HEALTH Announces First Flu Deaths of the Season

The Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH) reports today that two influenza-related deaths occurred in January, the state’s first two of the 2013-2014 flu season. The first individual, a male in his 50s who had underlying medical conditions, died on January 1. The second individual was a male in his 80s who also had underlying medical conditions and passed away on January 25. The delay in reporting the deaths was a result of the time needed to conduct tests to confirm that the flu was the cause of death. “This is a very sad reminder that influenza is a serious…
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Politics

Lorne Adrain announced his candidacy for Mayor of Providence

Lorne Adrain announces bid for mayor of Providence (Feb. 3, 2014) - Fox Point resident and community leader Lorne Adrain announced his candidacy for Mayor of Providence today at the Friendship Café. In front of family, friends, community leaders and supporters. Adrain said, "Today is about returning potential, possibility and promise to everyone in this great city. I will focus on rebuilding our economy and create new and better paying jobs, turn our schools into places that ignite a passion for learning, opening and build a safer and more vibrant community not just for the next eight years, but for…
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JOHNSTON DEMOCRATS UNANIMOUSLY ENDORSE

PROVIDENCE – The Johnston Democratic Town Committee unanimously endorsed Aquidneck Island businessman Guillaume De Ramel in his race to become Rhode Island’s next Secretary of State. A motion to endorse was made by Johnston Mayor Joe Polisena and seconded by Bernard Frezza, a senior aide to former Secretaries of State Jim Langevin, Ed Inman, and Matt Brown. “It’s important to come out early for the most competent candidate,” said Mayor Polisena. “I move for this committee to endorse Guillaume De Ramel for Secretary of State.” “I’m pleased to announce that Guillaume De Ramel has the unanimous support of the Johnston…
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Clay Pell RI Gubernatorial Candidate tiene una buena táctica – has a Good Strategy: Spanish

Pell interview Fue en Español - Yes. Pell is hoping to win over a large chunk of Latino voters by speaking to them directly – en Español Pell interview LPR No candidate for governor currently has a Spanish-language campaign website Clay Pell 2014 Campaign Launch Video QUESTIONS FOR CLAY PELL IN “HABLEMOS” 02/01/14 WRNI-LATINO PUBLIC RADIO 1- WHO IS CLAY PELL AND WHY DO YOU WANT TO BE GOVERNOR? WHAT QUALIFES YOU FOR THE POSITION? 2- MANY PEOPLE QUESTION THE FACT THAT YOU HAVE NOT LIVED IN RI MOST OF YOUR LIFE, AND IF NOT FOR YOUR NAME WE WOULD…
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NECAP Results: 73 percent meet mathematics graduation requirement

Assessment results that the Department of Education (RIDE) released today (January 31) show that 73 percent of the current high-school seniors have met the graduation requirement in mathematics and are eligible to earn a diploma this spring. Among the high-school seniors who retook the NECAP mathematics assessment last October because they scored "substantially below proficient" in their junior year, another 1,370 students (43 percent of those retested in October) improved enough to meet the graduation requirement: 977 did so by scoring partially proficient or better on their second attempt; another 393 did so by making significant improvement over their 2012…
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