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Providence Municipal Courts to Tentatively Reopen on Monday, April 20, 2020

PROVIDENCE, RI (March 25, 2020)...Chief Judge Frank Caprio announced today that the Providence Municipal Courts will tentatively reopen on Monday, April 20, you have a trial date to appear before the Municipal Court during the closure, you will receive a new summons in the coming you have a fine to pay you can do so online. The Public Safety Complex remains closed due to COVID-19 until further this closure, City Council President Sabina Matos has instructed the Courts to stop all "Booting" of vehicles in providence, to stop all collections proceedings, and stop all doubling and tripling of fines until further…
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Providence Police seeking to ID

Providence Police are seeking assistance from the public regarding the breaking and entering that occurred at the Champs Sports in the Providence Place Mall on March 22nd at approximately 1649 hours. Anyone with information regarding this incident or the subjects in the photos attached are asked to please contact Detective Troy Lambert at (401) 243-6330 or
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Governor, RIDOH Provide Updates on State Actions During COVID-19 Crisis

17 additional cases of COVID-19 in Rhode Island Governor Gina M. Raimondo today made several announcements about the state’s response to the COVID-19 public health crisis. Groups: Today the Governor reiterated that Rhode Islanders should avoid any non-essential gathering, and no gatherings should have more than 10 people. This is more than a guideline – it is a public health directive that is critical to keep Rhode Islanders ;Businesses: The Governor signed an Executive Order today directing all recreation and entertainment facilities to close their in-person operations. This includes theaters, cinemas, sporting events, bowling alleys and others. The Executive Order will also…
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Community

The American Red Cross is helping four people after a fire Sunday in Smithfield

SMITHFIELD, RI (March 22, 2019) – The American Red Cross is helping one family – four adults– no children after a fire today on Walnut Lane, ;The Red Cross provided assistance to meet the family’s immediate needs. Responders included: Jamie Lynch, Steven Pechie, Serge Mckenna and Amy Rodenbaugh. The Red Cross is also providing comfort kits containing personal care items such as toothbrushes, deodorant; shaving supplies and other items a resident might need when suddenly displaced from their home by a fire. In addition, a recovery envelope containing information helpful to families recovering from a fire, including tips on cleanup; notification of important contacts; dealing with damaged items and more was…
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Yard Waste Collection to Begin Early in Pawtucket

Pawtucket –Due to a lighter winter and extra time for yard work while social distancing, Mayor Donald R. Grebien and the Pawtucket City Council have announced that yard waste collection will begin a week earlier on Monday, March 22, 2020. Residents are asked to place leaf bags out on their normal trash pickup day. “Everyone wants to keep our neighborhood and property clean and beautiful,” said Mayor Grebien. “We have heard from residents that they have spent the last few days, due to the pandemic, taking care of their yards. I thank the City Council and vendor MTG Disposal for working…
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Updated Amtrak Services

While Amtrak continues to operate across the nation, we have adjusted some services due to significantly reduced demand in key markets. The most up-to-date schedules are available when booking your trip on and in the mobile app. Service modifications are as follows: Operating on a reduced schedule: Northeast Corridor: Operating Northeast Regional trains only, at 40% of normal service levelsAdirondack (New York – Montreal): No service north of AlbanyAmtrak Cascades (Eugene – Vancouver, ): No service north of SeattleAmtrak Hartford Line (New Haven, Conn. – Springfield, Mass.)Amtrak Thruway Bus routesCapitol Corridor (San Jose – Sacramento)Downeaster (Boston – Brunswick, Maine)Empire Service (New York – Niagara Falls)Ethan Allen Express (New York…
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Statement from Council President Sabina Matos

Like so many others in Rhode Island and around the world COVID-19 has touched my have learned that a relative has tested positive for the virus and is being treated in a local hospital; and following the direction of our family physician, my family is self-isolating for the next 14 days. We have no symptoms, and are healthy. We are doing this for the safety of our friends, family, and the community - and because it can help stop the spread of the will continue to work and conduct the City's business remotely like so many others in our state…
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NY City Offers Guidelines for Lovers in the Age of Coronavirus

VOA News By Margaret Besheer NEW YORK - With million residents cooped up at home indefinitely, New York City’s health department has offered graphic guidance on safe sex practices during the coronavirus pandemic. “You are your safest sex partner,” the 2-page document says. It then encourages individuals to wash their hands and any pleasure devices they may use. The city advises that other than masturbation, “the next safest partner is someone you live with.” But urges you to “skip sex if you or your partner is not feeling well.” Health officials warn that kissing – which involves saliva -- can quickly…
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What’s Next After Self-Isolation? Expert Outlines Our Coronavirus Future

VOA News By Ardita Dunellari As major cities in the United States and around the world roll out strict measures to control the spread of coronavirus, public health experts warn that a couple of weeks of self-isolation will not solve the problem and say the public needs to prepare for extended restrictions in response to the disease. Dr. Jennifer Nuzzo, an epidemiologist with the Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health in Baltimore, explained the efforts to VOA as an attempt to buy time for an overwhelmed public health system. “We're trying to reduce the number of people who become sick…
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California Residents, Ordered to Stay Home to Curb Coronavirus, Cope

VOA News By Elizabeth Lee LOS ANGELES - California Gov. Gavin Newsom issued an order Thursday night for all residents in the most populous state in the to stay home until further ; In Los Angeles, a city infamous for its congested roads, traffic is now light. Playgrounds are empty, and restaurants are only open for takeout and ; With the new order, dine-in restaurants, entertainment venues, health clubs and public events will have to close. Only essential services, such as gas stations, grocery stores, pharmacies, laundromats and banks will remain open.   “Eerie, it's eerie out there,” Shoenberg, a Los…
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