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Locals Take Action: Grappling with recent changes ain’t easy

Pub Life: A Plea from the Bars of Rhode Island Syndicate (B.O.R.I.S): While pub and bar owners across Rhode Island are looking forward to lockdown restrictions being lifted, the industry still faces a crisis. Public drinking establishments were feeling the pinch long before the pandemic hit, and even as society starts to return to normal, […]

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Impacting Climate Change at the Local Level: Cranston council members want to reduce the city’s footprint

Two Cranston city councillors are taking the global, existential threat of climate change to the local level. Citywide councilman and candidate for mayor Steve Stycos has introduced legislation that would put a municipal bond on the ballot this November. If passed, the bond would provide a future city administration the option to borrow up to […]

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More Than Virtually Offensive: Jennifer Rourke faced bigotry in a virtual town hall

Jennifer Rourke is no stranger to bigotry on and off the campaign trail, but Wednesday night was the last straw. That evening she was holding a virtual town hall over Zoom with fellow candidates Nicholas Delmonico and Jeanine Calkin. Rourke is running for State Senate in District 29 challenging Majority Leader Michael McCaffrey in his […]

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Some Restrictions Lifted, but Senior Centers Are Still Locked Down: Summary of the governor’s May 29 press conference

Governor Gina Raimondo and RIDOH Director Dr. Nicole Alexander Scott gave the COVID-19 press conference today at 1pm.  DOH reports today that there are 122 new positive cases of the coronavirus. Hospitalizations decreased slightly to 219, there are 47 people in the ICU and 33 of those people are on ventilators. There have been 16 […]

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More Details Given About Phase 2: Summary of the governor’s May 28 press conference

Governor Gina Raimodno and Dr. Jim McDonald from RIDOH held the Friday COVID press conference at 1pm today in The Vets. The COVID data breakdown for the Ocean State is as follows: DOH is reporting 124 new positive cases of COVID-19. There are 222 people currently hospitalized with the virus, 53 of those people are […]

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Staying Home: TNRI helps renters struggling to pay

“During a global pandemic I don’t think people should be kicked out on the street, and I don’t think people should have to pay rent debt,” says Olivia B., an organizer with Tenant Network Rhode Island (TNRI). This new community organization focuses on tenants’ rights and provides mutual aid for households struggling to pay housing […]

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Fitness Centers and Gyms to Open: Summary of the governor’s May 27 press conference

Governor Gina Raimondo and Dr. Nicole Alexander Scott gave the COVID-19 press conference at 2:30pm today at The Vets. There are 143 new COVID positive cases in Rhode Island today. Two hundred eighteen people are hospitalized; 49 of those people are in the ICU, and 35 of those people are on ventilators. The governor noted […]

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Governor Raimondo Emphasizes RI’s Stability: Summary of May 26 press conference

Governor Gina Raimondo and DOH Director Dr. Nicole Alexander-Scott gave the COVID-19 press conference today at 11am at The Vets. “It’s a very stable situation,” said Raimondo when discussing the data. “Everyone should feel confident we’re learning to live with the virus. There are 73 new positive cases of COVID-19, another 79 would have been […]

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