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For single women, Providence has Ivy Leaguers, hipsters, and a bunch of young men that think they still play high school football. Finding a boyfriend in this town is harder than finding a parking space in Providence Place Mall on a Saturday in December.
3 hrs ago | Go Local
The National Land Conservation Conference, will be held in Providence at the Convention Center from Wednesday, September 17 through Saturday, September 20. Nearly 2,000 attendees are expected. The Land Trust Alliance, the national organization that stages the conference, chose Rhode Island due to its strong community of Land Trusts that have a rich land conservation history, including many Land Trust-protected lands and innovative conservation programs.
3 hrs ago | Go Local
In the aftermath of Jorge Elorza's dramatic upset victory over City Council President Michael Solomon in the Democratic Primary, the conventional wisdom is that Vincent "Buddy" Cianci, the iconic former mayor, is in deep trouble in his bid to retake City Hall. The thinking goes something like this: Elorza's popularity on the East Side, coupled with the fact that he's a new, fresh face in politics, will make him enticing to voters and allow him to put together an East Side/South Side Coalition that catapulted Mayor Angel Taveras to victory in the Democratic Primary four years ago.
5 hrs ago | Concord Monitor
The award recognizes excellence in a bookstore member of the New England Independent Booksellers Association and will be given at the group's fall trade show in Providence, R.I., later this month. As part of the award, Gibson's received two nights of lodging and a ticket for meals at the trade show for an employee of the store who otherwise may not have been able to attend.
10 hrs ago | SouthCoastToday.com
Edward J. Andrade, 88, longtime resident of E. Providence RI, passed peacefully Wednesday, September 10, 2014 at Levine & Dickson Hospice House in Huntersville, NC with his daughter at his side. Born in New Bedford, MA on October 8, 1925, he was the son of the late Joe Gomes Andrade, and Charlotte Andrade Silva.
14 hrs ago | Slackerwood
My 2014 aGLIFF adventure continued Thursday night with two films that could not be more different: Invisible and Eternity: The Movie . A dark and dour documentary about male sex workers in Providence, Rhode Island, Invisible is a reminder of why so many moviegoers avoid documentaries.
Providence, R.I., Sep 13, 2014 / 12:36 pm .- According to the World Health Organization, the Ebola outbreak in West Africa has infected at least 4,269 people, and claimed the lives of 2,288 as of Tuesday. It is the worst Ebola epidemic in history.
"Stop the Violence" is often the rallying cry when individuals seek to motivate others to take steps to address issues of violence in their communities. While the goal is agreeable by all parties involved, contention has remained over the appropriate strategies to implement in order to most effectively address this issue.
FALSE REPORT Portsmouth police charged John Adian Zegouros, 57, of 100 Cedar Ave., Portsmouth, with filing a false police report Sept. 5 after he allegedly called 911 to say his roommate stole his deceased wife's car.
It was Christmas in September on Friday for state and local transportation officials in 46 states as Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced $600 million in grants for projects ranging from a new streetcar in Providence, R.I., to building on-ramps and off-ramps at a key freight chokepoint in City of Industry, Calif. The grants are being made under the TIGER program, which is a legacy of the 2009 stimulus.
By News Staff email@example.com The Computer Crimes Unit and Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force arrested a man on child pornography charges. On September 12th, David J. Harris, 60, was arrested for possession of child pornography.
It happened Sunday night about 7:30 p.m. in the backyard of 181 Regent Avenue, in the Valley section of the city. Nine-month old Ruby was playing with a group of children in the backyard when a shot was heard, and the dog let out a yelp and slumped over.
After spending more than four hours interviewing the three finalists for the city manager's job Thursday night, the City Council will be taking a few more days before making a decision on the hiring of a new chief executive. The vote on hiring a new manager was postponed until 5:30 p.m. Tuesday after Councilor-at-Large Frederick C. Rushton exercised "personal privilege" at the conclusion of the interviews.
The Smith Hill Community Development Corporation received grant money to purchase a building in Providence and renovate three apartments, which will be designated for families at the Sojourner House. The house is a social service agency that works with victims of domestic violence, and will provide services to the apartment residents.
I am a proud Democrat. I cut my political teeth in the 7th Ward of the City of Providence.
State police said Thursday that they arrested 19-year-old Bryce Capracotta of Brown Street. He was charged with two counts of possession of child pornography and one count of transfer of child pornography.
Updated: Sun Sep 14, 2014 11:57 pm
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