Community

RIDOT AND CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION KICKOFF ROUTE 146 PROJECT, FUNDED BY RIDOT’S LARGEST GRANT OF $65 MILLION

Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) Director Peter Alviti, Jr., Senator Jack Reed, Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, Congressman Jim Langevin, Congressman David Cicilline, and other state and local leaders gathered on the side of Route 146 in North Smithfield today to highlight the much-needed improvements to Route 146 made possibly by a $65 million INFRA grant secured this summer by Rhode Island’s Congressional delegation. The estimated $150 million project will replace multiple bridges along the Route 146 corridor, repave 8 miles of roadway and correct numerous safety and congestion problems – including at the Sayles Hill Road interchange where today’s event…
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Featured

Providence Police Arrested Seven in Gang Rape Investigation

;notif_t=live_video_explicit&ref=notif Colonel Clements held a media briefing at 11:45 this morning regarding the outcome of an investigation into a sexual assault that occurred on December 20, 2019 on Glenham Street, and there is video evidence of the gang rape. Seven individuals connected to a gang rape in Providence are in police custody.  The victim was 16 years old and the rape took place at a house on Glenham Street in South Providence, according to the police the victim was there for a party. There is a warrant for an eighth arrest connected to the rape.  According to police, Carlos D.…
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LPR News

Treasurer Magaziner to Host Financial Empowerment Roundtable

PROVIDENCE, RI: Rhode Island General Treasurer is hosting a virtual meeting of the Financial Empowerment Roundtable on Wednesday, September 2, 2020 at 10:00 (ET). The Rhode Island Financial Empowerment Roundtable, which was launched by Treasurer Magaziner in 2017, regularly brings together representatives from government, non-profits, education, businesses, and banking to network and share ideas on how to promote financial education and wellness for Rhode Islanders.  Wednesday's Roundtable will include presentations from United Way of Rhode Island, which will brief participants on the Safe Harbor and Housing Now campaign; Dorcas International will lead a discussion on the WeR1 Rhode Island Relief Fund; and…
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Education

Providence Schools Plan Partial Reopening

Governor Gina Raimondo The Director of the Department of Health Nicole Alexander-Scott, MD, MPH. Commissioner Angélica Infante-Green Based on the latest COVID-19 data for the City of Providence, Providence Public Schools will start the school year with a partial reopening that offers in-person learning for all elementary grades and a combination of in-person and distance learning for other grades. “We are excited to welcome our students back to school, and we are dedicated to getting off to a great start,” said Superintendent Harrison Peters. “We appreciate that Governor Raimondo and Commissioner Infante-Green relied on science and the latest data to…
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Community

KENDALL-JACKSON, IN PARTNERSHIP WITH UNITED WAY, LAUNCHES THE GROCERY WORKER’S RELIEF FUND

Family-Owned Winery Establishes First National Fund to Directly Benefit Grocery Workers, Offering Immediate Relief Santa Rosa, Calif. (August 31, 2020) – Kendall-Jackson, producer of America's favorite Chardonnay, and United Way Worldwide, America's Favorite Charity, today announced the launch of the Grocery Worker's Relief Fund to provide emergency relief for the immediate needs of frontline grocery store workers.  The iconic American winery whose reputation is built on producing wines of quality and integrity, pledges an initial $200,000 in the first year, and commits to $2 million by 2030.   "Grocery workers are an essential part of Kendall-Jackson's ;They form the backbone of our business and are a direct extension of the Kendall-Jackson family," said Barbara Banke, Chairman and Proprietor of Jackson Family Wines, the family-owned wine company that founded Kendall-Jackson in 1982. "They have been frontline heroes during the pandemic, risking their health and safety for…
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Community

MAYOR BALDELLI-HUNT ANNOUNCES “JUMP START” PROGRAM TO SUPPORT SMALL BUSINESSES IMPACTED BY THE PANDEMIC

WOONSOCKET, : Mayor Lisa Baldelli-Hunt announced today the launching of a new grant and loan program to support small businesses as they attempt to reopen and rebound from the Coronavirus Pandemic. As stated by the Mayor, “My Administration is acutely aware of the financial impact that the pandemic is having on the City’s small businesses. It is imperative that we assist these businesses as they reopen their doors and bring back employees.” The new program is called “Jump Start” and is designed to provide both grants and loans to eligible small businesses. The “Jump Start” program will offer grants of…
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Community

Pawtucket to Distribute over 10,000 FREE Masks to Residents

Pawtucket – The City of Pawtucket, the Pawtucket Police Department, Pawtucket and Central Falls Health Equity Zone (HEZ), and Project Health CV have announced that 10,000 free reusable cloth masks will be distributed to Pawtucket and Central Falls residents and businesses on Saturday, September 5th from 11 to 1 in the parking lot across from Pawtucket City Hall. “Together, we need to continue practicing social distancing and must wear masks or face coverings to minimize the spread of the coronavirus,” said Mayor Donald R. Grebien. “The City is pleased to partner with HEZ and Project Health CV to distribute free masks this…
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Community

City Council President Sabina Matos and the Members of the City Council Call on the Administration to End Furlough Days for Department of Public Works Employees:

The Department of Public Works is classified as an essential city department and for good reason. The hard work this department performs everyday to keep our streets and sidewalks in good shape, keep trash off of our streets, and our environment safe is vital to the operation of a healthy and prosperous city.  However, this summer we’ve experienced a rampant decline in the quality and frequency of these services due to DPW workers being put on furlough one and two days a week. This decline is of no fault of our hardworking men and women in the DPW, but of…
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LPR News

Pedestrian Crash Involving Fairhaven Police Cruiser Under Investigation

FAIRHAVEN -- Lt. Kevin Kobza reports that a pedestrian crash involving a Fairhaven Police cruiser is currently under investigation by Massachusetts State Police. Shortly before 11 Tuesday night, Aug. 25, Fairhaven Police responded to the area of 188 Huttleston Ave. for a report of a pedestrian crash involving a cruiser. The officer driving the cruiser immediately stopped and summoned for help. Fairhaven Police officers initiated medical care until paramedics arrived on scene and took over medical treatment. The man suffered serious injuries and was transported by ambulance to St. Luke's Hospital in New Bedford. The incident is under investigation by…
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LPR News

Talcott Ave Shooting

On 8/25/20, at approximately 8:40 PM, Pawtucket Police responded to 69 Talcott Ave for the report of a ; Upon arrival, a 20 year old male was found on scene with non-life-threatening injuries sustained from what appeared to be gunshot ; The male was taken to RI Hospital for ; A suspect wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt was observed fleeing the scene on foot. Detectives responded and are currently ; Anyone with information is asked to contact Det. Michael Cioe at 401-727-9100 ext. 758.
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