Community

Job Fair Friday April 4 – DLT Business Workforce Center

The Business Workforce Center of the RI Department of Labor and Training is partnering with Workforce Partnership of Greater RI and Workforce Solutions of Providence/Cranston to host a Job Fair on Friday, April 4 at the Providence netWORKri Center, One Reservoir Avenue, in the Renaissance Room from 10:00 to 1:00 Date: Friday, April 4, 2014 from 10 to 1:00   Location: Providence netWORKri Career Center, One Reservoir Avenue , in the Renaissance Room, Providence Come meet the following employers Metlife, Micro Tech Staffing, Bayada Home Health Care, Anytime Fitness, Sears Carpet, Johnny Rockets, Aaron's, Bank of America, Monroe Staffing and The Presidential Group,…
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Community

Diabetes Awareness and Health Screening Initiative

Diabetes in the state of RI has increased in the past five decades and it is predicted that the numbers will continue to rise, especially among African American and Hispanic populations. Diabetes remains a chronic disease with no known cure, and without proper control and observations it can have a deep impact on a person's health and quality of life. Yet when managed correctly, health outcomes do improve and certain risk factors of the disease can be prevented.   On Wednesday, April 2, 2014 help kickoff a new initiative. Light refreshments will be offered at 10:00am, and the program will…
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Local News

DEM Announces New Emergency Closure of Shellfishing Areas in Point Judith Pond and Potters Pond

PROVIDENCE – The Department of Environmental PROVIDENCE – The Department of Environmental Management announces that due to anticipated unacceptable water quality resulting from this weekend's. " of rainfall, all approved waters of Point Judith Pond and Potters Pond will be closed to shellfishing beginning at noon on Monday, March 31. Due to excess runoff as a result of intense rainfall, these coastal ponds will remain closed until further information and/or test results indicate these waters are safe for shellfishing. All aquaculturists in areas where emergency shellfish closures have been enacted will be allowed access to their leases to conduct necessary…
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Featured

AG Kilmartin Legislation to Create “Child Safe Zones”

Citing the need to protect children from sexual predators, Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin's legislation to create the first-ever "Child Safe Zones" in Rhode Island is scheduled to be heard before the House and Senate Judiciary committees this week. The act – H7764, sponsored by Representative Mia Ackerman (D-District 45, Cumberland, Lincoln) and S2751, sponsored by Senator Stephen R. Archambault (D-District 22, Johnston, North Providence, Smithfield) – would prohibit any facility that provides programs or services intended primarily for minors from employing a registered sex offender. Both the House and Senate Judiciary committees are scheduled to hear the bill on…
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Education

CollegeBoundfund Strengthens Investment Line-up, Offers Even More Low-Cost Choices

Adds First of its Kind Passive Option to Track the Morningstar® 529 College Savings Moderate IndexSM Series PROVIDENCE, RI - CollegeBoundfund, Rhode Island's tax-advantaged 529 college savings plan, announced that recently-approved investment line-up improvements are now available for Rhode Islanders to access. By increasing the selection of low-cost options, families now have more choices when planning for higher education. "Launching these improvements so quickly continues my team's thorough process of providing Rhode Islanders with the best options when saving for college," said General Treasurer Gina M. Raimondo, who is personally invested in the plan with CollegeBoundfund accounts for her two…
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Rhode Island State Police to Promote 32 Sworn Members

Colonel Steven G. O'Donnell, Superintendent, of the Rhode Island State Police and Commissioner of the Department of Public Safety, announces that there will be a Promotion and Awards Ceremony on: Monday, March 24, 2014 7:00 Rhode Island College Sapinsley Hall, Nazarian Center for Performing Arts Providence, Rhode Island Thirty-two members of the Rhode Island State Police, who have been promoted since the last ceremony in April 2013, are being presented their Certificates of Promotion by The Honorable Lincoln D. Chafee, Governor of the State of Rhode Island, and Colonel O'Donnell. Twenty-three members of the Tactical Team, as well as fifteen…
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Community

DEM Awards $16,850 in Grants for Community-Based Earth Day Cleanup Projects

PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management, in partnership with the Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation, has awarded 38 grants totaling $16,850 to organizers of local Earth Day 2014 cleanup projects. This grant program is designed to highlight Earth Day 2014 and the value of the environment, and recognize the importance of people improving the quality of life in their communities. Grants of $250 or $500 each are being provided to non-profit organizations and municipalities throughout the state for Earth Day-related activities that are connected to a volunteer community cleanup initiative. The funds may be used for cleanup supplies including…
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Health

Attorney General and Director of Health Warn Consumers of Possible Medical Phone Scam

Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin and Director of Health, Michael Fine, MD, are warning the public of a possible scam in which individuals, primarily women, are being called by a "medical compensation company" or "the state department of health" asking about recent surgeries and other personal information. The targets of the calls appear primarily to be women, some, but not all of whom, may have had a recent surgery. Based on the information provided to the Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH) by individuals who have been contacted, the caller will often hang up when asked why they are calling,…
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Community

International Night at Shea High School

Dr. Pablo Rodriguez talked with Donald Miller, Principal of Shea High School in Pawtucket, RI. Shea HS is one of four high schools in the city of Pawtucket. Currently, there are 860 students, comprising up to 30 countries. Of these students, about 40-50% are Latino and 27% make up the ESL population. Donald Miller discusses the new NECAP graduation requirements, community and parent engagement, and Friends of Shea. Miller also discusses an upcoming event International Night. Taking place on Thursday April 10, 2014, this is a chance to celebrate the diversity of Shea High School. It will be a night of…
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State Police Arrests Subject for Driving While Under the Influence of Alcohol with Two Children in the Vehicle

Colonel Steven G. O'Donnell, Superintendent, of the Rhode Island State Police and Commissioner of Public Safety, announces that on March 19, 2014 at 11:57 , members of the Lincoln Woods Barracks investigated a motor vehicle accident on Route 95 south in the City of Pawtucket. The arrest was the result of a multiple 911 calls to the barracks reporting the accident and its subsequent investigation. The operator was identified as William E. Burgess, age 26 of 1062 Atwells Ave, Providence, Rhode Island. While interacting with Mr. Burgess, Troopers observed various indicators consistent with intoxication. Also traveling in the vehicle were…
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