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THE FUTURE OF Central Falls IS IN YOUR HANDS… Business together for a stronger CommUNITY!

Please join Navigant Credit Union and Rhode Island Legal Services to our next Business Owners meeting at our NAVIGANT CREDIT UNION BRANCH in Central Falls. In an effort to assist local merchants with their needs, keynote speaker, Elizabeth Segovis, Esq. Director of Training and Supervision - RI Legal Services, will share valuable information. She will also talk to you about your “Legal Rights and Responsibilities regarding the IRS – Internal Revenue Services” The Business Owners Meeting will be held at Navigant Credit Union in Central Falls located at 693 Broad Street, Central Falls, RI 02863. Space is limited!!, Please reserve…
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Lorne Adrian for Providence Mayor

Lorne Adrian spoke about the support of Latinos and understanding the needs of Latinos as well as the state tuition, his opposition, licenses for undocumented immigrants and his own family security. Adrian also spoke of the importance of public service which he learned from his parents who worked very hard to support their family of eight children but found time to serve their community by volunteering, his father as a Boy Scouts master and his mother at Meals on Wheels.
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BRETT SMILEY ‘S INTERVIEW on LPR was about the “Gun and Ammunition Tax Bill” officially introduced Thursday at the RI General Assembly

During his interview Smiley was asked how the campaign is going and what are the people asking. His responds was “The people want to see more action and progress”. He explained that there are three things the people are concern about, economics, public safety and quality public education. Interview on LPR
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Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island Invites Businesses to Apply for 20th Annual Worksite Health Awards Awards Recognize Local Business’ Efforts to Promote Employee Health

PROVIDENCE, RI (February 7, 2014) – Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island (BCBSRI) announced that the call for applications for the 20th Annual Worksite Health Awards, which recognize Rhode Island companies with successful workplace wellness programs, is open now through Friday, February 28. In partnership with the Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce, BCBSRI invites Rhode Island businesses to apply for a Worksite Health Award. All Rhode Island companies are eligible, including small (100 or fewer employees) and large businesses (over 100 employees), and applicants must demonstrate exceptional health and wellness programs and health-oriented workplace policies. Winning companies will…
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PATRICK ADMINISTRATION AWARDS ADDITIONAL FUNDING FOR INNOVATION SCHOOLS TO CLOSE ACHIEVEMENT GAPS

BOSTON – Thursday, February 6, 2014 – Governor Deval Patrick today announced additional funding for the Commonwealth’s Innovation schools to further the Administration’s commitment to close persistent achievement gaps, promote innovative and bold strategies in public schools, give students greater access to high-quality education and maintain Massachusetts’ position as a world leader in education. “Innovation Schools give educators the tools they need to close achievement gaps and create an environment that adapts to the unique needs of all of our students," said Governor Patrick. “These grants will give more of our educators the flexibility to think creatively on how to…
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Providence Public Library Announces Schedules for Free Personal Advancement & Lifestyle Technology Classes

PROVIDENCE, RI - Providence Public Library announces its schedules for its Personal Advancement computer classes and Lifestyle Technology offerings for February, March and April. These classes are offered free of charge and are held in the Library’s 3rd Floor Conference Room, 150 Empire Street, Providence. Participants in the personal advancement classes receive instruction on topics from computer/technology basics to advanced software use. The complete schedule of classes for February through April is available at: and includes some offerings on Saturdays and Sundays. In addition, this March and April, the Library is offering its popular Digital Photography Series of four classes…
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Michelle Obama Encourages Students to Apply for Federal Student Aid

On Wednesday, Michelle Obama told a group of high school students and parents that they should not be deterred from applying to college because of financial concerns, but should apply for federal student aid. “Fill out those forms, fill them out!” Mrs. Obama exhorted. “Don’t leave money on the table.” Speaking at T. C. Williams High School in Alexandria, Va., a few miles outside Washington, she gave her advice as deadlines approach for college-bound students to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, otherwise known as Fafsa. “Unfortunately, too many students don’t even bother to apply to college…
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Several States Are Reconsidering Their Participation In The Common Core

Forty-five states, including the District of Columbia, have signed onto the Common Core Standards Initiative during this school year or the next. This federally backed standards initiative seeks to impose a national standard for achievement among K-12 students. Yet many states are already reconsidering their participation, in large part due to the cost. Up front, states will spend about $10 billion, and then $800 million per year for the first seven years this program is implemented. Much of the cost is on new, Common Core-aligned textbooks and curriculum, but added expenses include teacher training, technology upgrades, testing and assessment. According…
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Langevin Statement on CVS Decision Not to Sell Tobacco Products

Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI), a member of the House’s Health Care Innovation Task Force, issued the following statement in response to the announcement that CVS will no longer sell tobacco products in their retail stores: “CVS has long been a good corporate citizen and a pillar of the Rhode Island community, and this decision to change their business practice in the interest of public health is yet another example of CVS’s leadership. CVS is dedicated to increasing access to health care, and removing tobacco products from their stores is a step forward in improving health outcomes for their customers. With…
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Cicilline Applauds CVS Caremark’s Decision to Stop Selling Tobacco Products

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI) today spoke on the floor of the House of Representatives regarding CVS Caremark’s decision to stop selling tobacco products in its stores across America. Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery: “I rise today to applaud CVS Caremark’s decision to stop selling cigarettes and other tobacco products in its more than 7,600 stores across the CVS, which is based in my home district in Woonsocket, Rhode Island, is leading the way in promoting public health and wellness, and I hope other pharmacies will follow their example. “I would particularly like to…
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