Community

Messer Street Fire Station to temporarily close for construction

Engine 8 and Ladder 2 to relocate to nearby stations and will continue providing service within their normal district Providence, RI: The Messer Street fire station will be temporarily closed for capital improvements that will be made within the station over the course of approximately 30 days. Regular operations at the Messer Streets station will resume as soon as construction is completed. The engine and ladder companies that work out of the station have relocated to nearby stations and will continue providing service within their normal district. Engine 8 has relocated to the Washington Street station and Ladder 2 has…
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Community

Delta Dental Clinic Opens at Blackstone Valley Community Health Care

CENTRAL FALLS, — The Delta Dental Clinic at Blackstone Valley Community Health Care (BVCHC) officially opened today during a ribbon-cutting event celebrating the dedication of Blackstone Valley Community Health Care’s Neighborhood Health Station to the Central Falls community. The state-of-the-art Dental Clinic, which provides critical oral health care to those in the Central Falls area, was established with a significant grant from the Delta Dental of Rhode Island Fund at the Rhode Island Foundation over the last four years. Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse, also with Representative David Cicilline and Central Falls Mayor James Diossa, attended the ribbon-cutting event.…
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RI State Police Task Force Arrests Seven Suspects in Connection with Two Shootings in Providence

Colonel James M. Manni, Superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police and Director of the Department of Public Safety, announces that members of the Rhode Island State Police High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) have arrested seven people in connection with two shooting incidents in the city of Providence. These arrests are the result of a long-term joint investigation led by the Rhode Island State Police HIDTA Task Force in conjunction with the Rhode Island Office of the Attorney General and the Providence Police Department. This investigation is active and ongoing and more arrests are expected. The first shooting occurred…
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East Providence man sentenced to 26 years in prison for manslaughter

Attorney General Peter F. Neronha announced that Allen Hanson (age 33), of East Providence, pleaded guilty on June 11, 2019 to one count of involuntary manslaughter. Providence County Superior Court Justice Luis M. Matos sentenced Hanson to a 30-year full sentence with 26 years to serve at the ACI and the balance suspended with probation for the 2017 death of Jennifer the case proceeded to trial, the State was prepared to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that on May 20, 2017, Hanson assaulted Silva at her home on Warren Avenue in East Providence and, by his actions, caused her death.…
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Community

ROADWAY IMPROVEMENTS REQUIRE ONE-MONTH DETOUR ON ROUTE 6 IN SCITUATE

Starting Sunday Night, June 2 As part of roadway improvements on Route 6 in Scituate, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today announced a one-month closure and detour for westbound traffic, from Route 101 to Route 102, starting Sunday night, June 2. Eastbound traffic will not be affected during daytime hours and on weekends, but Route 6 East will be closed for construction within the project limits, Sunday-Thursday nights from 6 to 6   While Route 6 is closed, motorists will follow a signed detour using Route 101 and Route 102. Detour information is available at  The $ million project…
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Langevin Joins Members of Congress to Introduce Safe Gun Storage Bill

WASHINGTON — Today, Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI) joined members of Congress and advocates to introduce safe gun storage legislation in the House of Representatives. The bill honors the memory of Ethan Song, a Guilford, CT, teenager who accidentally shot himself with an unsecured gun in early ;Ethan’s Law would set federal standards for safe gun storage, as well as give states incentives to create and implement safe gun storage laws. “As someone whose life was forever changed by an accidental gunshot, this issue is personal to me,” said Congressman Jim Langevin who last Congress introduced the Child Gun Access Prevention Act to protect children from unsecured firearms. “The…
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Community

Councilwoman Carmen Castillo to Host Memorial Honoring the Life and Legacy of Jennifer Rivera

Memorial honoring the 19th anniversary of Jennifer Rivera’s untimely death. Providence, RI (May 21, 2019)… Providence City Councilwoman Carmen Castillo will host a memorial service honoring the life and legacy of Jennifer Rivera on the 19th anniversary of her tragic death. The memorial will be attended by members of the City Council, the General Assembly, the Attorney General’s Office, and Ms. Rivera's family. “Jennifer was taken from this world far too soon,” stated Councilwoman Carmen Castillo (Ward 9). “There is not a person in this neighborhood that doesn’t know the tragic story of how Jennifer’s life was cut short by violence. Her life…
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Education

Students Win $12K in Scholarships at Lt. Governor’s Entrepreneurship Challenge Final Competition

Photo courtesy from LT. Governor's Office 1st place: $5,000 scholarship Providence Detailing by Alejandro Martinez (Providence resident) and Laila Martin (Woonsocket resident), The Metropolitan Regional Career and Technical Center EAST GREENWICH,  – This weekend, nine local high school students won a total of $12,000 at the second annual Lt. Governor's Entrepreneurship Challenge Final Competition. The Challenge is a business pitch competition that allows Rhode Islanders in grades 9-12 to compete for thousands of dollars in post-secondary scholarships. Lt. Governor Dan McKee hosted the competition at the New England Institute of Technology where he was joined by Ron McLean, President/CEO of the…
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Community

T.F. Green Airport announces new nonstop service to the Dominican Republic

Warwick, RI – The Rhode Island Airport Corporation (RIAC) announced today that Sun Country Airlines has added a new non-stop international route to the Dominican Republic. The route will be seasonal from November through April beginning November 16. Initially flights will be available once a week on Saturdays, but will expand to twice a week (Wednesdays/Saturdays) starting December 25. “Today we announce a great new international route that will benefit the airport, Rhode Island’s tourism economy and Rhode Island’s strong and vibrant Latino community,” said Iftikhar Ahmad, president and CEO of the RIAC. “Rhode Island is home to thousands of…
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SERVICE TO BRISTOL KICKS OFF FOURTH YEAR OF RIDOT’S FERRY

Service to begin in time for Memorial Day Weekend     The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today announced the return of the seasonal Providence-Newport Ferry service, setting sail on Friday, May 24 with new weekend stops in the bayside community of new ferry service to Bristol is part of the trip to and from Newport, and runs on weekends from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend. Special trips will be included for the Bristol Fourth of July Parade and WaterFire in Providence.  Ferries between Providence and Newport run seven days a week, with three round trips daily during…
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