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FUTURE ASPIRATIONS: Providence Mayor Jorge O. Elorza has had to deal with a recent spate of public safety issues in the city while also considering a run for governor in 2022. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Fighting crime complicated by upcoming election

The wave of highly publicized crimes that has swept through Providence in recent months has prompted no shortage of calls for action, but looming...

Install safety protocols to protect against violent acts

It’s been more than two years since the mass shooting at the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas. The shooter killed 58 and...
THE FEMA disaster recovery centers set up in Westerly and Middletown after Hurricane Sandy will close permanently on Friday.

Feds grant $4.2M to R.I. fire departments

WARWICK – Following up on previous federal support for Rhode Island fire departments to  train, equip and recruit firefighters, the state’s congressional delegation announced...
CRANSTON MAYOR ALLAN W. FUNG thanked Rhode Island's congressional delegation for its help in securing funding to help hire and retain 15 firefighter going forward. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

FEMA grants $2.7 million to Cranston for more firefighters

PROVIDENCE – Cranston’s fire department is receiving $2.7 million in federal grants to help add 15 firefighters to its staff. The Staffing for Adequate Fire...
FIVE FIRE DEPARTMENTS in Rhode Island were granted $1.2 million from FEMA's Assistance to Firefighters Grant program. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/ANDREW HARRER

5 R.I. fire departments receive $1.2M in grants for training, equipment

PROVIDENCE – Five Rhode Island fire departments will receive a total of $1.2 million in federal grants for training and equipment, the state’s congressional...
U.S. SEN. JACK REED, D-R.I., announced with other members of the Ocean State's congressional delegation that the Narragansett and West Warwick fire departments will receive a combined $289,720 from federal programs to train personnel and purchase equipment. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/JOSHUA ROBERTS

Narragansett, West Warwick fire departments receive $289.7K for training, equipment

PROVIDENCE – The Narragansett and West Warwick Fire departments will receive a combined $289,720 in federal funding for training and equipment, U.S. Sens. Jack...

Dartmouth police launch tip411 public-safety alert system

DARTMOUTH – The Dartmouth Police Department is launching its tip411 alert system to improve public communication and safety within the town, WLNE-TV ABC 6...

Proposal would place 1-year moratorium on new liquor licenses in Federal...

PROVIDENCE – A city councilwoman has proposed a one-year ban on new licenses for late-night venues that have liquor and entertainment in Federal Hill. The...
A 'PUBLIC SAFETY CONCERN' led the Community College of Rhode Island to evacuate its Warwick campus and suspend classes on Wednesday morning. / COURTESY COMMUNITY COLLEGE OF RHODE ISLAND

CCRI resumes classes at Warwick campus after evacuation because of bullet...

WARWICK – Classes at the Community College of Rhode Island's Warwick campus resumed Wednesday afternoon after the campus was evacuated in the morning when...
THE R.I. CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION has announced $3.8 million in funding for four Rhode Island fire departments to hire and train 28 new recruits. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/ANDREW HARRER

R.I. congressional delegation announces $3.8M for R.I. firefighter hiring and training

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. congressional delegation announced $3.8 million in federal funds to help local fire departments hire 28 new firefighters and to enhance...

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