Harold Metts http://ripr.org en In Time For Hot Weather, Davey Lopes Pool Reopens http://ripr.org/post/time-hot-weather-davey-lopes-pool-reopens <p>The Davey Lopes pool reopened in Providence’s Southside today.</p><p></p><p></p><p>Dozens of local officials, city council members, and political candidates were on hand to see the pool reopen after being closed for a year.</p><p>Notably absent was Providence Mayor and gubernatorial candidate Angel Taveras, who defended the pool’s initial closure last summer.</p><p>State Senator Harold Metts of Providence was a critic of the pool closing<strike>,</strike> and was influential in its reopening.</p> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 19:47:08 +0000 John Bender 36021 at http://ripr.org In Time For Hot Weather, Davey Lopes Pool Reopens Legislation removes criminal history check box from most applications http://ripr.org/post/legislation-removes-criminal-history-check-box-most-applications <p>Most employers would be barred from asking job applicants about their criminal records under a bill introduced Wednesday in the General Assembly.&nbsp; Employers would still be able to run criminal background checks, they just wouldn't know about any criminal history based on the application. Backers of the bill are hoping the third attempt to get the bill passed will be successful. &nbsp;</p> Wed, 13 Feb 2013 20:53:01 +0000 Flo Jonic 10299 at http://ripr.org Legislation removes criminal history check box from most applications Friday, February 8, 2013 http://ripr.org/post/friday-february-8-2013 <p>RI braces for a record-making blizzard.&nbsp; Lawmakers are considering ways to help former convicts find jobs after release.&nbsp;&nbsp; These stories and more on the RIPR Morning News Podcast.&nbsp; Plus the guest on this week's Political Roundtable is Senator Harold Metts.</p><p></p> Fri, 08 Feb 2013 15:06:45 +0000 Lydia Rogers 10020 at http://ripr.org