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Governor Raimondo issued executive order to transform Medicaid

Rhode Island - Governor Gina Raimondo on Thursday issued an executive order to establish a "Working Group for Reinventing Medicaid ." This was announced at a press conference . Raimondo said spending on Medicaid accounts for one third of the state budget , and added that the cost per person is among the highest in the country . Under the executive order , the group will be composed of representatives of the sector of health care , economics and business and solicit opinions from a variety of groups, organizations and individuals to then make their recommendations to "transform Medicaid ."…
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Providence reaches agreement on taxes for South Street Landing tenants

PROVIDENCE — Mayor Angel Taveras has proposed agreements under which the tax-exempt tenants of the proposed South Street Landing development project will pay taxes to the City of Providence. As currently envisioned, the former South Street Power Station on Dyer Street would be leased to Rhode Island College and the University of Rhode Island for a state-of-the-art shared nursing education center, and Brown University for administrative office space. The proposed tenants have committed to paying city real-estate taxes of $ million over the course of the 15-year lease, Taveras said. “South Street Landing is a once-in-a-generation economic development opportunity for…
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Human Body Parts Found on Beach

A Newbury man was going for a walk with his dog on Plum Island Beach Saturday when he stumbled upon the unexpected—a human leg. Carrie Kimball Monahan, spokeswoman for the Essex County District Attorney’s office, said the leg was the first body part of several others to wash ashore this weekend. The remains were confirmed as human Sunday. Cadaver dogs and local and state police are still investigating the area. The body will be examined by the Medical Examiner’s office, after which the sex of the person will likely become available. Monahan said investigators will comb through missing person cases to…
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Patriots capture their sixth straight AFC East title after rolling over the Dolphins, 41-13

FOXBORO — There was a point when the Patriots’ Sunday afternoon matchup with the Dolphins looked like it would be a close one. There was a time when Tom Brady and the offense looked inept. There was a moment when it looked like the Patriots wouldn’t clinch their sixth consecutive AFC East title. Then the third quarter started. Unlike in their season-opening loss, when New England crumbled, the only second-half collapse on Sunday came from the Miami Dolphins. After opening the second half with a one-point lead, the Patriots scored a franchise-record 24 points in the third quarter to roll over their…
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Three accidents, one injuring a police officer, lead to DUI arrests in Cranston

CRANSTON, – Three people face charges of driving under the influence after car accidents this weekend – two of which involved Cranston police cruisers. The police charged Alex Sanville, 24, of 43 Baptist St., Swansea, with driving under the influence and refusing a breath test after the car he was driving struck an unattended police cruiser around 1:14 on Saturday, in the parking lot of the Mardis Gras nightclub on Oaklawn Avenue, according to police. About an hour later, officers arrested Marc Daniel, 41, of 976 Cranston St., Cranston, after receiving a report of a car stopped in the lane…
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Thomas M. Menino, Boston’s longest serving mayor, has died at 71

Thomas Michael Menino, who insisted a mayor doesn’t need a grand vision to lead, then went on to shepherd Boston’s economy and shape the skyline and the very identity of the city he loved through an unprecedented five consecutive terms in City Hall, died Thursday. He was 71and was diagnosed with advanced cancer not long after leaving office at the beginning of this year. “Visionaries don’t get things done,” he once said, crisply separating himself from politicians who gaze at distant horizons and imagine what might be. Leaving to others the lofty rhetoric of Boston as the Athens of America,…
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Man Arrested Behind Johnston High School

JOHNSTON, — Johnston police are questioning a man who was arrested Thursday afternoon behind the city’s high school, Deputy Police Chief Dan Parillo confirms. According to Superintendent Dr. Bernard DiLullo Jr., the man pulled into the parking lot at about noon and knocked on the back door. A teacher’s assistant asked the man what he wanted, but did not let him in the building. The employee then notified the principal and school resource officer, and the man was taken into custody by Johnston police for questioning. A call from DiLullo went out to city parents, informing them of the situation and…
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31st Beirut Memorial Service Honors Rhode Island Nine Marines Killed

PORTSMOUTH, (NNS) -- The nine Marines from Rhode Island who died on Oct. 23, 1983 in the terrorist truck bombing attack at the Marine barracks, Beirut, Lebanon, were memorialized, Oct. 23, at the 31st anniversary Beirut Memorial Service conducted in the Portsmouth Historical Society chapel. The 'Rhode Island Nine' were honored as heroes during the memorial service that was attended by their surviving Gold Star family members, friends; and members of veterans organizations amongst the 100 attendees. During the roll call of honor, family members were called forward to place a carnation in a wreath donated by the VFW Post…
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Fire leaves 21 homeless

Rhode Island - A fire Tuesday night left 21 people homeless. The fire left the building unusable 457 Mineral Spring Avenue in Pawtucket. The victims escaped unharmed, however three firefighters had to be treated at Pawtucket Memorial Hospital for smoke inhalation.  Red Cross is providing support. Authorities are investigating the cause of the accident.
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Bishop Tobin ask, “Is Jorge Elorza an atheist or not?”

Rhode Island - Providence Bishop Thomas Tobin post on Facebook Tuesday afternoon questioning the position of Democratic Mayoral candidate Jorge Elorza in relation to God. Tobin's comment gives it a new twist to the controversy over religious beliefs, or rather the lack of God in the life of Elorza especially in a city where the Latino population overwhelmingly BELIEVES IN GOD. The question presented by Tobin: Is Jorge Elorza an Atheist? The question emerged early in the campaign and has reappeared in newspaper articles. The case comes as a result of an article Elorza wrote for the University of Pittsburgh…
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