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City Council Awards $50K to Help Restore Soldiers and Sailors Monument in Kennedy Plaza

(Left to Right: City Council Acting Chief of Staff James Lombardi III, Esq., City Council President Sabina Matos, City Council President Pro Tempore Michael Correia, Providence City Archivist Caleb Horton, City Council Deputy Majority Leader Mary Kay Harris, Project Manager Kat Boots, Downtown Providence Parks Conservancy, and Executive Director of both the Providence Foundation and the Downtown Providence Parks Conservancy.) Providence, RI (January 24, 2018) - Providence City Council President Sabina Matos, Ward 15, today awarded the Downtown Providence Parks Conservancy $50K to help in the restoration of Rhode Island's Soldiers and Sailors Monument located in Kennedy Plaza. The funding…
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Langevin Votes for Bipartisan Funding Package to Reopen Government, Improve Border Security

Legislation contains $ billion in border security related funding and is based on compromises agreed to by Republicans and Democrats last Congress WASHINGTON – Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI) issued the following statement after voting in favor of 648, the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2019, which would reopen government agencies at funding levels based on bipartisan House-Senate agreements negotiated last year. It passed the House of Representatives today by a vote of 234-180. “House Democrats have put yet another option on the table that President Trump can use to end his costly, prolonged shutdown. Senate Republicans rejected the spending bills that they…
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Community

Baker-Polito Administration Awards Grants to Promote Massachusetts Dairy Industry

BOSTON – The Baker-Polito Administration, in conjunction with the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources (MDAR) and the Massachusetts Dairy Promotion Board (MDPB), today awarded six grants totaling $190,067 to projects which seek to advance the image, sales and demand for Massachusetts dairy products. “Massachusetts is home to over 117 family-run dairy farms, and our administration is committed to supporting the efforts and longevity of the state’s important dairy industry,” said Governor Charlie Baker. “The funds awarded by the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources and Massachusetts Dairy Promotion Board will continue to educate consumers about the culinary and economic contributions of dairy farmers.” The MDPB, a nine-member board of state…
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Central Falls opens Warming Center for Residents

CENTRAL FALLS, RI - In an effort to assist city residents braving the bitter cold after Winter Storm Harper, the City of Central Falls has opened a warming center from today, January 21st and tomorrow, January 22nd at the Forand Manor (30 Washington St) and Wilfred Manor (466 Hunt St) from 9am to 8pm. Central Falls residents can get a ride to the warming center by calling the non-emergency number for the police, at (401) 727-7411. In an emergency, call 911.
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Local News

Cranston Police Department Charge Driver After Pedestrian Is Struck In Crosswalk And Listed In Critical Condition

The Cranston Police Department’s Traffic Unit and Bureau of Criminal Identification Unit are continuing to investigate a motor vehicle crash that occurred last night where a pedestrian was struck by a motor vehicle on Park Avenue near the intersection of Elmwood Avenue and is listed in critical, but stable condition. Last night, at approximately 10:39pm, a pedestrian was struck by a vehicle travelling on Park Avenue near the intersection of Elmwood Avenue. The preliminary investigation revealed a 2016 Chevrolet Equinox was travelling eastbound on Park Avenue approaching Elmwood Ave. A pedestrian was on the north side of Elmwood Avenue headed southbound crossing Park Avenue towards the…
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Councilwoman Sabina Matos Elected President of the Providence City Council

Providence, RI (January 7, 2018) - Providence City Councilwoman Sabina Matos, Ward 15, was elected City Council President after today's installation of the 2019-2022 City Councilors. She has the distinction of being the first Latina to hold this seat. Council President Matos began her first term as the Councilwoman for the fifteenth ward in January 2011. During her tenure on the Council, she has served as Council President Pro Tempore from January 2015 until her election as President. She also served as Acting Council President from May 2017 until December 2017. During her tenure she has served on the Councils'…
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LPR News

USHLI to Honor San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz

USHLI is pleased to announce San Juan, Puerto Rico Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz, as the recipient of the 2019 Dolores Huerta Woman of Courage Medallion United States Hispanic Leadership Institute (USHLI) announced San Juan, Puerto Rico Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz, as the recipient of the 2019 Dolores Huerta Woman of Courage Medallion at the Latina Empowerment Breakfast at USHLI’s 37th National Conference. The conference will be held February 14-17, 2019, at the Sheraton Grand Chicago, located at 301 E. North Water Street in Chicago, IL. Mayor Yulín Cruz who earned degrees at Boston University and Carnegie Mellon University returned to Puerto…
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LPR News

US Delegation Arrives in Beijing for Trade Talks

VOA News A trade delegation has arrived in Beijing. The group is in China to hold two days of talks, beginning Monday, focusing on how best to carry out an agreement reached by President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping to postpone new tariff hikes. On December 1, the two leaders agreed to complete talks about technology, intellectual property and cyber theft issues within 90 days, and hold off on new tariffs in the meantime. officials have said that if the talks fail to produce a satisfactory agreement Washington will increase tariffs on $200 billion of Chinese goods from…
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Iowans Prepare for Surge in Presidential Hopeful Visits

VOA News/Teresa Krug DES MOINES, IOWA — The race to challenge President Donald Trump in November 2020 kicked off in earnest Saturday, when the first major Democratic Party hopeful to announce her candidacy visited with voters across Iowa. Bounding onto stage in a packed building in Des Moines’s trendy East Village, Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts waved to the crowd before speaking in a strained voice. The evening appearance came at the end of a four-city tour across the Midwestern state. “Nevertheless, I persisted,” she said, referencing both her marathon day and a favorite rallying cry that brought cheers. Field of candidates…
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Mexico Demands US Investigate Use of Force Against Migrants

VOA News Mexico has formally asked the United States for an "an exhaustive investigation" into a Jan. 1 incident in which agents fired non-lethal weapons into Mexico to stop migrants from breaching the border. In a statement released Thursday, the Mexican Foreign Ministry said it lamented any violent acts along its border and repeated its call for an investigation into a similar incident on Nov. 25. A migrant with his face shaded white after receiving a treatment against tear gas, looks at the border fence as he attempts to get into the side to San Diego, Calif., from Tijuana, Mexico,…
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