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Smiley requests United Way’s reparations allocation be increased

PROVIDENCE – Mayor Brett P. Smiley on Thursday he will request an amendment to the city’s $10 million "COVID-19 Equities Program," increasing the amount...
HOMEGROWN: Amelia Lopez, left, Southside Community Land Trust food access associate, and Appoline Alphonsine, a college intern, sort through vegetables harvested by the Providence nonprofit. SCLT recently received an $80,000 grant from the city that was not part of the $10 million racial reparation initiative. Some have complained that the city is moving too slow on deploying the $10 million equities program.

What happened to Providence’s reparations initiative?

Jim Vincent threw himself into the work when he was appointed to the Providence Municipal Reparations Commission in early 2022 because he saw an...
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