The Environmental Justice League of Rhode Island “is thrilled that Mayor Jorge Elorza listened to the community and is taking a strong stand against fracking, climate change, and LNG production in Providence.”
Providence doesn’t need or want an LNG facility, said Mayor Jorge Elorza on Thursday. “With all the information that I have seen on this matter, a liquefied natural gas plant is clearly not in the best interest of the city and I do not want to see the project move forward,” said the first term mayor […]
The state police have launched an investigation into campaign phone calls made from Child Support Services, a state agency, on behalf of State Senator William Walaska, a conservative Democrat and 22-year incumbent.
People in need of social services in Woonsocket are being turn away from the Woonsocket branch of the RI Department of Human Services (DHS) as the offices are in the midst of a downsizing and relocation.
Congressman David Cicilline will file a new bill in September that will address the student loan debt crisis facing America, he announced at a press conference today. “Millions of young Americans are being forced to either take on massive amounts of debt or give up on the pursuit of a college degree,” Cicilline said. “This […]
Governor Raimondo has a dilemma. She has to accept and spin the demise of the Clear River Energy fracked gas power plant. She has to find a way to preserve her fiction of the efforts to create a better “business climate” while allowing the demise of a plant that the community fought tooth and nail, […]
Former Providence mayor Joseph Paolino’s media blitz around homelessness should be taken with a grain (or two, or three) of salt. In 2014, Paolino spoke with James Baar at The Projo (“The Seven Deadly Sins of Downtown Providence”, April 29, 2014) to outline his angst over panhandling homeless people and low income bus riders, suggesting a set […]
This week on the Grim Wisdom podcast I sit down with Eliza Sher, a RI psychotherapist working in Providence. (Yes, I’ve had her on before, but this time we were drinking!) Topics include current events in RI politics, as always, but also the dark places in the human psyche and the stories we tell ourselves about who […]
“The resulting proposition is an entirely new, and raw, deal for Rhode Island. In effect, National Grid is now asking Rhode Island ratepayers to subsidize a project that it alleges will benefit all of New England; yet a substantial share of New England ratepayers… will be insulated from bearing a proportional share of the risks of this experimental and uncertain scheme.”
Abdirahman Hassan is very much an American youth. We bonded over our mutual appreciation for Star Trek, yet his eyes were most alive when we talked about nomadic Somali culture. As part of the Somali diaspora he could not read or write the Somali language until he began to learn it at university.
Joe Paolino, who is spearheading an effort to address panhandling in Providence, told RI Future he is committed to addressing systemic poverty rather than moving poor people away from his real estate empire. “I think I and other business people should pony up some dollars to try to help toward that,” he said. “It’s not […]