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Admirers Pay Respects to Buddy Cianci At City Hall

Thousands of admirers of Buddy Cianci streamed to City Hall Saturday and Sunday, during a two-day public wake, to pay their respects to the storied former mayor of Providence. Rick Simone, a former Cianci aide, estimated that 3,500 people turned out by mid-afternoon Sunday, about the same number that came to see the former mayor lying in respose during six hours on Saturday. Simone said a possibly heavy snowfall on Monday will not change the timing of Cianci's 10 am funeral at the Cathedral...
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Buddy Cianci Wake, Funeral Information

Mourners can pay respects to the late Buddy Cianci at City Hall on Saturday and Sunday (Feb 6 and 7). His body will lie in repose at City Hall from noon to 6 p.m. both days. Those wishing to pay respects should enter via the Washington Street City Hall entrance.
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The moment of truth in the presidential campaign comes tomorrow as voters in New Hampshire head to polls in the nation’s kickoff primary. RIPR political analyst Scott MacKay, who has covered Granite State primaries since 1980, has a roadmap to the contest. (Advance copy of on-air commentary for Monday).

As the hours dwindle to the first primary, the White House aspirations rest with the voters in one of America’s smallest, most educated states, a place where the population is almost as white as the snow that covers the White Mountains.

The Bottom Line: Real Estate Comeback

Feb 5, 2016

Providence Business News Editor Mark Murphy joins Rhode Island Public Radio's Dave Fallon for our weekly business segment, The Bottom Line.

This week Mark and Dave chat with Arthur Yatsko, president of the Rhode Island Association of Realtors, about the rising home prices and what millennials want from a home.


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The community college of Rhode Island is partnering with submarine builder General Dynamics Electric Boat on a new satellite campus in Westerly. The facility will offer typical college classes as well as specialty technical training.

With the new partnership, Electric Boat will offer workforce development classes to its employees in fields including carpentry and pipefitting.  Electric Boat and CCRI will also begin a program for high schoolers, similar to vocational training, which could culminate in a job following graduation.

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Women and Infants Hospital has a new service for patients with serious illness, to help them avoid a stay in the hospital. It's another sign that hospitals are increasingly turning to outpatient services to help patients – and save money.

For the first time ever, the hospital is offering palliative care right in the cancer clinic.  Kate Lally, MD runs the hospital’s palliative care program.

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Governor Gina Raimondo joins Political Roundtable this week to discuss her budget, economic development, and the outlook for improving public education in Rhode Island. For a more in-depth Q+A with Raimondo, listen to our Bonus Q+A.

Governor Gina Raimondo joins Bonus Q+A to discuss her jobs strategy, truck tolls, charter schools, whether RI should legalize marijuana, Hillary Clinton, and more.

The debate over Governor Gina Raimondo's proposal to use truck tolls to pay for fixing Rhode Island's troubled bridges resumed in the Senate Finance Committee on Wednesday.

State DOT director Peter Alviti touted the plan known as RhodeWorks as a way to upgrade bridges, promote safety for drivers, and create jobs.

"As a native Rhode Islander, as a civil engineer, I ask that you approve this plan and allow us to bring the many talents of our Rhode Island workforce to bear in fixing our infrastructure," Alviti said.

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Over the course of three days, a team of experts from around the country helped Providence plan for the impacts of climate change through a grant-funded series of events called ResilientPVD Lab.

At Brown University, the second Monday of October will be known, at least on official campus calendars, as Indigenous People’s Day.

The decision moves the school one step further from the name found on most calendars, Columbus Day. Since 2009, the university has used the term "Fall Holiday Weekend."

This week’s decision is the most recent attempt at Brown to address criticism for a lack of inclusiveness and sensitivity to racial tensions, including contending with its own history in the slave trade.

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Governor Gina Raimondo’s $9 billion budget proposal would increase funding for public schools and give a small bump to colleges and universities.


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