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Housing Projects In Providence Earn Tax Credits

Rhode Island - Rhode Island Housing announced that it has received federal tax credits for two developments to provide 107 affordable housing in the city of Providence. One project will be at Sankofa Apartments which will include 50 rental units at an affordable price on vacant land in the neighborhood of West Elmwood. The second project with 57 units will be built in the West End. The Sankofa Apartments, given by the West Elmwood Housing Development Corporation in partnership with Peregrine Group, earned $ 1,156 in tax credits, which according to Rhode Island Housing would generate more than $ million…
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Housing Cost Burdens Local Purchasing Power of Latinos in Rhode Island

PROVIDENCE, , Feb 27, 2014 –New data released today 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 morethan 30 percent of their income on housing. Moreover, one third of Latino…
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ACLU Lawsuit To Law Enforcement

Rhode Island - The American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts (ACLU for its acronym in English) has filed a lawsuit fees charged by the state authorities and correctional police by public records. The ACLU filed the lawsuit on behalf of a group of residents of Olneyville to which they are being charged $ per federal public documents on immigration detention.
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Helping the Children and Adolescents of Military Personnel

Family Service of Rhode Island senior vice president Susan Erstling, LICSW, will provide her expertise on military family trauma in an upcoming presentation focusing on the children and adolescents of service personnel. Dr. Erstling heads an evidence-based Family Service of Rhode Island trauma program caring for Rhode Island military families with past, current or upcoming deployments. The program, funded by a $ million federal grant, also trains staff from government and non-profits on trauma-informed care. Dr. Erstling will be part of a faculty discussing adapting Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for military children and adolescents on March 13 at Butler Hospital<;'s…
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MEMORIAL HOSPITAL OF RHODE ISLAND PHYSICIANS TO PROVIDE A WELLNESS LECTURE SERIES IN SPANISH AT PROGRESO LATINO

Pawtucket, RI – Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island continues a free Wellness Lecture Series featuring a diverse menu of health and wellness programs in Spanish at Progreso Latino, Inc. The series offers the expertise of physicians and other health care professionals. All of the lectures will take place from 10 to 11 am at Progreso Latino, 626 Broad Street, Central Falls. The lectures will also include free health screenings. March 6 Colon Cancer Facts What is a colonoscopy? Learn about the test itself and why it’s important to have one after a certain age. ♦ Blood pressure screenings   April…
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MEMORIAL HOSPITAL OFFERS “FREEDOM FROM SMOKING” PROGRAM

PAWTUCKET— Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island, in cooperation with the American Lung Association, will sponsor a workshop designed to educate and help people who want to quit smoking. The course will be held at Memorial Hospital on February 24, March 3, 10, 17, 19, 24, 31 and April 7, 2014 from 6:30 to 8:00 The program will help you become smoke free. The program incorporates many well-known techniques, tools and tips, including a step-by-step behavior change approach to help people unlearn the automatic behavior of smoking. The classes will help individuals to understand their personal smoking habits, increase and develop…
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The Rhode Island Coalition Against Domestic Violence Hosts Instagram Contest and Tweet Chat to Promote Teen Dating Violence Prevention

WARWICK –To raise awareness about Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month, the Rhode Island Coalition Against Domestic Violence (RICADV) has been hosting an Instagram contest throughout February that promotes healthy relationships. Using the hashtag #KNOWwhatloveis, Rhode Island residents between the ages of 12 and 24 can post photos to the RICADV’s Instagram account (@nomoreri) to help the community recognize what healthy love looks like. The contest closes on Thursday, February 20.  The first place winner will receive a grand prize of $250 cash!  Second and third prize are $150 and $100, respectively. On Tuesday, February 25, the RICADV will…
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THE FUTURE OF Central Falls IS IN YOUR HANDS… Business together for a stronger CommUNITY!

Please join Navigant Credit Union and Rhode Island Legal Services to our next Business Owners meeting at our NAVIGANT CREDIT UNION BRANCH in Central Falls. In an effort to assist local merchants with their needs, keynote speaker, Elizabeth Segovis, Esq. Director of Training and Supervision - RI Legal Services, will share valuable information. She will also talk to you about your “Legal Rights and Responsibilities regarding the IRS – Internal Revenue Services” The Business Owners Meeting will be held at Navigant Credit Union in Central Falls located at 693 Broad Street, Central Falls, RI 02863. Space is limited!!, Please reserve…
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Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island Invites Businesses to Apply for 20th Annual Worksite Health Awards Awards Recognize Local Business’ Efforts to Promote Employee Health

PROVIDENCE, RI (February 7, 2014) – Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island (BCBSRI) announced that the call for applications for the 20th Annual Worksite Health Awards, which recognize Rhode Island companies with successful workplace wellness programs, is open now through Friday, February 28. In partnership with the Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce, BCBSRI invites Rhode Island businesses to apply for a Worksite Health Award. All Rhode Island companies are eligible, including small (100 or fewer employees) and large businesses (over 100 employees), and applicants must demonstrate exceptional health and wellness programs and health-oriented workplace policies. Winning companies will…
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Amica $75,000 Community Challenge begins

PROVIDENCE, RI, Feb. 5, 2014 – Amica Insurance, in partnership with United Way of Rhode Island, Crossroads Rhode Island and the Rhode Island Community Food Bank, began the Amica $75,000 Community Challenge on Tuesday. The Community Challenge, now in its second year, encourages people and businesses to make donations to the three charitable organizations between now and Monday, March 3. Amica will then match those donations, dollar for dollar, up to $25,000 per charity. The charities were chosen with three basic human needs in mind: food (Rhode Island Community Food Bank), heat (United Way of Rhode Island) and housing (Crossroads…
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