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Former US President Jimmy Carter Reaches Historic Milestone

VOA NEWS-Kane Farabaugh PLAINS, GA. — The early risers who managed to get to the front of the line on this dark and unseasonably cold Sunday morning in southern Georgia are the lucky ones. They will have the opportunity to warm up while sitting in the sanctuary of Maranatha Baptist Church on the outskirts of the town of Plains. This is the church where former President Jimmy Carter has been praying and teaching for decades, and he attracts the faithful and the curious from down the street and around the world. Those who arrived late will have to take a seat…
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Policía: sospechoso de robado en Twin River

La policía arrestó a un hombre que, según dicen, robó a un anciano en el casino Twin River el jueves por la tarde. La policía dijo que Richard Settipane, de North Reading, Massachusetts, estaba sentado en una máquina de juego cerca de la víctima, un hombre de 80 años, cuando le pidió un cigarrillo. Settipane luego tomó con fuerza el dinero de la mano del hombre y, durante el incidente, la policía dijo que la víctima cayó y se golpeó la cabeza contra la máquina de juego. La policía dijo que Settipane salió corriendo con aproximadamente $ 600 en efectivo,…
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City Council President Sabina Matos Announces Chief of Staff

Providence, RI (March 21, 2019) – Providence City Council President Sabina Matos has appointed Erlin Rogel, as the Council’s Chief of Staff effective Monday, March 25, 2019.  “Since my election as Council President in January I have worked to build-out the Council office so that we can offer our constituents the highest level of service and Erlin is the capstone,” stated Council President Sabina Matos. “I have known Erlin for many years through his different community roles, and believe that his experience and skill set make him an excellent choice to fill this very important role. I look forward to working…
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Providence man sentenced to life for murder

Attorney General Peter F. Neronha announced that Fredi Lopez (age 35) was sentenced yesterday before Superior Court Justice Joseph A. Montalbano to a life sentence at the ACI after pleading guilty to a charge of second-degree murder, stemming from a 2016 incident that claimed the life of Andres Arguijo Acosta. Lopez had pleaded guilty to second-degree murder on January 2, 2019. Had the case proceeded to trial, the State was prepared to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that, on July 30, 2016 at approximately 4:30 , Lopez entered the home of his former girlfriend at 149 Alverson Street in Providence.…
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Reed Backs Marines’ Assessment: Trump’s Border Strategy is Undermining U.S. Military’s Combat Readiness

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the Los Angeles Times published a frank memo from the Marine Corps Commandant warning the Pentagon that deployments to the southwest border and the diversion of Department of Defense funding to President Trump’s border wall rather than Marine Corps priorities, among other unexpected demands, have posed “unacceptable risk to Marine Corps combat readiness and solvency.” Senator Jack Reed (D-RI), Ranking Member of the Armed Services Committee, issued the following statement: “President Trump has ignored the facts, ignored the experts, and ignored a big bipartisan vote against his views on boarder ; I hope he doesn’t try to ignore this…
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Community

International Space Station sends “Good Night Lights” from space to kids at Hasbro Children’s Hospital in RI

On On Wednesday, March 27 @ 8 (just before Good Night Lights kicks off @ 8:30 ) there will be a gathering of Hasbro Children’s Hospital patients in Providence, RI, for a first-time viewing of a Good Night Lights greeting from NASA astronaut Anne McClain while aboard the International Space Station flying 250 miles above earth. Created by Hasbro Children’s cartoonist and volunteer Steve Brosnihan, Good Night Lights is a fast-growing group of local organizations and businesses who stop to send flashing light signals to Hasbro Children’s patients every night at 8:30 to say they’re thought of. In response, patients…
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Education

Rhode Island Student Voices at the Center of Annual State of Education Event

Students and Families Share Perspectives on Education PROVIDENCE, – Commissioner of Elementary and Secondary Education Ken Wagner will host the annual State of Education address on Monday, March 25, at Edward R. Martin Middle School in East Providence. This year, Wagner and the Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE) have extended the format to put student and family voices even more at the center. This year's event will feature both student and parent speakers, a student showcase, and a student-led question and answer session on the issues that matter to young people in Rhode Island. With a theme of "Shared Responsibility,"…
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Entertainment

EL MERENGUE DE “LA TAÑON” Y EL REGGAETON DE J. ALVAREZ SE UNEN EN “QUE FLUYA”

OLGA TAÑON Y J. ALVAREZ SE UNIRAN EN EL ESCENARIO DE LA NOCHE DE PREMIOS TU MUSICA URBANO 2019 Miami, Florida | La estrella internacional del merengue y del género tropical Olga Tañón, se une al reconocido intérprete del género urbano J Álvarez, para darle vida al sencillo “Que f Fluya”, el cual tendrá su lanzamiento el 20 de marzo. “La mujer de fuego” Olga Tañón, deja una vez más en claro su vigencia y versatilidad como artista al unirse a uno de los grandes intérpretes del género urbano J Álvarez, en un tema que “nace” de la composición de…
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Art & Life

State Arts Council Hosts 21st Annual Show of Art by Inmates at ACI at State Gallery

Providence, RI - “Art has helped me to see who I really am inside…” begins a statement from a former inmate at the Adult Correctional Institution (ACI) in Cranston.  The artistic expressions of current inmates at the ACI are on display from March 18 through May 4 at the Atrium Gallery at One Capitol Hill, a gallery space managed by the State Arts Council in the State’s Main Administration Building across from the Rhode Island State House. This is the twenty-first annual exhibit of “Arts in Corrections”, a show featuring works of art by adults incarcerated at the ; This…
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Pawtucket Employees Receive Diversity Training

Pawtucket – The City of Pawtucket has announced that all employees have undergone trainings to further support them in assisting the residents that they serve. All City Hall, School Department, Police, and Fire personnel have all underwent trainings in this calendar year. “It is important that all of our employees receive diversity and inclusion training in order to provide the greatest possible customer services to all of the residents of this diverse community,” said Mayor Donald R. Grebien. “The City will continue refreshing and training our employee as we continue to foster a welcoming environment for all of our residents.” All…
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