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Dining Out for Life® on Thursday, April 30

The recent public health emergency due to HIV infections in Indiana is a reminder that HIV and AIDS are still a threat. “HIV cases have been rising in Rhode Island, we must remember,” said AIDS Project RI executive director Stephen Hourahan.  “We’re not facing what Indiana is facing, but we need to be vigilant.  People need to get tested for HIV, practice safe sex, and take other steps to help the state reach its goal of zero new HIV infections.”  HIV is the virus that can lead to AIDS. Funding testing programs and services is also key, and one way…
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Celebrating Dominican Republic Independence

Latino Public Radio (LPR) is celebrating Dominican Republic's Independence Day with community leaders, advocates and avid listeners to help kickoff the Dominican’s festivities. LPR will start the week of February 16th and end it July 27th with special cultural programs of Folklore, Arts and Life as well as music and news segments dedicated to the Dominican Republic. On Saturday, February 21st, we will gather a number of extraordinary Dominican individuals and identify their exemplary leadership in support of the Latino community, and for bringing attention to important issues affecting Dominicans and the community at large. This gala event will take…
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Rep. Grace Diaz Endorses Guillaume De Ramel For Secretary Of State

PROVIDENCE – Representative Grace Diaz (D-Providence) endorsed Aquidneck Island businessman Guillaume De Ramel in his race to become Rhode Island’s next Secretary of State. Rep. Diaz has represented Providence in the General Assembly since her election in 2004, and is the Deputy Majority Leader in the House of Representatives as well as the Vice Chairwoman of the Rhode Island Democratic Party. The endorsement took place during a meet and greet hosted by Rep. Diaz and Providence City Councilwoman Carmen Castillo, an early supporter of Guillaume’s candidacy, at the Colony House Apartments at One Cadillac Drive in South Providence. “I’m asking…
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Governor Patrick Signs Boston Strong License Plate Bill

BOSTON – Friday, April 18, 2014 – Governor Deval Patrick today signed H. 3664, “An Act Relative to a Massachusetts Boston Strong License Plate,” which directs the Registrar of Motor Vehicles to establish a license plate memorializing the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings adorned with the phrase “Boston Strong.” All proceeds from sales of the license plate will be distributed to the One Fund or, in the event of its dissolution, another non-profit organization that provides financial assistance to the victims of last year’s Marathon attacks. Friday, April 18, 2014 - Governor Patrick signs H. 3664, “An Act Relative…
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Magnitude 7.5 Earthquake Shakes Mexico

An earthquake of magnitude on the Richter scale has shaken this Friday the surroundings of the city of Tecpan de Galeana, located in the State of Guerrero, in southwestern Mexico, near cities like Acapulco. According to the National Seismological Service of Mexico, the earthquake struck at am, local tim, about 31 kilometers Northwest of Tecpan de Galeana and 10 kilometers in depth. The tremor was felt in Mexico City, as well as in the States of Colima, Jalisco, Veracruz and Michoacan, according to the Mexican daily 'El Universal'. In the Mexican capital have you noticed with special force. "It is shaking", has…
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State Police Arrests Subject for Driving While Under the Influence of Alcohol and/or Drugs with a Seven-Year-Old Child in the Vehicle

Colonel Steven G. O'Donnell, Superintendent, of the Rhode Island State Police and Commissioner of Public Safety, announces that on April 17, 2014, Troopers assigned to the Lincoln Woods Barracks responded to a motor vehicle accident involving three vehicles on Route 195 west in the City of East Providence. One of the operators was identified as, Luis Manuel Medeiros, age 42, of 209 Brightman Street, Apt. 2, Fall River, MA. While interacting with Mr. Medeiros, Troopers observed various indicators consistent with intoxication. Also traveling in the vehicle was an unrestrained seven-year-old male seated in the rear passenger seat. Mr. Medeiros submitted to…
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Community

Mayors Taveras and Fung to Host Job Fair for Military, Veterans and Their Families at Providence Career & Technical Academy

Ninety companies to participate with more than 500 job openings; Brief opening ceremony featuring Brigadier General Petrarca, Hope High School Junior ROTC and area veterans PROVIDENCE, RI - Providence Mayor Angel Taveras and Cranston Mayor Allan Fung are co-hosting a job fair for Rhode Island's military, veterans and their families on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at 1 at the Providence Career & Technical Academy, 41 Fricker Street, Providence. There will be 90 businesses that are actively hiring on hand for the event, which will include a brief opening ceremony and four workshops for attendees. This event will be the fourteenth…
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Correctional Officers Union Endorses Frank Caprio for Treasurer

The Rhode Island Brotherhood of Correctional Officers (RIBCO) today announced their endorsement of Frank Caprio for Treasurer of Rhode Island. "The hard-working men and women in our union are excited to support Frank in his comeback bid for the Treasurer's office," said RIBCO President Richard Ferruccio. "Frank will be a strong voice for middle class families who want a Treasurer who saves taxpayer dollars and works everyday to grow the economy and create jobs." RIBCO represents approximately 1,300 members, comprising rank and file officers, stewards, inmate industries' supervisors, office personnel, and medical and social work professionals. "I am grateful to…
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North Smithfield Democrats Endorse Gina Raimondo For Governor Become Sixth Democratic Town Committee to Endorse Her in the Democratic Primary

NORTH SMITHFIELD – Last night the North Smithfield Democratic Town Committee voted unanimously to endorse Gina Raimondo in the Democratic primary for governor. Gina has earned three committee endorsements in the past two days, a sign of the growing support for her candidacy. “Our committee is proud to be backing Gina for governor,” said Chairwoman Katrina Therien. “With so many Rhode Islanders out of work and families struggling, we need a governor who has the ability to help bring back good, middle-class jobs and get our economy growing again. Gina has an innovative, comprehensive approach to job creation and she…
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Gabriel Garcia Marquez Passes Away

José Gabriel García Márquez, Colombian author and Nobel Prize recipient for literature, died yesterday at the age of 87 after a slow decline in health, aggravated in recent weeks. The author of which is undoubtedly the most important novel of Latin America, One Hundred Years of Solitude, his death, although announced, has the whole world mourning. García Márquez was born in Aracataca, a village lost in the Colombian Caribbean, on Sunday March 6, 1927 at nine in the morning, as he detailed in his memoirs. Raised by his maternal grandparents, a retired colonel and a superstitious woman, who both would mark his literature, 'Gabo'-…
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