Harold Metts

The Rhode Island General Assembly’s Rev. Dr. Martln Luther King Jr., celebration will be held on Monday, January 19th at the Ebenezer Baptist Church on Cranston Street in Providence.

The official celebration of the civil rights leader’s life is free and open to the public, says Rep. Raymond Hull, D-Providence, chairman of the Martin Luther King Jr. State Holiday Commission.

Hull will serve as master of ceremonies for the event and Sen. Harold Metts, D-Providence, will also have a speaking role and will lead a Pledge of Non-Violence.

Jorge Elorza’s Providence mayoral campaign has garnered an important endorsement from a leader of the city’s African-American community – State Sen. Harold Metts.

In what Metts said was a ``soul-searching’’ decision, Metts said, ``I have concluded that we need a mayor who can bring all neighborhoods together, with the leadership and vision to move beyond personal agendas and do what is best for our city. That is why I am supporting Jorge Elorza for mayor.’’

In Time For Hot Weather, Davey Lopes Pool Reopens

Jun 30, 2014
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.

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.  

Friday, February 8, 2013

Feb 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.