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Providence’s Federal Hill has an international reputation for fine dining and foodie retailing. It is a year-round feast celebrating not just Rhode Island’s Italian-American cuisine and culture, but those from subsequent waves of immigration. more
BOSTON – Gov. Deval L. Patrick late last month signed legislation that will prohibit the possession, sale, trade and distribution of shark fins. more
PROVIDENCE – A state senator is advocating for a safety plan for the city’s Federal Hill neighborhood in the wake of two violent incidents that occurred late last month. more
NEWPORT – Voters here will again face a vote on whether Newport Grand should add table games, after the City Council approved a casino referendum on the Election Day ballot, the Newport Daily News reported. more
U.S. House Republicans are showing no sign that they’ll move forward legislation the Senate passed restoring benefits for the long-term unemployed. more
Rep. Larry Valencia, D-Richmond, is urging the House Finance Committee to consider legislation he is sponsoring to establish the Office of the Inspector General as an independent way to promote good government and reduce waste, fraud, mismanagement and corruption in the state. more
General Treasurer Gina Raimondo said last week that it would be “catastrophic” for Rhode Island to lose the legal challenge over the state’s pension overhaul, The Associated Press reported. However, she has a ‘‘high degree of confidence’’ that won’t happen. more
PROVIDENCE – The House of Representatives this month unanimously approved legislation to eliminate the “master lever,” or straight-party voting option, on all future, nonprimary Rhode Island election ballots. more
It’s a moment Providence, the state and especially the seven members of the Interstate 195 Redevelopment District Commission have been waiting for. more
PROVIDENCE – Sen. Maryellen Goodwin, D-Providence, and Rep. Frank Ferri, D-Warwick, were honored in a Statehouse ceremony last week by the Rhode Island Partnership for Home Care Inc. They were named “Legislative Champions” by the trade association for their advocacy in ensuring access to quality home health care services. more
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