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East Providence gets $87,000 grant to remove derelict barges

providencejournal.com — A project to remove two derelict barges that have long been an eyesore and a navigational hazard along The East Providence waterfront has received state funding. The Department of Environmental Management has awarded an $87,000 grant to the City of East Providence for the project to remove the barges from the Providence River.

Improving after loss not only challenge for Patriots

providencejournal.com — On the bright side, the Patriots don't have much time to dwell on their embarrassing loss at Kansas City on Monday night. Preparation for next Sunday's game against the Cincinnati Bengals began within hours of the team's return to New England in the wee hours of Tuesday morning.
Sep 30, 2014

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Browner, Tyms set to return to Patriots

providencejournal.com — Here's a silver lining for a Patriots team that found itself thoroughly shellacked on Monday night at Kansas City: Reinforcements are on the way. With four weeks of the NFL season in the books, the NFL suspensions of cornerback Brandon Browner and wide receiver Brian Tyms both have ended.

R.I. personal income grows, but trails nation

providencejournal.com — PROVIDENCE, R.I. - The total personal income of all Rhode Islanders grew 1.5 percent this year in April, May and June when compared to January, February and March, the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis said Tuesday. In the second quarter of this year, personal income totaled $51.51 billion, up from $50.78 billion in the first quarter.

Judge upholds finding that $1.8 million house can be moved to right lot

providencejournal.com — PROVIDENCE, R.I. - A Superior Court judge on Tuesday upheld a Coastal Resources Management Council ruling allowing a $1.8-million house that was accidentally built on public park land in picturesque Point Judith to be moved on to the right property. Judge William E. Carnes Jr.
Sep 30, 2014

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Providence: Mid-morning car chase and drive-by shooting ends in crash

providencejournal.com — PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Police are investigating a drive-by shooting that sent one car crashing into three others in the city's West End mid-morning Tuesday. One car chased another up Parade Street, as someone inside fired at the fleeing car, said Maj. David Lapatin.
Sep 30, 2014

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‘Times are hard:’ RI man charged with stealing from Cub Scouts

providencejournal.com — MALDEN, Mass. (AP) - A Rhode Island man charged with stealing the cash box from a group of Cub Scouts selling popcorn outside a Massachusetts supermarket reportedly yelled "Times are hard!" as he bolted from the scene. Kenneth Paul Smith Jr. of Glocester, Rhode Island, is scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday on a larceny charge.
Sep 30, 2014

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3 injured in Cranston car crash

providencejournal.com — CRANSTON, R.I. - A serious accident Monday night on Comstock Parkway at Council Rock Road sent three people to the hospital, Channel 12 reported. One of the drivers was reportedly diving at a high rate of speed when his Honda hit a Ford Focus, according to a witness.

Gallery: RISD hosts Art, Design & Manufacturing

providencejournal.com — Polly Spenner, Department Technician in Textiles at RISD, demonstrates the Jacquard Loom to participants of "Art, Design& Manufacuring ." This design/manufacturing event is drawing 60 participants from businesses, design firms, nonprofits, government and more. The Providence Journal / Sandor Bodo
Sep 30, 2014

Any artistic event is in great hands with Sandor Bodo @ProjoPhoto. So glad he joined me @RISD event: bit.ly/1rpToe8 @projo