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Reed, Scott Help Kick Off Financial Literacy Month

Senators tout benefits of financial education and teaching students about smart saving, wise investing, and responsible spending WASHINGTON, DC -- In an effort to highlight the importance of financial literacy and teaching things like budget planning and money management in schools, Senators Jack Reed (D-RI) and Tim Scott (R-SC) are introducing legislation recognizing April as Financial Literacy ; Financial literacy is a key component to addressing many long-term challenges faced by American families ; The measure is being cosponsored by leading champions of financial literacy, including Senators: Doug Jones (D-AL), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), Maria Cantwell (D-WA), Cory Booker (D-NJ), Chris Coons…
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After Reed & Collins Urge FHFA to Release Affordable Housing Funds, Over $376.7 Million in Delayed Payments Finally Come Through

RI will receive at least $3 million in federal affordable housing funds this year as a result of Reed’s efforts WASHINGTON, DC – After a month long delay in the transfer of mandatory funding to two affordable housing funds, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) today announced it is providing payments of $ million to the Housing Trust Fund (HTF) and $ million to the Capital Magnet Fund (CMF) pursuant to the bipartisan Housing and Economic Recovery Act of ; Senator Jack Reed, who led the effort to establish the HTF and the CMF, and who is a senior member of…
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Education

RWU’s University College to Recognize Saint Raphael Academy as a STEAM Academy

Catholic school in Pawtucket becomes first high school in to complete training through RWU’s Center for Workforce & Professional Development PROVIDENCE, , April 3, 2019 ­– After studying Shakespeare’s “Romeo & Juliet,” Saint Raphael Academy students recreated the masquerade ball, listening to Elizabethan music and learning Elizabethan dance. After researching Mexican culture, they used 3D printers to create fantastical creatures, called alebrijes, seen in the movie “Coco.” And after reading Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein,” they delved into moral and ethical questions raised by scientific advancements, creating political cartoons and mixed-media collages to explore those ideas. For those reasons and others, University College at Roger…
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DMV adds driver’s license road tests to Woonsocket branch services

Additional test site more convenient for northern Rhode Island residents; visit to schedule your test at our new office CRANSTON, – Division of Motor Vehicles is expanding the locations for its driver’s license road tests today with a new test site in Woonsocket. Applicants holding a driving permit can now schedule their required road test to be taken at our new branch office, located at 2000 Diamond Hill Road, Woonsocket. The new test site, conveniently located near the Cumberland-Woonsocket border, is the latest operational improvement program unveiled by the DMV. Driver’s license applicants can secure a reservation at
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Additional Sexual Assault and Child Molestation Charges Filed Against Former Boy Scout Camp Assistant Chaplain

James Glawson is charged with first-degree sexual assault, first-degree child molestation and second-degree child molestation after additional victims came forward during the ongoing investigation. Colonel James M. Manni, Superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police and Director of the Department of Public Safety, announces that three additional sexual assault and child molestation charges have been filed against a former assistant Catholic chaplain at a Boy Scout summer camp. James Glawson, age 74, of 101 Widow Sweets Road, Exeter, today was charged with: First-degree sexual assaultFirst-degree child molestationSecond-degree child molestation Mr. Glawson will continue to be held without bail at the…
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Education

UMass Dartmouth professor receives federal grant to continue veteran education program

A grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities allows Professor Mark Santow to offer opportunities for veteran educational attainment The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) recently announced that the Clemente Course in the Humanities is among its 2019 grant recipients, awarding two grants totaling $198,930 to expand its work in the NEH Dialogues on the Experience of War initiative. One grant, for approximately $99,000, will establish a two-year Clemente Veterans’ Initiative (CVI) program in Providence run by UMass Dartmouth Professor Mark Santow (History), in partnership with Trinity Reparatory Company, University of Rhode Island’s College of Arts and Science,…
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Support Grows for 911 Fee Reform

STATE HOUSE -- Representative John W. Lyle Jr. (District – 46 Lincoln, Pawtucket) and Representative Nardone (District – 28 Coventry) are pleased to put forward legislation to reform the 911 fees. The proposed bill (5433) would create a restricted receipt account for all 911 funds collected by telephone service providers on land lines and cell phones, both contract and prepaid. The bill would also require all 911 funds to be used solely for the operation of the 911 system and would authorize the PUC to reduce 911 surcharges if they exceed the sums needed to operate the system. Annually, Rhode…
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Central Falls Violent Crime Rate Lowest In 25 Years With Large Declines Seen Over Past 3 Years

Community policing, community partnerships, police department improvements, and mayoral leadership all credited with reductions in city’s violent crime rate and other crime statistics. CENTRAL FALLS, – According to newly released Uniform Crime Report (UCR) data, in 2018 the City of Central Falls experienced its lowest violent crime rate in 25 ; Over the past three years, the City’s violent crime rate has decreased by 16% in 2016, 23% in 2017, and 14% in ; These declines continue an overall downward trend in violent crime over the past 25 years (see chart below).  “There is nothing more foundational to the comeback…
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News

Trump califica de “corruptos” a líderes de Puerto Rico por recuperación tras huracán

Voz de América El presidente de Estados Unidos, Donald Trump, ha criticado a Puerto Rico, un estado libre asociado, y sostiene que sus líderes son incompetentes, tontos y corruptos en la supervisión de su recuperación de dos devastadores huracanes en 2017. Trump se quejó el martes de que la isla caribeña está recibiendo millones de dólares en asistencia gubernamental para ayudarla a reconstruirse a partir de los huracanes Irma y María, éste último habría causado casi muertos, aunque la cifra de ayuda es una proyección de 20 años. Se han gastado alrededor de millones de dólares en la isla de…
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Trump Assails Puerto Rican Leaders for ‘Corrupt’ Hurricane Recovery

VOA NEWS - Ken Bredemeier FILE - President Donald Trump talks with Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rossello (L) in a hangar at Muniz Air National Guard Base in Carolina, Puerto Rico, Oct. 3, 2017. WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is lashing out at the country's territory of Puerto Rico, contending that its leaders are incompetent, foolish and corrupt in overseeing its recovery from two devastating 2017 hurricanes. Trump complained Tuesday that the Caribbean island is getting $91 billion in government assistance to help it rebuild from hurricanes Irma and the more powerful Maria, which may have killed nearly 3,000 people,…
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