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Rhode Island Department of Human Services on SNAP Benefits for February

This afternoon Rhode Island Department of Human Services Director Courtney Hawkins held a press conference to discuss pending impacts to SNAP benefits and other safety net programs in light of the federal shutdown. The SNAP program supports nearly 15% of Rhode Islanders, and is a critical safety net program ensuring low income families have food on their tables. In December alone, $ in SNAP benefits were issued to more than 93,000 households, supporting more than 150,000 Rhode Islanders. SNAP benefits are paid in full by the federal government and are at risk of running out if the government shutdown continues into March. RI Department of Human…
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RWU, Bon Appetit offer meals to Coast Guard families amid government shutdown

Active-duty members of Coast Guard invited to bring families to dinner at Bristol campus on Tuesday BRISTOL, , Jan. 14, 2018 ­­– In response to the partial federal government shutdown, Roger Williams University and its food service provider, Bon Appétit Management Company, will provide free hot meals to active-duty members of the Coast Guard and their families on Tuesday, Jan. 15. Any active-duty members of the Coast Guard in Rhode Island and Southeastern Massachusetts are welcome to come the Upper Commons dining hall on RWU’s Bristol campus for dinner from 5 to 7 Please enter through the main entrance off Old Ferry…
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Cranston Police Department Charge Driver After Pedestrian Is Struck In Crosswalk And Listed In Critical Condition

The Cranston Police Department’s Traffic Unit and Bureau of Criminal Identification Unit are continuing to investigate a motor vehicle crash that occurred last night where a pedestrian was struck by a motor vehicle on Park Avenue near the intersection of Elmwood Avenue and is listed in critical, but stable condition. Last night, at approximately 10:39pm, a pedestrian was struck by a vehicle travelling on Park Avenue near the intersection of Elmwood Avenue. The preliminary investigation revealed a 2016 Chevrolet Equinox was travelling eastbound on Park Avenue approaching Elmwood Ave. A pedestrian was on the north side of Elmwood Avenue headed southbound crossing Park Avenue towards the…
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Councilwoman Sabina Matos Elected President of the Providence City Council

Providence, RI (January 7, 2018) - Providence City Councilwoman Sabina Matos, Ward 15, was elected City Council President after today's installation of the 2019-2022 City Councilors. She has the distinction of being the first Latina to hold this seat. Council President Matos began her first term as the Councilwoman for the fifteenth ward in January 2011. During her tenure on the Council, she has served as Council President Pro Tempore from January 2015 until her election as President. She also served as Acting Council President from May 2017 until December 2017. During her tenure she has served on the Councils'…
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Councilwoman Jo-Ann Ryan Has Been Named Majority Leader of the Providence City Council

First time in Providence's history that the City Council will have both a female President and Majority Leader Providence, RI (January 7, 2018) - Providence City Councilwoman Jo-Ann Ryan, Ward Five, was elected by her peers as Majority Leader for the 2019-2023 term. Ryan will be the first woman to hold this senior leadership position. Majority Leader Ryan was first elected to represent the fifth ward in 2014. During her time on the Council, she has served as the Council's first Majority Whip and served on the Committee on Finance; Committee on Ordinances; Committee on Public Works; Committee on Public…
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RIDOH Cautions about Potential Risks of Traveling Abroad for Medical Care

The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is reminding Rhode Islanders to be mindful of the potential risks associated with traveling to another country for medical care. Rhode Island hospitals have seen an increase in the number of Rhode Islanders who have traveled to other countries for medical procedures and returned with serious, antibiotic-resistant infections that require months to years of treatment. These infections have been associated with wounds that are painful, slow to heal, and often require draining. Such infections can also lead to permanent disfigurement. Although people travel to many countries to receive medical care, several patients with…
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RIDOT REOPENS SLATERSVILLE STONE ARCH BRIDGE IN NORTH SMITHFIELD

Rehabilitation of historic structure running several months ahead of schedule Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) Director Peter Alviti, Jr. joined with state and local officials in North Smithfield today to celebrate the reopening of the historic Slatersville Stone Arch Bridge. The bridge reopened several months ahead of its originally projected schedule, and overall the project is on track to finish in the 2019 construction season. The bridge, part of the Slatersville Historic District, is the oldest documented masonry bridge in Rhode Island, dating back to 1855. Deemed structurally-deficient since 2007, large trucks were not permitted to cross it. It…
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Langevin Votes to Reopen Government

Bills will end Trump shutdown now in its thirteenth day   WASHINGTON – Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI) issued the following statement after voting in favor of two bills passed by the House of Representatives that will reopen federal agencies closed due to the Trump shutdown: “I am proud that our new Democratic majority wasted no time and voted to end the Trump shutdown on the opening day of the legislative session. Two years of one-party rule in Washington have brought us an unprecedented three government shutdowns, and it is past time to reopen our national parks, restore small business loans, and…
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Lonsdale Avevne Shots Fired

On January 4, 2019, at approximately 1:40 , Pawtucket Police responded to a shots fired call in the area of 39 Lonsdale Avenue.  Upon arrival, officers located a vehicle in the driveway that was occupied by an adult male and adult female. Both reported sitting inside the vehicle when they heard the shots fired.  Neither reported any injuries however, the vehicle appeared to have sustained damage to the rear bumper from one of the gun shots.   Detectives responded to the scene and after further investigation learned that a newer model Toyota or Honda, 4dr, color white, was observed fleeing…
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Rhode Island Hospital physician appointed chief of new physical medicine and rehabilitation departmen

PROVIDENCE, – Interventional physiatrist Alexios Carayannopoulos,, , FAAPMR, FAAOE, has been appointed chief of Rhode Island Hospital’s newly created physical medicine and rehabilitation department. An expert in clinical practice and research, Carayannopoulos is nationally known as a leader in both interventional spine and pain medicine.  The new department is focused on building upon existing patient programs to provide integrated, seamless patient care and to standardize care across the continuum with the goal of further reducing readmissions and improving patient outcomes. Carayannopoulos, a resident of both Barrington and Boston, serves as the medical director of the Comprehensive Spine Center at Rhode Island Hospital and Newport Hospital, and division director…
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