Publication: Providence Journal

First reported Oct 31 2014 - Updated 17 mins ago - 3 reports

At Rhode Island College, Obama addresses economy and opportunities for women

PROVIDENCE — Making his second visit to Rhode Island in just two months, President Obama told more than 2,000 people at Rhode Island College Friday that the country must do more to make the work force a fair and welcoming place for women and working ... [Published Providence Journal - 17 mins ago]
First reported 9 hours ago - Updated 29 mins ago - 2 reports

Obama heightens lunchtime excitement in visit to Gregg’s restaurant in Providence

PROVIDENCE — As the lunchtime crowd at Gregg’s restaurant recognized the president coming through the door, several patrons exclaimed: “Oh my God!” and started to stand at their tables for better looks, making the Secret Service agents by the door a bit ... [Published Providence Journal - 29 mins ago]
First reported Oct 31 2014 - Updated 29 mins ago - 2 reports

Fox Point Manor residents say men tampered with ballots

PROVIDENCE — As they met for coffee downstairs at Fox Point Manor last week, some of the residents started talking about the two strangers who visited the day before to “help” them with their mail ballots.Celeste Neves, 79, said one of the men appeared ... [Published Providence Journal - 29 mins ago]
First reported Oct 31 2014 - Updated 5 hours ago - 5 reports

R.I. Democratic Party, Fung trade accusations of dishonesty on 38 Studios

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The Rhode Island Democratic Party says Cranston Mayor Allan Fung “is not being honest with voters’’ about his  discussions with a staffer about the possibility of having 38 Studios move to Cranston in 2010.Fung, the GOP candidate for ... [Published Providence Journal - 7 hours ago]
First reported 9 hours ago - Updated 5 hours ago - 2 reports

Protesters arrested after holding sit-in at Sen. Reed’s office over natural gas expansion

CRANSTON, R.I. — A trio of demonstrators were arrested on Friday in the office of U.S. Sen. Jack Reed,  after vowing to remain there until the senator opposed the expansion of a natural- gas pipeline in Burrillville.Organizer Nick Katkevich, a member ... [Published Providence Journal - 5 hours ago]
First reported Oct 30 2014 - Updated 9 hours ago - 3 reports

Man arrested at Johnston High School arraigned on felony gun counts

WARWICK, R.I. — Jonathan Frank Mikovich, 38, of Diberville, Miss., the man arrested at Johnston High School on Thursday , was charged in District Court, Warwick, with felony possession of a firearm on school grounds, felony possession of a firearm without ... [Published Providence Journal - 9 hours ago]
First reported Oct 30 2014 - Updated 16 hours ago - 2 reports

Cloudy Halloween but the rain should hold off

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Clouds will increase on this Halloween Day, but the rain should hold off until after the trick-or-treaters have gone home.The National Weather Service says today’s high temperature of 55 will drop into the 40s tonight, and rain is expected ... [Published Providence Journal - 16 hours ago]
First reported Oct 30 2014 - Updated 20 hours ago - 4 reports

First lady stumps for R.I. governor candidate Raimondo at Providence school

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — First Lady Michelle Obama appeared in Providence Thursday promoting Democratic governor nominee Gina Raimondo as a leader who will support the working class.Mrs. Obama depicted Raimondo as the candidate at a financial disadvantage — ... [Published Providence Journal - Oct 31 2014]
First reported Oct 30 2014 - Updated 22 hours ago - 2 reports

East Providence store asks U.S. judge to end ban of pet sales

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — The owners of an East Providence pet store asked a federal judge Thursday to strike down as unconstitutional a city ordinance banning the sale of cats and dogs.The City Council on June 3 passed an ordinance making it a criminal offense ... [Published Providence Journal - 22 hours ago]
First reported Oct 30 2014 - Updated 22 hours ago - 2 reports

Ed Fitzpatrick: Top 10 reasons President Obama is staying overnight in Providence

Providence Journal political columnist has a little fun with the president's visit to Rhode Island.Take a look at his "Top 10 reasons President Obama is staying overnight in Providence" ... [Published Providence Journal - Oct 30 2014]
First reported Oct 30 2014 - Updated Oct 31 2014 - 2 reports

Barrington School Committee reverses itself, grants diploma to student who failed NECAP, two finals

BARRINGTON — Molly Coffey got her birthday wish. She got her diploma.There was no ceremony, no pomp and circumstance. But Thursday at 3:30 p.m., Molly, along with her parents, Terry and Richard Coffey, met in the high school principal’s office to receive ... [Published Providence Journal - Oct 31 2014]
First reported Oct 30 2014 - Updated Oct 30 2014 - 2 reports

Providence mayoral candidates get in shots at last debate

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Defaced signs and questionable mail ballot collections were the new topics that worked their way into Wednesday night’s mayoral debate at Rhode Island College, where, for the most part, the candidates used their last scheduled televised ... [Published Providence Journal - Oct 30 2014]

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PROVIDENCE, R I -- "You know, this election ... is about you. It's about what's going on in your lives" first lady Michelle Obama tells a capacity crowd Thursday at Juanita Sanchez school in Providence
In ten hours of filming, countless men shouted out everything from "Damn, girl!" to "Nice!" to "If I give you my number, would you talk to me?" One man followed her for five minutes. Roberts was verbally assaulted more than 100 times

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State representative calls for resignation of C... [Published Providence Journal - 5 mins ago]
At Rhode Island College, Obama addresses econom... [Published Providence Journal - 17 mins ago]
Leading candidates for R.I. governor, in a near... [Published Providence Journal - 29 mins ago]
Cranston drops bake sales at polling places aft... [Published Providence Journal - 29 mins ago]
Fox Point Manor residents say men tampered with... [Published Providence Journal - 29 mins ago]
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Protesters arrested after holding sit-in at Sen... [Published Providence Journal - 5 hours ago]
R.I. Democratic Party, Fung trade accusations o... [Published Providence Journal - 7 hours ago]
EPA extends comment deadline for Peterson/Purit... [Published Providence Journal - 7 hours ago]
High-wind watch issued for all of R.I. Saturday... [Published Providence Journal - 7 hours ago]
Fung says Raimondo’s actions belie her words on... [Published Providence Journal - 8 hours ago]
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Mark Patinkin: Last-minute decisions will deter... [Published Providence Journal - 10 hours ago]
Schilling a no-show at lobbying hearing on 38 S... [Published Providence Journal - 10 hours ago]
For the president, a stop at Gregg’s and ‘death... [Published Providence Journal - 10 hours ago]
Divided to the end, R.I. gubernatorial candidat... [Published Providence Journal - 11 hours ago]
Onlookers gather at airport for Obama departure [Published Providence Journal - 11 hours ago]
New mom Anne Quirk of Providence discusses mate... [Published Providence Journal - 11 hours ago]
Providence Preservation Society symposium explo... [Published Providence Journal - 12 hours ago]
Obama’s economic roundtable discussion at RIC s... [Published Providence Journal - 12 hours ago]
Raimondo: President is here to talk about econo... [Published Providence Journal - 13 hours ago]
More than 2,000 await speech by Obama [Published Providence Journal - 13 hours ago]
Obama leaves downtown Providence, headed for Rh... [Published Providence Journal - 13 hours ago]
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