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Commissioner Gist State of Education address to Assembly

Speaker Fox, President Paiva Weed, members of the General Assembly, Governor Chafee, Board Chair Mancuso and members of the Board of Education, school leaders, teachers, students, and all friends of education:   I am honored to stand before you once again to report to you on the state of public education in Rhode Island. Good afternoon! Buenas tardes! Boa Tarde!   Thanks for the special greetings from some of our world-language scholars – students from the International Charter School and from the Leviton Dual Language School, in Providence.   I am especially grateful this evening for the opportunity to speak…
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Memorial Service set for Friday for Dr. Jorge Alvarez

Dr. Jorge Alvarez The Providence School Department and the community will be holding a Memorial Service for Dr. Jorge Alvarez at the Assumption Church on 791 Potters Ave, Providence, RI 02907. The mass will be held at 5:00pm. Afterwards everyone is invited to the Dr. Jorge Alvarez High School located on 375 Adelaide Ave, Providence, RI 02907. This will give the community the chance to remember and honor Dr. Jorge Alvarez. It will begin at 6:30pm.
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Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Will Face Death Penalty For Boston Marathon Bombing

WASHINGTON—Attorney General Eric Holder today released the following statement regarding the case of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev: “After consideration of the relevant facts, the applicable regulations and the submissions made by the defendant’s counsel, I have determined that the United States will seek the death penalty in this matter. The nature of the conduct at issue and the resultant harm compel this decision.” The Boston Marathon Bomber who killed three people and wounded 260 will face the death penalty. On Thursday, federal prosecutors announced that they would be seeking the death penalty against Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 20. Seventeen of the thrity federal charges…
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Providence School Board Adopts Resolution Calling for Issuance of $50 Million in School Improvement Bonds

Providence, (January 30, 2014) – On Monday, January 27, the Providence School Board adopted a resolution calling on the City of Providence to provide funding of $50 million through the issuance of school improvement bonds. In the resolution, the Board expressed its commitment to safe, caring and orderly environments that nurture effective teaching and learning, and to maintaining attractive, clean and secure schools. The Board seeks to use the bond funding to renovate or replace some of the city’s 40 school buildings to accommodate 21st century learning. Providence Schools has long acknowledged the challenges associated with its aging infrastructure – the average…
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Rhode Island State Police Computer Crimes Unit Arrests North Scituate Man

Colonel Steven G. O’Donnell, Superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police and Commissioner of Public Safety, announces that on January 29, 2014, members of the Computer Crimes Unit arrested George Demedeiros of 90 Pine Hill Road, North Scituate Rhode Island for Obtaining Money Under False Pretenses over $ via the online auction site The investigation was initiated by the State Police Computer Crimes Unit after information was received by two separate complainants regarding purchases made on the on-line auction website  Each complainant stated they paid between $ and $ to purchase a Playstation4 from the seller, but never received the…
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Pell kick offs campaign for RI governor

Pell for Governor Pell on Licenses for Undocumented Workers PROVIDENCE – Offering a bold platform of new ideas focused on restoring hope and rebuilding the Rhode Island economy, Clay Pell formally launched his campaign to win the Democratic gubernatorial nomination today. “It is time for Rhode Island come together, to bring in fresh perspectives and new approaches, and to once again think big,” Pell said in remarks to a packed room at the Rhode Island Convention Center. Pell, 32, of Providence, was introduced by his grandmother, Nuala Pell, widow of Rhode Island’s longest-serving United States senator, Claiborne Pell, who authored the legislation…
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Marian Wright Edelman Keynote at RI Kids Count Luncheon

Rhode Island KIDS COUNT hosted a 20th Anniversary Special Kick-Off Luncheon, Wednesday, January 29th, 2014, celebrating two decades of advocacy for children The keynote speaker was Marian Wright Edelman, Founder and President of the Children's Defense Fund who is the nation's foremost child advocate. LPR Coverage of RI Kids Count Event 1/29/2014 Marian Wright Edelman by Latino Public Radio Victor Capellan by Latino Public Radio The Children's Defense Fund's Leave No Child Behind(r) mission is to ensure every child a Healthy Start, a Head Start, a Fair Start, a Safe Start, and a Moral Start in life and successful passage…
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Michael Solomon Annouces Candidacy For Mayor

PROVIDENCE - Today, Michael Solomon, president of the Providence City Council, announced his candidacy for Mayor of Providence. Michael, who owns several businesses in the city, spoke before family, friends, and supporters at Building Futures in Olneyville this morning, a non-profit organization dedicated to building career pathways for unemployed Providence residents. LPR Coverage of Solomon's Bid for Providence Mayor "I am running for Mayor to make Providence a city of opportunity for all," Michael said. "We must build upon the progress and hard work of the last three years. We must focus on growing the city's middle class, rebuilding our schools, and revitalizing our neighborhoods. We have come…
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President’s State of the Union

During tonight's State of the Union Address, President Obama expressed his desire to work with COngress to improve the nation's economy. But he also stressed that if necessary he would take executive action. One big theme of the night was income inequality. Obama urged Congress to increase the minimum wage for all Americans, while issuing an executive order to increase the minimum wage for some federal workers from $ to $ an hour. He touched on concerns that the gap between the rich and poor is increasing and said that these trends must be reversed. That includes redressing inequality for…
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Honolulu Teen Shot After Attacking Officers

Authorities say a police officer fired two shots, hitting a 17-year-old runaway in the wrist at a Hawaii high school after the teen lunged at officers and proceeded to cut one with a knife and punch two others. Police had been alerted by Roosevelt High School officials who had recognized the boy as a runaway Tuesday morning. The 17 year old was hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries. The public high school near downtown Honolulu was placed on lock down, but students have since been released.
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