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Virgin Pulse Moving Global Headquarters To Providence

The health-tech company Virgin Pulse plans to move its global headquarters from Framingham, Massachusetts, to the Providence Journal Building in downtown Providence, RIPR has learned. The company is expected to announce the change during the annual dinner Monday of the Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce. Virgin Pulse and Gov. Gina Raimondo unveiled plans last December for the health-tech company to expand its 65-person Rhode Island presence with almost 300 additional jobs over the next...

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As New Hampshire’s coastline prepares for a world with rising seas and stronger storms, communities and homeowners have different options, none of them simple: seawalls, raised structures, a retreat from the shoreline.

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Providence – An estimated 20,000 people showed up at the Rhode Island State House last night for a candle light vigil in honor of those killed in New York and at the Pentagon this week. Many spoke of unity as they listened to messages from speakers. Including the Rev. Marlowe Washington, Governor Lincoln Almond, and Senator Jack Reed. Here are some excerpts assembled by WRNI?s Stephen Belter.

    North Smithfield – Among those most on edge in Rhode Island following the terrorist attacks this week are Muslims. With the investigation into the suicide plane crashes focusing on Muslim fundamentalists, Muslim and Arab Americans have felt under scrutiny. They are also among those who took part in Friday?s prayer services in Rhode Island. WRNI?s Av Harris prepared this report.

      Nine medical personnel from the naval station in Newport are in New York to help out following tuesday's attack.

      They join 21 doctors, nurses and red cross volunteers from the Rhode Island disaster medical assistance team who arrived in Manhattan yesterday.

      Firefighters from Warwick, Pawtucket, Bristol, Newport and other cities have been either called to New York or are waiting on standby. Yesterday 13 firemen from East Providence left for the City.

        Rhode islanders will be marking today as a national day of prayer for the victims of Tuesday?s terrorist attacks at noon. Bells will be rung statewide and Governor Almond is urging employers to allow workers to attend services.

        State leaders including the governor, Attorney General Sheldon Whitehouse and members of the state house and senate are hosting a vigil at 8 pm on the statehouse lawn.

        Rhode Islanders are marking today as a National day of prayer for the victims of Tuesday's terrorist attacks.

        Bells will be rung statewide and Governor Almond is urging employers to allow workers to attend services.

        State leaders including the Governor, Attorney General Sheldon Whitehouse and members Of the State House and Senate are hosting A vigil at 8 pm on the State House lawn.

          The Rhode Island National Guard says it is prepared to mobilize its members for recovery and security duties following the devastating terrorist attacks on Tuesday.

          President Bush has said he is considering activating reserves. Guard spokesman, Major Michael McNamara, says Rhode Island?s 3,500 Guard members were alerted on Tuesday that the magnitude of the attacks on the United States might mean that the Guard would need to respond. McNamara says members need to be ready, physically and emotionally.

          Planes are once again flying in and out of T F Green airport but with stricter security procedures in place. Officials say passengers should expect delays and arrive three hours before their scheduled flight times. They also advise passengers tocheck with their airlines to determine which flightswill actually take off or arrive.

          Logan airport in Boston is scheduled to open Saturdaymorning.

            An Amtrak train on its way to Washington from Boston was detained in Providence in conjunction with the FBI investigation into yesterday's terrorist attacks.Providence Police Chief Richard Sullivan says four men were removed from the train and questioned. Some witnesses say they saw six men removed.

            Sullivan says about 40 police officers stopped the train after reports from Amtrak and Boston police of suspicious individuals on board.

            Operators of T.F. Green Airport expect to resume operations today. They are also expecting long delays. Officials say only some flights will get out, because airlines must get planes diverted to other locations back into service. They are asking all travelers to confirm flights with their airline before going to the airport.

            Increased security could also cause delays. Curb-side check in is no longer allowed. Some parking spaces near the airport have been blocked off. Only ticketed passengers will be allowed in the gate areas.

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