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Statement By Attorney General Candidate Charles Calenda On The Arrest Of Aramis Segura

  Another senseless tragedy befell Rhode Island on the first day of 2022 with the death of a 17-year-old East Greenwich student at the hands of career criminal Aramis Segura. Olivia Passaretti’s young life was tragically cut short because of an individual, who, based on criminal history alone, should not[Read More…]

by January 3, 2022

Gubernatorial Candidate Rianna Reacts To Rhode Island DOH Willingness To Hire Covid Positive Medical Workers

From Paul Rianna, Jr. Candidate For Governor: The hypocrisy of the Rhode Island Department of Health, and Governor Dan McKee, is disgusting on ALL levels. We watched as they ripped healthy and certified professionals out of the workforce because of their sincerely held religious beliefs, or moral conscious not to[Read More…]

by January 1, 2022

City Of Pawtucket To Open All Safe Stations On January 3, 2022

  Starting January 3, 2022, the City of Pawtucket will have an operational safe station in its fire stations across the city in an effort to reduce incidents related to substance use disorders. With the completion of all the necessary training with Gateway Health and the Pawtucket Public Safety team,[Read More…]

by December 30, 2021

On Heels of Public Complaints, ACLU Demands Answers From RIPTA About Breach Of Personal Health Data

  The ACLU of RI has sent a letter today to the RI Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) demanding answers regarding an August 2021 data breach at the agency that compromised the Social Security numbers and private health care information of thousands of individuals who have no apparent connection to the agency. Specifically, the letter demands to know why the[Read More…]

by December 28, 2021

CDC Updates & Shortens Recommended Isolation & Quarantine Period For General Population

    Given what we currently know about COVID-19 and the Omicron variant, CDC is shortening the recommended time for isolation from 10 days for people with COVID-19 to 5 days, if asymptomatic, followed by 5 days of wearing a mask when around others. The change is motivated by science[Read More…]

by December 27, 2021

Updates From Human Rights Watch! 12/25/21 Part 1 Egypt: Wave of Unjust ‘Emergency’ Trials

Egypt: Wave of Unjust ‘Emergency’ Trials Prosecutions Fast-Tracked Despite End to State of Emergency The Egyptian government initiated at least five Emergency State Security Court trials against high-profile human rights defenders, activists, and political opponents on alleged speech offenses ahead of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi’s October 25, 2021 declaration ending the country’s[Read More…]

by December 25, 2021

It’s Official: Lifespan To Require Proof Of COVID Vaccination Or Recent PCR Test For Hospital Visitors

  In light of rising COVID numbers and to ensure the safety of our patients and staff, Lifespan will require proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a recent negative PCR COVID test result at visitor screening.  This visitation change goes into effect at all Lifespan facilities on Monday, December 27, 2021.[Read More…]

by December 22, 2021

FDA Authorizes First Oral Antiviral for Treatment of COVID-19

  Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued an emergency use authorization (EUA) for Pfizer’s Paxlovid (nirmatrelvir tablets and ritonavir tablets, co-packaged for oral use) for the treatment of mild-to-moderate coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in adults and pediatric patients (12 years of age and older weighing at least 40 kilograms or about[Read More…]

by December 22, 2021

City of Providence, Asthenis Pharmacy Announce Large-Scale Vaccine Clinic

  City of Providence hosting clinic with capacity to administer over 1,000 vaccine doses Mayor Elorza and Asthenis Pharmacy Founder Dr. Eugenio Fernandez today announced a City of Providence large-scale COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic for residents 18 or older. The clinic is scheduled for Thursday, December 30, 2021, at the Providence[Read More…]

by December 22, 2021

Open Government Groups Call for Renewal of Executive Order Providing for Remote Public Participation at Meetings

Calling it “a matter of great urgency,” ACCESS/RI, a coalition of open government organizations, has called on Governor Daniel McKee to reinstate an executive order that had been in effect throughout the Covid pandemic until this past June, allowing for remote meetings of public bodies while requiring livestreaming and remote[Read More…]

by December 21, 2021