By Steve Ahlquist on July 26, 2017
If built, Hope Point Tower would be the tallest building in the state and it would be 1/3rd of a mile away from the next tallest building, leaving a wide gap in the Providence skyline.
Posted in Business, Corporate Greed, Economics, Featured, Housing, Infrastructure, Ithica NY, Labor, New York, News, Photos, Politics, Providence, Rhode Island, State House, Video | Tagged Barrett Bready, Bonnie Nickerson, Daria Fane, Elizabeth Huidekoper, Hope Point Tower, I-195 Commission, Ithaca NY, Jason Fane, Joseph Azrack, Melissa Husband, Providence City Council, Real Estate Solutions, RES, Rhode Island General Assembly, Robert Davis, Sandra Smith, Stefan Pryor | 5 Responses
By Fossil Free Rhode Island on May 12, 2017
After 650 arrests over two and a half years, We Are Seneca Lake activists are celebrating a successful campaign that forced Crestwood Equity Partners to retreat from plans to expand methane storage in New York’s Finger Lakes region. “It takes consistency and dedication, and we had that,” said Laura Salamendra, a member of We Are […]
Posted in Activism, Climate, Energy, Featured, Infrastructure, New York | Tagged Cresstwood Equity Partners, ferc, Finger Lakes, Ithaca, methane, New York, salt cavern, We Are Seneca Lake | 2 Responses
By Steve Ahlquist on April 21, 2017
The Community Safety Act (CSA), a city ordinance that prohibits profiling not just by race but expands the list of protections to include gender identity, gender expression and housing status, passed the Providence City Council 12-0, with three city councilors absent.
Posted in Activism, Civil Rights, Class Warfare, Criminal Justice, Featured, Immigration, LGBTQ, New York, News, Photos, Providence, Race & Racism, Rhode Island, Video, Youth | Tagged AFSC-SENE, American Friends Service Committee – South East New England, Bryan Principe, Carmen Castillo, Change the NYPD, Community Safety Act, CSA, DARE, David Cicilline, David Salvatore, direct action for rights and equality, EFF, Electronic Frontiers Foundation, Jo-Ann Ryan, John Igliozzi, jorge elorza, Kevin Jackson, Luis Aponte, Mary Kay Harris, Michael Correia, Nicholas Narducci, Olneyville Neighborhood Association, ona, Peter Kilmartin, Providence City Council, Providence City Council Ordinance Committee, Providence Fraternal Order of Police, Providence Police Department, Providence Youth Student Movement, PrYSM, Sabina Matos, Samuel Zurier, seth yurdin, Shahid Buttar, Sophia Wright, STEP-UP Network, Steven Pare, Terrence Hassett, wilbur jennings | 2 Responses
By Steve Ahlquist on March 29, 2017
“What could be in the cross-hairs next?” asked Laurie White, president of the Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce, “Doing business with companies that sell soda, or garden hoses, or a polka dot ties, or provide paper towels, you get the point.
Posted in Activism, Burrillville, Business, Civil Rights, Climate, Corporate Greed, Environmental Racism, Featured, Infrastructure, Johnston, Labor, Louisiana, National News, New York, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, Photos, Providence, Rhode Island, Texas, Water, Westerly | Tagged Bayou Bridge Pipeline, Building and Construction Trades Council, citizens bank, Community Safety Act, CWA, Dakota Access Pipeline, DAPL, Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce, John Igliozzi, jorge elorza, Justice Gaines, Kate Shapiro, Laurie White, Luis Aponte, Mariner East Pipeline, Michael Sabatoni, narragansett indian Tribe, Providence City Council, Providence City Council Ordinance Committee, Providence Water, Randy Noka, RI Bankers Association, RI Jobs with Justice, Sabina Matos, Scott Duhamel, SEIU National, Selene Means, seth yurdin, Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, Terrence Hassett, Trans-Pecos Pipeline, William Farrell | Leave a response
By Jennifer Boylan on March 26, 2017
Rhode Island can and should enact stronger laws to keep guns out of the hands of people who should not have them. Please contact your elected officials and ask them to support H5510/S405 to protect Rhode Island’s most vulnerable residents: women, families, and children.
Posted in Connecticut, Criminal Justice, Domestic Violence, Featured, Gun Control, Massachusetts, New York, Rhode Island, State House, Women | Tagged Everytown for Gun Safety, General Assembly, Harold Metts, Rhode Island Coalition of Domestic Violence, Teresa Tanzi | Leave a response
By Steve Ahlquist on March 23, 2017
“I made $13 per hour in 1992 making jewelry, which is more than I earn today. When the jewelry factories shut down, I became a CNA. I love taking care of the elderly but the pay is not enough,” said home care professional Karen Baldwin.
Posted in California, Class Warfare, Corporate Greed, Featured, Inequality, Labor, Massachusetts, Minimum Wage, New York, Photos, Poverty, Rhode Island, State House, Video, Women | Tagged ARC of Blackstone Valley, Bannister House Nursing Home, Brookings Institute, Burger King, Charles Jones, Economic Progress Institute, EPI, Erica Hammond, Fight for $15 and a Union, Gina Raimondo, Jeanine Calkin, Jerry Tolbert, Jerry’s Beauty Salon, jobs with justice, jorge elorza, Karen Baldwin, Marcia Ranglin-Vassell, Nicholas Mattiello, RI Working Families, SEIU 1199 New England, Shirley Lomba, Top of the Bay, wendys | 1 Response
By Steve Ahlquist on March 3, 2017
TCI provides up to four weeks of partial (about 60 percent) wage replacement for workers who need to take time from their jobs to care for a seriously ill family member or to bond with a newborn, adopted, or foster child.
Posted in California, Economics, Featured, Health Care, New York, Rhode Island, Social Services | Tagged Columbia Business School, Economic Progress Institute, gayle goldin, Rachel Flum, Shelby Maldonado, TCI, TDI, Temporary Caregiver Insurance Program, Temporary Disability Insurance, university of rhode island | Leave a response
By Steve Ahlquist on February 2, 2017
According to Energize RI, the legislation “is designed to provide incentives for energy users to reduce their reliance on carbon-emitting fuels and encourage the development of cleaner renewable energy projects that keep Rhode Islanders’ dollars in the state and create jobs locally.”
Posted in Climate, Connecticut, Energy, Featured, Massachusetts, New York, News, Rhode Island, Vermont, Video | Tagged aaron regunberg, Brigid Ryan, Clean Energy and Jobs Fund, donald trump, Exxon, Jeanine Calkin, Jeff Maulk, Jonathan Steinberg, Kat Burnham, Michael Barrett, National Council of Environmental Lawmakers, People’s Power and Light | 1 Response