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Traffic Advisory Reminder: Lane Splits Coming on I-95 for Oxford Street Bridge Work in Providence

Changes to include different lane split configurations through the summerThe Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) is reminding motorists about the upcoming temporary traffic pattern changes scheduled on I-95 in Providence as part of the $ million Oxford Street Bridge rehabilitation project. The changes include lane splits this summer for both northbound and southbound traffic between Exit 18 (Thurbers Avenue) and the I-195 interchange. The traffic patterns will provide a safe work zone so RIDOT can rapidly replace the bridge deck. The Department chose the summertime for this work because traffic volumes are lower as compared to other times of…
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Recordatorio de advertencia de tráfico: Divisiones de carril viene en la I-95 para Oxford Street Bridge Work en Providence

El Departamento de Transporte de Rhode Island (RIDOT) les recuerda a los automovilistas los próximos cambios temporales en el patrón de tráfico programados en la I-95 en Providence como parte del proyecto de rehabilitación del Puente de la Calle Oxford de $ millones. Los cambios incluyen la división de carriles este verano para el tráfico hacia el norte y hacia el sur entre la Salida 18 (Thurbers Avenue) y el intercambio I-195. Los patrones de tráfico proporcionarán una zona de trabajo segura para que RIDOT pueda reemplazar rápidamente la plataforma del puente. El Departamento eligió el horario de verano para este…
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American Red Cross after Fire in Johnston

JOHNSTON, RI ) – The American Red Cross is helping one family – four adults – three children after a fire Friday on Greenville Avenue, Johnston. The Red Cross provided assistance to meet the family's immediate needs. Responders included: Robert Partington and Jamie Lynch Jr. 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 ;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 ; Those affected will connect with Red Cross caseworkers…
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The Rhode Island State Victim Assistance Academy Will Hold the 11th Annual Academy at Roger Williams University July 9 to Aug. 6

BRISTOL, , July 9, 2019 – The 11th Annual Rhode Island State Victim Assistance Academy, conducted by Family Service of Rhode Island and hosted by the Roger Williams University’s Justice System Training & Research Institute, will be held at the Roger Williams University Baypoint Residence & Conference Center in Portsmouth, It will be held on Tuesdays, on July 9, July 16, July 23, July 30, and August 6, 2019. The curriculum will include: Victim Sensitivity; LGBTQ* Cultural Competence; Ethics in Victim Services; Trauma Across the Lifespan; Navigating the Justice System (arrest through parole); Victims’ Rights; overview of state and federal…
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Rhode Island to be U.S. Headquarters for GEV Wind Power New facility at Quonset will create approximately 125 wind-related jobs in Rhode Island

PROVIDENCE –Governor Gina Raimondo announced that GEV, one of the largest wind turbine maintenance companies in the world will make Rhode Island the home of its Headquarters. GEV will create approximately 125 jobs consisting of blade technicians, support staff, and management. “Rhode Island is a national leader in offshore wind, and I’m thrilled that GEV Wind Power is choosing our state for its headquarters. Over the past few years, we’ve created nearly 7,000 clean energy jobs and are on track to meet our goal of increasing renewable energy tenfold by next year. As this industry continues to grow, we will…
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LA COMISIONADA ANGÉLICA INFANTE-GREEN TE INVITA A:: UNA CONVERSACIÓN CON TODOS LOS RESIDENTES DE PROVIDENCE

El objetivo de estos foros comunitarios es para tener una conversación abierta con educadores, estudiantes y familias de Providence para hablar sobre los hallazgos del Informe de Johns Hopkins y para darles la oportunidad de ofrecer comentarios sobre los próximos pasos a seguir para mejorar las escuelas de Providence. Transmisión en vivo por ;/  ¡Esperamos verte ahí!Por favor confirme su asistencia a través de esta encuesta, ;o llamándonosal 311 o 401-421-2489. WI L L I A M D ' A B A T E E L E M E N T A R Y , 6 0 K O SS U…
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BLACKSTONE VALLEY COMMUNITY HEALTH CARE DEDICATES NEIGHBORHOOD HEALTH CENTER TO CENTRAL FALLS COMMUNITY

47,000 S/F Neighborhood Health Station Centralizes Affordable Medical Services in One Location CENTRAL FALLS, RHODE ISLAND, June 17, 2019: The people of Central Falls had a reason to celebrate as dignitaries, elected officials, donors, medical staff and clients gathered to officially dedicate the Blackstone Valley Community Health Care’s Neighborhood Health Station to the community of Central Falls. With the Robertico Arias Y Alebreke salsa band in the background, the group celebrated the completion of a 22-month construction process and the transformation of a parking lot into a 47,000 s/f medical home to diagnosticians, a pharmacy, dentists and medical professionals, ready…
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Más de 100 personas reciben ayuda a la adicción en estaciones seguras de Providence

La ciudad de Providence y el departamento de bomberos lanzaron el programa estaciones seguras en enero del 2018, los adictos a las drogas llegan a las estaciones de bomberos que están abiertas las 24 horas, y son conectados con agencias que le brinda ayuda a la adicción. Adrienne Wood llego a una estación segura para buscar ayuda a la adicción a los opioides, ella resulto herida en un accidente automovilístico en la florida y le recetaron medicamentos para el , este programa me pude recuperar y sigo recibiendo ayuda.
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Messer Street Fire Station to temporarily close for construction

Engine 8 and Ladder 2 to relocate to nearby stations and will continue providing service within their normal district Providence, RI: The Messer Street fire station will be temporarily closed for capital improvements that will be made within the station over the course of approximately 30 days. Regular operations at the Messer Streets station will resume as soon as construction is completed. The engine and ladder companies that work out of the station have relocated to nearby stations and will continue providing service within their normal district. Engine 8 has relocated to the Washington Street station and Ladder 2 has…
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Delta Dental Clinic Opens at Blackstone Valley Community Health Care

CENTRAL FALLS, — The Delta Dental Clinic at Blackstone Valley Community Health Care (BVCHC) officially opened today during a ribbon-cutting event celebrating the dedication of Blackstone Valley Community Health Care’s Neighborhood Health Station to the Central Falls community. The state-of-the-art Dental Clinic, which provides critical oral health care to those in the Central Falls area, was established with a significant grant from the Delta Dental of Rhode Island Fund at the Rhode Island Foundation over the last four years. Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse, also with Representative David Cicilline and Central Falls Mayor James Diossa, attended the ribbon-cutting event.…
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