Capturan a hombre con cargos armas de fuego

Massachusetts - En East Brookfield,  Dean Largesse de Leicester quien era buscado por la policía fue capturado después de una cacería de 24 horas.  Largesse se declaró no culpable a cargos de armas de fuego y se encuentra detenido sin fianza.   La policía dijo que encontró varias armas de fuego y munición en su residencia, hasta donde llegaron el sábado por denuncias de agresión domestica de parte de su novia
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Panel hace recomendaciones para la MBTA

Massachusetts - En Boston, el panel que supervisaba el sistema de transito del área de Boston presento una serie medidas para cerrar el creciente faltante en el presupuesto.  La junta para el control fiscal de la MBTA  sugiere entre otras cosas, eliminar el servicio de transporte tarde en la noche, y cambios en el tren que sirve a pasajeros con discapacidades
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Community

Rhode Island Foundation unveils $10 million plan to restore Roger Williams Park

The initiative kicks off a year-long celebration of the Foundation’s 100th anniversary next year including a special program to award $500,000 in grants for community activities in every city and town in 2016 PROVIDENCE, RI -- To kick off a year-long celebration of the 100th anniversary of its founding in 1916, the Rhode Island Foundation today announced the details of a $10 million campaign to restore Roger Williams Park. The work will include improvements to the park’s entrances, new signage, expanded walkways and bicycle paths and repairs to the Museum of Natural History, the Bandstand, the Casino and the Temple…
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Statement from Congressman David Cicilline Regarding San Bernardino Mass Shooting

My thoughts and prayers are with the victims in San Bernardino and their families. This was the 352nd mass shooting in our country this year. It came just five days after a gunman in Colorado Springs wounded nine people and killed a police officer, an Iraq war veteran, and a mother of two children. More than 12,000 Americans have died in gun-related incidents this year. ‎Just hours before the shooting in San Bernardino, I spoke on the House floor to announce my plans to introduce legislation reauthorizing the Assault Weapons Ban. It is shameful that Congress has done nothing this…
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Providence Police are searching for driver in fatal hit-and-run accident

Providence, RI – Providence Police are searching for the driver and vehicle shown in the attached photographs and video that was involved in a hit-and-run accident that occurred on November 29, 2015 at 1705 hours at the intersection of Broadway and Marshall Street claiming the life of an elderly woman and injuring her granddaughter while they were attempting to cross the street.   The suspect was last seen fleeing the scene in a newer model, dark-colored SUV with possible hood and grill damage.   Anyone (including auto body shop owners and/or their employees) with information regarding the identity of this…
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EPA Provides State of Rhode Island $18.2 Million for Water Infrastructure Projects

BOSTON – The Environmental Protection Agency has awarded $ million to the State of Rhode Island to help finance improvements to water projects that are essential to protecting public health and the environment. The funds will be primarily used to upgrade sewage plants and drinking water systems, as well as replacing aging infrastructure, throughout the state. The Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) program, administrated by the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) and Rhode Island Infrastructure Bank (RIIB), received $ million. EPA’s funding provides low-interest loans for water quality protection projects to make improvements to wastewater treatment systems,…
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Pawtucket’s Modern Diner Named Top Five Diner in the Country by Food Network

Pawtucket – Food Network’s Top 5 Restaurants hosted Geoffrey Zakarian and Sunny Anderson, recently aired their show on November 30th, highlighting Pawtucket’s Modern Diner as one of the top five diners nationwide.   The Modern Diner has been a staple of the Pawtucket community since 1941 where it was delivered to 13 Dexter Street. It was manufactured in 1940 by the John B. Judkins Company of Merrimac, Massachusetts, which manufactured Sterling Streamline diners from 1939-1942. Sources vary as to how many of the diners they made in their years of operation but the highest estimate is 16. Currently, the Modern…
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USDA Official Visit Rhode Island to See Nutrition Programs Helping Families

  PROVIDENCE, RI - Kevin Concannon, the undersecretary for the USDA’s Food, Nutrition and Consumer Services  visited the cities of Central Falls and Providence to see WIC and school meals program operations. He also met with state officials, local staffs, families and students. WIC, celebrating its 40th year, serves more than half of all babies born in the providing nutritious foods, breastfeeding support and medical referrals. Providence is one of two districts in the state that elected to participate in the Community Eligibility Provision, a federal option allowing schools with high poverty rates to provide free breakfast and lunch to all…
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