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International Night at Shea High School

Dr. Pablo Rodriguez talked with Donald Miller, Principal of Shea High School in Pawtucket, RI. Shea HS is one of four high schools in the city of Pawtucket. Currently, there are 860 students, comprising up to 30 countries. Of these students, about 40-50% are Latino and 27% make up the ESL population. Donald Miller discusses the new NECAP graduation requirements, community and parent engagement, and Friends of Shea. Miller also discusses an upcoming event International Night. Taking place on Thursday April 10, 2014, this is a chance to celebrate the diversity of Shea High School. It will be a night of…
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R.I. Historian says long-held facts about Roger Williams are simply fiction

PROVIDENCE, , March 17, 2014 – Rhode Island historian and RIC Emeritus Professor J. Stanley Lemons will present “In Search of Roger Williams,” a lecture about the evolving images of the founder of Rhode Island, on Thursday, March 27, 7-8:30 in the Forman Center, Room C, at Rhode Island College, 600 Mt. Pleasant Ave., Providence. Co-sponsored by the RIC Department of History and the Ridgway F. Shinn Jr. Study Abroad Fund, this event is free and open to the public. More books have been written about Roger Williams than any other 17th-century American, but some of the facts about Williams…
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Mayor Taveras to Host Annual St. Patrick’s Day Celebration at Providence City Hall

Providence Mayor Angel Taveras will host the annual St. Patrick’s Day Celebration at Providence City Hall on Monday afternoon. Providence College President Rev. Brian J. Shanley will be the keynote speaker at this year’s formal celebration on the second floor of City Hall. City Hall will be filled with traditional musical and dance performances by the Providence Police Department Pipes and Drums Corps and the Goulding School of Irish Dance. Monday, March 17, 2014, 12
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Free Tax Services Available to Eligible Providence Residents

Tax credits and free preparation can help working families save thousands PROVIDENCE, RI - Mayor Angel Taveras is encouraging eligible Providence residents to take advantage of the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program this tax season. "My administration is pleased to promote the work of our community partners helping hardworking Providence residents and families take advantage of tax credits and free tax preparation available to them," said Mayor Taveras. Taxpayers who earned less than $52,000 last year may be eligible for an EITC refund. The tax credit can put thousands of dollars back into…
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Navigant Credit Union: Business together for a stronger CommUNITY!

THE FUTURE OF Central Falls IS IN YOUR HANDS… Business together for a stronger CommUNITY!   Please join The Learning Community, The City of Central Falls and Navigant Credit Union to celebrate 10 years of one of the state’s most innovative schools this coming Tuesday, March 11th from 6-8 pm. You, the Business Owners of the Blackstone Valley are cordially invited to their Birthday Party! This celebration will be  held at Navigant Credit Union in Central Falls located at 693 Broad Street, Central Falls, RI 02863. Detailed information attached. Mark your calendars today for this exciting celebration and networking opportunity!…
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Amica Insurance once again receives highest score in property claims satisfaction study

LINCOLN, RI, March 5, 2014 – Amica Insurance has once again ranked highest in customer satisfaction in the Power 2014 Property Claims Satisfaction StudySM. This marks the third consecutive year that Amica has ranked highest in the study. Amica’s score of 898 was 58 points higher than the industry average of 840. “Our top priority is to provide outstanding customer satisfaction, and we are very proud to once again receive this award,” said Robert A. DiMuccio, president, chairman and CEO of Amica Insurance. “When the customer can put a claim behind them quickly, it further establishes the peace of mind…
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Swim Empowerment is accepting children for FREE swim lessons at three Greater Providence YMCA locations this Spring!

Swim Empowerment of Rhode Island, a project of Adopt A Doctor will partner with the Greater Providence YMCA over the next few months. The goal of the partnership is to identify children in the greater Providence area that have a desire to learn to swim, but do not have access to private programs. Greater Providence YMCA CEO, Jim Berson, has offered the swimming facilities and expert staff at their Providence, Cranston and Seekonk locations. Swim Empowerment has signed an agreement with Greater Providence YMCA to offer 16 weeks of free swim lessons which will be broken up into two 8…
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Swim Empowerment to partner with Greater Providence YMCA to offer swim lessons

Providence, RI - Swim Empowerment of Rhode Island, a project of Adopt A Doctor will partner with the Greater Providence YMCA over the next few months. The goal of the partnership is to identify children in the greater Providence area that have a desire to learn to swim, but do not have access to private programs. Greater Providence YMCA CEO, Jim Berson, has offered the swimming facilities and expert staff at their Providence, Cranston and Seekonk locations. Swim Empowerment has signed an agreement with Greater Providence YMCA to offer 16 weeks of free swim lessons which will be broken up…
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Amica Insurance is recognized as a J.D. Power 2014 Customer Champion

Amica is one of only 50 companies to receive this honor in the LINCOLN, , March 3, 2014 – Amica Insurance has been recognized as a 2014 Customer Champion – one of 50 companies to have earned this accolade this year. To qualify for inclusion on this elite list, companies must excel, not only within their own industry, but also among the nine industries included in the Customer Champions analysis by Power. To determine the Power 2014 Customer Champions, Power examined five factors, including people, presentation, process, product and price. For the 2014 Customer Champions, Power evaluated more than 600…
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Latinos & Housing in 2014

New data released by the Latino Policy Institute (LPI) at Roger Williams University and HousingWorks RI reveals a persistent housing cost burden for Latino renter households in Rhode Island. The new infographic measures the decreased purchasing power facing these Latino households by quantifying the amount of money being spent on housing. Three quarters of Latino households in Rhode Island rent, compared to 40 percent of households statewide. More than half of these Latino households are considered housing cost burdened, meaning they spend more than 30 percent of their income on housing. Moreover, one third of Latino renter households are severely housing burdened, spending more than 50 percent…
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