Johnson and Wales University is set to become Rhode Island’s first tobacco-free college campus by July 2016. The university will be the 30th campus in New England to make the move, according to the Tobacco Free College Campus Initiative.
Johnson and Wales already prohibits the sale and advertising of tobacco products on campus. Spokeswoman Lisa Pelosi said the university hopes to open conversation about the health risks of tobacco use.
A multi-day hearing to determine the fairness of the proposed state pension settlement started in Superior Court Wednesday. Fewer than 70 current state workers and retirees are expected to urge Judge Sarah Taft-Carter to reject the deal.
Bernie Sanders, Vermont’s left-leaning independent U.S. Senator, is launching his long shot Democratic nomination presidential campaign next Tuesday (May 26th) with a rally along the Lake Champlain waterfront in his home city of Burlington, where his political career began in earnest with his 1981 upset election in the mayor’s race.
Sanders event will take place at 5 p.m. at Waterfront Park, with a rain venue of Memorial Auditorium a few blacks away on Main Street. Free Ben & Jerry’s ice cream will be served.
Citing economic benefits, the foundation’s Board of Trustees have voted to endorse the proposed relocation of the Pawtucket Red Sox from McCoy Stadium to a new riverfront site in the 195 land in downtown Providence., according to executive director Dan Baudouin of the foundation.
The foundation, a business-backed non profit organization, stated in a news release that state and city officials should pursue a financial partnership that is "fair to all parties."