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  1. GoLocalProv | News | City Council, Unions Not Worried About $62 Million Gone From Providence Pension FundRead the original story w/Photo

    12 hrs ago | Go Local

    When Providence City Council members were told on April 28, 2015, that about $62 million was improperly included in the Providence Pension Plan, and would be struck from the fiscal year-end financial statements, why didn't the council members or union presidents ask what happened to the money? GoLocal contributor Michael Riley wrote in his May 5, 2015 Mindsetter piece that when he first discovered the missing funds, he confronted several council members and former Providence Mayor Taveras for an explanation. They denied any wrong-doing, Riley wrote, but now they must explain to the Police and Fire Union why the money is missing from the pension fund.

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  2. GoLocalProv | News | Prov. Police Union Slams City on Continuing to Issue Unpaid Festival PermitsRead the original story w/Photo

    12 hrs ago | Go Local

    The Providence Police Union is questioning why the City of Providence is continuing to issue permits to festivals that owe outstanding police detail, in violation of the city's ordinance that festivals must be current and in good standing to receive a new permit. The Providence Fraternal Order of Police has asked how the Puerto Rican Cultural Festival and Parade Organization -- which owes tens of thousands of dollars in past detail costs -- was issued a permit by the city for an auto festival last weekend.

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  3. Benevides touts his experienceRead the original story w/Photo

    13 hrs ago | SouthCoastToday.com

    ... has worked in the construction field for over 40 years. He has been a union glazier for Local 1333 out of Providence, R.I. since 1978. During those four decades in the construction industry, he said he has worked at various commercial sites and ...

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  4. Providence Radio Station Says F-U to the FCC for CharityRead the original story

    Yesterday | PressReleasePoint

    Providence's WBOB breaks out the swear jar during a special live broadcast on May 8th, featuring celebrities and listeners calling in to swear on-air for a great cause. On Friday, May 8th 990WBOB will take to the digital airwaves, tossing a giant F-U to the FCC when they host F-Bomb Friday: It's Time to GIVE a F**K! "The F-word may be obscene to some, but we find it far more obscene that many of our nation's brave heroes fail to receive the support they undoubtedly deserve," said WBOB Director of Content Kevin Aherne.

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  5. Vanderbilts oppose plan for their 'Downton Abbey'Read the original story w/Photo

    17 hrs ago | Salt Lake Tribune

    Providence, R.I. a Twenty-one members of the Vanderbilt family have written to board members of a preservation group that owns The Breakers, saying its management is no longer fulfilling its commitment to the public trust and is exploiting the Gilded Age family mansion, sometimes referred to as America's Downton Abbey. The nonprofit Preservation Society of Newport County purchased The Breakers from the Vanderbilt family in the 1970s and runs it as a museum that is one of New England's top tourist destinations.

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  6. Vanderbilts: Preservation group exploiting Breakers mansionRead the original story w/Photo

    17 hrs ago | Seattle Post-Intelligencer

    ... of the mansion. Signatories want to put it across the street or elsewhere in Newport. Photo: Steven Senne, AP PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Twenty-one members of the Vanderbilt family have written to board members of a preservation group that owns The ...

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  7. Billboard in Providence promotes legalized marijuanaRead the original story w/Photo

    18 hrs ago | Turnto10.com

    ... created, but noted it could be hundreds or thousands. While lawmakers are discussing moving the PawSox stadium to Providence, the group said this would generate nearly $60 million a year in tax revenue. "It's been attracting millennials, who create ...

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  8. Police arrest 13 more in Operation BackpageRead the original story

    18 hrs ago | Turnto10.com

    Law enforcement dubbed it Operation Backpage, a reference to the online classifieds site that people often use to advertise and seek out sex services. In April, Providence police conducted a sting in which an ad was posted to the site, and responding men were met at various area hotels by an undercover female officer and arrested.

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  9. Editorial: Commitment to America's passenger rail system is long overdueRead the original story w/Photo

    19 hrs ago | Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. - We hope lawmakers can look beyond the inglorious recent history of American passenger rail and provide an overdue reappraisal of its importance. A sound passenger rail system is as important to the nation's vitality as its highway system or aviation network.

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  10. Movin' on upRead the original story w/Photo

    20 hrs ago | Joannejacobs.com

    ... most conducive to upward mobility include large cities - San Francisco, San Diego, Salt Lake City, Las Vegas and Providence, R.I. - and major suburban counties, such as Fairfax, Va.; Bergen, N.J.; Bucks, Pa.; Macomb, Mich.; Worcester, Mass.; and ...

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  11. Gov. Gina Raimondo tells the I-Team that it's time for Rhode Island to eliminate the car tax.Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 28 | Turnto10.com

    ... exempts a different amount of the vehicle's value from tax, ranging from $6,000 in Narragansett to just $500 in Providence. House Speaker Nicholas Mattiello had a different take, telling the I-Team that reducing or eliminating Rhode Island's car tax ...

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  12. Tsaranev: Former roommate of Katherine Russell's takes standRead the original story w/Photo

    21 hrs ago | WLNE-TV Providence

    A former roommate of Tamerlan Tsarnaev's wife was called as the 31st defense witness in the penalty phase for convicted bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. Amanda Ransom of Providence described Katherine Russell and Tamerlan's relationship as rocky saying she believed the elder bomber was emotionally abusing Katherine.

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  13. Vanderbilts upset with preservation group over BreakersRead the original story w/Photo

    21 hrs ago | WLNE-TV Providence

    The Associated Press news@abc6.com PROVIDENCE, R.I. _ Twenty-one members of the Vanderbilt family have written to a preservation group that owns The Breakers, saying its management is exploiting the Gilded Age Vanderbilt family mansion and is no longer fulfilling its commitment to the public trust. The Preservation Society of Newport County now owns the 70-room mansion, a national historic landmark which draws 400,000 visitors annually and is the crown jewel of Newport, a city filled with seaside mansions.

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  14. 13 men arrested in 2nd phase of Operation BackpageRead the original story w/Photo

    21 hrs ago | WLNE-TV Providence

    By News Staff Reporting by Matt Blanchette news@abc6.com A second wave of arrests was announced Tuesday in the undercover prostitution sting know as "Operation Backpage." Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza and police officials say they arrested 13 men last month in a two day sweep to try and eliminate prostitution in the Capitol City.

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  15. Colorado firms join national safety effort in construction industryRead the original story w/Photo

    22 hrs ago | Business Journal

    ... job site really changes the dynamic in the approach to safety," said Billy Gilbane III , senior vice president of Providence, Rhode Island-based Gilbane Building Co. , which has an office in Lakewood. "Construction is a very macho, competitive type ...

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  16. Richard BrodeurRead the original story w/Photo

    23 hrs ago | Watertown Daily Times

    ... A visitation will be held from 2 P.M. until the time of the service. Richard was born on March 25, 1948 in Providence, Rhode Island the son of the late Richard and Theresa (Leshinski) Brodeur. Richard graduated from Seabreeze High School in Daytona ...

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  17. 10 Ways to Make Encryption More UsableRead the original story w/Photo

    23 hrs ago | Health Data Management

    ... data protection expenses, says Linn Freedman, a privacy and security attorney at Robinson & Cole, a law firm in Providence, R.I. "Now, with significant cyber incidents, the healthcare industry is looking at this in a whole new light," she adds. "The ...

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  18. House speaker's consultant on PawSox works for industryRead the original story

    Yesterday | WLNE-TV Providence

    An economist hired by House Speaker Nicholas Mattiello to consult on a proposal for a new Pawtucket Red Sox stadium in Providence is also a consultant for the Baseball Commissioner's Office. The owners of the Triple-A franchise of the Boston Red Sox are asking for about $120 million in subsidies over 30 years.

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  19. Lancia: Maybe I Was Crazy to Become a RI House RepresentativeRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Patch.com

    ... banking crisis, the Convention Center project, 38 Studios, and most recently, the possible ballpark in downtown Providence. Transparency or obfuscation? Back in 1992 the General Assembly, due to the banking crisis, began to end the practice of using ...

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  20. Portsmouth College Student Honors Mom in Bristol Walk MSRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Patch.com

    ... side." Madison holds a lot of babies as an infant and toddler teacher's aide at Little Tykes Day Care in East Providence. She's studying early childhood education and childhood development at the Community College of Rhode Island and plans to ...

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