Attorney General Candidate Calenda Applauds McKee “CanningGate” Decision: Calls For Transparency From Attorney General’s Office

  I am pleased to see Governor McKee request that Attorney General Peter Neronha conduct an independent investigation “into matters related to the Department of Environmental Management (DEM) wetlands application filed on behalf of Tony Silva for 45 Canning Street in Cumberland.” I called for this action yesterday because the[Read More…]

by August 25, 2021

Governor McKee Requests Independent Investigation by Attorney General

Senior Aide’s Canning Street Property Development Continues To Bedevil  Governor Today, Governor Dan McKee requested that Attorney General Peter Neronha conduct an independent investigation into matters related to the Department of Environmental Management (DEM) wetlands application filed on behalf of Tony Silva for 45 Canning Street in Cumberland. The Governor[Read More…]

by August 25, 2021

Attorney General Candidate Calenda Issues Statement On Governor McKee Executive Order

When the Rhode Island General Assembly passed the fiscal year 2022 budget and Governor McKee signed it into law, the Emergency Powers of the Governor, under R.I.G.L. §30-15-9 were modified and restricted. Specifically, the General Assembly terminated all executive orders related to the “COVID-19” declaration of Emergency, issued by then-Governor[Read More…]

by August 24, 2021

Providence Mayor Elorza Announces Joseph DiPina to Serve as Chief of Operations

DiPina Currently Serves as Assistant Superintendent of Administration for PPSD Mayor Jorge O. Elorza today announced Joseph DiPina will serve as the Chief of Operations for the City of Providence, starting September 20, 2021. “During his time with the Providence Public School District, Joe has worked tirelessly to improve systems[Read More…]

by August 23, 2021

Committee To Protect Journalists (CPJ): US Must Protect Afghan Journalists As Taliban Take Power

  Hundreds seek assistance, relocation amid threat from militant group The United States must do more to ensure the safety of Afghan journalists as the country falls under the control of the Taliban, including facilitating safe passage out of the country and providing emergency visas, the Committee to Protect Journalists[Read More…]

by August 22, 2021

Mayor Elorza: Providence Residents Advised to Prepare for Hurricane Henri

    Heavy rain and high winds on Saturday night and Sunday could cause damage, flooding Mayor Jorge O. Elorza and Providence Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) Director Clara Decerbo are advising Providence residents to prepare for the arrival of Hurricane Henri on Sunday. Although the storm is shifting west as[Read More…]

by August 21, 2021

Massachusetts Peace Action: Learning the Lessons of Afghanistan

 Massachusetts Peace Action called today for the United States to learn the lessons of the debacle in Afghanistan and identified a list of seven areas on which the country should focus. 1.      The U.S. must stop making war on Afghanistan.   No drone strikes, bombings, special forces, or aid to rebel groups.[Read More…]

by August 21, 2021

PVDFest Downtown Celebration Cancelled!

Amid rising COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations in Rhode Island, major downtown festival cancelled The City of Providence and Founding Partner FirstWorks today announced that due to the rise in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations, the September 25-26, 2021 major downtown celebration for PVDFest, Providence’s signature arts festival, which typically sees over 100,000 people in[Read More…]

by August 20, 2021

RIDOH: State to Require Immunization Against COVID-19 For All Licensed Healthcare Workers

  The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is announcing today that all employees, interns, and volunteers in RIDOH-licensed healthcare facilities and all RIDOH-licensed healthcare providers must receive their final dose of COVID-19 vaccine by October 1, 2021, effective August 18th. “The most effective way to prevent the spread of[Read More…]

by August 18, 2021

Governor McKee, Rhode Island Foundation Announce The Final $380,000 In RI Gives Vax Challenge Grants As State Hits 25,000 New Vaccination Milestone

More than 33,000 Rhode Islanders have gotten vaccinated since the RI Gives Vax Challenge was launched in July Nonprofits on the frontlines of responding to the COVID-19 crisis have been awarded another $380,000 in grants in the final phases of the RI Gives Vax Challenge. The funding was triggered as a[Read More…]

by August 18, 2021