Governor Gina Raimondo and Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza are getting generally high marks for their response to the blizzard earlier this week. The state continues to dig out from the major winter storm.
Mama Kim’s is a well-known food truck in the Providence area specializing in Korean Barbeque. It’s just opened its very first brick-and-mortar sit-down restaurant in Cranston.
For this month’s Rhode Island Artscape, Rhode Island public radio’s John Bender stopped by the new Cranston space to talk with owner Don Fecher about the business, the transition from the truck, and, of course, the food.
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With 18 new members in the 113-seat General Assembly, On Politics is offering a periodic look at the latest additions to the House and Senate. We continue with Representative Robert Nardolillo (R-Coventry), who, in his first run for public office, ousted former Representative Scott Guthrie (D-Coventry) last November.
Occupation: Funeral home director in a fourth-generation family business, Nardolillo Funeral Home, established in 1906.
The Rhode Island coastline was hardest hit with high winds and power outages. That’s why Gov. Gina Raimondo decided to check-in with the town managers of South Kingstown and Narragansett, as Rhode Island Public Radio’s Ambar Espinoza reports.
As crews clear roads and parking lots, the excess snow is piling up. And the Department of Environmental Management urges cities, towns and businesses to avoid dumping all that snow into any body of water.
That includes ponds, lakes, rivers, wetlands and the ocean. Why? Well, all the salt, sand, littler and oil from cars pollute the water, harming wildlife and possibly sinking down into the groundwater.
Dr. Stanley Aronson, the founding dean of Brown University’s Alpert School of Medicine, a prolific writer, advocate for community organizations and one of Rhode Island’s most prominent public intellectuals, died this morning. He was 92.
Aronson, whose career spanned more than 70 years, was a world-renowned doctor, medical researcher and leader in medical education. A genial, generous man, Aronson served as mentor to generations of physicians and medical students.
What is it that draws so many of us to the Ocean State and keeps us here, even when opportunities elsewhere beckon? In a word, community. Somehow Rhode Island’s intimate and quirky scale, its mix of neighborhood and neighborhood characters – even with their sometimes rough edges – manage to pull us in and get ahold of us, a bit like flypaper. For so many of us, Rhode Island’s complex richness seeps into our bones and, even with all its challenges, becomes part of who we are. And that’s just what we hear from Karen Lee Ziner in this encore essay.
Karen Lee Ziner has lived in Providence since 1980. She is a staff writer for The Providence Journal. A version of this essay previously appeared in the Providence Sunday Journal.
Steve Emerson, a self-styled terrorism expert, who has drawn fire for comments about "no-go zones" in France and other European countries following the attacks in Paris, graduated from Brown University.