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Updates From Human Rights Watch! 01/15/22 Syria: Conviction For State Torture In Syria

From Human Rights Watch: Germany: Conviction for State Torture in Syria Former Syrian Intelligence Officer Found Guilty The conviction of a former Syrian intelligence officer for crimes against humanity by a German court is a ground-breaking step toward justice for serious crimes in Syria, Human Rights Watch said today. The[Read More…]

by January 16, 2022

Did The RI Redistricting Co Chair Sen Stephen Archambault Just Gerrymander His New Home Into His Current District?

  Map Version D of House Senate Districts  See that tiny, oh so little incursion of Rhode Island Senate District 22 into Lincoln Rhode Island? The approved version (Version D) of the 2020 US Census driven Rhode Island Redistricting moves a slice of Senate District 17, represented by Senator Thomas[Read More…]

by January 14, 2022

ACLU SUES DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS OVER UNLAWFUL INCARCERATION OF JUVENILE OFFENDERS

  ACLU of Rhode Island cooperating attorneys filed two petitions in R.I. Superior Court today, claiming that the R.I. Department of Corrections (DOC) is unlawfully keeping in prison individuals who were convicted of crimes committed when they were juveniles or very young adults. The legal action claims that the DOC is[Read More…]

by January 14, 2022

Statement from Mayor Elorza Regarding Providence City Council Emergency Meeting

  “Vaccines are safe, effective and the best tool to ending this pandemic. All City employees, especially public safety personnel, interact frequently with the public. We have a responsibility to do all we can to keep one another safe. As the Council President is aware – but choosing to ignore[Read More…]

by January 13, 2022

Mayor Elorza, Members of Providence City Council, Community Partners Announce Next Steps In City’s Anti-Violence Initiatives

Providence residents can sign up for nonviolence training, apply for youth jobs; local organizations can apply for mentorship program assistance Mayor Jorge O. Elorza, Councilperson Nirva LaFortune (Ward 3), Providence Police Chief Colonel Hugh Clements, Executive Director of the Nonviolence Institute Cedric Huntley, President and CEO of Mentor Rhode Island[Read More…]

by January 13, 2022

Accused Killer Segura Was On “Minimally Supervised” Probation Status At Time Of Fatal Car Crash

Acting upon a tip, The Coalition Radio Network reached out to the Rhode Island Department of Corrections to confirm whether or not on January 1st, 2022, accused murderer Aramis Segura was on “unsupervised” probation status, less than three years into an 8-year probationary sentence from breaking and entering a home[Read More…]

by January 12, 2022

Providence Residents Urged to Exercise Caution Ahead of Frigid Conditions

  Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza and Providence Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) Director Clara Decerbo are warning residents to take precautions as low temperatures and low and chills are forecasted for Monday evening through Wednesday. Prolonged exposure to extreme cold weather can cause hypothermia and frostbite. PEMA is urging residents to[Read More…]

by January 10, 2022

Gubernatorial Candidate Magaziner Unveils Plan for Economic Development and Supporting Small Businesses

From The Seth Magaziner Governor Campaign: Today General Treasurer and gubernatorial candidate Seth Magaziner unveiled his plan for economic development in Rhode Island, which includes supporting small businesses, attracting new, innovative industries, improving the business climate, and strengthening workforce training. “With the right leadership and priorities, Rhode Island can once[Read More…]

by January 10, 2022

RI Transit Riders: Where Does The Downtown Bus Hub Belong?

Riders Need To Be Heard The fate of the downtown Providence bus hub, which has long anchored Kennedy Plaza, has sparked considerable controversy. Rhode Islanders who ride the bus have been angry and distressed that the hub might be moved to a worse location. But now there’s a chance things[Read More…]

by January 5, 2022

CDC Recommends Pfizer Booster at 5 Months, Additional Primary Dose for Certain Immunocompromised Children

  Today, CDC is updating our recommendation for when many people can receive a booster shot, shortening the interval from 6 months to 5 months for people who received the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine.  This means that people can now receive an mRNA booster shot 5 months after completing their Pfizer-BioNTech primary series.  The booster interval recommendation for[Read More…]

by January 4, 2022