence Police Headquarters to report that she was driving the vehicle that fled from the scene after striking the pedestrian on Mount Pleasant Avenue.   Powell was later charged…
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Hombre se declara culpable en incidente con la policia

Rhode Island - En Providence, Trenton Keith de 21 años el hombre de Providence quien fue atropellado por un auto patrulla cuando supuestamente amenazaba  con una pistola a los policías se declaró culpable a seis cargos incluido uno mayor por  agresión.   Keith ha estado detenido sin fianza desde su arresto en Junio pasado.  El será sentenciado el 24 de Febrero
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Maestros de Providence tienen nuevo contrato

Rhode Island - Los maestros de Providence tienen un nuevo contrato laboral con aumento de sueldo en los próximos tres años y con una cláusula que dicta que los despidos deben de basarse en la antigüedad, todo un triunfo para el sindicato.   El Alcalde de Providence Jorge Elorza dijo al respecto “Nuestros maestros son socios esenciales en asegurar el futuro de nuestra ciudad y este contrato es una manera de asegurarnos que nuestros maestros tendrán los recursos y la estabilidad para que las escuelas públicas de Providence avancen”.  El contrato que incluye el año escolar 2016-2017 aumenta también el poder de…
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Latino Public Radio transmitio en vivo desde Providence y Central Falls

Rhode Island - Latino Public Radio transmitió en vivo dos importantes eventos en el estado.  El sábado en la Pista de Patinaje de Alex and Oni en Providence se realizó la ceremonia que marca el inicio de la temporada navideña con el tradicional encendido del Árbol.  El Alcalde Jorge Elorza fue el anfitrión y estuvo acompañado de los Concejales.  Mientras que el domingo por la tarde,  estuvimos en Central Falls, con el Alcalde James Diossa, el Senador Jack Reed y el Congresista David Cicilline para el encendido del Árbol de Navidad, actividad en la que participaron cientos de personas.
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