President Barack Obama today declared a disaster declaration for Rhode Island and ordered federal aid to supplement state, tribal and local recovery efforts in the area affected by the huge snowstorm that blanketed the state between Jan. 26 and 28.
The White House said in a news release that federal funding is available to local governments and certain non-profit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for emergency work and for repair or replacement of facilities damaged by the storm in all of the state’s five counties.
RIP Minnie Minoso, who helped integrate major league baseball in the 1950s as a player for the Chicago White Sox, has died.
The speedy Gold Glove left fielder was a native of Cuba and didn’t speak much English when he came to the White Sox from the Negro League. ``For South Siders and Sox fans all across the country, including me, Minnie Minoso is and will always be `Mr. White Sox,’’ said President Barack Obama in a statement.
Rhode Island’s congressional delegation is reacting to President Barack Obama’s executive order on immigration. In a speech Thursday, the President outlined a plan that could protect some 5 million people in the country illegally from deportation.