Harold Metts

RI News
3:47 pm
Mon June 30, 2014

In Time For Hot Weather, Davey Lopes Pool Reopens

The Davey Lopes pool reopened today.
Credit John Bender / RIPR

The Davey Lopes pool reopened in Providence’s Southside today.

Dozens of local officials, city council members, and political candidates were on hand to see the pool reopen after being closed for a year.

Notably absent was Providence Mayor and gubernatorial candidate Angel Taveras, who defended the pool’s initial closure last summer.

State Senator Harold Metts of Providence was a critic of the pool closing, and was influential in its reopening.

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Politics
3:53 pm
Wed February 13, 2013

Legislation removes criminal history check box from most applications

Supporters gather at the Statehouse to lobby for legislation that would remove questions about criminal history on most applications
Credit Flo Jonic

Most employers would be barred from asking job applicants about their criminal records under a bill introduced Wednesday in the General Assembly.  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.  

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Morning News Podcast
10:06 am
Fri February 8, 2013

Friday, February 8, 2013

RI braces for a record-making blizzard.  Lawmakers are considering ways to help former convicts find jobs after release.   These stories and more on the RIPR Morning News Podcast.  Plus the guest on this week's Political Roundtable is Senator Harold Metts.

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