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Tenants, landlord reach interim settlement in right to organize case

PAWTUCKET – A group of tenants and their landlord have reached an interim settlement following allegations that the landlord and his property management company...

R.I. ACLU, Center for Justice allege landlord violated tenants’ rights to...

PAWTUCKET – Two nonprofits have filed a lawsuit against Warwick property management company Elmwood Realty, alleging that the business and its manager are illegally...
THE RHODE ISLAND American Civil Liberties Union Inc., the Rhode Island Center for Justice, the R.I. Department of Education and the Providence Public School District have settled a federal lawsuit filed back in July over allegations of students not receiving special education services they were entitled to.

Lawsuit over alleged lack of special education services to young students...

PROVIDENCE – A settlement between the Rhode Island American Civil Liberties Union Inc., the Rhode Island Center for Justice, the R.I. Department of Education...
THE RHODE ISLAND American Civil Liberties Union Inc. and the Rhode Island Center for Justice filed Monday a federal class-action lawsuit against the Providence Public School District and the R.I. Department of Education over allegations of the district not properly providing special education services to young children.

PPSD, RIDE sued over lack of special education services to young...

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island American Civil Liberties Union Inc. and the Rhode Island Center for Justice on Monday announced they have filed a...
ADVOCATES FOR the unhoused say Rhode Island's "Homeless Bill of Rights" should have protected those camped out on the Statehouse lawn last month when Gov. Daniel J. McKee ordered them removed from the grounds. A Superior Court judge sided with McKee. / PBN FILE PHOTO/CASSIUS SHUMAN

Does ‘Homeless Bill of Rights’ need an update?

Rhode Island’s adoption of a “Homeless Bill of Rights” may have won state leaders praise when it was passed in 2012, but the weakness...

ACLU, student advocate group pen letter opposing body cameras on school...

PROVIDENCE – A coalition of nine groups focused on students and civil rights, including the American Civil Liberties Union of Rhode Island Inc., have released...
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ASSISTANCE: Rhode Island Legal Services staff attorney Brian Furgal, Roger Williams University School of Law student Nicole Palmer, center, and RWU faculty member Eliza Vorengerg operate the Eviction Help Desk outside Sixth District Court at the Garrahy Judicial Complex in Providence.
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MICHAEL SALERNO

Housing crisis putting eviction law in spotlight

Most of Providence Mayor Jorge O. Elorza’s peers at Harvard Law School weren’t interested in eviction defense work. The pay was low. Elorza, who worked...

United Way of R.I. to celebrate community champions

PROVIDENCE – At its upcoming 96th annual Celebration event on Oct. 12, the United Way of Rhode Island will honor multiple community champions who...
HALLWAY LAW: Troy Lange, staff attorney for the Housing Law Center at Rhode Island Legal Services, works at the Eviction Help Desk outside District Court in Providence, ready to help low-income tenants unfamiliar with the legal proceedings. / PBN PHOTO/MARC LAROCQUE

At court, tenants facing eviction find ‘heartbreak hallway’

The third-floor hallway of the Garrahy Judicial Complex in Providence was choked on a recent Thursday morning with tired-looking families, upset mothers with baby...

Cox puts out call for nominations to nonprofits for Tech Boost...

WEST WARWICK – The call for nominations is on for the Cox Communications Inc. Tech Boost program, which offers $30,000 in grant money to...
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