UFCW Local 371 Members Stand Together for a Better Stop & Shop

Westport, CT – On Wednesday, March 6th, members of the United Food & Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 371 union, who work at Stop & Shop stores in Connecticut and western Massachusetts, made the unanimous decision to vote in favor of a strike authorization, which will allow the union’s negotiation committee to call for its members to strike Stop & Shop at any time during the current negotiation process. “We hope that yesterday’s decision will send a clear message that our union family is committed to making Stop & Shop a better place to work and shop. The cuts that Stop & Shop are proposing…
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March Is Red Cross Month: Be a Hero in Your Community

Volunteer, give blood, learning lifesaving skills or donate to #help1family on American Red Cross Giving Day PROVIDENCE, – March 7, 2019 — March is Red Cross Month, and the American Red Cross Rhode Island asks people to be a hero for families in Rhode Island by becoming a volunteer, learning lifesaving skills, giving blood or donating to #help1family on Red Cross Giving Day, March 27. “During Red Cross Month, we are proud to recognize our volunteers who provide hope and urgent relief to families in need every day,” said Susan Roberts, Executive Director, American Red Cross Rhode Island. “These heroes are our…
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Rep. Diaz to host celebration of 175 years of Dominican Republic independence, heritage

STATE HOUSE — In conjunction with the Dominican Independence and Heritage Award Committee of Rhode Island, Rep. Grace Diaz (D-Dist. 11, Providence) and former state Sen. Juan Pichardo will host the Dominican Republic Independence Anniversary and Heritage Celebration on Saturday, Feb. 23, at 6 at the Providence Marriott Hotel at 1 Orms St. The celebration will commemorate the anniversary of the Dominican Republic’s independence from Haiti, which took place on Feb. 27, 1844. “The celebration of this important historic moment is the perfect time to reflect on the impact Dominican culture continues to have on Rhode Island,” said Representative Diaz.…
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City Council Awards $50K to Help Restore Soldiers and Sailors Monument in Kennedy Plaza

(Left to Right: City Council Acting Chief of Staff James Lombardi III, Esq., City Council President Sabina Matos, City Council President Pro Tempore Michael Correia, Providence City Archivist Caleb Horton, City Council Deputy Majority Leader Mary Kay Harris, Project Manager Kat Boots, Downtown Providence Parks Conservancy, and Executive Director of both the Providence Foundation and the Downtown Providence Parks Conservancy.) Providence, RI (January 24, 2018) - Providence City Council President Sabina Matos, Ward 15, today awarded the Downtown Providence Parks Conservancy $50K to help in the restoration of Rhode Island's Soldiers and Sailors Monument located in Kennedy Plaza. The funding…
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Baker-Polito Administration Awards Grants to Promote Massachusetts Dairy Industry

BOSTON – The Baker-Polito Administration, in conjunction with the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources (MDAR) and the Massachusetts Dairy Promotion Board (MDPB), today awarded six grants totaling $190,067 to projects which seek to advance the image, sales and demand for Massachusetts dairy products. “Massachusetts is home to over 117 family-run dairy farms, and our administration is committed to supporting the efforts and longevity of the state’s important dairy industry,” said Governor Charlie Baker. “The funds awarded by the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources and Massachusetts Dairy Promotion Board will continue to educate consumers about the culinary and economic contributions of dairy farmers.” The MDPB, a nine-member board of state…
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Call for Photo Contest Theme for 2020 Calendar

PAWTUCKET – With the successful release of the 2019 City Calendar, now is the time to leave your creative mark for the 2020 Pawtucket City Calendar. Mayor Donald R. Grebien, Photo Contest Organizer Patricia S. Zacks, and the City of Pawtucket call for suggestions on next year’s theme. According to Zacks, every year a theme is selected and hundreds of photo buffs and Pawtucket students submit entries hoping that their photo is selected to be placed in the calendar. “We want to reach out to the community and get them involved,” says Zacks. “This being an obvious way to do…
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IRS, Security Summit Partners warn public: It’s shopping season for identity thieves, too; Tax Security Awareness Week offers tips

WASHINGTON ― With the holiday shopping season in full swing, the Internal Revenue Service and Security Summit partners warn taxpayers to take extra steps to protect their tax and financial data from identity thieves.  The holidays offer cybercriminals a chance to steal financial account information, Social Security numbers, credit card information and other sensitive data to help them file a fraudulent tax return in 2019.  The Internal Revenue Service, state tax agencies and the tax community, partners in the Security Summit, are marking “National Tax Security Awareness Week” Dec. 3 -7, with a series of reminders to taxpayers and tax…
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City of Pawtucket Announces Firefighter Recruitment

Applications to be Accepted from December 1st to December 31st Pawtucket – Mayor Donald R. Grebien, Public Safety Director Police Chief Tina Goncalves, and Pawtucket Fire Department Chief William Sisson have announced that the Fire Department will be accepting applications beginning December 1st , 2018 and ending December 31st, 2018. “Pawtucket is a great community to live, work, and commit to public service” said Mayor Donald R. Grebien. “Becoming a firefighter is a rewarding experience and holds the great responsibility of protecting our citizens and our community. We hope you will join our team.” “The Department consists of individuals whose selfless acts keeps our community…
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RIDOT REOPENS SIMMONSVILLE AVENUE BRIDGE IN JOHNSTON

Use of accelerated bridge construction methods completes bridge in less than five months The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) celebrated the reopening of the Simmonsville Bridge in Johnston, which has been closed since July. RIDOT completely replaced this structurally deficient bridge in less than five months. By coordinating with the community to completely close this bridge and detour traffic, RIDOT was able to make use of accelerated bridge construction methods on this $ million project to quickly replace the structure. Had conventional construction methods been used and the bridge remain open to traffic, it would have taken two full…
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Donations of Toys, Gifts and Gift Cards Sought for 2018 Kids, Cops & Christmas Campaign

Help fill a Rhode Island State Police cruiser with toys and gifts at the State House Holiday Celebration and Lighting of the Christmas Tree on Thursday (11/29) or drop off donations at any RI State Police barracks or local police department through Dec. 11.   Colonel Ann C. Assumpico, Superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police and Director of the Department of Public Safety, announces that state, local and federal law enforcement officers are collecting toys, gifts and gift cards for the 2018 Kids, Cops and Christmas campaign. Colonel Assumpico said the goal is to help make the holiday season…
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