Articles by: Pat Ford

Video & Interview: Gov McKee Cuts Ribbon On Modernized Pier 2 At Quonset’s Port Of Davisville

From Governor Dan McKee: Governor Dan McKee joined the Quonset Development Corporation and state and local officials on Tuesday morning to cut the ribbon on the modernized Pier 2 at Quonset’s Port of Davisville. The $83.1 million expansion and modernization will extend the life of the Pier by 50 years and was[Read More…]

by July 13, 2022

US Bureau of Labor Statistics: Real Average Hourly Earnings For All Employees Decrease 1.0% In June!

  One of the “other” reports … (The Coalition Radio Network will begin to deliver them all to you). This data demonstrates the impact of a variety of forces on the “Average American Salary”, representing where that average American stands, compared to past reports.   All Employees Real average hourly[Read More…]

by July 13, 2022

CDC Media Statement: Quest Diagnostics To Begin Monkeypox Testing Today, Increasing Nationwide Testing Capacity

  Starting today, Quest Diagnostics will begin testing for monkeypox. The company has developed a real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test that uses patient swab specimens to qualitatively detect non-variola orthpoxviruses and monkeypox virus DNA. The test is now available to healthcare providers nationwide (except in New York)*. Quest is[Read More…]

by July 13, 2022

April Brown Kicks Off Her Providence City Council Ward 9 Campaign In Her Childhood Playground

From The April Brown 4 Ward 9 Campaign – The Coalition hopes to interview Miss Brown in the coming weeks ….. In a neighborhood park where she shattered her ankle from an improperly attached swing at age 10, Providence City Council candidate April Brown officially kicked off her bid late[Read More…]

by July 12, 2022

Committee To Protect Journalists (CPJ) Urges President Biden To Address Press Freedom During Middle East Trip

  From The Committee To Protect Journalists: As President Joe Biden departs for a visit to the Middle East from July 13 to 16, the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) urges Biden to mount a robust defense of press freedom with the leaders of Israel, Egypt and Saudi Arabia, where[Read More…]

by July 12, 2022

RI ACLU: Cleaning Service Company Sued For Discriminating Against Pregnant Job Applicant

  In a case that highlights the difficulties and discrimination that women continue to face in the workplace, the ACLU of Rhode Island charged today that a professional cleaning service terminated an employee who had just been hired immediately after learning she was pregnant. In a lawsuit filed in R.I. Superior Court[Read More…]

by July 11, 2022

Human Rights Watch Afghanistan: Taliban Execute, ‘Disappear’ Alleged Militants

  Over 100 Bodies Found Dumped in Canal in East   From Human Rights Watch: Taliban security forces have summarily executed and forcibly disappeared alleged members and supporters of an Islamic State offshoot in eastern Afghanistan, Human Rights Watch said today. Since the Taliban took power in August 2021, residents of Nangahar[Read More…]

by July 11, 2022

Pawtucket Mayor Grebien Outreach Continues To New & Continuing Businesses In The City

  From The Office Of Pawtucket Mayor Don Grebien: For a number of years Mayor Donald R. Grebien has been visiting local businesses through his Mayor’s Outreach program in order to get to know more and more businesses across the city and their specific needs by meeting them where they[Read More…]

by July 11, 2022

Gov McKee, General Assembly Members, & The Children’s Cabinet Celebrated Historic Investments In Children & Youth At The Genesis Center.

  From Governor Dan McKee: Today, Governor Dan McKee, members of the General Assembly, and the Children’s Cabinet celebrated historic investments in children and youth at a meeting of the Children’s Cabinet hosted by the Genesis Center. The FY23 Budget recently signed by Governor McKee includes important policies and programs for children and[Read More…]

by July 10, 2022

Announcements … Endorsements … & Other Political Minutiae: The Daily Update!

A Providence Councilperson endorses a Mayoral Candidate … Another Councilperson grows his team … A new Head Honcho at The Rhode Island Council On The Arts! … a major Union Endorsement for a Gubernatorial Candidate … Read on Vo Disland!   Ward 2 Councilwoman Helen Anthony Endorses Councilwoman Nirva LaFortune[Read More…]

by July 7, 2022