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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Rhode Island State Police Arrests 15 Individuals for DUI over Holiday Weekend

Colonel Ann C. Assumpico, Superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police and Director of Department of Public Safety, announces that 15 individuals were arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs over the holiday weekend. The arrests stemmed from several motor vehicle crashes and/or motor vehicle stops. No serious injuries were reported. “Anyone who chooses to drive under the influence of alcohol or drugs poses a tremendous risk to everyone on our roads,” Colonel Assumpico said. “We are fortunate that no deaths or serious injuries resulted from the alleged actions of these individuals. We hope these arrests send…
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Rep. Lancia fights on for Tax Exemptions

State Representative Robert B. Lancia (District 16 Cranston) continues to call for the State to end the unfair taxation of items used in funeral rituals, despite the unwarranted refusal of House Speaker Nicholas Mattiello to allow passage of Lancia’s bipartisan bill.   “This is yet one more example of unfairly taxing the people of this state,” said Lancia.  “Unnecessary taxes should absolutely not be an issue for grieving families!”   During this year's legislative session Rep. Lancia introduced H-8314to add items like urns and prayer cards to the list of already-exempted items like coffins, caskets, and burial garments.   Although…
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FUNG AND TRILLO FAIL SMALL BUSINESSES, PUT JOBS AT RISK

PROVIDENCE, RI - This evening, Governor Raimondo will attend a graduation ceremony for 10,000 Small Businesses, an innovative program she’s brought to Rhode Island that has helped more than 200 Rhode Island small business owners create jobs and economic opportunity by providing greater access to education, capital and business support services. Since taking office, Governor Raimondo has created a number of initiatives through her Commerce Department to strengthen Rhode Island’s small business environment.   Despite proven results, Allan Fung and Joe Trillo have both promised to gut Governor Raimondo’s successful economic development programs, including the small business loan programs and…
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With First-Ever Endorsement, Rhode Island’s Manufacturers Back Raimondo

NORTH SMITHFIELD, RI – The Rhode Island Manufacturers Association (RIMA) released a statement today announcing the organization’s first-ever endorsement of a political candidate, throwing their weight behind the re-election effort of Governor Gina Raimondo. A non-partisan business advocacy organization, RIMA cited the Governor’s track record of support for pro-manufacturing initiatives and policies and her success in helping to reinvigorate Rhode Island’s manufacturing sector as the reason for their endorsement. In particular, they noted the Governor’s inclusion of bold manufacturing initiatives in her annual budgets and her leadership on increasing funding at Davies Career and Technical High School; revamping workforce development through the creation of the Real Jobs…
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Nordstrom to Close Store at Providence Place

Providence, RI (October 9, 2018) – Nordstrom today announced plans to close its full-line store at Providence Place in Providence, Rhode Island. Originally opened in August 1999, the store will serve customers through Friday, January 4, 2019. "The decision to close a store is always a tough one for us because we know it impacts both our customers and our employees," said Jamie Nordstrom, president of Nordstrom stores. "We've been fortunate to serve customers here for nearly 20 years and have built meaningful relationships with our customers and community in that time. "We look at our business market-by-market to understand where…
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