Featured

Amica’s 2017 Thanksgiving card features work by East Providence, Rhode Island, artist

LINCOLN, , Nov. 6, 2017 – An oil painting by Shawn Kenney, of East Providence, Rhode Island, graces the cover of Amica Insurance’s annual Thanksgiving card, which has been mailed to nearly 840,000 customers across the country. Kenney’s painting, titled “Getting Ready,” evokes memories of preparing for past Thanksgivings, and the special people gathered around the table. It was unveiled in a short ceremony on Friday (Nov. 3) at Amica’s corporate headquarters, and it will hang in the company’s art gallery with the other paintings featured on the holiday card since 1971. “The Thanksgiving piece had to conjure up what…
Read More »

EPA Provides Brownfields Grants to Woonsocket and Providence, Rhode Island

Providence - The Environmental Protection Agency celebrated the recipients of four Brownfields grants in Rhode Island. This year, Rhode Island entities in Woonsocket received $600,000 for cleanup of brownfield sites, and the City of Providence received $200,000 for an Area Wide Planning grant. ARTech Hub LLC will receive two grants totaling $400,000 for cleanup of hazardous substances on the two lots of the former Woonsocket Rubber Mill Company site at 68 South Main Street in Woonsocket. Both lots were formerly used as a manufacturing facility, retail space, and music and art studios, and have been vacant since 2014. They are…
Read More »
Featured

Mayor Elorza Announces All In: Providence Education Moonshot Summit Summit to be held April 8 in Providence, Rhode Island

PROVIDENCE, RI - Mayor Elorza today joined City Council members, School Board members, representatives from the Nellie Mae Education Foundation (NMEF) and the Harvard Graduate School of Education as well as community members to announce the All In: Providence Education Moonshot Summit. The summit, on April 8, will aim to engage all Providence stakeholders including families, students, teachers, community members and partners to make a citywide commitment to ensuring that all Providence students are successful.   "Providence is All In for education. I believe Providence can have the top urban education system in the country. If we come together as…
Read More »
Featured

Mayor Elorza Opposes Proposed LNG Facility

"The entire world is threatened due to climate change and we must move away from fossil fuels. In Providence, we have set ambitious goals to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and we are leading the way to becoming carbon neutral by 2050. The proposed plant would process liquid natural gas that is extracted through hydraulic fracking, which is devastating to the environment and the surrounding communities. Providence does not want to perpetuate or expand fracking, nor do we want to be burdened by the risks associated with a liquefaction plant in Providence. There are clear energy policy and market signals at…
Read More »
Featured

Curt Schilling says he’ll run for president of the United State in 2024, Rhode Island?

RI - Reporters ask the Governor about Curt Schilling, “So Curt Schilling is in the news again; he said he wants to run for elected office. What is your initial thought on that? Governor responds “He will have to make that decision. Schilling who left Rhode Island taxpayers on the hook for a $75-million state-loan guarantee after his 38 Studios video-game venture went belly-up - decided to make a dig at Rhode Island politics and say we continue to elect corrupt officials, so what would you say or what are your thoughts?” Governor responded, “Well seeing how I am still…
Read More »
Community

Meals on Wheels with Governor Gina Raimondo delivers 18 Millionth Meal

Providence - On Monday Governor Raimondo delivers the 18 millionth meal from Meals on Wheels of Rhode Island with the Executive Director, Heather Amaral and Marlene LeRoy, Director of Development,  to a gentleman residing at St. Elizabeth’s Place in Providence.  The gentleman was accompanied by his granddaughter and great grandchildren, as well as his cat Yo-Yo. The Governor has said “There’s a lot of people in Rhode Island struggling, a lot of seniors who don’t have anybody to look out for them, don’t have anybody to bring them food, so we’ve got to pull together and take care of everybody.” Meals…
Read More »
Community

Governor sign executive order announcing 2016 Bay Day

By Carmen Russo Narragansett, RI - Governor Gina Raimondo signed an executive order Tuesday afternoon at Roger Wheeler State Beach. While barefoot in the sand, Raimondo announced that Sunday July 24 will be 2016 Bay Day, when all state beaches will offer free admission and parking and fishing without a license will be permitted. After this year’s state budget included lowered entry fees, state beaches were filled to capacity. Raimondo hopes that Bay Day will encourage both locals and visitors to take advantage of the state coastline. After the announcement, Raimondo made her way to Boon Street to greet local…
Read More »
Featured

Settlement Ensures Better Protection for Community of Cranston, Rhode Island

BOSTON – The community around a Cranston, freight service center that stores damaged containers of products that may contain hazardous chemicals will be safer as the result of a settlement between the company and the US Environmental Protection Agency. Con-way Freight has agreed to pay a penalty of $42,900 to settle EPA claims that it allegedly violated hazardous waste laws at its facility at 15 Southern Industrial Road in Cranston. EPA alleged that Con-way Freight failed to follow inspection, record-keeping, labeling and training requirements, in violation of the federal Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), as well as federally-authorized state…
Read More »

Estado destina miles para rehabilitar propiedades

Rhode Island - El estado ha destinado $ millones en becas para limpiar propiedades contaminadas y así promover el desarrollo. 14 becas para la preparación de terrenos y proyectos de urbanización les serán otorgadas a municipios, organizaciones sin fines de lucro y privada. La Gobernadora Gina Raimondo dice que a través del proyecto se eliminara en parte el problema con el deterioro urbano
Read More »
Featured

Raimondo’s Statement on Rhode Island’s Unemployment Rate

PROVIDENCE, - Governor Gina M. Raimondo released the following statement on the announcement of the state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate. "Since January, the Rhode Island economy has added over 6,000 jobs. These numbers are encouraging, but we still have a long way to go to create high-wage, high-skill, family-supporting jobs. As we look ahead to 2016, we remain committed to growing our existing companies and attracting new businesses, and helping everyone make it in Rhode Island."
Read More »