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CPJ-The Committee To Protect Journalists Calls On Facebook To Restore Press Freedom Awards Video Following Takedown

The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on Facebook to restore a video honoring the winners of the International Press Freedom Awards (IPFA) at CPJ’s annual awards ceremony held on November 18 and streamed on social media during the event. Less than an hour after the stream ended, Facebook notified[Read More…]

by November 25, 2021

Mayor Elorza Announces Theresa M. Agonia as Acting Chief of Staff

  Agonia to Serve as Acting Chief of Staff During Chief of Staff Nicole Pollock’s Leave Mayor Jorge Elorza today announced that Chief of External Affairs Theresa M. Agonia will transition to serve as Acting Chief of Staff starting December 6th, 2021 during Chief of Staff Nicole Pollock’s parental leave[Read More…]

by November 24, 2021

Attorney General Candidate Chas Calenda On Rittenhouse Verdict!

  Politics and criminal prosecutions are a bad mix. Any fair-minded person could see that during the trial of Kyle Rittenhouse in Wisconsin over the last several weeks. In what can only be described as a politically-motivated, bad faith prosecution initiated by the Kenosha County District Attorney’s Office, justice was[Read More…]

by November 19, 2021

Flash: The Appeal!

 

by November 17, 2021

Lawsuit Challenges Rhode Island ACI Prisoner’s 8 Months In Solitary Confinement For Free Speech Activity

In a case that alleges numerous constitutional violations by the state Department of Corrections, attorneys for the R.I. Center for Justice and the ACLU of Rhode Island have filed a federal lawsuit on behalf of a man who, the suit claims, spent almost eight months in solitary confinement at the ACI in[Read More…]

by November 15, 2021

“School Mask Lawsuit – ACTION REQUIRED” Anti Mask Mandate Parents “Request” Meeting With Ruggerio & Shekarchi

The following missive was sent by the plaintiffs, the parents of children that are the target of the School Mask Mandate, to Rhode Island Senate President Ruggerio & Rhode Island Speaker Shekarchi. As noted by the litigants, “Judge Lanphear ruled strongly in our favor on the issue of irreparable harm[Read More…]

by November 15, 2021

STATEMENT OF PLAINTIFFS ON DECISION REGARDING PRELIMINARY INJUNCTION ISSUED IN SOUTHWELL V MCKEE

We are grateful that the Judge recognized the significant and irreparable harm being suffered by children in this state who are subject to mandatory mask wearing in schools for up to 8 hours a day. As the Judge stated: “The Court finds that these children are suffering and reasonably infers[Read More…]

by November 14, 2021

Flash! Judge Lanphear Issues Mask Case Decision! Initial Reaction From AG Candidate Calenda

Judge Lanphear Issues Decision Denying Preliminary Injuction They say life comes at you fast. Today is one of those days. It’s a Friday afternoon and a significant decision was handed down by Judge Lanphear in the Parents’ lawsuit against Governor McKee and the Department of Health. I write this not[Read More…]

by November 12, 2021

Dan McKee’s RI2030 – The Road Show Arrives At Westerly’s “The United”

Rhode Island’s Political Glitterati were on full display Tuesday evening as Governor McKee continued his RI2030 Tour, arriving at Westerly’s Brandy New Arts Center, The United.  George H.W. Bush himself would have been proud (Warning: Boomer Reference) as “The Vision Thing” was the order of the day. Commerce .. DEM[Read More…]

by November 11, 2021

Mayor Elorza, DESIGNxRI Launch Sixth Annual Providence Design Catalyst Program Cycle

Innovative grant program opens application period for Catalyst, providing funding and professional development training to design entrepreneurs Mayor Jorge O. Elorza today joined DESIGNxRI Executive Director Lisa Carnevale and 2021 Catalyst Design Program graduate Aleksandra Azbel to announce the launch of Providence Design Catalyst. The 2022 program will provide qualifying Providence-based design[Read More…]

by November 10, 2021