West Warwick http://ripr.org en Families Remember The Station Nightclub Tragedy Eleven Years Later http://ripr.org/post/families-remember-station-nightclub-tragedy-eleven-years-later <p>Thursday marks eleven years since the Station nightclub fire that killed 100 people and injured 200.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p>At 18 years old, Nicholas O’Neil was the youngest victim. His band, Shryne, was going to open for Great White the following night, so he was at the club on February 20<sup>th</sup>, 2003 to check out the place. O’Neil’s dad, Dave Kane, said he thinks about his son every day.</p> Thu, 20 Feb 2014 13:47:00 +0000 Catherine Welch 29392 at http://ripr.org Families Remember The Station Nightclub Tragedy Eleven Years Later A Growing Number of RI’s Homeless Population Is Elderly http://ripr.org/post/growing-number-ri-s-homeless-population-elderly <p>A new report finds Rhode Island’s aging homeless population is growing rapidly.&nbsp; According to Crossroads Rhode Island, the number of aging homeless adults increased 34 percent between 2010 and 2012, whereas total homelessness increased only ten percent.&nbsp;</p><p>Terry Jones has been off the streets for six years but he still pinches himself over his good fortune. Jones, who’s 71-years-old, is a resident of the Harold Lewis House in West Warwick, a home providing single or twin occupancy rooms for disabled, aging homeless adults.</p><p></p> Mon, 04 Nov 2013 18:15:37 +0000 Flo Jonic 24267 at http://ripr.org A Growing Number of RI’s Homeless Population Is Elderly UPDATE: Kent County Water Authority Boil Water Advisory Lifted http://ripr.org/post/update-kent-county-water-authority-boil-water-advisory-lifted <p>The Rhode Island Health Department has lifted a boil water advisory for customers of the Kent County Water Authority after a third day of tests showed the water clean of bacteria.&nbsp;&nbsp; Some 25-thousand customers have had to boil their drinking water since Sunday, when the contamination was discovered in a storage tank. The tank has been taken offline until the source of the contamination is determined.</p> Wed, 25 Sep 2013 14:05:48 +0000 Flo Jonic 22215 at http://ripr.org Time Capsule Prepared for Memories of the Station Nightclub Fire http://ripr.org/post/time-capsule-prepared-memories-station-nightclub-fire <p>A Sunday deadline has come and gone to remove objects from the site of the Station Nightclub fire where 100 people died in a fire ten years ago.&nbsp; The land is being readied for transformation into a memorial park and all objects left after Sunday will be buried in a time capsule.</p><p></p><p></p><p>Patricia Belanger retrieved a cross, a poster and a toy from the makeshift memorial honoring her daughter, Dina DeMaio, who died in the Station nightclub fire.&nbsp;</p><p>"<em>What are you going to do with them?</em>"</p> Mon, 16 Sep 2013 12:27:59 +0000 Flo Jonic 21716 at http://ripr.org Time Capsule Prepared for Memories of the Station Nightclub Fire West Warwick Veterans Home Named After Fallen RI Marine http://ripr.org/post/west-warwick-veterans-home-named-after-fallen-ri-marine <p>A housing facility for disabled veterans will be dedicated Tuesday afternoon to a fallen Rhode Island Marine.</p><p>Seven years ago today, Marine Sgt. Brian St. Germain was riding in a truck across Iraq when it rolled over in a flash flood. The Rhode Island chapter of Operation Stand Down is honoring St. Germain’s life and service, by putting his name on its West Warwick facility for homeless and disabled veterans.</p><p>Operation Stand Down’s Tony DeQuattro says this is part of a push that started two years ago to rename all of their facilities after fallen troops.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 02 Apr 2013 05:11:00 +0000 Catherine Welch 12880 at http://ripr.org Station Nightclub Fire: 10 years of remembrances http://ripr.org/post/station-nightclub-fire-10-years-remembrances <p>February 20th marks the tenth anniversary of the Station Nightclub fire, which killed 100 people who flocked to a West Warwick roadhouse one cold Thursday night for some live rock music. The fire also left more than 200 people hospitalized, many with disfiguring injuries. Here's a look back on the deadliest rock concert in American history and the lives it changed.</p> Wed, 20 Feb 2013 13:18:49 +0000 Flo Jonic 10631 at http://ripr.org Station Nightclub Fire: 10 years of remembrances Station Nightclub Fire Leads to Greater Safety http://ripr.org/post/station-nightclub-fire-leads-greater-safety <p>It was ten years ago Wednesday when the Station Nightclub went up in flames. One hundred people lost their lives and more than 200 were injured in the West Warwick tragedy.&nbsp; It led to sweeping changes in the state fire code.</p> Wed, 20 Feb 2013 12:58:48 +0000 Flo Jonic 10630 at http://ripr.org Station Nightclub Fire Leads to Greater Safety RI feels for Brazil nightclub fire victims http://ripr.org/post/ri-feels-brazil-nightclub-fire-victims <p>It sounds like there are some similarities between a deadly nightclub fire in Brazil over the weekend and our own Station Nightclub fire. &nbsp;<br><br>The cause of a Brazil nightclub fire that killed more than 200 people Sunday remains under investigation but authorities told local reporters that fireworks – perhaps shot off by the band – set it off by igniting the roof.<br> Mon, 28 Jan 2013 13:27:51 +0000 Flo Jonic 9309 at http://ripr.org RI feels for Brazil nightclub fire victims