Congressional Delegation Joins Unpaid Federal Employees to Call for End to Trump Shutdown

Hundreds of federal employees in Rhode Island have gone without pay since the shutdown began even as they perform critical services   WARWICK, —  Congressmen Jim Langevin and David Cicilline and Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse joined federal employees at Green Airport today to call on President Trump to immediately reopen the federal government. Since the shutdown began 24 days ago, an estimated 800,000 federal workers — including hundreds of TSA agents and air traffic controllers at Green — have either been furloughed or required to work without a paycheck.   “We rely on TSA agents and air traffic controllers…
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Councilwoman Jo-Ann Ryan Has Been Named Majority Leader of the Providence City Council

First time in Providence's history that the City Council will have both a female President and Majority Leader Providence, RI (January 7, 2018) - Providence City Councilwoman Jo-Ann Ryan, Ward Five, was elected by her peers as Majority Leader for the 2019-2023 term. Ryan will be the first woman to hold this senior leadership position. Majority Leader Ryan was first elected to represent the fifth ward in 2014. During her time on the Council, she has served as the Council's first Majority Whip and served on the Committee on Finance; Committee on Ordinances; Committee on Public Works; Committee on Public…
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Rhode Island Foundation awards $480,000 in grants for animal welfare

Podcast grants for animal welfare PROVIDENCE, RI (Nov. 16, 2018) – The Rhode Island Foundation announced today that nearly two dozen animal welfare programs across the state will share nearly $480,000 in grants. The grants will fund low-cost vet care for the pets of needy owners, raptor rehabilitation and a coyote education campaign among other programs. “The generosity of our donors and the commitment of our partners are expanding humane education, increasing awareness and improving the quality of animal care in Rhode Island,” said Adrian Bonéy, who oversees the Foundation’s Program for Animal Welfare (PAW). “Their work is producing new approaches…
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Voters deliver major wins for students, public education in 2018 midterm elections

#RedForEd movement and historic educator activism make 2018 the ‘Year of the Educator’ WASHINGTON — Nicknamed by observers and political pundits as the “Year of the Educator,” the 2018 midterm election results mark a major victory for students and serve as a mandate for real change in our public education system. Harnessing the momentum of the historic #RedForEd movement, with a surge of educators on the ballot and historic educator activism, the National Education Association and its affiliates helped to elect leaders that are positioned to shift the balance of power in state capitals and the Congress, where victories will add a critical…
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DNC on Taking Back the House of Representatives

DNC Chair Tom Perez issued the following statement after Democrats took back the House:   “The Democratic Party is back.   “Nothing is more powerful than the voice of the American people, and they spoke out loud and clear: Donald Trump does not stand for our values, the Republican Party has failed to hold him accountable, and it’s time for bold Democratic leadership in Washington.   “We won back the House because our candidates had a clear message for working families and refused to let Trump and the GOP distract us from the issues that matter most. Democrats believe that…
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Rhode Island Foundation anuncia subvenciones por $3.6 millones para reducir enfermedades crónicas y disparidades de salud

El financiamiento está dirigido a los residentes de Central Falls, Pawtucket y Providence, entre otros lugares PROVIDENCE, RI (19 de Octubre, 2018) – Los residentes de Central Falls, Pawtucket y Providence se beneficiarán de los $ millones en subvenciones otorgadas por la fundación Rhode Island Foundation para ayudar a reducir las enfermedades crónicas y las disparidades de salud. “Aproximadamente el 75% del estado de salud de una persona está condicionado por factores sociales, económicos y ambientales relacionados con el lugar donde vive. Es más probable que las personas lleven una vida saludable si forman parte de una comunidad que promueve la salud…
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Rhode Island Foundation announces $3.6 million in grants to reduce high rates of illness, chronic disease, health disparities

Funding targets residents of Central Falls, Newport, Pawtucket, Providence, South County, West Warwick and Woonsocket PROVIDENCE, RI (Oct. 19, 2018)  – The Rhode Island Foundation today announced that it has awarded $ million in grants to reduce chronic disease and health disparities in more than a dozen cities and towns. “Roughly 75 percent of your health status is influenced by social, economic and environmental factors related to where you live. Living a healthy life is more likely when you are part of a community that promotes health and healthy choices,” said Neil D. Steinberg, the Foundation’s president and CEO. The six nonprofit organizations…
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Fall River Mayor Arrested for Scheme to Defraud Investors

Defendant used investor funds to pay for lavish lifestyle, political campaign and student loans BOSTON – Jasiel F. Correia II, the Mayor of Fall River, was arrested this morning and charged with wire and tax fraud in connection with a multi-year investment fraud scheme. Correia, 26, was indicted on nine counts of wire fraud and four counts of filing false tax returns. Correia was arrested this morning and will appear in federal court in Boston this afternoon. As alleged in the indictment, in 2012, Correia founded SnoOwl, an app designed to connect local businesses with their target consumer market. In…
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