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Matt Brown Y las Comunidades Minoritarias

Es un honor volver a trabajar con un verdadero amigo de la comunidad Latina –Matt Brown. Matt es alguien que ha sido siempre un luchador por la igualdad y por una educacion de excelencia para nuestros hijos. Muchos entran en la política y recién ‘descubren’ a nuestra comunidad. A diferencia de esos, Matt nos ha incluido en posiciones de liderato desde su días como fundador de Democracy Compact y City Year, organizaciones que han contribuido enormemente a nuestro bienestar, ¨ dice la líder comunitaria y portavoz del grupo Latinos por Matt Brown, Sylvia Bernal. El sábado, 18 de agosto, a…
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Dr. Skoly, well-known state advocate, assumes Chairmanship

Providence, RI -- The RI Center for Freedom & Prosperity announced today that Dr. Stephen Skoly was selected in July by its Board of Directors to become Chairman of the organization following the resignation of its former Chairman, Mike Riley, who stepped-down to pursue his candidacy for state Treasurer. Skoly, an oral and maxillofacial surgeon, is well known among many lawmakers for his research and testimony over the years on many legislative issues, especially pertaining to healthcare policy. Skoly joined the Center's board in late 2017. "For years I have been impressed with the great work of the Center. I value the importance of this organization…
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Education

DeRobbio Calls on City Council to Block Superintendent’s Contract Extension Until Federal Settlement Documents Are Released

“Providence residents have a right to know how their schools settled a federal investigation into these abysmal learning conditions,” says former superintendent and candidate for mayor. PROVIDENCE, RI — Robert DeRobbio, longtime educator and candidate for mayor, calls on the Providence City Council to block a contract extension for Superintendent Chris Maher until the school department releases their plan for complying with the federal settlement around their inability to provide the minimum required English Language Learning instruction. “Providence residents have a right to know how their schools settled a federal investigation into these abysmal learning conditions,” said DeRobbio. “Right now,…
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Education

Cumberland, RI To Host Digital Bookmobile National Tour Event August 29

Free event highlights ebooks and audiobooks from the library -- anywhere, anytime   What: Spreading reading happiness to communities across the nation, this unique traveling exhibit is an interactive experience to learn about and try ebooks and audiobooks available in Rhode Island. The Digital Bookmobile presents readers of all ages with an interactive experience exploring the digital services available at public libraries in Cumberland, RI. Equipped with interactive workstations, touchscreen activities, devices to sample titles and more, the Digital Bookmobile has everything a reader needs get started browsing the library’s digital catalog of ebooks and audiobooks. Library’s staff and eReading…
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Fung Campaign Releases “Tough on Crime” Ad

(Cranston) - As Mayor, Allan Fung has made it a priority to keep Cranston safe.  From fighting the ACLU to keep panhandlers off dangerous intersections, to increasing community policing stations across the city, he is on the front lines in building a safer and stronger community.   As Governor, Allan Fung will reform Governor Raimondo's policies that are making neighborhoods across the state feel less safe.  He will reverse her practice of not notifying immigration officials when criminals here illegally are to be released after completing their prison sentences.  Additionally, Rhode Island will not continue to follow Raimondo's sanctuary state policies,…
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The 5 States with the Most Impaired Driving Deaths

Rebecca Edwards The days are getting shorter, school bells are ringing, and Labor Day weekend festivities are almost upon us. Along with the last BBQs of the season, Labor Day also brings more impaired drivers to our nation’s roads. The number one cause of death for Americans aged five to twenty-four is car crashes—and nearly one-third of fatal crashes in 2016 were caused by impaired driving. In fact, there was one alcohol-related driving fatality every 50 minutes. This is why our team decided to find out which states may have the most dangerous roads this Labor Day weekend. We used National Highway…
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Local News

YOUTH POWER RALLY EMPOWERS STUDENTS ACTIVISTS TO ORGANIZE AND VOTE

Providence, Rhode Island August 14, 2018— youth activists representing Young Voices, Providence Student Union, and One Gun Gone gathered on the State House lawn this afternoon for a rally to end gun violence in their communities, on their streets, and in schools across the nation. The rally, led by Rhode Island Coalition Against Gun Violence Youth committee activists brought together hundreds of youth who spoke of the need to address gun violence with both legislative change and intersectional discussions about urban violence.  “Sometimes when people get shot it is close to where I live. All I am saying is I have…
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DeRobbio critica a Elorza por el Acuerdo Federal ELL

"Los estudiantes de Providence no deberían necesitar una investigación federal para obtener una buena educación", dice el ex superintendente escolar y candidato a la alcaldía PROVIDENCE, RI - Hoy, el departamento escolar de Jorge Elorza tuvo cerró acuerdo tras una investigación federal del Departamento de Justicia sobre el fracaso de sus programas de Aprendices del Idioma Inglés. El enfoque de Elorza para dar a los estudiantes las habilidades en inglés que necesitan para tener éxito fue tan inadecuado que los investigadores federales creyeron que violaba la Ley de Igualdad de Oportunidades Educativas. En una ciudad donde casi el 60% de los estudiantes provienen de…
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Puerto Rico Officials Say All of Island Now Has Power Again

VOA News/Associated Press SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO — Power has been restored to all of Puerto Rico for the first time since Hurricane Maria struck nearly 11 months ago, officials said Tuesday. The island's electric utility announced that crews working in the southern city of Ponce reconnected the last neighborhood that had been offline since the Sept. 20 storm knocked out the territory's power grid. Ponce resident Charlie Colon Nazario told El Nuevo Dia that he was looking forward to no longer having to use a generator to light his house. "No more lamps, no more candles, no more extension cords," he said…
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