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THE AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION of Rhode Island has appealed a Superior Court ruling on FHC V. City of Providence that prohibited more than three college students from living in non-owner-occupied single-family homes in certain residential areas. The case now proceeds to the R.I. Supreme Court.

ACLU appeals ruling in Providence student housing ordinance case

PROVIDENCE – The American Civil Liberties Union of Rhode Island is appealing a R.I. Superior Court decision that upheld the constitutionality of a Providence...

Johnston jewelry distributor charged with wire fraud, identity theft

PROVIDENCE – Gerald Kent, 51, owner and operator of Kent Jewelry in Johnston, was charged with wire fraud and aggravated identity theft, Acting U.S....
ABOVE, THE DECEMBER GRADUATES of the Pivot the Hustle Career Readiness Program of Roger Williams University with Adriana I. Dawson. The program provides contemporary workforce preparation for minimum-security inmates in work release. / COURTESY ROGER WILLIAMS UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF CONTINUING STUDIES

Would you hire someone who has a felony conviction?

With the U.S. unemployment rate falling below what the Federal Reserve considers full employment, many companies are finding it difficult to fill job openings...
RHODE ISLANDS PRISON POPULATION decreased 14.5 percent between 2008 and 2015.

R.I. prison population decreases 14.5% in six years

PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island prison population decreased 14.5 percent from its peak in 2008 to 2015, according to a report from The Sentencing...
PROVIDENCE CITY COUNCIL PRESIDENT Luis A. Aponte has been indicted for misuse of funds, according to WPRI-TV CBS 12. He is the second City Council member to be indicted within the last month.

Aponte charged with embezzlement, unlawful use of campaign funds

PROVIDENCE – Providence City Council President Luis A. Aponte on Wednesday pleaded not guilty to four charges related to the misuse and embezzlement of...
PROVIDENCE CITY COUNCIL PRESIDENT Luis A. Aponte has been indicted for misuse of funds, according to WPRI-TV CBS 12. He is the second City Council member to be indicted within the last month.

Providence council President Aponte indicted

PROVIDENCE – Luis A. Aponte, Providence City Council president, was indicted by a grand jury on Wednesday, according to a report by WPRI-TV CBS...
A CORPORATE TAX CUT for New Haven, Conn.-based Alexion Pharmaceuticals was approved by the R.I. Economic Development Corporation Monday Night for the company's Smithfield location. / COURTESY ALEXION PHARMACEUTICALS

Alexion raided by Brazilian police in sales investigation

BRASILIA, Brazil - Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc.’s Sao Paulo offices were raided by Brazilian authorities Monday as part of an investigation into the drugmaker’s sales...
ACCESS DENIED? Owners of seven lots along the Misquamicut beachfront are fighting state attempts to gain public access to property in front of their homes. / PBN PHOTO/DAVID LEVESQUE

R.I. Supreme Court: Westerly beachfront property will remain private

WESTERLY – The R.I. Supreme Court on Tuesday affirmed a lower court’s decision in favor of Westerly landowners, who want to keep about 2.5...
FORMER NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS tight end Aaron Hernandez was found dead in his prison cell, the victim of an apparent suicide. / COURTESY WJAR-TV NBC 10

Hernandez found dead in prison cell, apparent suicide

SHIRLEY, Mass. - Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez was found dead in his prison cell early Wednesday, according to numerous news...
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