Warwick

Morning News Podcast
10:22 am
Mon February 4, 2013

Monday, February 4, 2013

A Warwick man was working at the 2013 Super Bowl game. Tensions are flaring between the teachers unions and the Education Commissioner.   These stories and more on the RIPR Morning Podcast. 


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RI News
8:46 am
Mon February 4, 2013

Warwick man helps keep the Super Bowl green

Super Bowl 2013
Credit courtesy nfl.com

A Warwick man played a key behind-the-scenes role in Sunday’s Super Bowl game in New Orleans. But Jack Groh was too busy working to watch it.

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Education
9:16 am
Fri February 1, 2013

Class notes: school closures, high stakes testing

Photo by PaulSteinJC.

Schools close as budgets stretch and buildings age

East Providence is closing Oldham Elementary School citing the high cost of upgrading the building. The district has faced serious deficits in the past, contributing to municipal financial woes. The Providence Journal reports that district officials Oldham would have needed an estimated $2 million in renovations to stay open. As a result of the closure, some students will be shifted to other schools.

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RI News
8:27 am
Mon January 28, 2013

RI feels for Brazil nightclub fire victims

Robin Petrarca, survivor of Station Nightclub fire
Credit Flo Jonic

It sounds like there are some similarities between a deadly nightclub fire in Brazil over the weekend and our own Station Nightclub fire.  

The cause of a Brazil nightclub fire that killed more than 200 people Sunday remains under investigation but authorities told local reporters that fireworks – perhaps shot off by the band – set it off by igniting the roof.

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RI News
8:45 am
Mon January 21, 2013

Mixed reactions of St. Timothy parishoners regarding abuse allegation

St. Timothy Church in Warwick
Credit Flo Jonic

(PROVIDENCE, RI) Mass was celebrated Sunday at St. Timothy Church in Warwick but a familiar face wasn’t there.  The pastor, Father Barry Meehan, was forced to resign over sex abuse allegations dating back more than 25 years.

Most parishioners of St. Timothy’s Church didn’t want to comment on the resignation of their pastor, Father Barry Meehan. 

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