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RIDOH Recommends Closing Freshwater Beaches in Warwick and West Kingston

The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends closing Kent County YMCA Upper and Lower Ponds in Warwick and Aquapaug Scout Reservation in West Kingston for swimming because of high bacteria levels. Sandy Point Beach in Portsmouth and Fort Adams in Newport remain closed for swimming due to high bacteria levels. RIDOH will continue to monitor and review beach water quality regularly to ensure safe bathing throughout the summer season. The status of a beach may change on a daily basis. The most up-to-date beach information is available through a recorded message on RIDOH's beaches telephone line (401-222-2751).
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LA COMISIONADA ANGÉLICA INFANTE-GREEN TE INVITA A:: UNA CONVERSACIÓN CON TODOS LOS RESIDENTES DE PROVIDENCE

El objetivo de estos foros comunitarios es para tener una conversación abierta con educadores, estudiantes y familias de Providence para hablar sobre los hallazgos del Informe de Johns Hopkins y para darles la oportunidad de ofrecer comentarios sobre los próximos pasos a seguir para mejorar las escuelas de Providence. Transmisión en vivo por ;/  ¡Esperamos verte ahí!Por favor confirme su asistencia a través de esta encuesta, ;o llamándonosal 311 o 401-421-2489. WI L L I A M D ' A B A T E E L E M E N T A R Y , 6 0 K O SS U…
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US Army Secretary Now Likely Defense Secretary Nominee

VOA News/By Steve Herman WHITE HOUSE - Carla Babb contributed to this report from the Pentagon. Army Secretary Mark Esper will likely be his nominee as defense secretary, President Donald Trump has told reporters. Trump spoke positively about Esper just hours after he announced Patrick Shanahan had withdrawn from consideration, saying the acting defense secretary wants to spend more time with his ;Trump on Tuesday, speaking to reporters before boarding Marine One, praised Shanahan as “a wonderful person.”  “I did not ask him to withdraw,” said Trump of Shanahan, who removed his name from consideration after two newspapers (USA Today and The Washington Post) reported Tuesday…
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Facebook Plans Its Own Currency for 2 Billion-Plus Users

VOA News/Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO - Facebook already rules daily communication for more than 2 billion people around the world. Now it wants its own currency, ;The social network unveiled an ambitious plan Tuesday to create a new digital currency similar to Bitcoin for global use, one that could drive more e-commerce on its services and boost ads on its platforms. But the effort, which Facebook is launching with partners including PayPal, Uber, Spotify, Visa and Mastercard, could also complicate matters for the beleaguered social network. Facebook is currently under federal investigation over its privacy practices, and along with other…
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Over 16 Tons of Cocaine Intercepted at Philadelphia Port

VOA News/Associated Press authorities seized more than $1 billion worth of cocaine Tuesday from a ship at a Philadelphia port, calling it one of the largest drug busts in American ; The attorney's office in Philadelphia announced the massive bust on Twitter on Tuesday afternoon, saying law enforcement agents seized about tons (15 metric tons) of cocaine from a large ship at the Packer Marine Terminal. Members of the crew were arrested and face federal charges. The drug seizure is the latest in a series of large cocaine busts along the East Coast. In a March bust in Philadelphia, drug…
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BLACKSTONE VALLEY COMMUNITY HEALTH CARE DEDICATES NEIGHBORHOOD HEALTH CENTER TO CENTRAL FALLS COMMUNITY

47,000 S/F Neighborhood Health Station Centralizes Affordable Medical Services in One Location CENTRAL FALLS, RHODE ISLAND, June 17, 2019: The people of Central Falls had a reason to celebrate as dignitaries, elected officials, donors, medical staff and clients gathered to officially dedicate the Blackstone Valley Community Health Care’s Neighborhood Health Station to the community of Central Falls. With the Robertico Arias Y Alebreke salsa band in the background, the group celebrated the completion of a 22-month construction process and the transformation of a parking lot into a 47,000 s/f medical home to diagnosticians, a pharmacy, dentists and medical professionals, ready…
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Más de 100 personas reciben ayuda a la adicción en estaciones seguras de Providence

La ciudad de Providence y el departamento de bomberos lanzaron el programa estaciones seguras en enero del 2018, los adictos a las drogas llegan a las estaciones de bomberos que están abiertas las 24 horas, y son conectados con agencias que le brinda ayuda a la adicción. Adrienne Wood llego a una estación segura para buscar ayuda a la adicción a los opioides, ella resulto herida en un accidente automovilístico en la florida y le recetaron medicamentos para el , este programa me pude recuperar y sigo recibiendo ayuda.
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Messer Street Fire Station to temporarily close for construction

Engine 8 and Ladder 2 to relocate to nearby stations and will continue providing service within their normal district Providence, RI: The Messer Street fire station will be temporarily closed for capital improvements that will be made within the station over the course of approximately 30 days. Regular operations at the Messer Streets station will resume as soon as construction is completed. The engine and ladder companies that work out of the station have relocated to nearby stations and will continue providing service within their normal district. Engine 8 has relocated to the Washington Street station and Ladder 2 has…
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Delta Dental Clinic Opens at Blackstone Valley Community Health Care

CENTRAL FALLS, — The Delta Dental Clinic at Blackstone Valley Community Health Care (BVCHC) officially opened today during a ribbon-cutting event celebrating the dedication of Blackstone Valley Community Health Care’s Neighborhood Health Station to the Central Falls community. The state-of-the-art Dental Clinic, which provides critical oral health care to those in the Central Falls area, was established with a significant grant from the Delta Dental of Rhode Island Fund at the Rhode Island Foundation over the last four years. Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse, also with Representative David Cicilline and Central Falls Mayor James Diossa, attended the ribbon-cutting event.…
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RI State Police Task Force Arrests Seven Suspects in Connection with Two Shootings in Providence

Colonel James M. Manni, Superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police and Director of the Department of Public Safety, announces that members of the Rhode Island State Police High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) have arrested seven people in connection with two shooting incidents in the city of Providence. These arrests are the result of a long-term joint investigation led by the Rhode Island State Police HIDTA Task Force in conjunction with the Rhode Island Office of the Attorney General and the Providence Police Department. This investigation is active and ongoing and more arrests are expected. The first shooting occurred…
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