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March Roars in With Artistic & Athletic Events to Bolster Economy

Providence, RI- In the span of a month- over 20,000 visitors will be descending on Providence for conventions and conferences expected to generate over $10 million in direct economic impact.   From March 10th through April 12th expect to see an eclectic mix that includes among others thousands of artists, musicians, construction and manufacturing professionals and championship hockey players.   The Providence Warwick Convention & Visitors Bureau today released the numbers as part of its new economic impact tracking system that quantifies anticipated spending by visitors, including facility and hotel accommodations, recreation, food shopping and other leisure activities.   “This…
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RITBA TO HOLD PUBLIC MEETING TODAY IN JAMESTOWN ON NEW MEDIAN BARRIER FOR NEWPORT PELL BRIDGE

JAMESTOWN - RITBA will be holding the second of two public meetings ahead of the installation of the new median barrier for the Newport Pell Bridge tonight in Jamestown. Construction on the new median barrier will begin in mid March 2015 and is expected to be complete in May 2015. The median barrier will run the span of the bridge deck and will enhance the safety of bridge traffic. The public meeting will be held: Tuesday, March 3, 2015   6pm-7:30pm Jamestown Town Hall, 93 Narragansett Ave., Jamestown
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*HUNDREDS TO RALLY FOR R.I. PUBLIC SCHOOL CHOICE*

*Providence, * – Led by Rhode Island’s leading public school choice organizations—including members of the charter public school and independent public school communities—families, community members and advocacy leaders from across the state will make their voices heard on Wednesday, March 4 to protect public school choice options for Rhode Islanders. The rally will call on the need for state leaders to protect and provide equitable education funding for all public school students, including those that attend charter, independent, career and technical public schools. Speakers will include Central Falls Superintendent Fran Gallo; Beacon Charter School Principal Michael Skeldon; Lt. Governor Dan…
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Blue Cross Blue Shield of Rhode Island continues outreach on Latino Public Radio

Latino Public Radio and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Rhode Island has been partnering for the past two years broadcasting a talk radio program called Sin Seguro (The Uninsured). Sin Seguro is a one- hour monthly talk show hosted by Dr. Pablo Rodriguez, with a representative of Blue Cross that offers information about resources available to the uninsured and the underinsured population and helps educate the listeners about the healthcare system. This year Blue Cross Blue Shield of Rhode Island has decided to expand their group of representatives by involving more of the Spanish speaking employees from different departments to…
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Mayor Grebien to hold community meetings throughout October

PAWTUCKET -- Mayor Donald R. Grebien is holding his second round of “Mayor’s Community Meetings” this year at schools throughout the city, which began on Thursday, October 2 at the Flora S. Curtis Elementary School, 582 Benefit St.   The meetings are offered as an ongoing opportunity for residents, business people, or any member of the public to express any concerns, problems, or ideas regarding the city directly to Mayor Grebien and appropriate department heads.   Other scheduled meetings are: Tuesday, Oct. 7, Goff Junior High School, 974 Newport Ave.; Thursday, Oct. 9, Fallon Memorial School, 62 Lincoln Ave.; Tuesday,…
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MEMORIAL HOSPITAL OF RHODE ISLAND OFFERS FREE HEARING SCREENINGS

PAWTUCKET— Free hearing screenings will be offered at Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island on October 28, 29 and 30, 2014 in the Physical Medicine Department. Audiologists at Memorial Hospital encourage local residents to have regular hearing screenings to identify hearing loss. Audiologists from the Physical Medicine Department will conduct the screenings and analyze results. Hearing screenings are open to everyone and take about 15 minutes. Don’t miss an opportunity to have your hearing checked. For more information and to schedule a time for an appointment, call 401-729-2022.
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Academy for Career Exploration (ACE) Open House

Helping high school students find their own pathway to careers in science, healthcare, business, and technology. OPEN HOUSE WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2014 5:00 - 7:30 PM  Current and prospective students and their families are invited to attend and get a first-hand look at the education and formation that makes ACE so unique and learn more about the Title 1 program.  We will also share some great news that night! Refreshments will be served If there are any questions please contact: Jane Bernardino, Assistant Head of School at 401-456-1738 ext. 105  
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NBC 10’s Alison Bologna to Emcee AIDS Walk September 27

NBC 10’s Alison Bologna will be emceeing this year’s AIDS Walk for Life, which is just days away. Ms. Bologna anchors Channel 10’s 7 news during the week with Dan Jaehnig, as well as the 5:30 news with Gene Valicenti.  Rhode Island Monthly readers recently voted her top female television news reporter in the region.   The 29th annual AIDS Walk for Life will take place rain or shine Saturday, September 27 starting and ending on the Rhode Island State House lawn.   On-site registration for the mile walk begins at 9 , with the kick-off at 10.  Registration is…
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Rhode Island Heroes Unite to Double Lung Cancer Survival

Lung cancer takes more lives than breast, prostate, and colon cancer combined. Rhode Island-area residents can join the movement to defeat lung cancer at the Seventh Annual Rhode Island Free to Breathe 5K run/walk and 1-mile walk on October 19 with 100 percent of the proceeds benefiting Free to Breathe’s research, education and awareness programs. Register, raise funds, and run or walk – that’s all it takes to be a hero in the eyes of a person facing lung cancer. Join hundreds of community members as they gather for a day of impact at the Rhode Island Free to Breathe…
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Local Community Comes Together To Build A Playground

Cumberland, RI—Civic Builders, Blackstone Valley Prep (BVP) Mayoral Academy and the surrounding community will come together on Saturday, September 13 between the hours of 9am – 2:30pm to build a playground for BVP Elementary School 2 at 52 Broad Street in Cumberland. There will be over 60 volunteers from Central Falls, Pawtucket, Cumberland and Lincoln. The playground will be open for use by the surrounding community outside of school hours and is being built as part of the Let’s Play initiative, a community partnership led by KaBOOM! and Dr. Pepper Snapple Group to get kids and families active nationwide. Under…
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