New Format at Community Meetings to Promote Public Engagement

First meeting to be held on April 4th, at 6:00 pm at Baldwin School Pawtucket In an effort to promote more resident engagement, Mayor Grebien has announced a revised format to the community meetings taking place this year. The first of the series will be held on Thursday, April 4th at 6:00 pm at Baldwin School. “We want to increase public engagement as we go out into the community,” said Mayor Donald R. Grebien. “There is a great opportunity to have a two way dialogue. The new format will allow us to listen to our residents and have real conversations…
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US on Track for Another Year of Low Refugee Arrivals

VOA NEWS - Victoria Macchi FILE - A man who only gave his first name as Ariel, of Honduras, receives an image of Saint Jude from a woman before crossing into the United States to begin his asylum case after being returned to Mexico, March 19, 2019, in Tijuana, Mexico. Midway through the fiscal year, the United States is on track to resettle one of the lowest numbers of refugees in the program's history. From the beginning of October until the end of March, 12,151 refugees came to the primarily from three countries: Democratic Republic of Congo (48 percent), Burma…
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House Democrats Move to Subpoena Mueller Report

PHOTO:Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) speaks during a markup hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, March 26, 2019.  VOA NEWS - Ken Bredemeier The majority Democrats on a House of Representatives committee are moving this week to subpoena the full report from special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation of Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election and five former White House officials. The House Judiciary Committee had called for full disclosure by Tuesday of the nearly 400-page report and its underlying evidence. Attorney General William Barr said last week that he would release the report by…
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Cranston Police Investigating a Crash That Injured Three Occupants Including a 10-Year-Old Passenger

Colonel Michael J. Winquist, Chief of the Cranston Police Department, announces that the department’s Traffic Division is investigating a single car crash that occurred on March 31, 2019, at approximately 8:45 ; The crashoccurred on Olney Arnold Road in the area of Oakridge Drive. A vehicle described as 2018 Nissan Altima with three occupants, including a ten-year-old boy seated in the rear of the vehicle, was traveling westbound on Olney Arnold ; A preliminary investigation reveals that the vehicle approached a slight curve in the road that veered to the left and was unable to maintain control. The vehicle went…
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Education

New England Institute of Technology and the Rhode Island Department of Health to Collaborate on Public Health Issues

East Greenwich, RI – Dr. Douglas H. Sherman, Senior Vice President and Provost at New England Institute of Technology (NEIT), announced that the university and the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) will collaborate in the training of undergraduate, graduate and professional degree students in a wide range of disciplines to help improve public health for all Rhode Island residents. The goal of NEIT and RIDOH is to ensure the next generation of professionals will improve public health for a positive impact on society. This affiliation between NEIT and RIDOH will help advance health-related activities such as: Outreach collaborations to…
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Community

C‑SPAN TO VISIT NARRAGANSETT AND PROVIDENCE ON APRIL 3 TO HONOR STUDENTCAM DOCUMENTARY WINNERS

National winners from Narragansett High School and Trinity Academy for the Performing Arts to be honored in ceremony, in partnership with Cox Communications WASHINGTON (April 1, 2019) – C‑SPAN and Cox Communications will visit Narragansett High School and Trinity Academy for the Performing Arts on April 3rd to honor local winners for C‑SPAN’s annual student video documentary competition, ;During the visit, C‑SPAN will present a StudentCam certificate of merit to the students during a ceremony of classmates, teachers, family members and elected officials to recognize their winning achievements in the national competition. The winning videos will also be viewed during the congratulatory events. Each…
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Ahead of National Service Recognition Day, Reed, Larson, Coons, Duckworth & Members of Congress Call for ACTION to Expand Opportunities for National Service

WASHINGTON, DC – In an effort to tackle national priorities and help young Americans strengthen their communities and our nation while reducing the burden of student debt, Senator Jack Reed (D-RI) and Representative John B. Larson (D-CT) are leading the charge to expand and promote national service opportunities and help make college more affordable. Reed and Larson, along with Senators Chris Coons (D-DE) and Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) and Congressmen Joe Kennedy III (D-MA), are teaming up to offer the America’s Call To Improve Opportunities Now (ACTION) for National Service ; This legislation would increase opportunities for service across the country and…
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MAYOR LISA BALDELLI-HUNT’S CONTINUED MISSION TO REDUCE BLIGHT AND DENSITY CITYWIDE

WOONSOCKET, RI: A city-owned vacant residence that previously housed two apartments located at 176 River Street is set for demolition Tuesday which will restore an additional acres or 2,309 sq. feet of open space along the Blackstone River. “Steadfastly removing blight and density from our City streets is essential to improving the overall quality of life for all Woonsocket residents," said Mayor Lisa Baldelli-Hunt. “We have to continue to eliminate unsightly houses along residential roads. This particular property abuts the future segment of the Blackstone River Bikeway that will connect the Cold Spring Park segment to Market Square downtown.” The…
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Education

CVS Health and RWU Partner on Professional Development Program to Support Diverse Suppliers

PROVIDENCE, , April 1, 2019 ­­– As part of its commitment to support the development of diverse business leaders, CVS Health is partnering with University College at Roger Williams University on a customized professional development program – CVS Health: Executive Learning Series for Diverse Suppliers. The training program, now in its fifth year, will help diverse vendors gain critical management skills that allow them to expand their partnerships with CVS Health and drive their companies’ success in areas such as marketing, finance and human resources. Supplier diversity is critical to CVS Health’s purpose of helping people on their path to better health. The company…
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Cicilline Statement on U.S. Halting F-35 Sales to Turkey

WASHINGTON – Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC) Chair David N. Cicilline (RI-01), who introduced bipartisan legislation last year to stop further sales of F-35 joint strike fighters to Turkey, issued the following statement today: “Erdogan is a brutal thug. Under his leadership, Turkey has moved further and further away from the democratic values that have formed the basis of the modern Turkey relationship. I’m pleased to learn that we are taking this commonsense step to ensure the integrity of our American military systems . This step should have been taken a long time ago as President Erdogan spearheaded efforts to…
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