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ACLU says Providence cannot selectively enforce residential picketing ordinance, urges repeal

The City of Providence cannot pick and choose when to apply an ordinance against residential picketing says Steven Brown, executive director of the ACLU...

Providence Mayoral Debate sparks teacher protests

As members of the Providence Teachers Unions chanted "We want contracts!" outside, the Downtown Neighborhood Association held a Providence mayoral candidate forum featuring Democratic...

The Dancing Cop resurfaces in Pawtucket

The Pawtucket Public Library has scheduled a "Tony the Dancing Cop safety show" for children on Wednesday, April 18, from 10:30-11:30am. Tony Lepore, the...

Republican state representatives call high school student speakers ‘props’ at State House rally

During yesterday's rally at the Rhode Island State House announcing the introduction of legislation to ban assault weapons, Rhode Island State Representatives Michael Chippendale...

Providence comes together to oppose racist flyers

In response to racist flyers distributed by person(s) unknown across the East Side of Providence, politicians, religious leaders, community activists and concerned residents came...

Police are NOT the law: They shouldn’t have to be reminded

On January 25, the Providence Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge #3 issued a statement on Facebook and Twitter making a claim that the uptick...

Providence Police Union blames uptick in gun violence on Community Safety Act; advocates and...

Leaders of the Providence Fraternal Order of Police (FOP), Lodge #3, the police union, issued a long statement on social media Thursday blaming a...

Providence rescinds new gang database policy amid community concerns

The day after receiving a letter that charged the Providence Police Department with violating the newly enacted Community Safety Act (CSA) through its new...

Providence introduces PVD Safe Stations, for those seeking treatment for addiction

Beginning on January 2, 2018, and available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, "any person can visit one of Providence’s 12 fire...

Highway police shooting exposes the limits of body cameras

For what seems to be the first time, the Providence Police Department (PPD) release video footage from an officer's body camera to the public....