Education

New England Institute of Technology Teams Up with Hasbro Children’s Hospital

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month East Greenwich, RI – Dr. Douglas H. Sherman, Senior Vice President and Provost at New England Institute of Technology (NEIT), is pleased to announce that students in the university’s Video Game Design and Development degree program have collaborated with patients at Hasbro Children’s Hospital and the Izzy Foundation to produce original video games while developing new friendships. Coordinated through Erin Scott, Executive Director of the Izzy Foundation, which provides services and support to children with cancer and their families, NEIT gaming faculty sought an innovative way to engage students in game making while giving back to…
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Reed & Whitehouse Call for Investigation into Trump Admin’s Political Interference in COVID-19 Response

Following barrage of alarming instances of Trump Admin meddling in scientific work, Reed & Whitehouse introduce STOP Act to form non-partisan task force task to examine communications between the White House, HHS, & other health agencies WASHINGTON, DC – In an effort to prevent the Trump Administration from suppressing scientific findings and impeding scientific work by agencies like the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Senators Jack Reed (D-RI) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) today joined Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), and 30 of their Senate Democratic colleagues in introducing…
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Community

RIDOT AND CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION KICKOFF ROUTE 146 PROJECT, FUNDED BY RIDOT’S LARGEST GRANT OF $65 MILLION

Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) Director Peter Alviti, Jr., Senator Jack Reed, Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, Congressman Jim Langevin, Congressman David Cicilline, and other state and local leaders gathered on the side of Route 146 in North Smithfield today to highlight the much-needed improvements to Route 146 made possibly by a $65 million INFRA grant secured this summer by Rhode Island’s Congressional delegation. The estimated $150 million project will replace multiple bridges along the Route 146 corridor, repave 8 miles of roadway and correct numerous safety and congestion problems – including at the Sayles Hill Road interchange where today’s event…
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Featured

Providence Police Arrested Seven in Gang Rape Investigation

;notif_t=live_video_explicit&ref=notif Colonel Clements held a media briefing at 11:45 this morning regarding the outcome of an investigation into a sexual assault that occurred on December 20, 2019 on Glenham Street, and there is video evidence of the gang rape. Seven individuals connected to a gang rape in Providence are in police custody.  The victim was 16 years old and the rape took place at a house on Glenham Street in South Providence, according to the police the victim was there for a party. There is a warrant for an eighth arrest connected to the rape.  According to police, Carlos D.…
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LPR News

Treasurer Magaziner to Host Financial Empowerment Roundtable

PROVIDENCE, RI: Rhode Island General Treasurer is hosting a virtual meeting of the Financial Empowerment Roundtable on Wednesday, September 2, 2020 at 10:00 (ET). The Rhode Island Financial Empowerment Roundtable, which was launched by Treasurer Magaziner in 2017, regularly brings together representatives from government, non-profits, education, businesses, and banking to network and share ideas on how to promote financial education and wellness for Rhode Islanders.  Wednesday's Roundtable will include presentations from United Way of Rhode Island, which will brief participants on the Safe Harbor and Housing Now campaign; Dorcas International will lead a discussion on the WeR1 Rhode Island Relief Fund; and…
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Education

Providence Schools Plan Partial Reopening

Governor Gina Raimondo The Director of the Department of Health Nicole Alexander-Scott, MD, MPH. Commissioner Angélica Infante-Green Based on the latest COVID-19 data for the City of Providence, Providence Public Schools will start the school year with a partial reopening that offers in-person learning for all elementary grades and a combination of in-person and distance learning for other grades. “We are excited to welcome our students back to school, and we are dedicated to getting off to a great start,” said Superintendent Harrison Peters. “We appreciate that Governor Raimondo and Commissioner Infante-Green relied on science and the latest data to…
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Community

KENDALL-JACKSON, IN PARTNERSHIP WITH UNITED WAY, LAUNCHES THE GROCERY WORKER’S RELIEF FUND

Family-Owned Winery Establishes First National Fund to Directly Benefit Grocery Workers, Offering Immediate Relief Santa Rosa, Calif. (August 31, 2020) – Kendall-Jackson, producer of America's favorite Chardonnay, and United Way Worldwide, America's Favorite Charity, today announced the launch of the Grocery Worker's Relief Fund to provide emergency relief for the immediate needs of frontline grocery store workers.  The iconic American winery whose reputation is built on producing wines of quality and integrity, pledges an initial $200,000 in the first year, and commits to $2 million by 2030.   "Grocery workers are an essential part of Kendall-Jackson's ;They form the backbone of our business and are a direct extension of the Kendall-Jackson family," said Barbara Banke, Chairman and Proprietor of Jackson Family Wines, the family-owned wine company that founded Kendall-Jackson in 1982. "They have been frontline heroes during the pandemic, risking their health and safety for…
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Community

MAYOR BALDELLI-HUNT ANNOUNCES “JUMP START” PROGRAM TO SUPPORT SMALL BUSINESSES IMPACTED BY THE PANDEMIC

WOONSOCKET, : Mayor Lisa Baldelli-Hunt announced today the launching of a new grant and loan program to support small businesses as they attempt to reopen and rebound from the Coronavirus Pandemic. As stated by the Mayor, “My Administration is acutely aware of the financial impact that the pandemic is having on the City’s small businesses. It is imperative that we assist these businesses as they reopen their doors and bring back employees.” The new program is called “Jump Start” and is designed to provide both grants and loans to eligible small businesses. The “Jump Start” program will offer grants of…
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Community

Pawtucket to Distribute over 10,000 FREE Masks to Residents

Pawtucket – The City of Pawtucket, the Pawtucket Police Department, Pawtucket and Central Falls Health Equity Zone (HEZ), and Project Health CV have announced that 10,000 free reusable cloth masks will be distributed to Pawtucket and Central Falls residents and businesses on Saturday, September 5th from 11 to 1 in the parking lot across from Pawtucket City Hall. “Together, we need to continue practicing social distancing and must wear masks or face coverings to minimize the spread of the coronavirus,” said Mayor Donald R. Grebien. “The City is pleased to partner with HEZ and Project Health CV to distribute free masks this…
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Entertainment

‘Black Panther’ Star Chadwick Boseman, 43, Dies from Colon Cancer

By AFP LOS ANGELES, CALIF. - Chadwick Boseman, the star of the ground-breaking superhero movie "Black Panther," has died from colon cancer, his publicist told AFP on Friday. Boseman, who was in his 40s, had not publicly discussed his condition -- which was first diagnosed in 2016 -- and continued to work on major Hollywood films. "It was the honor of his career to bring King T'Challa to life in Black Panther," said a statement posted to Boseman's social media accounts. "He died in his home, with his wife and family by his side." Boseman became the first black superhero to…
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