Extraordinary moment security guard pushes Providence Mayor away from Rhode Island Governor as he brands him a 'coward' for failing to reveal details of deal with teachers' union
Public clash between Gov. Dan McKee and Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza occurred on Wednesday The two Democrats have been at loggerheads over a new Providence Teachers Union contract, which has not been released to the public McKee hopes the contract will be ratified at a vote on Friday night, but Elorza wants the contract to be seen by the community first
Nearly four years after Freeplay Bar & Arcade in Providence opened its doors its second location comes to 25 Union Street in Worcester for its grand opening on Thursday, July 29. A cover charge of $7 during the week and $10 on weekends provides unlimited access to all machines, which are all free to play.
July 21 (Reuters) - U.S. hospitals that were expected to be early adopters of Biogen’s (BIIB.O) Alzheimer’s drug have treated only a handful of patients since its early June approval as they wait for the first payments from the government’s Medicare program for people aged 65 and older.
Mobile hospitals are at or near capacity once again as the Delta variant continues to spread. Health officials say the Delta variant is significantly more contagious, and with the county, less than 35% vaccinated they fear we are going in the wrong direction. Health officials say, Tuesday morning Mobile Infirmary, Providence, and USA Health were all on diversion.
Good afternoon and welcome to This Just In. I'm Mike McDermott, managing editor of The Providence Journal, and while I've tried to be a better planner, I'll never be as good as those frozen lemonade truck operators who show up whenever more than five kids are in any single place.
A Cranston woman was arrested after her 2-year-old daughter nearly drowned in a backyard pool Monday afternoon, according to authorities. Col. Michael Winquist said officers responded to a home on Westcott Avenue at about 2 p.m. after a 2-year-old was found unresponsive and face down in a swimming pool.
PROVIDENCE — A third Providence police officer now faces consequences in the wake of a neighborhood dispute June 29 on Sayles Street, Public Safety Commissioner Steven Paré said Monday. The Police Department has concluded its internal review of police conduct at the scene of the violent dispute and decided it will discipline police officer Wilkens Georges, Paré said.
Highest-rated cheap eats in Providence, according to Tripadvisor #25. Mi Ranchito #24. Caspian #23. Tom's Bao Bao #22. Mike's Calzones #21. Gourmet House #20. Louis Restaurant #19. West End Diner #18. Flames Jamacian Restaurant
FAIRHAVEN — If you ask Jared Methia what’s it’s like producing the court series, “Caught in Providence” with his father, John Methia, he will simply say, “It’s fun.” “I think dads tends to be harder on the son when you work in this environment,” John Methia said.
Around 8,000 Rhode Island customers were without power Saturday — most of them in Cumberland and Lincoln — according to utility National Grid, after some heavy thunderstorms rolled through mid-afternoon. At 5 p.m., there were 6,893 electrical customers without power in Providence County and around 4,500 in outages in Cumberland and Lincoln, National Grid's outage map said.
A Providence patrolman who shouted “Who wants some more?” after police pepper sprayed people in South Providence late last month has been suspended without pay for 10 days. Patrolman Patrick Hourahan’s statement was captured on body camera and bystander video in the Sayles Street incident in late June, sparking criticism from critics of the police and the leadership of the department itself.
PROVIDENCE — Governor Dan McKee cleared the desk Friday afternoon after he vetoed his third bill this year regarding legislation that would have made changes to the Insurance Unfair Claims Settlement Practices. He said those changes would have added costs to consumers. The legislation was introduced in the House by Representative William O’Brien, a North Providence Democrat and deputy majority leader, with five co-sponsors, and was introduced in the Senate by Senator Maryellen Goodwin, a Providence Democrat.
FAIRFAX COUNTY, VA — On Thursday, the Fairfax County School Board approved an updated Student Rights and Responsibilities document stating rights and protections for transgender and other gender-expansive students for the first time. The school board vote updates the Student Rights and Responsibilities for the 2021-2022 school year at Fairfax County Public Schools.
AARP: Just 47 percent of R.I. nursing homes meet industry benchmark for staff vaccinations against COVID-19
PROVIDENCE — A new study has found that just 47.3 percent of Rhode Island’s nursing homes meet the industry benchmark of having at least 75 percent of their staff fully vaccinated against COVID-19. In Rhode Island, 71 percent of all nursing home staff members have been vaccinated against COVID-19, which is above the national average of 56 percent of staff, according to data provided by AARP this week.
Public education should be focused on preparing our children to succeed. It would then stand to reason that discussions involving public education should always be centered around teaching and learning and – most importantly – our children. However, that has not been the case in the discussion over Providence charter school Achievement First’s proposed use of space in the Providence Public Schools’ Charles M. Fortes Elementary School building.
Scouts’ dreams of a new HQ in North Somerset to tackle a 100-strong waiting list could be dashed. The Long Ashton branch of the movement has outgrown its historic Providence Lane base and found what it says is the only viable, affordable alternative site. The community has backed its bid to build a “truly inclusive”, sustainable new HQ on land west of Wild Country Lane.
PROVIDENCE — The City Council gave its final approval for Providence's budget on Thursday night, unanimously passing a spending plan of $539 million for the new fiscal year that started July 1. The new budget does not raise property taxes and incorporates $42 million in aid that the city has received through the federal American Rescue Plan Act, according to the City Council president, John J. Igliozzi.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Two men have pleaded guilty to participating in a lottery scam that cheated victims in multiple states out of a total of about $600,000, federal prosecutors in Rhode Island said Thursday. Kayan Kitson, 38, pleaded guilty Thursday in U.S. District Court in Providence to conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud.
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July 15 (Reuters) - Biogen Inc's (BIIB.O) Alzheimer's drug, the first new treatment for the memory-robbing disease in nearly 20 years, hit new barriers on Thursday with some large hospitals declining to use it and health insurers delaying a decision while awaiting coverage terms from Medicare.